Business

BOARD OF TRUSTEES — Consumer-members elected trustee candidate Todd Brown, center, and re-elected Diane Tarka, left, and Bill Casper to serve three-year terms on the Carroll Electric Cooperative Inc. Board of Trustees. Trustees of the nonprofit cooperative are responsible for setting company policy and monitoring the finances of the business.

Carroll Electric holds annual meeting

CARROLLTON — More than 500 members and guests attended the 80th-annual meeting of Carroll Electric Cooperative at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. For the second year, members had the option of voting for the board of trustees by mail, phone or online ballot before the meeting, as well as at ...

Nestle buys vegetarian meal company

GENEVA (AP) — The maker of Hot Pockets wants to go vegetarian, California-style. Nestle, the world’s biggest food and drinks company, is buying husband-and-wife startup Sweet Earth, which sells frozen burritos stuffed with quinoa, beans and other vegetarian ingredients. The move echoes ...

Ryan aiming to reduce corporate tax rate

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday the Republican tax plan will aim to reduce the corporate tax rate to mid- to low-20 percent — a smaller cut than what President Donald Trump wants. Ryan is providing some specifics as the GOP starts to write legislation overhauling ...

Quick takes

DESIGNATION: Nikolas A. Kamarados, a certified financial planner with Prudential Financial Inc. Keystone Mountain Financial Group recently earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional designation from the American College. The college requires candidates for the RICP designation to ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Jesse Bonar (deceased) to Judy Bonar, lot 45, Charlestown. Midfirst Bank to EL Concept LLC, lot 36, Gerkes Addition. Steven and Jan Thorn to Jeffrey and Lisa Lyons, tract 42, Lake Park. Ronald Murphy to James Rossi, ...

RECOGNIZED — First Judicial Circuit Family Court Judge Joyce Dumbaugh Cherenko was one of 15 attorneys honored for their service and leadership by West Virginia Executive magazine and the West Virginia University College of Law. With Chernenko is Gregory Bowman, the college’s dean, who presented the award.
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Judge recognized in publication

First Judicial Circuit Family Court Judge Joyce Dumbaugh Chernenko is one of 15 attorneys honored through the Lawyers and Leaders honors program launched this year by West Virginia Executive magazine and the West Virginia University College of Law. West Virginia Executive editor Samantha Cart ...

DREAM COME TRUE — Gabie Clark, left, and her mother, Alexandria, are realizing their dreams by opening the Sugar Rushed Bakery at 1409 Sinclair Ave. in Steubenville and plan to hold a grand opening Saturday. 
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Life’s sweet for bakery owners

STEUBENVILLE — Life has become a little sweeter for one Jefferson County Joint Vocational School alumna after a near-tragedy brought a long-term dream to reality sooner than planned. Nineteen-year-old Gabie Clark and her mother, Alexandria, opened the doors this summer at the Sugar Rushed ...

Ville donation

Donation

The servers at the Ville Restaurant and Bar recently raised money from customer tips and made a donation to the Jefferson County Humane Society. On hand for the $600 check presentation were, from left, Shawn Dillon, wait staff manager; Debbie Smith; Casey Robinson, humane officer; and Ashley ...

Tesla starts production of solar cells

DETROIT — Tesla Inc. is starting production of the cells for its solar roof tiles at its factory in Buffalo, New York. The company has already begun installing its solar roofs, which look like regular roofs but are made of glass tiles. But until now, it has been making them on a small scale ...

Harvey shines light on insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive flooding Harvey has caused in Texas and Louisiana comes as Congress weighs renewing a federal flood insurance program that continually pays out more than it takes in through premiums, potentially leaving taxpayers on the hook for $24.6 billion and counting. The ...