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Progress 2018 — How we Shop

Downtowns Needed for Valley Communities

By SHELLEY HANSON Staff Writer MARTINS FERRY — While many people attempt to claim that everyone just shops online these days, there are many local cities and villages with downtowns and Main Streets that people depend on for their goods and services on a daily basis. For example, in the ...

Businesses Trying to Streamline Car Shopping

By DYLAN McKENZIE Staff Writer TRIADELPHIA — When shopping for a new car, a customer has many important decisions to make. After all, a car is a machine most will use every day, so buyers need to be able to rely on it to transport them from point A to point B as efficiently as possible. ...

Many Longtime Elm Grove Businesses Thrive

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer WHEELING — Several Elm Grove business representatives say location is just one element that has allowed many companies in that section of the Friendly City to relish long-term success. Elm Grove Riesbeck’s Food Market Store Operator Justin Boynes said ...

Family-Owned Stores Meet Needs of Community

By JESSICA BROVERMAN Staff Writer WHEELING — One local business owner believes family-owned stores not only offer everyday merchandise, but also meet important wants and needs of the public that larger chains may not be able to fulfill. Alan Lestini, owner of Words and Music Bookshop, ...

O.V. Mall Changing, But It’s Here to Stay

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Like many other retail sites nationwide, the Ohio Valley Mall experienced the loss of several stores along with an influx of new businesses during the past year, while some mainstay shops continue to serve a variety of customers. Joe ...

Market a ‘Happening’ Place

By CASEY JUNKINS Staff Writer WHEELING — In the Centre Market area, one can do everything from eating made-from-scratch crepes, to drinking freshly brewed craft beer, to getting a stylish new haircut, to sifting through vintage vinyl records, experiencing fresh flowers or expressing ...

Highlands’ Tenants See Optimistic Future

JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — Tenants at The Highlands in Ohio County already see increased business from Pennsylvania customers, and they predict future development there will attract more people from the tri-state region. Businesses in the West Liberty University Highlands ...

Retail Is On the Rise

By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer MOUNDSVILLE — In recent years, the expansion of the oil and natural gas industry in the area has provided a financial boost to many and, in particular, Marshall County business leaders are pointing to the boom as the impetus for the growth of Mounsdville’s ...

Window World Handles Multiple Exterior Needs

When most folks think of Window World, they recall three guys standing on windows. That picture speaks to the strength of the company’s double pane double strength glass, and the family culture of the company. Window World, serving all of the Ohio Valley, is that and so much more. ...