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State Farm agency opens in Weirton

Eric Waggoner opened his State Farm agency at 3600 West St., Weirton, on Tuesday. The agency is the only one in the Tri-State Area with agents licensed in all three states. The agency offers auto, home, renters, life, disability and small-business insurance. The office is open Mondays, ...

Duncan joins Expert Network

SUNBURY — Brian K. Duncan, a Mingo Junction native and founder of BKD Legal LLC, has been named a distinguished lawyer by the Expert Network. He was chosen based on peer reviews and ratings, recognitions and accomplishments. A 1999 graduate of Indian Creek High School, where he played ...

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Mama G’s Catering holds grand opening

A grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony recently was held at Mama G’s Catering in Toronto. Members of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce joined owner Matt Parise at the Red Knight Hall for the tour of the former G.C. Murphy Five and Ten building located at 206 North Fourth St. The ...

USA-MADE — Mike Yeso, owner of Deluxe Toys & Hobby in Martins Ferry, shows his 4-year-old grandson, Matty Kendall, how to play with a Slinky, one of the many USA-made toys at the shop.
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‘Made in USA’ Gifts still available in Ohio Valley

MARTINS FERRY — For those looking to support their fellow American workers this holiday season, there still are plenty of American-made gifts to be purchased. Buying such items is easier than one may think. It just takes a little effort — looking at the item’s label to see where it was ...

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ELECTED: Jasmine Crighton, a broadcasting and journalism instructor at Western Illinois University, has been elected to the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-America Board of Governors. Crighton came to WIU in fall 2012, and she teaches classes in broadcast news writing ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: James Reed (deceased) to Aaron Ruble, lot 27, North Hill Plan. Aaron and Jennifer Ruble to Pennie Scarpone, lot 27, North Hill Plan. Amanda Dunburg to Patrick Murphy, lot 15, Gelb’s-McMillan Addition. Joseph and ...

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Snap Fitness open on Three Springs Drive

Snap Fitness hosted a grand opening on Nov. 13 at its new Weirton location at 241 Three Springs Drive, welcoming representatives of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, city of Weirton and other guests. The 24/7 fitness club opened Oct. 2 and is operated by Business Manager Doug Taylor and ...

RIVERSIDE WOODSHOP — Ellouise and Brad Shirley, owners of the Riverside Woodshop, a local artisan shop located at 812 Main St., Wellsville, specialize in custom-made furniture and decor. Here the Shirleys stand behind a recently finished custom craps table, while Mrs. Shirley holds a custom-engraved carving board with the four houses and coat of arms of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from the Harry Potter series of books.
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Woodworking shop opens in Wellsville

WELLSVILLE — Those who love woodcrafted signs, furniture and other items now can find such a place in Wellsville. The possibilities are endless at the Riverside Woodshop, a new business located at 812 Main St. that sells quality custom furniture creations and decor, all locally handcrafted ...

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Sweet Temptations

Sweet Temptations Pastry Shop recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with an open house. Chamber members gathered to sample pastries and luncheon specials, including stromboli and pulled pork sandwiches on homemade rolls. Sweet Temptations Pastry Shop is located on Marland Heights at 3666 ...

DESIGN WORK —  Lily Firm, a senior in the multimedia and design program at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School, reviews WORK the program created as part of a joint project with EM-Media of Steubenville.  
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EM, JVS students join in campaign

BLOOMINGDALE — Multimedia and design students at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School are joining with Em-Media Inc. for a promotional campaign. The marketing and advertising firm worked with the students to produce promotional pieces to market the school. In addition, students ...

INTERIM’S RATING — Interim HealthCare of Bridgeport has received a deficiency-free rating from the Ohio Department of Health. Employees include, front, from left, Jeannie Gilson, Ann Ricker, Andrea Stillion, Janet Chillog-Berher and Karen Craig; and back, Kayla Graham, Jill Eshler, Sara McCarthy, Erika Lovejoy, Jenn Means, Kim Smith and Rhonda Roach. 
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State honors Interim HealthCare

BRIDGEPORT — Interim HealthCare of Bridgeport, an in-home health care services provider, received a deficiency-free rating in the tri-annual Medicare survey from the Ohio Department of Health. The survey was conducted during a one-week period to ensure that home health service providers are ...

