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Downtown PKB, restaurants plan event

PARKERSBURG - Downtown PKB's Business Outreach Committee is planning to hold a Savor Saturday event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 5 at participating eateries in downtown Parkersburg.The Savor Saturday event will complement the planned Classic Plastics Toy & Comic Expo taking place the same ...

CCMC addresses Medicare concerns

PARKERSBURG - Camden Clark Medical Center being named in a Medicare penalty list should not cause the community concern as the hospital continually takes patient care and safety very seriously, hospital officials said.The Camden Clark Medical Center was recently put on a list with almost 800 ...

WVU-P receives Reader’s Choice award

For the ninth consecutive year, the Mid-Ohio Valley voted West Virginia University at Parkersburg as The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Readers' Choice for Best in Higher Education."We are proud to be the college of choice in the valley," said Fletcher Lamkin, WVU at Parkersburg president. "This ...

WASCO program moves into Armory

MARIETTA - Just a few months after the Armory opened its doors after sitting vacant for nearly 20 years, one area agency is taking full advantage of it to help better integrate clients into the community.WASCO, Inc., which serves adults with disabilities through employment opportunities, ...

Alumni Association, Chamber launch ‘Evening on Main’

ST. MARYS - The Pleasants Area Chamber of Commerce and the St. Marys High School Alumni Association will launch "An Evening on Main" 6-10 p.m. May 28 in downtown St. Marys.The event will be on the main thoroughfare of the Pleasants County community, Second Street in downtown St. Mary, between ...

Payless to open newly renovated space at mall

VIENNA - A long-time merchant at the Grand Central Mall will find a new home in the mall.Payless Shoesource, which has been in the same location at the mall's north end for more than 31 years, will open in a new location inside Grand Central Mall this spring. The retailer originally opened ...

BPA regional winners advance

MARIETTA - Twenty-one students from the Washington County Career Center Business Professionals of America youth organization placed in the Top 2 of the BPA Regional Competition at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School. They advance to the state competition March 17-18:* Broadcast News ...

Lapping the Couch to close

PARKERSBURG - The owner of Lapping the Couch Adventures made it official this week, posting online that the bicycle and kayak shop will close by the time its lease at the Point Park Marketplace runs out in May.Business owner John Wiseman and his partner, Kim Coram, have said they planned to ...

Colleges practice reciprocity locally

PARKERSBURG - For years, West Virginia University at Parkersburg and Washington State Community College have worked together to help students in the Mid-Ohio Valley save money when students from one state need to take classes or courses at the other state's college.Anthony Underwood, vice ...

Winter expenses kept at minimum

MARIETTA - So far the winter of 2015-2016 has been fairly easy on the Mid-Ohio Valley, giving the city of Marietta and Washington County a welcome break for their snow removal budgets, keeping the use of road salt and overtime at a minimum."This year we budgeted $53,400 for 600 tons of salt," ...

Students achieve Microsoft certification

PARKERSBURG - A group of Parkersburg South High School students have become certified in Microsoft Office.Several Parkersburg South High School students earned their Microsoft Specialist Certification. Lisa Coleman, Chris Rusher, and Andrea Voss teach Basic Computer Applications courses at ...

Former Oak Grove School seeing new use

MARIETTA - More than 40 years after it closed its doors, the former Oak Grove School on B.F. Goodrich Road is not only seeing new use as a school but it's a site that is growing rapidly.The Oak Grove Christian School opened in 2014 in the building that housed one of Marietta City's schools ...

Peoples business case winners named

MARIETTA - Oberlin (Ohio) College was awarded first place in the fourth annual Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition.Oberlin earned $1,500 for its first-place finish. Team members were Cicely Wang, Young Kyung Kim and Kian Williams.Second place went to Ohio State University ...

Local women honored by WVADE

CHARLESTON - Two local professionals serving individuals with disabilities were recently recognized by The West Virginia Association for Disability Employment at the statewide awards ceremony in Charleston.The winners, their hometown and nominator were as follows:Meritorious Service AwardNamed ...

Lewis: 2015 was good for local tourism

VIENNA - In its annual meeting, the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau looked back on its accomplishments for 2015 and ahead to what can be done in 2016 to boost tourism in the Mid-Ohio Valley.Mark Lewis, convention and visitors bureau president and CEO, said 2015 was a good ...

DuPont denied motion for new trial

COLUMBUS - Motions from DuPont asking for a reduction of the $1.6 million award to a Guysville, Ohio, woman and a new trial were denied Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of Ohio.In her lawsuit, Carla Marie Bartlett claimed exposure to C8 in area water resulted in her ...

Merchants ready for Valentine’s business

PARKERSBURG - For most people, Feb. 14 is a day of romance, expressing love and presenting gifts between significant others and family members.For most those gifts can range from flowers to cards to candy and some bling, or maybe all four.Little is known about the person for whom the day is ...

Officials: Broadband a key part of W.Va.’s future

CHARLESTON - The need to develop West Virginia's broadband infrastructure is being seen by many as a crucial step in future economic development for the state.From attracting large companies to helping individuals start up small businesses in the state's more rural areas, many are seeing ...

Churn changes its ownership

BELPRE - The Churn in Belpre has changed ownership, but everything will remain as it has been.The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce joined with The Churn Restaurant and Lark's Nest gift shop, at 1500 Washington Blvd., Belpre, in celebrating a transfer of ownership of The Churn at a "Landing" ...

Bohio Mexican Grill expands to mall

BELPRE - Grand Central Mall's last opening in the food court will be filled soon with a locally owned Mexican restaurant.Bohio Mexican Grill co-owners Scott Carpenter and Wayne Berry said the location in the mall will be open by the end of the month. Carpenter and Berry own and operate four ...