NAMED: Local business owner and Wintersville Mayor Mike Petrella has been named to Marquis Who’s Who, a volume recognizing accomplished individuals and innovators in various professional fields.
Petrella is the owner and chief executive officer of Ohio Valley Natural Relief, one of the state’s first medical marijuana dispensaries. He said the death of his father to stage four lung cancer influenced him to learn more about medical marijuana and he traveled to Colorado to do so.
Registered as a medical marijuana supplier in 2018 and licensed in 2019, he was profiled as one of the nation’s sole proprietors in Marijuana Venture magazine’s Top 40 under 40 issue.
After working for many years for his family’s business, Petrella Enterprises, he established his own landscaping business and has volunteered his time and services to the Friendship Room, a local homeless shelter; and Ohio Valley Health Center, a free medical clinic for the uninsured.
Petrella is a member of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and Italian-American Cultural Club and active in committees behind Wednesdays in Wintersville and Thunder in the Ville as well as the village’s beautification committee.