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Chinese energy deal still moving forward despite Trump tariffs

CHARLESTON — Even with President Donald Trump firing back in the trade war with China, the West Virginia official working hands-on with the Chinese on a proposed investment in the state’s natural gas industry still believes the deal will come through. The Trump administration announced new ...

Fat Tacos opens in Vienna

VIENNA — After a little more than a month in business, Fat Tacos, a new restaurant in Vienna, has made it mark with its menu with more tacos and a whole host of other ingredients. Owner Chris Christian said the tacos are available from their physical location at 3209 Grand Central Ave. in ...

Highmark announces new drug contract

PARKERSBURG — Highmark has announced a new contract for a drug for patients with diabetes. To address high prescription drug costs, Highmark announced an outcomes-based contract with Boehringer Ingelheim for Jardiance (empagliflozin), an oral medicine to lower blood sugar in adults with type ...

Marietta chiropractor marks 25 years of business

MARIETTA — Changing people’s minds about chiropractic care and its benefits is what got Dr. Jeffrey Dexter interested in opening his own practice in 1993. Providing an integrated practice that incorporates chiropractic medicine, physical therapy, massage therapy and focus on patient care ...

West Virginia Lottery releases emergency rules for sports betting

CHARLESTON — Almost three weeks after approving rules governing sports betting at the state’s casinos, the West Virginia Lottery released the emergency rules for public consumption. The Lottery Commission released the rules through the Secretary of State’s rule filing system July 9 ...

Joe Momma’s Kitchen opening

MARIETTA — After building a community-minded food mission, Joe Momma’s is expanding from take out and delivery lunches to a full restaurant space. “We were in Oak Grove for four years,” said Sarah Sauls, who with her husband Eric has built the business from the small kitchen of Oak ...

Parkersburg Cardiology Associates awarded two new accreditations

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Cardiology Associates has been awarded an additional three-year accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission in nuclear cardiology. The accreditation demonstrates the facilities ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in nuclear ...

Cabell, Wayne counties join local Polymer Alliance Zone

PARKERSBURG — The Polymer Alliance Zone of West Virginia is adding two more counties, officials announced on Thursday. The Polymer Alliance has expanded into Cabell and Wayne counties and will join Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Tyler and Wood counties. “The addition of Cabell and Wayne ...

Violence insurance still inexpensive

MARIETTA — Although mass shootings at schools provoke national horror and extensive media coverage and discussion, the insurance school districts purchase to indemnify themselves against such events is inexpensive, suggesting that it is considered a low-risk product by insurers. The package ...

Mingo Junction mill to face renovations

MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio — The restart of the electric arc furnace could be joined by a second furnace and an investment of $500 million in rebuilding the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. mill in Mingo Junction. Officials of JSW Steel, a leading Indian steelmaker, announced their plans and ...

First Mutual Bank holds ribbon cutting in Belpre

BELPRE — The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the city of Belpre and First Mutual Bank staff and guests formally marked the union of Belpre Savings Bank with Doolin Security Savings Bank locations in Parkersburg and New Martinsville as First Mutual Bank at a ribbon-cutting ...

Taylor promoted to president of Pickering Associates

PARKERSBURG — Ryan Taylor has been promoted to president and CEO of Pickering Associates. Taylor has contributed to and managed a variety of projects during his tenure with Pickering Associates, an architecture, engineering and surveying firm. As president and CEO, Taylor will provide ...

Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce to hold Shop Local event

BELPRE — Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce invites area shoppers to experience businesses along Ohio 339 from Belpre to Barlow at the July Jaunt Shop Local event July 14 during regular business hours. Retail businesses, restaurants, services, a full-service pharmacy with deli, a grocery with ...

West Virginia Lottery Commission continues work on rules for sports betting

CHARLESTON — With one West Virginia casino already working with a company to provide sports wagering in time for football season, officials say sports betting will make it to the end zone. But there may be a penalty flag on the field: The West Virginia Lottery Commission has yet to submit ...

Red, White and Brews crawl set for Saturday in Marietta

MARIETTA — Fourth of July festivities will start early in the River City with the Red, White & Brews Bar Crawl at participating establishments on Saturday. Each of the four bars — Over the Moon Pub, The Galley, The River Town Grill and the Marietta Brewing Company — will host a ...

West Virginia sees tourism boost

CHARLESTON — West Virginia tourism officials reported Tuesday that recent initiatives implemented by the Tourism Office are showing good progress. Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby said, “We are starting to turn the corner. We are seeing really positive metrics. Our hotel stays are up 10.7 ...

South Parkersburg Kroger offers online shopping

PARKERSBURG — Kroger in South Parkersburg is now offering online ordering, the second in the area. The ClickList service at 903 Division St. commenced Thursday, creating jobs for 15 new employees who shop for customers, assemble orders and deliver groceries to the customer’s car at ...

Highmark West Virginia earns top awards

PARKERSBURG — Highmark West Virginia has been recognized as the 2017 Contact Center Industry Customer Experience Awards of Excellence by the Service Quality Measurement Group. Highmark West Virginia was the recipient of group’s First Call Resolution Improvement Award and the Highest ...

American Electric Power upgrade efforts get notice

MARIETTA — As weather warms, the first signs of a long-term plan to upgrade electricity reliability not only for Marietta, but all of Washington, Noble and Monroe counties are being noticed, and the plans have some residents concerned about the impact on their properties. The overall ...

Woodcraft wins manufacturing award

PARKERSBURG —Woodcraft received one of three American Manufacturing Awards for Best Packaging at the 73rd National Hardware Show held May 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Made in USA Brand and GBQ Partners sponsored the awards, which reflect American manufacturing excellence in ...