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Pitt among colleges that help you handle student debt

Associated Press With collective U.S. student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing. Using no-strings-attached student loan payoff-assistance programs, college loan alternatives and annual student debt letters, these ...

Trump weighs tightening of embargo on Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades — a move that could unleash a flurry of lawsuits against foreign companies that have invested on the island. A 1996 law known as the ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: William Householder (deceased) to Kelly Householder, 0.103 acre, Knox Township. William and Carol Householder (both deceased) to Kelly Wellington and Billy Harding, metes, Knox Township. Shirley Newburn to James ...

Quick takes

INVITED: Ken Perkins, registered representative with Tri-State Financial Services, has been invited to attend the Cetera Advisor Networks 2019 Circle of Excellence Conference at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Marco Island, Fla. The event will recognize an exclusive group of ...

Contest winner

Suzanne Diequez-Kimmel, right, was this year’s winner of the “Shift Your Shopping” receipt drawing conducted by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. She accepted her prize from Tricia Maple-Damewood, chamber president. Diequez-Kimmel is a member of the Steubenville Big Red Boosters ...

Auto industry troubles buffet Ford, Jaguar Land Rover

FRANKFURT, Germany — The headwinds buffeting the global auto industry made themselves felt in Europe on Thursday as mass-market carmaker Ford and luxury-focused Jaguar Land Rover announced sweeping restructurings that will cost thousands of jobs. Ford Motor Co. said it will drop an ...

Robots talk, pour beer and take over tech show

LAS VEGAS — Robots that walk, talk, pour beer and play pingpong have taken over the CES gadget show in Las Vegas again. Just don’t expect to find one in your home any time soon. Most home robot ventures have failed, in part because they’re so difficult and expensive to design to a level ...

App might spot drug overdoses in time to help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Too often people die of an opioid overdose because no one’s around to notice they’re in trouble. Now scientists are creating a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure breathing — and summon help if it stops. The app is still experimental. But in a novel ...

New Wyoming governor: Keep fighting for coal exports

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming should continue to fight to enable more U.S. coal exports overseas, the state’s new governor said in a state of the state speech Wednesday that also called for more spending restraint and better returns on state reserve funds. Republican Mark Gordon ...

How’s the U.S. economy doing? Shutdown makes it harder to say

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial shutdown of the U.S. government has begun to make it harder to assess the health of the economy by delaying or distorting key reports on growth, spending and hiring. Government data on home construction and retail sales, for example, won’t be released next ...

Quick takes

APPOINTMENT MADE: Lisa Foster was appointed to the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County’s Board of Trustees. Foster is an English teacher at the Tri-State Christian Academy in Burgettstown and resides in Steubenville with her husband and two children. Foster and her ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: PNC Bank to Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 12.343 acres, Wells-Warren Township. John Steedman, trustee, to Kathryn Cross and others, 0.6374 acre, Island Creek Township. Kathryn Cross and others to Karley and Landon ...

Local business plays role in fitness revolution

WINTERSVILLE —The women of Bodies By Bev started to get fit before their next New Year’s resolution at Monday morning’s class located in Wintersville. With another Bodies By Bev gym in Weirton, owner Beverly Thomas only plans to get more busy within the next few years. “I hope by 2020 ...

After delays, Ohioans will soon get medical marijuana sales

After delays and pushed-back deadlines, Ohio residents may finally be able to purchase marijuana for medicinal purposes within the next few days. The program was supposed to be fully operational four months ago, but delays in several areas halted progress. This included localities moving too ...

Donation

Molly and Bill McGovern of the Friendship Room in downtown Steubenville recently accepted a donation from Stonerise Home Health, 125 Main St., Wintersville. Stonerise, formerly MediHome Health, offers a wide range of skilled nursing and therapy services.

Ohio Valley Mall celebrates 40th year

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Ohio Valley Mall is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018 with an eye toward more offerings to come next year. The 1.5 million-square-foot retail center serves residents of Eastern Ohio and West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle. It is anchored by large department ...

Quick Takes

PROMOTED: Kristine Provan, formerly of Steubenville, has been promoted to regional director of operations for Laurel Health Care Co., and will have operational oversight for 12 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Central and Northeast Ohio, including the Laurels of Steubenville. ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Lori Costantini and others to Karen Delaney, part lot 1, McNeal’s Third. George Grant (deceased) to Carolyn Grant, lot 158 and 1660167 and part lot 159, Pleasant Heights. Deborah Firm to Brennon Tubaugh, lot 1, HH ...

Shale gas production in up Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Shale gas production in Pennsylvania increased 12.9 percent over the first three quarters of this year, compared with the first nine months of 2017. Washington and Greene were the second- and third-most productive counties, respectively, according to data from the state ...

Downtown shop offers unique finds

STEUBENVILLE — By her own admission, Mary Ann Freeze’s taste is, well, different. Freeze likes the offbeat, the eccentric ... one-of-a-kind pieces you don’t see everywhere. She’s put as many of them as she can fit into her new shop, the Prodigal Daughter Treasures & Trinkets at 164 ...