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Leaders learn the future is built on the past

April 27, 2016 By R. Glenn Ray Several years ago, I was a featured speaker on a tour of “The Little Cities of Black Diamond. more »»


April 26, 2016 Bob Evans to close 27 sites, layoff 1,100 WASHINGTON — Restaurant chain Bob Evans Farms is closing 27 underperforming locations and laying off 1,100 workers in attempt to boost profits. more »»

West Virginia Healthcare Authority denies MMH request

April 23, 2016 By Brett Dunlap Special to The Times PARKERSBURG — Marietta Memorial Hospital will not be able to establish an ambulatory care facility in Parkersburg, following a ruling from the West Virginia... more »»

Flexibility, predictability and focus keys for leaders

April 20, 2016 In October of 1993, my older and younger brothers, Joe and Jack, and I floated the Colorado River for nine days through the Grand Canyon. more »»

Marietta Kroger recognized for commitment to hiring people with disibilities

April 16, 2016 Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) and The Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) has recognized the Marietta Kroger, store #476, for hiring individuals with disabilities as... more »»

Grae-Con signs 5-year lease with Ingenuity Center

April 15, 2016 The Southeastern Ohio Port Authority, Washington County’s Economic Development Agency, announced Thursday that Grae-Con Construction, has signed a five year lease on the Port Authority’s Ingenuity... more »»

Even if it’s scary, you might benefit from sticky situations

April 13, 2016 When I was in grade school, the sixth and seventh grade classes were given the opportunity to perform in a school play, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. more »»

S&P Harley-Davidson dealership recognized

April 9, 2016 From local reports WILLIAMSTOWN — S&P Harley-Davidson was awarded the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Bronze Bar & Shield Circle of Recognition award for the 2015 calendar year. more »»

Learning from curiosity is the path to competency

April 6, 2016 When the farm chores allowed, my two brothers and I headed for the nearby stream we called simply “The Creek.” We later found it on a map and realized its real name was Miller’s Ru. more »»

Man with local ties promoted at NARA

April 5, 2016 Leonard Harmon Jr. more »»

Service anniversaries, retirement at Kraton

April 5, 2016 Three employees complete years of service at Kraton Polymers in Belpre, with one of the workers retiring after 30 years: ? Brenda Burke recently completed 35 years of service. more »»

Strecker Center receives national accreditation

April 5, 2016 From local reports Strecker Cancer Centerhas been granted a second consecutive three-year full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program... more »»

Leaders need to take the time to check with employees

March 30, 2016 When I worked as a supervisor in an underground coal mine, there were a number of types of equipment that I relied on daily to ensure the safety of my crew, myself, and dozens of other coal miners. more »»

Sometimes it’s necessary to refocus workers on the task at hand

March 23, 2016 In the springtime when the grass once again sprang dark green on the hillsides, the cows were occasionally reluctant to return to the barn for milking. more »»

Newspapers name new advertising director

March 21, 2016 From local reports The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and The Marietta Times have named a new advertising director. Ann Troutman was the advertising director for the Escanaba (Mich. more »»

Define your goals to achieve the success you desire

March 16, 2016 I always loved to read. That love really took off when I was in the fifth grade in Mrs. Mann’s class. Every day she read us a passage from “Tom Sawyer” and later “Huckleberry Finn. more »»

Don’t be superficial when it comes to big decisions

March 9, 2016 When I started working in the coal mine in 1972, I had to buy my first car. I considered a 1963 Impala that my girlfriend’s Dad had for sale. I knew that he maintained his vehicles religiously. more »»

Marietta native named to lead JobsOhio office

March 3, 2016 Mike Jacoby was recently named vice president — business development for the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG). more »»

Leaders need to have key employees work together

March 2, 2016 At the edge of a green field near the corner of the pig pen, stood a grandfather black heart cherry tree. The trunk of the tree was larger than the combined arm spans of my two brothers and me. more »»

When things go wrong, ask questions

February 24, 2016 When things go wrong in organizations, leaders tend to focus one of three things. Some leaders look for data to understand the problem. Other leaders look for the person who made the mistake. more »»



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