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German prosecutors widen Volkswagen emissions probe

By The Associated Press BERLIN — Prosecutors in Germany said Friday they are expanding their probe into Volkswagen’s scandal over diesel cars that cheated on emissions tests. As well as increasing the number of suspects, prosecutors said they have evidence former CEO Martin Winterkorn ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
GoBus Manager Rob Goebel, left, welcomes Steve Thomas, center, Kathy Downer, and Andy Coleman, right, onto the GoBus in front of the Armory Thursday.

New stop for ‘go’ bus

By Janelle Patterson The Marietta Times jpatterson@mariettatimes.com Public transportation to Ohio’s urban centers will be at a more central access point as of Feb. 7 when the GoBus will officially move its stop to the front of the Armory on Front Street. Removing two street parking ...

‘America first’ isn’t something Trump created

"From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it's going to be only America first, America first." -- President Trump, inaugural address, Jan. 20, 2017 President Trump is something of a paradox. He roots himself in nostalgia for yesteryear -- "Make America ...

Briefcase

Bob Evans selling its restaurants for $565M NEW ALBANY— Bob Evans is selling its restaurants to a private equity firm for $565 million, splitting that part of the company from the food division that makes sausage, refrigerated side dishes and other convenience foods. New Albany, ...

Kentucky bourbon trail buzzing with more than 1M visits

By Bruce Shreiner The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Forget the bottle, a record number of people are experiencing Kentucky bourbon from the barrel, touring distilleries where they can sniff, sip and see whiskey crafted from the source. Tourism in the heart of bourbon country, on ...

Recent retirement at MC

From local reports At the end of 2016, Dan Bryant officially retired as the vice president for administration and finance at Marietta College after serving that office for 15 years. He and his wife, Evy, plan to travel, volunteer in the community and in their church, and spend time with ...

Comfort Keepers’ co-owner named to company’s NAC

From local reports Comfort Keepers is a global leader in the in-home care market and promotes independence while delivering quality in-home care to seniors and others in need. Local franchisee Joanie Yeomans was recently elected by her peers to the company’s National Advisory Council ...

Torrid to open in Grand Central Mall

From local reports VIENNA, W.Va. — Grand Central Mall will welcome Torrid to its mix of nationally recognized and locally owned retailers. Torrid will open near the recently remodeled and expanded Victoria’s Secret and PINK this March. “Grand Central Mall is proud to bring some of the ...

GOP governors who turned down Medicaid money have hands out

By The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa  — Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP-controlled Congress comes up with a new formula to provide ...

Consumer agency sues Navient over student loan repayments

By Marcy Gordon AP Business Writer WASHINGTON — Federal regulators have sued Navient, accusing the biggest U.S. student loan company of making it harder for borrowers to repay loans by giving them bad information, processing payments incorrectly and failing to act on complaints. The ...

How to improve life with your mate without breaking the bank

By Linda A. Johnson AP Medical Writer TRENTON, N.J.  — For many older couples, fun in the bedroom requires help from prescription drugs, but prices of popular brand-name sexual dysfunction drugs have tripled since 2010 and insurance coverage is spotty. Doctors who specialize in ...

Absenteeism opens the door to fatigue, other factors at work

While working as a coal miner, I took every opportunity to double over (work a second eight-hour shift). My personal record was four doubles in one week. I kept a log and found that even with this high amount of overtime, my yearly pay only broke even with the time I missed during wildcat ...

JANELLE PATTERSON   The Marietta Times
Rick Shriver, 62, of McConnelsville, stands in front of a historic farm tools display as he explains where he plans to put the bar in his barn at Willis Hill Farm in McConnelsville Monday.

Plans for Morgan Co. barn

McCONNELSVILLE—The creation of spirits dates back to the foundation of the Willis Hill Farm in 1873 by William “Bill” Willis, who pieced together parcels of land just south of town and grew his own fruit trees and vines. Willis raised livestock and a wide variety of crops but he also ...

GM to announce $1B factory investment

By Tom Krisher AP Auto Writer DETROIT — General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs, a person briefed on the matter said Monday. The Detroit automaker will make the announcement Tuesday morning. The investment is part ...

Local credit union employee reaches 10-year anniversary

From local reports Riverview Credit Union employee, Lisa Cochran, recently celebrated her 10-year anniversary with the financial institution. Cochran joined the credit union in 2007 as a member service representative and today serves as controller. In her current role, she assists the chief ...

In EPA rebuke, judge orders quick evaluation on coal-related jobs

By John Raby The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A judge has ordered federal regulators to quickly evaluate how many power plant and coal mining jobs are lost because of air pollution regulations. U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey in Wheeling made the ruling after reviewing ...

Everyday Leadership: When things go bad, just stay calm

One day when I was a supervisor in the coal mine, a situation with a miner named Joe occurred testing my will. Joe was a huge, towering man of 6 feet 5 inches, weighing over 300 pounds. He was assigned to my crew to fill in for an absent roof bolter. The beginning of this day’s work was ...

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times
Roger Moorison, store manager for Lashley Tractor Sales, inspects one of the lawn mowers at the Marietta store on Friday afternoon.

New owner at tractor dealership

Lashley Tractor Sales of Quaker City has expanded, opening a new branch in Marietta. After 25-plus years of serving Marietta and the surrounding areas, Hurst Tractor & Garden Equipment, located at 1200 Pike St. in Marietta, was bought out by Lashley’s in the fall. “We are happy to ...

Marietta CPA firm donates food to pantry

From local reports During any given week across the state of Ohio, 230,000 people receive emergency food assistance, 35 percent of whom are children younger than 18. And 50 percent of Ohioans are left to choose between paying their heating bill and putting food on the table. These sobering ...

United Way, Caring Connection will provide free help with tax filing

From local reports Caring Connection is one of 43 organizations across Ohio that will receive funding to support the expansion of their free tax filing services through The Ohio Benefit Bank†. The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB†) is a program of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks that provides ...