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Martha Manor improvements

Martha Manor, a longtime assisted living and adult daycare facility at 408 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, has undergone numerous improvements, thanks to a $40,000 grant awarded through the Mary Jane Brooks Charitable Trust. Work included boiler upgrades; elevator improvements; tree removal and ...

Wheeling Heritage inventories office space

WHEELING — There is no comprehensive list of available office space in downtown Wheeling, but Wheeling Heritage plans to compile one this spring with help from an Americorps recruit. The group wants to catalog empty properties, buildings and office space in Wheeling so any available ...

Cities mum about Amazon

PHILADELPHIA — State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon’s second headquarters. But many of them will not disclose the tax breaks or other financial incentives they are offering the online ...

Wal-Mart wage rises to $11 an hour for starting workers

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart, the world’s largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time cash bonus of up to $1,000 to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday ...

Cindy Crawford back pitching Pepsi

NEW YORK (AP) — Cindy Crawford is heading back to the Super Bowl: The model has recreated her iconic 1992 Super Bowl ad for Pepsi, now featuring her 18-year-old son. Crawford recently filmed the commercial, which will debut at Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4. It includes her son, Presley Walker ...

Quick takes

WORKSHOP SLATED: The West Virginia Small Business Development Center will offer a business fundamentals workshop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at West Virginia Northern Community College. Led by Ed Powell, the session will cover getting a business license, identifying the market and writing ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Dino Magazzeni to Robert Kuester, lot 27, Waggoner & McEldowney. Richard Monigold to Cathernine Monigold, part lots 3 and 42, Hiland Estates. Fannie Mae to Mark Cassela, lot 20, Buena Vista Heights. Sheriff of ...

Receipt Contest Winner

Shopping local pays

Karen Dobzynski of Steubenville, right, was the grand prize winner of the 2017 Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce “Buy Local” receipt drawing. Part of the chamber’s “Shift Your Shopping” campaign, the promotion encouraged local spending by allowing shoppers to log their receipts ...

U.S. auto sales dropped in ’17, but remain strong

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. auto industry’s historic growth streak has ended, but demand for new vehicles — especially SUVs — remains healthy as the new year begins. U.S. auto sales fell 2 percent to 17.2 million in 2017, according to Autodata Corp. It was their first year-over-year ...

Macy’s, Penney see sales growth for holiday

NEW YORK — Macy’s and J.C. Penney both reported holiday sales growth, offering encouraging signs that if department stores struggling to hold their own against online retailers had a decent period, other retailers did as well. The results, announced Thursday, came after both retailers ...

Quick Takes

SELECTED: Lynn Houyouse, a receptionist at Carriage Inn of Steubenville, has been selected by the Ohio Health Care Association as its Hero of Long-Term Care for January. OHCA honors one long-term care employee each month for service to long-term caregivers, residents and the ...

Real Estate Transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Vance Sutton (deceased) to Mary Sutton, lot 17, Green Acres. Mark Decker (deceased) to Julie Decker, 2.0696 acres, Island Creek Township. Manna Investments to Dwain and Melissa Zink, lot 27, Green Acres. Joann ...

GROCERY STORE TO OPEN — Before closing earlier this year, Coffey’s grocery store was the place most residents in the Cadiz area went for fresh groceries.	
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Grocery opening soon in Cadiz

CADIZ — The village of Cadiz soon will welcome a grocery store to the community once again, nearly a year after losing the only supermarket in town. Coffey’s grocery store, a longtime staple in the village, closed suddenly in February, leaving residents without a source of fresh ...

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Peoples, Lions collect gifts for children

The Peoples National Bank of Mount Pleasant joined with the Lions clubs of Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant and Adena to purchase gifts for area children. The bank’s employees and customers donated for the gift giving trees located in the lobbies of the bank’s branches, while club members ...

Have a toy that spies?

NEW YORK (AP) — The toys your kids unwrap this Christmas could invite hackers into your home. That Grinch-like warning comes from the FBI, which said earlier this year that toys connected to the Internet could be a target for crooks who may listen in on conversations or use them to steal a ...

Alabama chosen for stealth squadron

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — National Guard units in Alabama and Wisconsin have been selected as homes for new F-35A fighter squadrons, the Air Force announced on Thursday. Air Force officials said Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Wisconsin and Dannelly Field in Montgomery, Ala., are the ...

FCC proposes $13.4M fine for Sinclair

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $13.4 million fine on TV-station owner Sinclair for not identifying paid programming as advertising. Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is one of the country’s largest owners of TV stations. It pays networks ABC, CBS, NBC and ...

Study of offshore oil inspections ends

The Trump administration has halted an independent scientific study of offshore oil inspections by the federal safety agency created after the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine was told to cease review of the inspection program ...

Tesla tax breaks top $150M

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Tesla Motors Inc. enjoyed more than $150 million worth of Nevada tax breaks last fiscal year as part of the deal that brought its giant battery factory to an industrial park east of Sparks. An annual report produced by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development ...

Quick takes

MILESTONES: Officials with Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, joint owner of Cardinal Generating Station, announced the Brilliant-based facility surpassed two safety milestones. The 1,800-megawatt coal-fired power plant in November recorded more than 1.5 million hours without a lost-time injury ...