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ELPRO Services Inc. names Snyder Projects Team manager

MARIETTA — Derek Snyder has been appointed manager of the Projects Team at ELPRO Services Inc.’s U.S. Subsidiary in Marietta. A Swiss-based global manufacturer known for its innovative environmental monitoring solutions, ELPRO has experienced significant growth over the years in Marietta, ...

Girl Scouts hoping to sweeten 2021 with cookie sales

PARKERSBURG — The Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council is kicking off cookie season across on Jan. 8. The iconic Samoas, Thin Mints, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Girl Scout S’mores, Toffee-tastics and last year’s debut cookie Lemon-Ups are back and available to purchase from your ...

West Virginia jobless rate drops slightly in November

CHARLESTON — West Virginia unemployment rate continued to drop in November, though the slight decrease shows that some sectors of the state’s economy continue to suffer during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a monthly report released by WorkForce West Virginia on Wednesday, the ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Authority considers Contour marketing push

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Authority met Tuesday morning to discuss potential marketing plans after an announcement from Contour Airlines which would make bookings easier for customers. Contour Airlines partners with American Airlines and has allowed travelers to ...

Clean and Clear Advantage Recovery drug rehab has open house

PARKERSBURG — The Clean & Clear Advantage Recovery drug rehab facility held an open house to celebrate its new opening Friday at the former federal building on Juliana Street in downtown Parkersburg. Buying the building in 2017, Dr. Vyacheslav Ripa, a dentist/businessman from New York, ...

Parkersburg, Vienna still have small business COVID-19 funds

PARKERSBURG — Some federal funds allocated by the cities of Parkersburg and Vienna to help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic have been awarded, but balances remain for each program. Parkersburg Development Director Rickie Yeager told members of Parkersburg City Council this week ...

West Virginia oil, natural gas groups merge into GO-WV

CHARLESTON — Two of the state’s oldest advocacy groups for natural gas and oil producers in West Virginia decided they were better off together than apart, merging into a supergroup to better promote the industry and downstream companies. The West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association ...

Merriman a life member of Million Dollar Advocates

PARKERSBURG — William O. Merriman Jr., an attorney in Parkersburg, has been certified as a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is among the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United ...

Williamstown BZA: Planning commission must decide variance

WILLIAMSTOWN — A request for a variance for a new video lottery facility on the property of DaVinci’s Restaurant in Williamstown will need to be decided by the city’s planning commission, instead of its zoning board. Originally holding a public hearing Monday to discuss a zoning request ...

Williamstown officials to discuss DaVinci’s development

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williamstown Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 7, to discuss a zoning request that would require an exception from established city code on behalf of DaVinci’s Restaurant. The notice of hearing, which is posted on the front door of the ...

Owner closes Harmar Tavern, Spagna’s

MARIETTA — Two popular eateries on Marietta’s west side have closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the owner hopes to reopen both Harmar Tavern and Spagna’s eventually. “As we watch the number of confirmed COVID cases and increased deaths, we have made the difficult decision ...

Downtown Parkersburg’s Crystal Cafe reopening on Saturdays, Sundays

PARKERSBURG — For years, the Crystal Cafe has served breakfast and lunch at Fourth and Market streets six days a week, closing on Sundays. For the last three weeks, the restaurant has been open Saturdays and Sundays only, welcoming customers for the first time since early June. “We’re ...

Stonerise unveils new branding across transitional care network

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s leading provider of clinician-led transitional care recently unveiled “One Stonerise,” an initiative to unify its branding and “Back to Health, Back to Life” positioning across The Stonerise Network, which includes Stonerise Transitional Care Centers, ...

WVMA announces 2020 Champions of Industry winners

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Manufacturers Association honored legislators and industry professionals with its Champions of Industry awards. “Each year, we honor those who recognize the importance of manufacturing to West Virginia’s economy,” WVMA President Rebecca McPhail ...

Camden Clark Medical Center weighing services amid COVID spike

PARKERSBURG — The WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg is looking at how it performs its needed services as local COVID-19 numbers are on the rise. Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday elective surgeries will be limited due to shrinking bed capacity at state hospitals due ...

Ravenswood adding business incubator

RAVENSWOOD — The Ravenswood community is hoping to continue to promote, support and welcome potential local businesses as it adds parking downtown and works to help secure help through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The City of Ravenswood recently acquired a piece of ...

Mid-Ohio Valley stores ready for Small Business Saturday, Christmas

PARKERSBURG — Christmas is right around the corner, and local retailers are always an excellent option for both giving and receiving great gifts and supporting the local economy. One day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is a perfect opportunity to participate in local ...

Memorial Health System building Cyberknife Center in Belpre

MARIETTA — Here’s the future of many surgeries at Memorial Health System: No scalpel, no incision, no blood, no anesthesia, no sutures, no scars. A Cyberknife Center will be part of the new Strecker Cancer Center being built by Memorial Health System in Belpre. The Strecker Cancer Center ...

West Virginia Supreme Court vacates class ruling in IEI fire suit

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals rejected a circuit judge’s certification of the class in a lawsuit over the 2017 fire at IEI Plastics. Snider v. Surnaik Holdings of WV LLC was filed in the wake of the fire that destroyed the former Ames shovel plant off Camden ...