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Jeffrey Woda: Woda Cooper Companies Open New Chapters in Affordable Housing

WHEELING – The market for affordable housing in the Ohio Valley has gotten red hot in recent years, and few developers have answered the call and worked with such great success to fulfill the area's housing needs as the Woda Cooper Companies Inc. Now headquartered in Columbus, the company ...

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Kevin Ayres keeping it simple and delicious at Brew Keepers

WHEELING – Kevin Ayers loves to make beer not only for himself, but for everyone else in the Ohio Valley who loves beer, too. Ayers co-owns Brew Keepers with his wife, Carolyn, in Wheeling. The craft brew is sold to local bars and restaurants in the region and can also be tasted at Brew ...

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Bob Smith: JobsOhio spearheading growth around the state

COLUMBUS – JobsOhio has become a force within the state of Ohio. Since its inception in 2011, the state has risen from 48th in prospects for growth after the Great Recession to 39th in employment rankings, according to U.S. News & World Report. The chairman of the board of ...

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Lori Cuervo: Four solar projects earmarked for Ohio

CADIZ – A New Cumberland native is shining some light on the future of the energy industry in Ohio. Project Manager Lori Cuervo said four solar projects are currently being built in Ohio by her company, BQ Energy LLC. One of those – the 100-megawatt Nottingham Solar – is in Harrison ...

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Wheeling Engineer Brian Joseph Strives To Keep Learning

WHEELING -- Touchstone Research Laboratory President and CEO Brian Joseph said he has "never had a job." But after registering over 30 patents, he said he does enjoy inventing, creating jobs and spinning off companies. Joseph came to the understanding he had a non-traditional way of looking ...

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Berelsman, Pantier stand behind their work

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Ohio GIG has been reaching out to the public as its project to bring fiber internet to Belmont County moves forward. For two of the chief movers behind the project, providing better, faster communications to underserved areas is a mission that hits close to home. Tim ...