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Camden Clark Medical Center weighing services amid COVID spike

PARKERSBURG — The WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg is looking at how it performs its needed services as local COVID-19 numbers are on the rise. Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday elective surgeries will be limited due to shrinking bed capacity at state hospitals due ...

Ravenswood adding business incubator

RAVENSWOOD — The Ravenswood community is hoping to continue to promote, support and welcome potential local businesses as it adds parking downtown and works to help secure help through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The City of Ravenswood recently acquired a piece of ...

Mid-Ohio Valley stores ready for Small Business Saturday, Christmas

PARKERSBURG — Christmas is right around the corner, and local retailers are always an excellent option for both giving and receiving great gifts and supporting the local economy. One day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is a perfect opportunity to participate in local ...

Memorial Health System building Cyberknife Center in Belpre

MARIETTA — Here’s the future of many surgeries at Memorial Health System: No scalpel, no incision, no blood, no anesthesia, no sutures, no scars. A Cyberknife Center will be part of the new Strecker Cancer Center being built by Memorial Health System in Belpre. The Strecker Cancer Center ...

West Virginia Supreme Court vacates class ruling in IEI fire suit

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals rejected a circuit judge’s certification of the class in a lawsuit over the 2017 fire at IEI Plastics. Snider v. Surnaik Holdings of WV LLC was filed in the wake of the fire that destroyed the former Ames shovel plant off Camden ...

Southwestern Energy digs deeper into Ohio, West Virginia

HOUSTON — Southwestern Energy expands in Ohio and West Virginia Southwestern Energy Co. is expanding its operations in Ohio and West Virginia through its acquisition of Montage Resources, adding local employees and new communities to its existing Appalachian operations, the company ...

Future unclear for Belpre properties after purchase

BELPRE — Two parcels of property in Belpre, including the Washington Square Shopping Center, have been recently bought, but the plans for each remain uncertain. Recent land transfer records in Washington County show four parcels, located near Advanced Auto on Washington Boulevard, were ...

Belpre Chamber plans Small Business Saturday

BELPRE — The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce is encourging residents and shoppers to experience all that the Belpre area has to offer at Shop Small/Shop Local during regular business hours Nov. 28 in the Belpre Area, Marietta, Parkersburg and Ohio 339 areas. The Chamber partners with The ...

Dominion Energy West Virginia issues warning about holiday scams

PARKERSBURG — Dominion Energy West Virginia has warned customers of an expected surge in scams during the holidays. Nov. 16-20 was Utility Scam Awareness Week and the company provided customers with helpful and resources to easily spot and protect themselves against the most common utility ...

Marietta College OKs Ruud contract extension

MARIETTA — The Marietta College Board of Trustees has extended the contract of the college president. For the second time in his tenure, the board unanimously approved to extend William N. Ruud’s contract through June 30, 2025, an additional three years. Ruud was hired in 2016 and received ...

West Virginia broadband council hears updates

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council received updates Thursday about the status of the auction that could bring high-speed broadband access to underserved parts of the state, as well broadband priorities for the next legislative session. Council members heard a report ...

Mister Bee donates $100K to USO

PARKERSBURG — Mary Anne Ketelsen, majority owner and chief executive officer of Mister Bee Potato Chips, had a vision a year ago to design a new chip bag where a portion of the proceeds would be donated to a charity supporting veterans and military personnel. As of today, Veterans Day 2020, ...

Roane County woman’s dream comes true with boutique

SPENCER — A lifelong dream of becoming a fashion designer turned into the reality of owning a boutique and for owner Hannah Losey, it’s a dream come true. Bellamie Boutique, situated in the heart of downtown Spencer, offers a variety of clothing for men and women at a convenient ...

WVU: Virgin Hyperloop effort a springboard for development

MORGANTOWN — The president of West Virginia University needed a winner-take-all strategy to put the state on the top of a 17-state heap of contenders for a futuristic rapid-transportation system. As Gordon Gee looked at the playing field and the Virgin Hyperloop prize, collaboration was ...

Camden Clark Medical Center names chief medical officer

PARKERSBURG — WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center has announced the appointment of a chief medical officer. Dr. Walter Kerschl comes to the Mid-Ohio Valley with more than 20 years of leadership experience directing healthcare operations. Most recently, Kerschl was a senior director and ...

Coplin Health Systems, WVU-P announce clinic

PARKERSBURG — Coplin Health Systems and WVU Parkersburg have formed a partnership to establish a clinic to serve the needs of the college and Mid-Ohio Valley for greater access to health care. “I believe the greatest service we can give our students, faculty, staff, their families and the ...

Magielnicki now senior VP at United Bank

CHARLESTON — United Bank has named a new senior vice president and legal counselor. The largest publicly traded company headquartered in West Virginia, United Bank has recently Robert “Bob” Magielnicki Jr. Esq. as senior vice president, director of Advanced Planning and Trust Legal ...

West Virginia Supreme Court affirms ruling regarding Antero

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court has affirmed a Tyler County decision in favor of Antero Resources Corp. The court Thursday issued its decision on an appeal of a declatory judgment by the EQT Production Co. that sued Antero in Tyler County over oil and gas mineral rights leases. ...