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Tow Boat Operator Says Occupation Is a Way of Life

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer POWHATAN POINT — Murray Energy tow boat pilot Tyler Delong says navigating barges on the Ohio River is a way of life. While he has only been a boat pilot for nearly a year, he says moving and connecting mainly coal-filled barges between Powhatan Point ...

Building and Construction Trades Council Provides Skilled Workforce

WHEELING — The Upper Ohio Valley Building and Construction Trades Council is a regional labor organization that is comprised of 16 local construction labor unions that supply skilled and well-trained tradespersons for work in the construction industry. The council would like you to ...

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The Highlands Brings Traffic And Opportunities to Area

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer TRIADELPHIA — Howard and Seth Posin say Interstate 70 has brought a lot more traffic from Pennsylvania to Howard’s Diamond Center since they moved their store from downtown Wheeling to The Highlands. They believe the abundance of restaurants there keeps ...

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Project BEST Helping to Build Ohio Valley

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — An Ohio Valley trades group believes in “building efficiency by striving together.” Project BEST, established in 1971, seeks to facilitate cooperation between construction labor and management by helping both sides to work together to promote ...

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A Day in the Life of Heroes

By DYLAN McKENZIE Staff Writer WHEELING — When most people go to work, they just hope for the day to be over quickly so they can get home and relax after a hard day’s work. But the men and women who serve on police and fire departments wish for an uneventful day, yet every day they ...

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Ohio Valley’s Dirty Jobs: Someone’s Got to Do Them

By SHELLEY HANSON Staff Writer MARTINS FERRY — They dig muddy holes to reach broken sewer and waterlines, sling our nasty, stinky garbage into packers and rescue children and seniors from horrible living conditions. Those are just a few of the dirty jobs — sewage/street department ...

The Health Plan Is Remaking Wheeling

By ALEC BERRY Staff Writer If there is some sign of progress in downtown Wheeling, it is the ongoing construction of an estimated $16 million corporate facility for The Health Plan. When announced in December 2015, the high-profile project almost immediately assumed life as the thing ...

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Health Care Field Expands in Region

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer As innovations in medicine are implemented, careers path in the health care field continue to expand. In addition, as the Upper Ohio Valley’s population ages, opportunities increase for health care workers in geriatric-related specialties. Vincent Azzarello, ...

Sistersville General Hospital Charting New Course

By MILES LAYTON Staff Writer SISTERSVILLE — Sistersville General Hospital has charted a course for change. Sistersville City Council decided to put the hospital up for bid in December, but the hospital will continue to provide quality care. “SGH continues to provide quality, ...

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EQT Projects Production Volume Growth in 2017

PITTSBURGH, Pa. EQT is an integrated energy company, headquartered in Pittsburgh, with more than 125 years of experience in natural gas production, gathering, and transmission with an emphasis in the Appalachian basin, including the Ohio Valley. As one of Appalachia’s largest natural gas ...