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Wetzel County Hospital to join WVU Health System

MORGANTOWN — Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville has signed a letter of intent to join the West Virginia University Health System. WVU Hospitals has filed an application for a Certificate of Need with the West Virginia Health Care Authority seeking approval to operate the ...

Even in winter, farm work continues to crop up

MARIETTA — Winter for farmers is a time for reflection and planning, and one important element in both of those is determining what was successful and what wasn’t in the previous growing season. It’s a busy time of the year for Marty Clark. Clark, who works in a variety of roles at the ...

Attorney: Claims against Belpre Shell plant steady decades later

BELPRE — People who worked at the Shell Plant (now Kraton, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell) in Belpre before 1981 still have avenues open for compensation claims if they are diagnosed with mesothelioma or another medical condition related to asbestos exposure. Recent advertising that ...

Rubi’s Salad Haus to open in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — A local family is meeting the demands of a changing clientele with the opening of a sister restaurant aimed at healthy eating. Rubi’s Salad Haus at 2721 Murdoch Ave., in the plaza adjacent to Hornor and Harrison, will open on Monday and offer salads from a buffet with 60 ...

Michelle Barber becomes CEO of Community Resources Inc.

PARKERSBURG — The Board of Directors of Community Resources Inc. has announced a new chief executive officer. The appointment of Michelle R. Barber was effective Friday. Barber previously served as the chief operating officer for Community Resources. “I am honored and energized by this ...

Jordan Williams joins Leavitt Funeral Services

PARKERSBURG — Jordan Williams has joined the staff of Leavitt Funeral Services and Crematory as a licensed funeral director. He will provide families with a full range of at-need services. “Jordan’s personality is a perfect fit for working with families during grief. He has a deep ...

TechConnect, West Virginia Small Business Development Center plan meetings

CHARLESTON — TechConnect West Virginia and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center will hold meetings across the state in Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer starting Jan. 28 in Wheeling. The meetings are in the Bridging the Ecosystem in ...

Financial assistance programs for heating available in West Virginia

FAIRMONT — Financial assistance programs are available for FirstEnergy customers in West Virginia who need help with winter heating bills, the company said. FirstEnergy’s West Virginia utilities include Mon Power and Potomac Edison. Assistance to qualifying customers is available ...

Pipeline station to generate revenue for Calhoun County

GRANTSVILLE — Calhoun County will start to reap the benefits from a pipeline compressor station starting this fiscal year. The White Oak Compressor Station was built in 2018 as part of the Mountaineer Xpress pipeline project. The station was built by T.C. Energy and is a $94 million ...

Rockstar Wellness amps up in Marietta

MARIETTA — An unsatisfying desk job years ago planted the seeds for a longtime dance and fitness instruction to open her own gym, a dream that has come true. Rachel Burnham and her husband, Scott, opened Rockstar Wellness at 225 Second St. and will offer a variety of fitness ...

Coal research facility planned in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — An agreement has been reached with a Wyoming-based carbon technology company to open a new research facility in Charleston, the governor announced. Ramaco Carbon will pursue research into coal as the precursor for advanced carbon products and materials, Gov. Jim Justice ...

Monroe County stands out with GDP increase

WOODSFIELD, Ohio — The Bureau of Economic Analysis issued its annual report on county-level Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in mid-December. The report is a summary of economic activity in 62 categories of industry for the calendar year 2018. It holds few surprises for the counties of ...

WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center honors departments

PARKERSBURG — WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center has selected the Endoscopy and Guest Relations departments as Department of the Month for December and November, respectively. The recognition initiative is part the hospital’s ICARE core values, Integrity, Compassion, ...

Housecalls Hospice joins with We Honor Veterans

PARKERSBURG — Housecalls Hospice is now a Level 5 Partner with We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Level 5 is the highest level partners can attain and includes several new required activities and yearly recertification. Housecalls ...

Tyler Shank State Farm Insurance holds grand opening

WILLIAMSTOWN — A grand opening for the Tyler Shank State Farm Insurance agency was held Friday at 426 Highland Ave. Ste. A, Williamstown. A ribbon cutting was held at noon. Shank is the newest of the State Farm agents in Williamstown. The agency opened Sept. 1. Before becoming a State ...

Professional Women’s Roundtable to meet in Williamstown

MARIETTA — The Professional Women’s Roundtable, sponsored by the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce, will meet 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 22 at DaVinci’s, 215 Highland Ave., Williamstown. The topic for this month is Communication Strategies and Ways to Help Individuals with Hearing Loss ...

Student-built houses a hard sell for Washington County Career Center

MARIETTA — Interest has continued to dip in a long-standing tradition at the Washington County Career Center, in which students build a home and sell it to someone in the public. For many years, there was an auction for the finished home, but when interest waned, pre-sales became the ...

Couples walk the aisles of Marietta Bridal Show to plan their perfect day

MARIETTA — The annual Marietta Bridal Show held Sunday in Marietta College’s Dyson Baudo Recreation Center helped those who are planning a wedding with a one stop event. Since 1974, the show has helped those who are getting married to get connected with vendors that can make their ...

Wiley invests in Sistersville buildings, community’s future

SISTERSVILLE — A love for Victorian architecture turned into an economic boost for Sistersville after Terry Wiley acquired several buildings and opened businesses in the town over the past 12 years. Although not a native of Tyler County, Wiley became familiar with the area when he was ...

Vienna Chick-fil-A stores win two awards

VIENNA — The two Vienna locations of Chick-fil-A have recently attained both The Symbol of Success (SOS) standards and Champions Club status from the restaurant company. George Angelos, owner of the Vienna locations at Grand Central Mall and 210 Grand Central Ave., is one of only seven ...