Business

Aldi to open in Parkersburg in 2019

PARKERSBURG — A new Aldi location will open later this year near Kohl’s in south Parkersburg. It will be the grocery retailer’s third location in the Mid-Ohio Valley, joining stores in Vienna and Marietta. The new addition is part of Aldi’s $3.4 billion investment to expand to 2,500 ...

Five Star Moving and Storage receives Spire Award

MARIETTA — Five Star Moving and Storage Inc., an agent for Wheaton Worldwide Van Lines, has received the 2018 Spire Award by Wheaton Van Lines. Five Star was named one of the Top 5 agents of more than 400 Wheaton agents. “The Spire Award for Excellence recognizes agents who receive ...

Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. receives safety award

PARKERSBURG — The Contractors Association of West Virginia has recognized Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. for safety excellence in the workplace with the 2018 Safety Achievement Award-Industrial Division. The association presented the award to Tri-State on March 20 at the 2019 ...

O’Bleness Hospital leader receives top honors

ATHENS, Ohio — Dr. J. Todd Weihl, DO, vice president of medical affairs and director of medical education at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, has received the James F. Sosnowski, DO, Distinguished Service Award from the Columbus Osteopathic Association. Weihl joins a distinguished group of ...

BerryDunn receives CPA recognition

BerryDunn was recently recognized as one of the top 100 CPA/Consulting firms in the nation by Accounting Today. Earning No. 65 on the list this year— jumping up nine spots from No. 74 in 2018. BerryDunn sees its commitment to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people as the ...

Seminar on gas, pipeline safety set in Charleston

CHARLESTON — The Public Service Commission of West Virginia and the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association will hold pipeline safety seminars April 16 in Bridgeport and April 18 in Charleston. The seminars are free for operators and will focus on a review of federal and state ...

Four from Marietta College to attend conference

MARIETTA — Three teachers and a student from Beverly in the Marietta College Department of Business and Economics will attend the 55th annual MBAA International Conference that opens Wednesday in Chicago. Participating are faculty members John Fazio, Julie Harding and Grace Johnson and ...

Robert C. Byrd Institute schedules craft beverage summit for April 8

The Robert C. Byrd Institute will sponsor Craft: A Farm to Bottle Summit 2-6 p.m. April 8 at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 400 Second Ave. SW, South Charleston. It will be followed from 6-8 p.m. by a craft beverage tasting event, Pour It Forward. The cost is $25 per person. Register at ...

Camden Clark Medical Center ranked among Top 100 hospitals in two categories

PARKERSBURG — WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center held a reception Wednesday in celebration of being named among the best hospitals in the country in two latest rankings. Camden Clark was rated as a Top 100 hospital for patient safety in cardiac and orthopedic care in two studies ...

Brunello Restaurant and Bar setting up shop in Blennerhassett Hotel

PARKERSBURG — In the Blennerhassett Hotel, going from the lobby to what once was Spatz Restaurant, hangs a large sheet of white plastic. It is “what once was” because when the plastic drops, it will be the Brunello Restaurant and Bar, General Manager Larry McIntire said. The obvious ...

Marietta High School student wins round of PioBiz competition

MARIETTA — Kayla Floyd of Marietta High School took the top prize during the first round of Marietta College’s Junior PioBiz competition on March 1. A total of 18 students from Marietta and Parkersburg South high schools presented 15 business ideas during the “Problem/Solution” phase ...

Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce names Kandel Citizen of the Year

MARIETTA — One of the founding directors of the Shale Crescent USA has been named the Gabe Zide Citizen of the Year by the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce. Wally Kandel, senior vice president and Marietta site manager for Solvay Specialty Polymers, also is an advocate for autistic people ...

J.B. Bernstein speaks at Marietta Chamber dinner

MARIETTA — The originator of one of the most unlikely success stories in professional sports was the keynote speaker at the 104th annual meeting dinner of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce. J.B. Bernstein, a sports agent and inspirational speaker, has represented major figures in pro ...

West Virginia exports increase for second year

CHARLESTON — West Virginia exports increased for the second year in a row, reaching $8.1 billion in 2018, state officials said on Thursday. West Virginia outpaced the national average growth rate in 2018 as exports increased 14.2 percent while the nation’s exports grew at 7.6 ...

BPA regional winners advance to state

MARIETTA — Thirty-one students from the Washington County Career Center Business Professionals of America youth organization have competed and placed in the top four of the BPA Regional Competition. The students advanced to the state competition March 14-15 in Columbus where winners will ...

Employers, potential workers drawn to Parkersburg News and Sentinel Job Fair

PARKERSBURG — Nearly 200 people and 22 employers converged Friday at the Grand Pointe Conference Center for a job fair sponsored by the Parkersburg News and Sentinel. At events like the job fair, “we get in front of people that we don’t normally get in front of,” said Bill Murin, ...

Hino Motors to consolidate Wood County operations in April

PARKERSBURG — Hino Motors plans to consolidate all of its Wood County operations in April at an assembly plant in Parkersburg, a company official said on Friday. The target date to have the Williamstown operations consolidated at the former Coldwater Creek distribution center off West ...

Parkersburg News and Sentinel Job Fair set for Friday

VIENNA — The Parkersburg News & Sentinel will hold a Job Fair 11-2 p.m. Friday at the Grand Pointe Conference Center, 1500 Grand Central Ave. in Vienna. More than two dozen companies will participate in the free event, some conducting interviews at the site during the fair, according to ...

United Bank celebrates 180th anniversary

PARKERSBURG — On March 17, 1839, United Bank, originally known as the Northwestern Bank of Virginia, opened its doors in Parkersburg. During the 42 years of the current administration and through 31 acquisitions, it has grown from a single office, $100 million bank to one of the most ...

Lordstown GM plant goes idle

LORDSTOWN — General Motors employees outside the Lordstown assembly complex after the last Chevrolet Cruze came off the line Wednesday expressed having mixed emotions as the compact car passed through their work area. Sickness. Sadness. Anger. Anxiety. Frustration. “Usually when we see ...