Business

Leaders, followers have differing sets of rules

In the spring of 1970, I was selected to be the Boys State representative for Beallsville High School. Boys State is a mock government program put on by the American Legion. It was the most significant honor I had received other than my trophies for showing cattle at the Monroe County Fair. My ...

New boutique relocating from N.C. to open on Front St.

For Emma Blaney, opening a business in Marietta has grown out of family involvements. EmLeigh’s and Mama B’s boutique is relocating to downtown Marietta from High Point, N.C. “I’ve been in North Carolina most of my life, but now I live in Vienna with my fiance,” Blaney said. ...

People often love to change if they are part of the planning

As children do, my brothers and I looked forward to summer vacation. Although the warm weather brought with it farm work such as planting, hoeing, and putting up hay, there were a multitude of pleasures also. We had plenty of time to re-enact the Civil War, explore the perimeter of our ...

International recognition

Copper Leaf Interior Design Studio, located at 415 Gilman Ave., Marietta, was recently awarded the first-place design award for Combination Window Treatments in the VISION Design and Workroom Competition. The competition, sponsored by Kirsch, was a part of the International Window Coverings ...

Leaders seek new information, experiences to deepen creativity

My Uncle Joe, who was my Dad’s youngest brother, was born in 1907, a few months after my Grandfather died of heat exhaustion loading a wagon of logs. He was orphaned at the age of 15 when my Grandmother died of typhoid fever. Extended family members cared for him as he grew up. Shortly after ...

Napoli’s opens new Parkersburg restaurant

PARKERSBURG — Napoli’s has had a presence at 1617 Dupont Road since 1969, according to Wayne Waldeck, who co-owns Wal Bon, better known as Napoli’s and McHappy’s, with his brother Bill. Lots of pizzas passed through the doors, whether it was eat-in or take-out. That restaurant’s ...

Seek feedback and ideas from others in your field

Several years ago, I was asked to organize and lead a presentation on Mastermind groups at a chapter meeting of the National Speakers Association of Ohio in Columbus. There were about 80 people at the session including experienced speakers who had participated in Mastermind groups and new ...

Longtime newspaper employee retiring after 45 years

By Jeff Baughan Special to the Times PARKERSBURG — For 45 years, Sharon Meyer has reported to work at The Marietta Times and The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Forty-five years she has reported to work with a job title. This week she will show up at 8 a.m. for work in the advertising ...

Marietta’s Lockhart will head to Akron for residency

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio — As they opened their envelopes during National Match Day at noon, Friday, March 16, fourth-year College of Medicine students at Northeast Ohio Medical University learned where they will continue their medical training as resident physicians following graduation in ...

Local financial advisor earns honor

PARKERSBURG — Chris Hall, founding partner and managing principal of Hall Financial Advisors, LLC has been named to the 2018 Forbes Top State-by-State Advisor rankings. Hall was listed No. 1 in West Virginia. “It is truly an honor to be named to such a prestigious financial advisor ...

Keeping up and understanding what it takes

Being a Ray, I was in the back of the room every year in grade school. In those days, teachers were fond of alphabetical seating. During the summer of 1961, our family moved from Flemingsburg, Kentucky to Beallsville, Ohio. I began my third grade of school as usual in the back of the room. Mrs. ...

Riverview Credit Union celebrates its 50th anniversary

Special to the Times BELPRE — Riverview Credit Union is kicking off a year-long 50th anniversary celebration with events during this week. Riverview was formed in March 1968 to serve the financial needs of the Union Carbide Marietta Plant employees. Members were encouraged to keep their ...

Safety Council meets Wednesday

The Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council will be meeting on Wednesday March 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. The topic for the month is “OSHA Record Keeping” with featured speaker Brian Zachetti, BWC Industry Safety Consultant, ...

New Marietta Kroger manager

Jim Hudkins, a native of nearby St. Marys, WV, has been named manager of the Marietta Kroger. Hudkins joined Kroger in 2012 after completing the Company’s Management Development Program. Since then, he has been assistant manager in Kroger stores in Proctorville, Ohio, Parkersburg and ...

Riverview celebrates 50th with year-long celebration

BELPRE — Riverview Credit Union announces it is kicking off a year-long 50th anniversary celebration of service to the community with appreciation events during the week of March 19 to 24. Both Riverview members and nonmembers alike are invited to visit Riverview’s Marietta office on ...

Impactful teachers devise a plan to transfer knowledge

As with most children, teachers made a difference in my life. I was enrolled in the first grade at Flemingsburg, Kentucky in 1959 without the benefit of kindergarten. I was only 5 years old and was amazed at the activity in the room. Since we moved around a lot, Mom and Dad had few social ...

Risks leaders take should be calculated

Coal miners played a number of games in their idle time while underground. Riding the conveyor belts was one some miners played. After I had been in the mines for a few months, I heard a number of stories about belt riding from different miners. However, I had never seen it done. One day I ...

Fear can be paralyzing; remember this lesson with snakes

My grandmother hated snakes. The only good snake was one that was in many pieces at her feet. She learned this hatred as a girl growing up on the Cumberland Plateau in East Tennessee in the days when snakes were plentiful and first aid knowledge rare. My Dad on the other hand, prohibited the ...

Peer pressure can undo leaders’ hard work

Smoking is, of course, forbidden in every underground coal mine. The reality of how men in different mines dealt with this issue varied, however. The smokers, of whom there was quite a few in the mining population, were fanatical about getting that last cigarette before going underground and ...

Starbucks to open store in Vienna

From local reports VIENNA – A nationally known chain of coffee franchises will open a store in Vienna. Starbucks and the PM Company of Vienna have signed a lease to open a full-service free-standing restaurant at the North Entrance of the Grand Central Mall, the PM Company announced on ...