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Safety Council rates 3rd in state

From local reports The Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council (MOVSC), a program of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce, announces it has been named the 3rd top-rated safety council in the state of Ohio by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). The MOVSC received the number-three ...

CCMC awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation

The American College of Cardiology has recognized Camden Clark Medical Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. Camden Clark was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI and Resuscitation in April based on rigorous onsite ...

Peoples Foundation donation goes toward floodwall mural

From local reports Peoples Bank Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit corporation formed to make donations in Peoples Bank market areas, recently announced it has donated $2,000 to Ashland in Motion, for the painting of a mural of the Booker T. Washington School on the floodwall at the Port of ...

Peoples Bank Foundation donates to Recovery Resources of Cleveland

From local reports Peoples Bank Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit corporation formed to make donations in Peoples Bank market areas, recently announced it has donated $5,000 to Recovery Resources of Cleveland to assist with the organization’s training and job counseling for people with ...

Good leaders create systems where secrets are unnecessary

When I worked in the coal mines, strikes frequently shortened my paychecks. I did my best to make up the difference by working a lot of overtime. Sometimes, the strikes resulted from roving pickets. Pickets are men who stand at the mine’s entrance to stop union men from going to work. Roving ...

SAM SHAWVER   The Marietta Times
Welding instructor Anthony Darnell, left, talks with Ohio 30th District Senator Frank Hoagland inside a welding booth at the new Local 168 Plumbers and Pipefitters training facility addition.

Local 168 opens training center addition

By Sam Shawver Special to the Times A growing demand for skilled workers, especially welders, is being met by Local 168 Plumbers and Pipefitters, which opened a new $1 million-plus addition to the union’s apprenticeship training center in Marietta Friday. “This state-of-the-art ...

Orient new employees with respect, clear expectations

I thought my brother, Jack, the youngest in the family, was the cutest tow-headed child ever. As he grew, he seemed to be in serious deliberation with himself more than most other children. Mom often explains this characteristic of Jack’s with a story. Jack was born with unfortunate timing ...

3 graduate from builder school

MAZOMANIE, Wis. — Doug, Mary Ellen and Chase Lowe of Doug Lowe Construction and Excavating LLC in Marietta recently graduated from the Wick Buildings Builder Orientation School, and has joined over 100 builders in the Midwest who represent Wick Buildings. Doug, Mary Ellen and Chase have ...

BRIEFCASE

Business After Hours at Boathouse BBQ Join the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, May 18, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for its monthly Business After Hours hosted by Boathouse BBQ, 218 Virginia St., Marietta. Business After Hours is an informal gathering hosted by a different Chamber ...

Leaders have a responsibility when kidding goes too far

I admired most of the coal miners with whom I worked shoulder to shoulder. There were a few whose thirst for power and attention resulted in a trampling of the rights of others and a disregard for basic human decency. Timmy was one such miner. He was a master teaser with a quick wit, which he ...

Chesterhill Produce Auction opens Monday for new season

From local reports On Monday, May 1, the Chesterhill Produce Auction will open its doors for the 2017 season, celebrating 13 years of increasing fresh, local food access and production in Morgan and surrounding Appalachian Ohio counties. All community members are invited to commemorate the ...

Peoples Bank welcomes assistant vice president, financial adviser

From local reports Peoples Bank recently hired Robert Fennell as assistant vice president, financial adviser, at the Marietta bank’s office, 138 Putnam St. Fennell, will help clients reach their investment goals through a comprehensive selection of investment services and products offered ...

Ohio BWC administrator/CEO recognizes MC, local employers

From local reports Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison recently visited Marietta to recognize Marietta College and other local employers for their commitment to workplace safety. Morrison stopped by Marietta College to see new safety equipment the ...

In business, success can overshadow pain of failure

I received my first pair of hamsters on my 11th birthday. The light brown, furry creatures were accompanied with a shiny metal cage, a glass water bottle, and a measure of food. I quickly mastered the task of taking care of them and spent hours cuddling them. The following year our family ...

Good leaders think before they speak

Through five years as a coal mine supervisor, I had a couple of conflicts with my bosses. The first time came from an infraction of “standard leave,” a state in which the section was to be left for the next shift. Standard leave was mandated by top management and included a number of ...

Conference on social enterprise

From local reports MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The second annual Appalachian Conference on Social Enterprise will be held on May 19 and 20 at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va. Learn from top social enterprises from across the nation. Mountain Tech Media hailing from Berea, Ky., is a ...

Yeomans added to Comfort Keepers National Brand Fund Committee

From local reports After being elected to the Comfort Keepers® National Advisory Council (NAC) in January, local franchise owner Joanie Yeomans was elected vice chair of the committee which provides guidance and support for CK Franchising, Inc.’s national marketing efforts. A critical ...

Past, present and future play key roles for leaders

The farm where I grew up consisted of 60 acres. On the west side of our farm was an adjacent 60 acres owned by the Mann family. Eventually, the Mann farm was sold to a wealthy monument shop owner on the other side of Malaga. He ranged angus and later charolais cattle on his 60 acres. My ...

S&P Harley-Davidson dealership recognized

From local reports S&P Harley-Davidson earned the prestigious Silver Bar & Shield Circle of Achievement Award for 2016. Presented by Harley-Davidson Motor Company, this award is given to dealers based on motorcycle and related product sales performance, customer service and ...

Shale Crescent USA attends conference in Houston, Texas

From local reports Shale Crescent USA, a nonprofit group of business and community leaders from Ohio and West Virginia, attended the World Petrochemical Conference in Houston, Texas, March 20 to 24, to promote the Mid-Ohio Valley (The Shale Crescent) as a premier location for high-energy ...