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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 ...

Hospitals feel pains of rising drug costs

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Hospitals, too, are getting slammed by sharp price increases in prescription drugs, and the industry is urging the next president and Congress to take up the issue. Consumer groups and insurers were already complaining loudly about drug costs. Now ...

Mylan will pay $465M in settlement to DOJ over Medicaid EpiPen rebates

By Linda Johnson AP Medical Writer Drugmaker Mylan will pay $465 million to settle allegations that it overbilled Medicaid for its life-saving EpiPen, ending one of the controversies over the soaring price of the emergency allergy injection. The settlement with the Department of Justice ...

Mancan launches Coats for Kids campaign

Mancan Inc. Staffing Agency is kicking off its sixth annual company-wide Coats for Kids campaign with a goal of 3,000 coats. Last year with the generosity of so many people, they collected just shy of 2,000 coats; not counting all the hats, gloves, and scarves, plus monetary donations ...

Gubernatorial hopeful’s coal mines settle with feds

By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal officials have reached a settlement requiring $5 million in upgrades to prevent further pollution by Appalachian coal mines owned by West Virginia gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice. The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of ...

Winning formula: Committed team with an experienced leader

On March 22, 2008, my older brother, Joe, needed some physical labor from his two younger brothers. Jack, the youngest, and I converged on Cave City, Kentucky, to provide the desired assistance. The task at hand was the movement of several thousand pounds of lumber, some equipment, and a ...

This undated handout image provided by the MediaPortal of the Daimler AG shows the 2016 model of the AMG GT Roadster and AMG GT C Roadster. Major automakers are finding the Paris auto show, held in a city whose mayor wants to ban diesels to reduce pollution, as a fine place to show off new zero-emission electric cars. Most prominently, Volkswagen will unveil a new small electric car as part of the company’s pivot from diesel to more electric models as it struggles to recover from a scandal over 11 million cars that were rigged to evade diesel emissions tests. It runs Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 through Oct. 16 at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles. (Daimler AG via AP)

Electrics up front at Paris car show

By Davis McHugh AP Business Writer FRANKFURT, Germany — Carmakers are finding the Paris auto show , held in a city whose mayor wants to ban diesels to reduce pollution, to be a fine place to show off new zero-emission electric vehicles. Most prominently, Volkswagen will unveil a small ...

Mixup on safety steps can put others at risk needlessly

One day while working in the coal mine, we were forced to evacuate due to a mine fire. Later, we learned that a track haulage motor while carrying a piece of equipment had gotten caught against a piece of live trolley wire. The trolley breaker had been bypassed and the trolley wire started ...