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NEW HOSPITALISTS — Wheeling Hospital pediatric hospitalists are, from left, Dr. Sandhya Vethachalam, Dr. Brian Vaske and Dr. Anish Trehun. They are providing hospital coverage for pediatric patients during nights and weekends.

Pediatric hospitalists join Wheeling Hospital

WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital has hired three pediatric hospitalists for a new service to provide inpatient care of infants and children around the clock. Dr. Judith Romano, director of the hospital’s Center for Pediatrics, said the pediatric hospitalists work in concert with a child’s ...

NEW CEO — Local native Tracey Thomas is back serving the area as the new chief executive officer of Jeffco Services. Thomas will work with the Jefferson County Board of Developmental Disabilities as it transitions into privatized adult services to meet federal mandates.

Thomas named new CEO of Jeffco Services

STEUBENVILLE — A new chief executive officer has been named for Jeffco Services, but for the new officeholder it is just like coming home. Area native Tracey Thomas officially began on Aug. 21 and will oversee the transition in privatizing adult services. A 1981 graduate of Wintersville ...

MAKING ROOM — East Ohio Regional Hospital’s sleep lab will relocate to the hospital’s third floor by early next year to make room for a birthing facility. The space had been home to EORH’s BirthPlace until the facility closed in 2015.

East Ohio Regional to deliver babies again

MARTINS FERRY — East Ohio Regional Hospital plans to reopen its obstetrics department in early 2018, two years after its previous birthing facility closed. Bernie Albertini, chief administrative officer at EORH, said Tuesday the BirthPlace will return to its previous location by “the ...

Google hit with class-action lawsuit over gender pay

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim. The suit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, follows a federal labor investigation ...

STOCK TRADERS — Traders work the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. The stock market is at a record, and no one seems to care. Investors are on pace to pull more money out of U.S. stock funds than they put in for a third straight year, and for the eighth time in the last decade. That hesitance to buy is actually an encouraging sign to many investors and has some Wall Street watchers saying stocks can avoid a downturn in the near term.

Investors still worry about next crash

NEW YORK (AP) — What is the sound of a stock market at a record high and nobody buying it? Even with stocks in the midst of one of their best-ever runs, investors are on pace to pull more money out of U.S. stock funds than they put in for the third straight year and the eighth in the last ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Nivram LLC to Chance Brown, 0.515 acre, Springfield Township. Joseph Elias (deceased) to Deborah Elias, 17.212 acres, Cross Creek Township. Land of Jefferson LLC to Jefferson Gas Gathering Co. LLC, 0.95 acre, Mount ...

Quick takes

JOINS TEAM: Dr. Annette Grimshaw will join the family medical care team at C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. as an optometrist, officials have announced. Grimshaw received her optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry and has been providing vision care for more than 15 years. She will be ...

BUICK IN CLAY — This 1954 photo courtesy of General Motors shows Buick Design Studio creative clay sculptors as they mold the clay on a model GM automobile.

Automakers still rely on clay for design

WARREN, Mich. — Car designers have every kind of software and virtual reality tool. But when they want to make sure a car’s curves look just right, they rely on one of the world’s oldest materials — clay. Every vehicle by every major carmaker, from Mercedes to Tesla to Toyota, is ...

DIAMOND DRUG

Diamond Pharmacy plans fall health fair

Diamond Pharmacy at 503 Cadiz Road in Wintersville is offering pneumonia and flu shots at the 11th-annual fall health fair planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. There is no cost to Medicare participants. Customers and area residents can partake in receiving the vaccines, a complimentary ...

Bank signs off on Cabela’s sale

WHEELING — The roughly $4 billion sale of outdoor outfitter Cabela’s to rival Bass Pro Shops appears ready to close after regulators approved the sale of Cabela’s credit card unit. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it approved the sale of the credit card business to the Georgia-based ...