Business

Micro market thriving at Ohio University’s Eastern campus

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — AVI Food Systems and Ohio University Eastern began a partnership in mid-January with the goal of creating a mutually rewarding on campus food service option by offering a unique micro market to the students, faculty and staff on campus. Three months later, the partners are ...

Bordas Mineral Management opens doors to protect landowners

WHEELING – Jim Bordas, Tony Francis and Ben Bordas are pleased to announce the opening of a new mineral management company, Bordas Mineral Management. Bordas Mineral Management, located in Wheeling, has been formed to assist landowners in ensuring that they are compensated properly for ...

Tony’s Spa opens new Highlands location

TRIADELPHIA — Tony’s Spa has moved into a new, larger location at The Highlands in Ohio County. Tony Nguyen, who co-owns the business with other members of his family, said the shop had outgrown its old location so he decided to move just a couple doors down nearer to Nini’s ...

Bank CIO has local roots

BRIDGEPORT — A graduate of Bridgeport High School is the new chief information officer for a large bank. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati. According to a news release, the company has $142 billion in assets and operates 1,154 ...

Agile Networks is Connecting Broadband Customers in Belmont County, Ohio

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Agile Networks has completed Phase 1 of its broadband network. This project within Belmont County will increase the availability of high-speed internet services to Residents and businesses within the community, while expanding upon the significant investments that Agile ...

First Choice America Community FCU receives national recognition

First Choice America Community FCU recently received a second place national award in the Dora Maxwell Social responsibility program sponsored by the Credit Union National Association. Award-winning credit unions were recognized at CUNA’s 2018 Governmental Affairs Conference held recently ...

New business opens to teach gun enthusiasts

MARTINS FERRY — Many in the Ohio Valley own and use firearms, whether as a part of their job or simply as recreation, and a business that recently opened its doors in Martins Ferry hopes to help teach residents a little more about proper usage and gun safety. Come Shoot Indoors is an ...

Ballway named Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Credit Officer

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings is pleased to announce the promotion of Ken Ballway to senior vice president, deputy chief credit officer. Ballway joined Home Savings in 2013 as deputy chief credit officer. His responsibilities include approval and review for the Commercial Loan ...

OhioMeansJobs Belmont County 2018 Ohio Valley Job Fair: Employers wanted

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Operating under the authority of the Belmont County Commissioners and under the umbrella of the Belmont County Department of Job and Family Services, OhioMeansJobs Belmont County will be holding the 2018 12th Annual Ohio Valley Job Fair from noon to 4 p.m. April 4 at the ...

Profit mastery workshop to be held for businesses

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Community Improvement Corp. of Belmont County is hosting a Profit Mastery workshop for businesses that are at least 1 year old from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and on March 22 at the CIC office, 117 E. Main St., St. Clairsville. This two-day workshop will be ...

Jessica Canfield, CPA, joins Perry & Associates

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — Jodey Altier, president and managing partner of Perry & Associates, Certified Public Accountants, A.C. announced that Jessica Canfield, CPA, is practicing in the newly opened Perry & Associates’ office in Cambridge. “We are so excited to have Jessica Canfield ...

Perry & Associates hires information technology manager

MARIETTA — Perry & Associates has just hired an information technology manager for its growing practice, according to Jodey Altier, president & managing partner. “Part of being a good partner with our clients is providing the most up-to-date and seamless accounting and ...

CIC names new executive director

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Board of Trustees of the Community Improvement Corp. of Belmont County recently appointed Crystal Lorimor as the new executive director, effective immediately. Lorimor has served as the Interim Director since December 1. “Crystal’s job performance in a short ...

Belmont Savings Bank reports 2017 financial results

BELLAIRE — Belmont Savings Bank, a mutual savings bank, is pleased to report a 2017 net income of $3.5 million on total assets of $415 million. The bank’s total deposits were over $301 million while total loans ended the year at $69 million, with an increase of $5.3 million in the business ...

Signature Spa is helping people to gain new levels of confidence

MARTINS FERRY— Signature Spa in Martins Ferry believes in the saying, “When you look good, you feel good.” Signature Spa had its grand opening on Wednesday. Its interior features decorations and sweet smelling aromas upon entering. Members of the Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce were ...

Belmont Savings Bank encourages home equity loans

BELLAIRE — Though it may seem far away, spring will be here in a few months and with warmer temperatures comes home improvement fever for many homeowners, and Belmont Savings Bank is ready to work with customers on their home equity goals. Belmont Savings Bank currently offers a variety ...

Two local accountants receive CPA licenses

MARIETTA, Ohio — Two accountants at Perry & Associates have received their certified public accountant licenses. Brett Burns, compilation in-charge with Perry & Associates, Certified Public Accountants, A.C., received his CPA license. Obtaining a CPA licensure in the state of West ...

WesBanco receives approval of merger with First Sentry

WHEELING — WesBanco Inc. has received all necessary regulatory approvals for the merger between WesBanco and First Sentry Bancshares Inc. of Huntington. Officials of WesBanco, which is based in Wheeling, announced the approval Monday. On Friday, shareholders of First Sentry approved the ...

Starfire renovations

T-L Photo/DYLAN McKENZIE A sign hangs in the window of the Bridgeport Starfire gas station, indicating that the station will be closed for several months for renovations. The station closed at midnight on Thursday, leaving some motorists confused as they pulled into the station for gas