Quick takes

NAMED: Tiffany McKitrick has joined the Cedar One Realty team and will be working out of the Wintersville office.

McKitrick was born and raised in Steubenville where she still resides with her husband Pat.

She received her Real Estate License from EGCC and has been in the customer service industry for 21 years.

McKitrick loves helping people and is passionate about Real Estate and bringing business to the Ohio Valley. Honest and trustworthy, she treats her clients like they are family or friends friends.

McKitrick is ready and willing to help with all of any real estate needs, and she can be reached at (740) 317-9292 or at her tmckitrick@cedar-one.com e-mail address.

NEW FACILITY.: The Clorox Company says it plans to build a new manufacturing facility that would employ 100 workers in West Virginia.

Company officials told The Journal that they took the first step in the process of locating to the area by filing draft plans with the Berkeley County planning commission. Plans call for the plant to be located in the Tabler Station Business Park.

“We’ve been excited about everything we’ve seen in West Virginia,” said Michael Holly, Clorox vice president of product supply.

It would be the third Clorox manufacturing plant in the state.

Holly said the Berkeley County site offered existing infrastructure, easy access to Interstate 81, access to a “great, skilled and capable workforce” and rail access.

The plant is expected to be operational by 2022 and hiring could begin next year, said Eric Fetterman, Clorox project manager for the Tabler Station facility.

State officials praised the announcement.

“I can’t tell you how proud I am that Clorox is exploring this expansion opportunity in West Virginia,” Gov. Jim Justice said.

“We’ve seen time and time again that commitments like these enhance the local economy and further develop our workforce,” Secretary of Commerce Ed Gaunch said.

FINED: A Texas-based pipeline giant that is heavily penalized in Pennsylvania has agreed to pay another $2 million in fines for spilling drilling fluids into a reservoir during construction on a 350-mile multibillion-dollar pipeline carrying highly volatile natural gas liquids.

The consent agreement was made public Thursday after it was signed Jan. 3 by officials from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and a subsidiary of Energy Transfer LP.

The state Department of Environmental Protection said more than 208,000 gallons (787,400 liters) of drilling fluids spilled into Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County in 2017 during construction on the company’s Mariner East pipelines.

The agency said that, in numerous cases, the company didn’t immediately report the contamination, as required by its permits, until 2018 or 2019.

NEW HIGH: Pennsylvania’s commercial casinos reached a new high in revenue last year, state regulators said Thursday, a record boosted by an aggressive new expansion of gambling authorized by state lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf in 2017.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said revenue at the state’s 12 casinos, as well as through fantasy sports contests and video gambling terminals at truck stops, rose in 2019 by $146 million, or 4.5 percent, over 2018 to above $3.4 billion.

It was the fifth straight calendar year that casino revenue grew in Pennsylvania.

Slot machine revenue was the lion’s share of the revenue at almost $2.4 billion, but shrank about $7 million. Revenue from table games rose by about $25 million to above $900 million.