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Income-based health insurance plans available in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — West Virginia residents who are interested in free help to learn how they might enroll or re-enroll in health insurance under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have a free local resource available to them. West Virginia Navigator is a non-profit project that ...

FirstEnergy reports 3Q earnings

FirstEnergy Corp. has reported third quarter 2019 earnings of $391 million, or 73 cents per basic share (72 cents diluted), on revenues of $3 billion. Operating earnings for the third quarter of 2019 were 76 cents per share. The results compare to a loss of $512 million, or $1.02 per basic ...

Morrisey seeks to intervene in Frontier, Citynet broadband federal lawsuit

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Friday that he will seek to recoup millions of dollars West Virginia had to pay the federal government for mistakes Frontier Communications made a decade ago on a broadband grant. The Attorney General’s Office filed a motion to ...

Marietta Kmart to close in February

MARIETTA — Joining a long list of other locations across the country, the Marietta Kmart at 502 Pike St., will be closing its doors this winter. Meanwhile, a potential buyer for the site was denied by the city’s planning commission. Trina Bautista, media planner and buyer with Eldon W. ...

Bipartisan deal reached to preserve miners’ pensions

CHARLESTON — A bipartisan agreement has been reached on a bill to help shore up the pension plan for miners, West Virginia’s two U.S. senators announced Wednesday. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said there was bipartisan support for the Bipartisan American ...

Pioneer, Family Ford owner buys Larry Simmons dealerships

PARKERSBURG — A longtime Parkersburg car dealership has been sold to a new owner who is familiar with the region and plans to build two new locations. The Larry Simmons Honda Mazda Volkswagen franchises and used car business have been purchased by Dick Nourse, owner of the Nourse family of ...

Cutler Candle Company keeps things lit

BELPRE — After opening their store front on Black Friday, the Cutler Candle Company continues to light up Belpre with their array of products. “It’s a family business,” said Zack Kerns, who owns the store at 230 Washington Blvd., Suite B, with his wife, Stacie. “Stacie does the ...

Ripley furniture store still sturdy after 175 years of business

RIPLEY — A local furniture business in Ripley has withstood the test of time. After 175 years, Vail Furniture is still owned and operated by the original family who founded the store in 1844. Although there are no Vails left in name, the business still lies within family, manager David ...

Micro Machine Works big on encouraging students

BARLOW — The innocuous, red-roofed plant on Ohio 339 doesn’t have a sign, and company president Linn Yost said for the first few years it was in business, Micro Machine Works didn’t even have a dedicated phone number. “It was all word-of-mouth,” Yost said. About a dozen ...

First Settlement Physical Therapy holds open house in Mineral Wells

MINERAL WELLS — First Settlement Physical Therapy (FSPT) held a ribbon cutting and open house Oct. 28 at its new Mineral Wells location at 1405 Elizabeth Pike, Ste. 103, Mineral Wells, in the old IGA Building. FSPT is a locally-owned family practice that has been in business for over 20 ...

October tax revenue down in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — Despite positive natural gas and coal severance tax revenue numbers in September, overall tax revenue numbers for the month of October came in slightly below estimates. According to a report from the Senate Finance Committee, October tax revenue came in at $354.1 million, which ...

Snyder wins first round of PioBiz

MARIETTA — Marietta College’s Karson Snyder of Parkersburg plans to revolutionize the way athletic recruiting services help high school students connect with colleges around the U.S. Snyder unveiled his idea, “Hidden Talents,” during the first round of Marietta College’s PioBiz ...

Pope gives Wood County Commission an update on Menards

PARKERSBURG — The Menards store is on track to start construction in the spring of 2020, the developer of Emerson Commons told the Wood County Commission on Thursday. Joseph Pope of Pope Properties updated the commission on the status of the development in the county’s first tax increment ...

Roane General Hospital writing ‘Prescription for Your Health’

SPENCER — As Roane General Hospital breaks ground on its expansion this afternoon, the hospital presents a new program titled “Prescription for your Health” that will debut when the expansion opens in 2021. The program, first introduced in January, is “an opportunity to provide tools ...

Ohio AG, Marietta Industrial Enterprises settle lawsuit

MARIETTA — By negotiation, Marietta Industrial Enterprises, Inc. secured an extension for state-required roadwork along the Ohio River Wednesday before a scheduled contempt hearing in Washington County Common Pleas Court. MIE is an operating company located on Ohio 7 south of Marietta in ...

S&P Harley-Davidson marks 10 years at location

WILLIAMSTOWN — For over 10 years, S&P Harley-Davidson is continuing to grow. The business, located at 80 Thunder Road in Williamstown, is commemorating 10 years at its current location. S&P originated in Marietta when the business was bought by Steve and Patsy Hardy in 2007 and ...

Berkshire Hathaway merging

PARKERSBURG —Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Center is merging with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty, an Ohio-based brokerage. BHHS Real Estate Center is located in Parkersburg, Marietta and McConnelsville, Ohio. The merger will be effective at the end of ...

Marietta Center land sold for $1.1M

MARIETTA — The property formerly operated as Marietta Center skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long-term care has been sold to a Cleveland-area firm for $1.1 million. It will be redeveloped for the same purpose and is expected to open in spring of next year. Levi Lunford, director of ...

Pennington to leave The Health Plan

WHEELING — The president and CEO of The Health Plan in West Virginia is leaving the company. Jim Pennington has announced his plans to step down upon the expiration of his employment agreement at the end of the year. A West Virginia native, Pennington has led The Health Plan since July ...

Huntington Bancshares reports net income

COLUMBUS — Huntington Bancshares Inc. reported net income for the 2019 third quarter of $372 million, a decrease of 2 percent from the year-ago quarter. Earnings per common share for the 2019 third quarter were 34 cents, up 3 percent from the year-ago quarter. Tangible book value per common ...