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Local businesses look to score on Super Sunday

January 26, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A number of Mid-Ohio Valley establishments expect to do a brisk business next week on Super Bowl Sunday, but owners and managers say it would be even better if the two teams taking the... more »»

Incandescent 40, 60 watt bulbs turned off

January 26, 2014 PARKERSBURG — With the creation and importation of most common types of incandescent light bulbs banned as of Jan. more »»

Peoples Bancorp announces acquisition

January 26, 2014 MARIETTA — Peoples Bancorp, parent company of Peoples Bank, has announced the acquisition of Midwest Bancshares, the parent company of the First National National Bank of Wellston in Jackson County,... more »»

In-home care franchise given recognition

January 26, 2014 CHICAGO — BrightStar Care, a national full-service home care franchise that provides both medical and non-medical care, has received the Joint Commission’s Enterprise Champion for Quality award for... more »»

Advantage Bank to close Pike St. branch

January 26, 2014 MARIETTA — The Advantage Bank branch in the Lafayette Plaza on Pike Street in Marietta is expected to be closed and consolidated with the current Advantage Bank office on Third Street by early Marc. more »»

Peoples Bank will celebrate branch renovations

January 26, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Peoples Bank will celebrate its newly renovated branches at 3411 Emerson Ave., 2904 Pike St. and south Parkersburg Wal-Mart in Wood County with a series of grand reopening events Jan. more »»

Local physician assistants earn credentials

January 26, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Two local certified physician assistants are among a group of 108 nationally who recently earned a specialty credential, the Certificate of Added Qualifications from the National... more »»

Annual Bridal and Prom Expo moves to new location

January 25, 2014 MARIETTA— On Sunday, brides-to-be will be able to see a variety of bridal gowns on a fashion runway and vendor booths at the fourth annual Bridal and Prom Expo. more »»

Economic development big focus at Belpre Town Talk

January 24, 2014 BELPRE — About 100 people filled the Belpre Senior Center Thursday afternoon for the first Town Talk discussion of economic developmen. more »»

Unemployment rates dropped in December

January 24, 2014 CHARLESTON — The unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent in December in West Virginia, according to the seasonally adjusted numbers, WorkForce West Virginia said on Thursday. more »»

W.Va. lawmakers, Odebrecht reps to meet

January 22, 2014 CHARLESTON — Officials with the company planning a new petrochemical complex — the ethane cracker plant — for Wood County are in Charleston this week, meeting with lawmakers and others discussing... more »»

Girl Scout troops peddling sweet treats

January 22, 2014 MARIETTA — Girls in green sashes are marching up porch steps and knocking on doors, offering their chocolate, peanut butter, mint, coconut, shortbread, caramel and lemon-flavored cookie concoctions... more »»

Lube shop gets new owner, set to reopen

January 20, 2014 MARIETTA — The end of December saw the closure of Pike Street business Motorcare Oil and Lubrication Center but there will soon be a similar business operating there again. more »»

Fenton: ‘Very possible’ company could close

January 20, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — After almost a decade of financial ups and downs that have severely altered the face of Fenton Art Glass, the outlook of the almost 109-year-old Williamstown company is fairly grim,... more »»

Group will issue recommendations

January 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A group studying the Camden Avenue and Division Street intersection will present its final recommendations on improvements to the area at a meeting in Februar. more »»

Law firm celebrates 20 years in area

January 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in January. “It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years,” said founder Jan Dil. more »»

Opinions vary on electronic cigarettes; shops cropping up

January 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Opinions over the new electronic cigarettes, their use and potential long-term health effects are the subject of debate between health officials and e-cigarette advocates. more »»

Officials continue working toward ethane cracker plant

January 19, 2014 By BRETT DUNLAP bdunlap@newsandsentinel. more »»

Cpt. Flinn named to investigation board

January 19, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Captain Tim Flinn of the Parkersburg Fire Department was named to his second term on the Board of Directors for the West Virginia Division of the International Association of Arson... more »»

O’Bleness Health joins OhioHealth system

January 19, 2014 ATHENS — O’Bleness Health System on Thursday became a full member of the OhioHealth system. more »»



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