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C.A. House Music receives award

C.A. House Music has been named among the Top 100 music stores in the world by the National Association of Music Merchants.It is the fourth consecutive year the company has received the award, which will be presented at the 2016 Summer NAMM Show in June in Nashville.C.A. House Music is a ...

Keep Your Promises hits DuPont in C8 report

PARKERSBURG - A DuPont-Chemours watch group this week issued a report it says is a comprehensive summary of the companies' worldwide liabilities from C8 contamination, but the report was "misleading and inaccurate in many respects," Chemours said.Keep Your Promises DuPont cited five areas of ...

Prom is a costly dream date for many

MARIETTA - There's nothing more nostalgic than the pivotal high school event known as prom. While driving up in a limousine to the venue, getting out while heads turn and enjoying an evening full of expensive food, fun and fashion sounds ideal to some, others realize that the cost of attending ...

Pickering takes charity design prize

CHARLESTON - Pickering Associates' veteran-themed entry in the 2016 West Virginia Canstruction competition won the title of Jurors' Favorite, qualifying it to move on to the international competition.Canstruction is a nonprofit organization that hosts design competitions, exhibitions and events ...

Pie baker gets early start for tasty treats

PARKERSBURG - It's dark at 5 a.m. when Jennifer Gwynn makes her way through the dining room at Mary B's Diner.The diner is on a high traffic corner of Pike Street and Gihon Drive. The parking lot is regularly full. That's good for Mary B's. Not so good if one is looking for a place to park. At ...

Server enjoys treating customers

BEVERLY-A good employee working at a fast food joint will likely greet you with a smile and make sure your order is correct, but one Morgan High School student is surpassing that expectation.At the end of March, 17-year-old Clinton Wilcoxen purchased breakfast for a 76-year-old Army veteran at ...

Woodcraft helps finish outdoor projects

PARKERSBURG - Woodcraft is ready to help customers "furnish" outdoor living areas - yards, patios and porches - by building furniture to suit their lifestyle or giving existing furniture a new look - maybe distressed or antiqued or a brand-new color."Woodcraft offers nearly three dozen building ...

Painted Cupboard shifts, expands business

WILLIAMSTOWN -Jenifer Gaston and Gretchen Smith of the Painted Cupboard in Williamstown have changed the business plan for the company from a vendor-mall."We've been watching our business show signs of needing a change for a few years, getting a more keen sense of what sells and what doesn't, ...

Huntington Bancshares reports Q1 earnings

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Huntington Bancshares Inc. has reported net income for the 2016 first quarter of $171 million, a $5 million, or 3 percent, increase from the year-ago quarter. Earnings per common share for the 2016 first quarter were 20 cents, up 1 cent, or 5 percent, from the year-ago ...

POBA plans open house

MARIETTA - The Peace Officer Basic Academy at Washington State Community College has been training students for law enforcement careers for a decade.To mark the occasion, the program will host an open house on Thursday, May 5.Over the past 10 years, WSCC's POBA program has produced hundreds of ...

Gastar Exploration sells W.Va. assets to focus on Oklahoma

MOUNDSVILLE - Gastar Exploration has sold its wells in West Virginia for $80 million to help fund efforts to drill in Oklahoma.The Houston, Texas-based driller had operated numerous wells in Marshall and Wetzel counties, with significant operations in the area atop the hill in the vicinity of ...

Belpre Chamber of Commerce ready for Business Expo

BELPRE - The public and local businesses will be able to see what is available throughout the Belpre business community at the first Business Expo, hosted by the Belpre Chamber of Commerce, 4-7 p.m. Monday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Porterfield.The expo is a collaboration of the Belpre ...

Beverly-Waterford Chamber celebrates

BEVERLY - The Beverly-Waterford Chamber of Commerce celebrated 30 years of community service by hosting its annual dinner Thursday evening.Held at the American Legion building in Beverly, chamber and community members awarded one outstanding citizen for the year, one business of the year and ...

S&P Harley-Davidson recognized

WILLIAMSTOWN -S&P Harley-Davidson was awarded the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Bronze Bar & Shield Circle of Recognition award for the 2015 calendar year.S&P Harley-Davidson earned the Bronze Circle of Recognition award for the Southeast market based on its motorcycle ...

Carper, Libby big hits at Pier 1

PARKERSBURG -Sharon Kay Carper and Libby of Wood County are big hits with Pier 1 Imports.Three of Carper's photographs reached the top 25 (final round) in Pier 1 Imports' "Share The Love" photo contest earlier this year. An estimated 22,000 entries were received.Libby, Carper's pet Bichon Frise ...

Welty namedto ’16 board

PARKERBURG - An accupuncture practitioner from Parkersburg has been appointed to the West Virginia Board of Acupuncture by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.Tara Welty was appointed to a term ending June 30, 2017.The Board of Acupuncture was established in 1996 with a primary purpose of protecting the West ...

Bill would allow bachelor’s degrees at community colleges

MARIETTA - The third time may be a charm for House Bill 474, mentioned by Gov. John Kasich during his State of the State address, which would allow community colleges to offer four-year bachelor's degree programs.House Bill 474 is being proposed to strengthen pathways toward a low-cost degree ...

Business Expo to be held April 25

BELPRE - The Business Expo, a collaboration of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held 4-7 p.m. April 25 at the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Porterfield.While companies are expanding into new markets, physically and through social media, it ...

DiCarlo’s Pizza adds arcade

PARKERSBURG - In a throwback to a simpler time, a local pizzaria has opened an arcade at its south Parkersburg store.DiCarlo's Pizza, 2107 Pike St. in the Southgate Shopping Center, opened the arcade on April 1. It features air hockey, billiards and pool, skeeball, a hoop shoot, a claw machine ...

Ritchie teen opens bakery

PENNSBORO - Alayna Moyer of Ritchie County has proved it is never too early to start a company.At 14, Moyer started her own bakery, Alayna's Sweet Treats, and makes a wide range of cupcakes and cakes."I just randomly decided I wanted to do it. So I called my mom up and asked if it was OK," ...