Business

Real estate taxes due by Aug. 5

Real estate tax statements for the last half of 2015 were mailed on June 16 from the office of Dorothy K. Peppel, Washington County Treasurer. The last half plus delinquencies, if any, are due no later than Aug. 5, 2016. Payments can be made at the county treasurer's office on the second floor ...

Everyday Leadership: Mentoring tomorrow’s leaders today

Usually I facilitate two or three sessions for Ohio libraries each year. At the beginning of these presentations I often say, "I love librarians." One reason for my feelings about librarians is that my sister, Sylvia, was a high school librarian for 29 years. She retired in 1999 when she was ...

How will future generations see your leadership?

When my dad was 7 years old in 1907, his dad died of heat exhaustion while loading a wagon of logs he intended to haul from Bowling Green, Ky., to Nashville, Tenn. As you can imagine, this put a stress on a young mother of 39 with five kids and one on the way. All of the older kids pitched in ...

Threats to employees must be considered

In 1958, I lived in Orangeburg, Ky. Behind the smokehouse in the rear of our house, sat a number of rabbit pens on 3-foot stands my Dad had built. We raised big white rabbits and Dad sold some of them.One day, Joe decided to catch a wild rabbit with a figure-four box trap. A box sat above the ...

School supplies drive at four local Edward Jones branches

From local reportsFour Washington County Edward Jones financial advisors are supporting local students by using their branch offices as drop-off locations for a school supplies drive.Local residents and businesses may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in items to the Edward ...

Roundup

Business-to-Business breakfast on July 6A Business-to-Business breakfast, sponsored by Belpre Ministerial Fellowship and its Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce member churches, will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the chamber office, 713 Park Drive in Belpre; 740-423-8934.Participants ...

Having a plan and sticking to it pays off during tough times

When I was a child, my family moved a lot, eight times before I started the fourth grade. It was always an ordeal for Mom and Dad but it was an adventure to me.When I was born, we lived in Smiths Grove, Kentucky. From there we moved successively to Ball Knob, Burkesville, Trenton, West Point, ...

Local grad retires from the Army

Jesse Leon Lucas, 38, of Stewart, retired from the United States Army after 20 years of dedicated service to the country.Staff Sergeant Lucas is the son of Grovner and Pam Lucas of Stewart. He graduated from Warren High School, Vincent, in 1996. He directly took the oath to serve his country ...

Roundtable launches new website and database

From local reportsPARKERSBURG - The Area Roundtable recently announced the launch of its new website: www.arearoundtable.com and county-wide property database: www.woodcountypropertydatabase.com.The new site is a virtual repository for economic development information for Wood County, and it ...

Belpre Landing grand opening

By Jeffrey SaultonSpecial to the TimesBELPRE - After three years of work, the new Belpre Landing Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Assisted Living at 1915 Hill St. in Belpre had its grand opening with an open house Thursday.Bryan Casey, administrator, said about 10 years ago the work to ...

Hard work, key resources pay off for southern Ohio

From the 1830s into the early 1900s, Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky were dotted with a series of charcoal blast iron furnaces. The Lake Hope Furnace in Vinton County is one of the few still standing. The construction of these furnaces out of large blocks of sandstone was the first major ...

Napoli’s: 50 years in the pizza biz

PARKERSBURG - The Italian cuisine of Napoli's is as much a recognizable feature as the yellow pickup which transports the food throughout Wood and Washington counties. Wayne and Bill Waldeck of WAL-Bon have a story about pizza delivery. After 50 years in the pizza business, there's not a whole ...

Local Merle Norman owner honored

From local reportsZANESVILLE - Sharon Shaner, owner of the Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios located in Zanesville and Marietta, was honored for Excellence in Sales at the 85th Annual Merle Norman Cosmetics Academy held recently at Hilton Americas-Houston in Houston, Texas. Shaner was recognized ...

Copper Leaf celebrates 20 years in business

From local reportsCopper Leaf Interior Design Studio announces the completion of its 20th year in business. Copper Leaf, owned by Pamela Holschuh, ASID, began her venture in 1996 as Designs, a design firm and retail location, on Front Street in Marietta. As the business grew, Holschuh, who ...

Informed employees usually are more loyal ones

On Friday, Dec. 15, 1967, my Dad was on his way home as he was every Friday. He was the principal of an elementary school in Ironton, Ohio. During the week, he stayed in Ironton and drove home after work each Friday. The route he generally took was Route 2 in West Virginia to Point Pleasant. ...

Local McDonald’s employees awarded Hadler scholarships

From local reportsCHARLESTON - Fourteen local McDonald's employees in the Tri-State area have been awarded scholarships courtesy of the Betty Hadler Memorial Scholarship Fund.Recipients include:$2,500 Recipients:Jamie Dillon of Glouster, OhioAmbyr Easton of Huntington, W.Va.Angel Green of ...

Safety Council meeting

From local reportsThe Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council will be meeting on Wednesday June 15, 2016, from 11:30 A.M. to 1 p.m. at the Marietta Shrine Club which is located at 249 Pennsylvania Avenue in Marietta. Registration begins at 11:30 A.M. and the program begins at noon.The topic for the ...

Japanese company celebrates 90 years at U.S. sites, including W.Va.

WASHINGTON, W.Va. - A new company to the area is commemorating a significant anniversary.Over 30 employees of Kuraray gathered Tuesday at the Washington Bottom Community Building for a special lunch to commemorate the company's 90th anniversary.Kuraray is a Japanese company that has been in the ...

Economics prof. named MC’s director of entrepreneurship

From local reportsJacqueline Khorassani, who has taught economics at Marietta College since 1987, has been named the new director of entrepreneurship.As director, Khorassani will provide the leadership and vision for the development entrepreneurship programs including PioBiz, PioPitch and the ...

As leaders, we need to stop and look more deeply at our business

A number of years ago, my wife, Carol, and I were on the way home from a family gathering. About 20 miles south of Maysville, Ky., we reached the Blue Licks Battlefield State Park. Previously we had stopped a couple of times for a quick visit. However, we had never taken a hike there. One of ...