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The red hat test: Make safety and training a priority

May 7, 2014 I started working in the coal mines in September of 1972 at the age of 18. My orientation lasted all of 10 minutes. After less than a year of coal mining, I quit to attend my second year of college. more »»

New president, CEO at Rumpke

May 6, 2014 CINCINNATI — Rumpke’s board of directors and shareholders have voted to name William “Bill” J. Rumpke Jr. president and CEO at Rumpke Waste & Recycling, effective immediately. more »»


May 6, 2014 New lead teacher named at preschool Putnam Church, Preschool at 707 Masonic Park Road, announces Rhonda Wellspring as the new administrator/lead teacher for the 2014-2015 school year. more »»

New honor for Bob Zide

April 30, 2014 From staff reports A Marietta businessman and innovator on Tuesday was inducted into the 2014 class of the National Sporting Goods Association Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame. more »»

New products, new ideas often found among the ‘unknowns’

April 30, 2014 One day when I was about 11 years old, I was playing behind our big red barn. As I cornered the barn, I noticed a large groundhog facing away from me. more »»

Expo showcases area businesses

April 29, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Nearly 500 people- from members of the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley to people from the community- attended Monday's Chamber Business Expo in Parkersburg. more »»

AT&T debuts 4G LTE service in Marietta area

April 25, 2014 AT&T announced Thursday the premiere of 4G LTE service in Marietta. more »»

Effective leaders are careful with competition

April 23, 2014 A few days ago I was sitting by the river bank listening to the calls of various birds and watching a pair of Canada geese grazing on a yard upstream. more »»

Copperleaf completes 18 years in business

April 21, 2014 Copper Leaf Interior Design Studio announces the completion of its 18th year in business. more »»


April 21, 2014 New marketing director at BrightStar VIENNA, W.Va. — Robin E. Yarzab has joined BrightStar Care of the Mid-Ohio Valley as its marketing director. more »»


April 18, 2014 Electric co-op observes Lineman Appreciation Day Washington Electric Cooperative Inc. more »»

Successful change takes planning

April 16, 2014 Last Wednesday, I drove to Springfield to deliver a presentation. The next day I drove to Shaker Heights to give the same presentation to another group of leaders. more »»

MC advertising team competes in Ky.

April 14, 2014 Eight members of the Marietta College American Advertising Federation team recently competed in the Regional National Student Advertising Competition in Louisville, Ky. more »»


April 11, 2014 Bed tax revenue up so far this year Transient guest tax collections received for March 2014 were recently released by the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau showing revenues a... more »»

Spring is a good time to get re-energized

April 9, 2014 The weather is the subject of 95 percent of the small talk I hear nowaday. more »»

Coldwater Creek in financial bind

April 8, 2014 MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. — A speculated bankruptcy filing by Coldwater Creek is raising questions about the future of its Parkersburg facility. more »»

Local CVB attends travel showcase

April 7, 2014 The Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau joined more than 200 representatives from museums, attractions, hotels, and visitors bureaus from throughout the Midwest at Heartland... more »»

Final economic roundtable of season April 10

April 7, 2014 The final Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley of the 2013-14 season will feature a forum on the Affordable Care Act from noon to 1:15 p.m., Thursday, April 1. more »»

Unexpected dangers can be the most dangerous ones

April 2, 2014 My younger brother, Jack, and I spent some time in a jungle camp in western Belize near the Guatemalan border in 1999. more »»



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