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Wheeling Hospital Vice President John Pastorius explains features of the hospital’s new Continuous Care Center as he stands in the main lobby area that is under construction. --  Scott McCloskey

Continuous care center to open in spring

WHEELING — A new, $34-million Continuous Care Center is set to open at Wheeling Hospital in early spring. Hospital officials unveiled details of the facility Thursday during a press conference and brief tour of the construction site. The three-story, 107,000-square-foot center is being ...

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REALTORS HONORED: Joe Luckino, Paulette Applegarth, Deb Rodriguez and Cindy Freshwater of Cedar One Realty in Wintersville have earned President’s Sales Club Award of Achievement designation from the Ohio Realtors. Luckino, Applegarth, Rodriguez and Freshwater are members of East Central ...

Members of Project B.E.S.T. presented the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley with a check. Among those participating in the donation were, from left, Nick Karras, Karras Painting; Bengy Swanson, Ironworkers Local 549; Mike Carl, H.E. Neumann Co.; George Smolder, executive director of the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley; Jessica Rine, associate director of the United Way; Ginny Favede, co-chair of Project B.E.S.T.; and Don Teichman, Cattrell Cos. Inc. — Contributed

Project B.E.S.T. donates funds to United Way

WHEELING — Project B.E.S.T. has donated $2,500 to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley. “Our organization receives numerous donation requests from wonderful organizations throughout our community,” said Ginny Favede, co-chair of Project B.E.S.T. “We wanted to consolidate our ...

Declaration can assist health pros in Jefferson County

STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Health Center has been designated as a site where volunteer physicians can apply for loan repayment as part of the designation of Jefferson County as a health professional shortage area. The Health Resources and Services Administration on Tuesday officially ...

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New bar officers

The Jefferson County Bar Association recently installed new officers. Taking the oath were, seated from left, Cerryn C. Marshal, second vice president; Steven Stickles, president; and Piero Cozza, first vice president; and back, Sara Gasser, executive committee; Bernard Battistel, treasurer; ...

Real Estate Transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Jefferson County Land Reutilization Corp. to Samuel Booher, part lot 24 and lot 23, Irondale. Jefferson County Land Reutilization Corp. to Randy and Diana Scarfo, part lots 52-54, Original Brilliant. Katherine Wright ...

Detroit comeback gains new symbol in 58-story tower

DETROIT — An 800-foot-tall centerpiece is coming to Detroit’s resurgent downtown as the city continues to build momentum about three years after exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The 58-story building dominating the local skyline will rise on the site of the iconic ...

KEEPING VETERANS WARM — Ellen Daugherty, administrative assistant for Chambers and James Funeral Homes of Wellsburg and Follansbee, and Eric Fithyan, owner, stand among more than 300 sweaters, gloves and other clothing donated by area residents for veterans in local nursing homes and in a homeless shelter. Such community projects are among many criteria that have earned the funeral homes the National Funeral Directors Association’s Pursuit of Excellence Award for three consecutive years.

Brooke funeral homes receive award

For the third consecutive year Chambers and James Funeral Homes have received the National Funeral Directors Association’s Pursuit of Excellence Award. Eric Fithyan, owner, said it’s actually an international award because the association represents more than 10,000 funeral homes in the ...

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Daniel Dunmyer tapped as CEO at OVMC

WHEELING — The Governing Board of Ohio Valley Medical Center has named Daniel C. Dunmyer as chief executive officer effective Dec. 18. Dunmyer has more than 30 years of senior-level health care executive experience, including CEO positions in South Carolina, North Carolina and West ...

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Thornberry retiring

East Liverpool resident Elizabeth Thornberry is retiring from service from Columbiana and Jefferson Counties RSVP agency. Thornberry contributed more than a decade of service and thousands of hours assisting patients and staff at the East Liverpool Community Hospital. RSVP connects ...

N.J. horse race tracks to offer Internet gambling

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers want to give the state’s horse racing tracks a piece of the action on Internet gambling. The state Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would authorize tracks to offer Internet gambling on their premises if they reach a partnership agreement ...

Legal challenge launched against Calif. egg law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. In a lawsuit filed directly to the high court, the states allege ...

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NOW AT CEDAR ONE: Carlo Agresta and Iris Callahan are among the newest realtors at Cedar One. Agresta has been a Jefferson County resident for more than 30 years. He has more than a decade of public service with the Belvedere Fire Department, where he has held numerous positions, including ...

HOMELESS WOES IN SAN DIEGO  — Trash from homeless encampments lines an entrance ramp for Interstate Highway 5 in San Diego. In a place that bills itself as “America’s Finest City,” renowned for its sunny weather, surfing and fish tacos, spiraling real estate values have contributed to spiraling homelessness in San Diego. Most alarmingly, the explosive growth in the number of people living outdoors has contributed to a hepatitis A epidemic.

Homeless woes result in deadly outbreak

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For Christine Wade, the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot, was far better than their previous home — a shelter where rats ate through the family’s bags of clothes. “It’s peaceful here,” Wade, 31 and eight months pregnant, said in ...

Bitcoin value soars then falls back

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of bitcoin swung wildly Thursday, rising to more than $19,000 only to fall sharply within minutes, as both the euphoria and anxiety surrounding the virtual currency escalated just days before it starts trading on a major U.S. exchange. At 3:25 p.m. EST, bitcoin was ...

Brief

Business workshop set The West Virginia Small Business Development Center will offer a business fundamentals workshop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Dec. 21 at West Virginia Northern Community College. Led by Ed Powell, the session will cover getting a business license, identifying the market ...

Toyota will debut next gen Avalon

DETROIT — Toyota will introduce a revamped Avalon full-size car at the Detroit auto show in January at a time when sales of big cars are falling as U.S. buyers continue their shift toward SUVs. The Michigan-designed Avalon will arrive in showrooms in the spring. Executive Vice President ...

S&P 500 snaps losing streak as industrial, tech stock rises

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes perked higher on Thursday following a nearly weeklong lull, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose for the first time in five days. Industrial and technology companies helped lead the way, as broad swaths of the market climbed. Nearly two stocks rose for ...

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Tri-State Medical plans display

Tri-State Medical Group will offer an informational display about pain management compounding from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Tri-State Pharmacy location, 651 Colliers Way, Weirton. Ethan Levendorf will be available to answer questions, and informational handouts will be provided. Those ...

CELEBRATING A CENTURY — Officials with AK Steel and Mountain State Carbon celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Follansbee coke plant by making a $5,000 donation to the Follansbee R.E.A.C.H. Program, a local food pantry. On hand for the presentation were, from left, Renee Filiatraut, vice president of external relations for AK Steel; Ed Wilkerson, chairman of the food pantry’s board; Mayor David Velegol Jr.; Larry Hermes, operations manager for AK Steel and vice president and chief financial officer for Mountain State Carbon; Bonnie James, volunteer director of the food pantry; City Manager John DeStefano; and Kirk Reich, president and chief operating officer of AK Steel.
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Mountain State Carbon marks its 100th year

FOLLANSBEE — Since 1917 the Follansbee coke plant has played a key role in the city, employing many residents and contributing to the community in various ways. So it was fitting that officials with AK Steel and Mountain State Carbon would celebrate the plant’s 100th anniversary by ...