Business

Peoples Insurance Agency acquires Patrick Consulting Services LLC

Peoples Insurance Agency, a subsidiary of Peoples Bank, has acquired Patrick Consulting Services LLC in Piketon, Ohio. Patrick Consulting was started by Rick Patrick in 2005 to meet the needs of Piketon area employers. The firm is a group benefits and third-party administration provider and ...

Leaders must create vision of the future to address changes

My second supervisory training program while in the coal mine was designed by the Bituminous Coal Operators Association and administered by our mine foreman. It consisted of 40 hours of films, discussions, and tests. All of this mandatory training was taught on consecutive Saturdays, eight ...

Local printing and marketing firm to relocate due to growth

From local reports Steven Flaughers, owner of Hyde Brothers Printing & Marketing in Marietta, has recently announced his printing and branding company will relocate in the Marietta area due to company growth and expansion. “Due to the recent growth and expansion of our products, ...

Shale Cresent USA reps economic roundtable speakers

From local reports Jerry James ’80 and Wally Kandel ’87, both representatives of Shale Crescent USA, are scheduled to discuss economic development opportunities in the Mid-Ohio Valley and what’s being done to promote the region around the world, at the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio ...

Good leaders don’t leave the future to chance

A couple times a year during my childhood, my family loaded up the old Studebaker and began a travel adventure to Grandmother’s house in Crossville, Tenn. It was a long, arduous experience. The fighting my two brothers and I engaged in was punctuated with picnics in lonely churchyards or ...

ERIN O’NEILL   The Marietta Times
Shayne Byers, owner of Healthy Start Nutrition on Front Street, mixes a meal replacement shake for a client Wednesday. Byers’ business was one of the establishments in Marietta that had no violations at its last health inspection.

FOOD HANDLING SCORES

Whether your favorite eatery is in violation for mishandling and preparing food or consistently gets high marks for cleanliness is matter of public record, for those who care to know. Sunshine Week, which began on Monday, is a national, non-partisan effort to highlight the critical role of ...

Trump budget could end subsidies for rural air service

By Joan Lowy The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called Thursday for eliminating subsidized air service to rural communities, many of which supported his election last year after he promised to create jobs. Trump's proposal, part of his budget plan, would sever an ...

Fracking in Wayne National Forest to be discussed

From local reports PARKERSBURG - Representatives from Keep Wayne Wild, a new group, will discuss hydraulic fracturing in the Wayne National Forest at a meeting of Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action at 7 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church, 1400 Washington Ave. Lynn Cady, an organizer ...

Respect in the workplace requires a two-way street

In the 1970s, whenever a miner died underground all of the miners walked off the job in respect for the dead miner. They were required to take the next day off also. The thinking was that after a fatality, the miners would find it difficult to keep their minds on their work and could ...

Promotion at ELPRO

ELPRO, the Swiss-based global knowledge leader in innovative environmental monitoring solutions, has promoted Micalyn Harris to president and CEO of ELPRO Services, Inc., the company’s U.S. subsidiary located in Marietta. A native of Parkersburg, Harris joined ELPRO in 2009, and most ...

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 ...