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Pip & Hud’s Offical Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Local business owners Robbie and Tessa Pugh officially cut the ribbon Tuesday on their newest venture, Pip & Hud’s, a frozen yogurt and gourmet popcorn shop in downtown Gallipolis.  Originally, the Pughs pursued other owners of existing yogurt shops in an effort to convince them to open a location in Gallipolis. When that proved unsuccessful, …

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WV Governor Tomblin, DOH Announce US 35 Completion Award

CHARLESTON- West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, along with Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox, is pleased to announce the award for the completion of US 35 in West Virginia. The winning contractor for the remaining 14.6 mile grade and drain project is Bizzack Construction, LLC of Lexington, KY with a bid of $174,450,000, making it the …

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Love’s Travel Stop Officially Opens for Business

BIDWELL — Despite the recent snow and bone-chilling temperatures, Love’s Travel Stop officially opened for business Thursday at its new location on Ohio 850 near the U.S. 35 interchange.   Love’s officially opened at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, but the accompanying Hardee’s restaurant will not open until Friday morning.   Construction on the new facility began July 2014 …

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Gallia County Economic Development Receives $10K Grant

Gallia County is becoming an “old hand” at accepting awards.   The county recently received a $10,000 grant from AEP Ohio for the completion of Community Economic Development Academy.   The CEDA is a multi-phase professional development program. The goal of the program is to better understand the site selection processes the companies utilize to locate new …

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International Company Chooses Gallia County, OH for New Facility

Gallia County Commissioner Harold Montgomery, announces that Tri-State Beef, Inc, a subsidiary of Dae Kyung Oil and Transportation Co., Ltd, has chosen Bidwell, OH for its new North American beef slaughter, packaging, and advanced protein processing facility.  The $30 million dollar project will create nearly 250 new positions. Company officials said they expect to break …

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Making a Presence

A delegation of nearly 40 Gallia County elected officials, business leaders and community members traveled to Columbus on Friday, September 12, to meet with key State department personnel during a Gallia County Legislative Day at the Ohio Statehouse.  Organized through the Community Improvement Corporation of Gallia County, with the assistance of the Gallia County Chamber …

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Creative Program in Gallia County Getting Individuals Back to Work

Gallia County is thinking outside the box and being proactive when it comes to getting citizens back to work. Through a shared services agreement between Gallia County Economic Development and the Department of Job & Family Services, the Job Development program was launched.   “This program could easily be considered a ‘best-kept secret’ since very little …

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URG offers Hospitality Management Program

The University of Rio Grande now offers a new curriculum, the Bob Evans Hospitality Management Program. The innovative new management training program was developed in partnership with the Ohio-based restaurant and food products company, and is now offered at the University of Rio Grande. The program offers accredited bachelor’s and associate degrees through the University …

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