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Parkersburg cardiologist Stan Pamfilis publishes physics book

PARKERSBURG -Parkersburg cardiologist Dr. Stan Pamfilis has recently published "Massively Small," a book to take readers on a journey through cutting-edge science-from particle physics to astrophysics-unifying today's incompatible theories with a simple idea from the dawn of science ...

Muskingum Drive mansion getting restoration to former look

MARIETTA - History is coming to life as the mansion on the hill off of Muskingum Drive is finding its roots once more through a historical restoration.Flite Freimann, 44, and Bernita Freimann, 43, of 317 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, said they are excited to bring back the house's historical value ...

West Virginia hemp enthusiasts hoping to see their industry grow

PARKERSBURG - A group interested in growing industrial hemp for a variety of uses as a new cash crop for West Virginia farmers is working to carefully navigate possible obstacles to the process.About 75 people attended a conference on the issue Friday at the Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg ...

West Virginia University at Parkersburg sees higher enrollment

PARKERSBURG - Enrollment has increased at West Virginia University at Parkersburg going into the fall semester, a first in a number of years, college officials said Wednesday."As the fall semester is about to begin, we are experiencing our first uptick in enrollments in many years," WVU-P ...

Race team makes appearance at Mustang Sampling

RAVENSWOOD - Employees and others at a Ravenswood company got a chance to meet the race team the company sponsors and talk with the drivers Tuesday during a special event at the company's headquarters.Employees of Mustang Sampling and Valtronics Sales/Valtronics Solutions, along with a number ...

Parkersburg News and Sentinel wins awards from West Virginia Press Association

MORGANTOWN - The Parkersburg News and Sentinel was recognized as among the top three for general excellence in editorial and advertising at the 2016 West Virginia Press Association's annual newspaper competition.The Parkersburg News and Sentinel received Second Place General Excellence in the ...

Serenity Now Hair Salon opens in Marietta

MARIETTA - A quick snip and Serenity Now could have you looking hip as this new hair salon is making waves with its innovative style and atmosphere.Serenity Now Owner and Cosmetology Artist Anne Gray has opened up her new hair salon - after working 14 years in the business -at 611 Putnam St., ...

Lasting Moments Photography relocates from Harrisville to Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG - It is was a little more than a year ago that Graham Elliott Godwin opened his Lasting Moments Photography business in Harrisville. A year later, he has moved his studio to 316 Fifth St. in Parkersburg."The goal was to always move here," Godwin said. "There's more clientele, more ...

Meggan Hostuttler recognized by Highmark Health

PARKERSBURG - Harrisville resident Meggan Hostuttler was recognized this spring with a Jefferson Award for Public Service by the Highmark Health organization.The awards were presented to Highmark employees for their volunteer work and included a monetary contribution to the nonprofit ...

‘Report It WV’ hotline now open

CHARLESTON - State Senate officials are highlighting the launch of the "Report It WV" hotline, a way for people across the state to report tips about state government fraud, waste or abuse.Sen. Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, chairman of the Committee on Government Organization, launched the tip line ...

Grand Central Mall to present Retailer Job Fair

VIENNA - The Grand Central Mall will hold its Retailer Job Fair 2-4 p.m. Aug. 13 in the mall center court.The event will showcase available full-time, part-time and seasonal positions with mall retailers."As an economic catalyst providing hundreds of jobs, our retailers understand the ...

Business workshop to be held in Harrisville on Aug. 22

HARRISVILLE - The West Virginia Small Business Development Center will present a business fundamentals workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at the General Thomas Harris School Museum, 217 W. Main St., Harrisville.The workshop is part of the Three Step Jump Start program, designed to help ...

Whit’s Frozen Custard sweetens Parkersburg’s Point Park Marketplace

PARKERSBURG - The official ribbon cutting for Bernita Freimann was quick as her second Whit's Frozen Custard location officially opened on Friday.This one in the Point Park Marketplace joins her location at Second and Scammel streets in Marietta."We've really been here about a month," she said ...

Lower gas prices good for Ohio businesses

MARIETTA - Gasoline prices are known to fluctuate a few cents every now and then, and currently gas prices in Ohio are way down.According to AAA, gas prices have decreased nearly 25 cents per gallon since last year in Ohio, and the national average has decreased nearly 15 cents per gallon ...

Ohio sales tax holiday this weekend

PARKERSBURG - Shoppers at Ohio stores will get a break on back-to-school purchases starting Friday, as its annual sales tax holiday returns.West Virginia used to offer a similar event, but hasn't done so in a decade.Interest in the practice seemed to trail off over the years, and state Delegate ...

Medical supply distribution facility to open in Jackson County

RIPLEY - A new medical supply distribution facility will be located in Jackson County, a project valued at $10 million.Concordance Healthcare Solutions has broken ground on the 180,000-square-foot facility on 12 acres of land at the Jackson County Maritime and Industrial Center.Concordance, ...

Marietta businesses see ups, downs of Pokemon Go

MARIETTA - Pokemon Go has officially taken over Marietta, and local businesses aren't complaining about it.Earlier this month the smart phone app was released all over the world, and since then it has been downloaded millions of times and has grown publisher Nintendo's stock by 25 ...