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Leaders must learn from their successes and failures

August 5, 2015 I had a fascination with unusual plants at an early age. As a child, I routinely dug up striking plants and kept them in pots near the barn. more »»

A global deal with local ties

July 31, 2015 From staff reports A Belgian chemicals company with a presence in Marietta just announced plans to purchase another international company with a site in West Virginia in a $5.5 billion deal. more »»

Leaders need to resolve conflicts rather than let them simmer

July 29, 2015 When my family moved from Kentucky to Ohio in 1961, I entered the third grade in Mrs. Smith’s class. Mrs. Smith did not take a liking to me. more »»

Real estate tax deadline Aug. 7

July 29, 2015 Real estate tax statements for the last half of 2014 were mailed June 19, 2015 from the office of Dorothy K. Peppel, Washington County Treasurer. more »»

Real estate, mobile home taxes due Aug. 7

July 28, 2015 Real estate tax statements for the last half of 2014 were mailed June 19 from the office of Dorothy K. Peppel, Washington County Treasurer. more »»

In a crisis it’s time for followers to pay attention to leaders

July 22, 2015 Underground coal mining is one of the most dangerous jobs in America. more »»

Biehl named a voter in advisory group

July 18, 2015 From local reports Stonebridge Oilfield Services’ CEO/founder, Eddy Biehl, is an official voter in the advisory group for SafeLandUSA. more »»

Don’t judge new leaders harshly on early mistakes

July 17, 2015 When I was 13, I went with my dad and my older brother, Joe, on the longest trip of my young life. more »»

3 local workers receive awards

July 11, 2015 From local reports Abigail Totman of Marietta, Julian Dye of Vienna, W.Va. and Aaron Moore of St. Marys, W.V. more »»

Don’t try to motivate employees by embarrassing them

July 8, 2015 Twice a year when I was a child, the Diehl’s Clothing store in Woodsfield had a sale. It was a sale my mother, my brothers, and I never missed. more »»

DuPont spin-off officially takes over local site

July 2, 2015 By Evan Bevins Special to the Times WASHINGTON, W.V. more »»

Good leaders know how, when to listen

July 1, 2015 Facilitative listening is one of the most important skills that good leaders demonstrate. It shows respect and encourages communication from others. more »»

Brookdale's first day

June 20, 2015 Residents and staff of the newly renamed Brookdale Marietta on Browns Road cut a ceremonial ribbon to mark the facility’s official name change Thursday afternoon. more »»

Experience can be a great teacher for leaders

June 17, 2015 When I worked in the coal mine in the mid-1970s, I was also pursuing my undergraduate degree taking two courses a quarter at the Eastern Campus of Ohio University in St. Clairsville. more »»

New editor of Woodcraft Magazine

June 13, 2015 From local reports PARKERSBURG — On July 1, Tim Snyder will take over as editor-in-chief of Woodcraft Magazine, a successful woodworking publication owned by Woodcraft Suppl. more »»

Local CVB membership drive under way

June 13, 2015 The 2015-2016 membership drive begins June 1 and with it comes a new season of travel and tourism in Marietta-Washington Count. more »»

Free professional development for anyone who works with kids

June 13, 2015 From local reports Community members, parents, early childhood educators and others living or working with children: Register today for professional development at no cost June 19 and 20, 8:15 a.m. more »»

Visualizing success can pay off for leaders

June 10, 2015 In the summer of 1967, Dad, my older brother, Joe, and I took the trip of a lifetime. more »»

Good leaders stay calm — and take action —in the face of a crisis

June 3, 2015 It was quiet the day after Christmas in 1963. The snow was slushy so playing outside was not much fun. Sylvia, my older sister, was in charge of the house since Mom and Dad had gone to town. more »»



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