Business

Blood drive challenge coming

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross once again are teaming up to ensure area blood donations keep up with demand. The organizations are sponsoring Tuesday’s Sixth-Annual Corporate Challenge Blood Drive. The event, which is open to the general ...

Public invited to see new site for CAA

EAST LIVERPOOL – Offering convenience for patients was the plan behind the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County, Health, Behavioral Health and Dental Centers completing an East Liverpool campus, and now the public is invited to see the new site during an open house on Feb. 22 from ...

Food waste prevention innovators sought

WESTERVILLE — The Kroger Co. has announced the launch of the Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Innovation Fund and calls for supports of the company’s plan designed to end hunger in its communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025. Kroger invites eligible innovators to submit a ...

Rayland river terminal acquired

RAYLAND — A new entity has acquired the Warrenton River Terminal operations in Rayland from a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. The new entity, Warrenton River Terminal, LLC, is an affiliate of Robindale Energy Services, Inc and the Pickands Mather Group. Transfer of ownership was completed ...

Bankruptcy judge gives Sears another chance, OKs $5.2B plan

NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy judge on Thursday blessed a $5.2 billion plan by Sears chairman and biggest shareholder to keep the iconic business going. The approval means roughly 425 stores and 45,000 jobs will be preserved. Eddie Lampert’s bid through an affiliate of his ESL hedge fund ...

Quick takes

NEW CFO: Bret Yunker has been named chief financial officer of Eldorado Resorts Inc. effective May 2. He will assume the CFO position from Thomas R. Reeg, who was named the company’s chief executive officer on Jan. 1. Yunker brings more than 20 years of gaming industry investment ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Etta Pyle to Wendy Pyle, lot 136, Beechwood No. 2. Thomas and Hannah Hood to Lynn Hood, lot 15, Newtown. Jane Edzkowski to Jeffrey Edzkowski, lot 130, Highland City. Alice Atwood (deceased) to Alice Pugh, lot 39 ...

Oddsmaker Vaccaro joins Rivers Casino

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Western Pennsylvania native and renowned Las Vegas oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro has returned to his hometown as Director of Sports Relations for Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. Vaccaro, a sports wagering luminary, will advise and further develop Rivers Sportsbook, which opened at the ...

Cutting the ribbon

Participating in the ribbon-cutting for Ashley’s Decor and More were, from left, Cassie Balvin, administrative and accounting assistant at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce; Cami Gonzalez, sales coordinator at the Inn and Suites at Franciscan Square; Mark Nelson of Nelson Fine Art and ...

QUICK TAKES

TOP SPOT: Rose Pest Solutions, the oldest pest management company in the country, has earned a top spot on Angie’s List with its second consecutive Super Service Award. It’s the seventh time the company has been awarded as a best-in-class provider and service professional by maintaining ...

Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce continues to grow

CADIZ — The Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and is making plans for a productive year in 2019. Janeen Scott, president of the chamber, said the board members and officers have a vision that includes growth for the chamber this year and an effort to become a place for ...

No-shows for auto shows?

ETROIT — At first glance, this year’s edition of the North American International Auto Show might look like any other from the past: Gleaming vehicles, bright lights and flashy displays trying to lure spectators to their offerings. But after traversing Cobo Center’s massive exhibition ...

‘Spotlight on Skills’ competition at JVS

BLOOMINGDALE — Jefferson County Joint Vocational School students will participate in the Spotlight on Skills competition Thursday. Students will compete in academics and lab programs throughout the day hoping to earn a spot in the regional competitions. The events will be judged by members ...

Facebook shuts down Russia-linked pages, accounts

LONDON — Facebook said Thursday it removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations targeting users outside the U.S. The social media company said its latest effort to fight misinformation came after it found two ...

Pitt among colleges that help you handle student debt

Associated Press With collective U.S. student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing. Using no-strings-attached student loan payoff-assistance programs, college loan alternatives and annual student debt letters, these ...

Trump weighs tightening of embargo on Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades — a move that could unleash a flurry of lawsuits against foreign companies that have invested on the island. A 1996 law known as the ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: William Householder (deceased) to Kelly Householder, 0.103 acre, Knox Township. William and Carol Householder (both deceased) to Kelly Wellington and Billy Harding, metes, Knox Township. Shirley Newburn to James ...

Quick takes

INVITED: Ken Perkins, registered representative with Tri-State Financial Services, has been invited to attend the Cetera Advisor Networks 2019 Circle of Excellence Conference at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Marco Island, Fla. The event will recognize an exclusive group of ...

Contest winner

Suzanne Diequez-Kimmel, right, was this year’s winner of the “Shift Your Shopping” receipt drawing conducted by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. She accepted her prize from Tricia Maple-Damewood, chamber president. Diequez-Kimmel is a member of the Steubenville Big Red Boosters ...

Auto industry troubles buffet Ford, Jaguar Land Rover

FRANKFURT, Germany — The headwinds buffeting the global auto industry made themselves felt in Europe on Thursday as mass-market carmaker Ford and luxury-focused Jaguar Land Rover announced sweeping restructurings that will cost thousands of jobs. Ford Motor Co. said it will drop an ...