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March tax revenue continues trend of surplus collections

CHARLESTON — With just three months left in the current fiscal year, March tax collections continued a trend of monthly tax collections coming in above estimates. According to a report released Thursday by the Senate Finance Committee, March tax revenues for the general revenue fund came in ...

West Virginia Senate unveils compromise personal income tax phase-out

CHARLESTON — The Senate Finance Committee amended the House of Delegates personal income tax phase-out Tuesday in an effort to create a compromise between the House plan and Gov. Jim Justice’s plan. The Senate Finance Committee adopted a strike-and-insert amendment to House Bill 3300 on ...

Capito: Infrastructure bill will include electric-powered vehicles

PARKERSBURG — The next national transportation bill will address the infrastructure for electric-powered vehicles, a senator from West Virginia said Tuesday. More companies are going to produce such cars and trucks and ultimately move away from internal combustion, according to U.S. Sen. ...

Northern Panhandle lawmakers fight against natural gas revenue loss

CHARLESTON – A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the Northern Panhandle and natural gas-producing regions stood strong against a bill Tuesday that would reduce tax revenues to their counties. House Bill 2581, providing for the valuation of natural resources property and an alternate method ...

Peoples Bank announces three-bank merger

MARIETTA — Peoples Bank announced its merger with Premier Bank and Citizens Deposit Bank & Trust on Monday. With this addition, customers will have access to new services, according to CEO Chuck Sulerzyski. “We bring a lot to the table. We also have a fair amount of capabilities ...

Chemours crew cleans Parkersburg streets, parks

PARKERSBURG — More than a dozen employees from Chemours picked up everything — including the kitchen sink — at two city parks and along portions Market and Spring streets Friday. Actually, volunteers said it looked more like a bathroom sink. Either way, they removed the fixture from ...

Marietta College student’s Car Library tops PioBiz first round

MARIETTA — A Marietta College junior from Marietta has claimed the top spot in first round of PioBiz. Austin McCleary, class of 2022, is studying actuarial science and may one day have a career as a budget analyst, insurance underwriter or a cost estimator, or all three. McCleary has been ...

Craft beverage summit to focus on grower relationships

HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University, Brilliant Stream and the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition are holding a statewide event to support and expand the craft beverage industry in West Virginia. The number of craft beverage producers in West Virginia has ...

We$t Virginia: Both sides jockey for opposing personal income tax cut plans

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice and a new outside group continue to push for support for his tax reform proposal that is sitting in limbo, while the personal income tax phase-out plan from Republicans in the House of Delegates is on amendment stage today. House Bill 3300, relating to ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Authority discusses COVID relief

WILLIAMSTOWN — COVID-19 relief, grants and projects were among the items discussed by the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Authority on Tuesday. To bring the authority members up to date on all projects, airport Manager Glen Kelly reported the roof construction of the main terminal and ...

Rose & Remington coming to Grand Central Mall

VIENNA — Rose & Remington will open in the Grand Central Mall this summer. The women’s lifestyle store offering clothing, accessories, gifts, home decor and more will be located in a 3,777-square-foot space across from American Eagle Outfitters, according to an announcement from the ...

Officials discuss dissolving MOV Regional Airport Authority marketing group

WILLIAMSTOWN — The future of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Authority, the marketing group for the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport, was discussed during Tuesday’s meeting. During the last regional airport authority meeting in November 2020, it was brought up that the group should ...

Dueling personal income tax cut proposals face off

CHARLESTON — While Gov. Jim Justice was trying to gain business support for his effort to cut personal income tax rates with business tax increases Monday afternoon, Republican leaders in the House of Delegates were unveiling a more modest personal income tax phase-out. The House Finance ...

Belpre City Council discusses economic development plan

BELPRE — With an economic development plan featuring a variety of proposals and recommendations in hand, Belpre officials want to start taking steps to address and adopt some of the ideas and actions outlined in the plan. Belpre City Council held its regular meeting Monday evening. Due to ...

Glenville State College, Marshall University sign agreement

HUNTINGTON — The path to advanced degrees, including a doctorate in pharmacy and a master’s in accountancy, just became a little easier for students at Glenville State College, thanks to an agreement with Marshall University. The presidents of both institutions signed memorandums of ...

Grand Central Mall marks the first day of spring

VIENNA — Grand Central Mall will hold Community Day from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the arrival of spring and the openings of HomeGoods, T.J.Maxx and PetSmart. During Community Day, guests are invited to enjoy free, safe and socially distanced indoor and outdoor activities for the ...