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AG files complaint against NuWave

CHARLESTON - A cookware company that markets mostly through television advertising was sued by the attorney general of West Virginia for alleged violations of consumer laws.Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Thursday said the state filed a complaint for injunction, consumer restitution and other ...

Medical complex to cut ribbon

PARKERSBURG - A new medical complex on Garfield Avenue has slated a ribbon cutting today and an open house this weekend.The new Garfield Medical Complex is located at 2010 and 2012 Garfield Ave.A ribbon cutting will be held at 3:30 p.m. today while the grand opening celebration will be held 2-4 ...

Brunicardi leaving CCMC

PARKERSBURG - A familiar face at Camden Clark Medical Center and the community will be leaving in November for California and new opportunities.Tim Brunicardi, director of marketing and public affairs at Camden Clark, will become director of communications and marketing for St. Joseph Health in ...

Counties to receive grant funds

CHARLESTON - Seven counties in the region will benefit from a grant to TechConnect West Virginia, an organization diversifying West Virginia's economy through innovations in advanced energy, chemicals and advanced materials, biometrics, biotechnology and advanced manufacturing, officials ...

Sunrise Family Restaurant opens

PARKERSBURG - David Atkinson has three goals when when a customer steps through the door at the Sunrise Family Restaurant on W.Va. 47."Quality food at a quality price," he said.And the third? He wants to get to know his customers so he can call them by name, although that might take time."We ...

Stonewall, CVB receive marketing awards

MARIETTA - The Stonewall Group and the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau have received a Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Award, the highest honor, for the design and production of the 2015 Greater Parkersburg CVB Visitors Guide.Travel Weekly is the nation's premier trade news ...

Site work begins for new FirstEnergy substation

PARKERSBURG - The final design and preliminary site work is underway for a new FirstEnergy Corp. substation near Smithfield, W.Va., to help meet increased electrical usage in the area's rapidly expanding Marcellus Shale gas industry, the company said.The project, expected to enhance service ...

Merchants walk honors season

MARIETTA - When Sophia Burge, 9, of Parkersburg, looked for inspiration to make a mask for the October Merchants and Artist Walk on Friday she created a sneaky story of a calico panther who silently stalks her prey."She's a silent cat and when she finds her prey it's super stealthy and then she ...

Plastics industry offers area science teachers hands-on training program

DAVISVILLE - The Society of Plastics Engineers with the Polymer Alliance Zone of West Virginia will provide a free training for 6-12th grade science teachers and counselors from Wood, Jackson, Mason and Pleasants counties on how to teach the science of plastics to area students at 5:30 p.m. ...

Business & Industry Council meets

VIENNA - Legislative leaders came to town Thursday to talk business.The West Virginia Business and Industry Council, chamber officials, legislators and business leaders from Wood and surrounding counties gathered Thursday at Grand Pointe Center for an afternoon session as part of the council's ...

Jury finds against DuPont in C8 trial

COLUMBUS - After three weeks of testimony, a federal court jury returned a verdict Wednesday against DuPont in the first of 3,500 cases charging DuPont knowingly contaminated drinking water supplies around the Washington Works.Jurors awarded $1.6 million when they found Carla Marie Bartlett ...

Grand Central Mall hosts career fair to fill retail slots

VIENNA - With the holiday shopping season approaching, Grand Central Mall and a number of businesses located there conducted a retail career fair Saturday to help find people to fill seasonal positions.Katrina Stephens, marketing director for the Grand Central Mall, said Saturday's event was ...

New shale region near Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG -Although the Marcellus and Utica formations continue pumping prolific amounts of oil and natural gas in Ohio and West Virginia, the Mountain State may soon see production from another shale formation, the Rogersville Shale.Brandon C. Nuttall of the Kentucky Geological Survey told ...

Substance Abuse treatment available

PARKERSBURG -Westbrook Health Services offers an array of substance abuse treatment services from least to most restrictive, whatever best meets the needs of the individual.Elizabeth Ford, marketing coordinator with Westbrook said services at the local agency include addiction counseling, and ...

Smoking cessation help available

PARKERSBURG - Help is available throughout the area, in both West Virginia and across the river in Ohio for those who want to quit smoking.The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department has a Regional Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Jamie Jacobsen who is available to help people interested in quitting ...

Gambling addictions treated in Wood County

PARKERSBURG - Gambling can be fun, but it is also problematic to those who do not know when say 'when', officials said.There are many reasons why people go too far when it comes to gambling, including boredom, fear of losing the money that has already been gambled, and the thrill of the big ...

Solvay site marks anniversary

MARIETTA - The expression "Everything old is new again" often applies to fashion, antiques and even recycled toys, tools and technology.For Solvay Specialty Polymers' iconic Udel brand of polysulfone polymer is a 50-year-old technology that is still as new as automotive electronics, medical ...

Belk hiring seasonal employees locally

VIENNA - Belk Inc. is hiring 5,800 seasonal employees to support locations throughout the company's 16-state footprint during the holiday season, including the store at the Grand Central Mall.Around 4,000 will be hired to assist with sales floor functions such as selling, straightening and ...

Marietta College’s value highly ranked

MARIETTA- A New York Times article Thursday examined a Brookings Institute report that ranked Marietta College No. 7 in highest value added regardless of major.The business article examined how typical college rankings didn't reflect the impact that graduation from certain colleges had on the ...

Manufacturing academy held at WVU-P

PARKERSBURG - Manufacturing companies reached out to local eighth-graders Friday through the Explore the New Manufacturing Academy at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.The event, held in conjunction with national Manufacturing Day, was sponsored by the West Virginia Manufacturers ...