PROGRESS: BUSINESSES NEW & OLD

LLOYD Kevin and Kristin Martin reasoned that a  fitness center with 24-hour access seemed to best fit the needs of a busy public.

Call LeBron James a cupcake to his face, and you might have a basketball shoved up your left nostril.

PORTSMOUTH Ranked first on Ohio’s Top Employers list in 2010 and maintaining the title for five consecutive years, Southern Ohio Medical Center is a staple in the Portsmouth community.

ASHLAND Old-time, friendly, dependable service, isn’t a relic of yesteryear at Atkins Hardware in South Ashland.  

ASHLAND King’s Daughters Health System grew from a modest three rooms on the second floor of 16th Street in 1899. Several months prior, a civic-minded group — perhaps the “Build Ashland” of that time — decided the burgeoning city needed a hospital, and set out to found one. The first patients treated were for things like typhoid fever and a railroad accident.

VANCEBURG It was a mid-February Friday afternoon at Osman Pharmacy on Second Street, and Rachel Hurley stopped by to pick up some prescriptions.

RUSSELL It began in the early 1950s, when the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, a congregation of Catholic sisters, received repeated requests from Kentucky residents to open a hospital.

ASHLAND Phillips Body Shop has expanded beyond collision repair.

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ASHLAND A packed restaurant with celebrating fans during March Madness was just part of Tom Wolf’s vision for his Kentucky Hall of Fame restaurant in the Ashland Town Center Mall.

ASHLAND The historic Paramount Arts Center has been a pillar of the arts community in the Tri-State, and with good reason.

SOUTH SHORE When A.H. Bryson opened his store on Schultz Creek in South Shore in 1910 the store itself was a change from what had come before.

ASHLAND After owning a guitar shop for 10 years, Joey Adkins and his wife, Laura Moon Adkins, have come out of retirement with a new business selling old products.

SUMMIT Limited options are not something one will run into when visiting Summit RV.