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Washington Electric Coop names board members at annual meeting

Washington Electric Cooperative members celebrated the completion of the South Olive substation and learned about additional efforts to improve reliability at their 79th annual meeting May 16 at the Marietta Shrine Club in Marietta. Trustee election results revealed that Brian Carter of ...

Disrespect in workplace is contagious

A while back as I was driving to a client’s site, I heard an interesting clip on WOUB’s Family Health. Dr. Harold C. Thompson, an osteopathic family physician and an Ohio University employee, talked about a research project at Baylor University on the effects of incivility or disrespect on ...

Selby Hospital recognized for achievements

Selby General Hospital announces being recognized for two distinctions in quality excellence from Healthgrades: the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award† and the Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award†. Released annually by Healthgrades, the leading online ...

Belpre Senior Center sends farewell to longtime manager

Becky Hennen, manager of the Belpre Senior Center, is retiring after more than 10 years with the organization. Hennen is known among the seniors for her warm, inviting personality and talented cooking skills. The Belpre Senior Center has served more than 1,000 adults in the past 10 years and ...

Kroger now offers pickup service in Marietta

Roanoke, Va. - On May 30, Kroger launched its online-shopping service Pickup at its Marietta store, located at 40 Acme Street. Pickup, formerly known as ClickList, offers customers the opportunity to shop online and pick up their groceries without ever entering the store. “Many of our ...

Morrison, Inc. recognized for recycling efforts

Morrison, Inc. has been recognized by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) as being one of the group’s top recyclers of mercury-containing thermostats in the nation. Mercury thermostats have been used to control heating and cooling systems for decades, and if improperly ...

Hands-on experience most powerful

On our little farm at Malaga, Ohio where my brothers and I grew up, the soil was rich. Plants of many species vied for the opportunity to draw the nutrients from the light brown loam. Nightcrawlers were also fond of this area. Early in the morning during the summer months, there were times when ...

Business briefs

Noble Correctional Institution names top officer CALDWELL — Noble Correctional Institution (NCI) is pleased to announce the selection of their Correctional Officer and Employee of the Year. NCI is pleased to announce the Correctional Officer (CO) of the Year for 2019 is CO Sonny ...

Create goals and work toward them

The “what” question identifies the core of the goal and must be answered in relationship to the customer in mind. A review of the organizational vision and key strategies is important. Team leaders should give their team members the top seven or eight parameters that drive the business and ...

Diversity leads to a better environment

When I bought my home 28 years ago, I was pleased to find a butternut, also called a white walnut tree, on the property a few feet from the edge of the Little Hocking River. In addition to being a rare tree, it served as the anchor point where I chained my canoe. Each year, it was a treat to ...

Good leaders deal well with adversity

Ten years ago, I traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah for a day-long session on Respectful Communication with a group of engineers. I don’t think I have ever had a trip with quite so many mishaps. It started at the Columbus Airport when I set off the alarm walking through the screening machine. ...

Valuable work experience can last a lifetime

In August 2011, Carol and I spent the night in Scranton, PA. We were on our way home after a wonderful week in Maine and a short trip to see my daughter’s family in Massachusetts. As is our habit, we surveyed the available local tourist material and found an old anthracite mine, which is now ...

Well-functioning workplaces are no accident

Early the second morning of our 2011 trip to Bar Harbor, Maine, my wife Carol and I drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain, the highest summit on the North Atlantic seaboard rising over 1,500 feet. Cadillac Mountain is a pink granite dome that has been planed by repeated glaciers. It is one of ...

Analyze to get to the root of the problem

In 1997, my brother Jack who is an archaeologist at Missouri State University began work excavating a site in Missouri called Big Eddy. His work was documented in National Geographic in October of 2005. A unique experiment he and his colleague, Neal Lopinot, conducted in 2000 was chronicled in ...

Orthodontist offers two women free braces

PARKERSBURG - Smith Orthodontics is giving back to the community by providing free braces to two lucky women - Bobbie Mendenhall of Newport and Sarah Gant from Williamstown. Dr. Amy Smith, owner of Smith Orthodontics in Parkersburg, says, “I love doing my part in the community, putting ...

Riverview Credit Union CEO announces retirement

BELPRE — Michael B. Iaderosa, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Riverview Credit Union, will retire effective June 30. Iaderosa joined Riverview in May 2014 with more than 37 years of banking experience. During his five-year tenure, Iaderosa has overseen several positive ...

A positive vision can often lead to success

On Aug. 1, 2011, my wife and I took a whale watching tour in Bar Harbor, Maine, accompanied by a couple of friends from Bangor. I had seen whales on several other trips to Alaska, Hawaii, Tahiti and even Maine. The whales I have been fortunate to see include humpback, minke, orca and blue. ...

Excitement is contagious in the workplace

On July 29, 2011, Carol and I were in transit between Geneseo, New York and Montpelier, Vermont. We broke up the interstate driving to enjoy smaller state roads in eastern New York and Vermont. Finally, we arrived at Betsy’s Bed and Breakfast. That evening’s delicious meal at ...

True leaders listen, learn

On a road trip to Maine several years ago, my wife Carol and I spent our first night in Geneseo, New York. We stayed at the Temple Hill Bed and Breakfast. The directions were easy to follow and we arrived at about 6 p.m. There, sitting behind several white oaks around one hundred years old ...

The leaders of tomorrow often get an early start

For our 10th anniversary on July 30, Carol and I began an exploration of the northeast United States with the farthest point being Bar Harbor, Maine. We enjoyed the entire trip and found our time together renewed us. At the end of our first day’s drive, we stopped at a bed and breakfast in ...