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D-51 licenses still available

MARIETTA - After two years since the push for the availability of more liquor licenses brought about the revitalization district in downtown Marietta, 14 of 15 licenses remain available.Marietta City Council in November 2013 designated a 22-acre revitalization district in downtown and parts of ...

Commercial licenses to change

COLUMBUS - Commercial Driver License restrictions will change on July 1, 2015, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles said. The process to obtain a CDL is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The new restrictions are as follows:* (P) No passengers in Commercial Motor ...

Downtown PKB receives award

PARKERSBURG - A project proposed by Downtown PKB is among the award recipients announced Friday by Main Street West Virginia through the Governor's Main Street and ON TRAC programs.Also, Carrie Nesselrode, former executive director of Downtown PKB, was named the ON TRAC Community Volunteer of ...

Marietta Memorial to expand in Belpre

BELPRE - Area patients will soon have a place to learn how to take better care of themselves, an official with Memorial Health System told the Belpre Chamber of Commerce Thursday.Jennifer Offenberger, director of marketing for the Memorial Health System, announced the construction of a $10 ...

WCCC optimistic of new budget, hiring positions

MARIETTA - As the fiscal year comes to a close, the Washington County Career Center is preparing for a new year, which will include some familiar faces going to work in new, administrative positions.Two internal hires were recently made at the school to fill the positions of Adult Technical ...

PACF holds Civic Leaders meeting

PARKERSBURG - Students in the Civic Leaders Fellowship program with the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation participated in a "speed dating" program Friday, giving them a chance to meet with a variety of community and business leaders.Foundation Executive Director Judy Sjostedt said 18 ...

McHugh brings changes to Full Circle Yoga

VIENNA - Since buying Full Circle Yoga a year ago, Cheryl McHugh has added classes and yoga techniques.And McHugh plans to bring more programs to her Vienna business in The Shops at Grand Central, Garden Level.Full Circle Yoga was founded about 13 years ago by Lori Tofaute, McHugh said. Tofaute ...

Oil, gas numbers up and down in area

MARIETTA - Though the Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported that production numbers for oil and gas in the first quarter of 2015 increased across Ohio, in Washington, Noble, Monroe and Morgan counties that overall growth was only in natural gas.Across the four counties Ohio's horizontal ...

Company raises money for cancer research

VIENNA - The City of Vienna was "pretty in pink" on May 30 for Pink Day, the annual breast cancer research fundraising event held by Scots Landscape.A portion of the proceeds of every pink flower, flowering tree or shrub sold that day was earmarked for breast cancer research. This year's ...

Teachers get education on oil, gas industry

MARIETTA - The 17th educational program sponsored by the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program for Ohio science teachers was held in Marietta.At the two-day event held at both the Lafayette Hotel and at surrounding businesses, teachers from middle and high schools and instructors from ...

Emeritus reopens as Brookdale

MARIETTA - Though many residents have called the place home for years, the tear of a ribbon Thursday morning marked a ceremonial start to what is now Brookdale Marietta, formerly Emeritus at Marietta, the senior assisted living and retirement community on Browns Road in Marietta.After ...

Program boasts 100 percent certification exam pass rate

PARKERSBURG - All graduates at West Virginia University at Parkersburg have passed the Pharmacy Technician National Certification exam each year.Debra Rice and Bruce Laymanm, recent graduates of the Pharmacy Technician Program, said their training and experience from the one-year program ...

Energy Source

BELMONT - Community and business leaders got a look at the workings of a local power provider on Wednesday.More than 30 members of the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley toured the Pleasants Power Station at Belmont.With coal-fired power plants and the federal Environmental Protection ...

Winans honors two employees

PARKERSBURG - Showing up and doing the work expected is how a mother and daughter view their work histories as the company they work for commended their years of service without missing a day of work.Winans Services recently honored Kate Satterfield and her daughter Tammie Layne for their years ...

Tonya’s Country Kitchen serves up a taste of home

MARIETTA - A new restaurant opened on Front Street.Tonya's Country Kitchen opened Monday to numerous patrons looking for homemade meals.With daily specials that include favorites like meatloaf, spaghetti and cheesy omelets, Tonya's opens at 6 a.m. every day and serves breakfast, lunch and ...

Forensic accounting offered by Perry firm

PARKERSBURG - Perry & Associates Certified Public Accountants, A.C., now offers forensic accounting as part of its Tax, Audit, Review, Consultation, Bookkeeping, Payroll and Litigation Support, said company President Jodey Altier.Forensic Accounting is the integration of accounting, ...

Scot’s Landscape holds second ‘Pink Day’

PARKERSBURG - Scot's Landscape held its second annual "Pink Day" to raise money for the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund.This year's "Pink Day" celebrated and honored the life of Stephanie Starcher, superintendent of Fort Frye Local Schools.Starcher has ...

Beef for Father’s Day slated at market

PARKERSBURG - Residents can sample beef grown in West Virginia at the Beef for Father's Day sampling 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Point Place Marketplace.The event is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, the West Virginia Beef Industry Council and local cattle producers. State, ...

Spirits dim over loss of AEP power plant

BEVERLY - It is a quiet scene as American Electric Power's Muskingum River Plant, settled in the Beverly-Waterford community for the past several decades, prepares to close its gates for good this month."People take for granted how much goes into this," said plant manager Nathan Long. "It's ...

Sheppard’s marks 40 years in business

PARKERSBURG - For John Sheppard, it was about where God was leading him in his life, whether to go into the ministry or auto mechanics.His path led him to open his own automotive service business.Sheppard's Auto Services,at 1903 Seventh St., Parkersburg, celebrated its 40th anniversary on May ...