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Ryan Day to speak at Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce dinner

MARIETTA — The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce announces that Ryan Day, the Ohio State University head football coach, will be the keynote speaker at its 105th annual dinner meeting March 9 at the Dyson-Baudo Recreation Center on the Marietta College campus. Day led Ohio State to a 13-1 ...

December revenue numbers up in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — Tax revenue numbers in the state for December 2019 came in $6.9 million above estimates, though year-to-date tax collections for the first six months of fiscal year 2020 remain lower than anticipated. According to revenue numbers released by Gov. Jim Justice Thursday, tax ...

Marietta YMCA announces expansion

MARIETTA — The Marietta Family YMCA, after moving to smaller quarters several months ago, has announced an expansion. The nonprofit abandoned its large, aging headquarters on Seventh Street by the Frontier Shopping Center as membership declined and the expense of maintaining the ...

West Virginia University economists look at traffic safety, roads

MORGANTOWN — Researchers from West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics are revving up a project that will explore road pavement quality and traffic safety, thanks to funding from the National Bureau of Economic Research. “Effects of Pavement Maintenance ...

Brewery to open in McConnelsville in 2020

McCONNELSVILLE, Ohio —From building to brewing, the Ponchak family is on track for an early 2020 opening for its newest business venture. “McConnelsville is making a comeback,” said Dean Ponchak, as he walked through a brick building that sits north of the village square on West Main ...

Grants to redevelop properties across West Virginia

MORGANTOWN — From an old train depot to empty buildings dotting a town square, the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University hopes to revive communities through its latest string of redevelopment grants. Nine West Virginia communities will each benefit from a ...

Jackson County a leader in economic growth

RIPLEY — Jackson County led the United States for economic growth in 2018. According to Mark Whitley, director of the Jackson County Development Authority, a new study took place to analyze gross domestic product. “It’s everything from construction to domestic and international sales ...

Cedar Point to mark 150 years

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Point will celebrate its sesquicentennial by adding new twists to guests’ favorites, including the return of a boat ride. Park vice president Jason McClure and communications director Tony Clark have announced plans to celebrate the park’s 150th anniversary and ...

Development official optimistic about Armacell acquisition

SPENCER — Roane County’s largest manufacturer Armacell was recently acquired by PAI Partners, a global corporation with over 69,000 employees in over 150 countries, according to its Facebook page. “We just look forward to working with PAI for the continued growth of Armacell,” Mark ...

Applications for medical marijuana operations opening in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — Nearly three years after its unorthodox passage in the West Virginia Legislature, the application period for medical cannabis growers, processors and dispensaries opens up this week. But the specific details on how the medical cannabis program will work are still being worked ...

Camden Clark Medical Center boots up minimally invasive spine operating robot

PARKERSBURG — A partnership between WVU Medicine Camden Clark and PARS Brain and Spine Institute has brought robot-assisted surgery to the region with new equipment that will help create better outcomes for patients. The two organizations have come together to bring a Globus Excelsius ...

CVS adds time-delay safes

CHARLESTON — CVS Pharmacy has announced it has completed the installation of time-delay safes in all 58 locations in West Virginia, including pharmacies located in Target stores. The safes are anticipated to help prevent pharmacy robberies and the diversion of controlled substance narcotic ...

Camden Clark Medical Center announces ENT specialty service

PARKERSBURG — A doctor was hired to lead a new clinic providing a full spectrum of ear, nose and throat services to residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center. Dr. Mark Nenow comes to Camden Clark with more than 25 years of experience. Through a combination ...

Study: Selby General Hospital best for orthopedic surgery

MARIETTA — Selby General Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, according to a national study by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 ...

Marietta Memorial Hospital receives Pulmonary Care Excellence Award

MARIETTA — Marietta Memorial Hospital is a recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award, according to a national report released by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. Marietta Memorial Hospital is also a Five-Star Recipient for ...

Wood County colleges among top 20 ‘most affordable’ in West Virginia

PARKERSBURG — Two area colleges are among the top 20 most affordable bachelor’s degree programs in West Virginia, according to a survey list released this week. West Virginia University at Parkersburg was ranked third and Ohio Valley University ranked tenth on the list by Affordable ...

Doddridge County building trade skills center for students

WEST UNION — Doddridge County students will soon have access to their own trade facility where they can learn skills and become certified for the workforce. According to Schools Superintendent Adam Cheeseman, the Board of Education gave the OK at the meeting Dec. 3 to start the bid process ...

Hino employees to graduate from WVU-P

PARKERSBURG — The first class of Hino students will graduate Saturday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg during fall commencement exercises in the College Activities Center. The college will award 267 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degrees to 241 students, 24 of whom are ...

Camden Clark Medical Center receives top ratings

PARKERSBURG — WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center has been named among the top 10 percent in the nation for treatment of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, overall medical care, cancer care and orthopedic care, according to two national studies. The studies were released by ...

Study to examine Interstate 68, West Virginia 2

WHEELING — An authority is seeking an economic impact study over connecting Interstate 68 with West Virginia 2 in Marshall County. Robert Miller, executive director of the W.Va. 2 and I-68 Authority, in a letter Gov. Jim Justice requested the study, to which Justice responded, saying he ...