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Local physician assistants earn credentials

January 26, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Two local certified physician assistants are among a group of 108 nationally who recently earned a specialty credential, the Certificate of Added Qualifications from the National... more »»

Annual Bridal and Prom Expo moves to new location

January 25, 2014 MARIETTA— On Sunday, brides-to-be will be able to see a variety of bridal gowns on a fashion runway and vendor booths at the fourth annual Bridal and Prom Expo. more »»

Economic development big focus at Belpre Town Talk

January 24, 2014 BELPRE — About 100 people filled the Belpre Senior Center Thursday afternoon for the first Town Talk discussion of economic developmen. more »»

Unemployment rates dropped in December

January 24, 2014 CHARLESTON — The unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent in December in West Virginia, according to the seasonally adjusted numbers, WorkForce West Virginia said on Thursday. more »»

W.Va. lawmakers, Odebrecht reps to meet

January 22, 2014 CHARLESTON — Officials with the company planning a new petrochemical complex — the ethane cracker plant — for Wood County are in Charleston this week, meeting with lawmakers and others discussing... more »»

Girl Scout troops peddling sweet treats

January 22, 2014 MARIETTA — Girls in green sashes are marching up porch steps and knocking on doors, offering their chocolate, peanut butter, mint, coconut, shortbread, caramel and lemon-flavored cookie concoctions... more »»

Lube shop gets new owner, set to reopen

January 20, 2014 MARIETTA — The end of December saw the closure of Pike Street business Motorcare Oil and Lubrication Center but there will soon be a similar business operating there again. more »»

Fenton: ‘Very possible’ company could close

January 20, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — After almost a decade of financial ups and downs that have severely altered the face of Fenton Art Glass, the outlook of the almost 109-year-old Williamstown company is fairly grim,... more »»

Group will issue recommendations

January 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A group studying the Camden Avenue and Division Street intersection will present its final recommendations on improvements to the area at a meeting in Februar. more »»

Law firm celebrates 20 years in area

January 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in January. “It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years,” said founder Jan Dil. more »»

Opinions vary on electronic cigarettes; shops cropping up

January 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Opinions over the new electronic cigarettes, their use and potential long-term health effects are the subject of debate between health officials and e-cigarette advocates. more »»

Officials continue working toward ethane cracker plant

January 19, 2014 By BRETT DUNLAP bdunlap@newsandsentinel. more »»

Cpt. Flinn named to investigation board

January 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Captain Tim Flinn of the Parkersburg Fire Department was named to his second term on the Board of Directors for the West Virginia Division of the International Association of Arson... more »»

O’Bleness Health joins OhioHealth system

January 19, 2014 ATHENS — O’Bleness Health System on Thursday became a full member of the OhioHealth system. more »»

Goodwill readies formal dress sale

January 16, 2014 MARIETTA — Dresses of many colors and styles, including prom, bridesmaid, mother of the groom, mother of the bride and formal dresses will soon line the right front corner of the Marietta Goodwill... more »»

Bill focuses on struggling small businesses

January 16, 2014 CHARLESTON— As the Charleston area continues to recover from the water emergency, members of the House of Delegates are looking into help that can be provided to small businesses impacted by an... more »»

'14 Christmas planning starts in Marietta

January 16, 2014 MARIETTA — Christmas lights, holiday window displays and festive Christmas decorations of all kinds were the focus of the first Merry-Etta holiday planning meeting on Wednesday at the Marietta Main... more »»

Planned cracker plant site purchased

January 15, 2014 WASHINGTON, W.V. more »»

Lifelong dream realized; Jones to open cafe

January 12, 2014 ELIZABETH — Vonda Jones is realizing a longtime dream. She’s opening Vonda’s Cafe, a new restaurant, on Tuesday at Schoolview and Main streets in Elizabeth. more »»

Consumer demand to drive housing market

January 12, 2014 MARIETTA — Local realtors expect home sales to remain positive as the forecast is for prices to increase in 2014. “The price increase will be a slower, steady climb this year. more »»



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