Business

Promoting local businesses

Brandy Puskarich Bradley, from left, and Donna Henline, Debbie Puskarich, Cindy Kocher, Pat Accettolo, Charlotte Kolenc and LuAnn Radcliffe were among members of the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce who passed out goodie bags to those attending its Sidewalk Saturday event held Aug. 4. Local ...

Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all stores by 2025

CINCINNATI (AP) — The nation’s largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable with their impact on the environment. Kroger Co. will start Thursday at its QFC stores in and around Seattle, with the goal of using no plastic bags at ...

Grand opening

The Dappled Willow Home and Gift Shop’s ribbon cutting and grand opening were held Tuesday at the site at 312 S Hollywood Blvd. located in the Hollywood Shopping Plaza. The shop is owned by Steubenville residents Jeremy and Margaret Taylor and features items such as home decor and special ...

Chamber takes First Friday road trip

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce took its First Friday event on the road on Aug. 3, with stops at Froehlich’s Classic Corner in Steubenville, Margaret’s Cafe in Toronto, the Gaslite in Wintersville and Scaffidi’s Restaurant & Tavern in Steubenville. Advanced Entertainment ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Virginia Snider (deceased) to Michael Styer, lot 10 and part lot 11, Banfield Improvement Co. unrecorded. Michael Styer, trustee, to Krystal Fluharty, lot 10 and part lot 11, Banfield Improvement Co. ...

Quick takes

SESSION SET: The Minority Business Assistance Center for the Youngstown region will host a “Jumpstart Your Business” session form 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Eastern Gateway Community College’s Pugliese Training Center. The session is for individuals who own a business or are ...

Ribbon cutting

Family, friends and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce helped with the ribbon cutting Tuesday at Steubenville Tailorings & Alternations, 2402 Sunset Blvd. Owner Cindy Lucas has more than 35 years of experience as an apparel designer and clothier. Contact Lucas at (740) 282-3028 to ...

Open for business

Clancey Printing, an apparel, clothing and custom printing shop located at 263 Main St. in Wintersville, held a grand opening event Wednesday. Joining family, friends and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce for the ribbon cutting were, from left, Kate Sedgmer, a chamber ambassador; Ross ...

Nardo wins W.Va. press association’s top honor

CHARLESTON — Perry Nardo, general manager of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, recently won the West Virginia Press Association’s highest honor — the Adam R. Kelly Premier Journalist Award — for his outstanding dedication to the newspaper industry, his work with the West ...

EORH intends to reopen BirthPlace

MARTINS FERRY — Although the project is several months overdue, East Ohio Regional Hospital still plans to reopen its birthing center. “We do intend to reopen the BirthPlace,” said Karin Janiszewski, director of marketing and public relations for EORH and Ohio Valley Medical Center. ...

Quick Takes

COMMISSIONER: Dana Baiocco, a 1984 Buckeye South High School graduate, recently was named as one of five commissioners of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission by President Donald Trump. Baiocco, 52, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in May to a seven-year term and took over her ...

Kroger begins testing driverless grocery deliveries

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — At a time when big-box retailers are trying to offer the same conveniences as their online competitors, the biggest U.S. grocery chain is testing the use of driverless cars to deliver groceries in a Phoenix suburb. Kroger’s pilot program launched Thursday morning ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Lauretta Mantos (deceased) to Steve Mantos, part lot 25, Valley View. Robert Eroshevich Sr. (deceased) to Norina Eroshevich, lot 14, Highland Acres. David and Cheri Kinney to Princess Betty Lou Kinney, lot 33 and ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Deborah Thompson to Patrick Geary, metes, Steubenville Township. Elizabeth Eisnaugle and others to Billy and Odessa O’Quin, 1 acre, Island Creek Township (survivorship). Joseph and Diane Matthews to Itama ...

Bethany College adds three to faculty

BETHANY — Bethany College has hired three new faculty members who will begin teaching in the 2018-19 academic year. Joining the college’s biology or political science departments are: ¯ Anna Edlund, associate professor of biology. She received a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore ...

Robotic program showing benefits

WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital’s robotic-assisted surgical program is growing at an accelerated rate and benefiting patients in many ways. Since implementing the da Vinci Surgical System two years ago, the hospital’s annual growth rate of robotic-assisted surgeries is 145 percent, ...

Business services, manufacturing, hospitality jobs sizzled in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring sizzled in July in business services, manufacturing and hospitality. Professional services, which includes jobs in computer systems, architecture and temporary help, added 51,000 jobs last month. Over the past year, it has hired more than a half-million Americans ...

School supplies

Contributed Members of the Weirton Board of Realtors, from left, Kristine Roberts, president; JoAnn Shorac, director; and Sally Greathouse, executive officer; packed backpacks with school supplies for distribution at the Brooke-Hancock Family Resource Network’s Resource Fair this weekend.

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: David Kakascik and Daniel Kakascik to Virgil and Judy Eddy, lots 64-65, Gerke Addition (survivorship). Hawk Iron Eyes Silvercloud to Richard and Jane Humienny, lot 85, Beverly Hill Seventh Addition ...

Quick takes

CONVENTION: Jonathan Langham of Wellsburg, a registered piano technician, was among more than 600 piano service specialists, manufacturers or suppliers from around the world who attended the 61st-annual Piano Technicians Guild Convention and Technical Institute held July 11-14 in Lancaster, Pa. ...