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Power company makes its case for new surcharge as West Virginians weighs in

CHARLESTON — Representatives for American Electric Power, the parent company of Appalachian Power and Kentucky Power, told members of the West Virginia Public Service Commission why they needed a quick decision on whether state ratepayers should foot the bill for environmental improvements ...

Beefing Up: Ludwigs fire up grills again with new steakhouse in Ripley

RIPLEY — A local family recently opened their own roadhouse in the Ripley community. For the past 30 years, the Ludwig family owned and operated Ponderosa and when those doors closed in 2020, the family decided to offer a steak and barbecue menu to the Ripley community with the newly ...

Peoples Bancorp completes acquisition of Premier Financial Bancorp

MARIETTA — Peoples Bancorp Inc., parent company of Peoples Bank, has completed its acquisition of Premier Financial Bancorp Inc. and Premier’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, Premier Bank and Citizens Deposit Bank & Trust. The acquisition became effective as of the close of business on ...

Dr. Michael Shockley joins WVU Medicine Camden Clark

PARKERSBURG — A board certified obstetrician and gynecologist has joined Camden Clark Physician Corporation, WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center has announced. Dr. Michael Shockley received his medical degree from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He then completed a residency ...

West Virginia Credit Union League picks Tucker for key position

PARKERSBURG — The president of the West Virginia Central FCU in Parkersburg has been elected chairman of the West Virginia Credit Union League board of directors. Mike Tucker, president and CEO, previously served as the league’s secretary and is chairman of the West Virginia League ...

Marietta YMCA sets open house for new facilities Saturday

MARIETTA — The Marietta Family YMCA will be holding a grand opening Open House on Saturday at its new facilities at the Broughton Complex on Ohio Route 821. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Broughton Complex 1 in the heart of Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area and ...