Business

Should you fix up or break up with your car?

You’re looking at a $1,200 repair estimate for your ailing car when an ad catches your eye: A new set of wheels for a mere $450 a month. At first, dumping your old car might seem like a no-brainer — and you can’t help picturing how good you would look in that new car. But ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Andrew Granatir Trust to HCS of Merchants Isle LLC, lot 18, Pleasant Heights. Heron and Elizabeth Kuhn to Jordan and Sarah Herboth, lot 6, Simmons & Foster (survivorship). Erin Bartsch and others to Stone George ...

Poster winners

During March the Weirton-Wellsburg Chapter of Credit Unions and Tin Mill Employees FCU challenged local fifth-graders to make anti-bullying posters. Credit union representatives picked the winning posters, and at a recent Weirton-Wellsburg Chapter of Credit Unions meeting the winning pupils ...

Amazon reveals membership numbers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service that offers free two-day shipping and other perks that help bind people to the company and its ever-expanding empire. CEO Jeff Bezos quantified the size of Amazon’s Prime membership ...

Steel tariff talk causing unexpected ripple

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising costs. Delayed shipments. A baffling bureaucracy. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for American companies that buy those metals, and many are pressing for relief. Hundreds of companies are asking the ...

Bump stock maker will stop accepting orders

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month. The announcement comes about a month after President Donald Trump ...

Social media helps fuel teacher activism

PHOENIX (AP) — The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth of state funding, begin talking to each other online. Their Facebook groups draw tens of ...

Bank account numbers grow due to cell phones

NEW YORK (AP) — Roughly seven out of every 10 adults worldwide now have some form of a bank account, the World Bank said Thursday, largely due to the proliferation of cell phone-based bank accounts and other simple bank account programs in places like India and Sub-Saharan Africa. The ...

Quick takes

STORES HONORED: General managers of two area J.C. Penney locations have received the company’s Founder’s Award. Mark Phillip Lewis of the Fort Steuben Mall location and Conrad Bufalini of the Summit Square location in Calcutta were among the 90 store leaders who were honored April 5 at ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: JD Home Management LLC to Larry Cutri, lot 16, Keagler Estates. Cathie Shultz to Jeff Peterson, lot 22, Joshua Moores Subdivision. David Good to Kyle Moffit, lot 56, Stuart Manor. Jeffrey Baker (deceased) to ...

EGCC Radiologyic Technology receives accreditation

The Eastern Gateway Community College Radiologic Technology associate in applied science degree program has received accreditation following a review by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The accreditation is for eight years, according to officials. The JRCERT ...

Indoor gun range opens

MARTINS FERRY — Many in the Ohio Valley own and use firearms, whether as a part of their job or simply as recreation, and a business that recently opened its doors in Martins Ferry hopes to help teach residents a little more about proper usage and gun safety. Come Shoot Indoors is an ...

BMV receives award

The Steubenville Bureau of Motor Vehicles agency recently received a Lifeline of Ohio Donate Life 2017 Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation Front Line award for an increase in organ donation rates. The local agency earned the “most improved in District 2” distinction for achieving an increase ...

Comcast employees to volunteer

WINTERSVILLE — Local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer at two Ohio Valley sites as part of the 17th-annual Comcast Cares Day set for Saturday. This year volunteers also will celebrate a ...

Quick takes

OMEGA HIRE: Lisa Duvall has joined the staff of the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association as the organization’s communications manager. She will be responsible for communicating with OMEGA membership and local media, developing promotional materials, preparing annual reports and ...

Real Estate Transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: James Vandyne (deceased) to Mary VanDyne, 0.27 acre and metes, Steubenville Township. Russell and Mary Stull to Christopher Young, metes, Springfield Township. F. Dean Connors II and Katrina Bell to F. Dean Connors ...

Newly retired United Way director reflects on career in Wheeling

WHEELING — After a decade at the helm of the United Way, George Smoulder, 67, is willing to let God direct his role in retirement. Smoulder became executive director of the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley in January 2008 and retired from the position last week. A retirement party in his ...

Wheeling Hospital recognizes employees

WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital and its affiliates, Belmont Community Hospital, Belmont Community Health Center, Howard Long Wellness Center and Bishop Joseph Hodges Continuous Care Center, recently honored 16 employees who have provided the hospital with 25 years of service. The employees ...

Celebrations grand re-opening

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce was on hand during the recent grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Celebrations at 2700 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, in the Gallery Building. Owners Angie and Kent Kirkpatrick are carrying on a family business that originally was named Ohio ...