Business

Chambers gives gift to West Virginia University business college

MORGANTOWN — In an agreement that will provide West Virginia University with financial and intellectual resources, Silicon Valley visionary John Chambers has announced a gift of time, talent and treasure to support a recently announced start-up engine at the College of Business and ...

Shop Local encourages shoppers to buy in Belpre

BELPRE — The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging shoppers to experience all the Belpre area has to offer at its Small Business Saturday Shop Small/Shop Local event on Saturday during regular business hours in the Belpre downtown and surrounding area. The event is in conjunction ...

Monongahela Power completes winter inspections, maintenance

PARKERSBURG — Monongahela Power is preparing for winter by completing inspections and equipment maintenance on weather-sensitive equipment in its service area. Winter conditions can increase demand for electricity and snow, ice and wind have the potential to damage poles, wires and ...

Insurance enrollment still open

Less than a month remains for anyone interested in marketplace health insurance coverage to sign up. The open enrollment period started Nov. 1 and continues through Dec. 15 — after that, anyone seeking health insurance through the exchange will need to qualify for special circumstances. A ...

Belpre High School students in on ground floor of construction effort

BELPRE — A group of Belpre High School students is encountering the place where education meets the real world in a project brokered by Building Bridges to Careers. Memorial Health System operations and construction manager Kevin Hudson said his role in the project started in the summer, ...

Hamlin outlines medical marijuana industry

MARIETTA — As an industry, medical marijuana has become a permanent fixture in Ohio, but its economics are complex and creating a regulatory framework for it has been a long journey through some unexplored territory. Mark Hamlin was put in charge of helping create that framework for the Ohio ...

West Virginia University at Parkersburg receives ‘clean’ audit

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg received an exceptional audit report which school officials pointed to as proof that cost-saving initiatives the school has implemented are helping to keep the institution financially sound. The Board of Governors voted to accept the ...

Friends, family celebrate retiring Belpre dentist

BELPRE — Many in the Belpre community came out Sunday to wish long-time dentist Dr. Dwight K. Poole well as he retires from his practice. Over 100 friends, employees, patients and others gathered at the Belpre VFD Bingo Hall to celebrate his career, tell funny stories and honor the man ...

Camden Clark Medical Center names Kyle Pierson as new CFO

PARKERSBURG — A new chief financial officer has been named at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center. Kyle Pierson will join the senior leadership team in Parkersburg in January and takes over from Mary Jo Shahan, interim CFO and a senior financial adviser to WVU Medicine. “I am ...

Parkersburg doctor president of Southern Medical Association

PARKERSBURG — The Southern Medical Association has installed Dr. David W. Avery of Parkersburg as president for 2018-2019. Avery is board certified in family medicine and he received his medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y., and completed his residency in ...

Enthusiasm for winter farming sprouting up at Grow Ohio Valley

WHEELING — Traditionally, the autumn harvest signals the end of the growing season, but that isn’t the case anymore in the Wheeling area. In fact, leaders of Grow Ohio Valley and several local farmers are demonstrating that vegetables and herbs can be grown locally throughout the winter. ...

WVU Medicine hospitals among ‘Most Wired’

PARKERSBURG — HealthCare’s Most Wired, now in its 20th year, traditionally tracked the adoption of healthcare IT in hospitals and health systems. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives took over the Most Wired program and revised the survey questions and methodology ...

Sports reporter Steve Hemmelgarn retires after 46 years

PARKERSBURG — One of the most recognizable sportswriters in the Mid-Ohio Valley retired Friday from The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Steve Hemmelgarn started with the newspaper in 1972, back in the day when Jim Snyder was sports editor and Jim Young was the editor of The News. Hemmelgarn ...

Vienna woman enjoys working at 92

VIENNA — Mae Crislip of Vienna began her career in the retail industry in 1945 and still works at a local department store — 73 years later. Except for taking time off during the birth of her daughter and a few months after retirement, Crislip has worked continuously in stores for seven ...

Glenville State College professor writes book of poetry

GLENVILLE — A Glenville State College associate professor of English has released a book of poetry. “Technical Notes for Bird Government” is a collection of poems Jonathan Minton has written over the past decade. “All of these poems had been previously published individually in ...

Urgent care clinic to open in Marietta in 2019

MARIETTA — A building across Front Street from East Muskingum Park will become home to a new standalone, unaffiliated urgent care clinic early in 2019. Dr. Jeff Patey, who has lived in Marietta for more than 20 years and is a board certified emergency medicine physician, said Tuesday he had ...

Miller Prosthetics and Orthotics honored for dedication

BELPRE — Miller Prosthetics and Orthotics, with offices in Belpre and Parkersburg, was among 53 orthotics and prosthetics providers across the nation that were recently honored with the 2018 Freedom Award. The annual award, sponsored by Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA), ...

Marietta College shares Pioneer spirit with youth at First Fridays

MARIETTA — A brisk November wind rustled the freshly fallen leaves around the feet of shoppers attending this month’s First Fridays event. Marietta College sponsored the event themed “Future Pioneers” in order for younger people in the area to become familiar with what the college ...

Recycling, trash program offered

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Solid Waste Authority has teamed up with Main Street PKB to add a recycling and trash program in areas throughout downtown Parkersburg. A problem that has lingered for years in the downtown business area was the lack of trash receptacles, how and when to empty ...