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Peoples Bank announces merger

Peoples Bank announced its merger with Premier Bank and Citizens Deposit Bank & Trust on Monday. With this addition, customers will have access to new services, according to CEO Chuck Sulerzyski. “We bring a lot to the table. We also have a fair amount of capabilities in terms of ...

Planning Commission denies U-Haul special exception

The Marietta Planning Commission voted for the second time in little more than a year to deny U-Haul’s application for a special exception to permitted commercial uses at the former K-Mart building on Pike Street. Safety-Service Director Steve Wetz was the only vote in favor Wednesday, with ...

Stonerise unveils branding across transitional care network

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s leading provider of clinician-led transitional care recently unveiled “One Stonerise,” an initiative to unify its branding and “Back to Health, Back to Life” positioning across The Stonerise Network, which includes Stonerise Transitional Care Centers, ...

Tourists few, NY gift shops struggle but don’t lose heart

NEW YORK (AP) — In souvenir shops from Times Square to the World Trade Center, shelves full of T-shirts and trinkets still (heart) New York. But the proprietors wonder when their customers will, again. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a voracious bite out of a slice of New York life as ...

Retailers want you to watch and shop this season

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jenna Powell gets in front of a camera, she can sell $10,000 worth of sparkly dresses and tie-dye hoodies in 40 minutes. Powell, whose three Jennaration shops in Alabama were closed at the start of the pandemic, has put all her focus on selling through live videos, ...

KBI Laundries storefront keeping busy keeping clean

KBI Laundries operates shops in Belpre and Beverly, but it wasn’t until mid-August when their Marietta storefront opened at 106 Front St. “We’ve been in the coin-operated laundry business for quite some time and they go hand in hand,” said owner Charlie Schilling. “It’s a ...