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Progress 2018 — How we Earn

Pipeline Careers, Training Available

By CASEY JUNKINS Staff Writer WHEELING —Interstate pipelines, transmission pipelines and gathering pipelines — oh my! Throughout the Marcellus and Utica shale region, contractors continue drilling wells, building infrastructure and installing pipelines. So far, billions of dollars ...

Local Businesses Are Still Open and Thriving

By DYLAN McKENZIE Staff Writer MARTINS FERRY — Bread and milk are considered by many Americans to be dietary staples, consumed and purchased by millions daily. In Martins Ferry, two business that have been open for decades provide these products to consumers from all over. United ...

Ohio Valley Retail Hubs Provide Goods, Jobs

By SHELLEY HANSON Staff Writer Two of the Ohio Valley’s retail hubs — the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville and The Highlands in Ohio County — not only provide the goods, services and entertainment that residents need, but they also employ thousands of people. The mall has seen ...

First Responders Sign Up to Make Positive Impact

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer WHEELING — The desire to make a positive impact in their local communities seems to be the common thread for area first responders who many times work under stressful and difficult circumstances while responding to day-to-day emergencies and hazards. ...

Area Hospitals’ Employment Remains Healthy

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer WHEELING — Medical-related careers continue to provide a major source of employment in the Upper Ohio Valley. As the region’s population ages, the need for hospital treatment, outpatient services and other forms of medical care remains strong. Among area ...

Ohio Valley Tourism Driving Local Job Markets

By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer WHEELING — Several of Ohio and Marshall counties’ are primarily tourist destinations, which not only brings in money from visitors to the area and serves as a hot spot, but also creates a distinct need for local workers of varying skill sets. Frank ...

Teachers Required To Learn Before Earning

By JOSELYN KING and DYLAN McKENZIE Staff Writers WHEELING — Teachers have to learn and make the grade themselves before achieving certification, entering a classroom, and earning a paycheck. Once they achieve a four-year college degree, there are additional requirements thrust upon ...

Local Legal Officials Offer Insight Into Careers

By JESSICA BROVERMAN Staff Writer The Friendly City has no shortage of members of the law profession, a career path locally that often includes several generations of the same family. Jim Bordas, co-founder and senior partner of the Bordas & Bordas law firm, believes the legal ...

Assisted Living Careers Offer Many Opportunities

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Staff Writer The field of nursing and assisted living has an abundance of openings for dedicated, qualified individuals of the right temperament to build a career in caring for area seniors. Jamie Crow, executive director of the Elmhurst House of Friendship in ...