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Marietta Memorial Hospital receives quality award

MARIETTA — Marietta Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate ...

Bailey Insurance Agency receives honor

WILLIAMSTOWN — Bill Bailey Insurance Agency in Williamstown was named the 2020 Agency of the Year by the Independent Insurance Agents of West Virginia at the organization’s Virtual Annual Convention. “Bill Bailey Insurance Agency Inc. is not only an agency held in high regard by other ...

WVU-P Board of Governors discusses enrollment, pandemic

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg is continuing to manage the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic with solid enrollment numbers and strong finances, officials said Wednesday. The university’s Board of Governors held its regular meeting for October, via Zoom, where ...

Five firms make the cut for next step in rural broadband auction

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice praised the approval of five companies Wednesday for a federal program to bring high-speed broadband internet to rural West Virginia. Bridgeport-based Citynet, Bruceton Mills-based Digital/PRODIGI, Bluefield, Va.-based Gigabeam, Lost River-based Hardy ...

Long-planned Williamstown development finally taking shape

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Harbor Point Development held a ceremony Friday to mark the construction of the first commercial building and the three businesses that will be setting up shop at 201 Harbor Drive along the Ohio River in Williamstown. The businesses are WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical ...

Elizabeth Care Center opens doors to first residents

ELIZABETH — After years of planning and work, a new skilled nursing care facility has opened in Wirt County. The new skilled nursing care center, 83 Little Kanawha Parkway, opened July 28 and is serving people recovering from surgery, injury and illness and those choosing a long-term care ...

Residents, relatives happy with Wirt County care facility

ELIZABETH — People in the Wirt County area are thrilled to have the new Elizabeth Care Center open with residents. The center’s first resident Mary Radabough, has been at the center for eight weeks and has enjoyed her time there. “This facility is superb and the service is prompt,” ...

Store showcasing Mid-Ohio Valley merchandise opens in Grand Central Mall

VIENNA — A new store has arrived at Grand Central Mall in Vienna with the goal of showcasing local businesses and merchants and directly benefiting the economy in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Colorful clothing, home decorations, bath products and more line the walls and the displays of the ...

App matches homeowners with lawn, snow removal services

PARKERSBURG — An app connecting property owners with lawn care and snow removal services in more than 200 markets across 46 states has expanded into Parkersburg. GreenPal now allows people in the 26101 to 26106 zip codes to seek bids from pre-screened professionals via the company’s ...

Shale Crescent USA names Nathan Lord president

MARIETTA — Nathan Lord, a native of Marietta, has been named president of Shale Crescent USA. “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as president of Shale Crescent USA,” Lord said. Shale Crescent USA is an economic development organization serving Ohio, West Virginia and ...

Mid-Ohio Valley photographers form collaboration

WILLIAMSTOWN — West Virginia natives and professional photographers Jim Osborn and Lora Yeater recently announced their decision to collaborate on a series of studio projects. The photographers plan to work together at Osborn’s studio in Boaz a few times a year, offering senior and family ...

West Virginia settles hospital data breach lawsuit

CHARLESTON — The state has settled with a hospital operator in a lawsuit over an August 2014 data breach, the West Virginia attorney general said. The terms require Community Health Systems Inc., also known as CHS, to pay $5 million to 27 states who are party to the settlement, Attorney ...

Groups picture a brighter downtown Parkersburg with selfie stations

PARKERSBURG — Downtown PKB’s Arts and Culture Committee and the Parkersburg Art Center put up three selfie stations in three different locations in downtown Parkersburg on Thursday. The program was started in 2019 to implement more public art into downtown, the goal is to create a ...

Guard Cleaning coming to Marietta

MARIETTA — The former Vogue Swift dry cleaners’ building will soon have a new tenant. Leslie and Terry Goudy will open the front offices as a pickup and drop-off for their Guard Cleaning chain. “We’re hoping to open soon,” Leslie said this week. “We’re looking for ...

Vienna financial advisors take stock in themselves as North Bend Wealth

VIENNA — A Vienna financial team is going independent. Financial advisors Marc DeCicco and Tad M. Wilson have launched their independent practice, North Bend Wealth Management, through affiliation with LPL Strategic Wealth Services, according to a press release from LPL. The two reported ...

Vienna announces Small Business Relief Fund effort

VIENNA — Small businesses in Vienna can apply for federal assistance to help deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Vienna on Monday announced the launch of its Small Business Relief Fund Program, with approximately $63,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds. ...

Parkersburg announces Small Business Relief Fund

PARKERSBURG — A program to help companies impacted by the pandemic was announced on Friday by the City of Parkersburg. The Small Business Relief Fund financed by a Community Development Block Grant for coronavirus response will assist small businesses in Parkersburg to avoid job loss caused ...