Business

Implementing change takes a bit of work

How many of you have an employee or employees who seem to resist any new initiative or change. When you are modifying the workplace rules, processes, or physical space, resistance is a part of life. It never works to tell people to get over it and get back to work. As a matter of fact, that ...

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McDonald’s 40th anniversary

PEYTON NEELY   The Marietta Times Haylie Wussick and Darian Espinoza, both employees of McDonald's on Glendale Road, serve Laurie Strahler, who was the store manager of this McDonald's when it first opened in 1976, on Monday evening. This McDonald's store will be celebrating its 40th ...

$15M loan good news for Century site’s buyer

By Evan Bevins Special to the Times Applied Partners Inc. received preliminary approval this week for a $15 million loan from the West Virginia Economic Development Authority to purchase the former Century Aluminum property in Jackson County. The authority’s board of directors on ...

Local man re-elected to Ohio Horseman’s Council

Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc., a nonprofit equine-focused organization incorporated in the state of Ohio, has re-elected Arden Sims of Washington County to another two-year term as president. Sims is a past president of the Washington County chapter and immediately begins his second term of ...

Local woman completes degree in health promotion

Erin Dutton, a 30-year-old graduate of Warren High School, recently joined over 5,000 other graduates in receiving bachelor degrees from Arizona State University, Tempe. She majored in ASU’s College of Health Solution’s new program in nutrition and health promotion. Dutton began her ...

Hope remains for Century site

RAVENSWOOD — Officials around Jackson County have hope the sale of the Century Aluminum plant near Ravenswood will result in new development and jobs. Century Aluminum of West Virginia has reached an agreement to sell its smelter in Millwood and other assets to New Jersey-based Applied ...

GOP’s health care repeal path worries industry

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it's not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences. Hospitals, insurers and actuaries ...

Childhood games break boredom

At the Malaga, Ohio farm where I grew up, there was an almost unlimited number of places to play. I have written about the play and work opportunities the big, red barn provided. Behind the barn, a thicket of elderberry bushes covered one corner and blanketed the slope to the ravine. Dad made ...

Local attorney’s service to the region recognized

From local reports JACKSON, Ohio — Robin Bozian of Washington County has gone above and beyond expectations in her role with Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS). Bozian was recognized as 2016 Jenco Foundation Fund Award recipients for her service to others. Bozian, in addition to six ...

Comfort Keepers awarded for operational excellence

For the fourth consecutive year, the local Comfort Keepers® franchise, Comfort Keepers of the Mid-Ohio Valley, was awarded the Operational Excellence award by CK Franchising, Inc., franchisor of Comfort Keepers in-home senior care franchise network, at a recent ceremony in Henderson, Nevada ...

‘Magical Moments of Change’ Dec. 10 at Grand Central Mall

From local reports VIENNA, W.Va — Grand Central Mall will present its third annual “Magical Moments of Change” on Saturday, Dec. 10, from noon to 3 p.m. as part of its award-winning Magical Season of Giving. Shoppers are encouraged to donate new bed and bath linens and winter clothing ...

McFarland named auditor of the year

Washington County Auditor Bill McFarland was honored by County Auditors as the 2016 recipient of the “Richard J. Makowski Award for the Outstanding County Auditor of the Year.” The award was presented by Allen County Auditor Rhonda Steinecker, outgoing president of the County Auditors’ ...

Ohio to spend $15M on self-driving truck route

By The Associated Press DUBLIN — As Gov. John Kasich announced a $15 million investment in advanced self-driving highway technology on Wednesday, he urged Ohioans to push back against old ideas about the state. "Who would ever want to be called the Rust Belt?" he said. "The Rust Belt's ...

Cool-headed workers provide valuable direction for union

In 1972, two months before my 19th birthday, I joined the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) at North American Coal Company’s Number 6 mine. I was proud to be a part of such a group of workers who risked their life and health for the nation’s energy. I attended most of the monthly union ...

Online shoppers more connected, transform Cyber Monday’s impact

By Mae Anderson AP Technology Writer NEW YORK — The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from their gift list — but a one-day Cyber Monday frenzy appears to be going the way of the dial-up ...

Trump says he’s trying to save jobs

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President-elect Donald Trump didn’t take off all of Thanksgiving Day while enjoying a long holiday weekend with his family at his Mar-a-Lago estate, saying he was working to keep the makers of Carrier air conditioners from relocating from Indianapolis to ...

CVB selects Stonewall as its new agency of record

The Marietta/Washington Convention & Visitors Bureau recently selected Stonewall Group, a full service advertising and marketing firm located in Marietta, as its agency of record, announced Jeri Knowlton, Marietta-Washington County CVB executive director. “We have to remain fresh ...

Local Wendy’s franchise owners donate $2K

Ray and Kim Blackburn, local Wendy’s franchise owners, recently donated $2,000 toward The Wendy’s Adoption Scholarship Endowment established with Washington State Community College Foundation. The Blackburns partnered with Washington State Community College three years ago to establish ...

Belpre Savings, First Mutual affiliate

LAKEWOOD and BELPRE — First Mutual Holding Company (FMHC), the largest depositor-owned mutual holding company of its kind in the Midwest, announced that it has affiliated Belpre Savings Bank. Belpre Savings, with $51 million in assets, joins First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent ...

Under attack? Clear your head and get a strategy

My older brother, Joe, is a retired hydrologist for the Groundwater Branch of the state of Kentucky’s Division of Water. He loved his work, which involved setting dyes in sinkholes and tracking where the water empties into a stream or river. He also periodically measured the flow of ...