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Online shoppers more connected, transform Cyber Monday’s impact

By Mae Anderson AP Technology Writer NEW YORK — The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from their gift list — but a one-day Cyber Monday frenzy appears to be going the way of the dial-up ...

Trump says he’s trying to save jobs

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President-elect Donald Trump didn’t take off all of Thanksgiving Day while enjoying a long holiday weekend with his family at his Mar-a-Lago estate, saying he was working to keep the makers of Carrier air conditioners from relocating from Indianapolis to ...

CVB selects Stonewall as its new agency of record

The Marietta/Washington Convention & Visitors Bureau recently selected Stonewall Group, a full service advertising and marketing firm located in Marietta, as its agency of record, announced Jeri Knowlton, Marietta-Washington County CVB executive director. “We have to remain fresh ...

Local Wendy’s franchise owners donate $2K

Ray and Kim Blackburn, local Wendy’s franchise owners, recently donated $2,000 toward The Wendy’s Adoption Scholarship Endowment established with Washington State Community College Foundation. The Blackburns partnered with Washington State Community College three years ago to establish ...

Belpre Savings, First Mutual affiliate

LAKEWOOD and BELPRE — First Mutual Holding Company (FMHC), the largest depositor-owned mutual holding company of its kind in the Midwest, announced that it has affiliated Belpre Savings Bank. Belpre Savings, with $51 million in assets, joins First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent ...

Under attack? Clear your head and get a strategy

My older brother, Joe, is a retired hydrologist for the Groundwater Branch of the state of Kentucky’s Division of Water. He loved his work, which involved setting dyes in sinkholes and tracking where the water empties into a stream or river. He also periodically measured the flow of ...

Tough situations create stress on the job

While working at the Meigs Number 2 coal mine, I was assigned the job of track crew supervisor. The track crew had been on steady day shift for the seven years that the mine had been in operation. Two important events occurred the week I was “promoted” to this new assignment. A state ...

Small Business Saturday

From local reports Small Business Saturday was founded in 2010 by American Express to help small businesses get more customers. Six years later, the day continues to rally shoppers nationwide to support local small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year the Marietta Area ...

Upcoming safety council meeting

From local reports The Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council will be meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Marietta Shrine Club which is located at 249 Pennsylvania Ave. in Marietta. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. The topic for the month is ...

Leaders must know when to dive in, when to back down

I learned to swim in the farm pond with the tutelage of Dad and my older brother. We built the pond the second summer we lived at Malaga. There was a huge oak tree in the middle of the site of the pond. Dad located some dynamite and proceeded to blast it out. We dug holes underneath the roots ...

MMH a 5-star recipient for heart failure treatment

From local reports Marietta Memorial Hospital announced that it has achieved 5-stars for its performance in the treatment of Heart Failure for two years in a row from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions to find the right doctor, the right ...

Bodies and minds must adapt to changes for work

Shift work in the coal mine was quite a physical challenge for me at 18 years of age. Prior to working my first midnight shift, I had stayed up all night only a couple of times for high school proms. At the coal mine where I worked, the shifts changed each Sunday night at midnight and we ...

Proposed settlement in West Virginia chemical spill

By The Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A proposed settlement has been reached between Charleston residents and a chemical company accused of not doing enough to safeguard West Virginia’s capital city from a spill that polluted the drinking water of thousands of people in ...

Utilize and capitalize on leaders’ varied strengths

The house in which I grew up was probably close to 100 years old. The plaster walls had been papered over four or five times. In places, the wallpaper was a half-inch thick. Dad rented a steamer and we spent many hours softening the many layers and scraping them off with a putty knife. I, ...

Feds confirm double-digit health care premium hikes

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That will stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential ...

Giant Eagle offering 340 buyouts

By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Giant Eagle supermarket chain is offering buyouts to about 1 percent of its 34,000 corporate employees, or roughly 340 workers. The company, based in the Pittsburgh suburb of O'Hara Township, announced Monday that it's cutting costs because of ...

Riverview joins in credit union celebration

BELPRE — On Oct. 20, Riverview Credit Union will join with 56,000 credit unions around the world in celebration of International Credit Union (ICU) Day. “Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives guided by nine principles, including democratic control, social responsibility, ...

Safety Council will meet Wednesday

The Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council will be meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marietta Shrine Club, located at 249 Pennsylvania Ave. in Marietta. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. The topic for the month is Suicide Prevention ...

Professional Women’s Roundtable meeting

The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Professional Women’s Roundtable with the next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26, at DaVinci’s, located at 215 Highland Ave., Williamstown from noon to 1 p.m. Topic for this month is “Workplace Haunting” with featured speaker ...

A leader must protect the interests, safety of all

In the 1970s, some miners feared women working the coal mines because of macho pride and old-fashioned sexist notions of the role of women in society. Many miners believed having women underground would take the men’s minds off their work, resulting in careless and unsafe work on the part of ...