How We Shop

Centre Market Celebrates The Old Downtown Feel

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — Wheeling’s Centre Market hearkens back to a time when people purchased their dinner at a fish shop, sought high-quality furniture pieces and enjoyed the open air feeling of walking down a city street. It’s that feeling of nostalgia that brings ...

Perkins Serves Up Both Cookies and Community

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — The smell of chocolate pies and cookies greets customers at local Perkins Restaurant and Bakery stores, but the business is most happy to offer slices of community to the public. “Dine to Donate” events to help school organizations are ...

Small Businesses Big on Trends

By DREW PARKER Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — With nearly two decades of business ownership under her belt in St. Clairsville, Melanie Bromelow has established her downtown store as a hub for fashionable accessories and furnishings. Bromelow’s shop, Mel’s Imagination, has offered ...

Hanover Fuel Stop Fills Gas Tanks, Hungry Customers

By SHELLEY HANSON Staff Writer MARTINS FERRY — The Hanover Fuel Stop, located just off Ohio 7 in Martins Ferry, not only refuels cars and trucks every day, it refuels the empty stomachs of the many workers and local residents who frequent the business. The fuel stop, located at the ...

Grocery Shopping: New Online Trend

By JANELL HUNTER Staff Writer MARTINS FERRY — Online shopping is becoming more popular every year, with more sectors of the retail industry providing digital purchasing services to consumers. According to emarketer.com, the biggest share of online shopping industry sales go to apparel ...

Stanley Steemer Breathes Fresh Air Into Your Home

Originating in Pittsburgh, the local franchisee owns and operates a location in Wintersville. Anthony Eonta, general manager, would like to re-acquaint the business with the community. Take another look ... this isn’t the same ole Stanley Steemer! Beginning in ’47, Stanley Steemer began ...

Dee’s Cellular Offers More for Less

TRIADELPHIA — One of the newest tenants at The Highlands is making waves in the wireless industry. Dee’s Cellular, a Cricket Wireless store, is located at 40 Fort Henry Road next door to Cold Stone Creamery at The Highlands. With its distinctive spacious showroom with the bright green ...

Window World Serves Wide Range of Residents

STEUBENVILLE — Window World of Steubenville owners say if you haven’t seen a commercial or newspaper ad with them standing on their windows, you must not own a television or read a newspaper. That family of men in the ad are Fred Moran, son Pat Moran and grandson, Patrick Moran. Together, ...

Pros Help Make Big-Ticket Buying Easier

By SHELLEY HANSON Staff Writer WHEELING — Buying a big-ticket item, such as sofa, bedroom suite or even a fireplace can be fun for some and daunting for others — all the more reason to have a professional salesperson who can help one through the process. Christian Miller, manager ...

Personal Shopper an Old-Time Idea Back in High Tech

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer Depending upon how one views the situation, the concept of a personal shopper has either gone the way of the horse and buggy or has become a high-tech experience. In the old days, if people hated to shop — or were unable to get out to do shopping — they ...

Savvy Shoppers Score Subscriptions

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — From razor blades to dog treats, from steaks to cosmetics, the savvy shopper can assure an ongoing supply of the items they use on a daily basis through a multitude of online subscription services found at the end of their fingertips. And yes, ...

Moundsville’s Downtown Looking Onward and Upward

By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer New business owners in the Moundsville business district say the city’s downtown seems to be entering a period of growth in a time when many would otherwise point out the city’s apparent decline. Laura Francis, president of the Uptown Moundsville Activities ...

Wayne Homes Helping Communities to Grow

By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer In the few years that Uniontown, Pa.-based Wayne Homes has had a local presence in Belmont County, the business has helped numerous families realize their ideal home ownership situation. Wayne Homes operates in many places in the area, with numerous locations in ...

United Way Volunteers Make the Difference

WHEELING — More than 60 volunteers from all walks of life are in the process of deciding how the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley Campaign dollars will be spent. The five Allocations Panels each are visiting their assigned United Way agencies to hear budget requests and learn how the ...

Diversity Makes The Highlands A Regional Destination Location

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — Everything from fishing poles and wine to an advanced college degree and health care options is available at The Highlands in Ohio County. It’s the diversity of the development that is making The Highlands a regional destination location, ...