Eat ’n Park plans one-day fund-raiser

PITTSBURGH — Eat’n Park Restaurants will hold a One-Day, One-Dollar fundraiser on Saturday. Restaurant guests will be encouraged to support Eat’n Park’s annual Caring for Kids Campaign, which benefits children’s hospitals throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Patrons ...

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SHOWING SUPPORT: Some area funeral homes are part of the Vital I.C.E. app program, allowing them to assist local first responders in helping to save lives. The J.E. Foster Funeral Homes in Toronto and Smithfield, as well as the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home in Weirton and the Dodds Funeral Home ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Norma Taylor to Corey Peters, 0.921877 acre, Knox Township. Virginia and Jeffrey Riley to Jeffrey Riley, 4.613 acres, Island Creek Township. George Irvin (deceased) to Cheryl Irvin, lot 52, Robert Hills ...

SHARING THEIR STORIES — Among those participating in the cancer survivors dinner were, from left, Matt Grimshaw, Trinity president and CEO; Amy and Sean Hutchison; Melissa Brown; Cathy Cich; and Barb Price. - Contributed

Cancer survivors gather

STEUBENVILLE — The lives of survivors and their caregivers were celebrated during the recent 16th-annual cancer survivors’ dinner presented by Trinity Health System and the Tony Teramana Cancer Center. Guest speakers at the dinner, which was attended by more than 220 cancer survivors and ...

NEW PLACE TO EAT — Brian Tennant, standing left, and Kyle Hood, standing right, offer menus to several members of the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce and guests during a business after hours held at their new business, the Northend Lounge. Located at 2239 Charles St., the lounge offers wings in 15 flavors, several sandwiches and a full-service bar with a pleasant atmosphere. Its customers during the Business After Hours included, clockwise from left, David George, Chamber President David Klick, Rowdy Rush, Chamber Coordinator Jacie Ridgely, Harry Sanford, Frank Johnson and Richard Ferguson. Warren Scott

Northend Lounge opens in Wellsburg

WELLSBURG — As co-owners of the new Northend Lounge at 2239 Charles St., Brian Tennant and Kyle Hood hope to bring together three things: Good food, good drinks and good company. The pair took a few minutes during a recent Business After Hours event held there by the Wellsburg Chamber of ...

UNIQUE CRAFTS OFFERED — Recently opened at 1031 Main St., Follansbee, Moe’s on Main offers a variety of unique handmade crafts. The new shop is owned by Elmer “Moe” Myers and his wife, Monica Rotellini-Myers. On hand for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the shop’s opening were, from left, chamber member Eric Fithyan; Monica’s mother, Carol Boyce; chamber members Carmel Esposito and Pat Accetollo; the Myers; Chamber President Tony Paesano; and chamber member Charlotte Kolenc. - Warren Scott

Moe’s on Main offers unique crafts

FOLLANSBEE — Those looking for something different to give as a Christmas gift or present for any time of the year are encouraged to visit Moe’s on Main at 1031 Main St. The new shop is owned by Elmer “Moe” Myers and Monica Rotellini-Myers, and while Elmer’s likeness can be found ...

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Toys collected

The Weirton-Wellsburg Chapter of the West Virginia Credit Union League collected toys for the Toys for Tots program at the November chapter meeting. Darlene and Wayne Kemp from the Tri-State Marine Corps Club were on hand to accept the toys collected. On hand were, seated, from left, Wayne ...

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Country Delights and Bling II holds grand opening

Country Delights and Bling II located at 3520 Pennsylvania Ave. in Weirton held a grand opening celebration on Nov. 9, with members of the local business community and representatives of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce and city of Weirton in attendance. Owned by Debbie Lawton, who has 30 ...

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Iconic holds grand opening

A grand opening was held Nov. 1 at Iconic, a business that is a combination diner and gift shop, located at 3224 Main St. in Weirton. The business offers breakfast items, along with sandwiches, soups, ice cream and more, along with a variety of gift items. It is open Mondays through Saturdays ...