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West Union implementing B&O Tax

WEST UNION — The town of West Union is implementing a Business and Occupation Tax to bring in revenue for road improvements and the police department. According to City Clerk Amberly Taylor, the town has not had a B&O Tax ordinance for several years and the town has relied on help from ...

Mustang Survival gallops forward

SPENCER — Mustang Survival, a Spencer company that provides military gear, recently partnered up with Marine Technologies International to enhance its offerings and to better support its motto of “We Save Lives.” This new partnership will help to enhance water activities by providing ...

Healthgrades recognizes Camden Clark Medical Center for two procedures

PARKERSBURG — Healthgrades has recognized WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center. The medical center is a 5-star recipient for C-Section Delivery for the fourth year in a row and a 5-star recipient for Hysterectomy procedure. Healthgrades is a leading resource that connects consumers, ...

WV Artisan Market opens in Ripley

RIPLEY - A new business featuring the work of nearly 70 different local artisans is available in downtown Ripley that offers a little something for everyone. WV Artisan Market prides itself on offering a wide variety of merchandise. From artwork to jewelry, kitchen items and hand soaps, ...

WVU professor: Men more likely to have COVID-19 complications

MORGANTOWN — Being a man doesn’t make someone more likely to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, but it might make him more likely to have severe complications or die from it, according to a teacher at West Virginia University. According to Jennifer Franko, a teaching ...

Rubin’s Deli returns to the Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG — A popular Parkersburg eatery is coming back under new ownership. Diana Davis, Jamey and Erin Martin and Bill Yerkes operated Pioneer Dogs in Marietta in 2019 and decided they needed something year-round. “Although that summer went great, we met many wonderful people and had a ...

Regal Cinemas to reopen at Grand Central Mall

VIENNA — Regal Cinemas at the Grand Central Mall is set to reopen Friday with ticket sales starting last week, according to its website. Protocols will be put in place for moviegoers to follow for a safe and enjoyable experience, Regal said. Contactless payments for tickets and concession ...

Dominion Energy West Virginia gives donation, assistance

PARKERSBURG — Dominion Energy West Virginia has announced plans to help customers financially impacted by the pandemic and also announced a donation to a non-profit that supports households experiencing hardships by providing utility assistance and other services. The utility donated $25,000 ...

Wood County Development Authority navigates unusual year

PARKERSBURG — The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact local businesses to varying degrees and has impacted the business community throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. The annual membership meeting of the Wood County Development Authority and The Parkersburg-Wood County Area Development ...

WVU-P enrollment up despite pandemic

PARKERSBURG — Despite the pandemic, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is seeing an increase in students as the school will be doing mostly online learning for the fall semester, the university president said Wednesday. President Chris Gilmer addressed the school’s Board of Governors ...

West Virginia prepared to implement Trump executive order

CHARLESTON — State officials said Monday they supported President Donald Trump’s executive order extending coronavirus unemployment supplements and would be willing to foot part of the bill in the short term. Gov. Jim Justice and Scott Adkins, acting director of WorkForce West Virginia, ...

Federal bill looks to put greyhound racing down

CHARLESTON — Opponents of greyhound racing are taking their fight national with a new bill in Congress to phase out the sport that would have negative effects on two of West Virginia’s casinos. U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., introduced House Resolution 7826 on July 29. The bill, also ...

Ripley coffee shop scares up customers

RIPLEY — A trifecta of horror delights will soon be available for the Ripley area as Hallowbeans, a creepy coffee destination, opens this weekend and a bone chilling haunt that will debut this fall. I Scream Sundae crept its way into Ripley about a year ago and owner Charessa Wilkinson said ...

Caldwell man joins Roycrofters-At-Large Association

CALDWELL — A coppersmith from Caldwell has been selected for the Roycrofters-At-Large Association as an Artisan in Metal. John Monk is among 70 artisans and master artisans recognized by the association for their work in metal, glass, leather, painting, printing, pen and ink, paper, book ...

West Virginia high school students learn through internships

CHARLESTON — High school interns recently showcased the skills they developed during summer internships to business leadership teams and state and national officials. Students participating in The Education Alliance’s West Virginia Ready Summer Internship program made their capstone ...

West Virginia officials cheer surplus for last fiscal year

CHARLESTON — Hindsight is 20/20, with Gov. Jim Justice and state revenue officials looking back on the last fiscal year and the first month of the new fiscal year, which both showed surpluses even as the pandemic affects the economy. Justice and Department of Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy ...

Hino Motors delaying normal production

PARKERSBURG — Hino Motors Manufacturing has again delayed resumption of normal production through at least August, a company representative said on Monday. “Hopefully we will have a clearer plan within the next couple of weeks,” Steve Stalnaker, manager of the plant and a senior vice ...

Capito, Manchin seek cooperation on aid package

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s two U.S. senators hope their colleagues in Congress and the White House can quickly come to a deal on the next trillion-dollar aid package for COVID-19 health and economic issues. U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito, Republican, and Joe Manchin, Democrat, were ...

Starbucks brewing in south Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — Coffee enthusiasts will have another option for drinks on the south side of Parkersburg as a new Starbucks store is opening this summer. Although an opening date has yet to be released, a Stabucks spokesperson said the location at 6 Patriot Lane in Parkersburg will be open ...