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DuPont Washington Works renews Downtown PKB membership

PARKERSBURG — DuPont Washington Works has renewed its membership as a Champion Level Partner on the Downtown PKB board of directors. The company Wednesday presented Downtown PKB with $1,500. The Partner Program helps Downtown PKB with financial diversification and to connect the community ...

Haven memory care team receives accreditation

MARIETTA — The Haven memory care team at Harmar Place in Marietta has been accredited by Comfort Matters, a memory care dementia education and palliative care program dedicated to improving the quality of care and quality of life for those living with dementia. Comfort Matters follows five ...

NASA support contract awarded to West Virginia University Research Corp.

MORGANTOWN — A contract for support services at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation facility in Fairmont, has been awarded to the West Virginia University Research Corp. in Morgantown, officials said. The Operations ...

Marietta Chamber of Commerce plans events

MARIETTA — Upcoming events sponsored by the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce include: The next Boost Your Business workshop will be held 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Huntington Bank, 226 Third St. The topic is “Hide-and-Go-Seek: The Art of Finding the Right Employees” with featured ...

Theismann to be keynote speaker at Jackson County event

MILLWOOD — An NFL sports legend will be the keynote speaker at the Community Benefit Dinner of the Community Foundation of Jackson County on Oct. 17 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Millwood. Speaking will be Joe Theismann, two-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl winning quarterback. Prior to ...

The Health Plan, WVU Medicine unveil new Medicare Advantage program

CHARLESTON — A planned merger by two West Virginia health care companies is leading to a new Medicare Advantage plan that could provide savings for seniors. The Health Plan, based in Wheeling, and WVU Medicine announced Friday they are teaming up to offer the Medicare Advantage plan called ...

Oil, gas industry fuels Marietta College expo

MARIETTA — Gathering an estimated 500 attendees Friday, Marietta College hosted both regional college and high school students to showcase technologies, safety measures and career pathways surrounding oil and gas extraction. “This is our third year hosting and it was entirely the ...

Camden Clark Medical Center’s Kuppuswamy receives fellowship

PARKERSBURG —A local physician has been presented with a Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom. Dr. Bairava Kuppuswamy of the WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center was awarded the distinction this past July in London, England. “Once you become a ...

West Virginia University’s Bhattacharyya studying AI, power plants

MORGANTOWN — A chemical engineer at West Virginia University is studying how artificial intelligence can be used to prolong the boiler life in coal- and natural gas-fired power plants. Debangsu Bhattacharyya, the GE Plastics chemical and biomedical engineering professor, received a $2.5 ...

Riverview Credit Union to mark international celebration

BELPRE — Riverview Credit Union will join 56,000 credit unions around the world in celebration of International Credit Union Day on Oct. 17 and will conduct a month-long collection for a Marietta food pantry. Residents on Oct. 17 can go to either of Riverview’s offices in Marietta and ...

Tri-State adopts Ronald McDonald House roofs

PARKERSBURG — Tri-State/Service Roofing & Sheet Metal Group has adopted 11 Ronald McDonald House roofs, providing inspections, repairs, and maintenance services to the organization. The project is part of the Roofing Alliance, a National Roofing Contractors Association foundation, which ...

Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce plans breakfast

BELPRE — The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its free monthly Business-to-Business Breakfast meeting 8-9 a.m. Wednesday at the Chamber office, 713 Park Drive. Representatives of the Board of Directors and staff will make a short presentation about the value in membership, followed ...

WVU-P hosts employers, prospective employees at job fair

PARKERSBURG — More than 100 businesses and organizations and 300 job seekers participated Friday in the third annual Mid-Ohio Valley Job Fair sponsored by West Virginia University at Parkersburg and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. Participants took job applications and provided information to ...

Job seekers meet employers at Parkersburg News and Sentinel fair

VIENNA — Job seekers in the Mid-Ohio Valley area had the opportunity for a face-to-face interaction with hiring personnel at The Parkersburg News and Sentinel’s job fair at Grant Pointe Conference Center in Vienna Wednesday afternoon. The event was put together by The Parkersburg News ...

Justice companies get hit with $35M judgement

CHARLESTON — A federal judge in Kentucky has ordered two companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice to pay more than $35 million in damages, an order that the companies plan to fight. In an order filed Sept. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Judge Gregory Van ...

West Virginia Lottery Commission briefed on August sports betting numbers

CHARLESTON —August sports betting numbers are trending upward thanks to the start of college and professional football and the launch of mobile sports betting apps at two of the state’s five casinos, officials with the West Virginia Lottery Commission said on Wednesday. The commission held ...

Washington County farms plan family fun to celebrate autumn

VINCENT — Although you wouldn’t know it by the warm weather, fall is right around the corner and local farms are getting ready for visitors. Sweetapple Farm in Vincent opened Saturday, although their spooky hayrides aren’t open until Oct. 4. This is the 20th year for the farm to be ...

Numbers show declining interest in greyhound racing in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — The number of in-person wagers at West Virginia’s two greyhound racing casinos has steadily gone down over the last five years as well as tax revenue, causing the president of the West Virginia Senate to again look at eliminating what some call a $15 million subsidy to the ...

Dils Center under new ownership

PARKERSBURG — The new owners of the Dils Center hope to make the iconic downtown Parkersburg fixture a positive gathering place in the area. “Everybody wants to focus on the negative,” said Marietta resident Vinny Kunze, referring to the drug problem and related crimes. “I want to ...

Dr. Erin Wells happy to open audiology clinic in the Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG — County roads brought Dr. Erin Wells back to her roots as she started her own audiology private practice, Mountain Ears Hearing Clinic on Briscoe Road near College Parkway. The grand opening for Mountain Ears was held Aug. 23. “It’s exciting because I just have a great ...