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Business

Mister Bee receives federal loan for projects

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia’s only potato chip maker has received a federal loan financing for renewable energy systems and other improvements. On Tuesday, officials announced the West Virginia Potato Chip Co. LLC, makers of Mister Bee potato chips, has received $250,000 from the United ...

Author pursues passion amid shutdown

VIENNA — Local author Joshua E. B. Smith says COVID-19 has forced a shift in his book sales after the pandemic caused conventions and venues throughout the region to cancel 2020 events. Smith, a life-long Wood County resident who lives in Vienna, has written and published four novels and has ...

Family Ford honored for reaching milestone

Twenty-five years ago, the Nourse Group purchased the Marietta Ford dealership and renamed it Family Ford. Wednesday, Ford honored Dick Nourse, principal dealer with the group, for marking the milestone with the presentation of a plaque. “We have tried to do a good job and take care of ...

Development Authority navigates unusual year

PARKERSBURG — The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact local businesses to varying degrees and has impacted the business community throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. The annual membership meeting of the Wood County Development Authority and The Parkersburg-Wood County Area Development ...

Peak Rock Capital affiliate sells ProFusion

An affiliate of Peak Rock Capital (“Peak Rock”), a leading middle-market private equity firm, announced today that it has sold ProFusion Industries (“ProFusion” or the “Company”) to an investor group led by ProFusion management. Headquartered in Fairlawn, Ohio with a manufacturing ...

Whited tests positive for virus

GRANTSVILLE — A local health care executive has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Stephen Whited, CEO of Minnie Hamilton Health System, is experiencing no symptoms, and will follow all protocols before returning to work. Earlier this month, Whited reported he was in contact with a ...