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Southwestern Energy digs deeper into Ohio, West Virginia

HOUSTON — Southwestern Energy expands in Ohio and West Virginia Southwestern Energy Co. is expanding its operations in Ohio and West Virginia through its acquisition of Montage Resources, adding local employees and new communities to its existing Appalachian operations, the company ...

Future unclear for Belpre properties after purchase

BELPRE — Two parcels of property in Belpre, including the Washington Square Shopping Center, have been recently bought, but the plans for each remain uncertain. Recent land transfer records in Washington County show four parcels, located near Advanced Auto on Washington Boulevard, were ...

Belpre Chamber plans Small Business Saturday

BELPRE — The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce is encourging residents and shoppers to experience all that the Belpre area has to offer at Shop Small/Shop Local during regular business hours Nov. 28 in the Belpre Area, Marietta, Parkersburg and Ohio 339 areas. The Chamber partners with The ...

Dominion Energy West Virginia issues warning about holiday scams

PARKERSBURG — Dominion Energy West Virginia has warned customers of an expected surge in scams during the holidays. Nov. 16-20 was Utility Scam Awareness Week and the company provided customers with helpful and resources to easily spot and protect themselves against the most common utility ...

Marietta College OKs Ruud contract extension

MARIETTA — The Marietta College Board of Trustees has extended the contract of the college president. For the second time in his tenure, the board unanimously approved to extend William N. Ruud’s contract through June 30, 2025, an additional three years. Ruud was hired in 2016 and received ...

West Virginia broadband council hears updates

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council received updates Thursday about the status of the auction that could bring high-speed broadband access to underserved parts of the state, as well broadband priorities for the next legislative session. Council members heard a report ...

Mister Bee donates $100K to USO

PARKERSBURG — Mary Anne Ketelsen, majority owner and chief executive officer of Mister Bee Potato Chips, had a vision a year ago to design a new chip bag where a portion of the proceeds would be donated to a charity supporting veterans and military personnel. As of today, Veterans Day 2020, ...

Roane County woman’s dream comes true with boutique

SPENCER — A lifelong dream of becoming a fashion designer turned into the reality of owning a boutique and for owner Hannah Losey, it’s a dream come true. Bellamie Boutique, situated in the heart of downtown Spencer, offers a variety of clothing for men and women at a convenient ...

WVU: Virgin Hyperloop effort a springboard for development

MORGANTOWN — The president of West Virginia University needed a winner-take-all strategy to put the state on the top of a 17-state heap of contenders for a futuristic rapid-transportation system. As Gordon Gee looked at the playing field and the Virgin Hyperloop prize, collaboration was ...

Camden Clark Medical Center names chief medical officer

PARKERSBURG — WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center has announced the appointment of a chief medical officer. Dr. Walter Kerschl comes to the Mid-Ohio Valley with more than 20 years of leadership experience directing healthcare operations. Most recently, Kerschl was a senior director and ...

Coplin Health Systems, WVU-P announce clinic

PARKERSBURG — Coplin Health Systems and WVU Parkersburg have formed a partnership to establish a clinic to serve the needs of the college and Mid-Ohio Valley for greater access to health care. “I believe the greatest service we can give our students, faculty, staff, their families and the ...

Magielnicki now senior VP at United Bank

CHARLESTON — United Bank has named a new senior vice president and legal counselor. The largest publicly traded company headquartered in West Virginia, United Bank has recently Robert “Bob” Magielnicki Jr. Esq. as senior vice president, director of Advanced Planning and Trust Legal ...

West Virginia Supreme Court affirms ruling regarding Antero

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court has affirmed a Tyler County decision in favor of Antero Resources Corp. The court Thursday issued its decision on an appeal of a declatory judgment by the EQT Production Co. that sued Antero in Tyler County over oil and gas mineral rights leases. ...

Kroger workers reject company’s contract offer

PARKERSBURG — Kroger workers throughout the region have rejected a contract offer from the company and could go on strike. UFCW Local 400 announced Friday Kroger workers overwhelmingly voted to reject the company’s latest contract proposal and to approve a strike. The company and union ...

Ripley’s Holistic Health center adds infrared, halotherapy treatments

RIPLEY — Acupuncture and Holistic Health has introduced two new therapies in her Ripley office. Patricia Link, L. Ac., a licensed acupuncturist and oriental medicine practitioner, owner of Acupuncture and Holistic Health, recently remodeled two spaces in her office creating a Near and Far ...

Riverview Credit Union boosts finance literacy efforts

BELPRE — Schools in the Mid-Ohio Valley are the beneficiaries of a major donation by Riverview Credit Union headquartered in Belpre. This year marks the third consecutive year Riverview has joined with with Ramsey Solutions to support financial literacy and provide local schools with free ...