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Business

Scams reported in Mid-Ohio Valley

MARIETTA — The Better Business Bureau is warning residents of a timeshare scam that is using a local company name. The bureau has heard from consumers stating they were contacted by a representative from Resort Owners Services of 10150 East Pike, Cambridge to purchase their ...

Family Carpet One Floor & Home reveals new flooring trends

PARKERSBURG — Family Carpet One Floor & Home has collaborated with industry experts and interior designers to compile and organize 2017’s top flooring trends by room. Though, the preferred flooring type varies by space, the trend in the coming year is the continued movement toward ...

West Virginia Business and Industry Council pushes Congress for new law

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Business and Industry Council is encouraging Congress to pass a law to restrict the administration from making unilateral decisions. Congress can reign in an overzealous, activist executive branch and assert its oversight authority by passing the Regulations ...

Hanna opens office in Parkersburg

Learn Grow Succeed Training and Coaching has opened in Parkersburg office. Founder and Executive Director Mary Barbara Hanna, has returned to the Parkersburg area after living and working in Hong Kong. She previously worked in Athens and Cleveland in adult learning and development ...

Planet Fitness raises $1M for anti-bullying campaign

PARKERSBURG — Planet Fitness franchisees have raised more than $1 million for Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying, an anti-bullying campaign through a company’s November membership sale. The Judgement Free Generation is Planet Fitness’ philanthropic initiative ...

RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels wants to make mark in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels, a Tampa, Fla.-based tire and custom wheel business, has marked Parkersburg in its West Virginia expansion, according to Vince Ficarrotta, the company’s vice president of franchise development. “There is not a location yet for ...

First Fridays mix artistry, commerce in downtown Marietta

MARIETTA — Fire and ice filled Marietta’s frosty downtown for the first Friday in January with visitors treated not only to later shopping hours but also with vibrant and contrasting entertainment. “We dressed for the cold in layers just to come out to the event,” said Ashley ...

Vigneron awarded $10.5M in DuPont case

PARKERSBURG — A federal jury deliberating punitive damages Thursday awarded $10.5 million to Kenneth Vigneron Sr., 56, of Vincent, a plaintiff in a C8 lawsuit against DuPont. The award, the largest to date, follows the $2 million in compensatory damages the same jury in December awarded ...

Washington County company owes over $500K in back taxes

MARIETTA — When school boards look at their budgets each year, property tax revenues are the biggest contribution to their coffers and without local land owners paying those taxes on time and in full, the school districts and in turn their students are the ones who feel the impact. In ...

Asylum Comics moving to downtown Marietta location

MARIETTA — A popular comic book store is moving into downtown Marietta. After a seven-year stint on Muskingum Drive, Asylum Comics is moving into 212 Third St. adjacent to NAPA Auto Parts. “I like this building, but it’s just a little too far removed from downtown and activities ...

Bond’s Tailgaters opens in Vienna

VIENNA — A couple of area small business owners are expanding their sports apparel business into a new space on Grand Central Avenue. Dan and Brandy Bond, who own Bond’s Pharmacy at the Mid-Ohio Valley Medical Group, have expanded their Bond’s Tailgaters business into the ...

Washington Electric Cooperative launches OurSolar

MARIETTA — Visitors to Washington Electric Cooperative may notice a difference in the landscape of the front yard. That’s because the cooperative, in partnership with our generation and transmission provider Buckeye Power, has installed a 50-kilowatt solar panel array to help co-op ...

Memorial Health System eyes road to bigger future

MARIETTA — In recent weeks, more houses along Muskingum Drive have become empty lots as they are demolished to make way for more parking options for the nearby Marietta Memorial Hospital. Six houses along Third Street, Matthews Street and Muskingum Drive have been purchased by the ...

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey cautions consumers

CHARLESTON — Consumers need to be careful when someone offers to help fix a problem with a high-technological device, cautioned the West Virginia attorney general. Those offering their services may have nefarious reasons, such as to steal personal information and gain unauthorized access ...

Parkersburg News and Sentinel readers select best of the Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG — Bragging rights have been set for the next year as readers chose the Mid Ohio Valley’s best of the best in the 2016 Parkersburg News and Sentinel Readers Choice. Readers ranked local businesses and organizations in 130 categories of services and products. Among those are ...

Two rural chambers of commerce to merge in new year

BEVERLY — After 22 years, the two chambers of commerce in the Beverly-Waterford area will merge this year. Representatives of the Muskingum Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and the Beverly-Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce said the groups have been discussing a merger for about two years ...

Last minute shoppers rush home with treasures

VIENNA — Every year malls and shopping centers across the country see customers flocking to finish up their last minute shopping for Christmas Day and Grand Central Mall in Vienna was no different on Saturday. For some the delay was due to work or travel or a combination of the two. For ...

Flashback Arcade in Vienna resurrects ’80s experience

VIENNA — Hanging out with friends in an arcade game room, surrounded by the bells, whistles and pings of pinball machines; sing-song themes of arcade games such as Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Q-Bert and Dig Dug, while Journey, Pat Benatar, and KISS songs swim through the speakers. Is it ...

Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta a big hit in its first year

MARIETTA — The Peoples Bank Theatre had a successful first year of eclectic acts, and those beyond the stage are taking what they’ve learned since opening night to plan an even stronger 2017. “We more than exceeded our forecast of revenue for the opening year,” said Hunt ...