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Mister Bee abuzz over new chip bag

Business

PARKERSBURG —Mary Anne Ketelsen, majority owner and chief executive officer of Mister Bee Potato Chips, this week unveiled the design of a special new five-ounce potato chip bag saluting veterans. Additionally, Ketelsen pledged to donate 10 percent of the purchase price of the designated ...

Farmhouse Natural opens in Ripley

Business

RIPLEY — Shoppers in the Ripley area will now have access to fresh produce, natural health products and fresh coffee. Farmhouse Naturals at 1031 Ripley Road in Ripley stemmed from the Nelson Family farm which originated in 2017. Josh Nelson, owner of Farmhouse Naturals, said their style ...

Walmart completes remodeling at Parkersburg location

Business

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Walmart Supercenter has completed a remodeling that included several department transformations and innovations to that make shopping easier for customers. The renovation was part of Walmart’s plans to spend $31 million in stores across West Virginia in 2019 ...

Joseph now broker of record for SWC Realty

Business

PARKERSBURG — James “Butch” Joseph has recently earned his West Virginia broker’s license and has been named the West Virginia broker of record for the Parkersburg SWC office. Joseph helped open the real estate office in downtown Parkersburg in 2018 when he joined the agency after 17 ...

Mid-Ohio Valley groups to provide Thanksgiving dinners

Community News

PARKERSBURG — Various organizations and churches will continue the annual Thanksgiving Day tradition of providing a free meal to residents. * The Parkersburg Salvation Army will hold its annual free Thanksgiving Day Dinner beginning at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day on Fifth Street in ...

Greenleaf Landscapes receives excellence award

Business

MARIETTA — Greenleaf Landscapes has received an Award of Excellence - Silver Award by the National Association of Landscape Professionals for the First Presbyterian Church memorial garden. The project combined a private sunken playground area with a street-level garden and gathering space. ...

West Virginia Central Federal Credit Union celebrates 50th anniversary

Business

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Central Federal Credit Union celebrated its 50th anniversary recently by providing members with cash prizes, giveaways and a catered lunch. WV Central has been celebrating all year by highlighting the charitable nature of the credit union movement with their 50 ...

Thom Kirk elected National Fusion Center VP

Business

CHARLESTON — A deputy secretary of the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety has been elected the vice president of the National Fusion Center. Deputy Secretary Thom Kirk was nominated by President Mike Sena, president of the National Fusion Center Association. Kirk ...

Income-based health insurance plans available in West Virginia

Business

CHARLESTON — West Virginia residents who are interested in free help to learn how they might enroll or re-enroll in health insurance under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have a free local resource available to them. West Virginia Navigator is a non-profit project that ...

FirstEnergy reports 3Q earnings

Business

FirstEnergy Corp. has reported third quarter 2019 earnings of $391 million, or 73 cents per basic share (72 cents diluted), on revenues of $3 billion. Operating earnings for the third quarter of 2019 were 76 cents per share. The results compare to a loss of $512 million, or $1.02 per basic ...

Chi Beta Phi participate in conference

Local News

GLENVILLE — Members of the Glenville State College Alpha Iota Chapter of Chi Beta Phi on Oct. 19 attended the 72nd National Conference of Chi Beta Phi at the Rho Chapter of the organization at West Liberty University, located in West Liberty, West Virginia. The faculty members of Alpha Iota ...

Farnsworth, Sprouse honored by Washington County Career Center

Local News

MARIETTA — The Washington County Career Center has named its November Students of the Month, Ashley Farnsworth and Levi Sprouse. Farnsworth is a Warren senior enrolled in the Medical College Prep program. She is the daughter of Francis, III and Monica Farnsworth of Marietta. At the Career ...

Parkersburg South burns Parkersburg High

Local News

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South head coach Nate Tanner was blessed for missing the discovery of the answer to an eventually inevitable question through the first eight games of the season — how would his team handle losing a football game? The 8-0 start, while great, just didn’t tell ...

Wrongful termination suit yields $8M verdict

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A Wood County jury awarded a woman $8 million in punitive damages this week in a lawsuit alleging she was fired for refusing to falsify documents pertaining to the citizenship of employees in an out-of-state office. Washington County resident Lori Shultz filed the suit against ...

Jackson Middle School students donate blankets to Salvation Army

Local News

VIENNA — A statistics project at Jackson Middle School prompted a real-world response from students who saw a need in their community. Seventh- and eighth-grade students in teacher Cherish George’s science and math enrichment classes donated children’s and infants’ blankets to the ...

Bond denied for man accused of killing brother

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A judge on Friday denied bond for a man accused of stabbing and killing his brother. Billy Ray Johnson Jr., 54, remains in custody at the North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County after a brief Friday morning hearing before Wood County Circuit Court Judge J.D. ...

Cannon topping Parkersburg City Council agenda

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A trade involving a Civil War-era siege cannon at City Park is on the agenda of Parkersburg City Council on Tuesday. Long Tom would be traded to the Wood County Commission for part of Bicentennial Park between the city building and courthouse that is owned by the county. The ...