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Private landowners can enroll in CSP program

COLUMBUS – Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing ...

County farm bureau will discuss CAUV program

From local reports For the past six year, Current Agriculture Use Valuation (CAUV) has been a top priority of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the Washington County Farm Bureau. The CAUV calculation that was originally created was intended to follow the farm economy and for nearly 40 years ...

Good leadership starts with a plan that works

One morning a couple of weeks ago, as my wife, Carol, was walking out the door for work, I heard a thump on the sliding glass door. I jumped up and saw a female cardinal lying on the deck. This accident is not uncommon and nine out of 10 of the birds who fly into the glass doors survive to fly ...

Unity Cafe offers another choice for coffee lovers locally

PARKERSBURG — The aroma reaches the nose before the feet reach Seventh Street; the aroma of brewing coffee. The cartoon image of a scent carrying one somewhere by a finger shaped aroma comes to mind. Quite an amusing image until you read all the memes talking about how others will suffer ...

Leaders must realize impact of shortcuts on the job

Coal mine supervisors as a group were highly focused on production. Most of them tried to obey mine laws and safety policy but a few others viewed these laws and policies as mild guidelines. With the latter type of supervisor, a decision between safety and production always fell to production. ...

Farmers offered 1-day GAP training

In partnership with Appalachian Sustainable Development, asdevelop.org, Rural Action will be offering a one-day training to prepare farm and food businesses for a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) audit and certification. GAP and Good Handling Practices (GHP) are voluntary audits that assure ...

Altercare to welcome Greystone Healthcare Management

NORTH CANTON — Altercare Integrated Health Services (Altercare) has entered into an agreement to acquire the operations of six Ohio-based centers managed by Greystone Healthcare Management, with a proposed effective date of February 1, 2018, with the addition of two remaining facilities to ...

‘Emergency Preparedness’ topic of safety council meeting

The Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council will be meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. The topic for the month is “Emergency Preparedness” with featured speaker Gary O’Brien, ...

When leaders do the right thing they expect the company to hold up its end

At times, work in the coal mine was difficult and emotional. One such set of events occurred when I was a track construction foreman. One crew member, Earnest, was on disability with a work-related accident. He had broken his neck from hitting his head on the mine top while driving a large ...

Davis picked as 2nd VP of CCAO board

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) announces that Monroe County Commissioner Carl Davis has been selected to serve as 2nd vice president of the 2018 CCAO Board of Directors. “Advancing effective county government is part of CCAO’s mission, and I’m honored to continue ...

Leaders need to listen to employees in times of change

In 1985, I took a job as the training manager at BorgWarner Chemicals’ Woodmar plant south of Parkersburg. This work experience was one of my most exciting and valuable. I was immediately impressed with the plant’s culture. Every meeting began with the topic of safety, quite a change from ...

Iddings Trucking to close

After filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy a year ago, it seems a longtime trucking company will be closing its doors for good this week. Iddings Trucking, located at 741 Blue Knob Road, received a motion to convert to chapter 7 after it was thought the company might be able to pull through. ...

McClung promoted to chief editor of Woodcraft Magazine

From local reports PARKERSBURG — Woodcraft Magazine has promoted Chad McClung from managing editor to chief editor, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Tim Snyder, who decided to spend more time at home in Connecticut with his family but will continue with the magazine as a senior editor and ...

Leaders must maintain an awareness of their own emotional mental state

As a supervisor in a coal mine, some of my most stressful days were those with major equipment breakdowns. These difficult days were magnified on day shift when most managers worked. When key equipment broke down, I had frequent phone calls from the mine foreman who was in the foremen’s ...

Ambiguity creates confusion, erodes trust in the workplace

The management culture of the first mine where I worked was to support and treat supervisors fairly. The supervisory support by the leaders of the second mine was more spotty. Let me describe one incident in particular. The shift foreman, my boss, told me in no uncertain terms that I would be ...

IHOP construction almost done

Construction on the Marietta IHOP is just about wrapped as the project superintendent said he will be ready to turn the project over to the owner early next week. Superintendent Danny Nickel, with RSI General Contractors out of Sunbury, said Tuesday that all that is left to do is to add ...

Local design studio owner attends leadership conference in California

From local reports Pamela Holschuh, owner of Copper Leaf Interior Design Studio, recently attended the national leadership conference for the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) in San Diego, California. This new event brought together designers from all market sectors, firm sizes, and ...

Teamwork is well worth the effort

As a coal mine supervisor, I saw and treated a number of accidents. In the event of an accident with injury to one or more miners, all animosity was put aside. Never have I seen such teamwork come together so quickly. One day as my roof bolters, Tom and Ray, were installing permanent ...

Times launches new online job board

Local businesses and job-seekers have always trusted The Marietta Times to help them find the perfect match to meet their goals. With jobs.mariettatimes.com and the newspaper’s new partnership with RealMatch that search can be more effective than ever. “TheJobNetwork available through ...

Comfort Keepers collaborates with Stanford U. on new study

As America’s population ages and the number of those with severe health issues increases, a new study has found that family caregivers run the risk of social isolation and depression when they take on the job of caring for a severely ill loved one without help. The Stanford Center on ...