Business

Grand Central Mall announces new store coming

VIENNA — Children’s clothing retailer Carter’s/OshKosh B’gosh is coming to the Grand Central Mall. The mall announced Wednesday that the store will open in September next to The Children’s Place. “We are thrilled to welcome Carter’s, one of the most recognized children’s ...

AMG Vanadium to build in Muskingum

ZANESVILLE — A new plant being built in Muskingum County could bring 100 permanent full-time jobs to Southeast Ohio. The plant, AMG Vanadium, purchased 154 acres at the Eastpointe Business Park in Zanesville. The construction of the plant will create 500 to 600 temporary construction jobs, ...

Panera Bread coming to Marietta

MARIETTA — Panera Bread Cafe will be coming to Marietta. The restaurant will be built near the Microtel Inn and Hampton Inn on Pike Street, said Steve Kaiser, vice president and chief operating officer of Christy & Associates, which owns the land. “It’ll be adjacent to the Bob Evans ...

Pallets of overstocked, returned items available at Parkersburg Liquidation

PARKERSBURG — Everyone knows that buying in bulk is an easy way to save money. Parkersburg Liquidation at 703 Rayon Drive takes that idea and puts it on steroids. The business purchases pallets of returned and overstock items from national retailers, and then sells those pallets directly ...

Eramet makes $1,500 contribution to WSCC Foundation

MARIETTA — Eramet Marietta recently made a contribution of $1,500 to the Washington State Community College Foundation as thanks for a Washington State engineering class that fabricated a part to improve its process. Last fall, Eramet Marietta Inc., working with Pickering Associates, began a ...

A look at the drilling, extraction process

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Between rolling Appalachian hills filled with grazing cattle, the sight of a several-hundred-foot rig in the distance is no stranger. But with the risk of drilling through prior underground industrial work, potentially inadequately documented, new drilling must be all ...

Comfort Keepers marks National Day of Joy

MARIETTA — Comfort Keepers of the Mid-Ohio Valley on June 26 celebrated the first National Day of Joy, a celebration created by Comfort Keepers Franchising after researching what seniors and families want most. Most clients and staff received a Movie Night gift basket filled with snacks such ...

Workforce League created

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s community college system has created the Ohio Workforce League, a new statewide workforce team to help strengthen the state’s career-readiness training efforts and stay ahead of emerging job trends. The group was created in response to Gov. Mike DeWine ...

Employment Resource, partners receive opioid training funding

CALDWELL, Ohio — Ohio Valley Employment Resource, the workforce development area covering Monroe, Morgan, Noble and Washington counties, in cooperation with local OhioMeansJobs partners, has received funding to assist in the battle with the opioid epidemic. The workforce funding is geared ...

Winans Sanitary Supply closes

PARKERSBURG — After 60 years in business, Winans Sanitary Supply Inc. ended its run on June 19. The business, separate from Winans Services, was the original business started by Jim Winans Jr. in September 1959 which eventually grew to include the Winans family businesses of Winans Services, ...

Little Spoon to open in Marietta on Monday

MARIETTA — The Little Spoon, a new self-serve ice cream and cereal bar, is opening at 114 Putnam St. “All inspections are passed and we’re good to go,” said Larry Ramsey, a co-owner of The Little Spoon. Owners started working on the shop on April 15 and will start with two ...

Sister Joan Kreyenbuhl new member of CCMC board

PARKERSBURG — Sister Joan Kreyenbuhl has been named to the board of directors at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center. “I am delighted and honored to serve on the board of directors of WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center,” Kreyenbuhl said. “I look forward to contributing my ...

Goodwill store in Marietta helps others

MARIETTA — The parking lot was jammed. Inside Goodwill on Colegate Drive, a line of shoppers briskly moved through the two-lane checkout. At a table by the entrance, Kaci Neptune distributed literature about Goodwill and answered questions while Mike Carpenter next to her talked to ...

Monroe County welcomes data center

WOODSFIELD, Ohio — Monroe County will be getting an influx of jobs thanks to the upcoming data center campus for DP Facilities Inc. The data center will be built on the site of the former Ormet Aluminum plant in Hannibal. “This is really the second large-scale project for the property in ...

First Fridays honors the arts in Marietta

MARIETTA — The crowds turned out after 6 p.m. as the heat began to lift, and First Fridays got under way in downtown Marietta. This month, the theme was a downtown art walk, with artists and musicians at work or offering their work for sale in about 20 of the locally owned shops. The ...

Contour secures agreement with American Airlines

WILLIAMSTOWN — Later this year, passengers should be able to book flights to and from the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport from around the country and beyond with a single ticket. Contour Airlines, which provides commercial flights between the local airport and Charlotte Douglas ...

Vienna Dairy Queen moving into former Hardee’s

VIENNA — The Dairy Queen at 3400 Grand Central Ave. will be moving into the former Hardee’s building at 2710 Grand Central Ave. “I think this will be a great upgrade,” said Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp. Rapp noted that the future building, which is being remodeled, will be larger than ...

Lowell farm savoring sweet success of self-pick harvest

LOWELL — In the shade of the shed at R and K Family Farms, a steady line of people carrying buckets, pails and other containers overflowing with blueberries and raspberries stood at the wooden counter. A breeze came and went as they paid for produce that until a few minutes before had been ...

Rossi Pasta holding going out of business sale

MARIETTA — With product flying off the shelves, a local brand is set to close its specialty store by the end of summer. Rossi Pasta, known for its artisan flavors and eccentric combinations of linguini, fettucini and other hand-hung pastas, announced its going out of business ...