Business

Mall movie theaters to be remodeled

VIENNA, W.Va. — Regal Grand Central Mall 12 is undergoing a complete renovation to provide an enhanced experience for Mid-Ohio Valley residents and area visitors. The project, set to be completed this May, will include new seating, sound system and interior amenities. The renovation will be ...

Leaders don’t play games with employees

During the days when I was a foreman in the coal mine, we had a reoccurring problem with safety violations on the mantrips. Mantrips are large trolley powered metal buses used to carry miners to the production sections. One had to crawl or roll into the mantrip and lie on your back during the ...

Everyday Leadership: Leaders in the midst of change reinvent themselves

My family moved a lot when I was young. Every two or three years, Dad got a higher paying job as a school teacher. Although the moves were frequent, they never got easier. We lost friends and had to make new ones. But we also got to explore new places and find treasures left by previous owners ...

Feb. 6 proclaimed Peoples Bank Day

From local reports Marietta Mayor Joe Matthews proclaimed Feb. 6 as Peoples Bank day in honor of the bank’s 115th anniversary. The proclamation was presented to Peoples Bank president and CEO, Chuck Sulerzyski, during a community breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 16. “It is extraordinary ...

C8 story told in National Geographic series

PARKERSBURG — An episode about C8 in the Mid-Ohio Valley will be part of a series airing next month on the National Geographic Channel. The series will begin on March 21 to coincide with World Water Day on March 22. The episode on C8 "Parched: Toxic Waters" will air 9-10 p.m. March ...

Focus on safety rises with regular dialogue with workers

Many coal miners knew black lung disease, silicosis, or a crippling injury was their possible fate. Each miner observed these three types of outcomes among his family and friends. Death was not often discussed but was real in their minds. Even with such dire potential outcomes, there was a ...

Sixteen colleges compete in Peoples Bank Business Case Competition Feb. 11

University of Akron in Akron was awarded first place in the 5th Annual Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition on Saturday, Feb. 11. The University of Akron team earned $1,500 for its first place finish. Team members included Preston Matos, Layne Scheufler and Eric ...

‘Maximize Your Social Security’ powerpoint will be offered twice

Would you be surprised to know there are 567 ways to file for Social Security? Baby Boomers could be leaving thousands of dollars on the table without realizing it. While the vast majority of people expect to receive advice from the Social Security Administration on how to maximize their ...

New CMO at Peoples Bank

Peoples Bank recently welcomed Carmella Manges as chief marketing officer, senior vice president. “We are very pleased with our continued success in attracting high-level talent to lead,” said Chuck Sulerzyski, Peoples Bank president and CEO. “Carmella has more than 20 years of ...

Tenney & Associates associate passes IRS Enrolled Agent exam

Tenney & Associates, CPA’s announces that Justin Tidd has passed the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Enrolled Agent (EA) exam. This intensive three-part exam underscores and confirms knowledge and professional expertise required to manage individual and business tax returns, including ...

Service anniversaries at Solvay Specialty Polymers

From local reports Four Solvay Specialty Polymers employees recently completed service anniversaries with the company: ¯ Ron Lupardus recently completed 35 years of employment with Solvay. Lupardus joined the Marietta plant in 1982 as a laboratory technician and is currently a ...

Monopoly players toss aside thimble game piece

By Wayne Parry The Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — You can still pass "Go" and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won't be able to do it with the thimble game piece. Voters have rejected the thimble, an integral part of the game since being added to Monopoly in ...

Decision-making a part of being a leader

When I was in grade school, twice a year we were bused to the high school to see the junior and senior class plays. Each of these events was always a thrilling, novel change in our everyday schedule. In 1965, the thrill was especially heightened because my sister, Sylvia, had the female cast ...

$670.7M settlement in C8 cases

A $670.7 million settlement in principle has been reached resolving the C8 lawsuits pending against DuPont, officials announced on Monday. DuPont and Chemours, the spinoff company which now owns and operates the Washington Works plant in Wood County, have agreed to each pay $335.35 million to ...

Verizon pulled back into unlimited data game

By The Associated Press NEW YORK— Verizon, a longtime holdout, has joined other carriers in offering an unlimited data plan. AT&T only lets customers sign up for unlimited plans when they also subscribe to DirecTV, which AT&T owns. But its prices are similar to Verizon's for a ...

Passenger-carrying drone to fly in Dubai

By Jon Gambrell The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Up, up and away: Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone regularly buzzing through the skyline of this futuristic city-state in July. The arrival of the Chinese-made EHang 184 — which already has had its flying ...

Free income tax filing services open in area

It’s that time of year again—tax season. Washington County residents who have not filed taxes yet still have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of free tax filing services offered by area organizations. The AARP Tax Aide Program is still accepting appointments and walk-ins at ...

Postal Service says it lost $200M over the holiday season

By Hope Yen The Associated Press WASHINGTON  — The U.S. Postal Service said Thursday it lost $200 million during the year-end holiday season, despite a strong quarter of package shipping and expanded use of vote-by-mail in the November presidential election. The results also reflect ...

Peoples Bank, MC to host Business Case Competition

Peoples Bank announces that 16 schools will participate in its fifth annual Undergraduate Business Case Competition on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Marietta College. Colleges will compete to win cash prizes ranging from $1,500 to $500. Colleges scheduled to compete in the competition include: ...

Par Mar Stores raises over $38K for WWD

Par Mar Stores had another successful Giving Back Campaign this past holiday season thanks to our dedicated team members and customers. Par Mar Stores raised over $38,000 for Wednesday Wish Days (WWD). “Our locations raise money all year long for children in our community on Christmas ...