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WVU-P: Sale of downtown Parkersburg building to pay for repairs

PARKERSBURG -A new roof and other maintenance projects this fall at West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be financed by the sale of a building in downtown Parkersburg, the president of the college said on Thursday.The West Virginia Council for Community and Technical Colleges recently ...

West Virginia Motor Speedway may be leased, sold after project

MINERAL WELLS - Idle for three years, the West Virginia Motor Speedway property near Mineral Wells is expected to be available for lease or sale in 2017.Whether cars will race there again remains to be seen.Access to the track is currently limited, after Matheny Road, also known as Wood County ...

Dow, DuPont shareholders approve merger

PARKERSBURG - Stockholders from DuPont and The Dow Chemical Co. on Wednesday approved the historic merger of the two companies.The approval was a key part of the process to merge the two companies and subsequently pursue the intended spin off of three highly focused, independent companies, a ...

Parkersburg’s Point Park Marketplace given a new lease on life

PARKERSBURG - Activity at the Point Park Marketplace has increased over the last couple of months since a pair of vendors signed a lease to take over operations from the city.James Kincaid, owner of Make A Mia Pizza, and Marvin Edwards, owner of West Virginia Foods and Things, signed a lease ...

Fenton to decommission art glass site in Williamstown

PARKERSBURG - The Wood County Board of Education has not been the only group interested in Fenton Art Glass Inc.The board of education has spent $60,000 as of July 12 exploring a property adjacent to Fenton Art Glass as a possible site for a new Williamstown Elementary School. Preliminary soil ...

Marietta sprinting toward first half marathon

MARIETTA - Planners in Marietta are organizing the town's first half marathon set for Oct. 1.A race steering committee is getting a head start on sponsorships and making sure that all the runners' needs will be met when race day comes. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Washington ...

Mediation ordered for 3,500 C8 cases

PARKERSBURG - A federal judge hearing the C8 lawsuits against DuPont has ordered in-person mediation on the remaining 3,500 cases, according to an order issued Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Columbus.Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr. scheduled mediation for 9 a.m. July 27-28 in the federal ...

Mustang Survival ceasing production in Spencer

SPENCER - Mustang Survival is ending production operations at its Roane County facility in Spencer.Warehousing, shipping and receiving and repairs will remain for the time being, but could be out of the building from which the company operates midway through next year.A Worker Adjustment and ...

Gray Television sues Smart Networks over use of Veto Road tower

MARIETTA - A lawsuit for breach of contract, filed in March against Smart Networks LLC by Gray Television Group Inc., is the latest in a series of legal actions involving the high-speed Internet and network services company owned by Chad Henson of Marietta.On March 11, Atlanta-based Gray ...

Coplin Health Systems changes plans for Wirt County project

ELIZABETH - Coplin Health Systems plans to launch more comprehensive health and wellness services to benefit residents of Wirt County and the surrounding communities, Coplin Health Services CEO Derek Snyder said."Coplin Heath Systems has always been dedicated to providing the best quality ...

Jewelry Buyers opens in Vienna

VIENNA - A new business in Vienna gives people an alternative to selling their old and unused jewelry.Jewelry Buyers of Vienna was recently opened at 2910 Grand Central Ave. by Jeanne Peters and Kim Williams. The business was a natural extension of its ecommerce jewelry-selling business, ...

Camden Clark Medical Center gets second robot to tackle germs

PARKERSBURG -Camden Clark Medical Center has purchased a second high-technological robot to battle bacteria and eliminate multi-drug resistant organisms that can cause Hospital Acquired Infections, the Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot.The first robot was purchased in February 2015 and the newest ...

Mother Earth Foods in Parkersburg offers natural remedies for sunburns

PARKERSBURG - A local owner of a natural foods store has a few natural remedies for a sunburn.First and foremost is drink as much water as possible, said David Hawkins, the owner of Mother Earth Foods on 19th Street in Parkersburg."The most important thing to do when sunburned is to stay ...

Natural gas pipeline may be in jeopardy after court ruling

MOUNDSVILLE - The planned $37 billion merger of natural gas midstream giants Williams Energy and Energy Transfer Equity may be in jeopardy after a Delaware court ruled ETE could abandon the deal.Dallas-based Energy Transfer is the company developing the $4.3 billion Rover Pipeline that would ...

Federal jury awards punitive damages in C8 case

COLUMBUS - Two days after being ordered to pay $5.1 million in damages to the plaintiff in the C8 trial in Columbus, DuPont also was assessed $500,000 in punitive damages on Friday.The company will appeal, representatives said.C8, also called PFOA, was once used to make Teflon at the Washington ...

Countdown is on for Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council’s Launchpad contest

PARKERSBURG - A committee of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council is developing a pitch contest open to new businesses and start-up concepts in its eight-county region.The Launchpad MOVRC contest will be 7-9 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Parkersburg Art Center.The Launchpad concept is intended to create ...

Parkersburg pediatrician Dr. Charles F. Whitaker III retires after 41 years

PARKERSBURG -Well-known pediatrician Dr. Charles F. Whitaker III retired June 15, after the closing of his practice Affiliated Specialists, which he co-owned with his brother Dr. Joel Whitaker.Joel is a dentist. He has closely worked with the former St. Joseph's Hospital, working on antiseptic ...

Job placement service creates opportunities for Mid-Ohio Valley workers

MARIETTA -It's not every day you witness someone who inspires you to do better and be better.Jacob Cooper, 24, of Little Hocking is getting just that reputation as he works as a graphic design artist at Putnam Sign Shop in Marietta.Cooper has a condition that has permanently placed him in a ...

Ohio pastor publishes book co-written by late wife

PARKERSBURG - Pastor Duane Wolfe of Racine, Ohio, published "Weeds and Flowers in Our Garden" in December 2015, with the proceeds of the book going to a foundation that was formed by Wolfe.Wolfe wrote the book with his wife, Brenda K. Wolfe, before she passed away from primary peritoneal cancer ...