Business

Industrial parks are thriving

BARNESVILLE — The two industrial parks in the Barnesville area are thriving with the influx of oil and gas interests. Larry Merry, Belmont County Port Authority director, presented an update on progress at the parks to Belmont County Commissioners J.P. Dutton, Josh Meyer and Mark ...

Grand opening

A grand opening for the State Farm Insurance Agency owned by Dan Stephens was held Thursday. Among those on hand for the ribbon-cutting and open house were Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Brad Degenkolb and Samantha Yanik; agent Brenda Lavoie; Ambassador Jenn Cesta; agent ...

Cardinal Wealth Management attends national conference

STEUBENVILLE — The staff of Cardinal Wealth Management attended Cetera Financial Group’s Connect18 national conference, the first gathering of advisers and home office executives from across its network member firms. The event was held Aug. 22-25 at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention ...

Crestview Inn sets open house for Sept. 26

BLOOMINGDALE — The Crestview Inn Restaurant at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School will open its doors Wednesday. The eatery, which is located at the school at 1509 County Highway 22A in Bloomingdale, is hosting an open house on from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will operate three days ...

JVS enhanced with 3-D technology

BLOOMINGDALE — Multimedia and design students at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School have some extra tools to enhance their learning capabilities with the addition of two professional-grade 3-D printers. Instructor Cody LaRue said the MakerGear M3ID machines were acquired this ...

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TAILGATE PARTY SET: A Friday tailgate party hosted by Chambers and James Funeral Homes will serve as a business after hours for members of the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce. Held in the parking lot of Brooke Memorial Stadium, the party will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until the start of ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Midfirst Bank to Housing and Urban Development, metes, Salem Township. Cecil and Judith Holbrock to Sarah Morris, lot 141, Sunset Gardens No. 2. Louise Munis to Emma Simon and Lisa Simon, lot 27, Dixon Heights ...

Veritas Center announces creation of board of advisers

STEUBENVILLE — The Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life has announced the creation of a board of advisers to support its many activities that defend and apply Catholic teachings in the public square. Founded in 2013 at Franciscan University of Steubenville, the center seeks to combat ...

Wheeling Hospital plans to move portion of staff to WJU campus

WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital is planning to move 180 employees to the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University, and it’s seeking additional parking there. The building previously known as the Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center has been purchased by the hospital and now is ...

Allstate donates bookbags

Allstate Insurance agent Cullen DeSantis, with an office currently in Calcutta, donated more than 300 bookbags to children in grades preschool through junior high at the School of Bright Promise and the Robert Bycroft school in Columbiana County. The bags were filled with school supplies, such ...

Perkins earns financial adviser honor

STEUBENVILLE — Ken Perkins, registered representative with Tri-State Financial Services, has been recognized as one of the top 300 financial advisers affiliated with Cetera Advisor Networks. Perkins was recognized for his efforts in 2017, and of the 2,586 advisers associated with Cetera ...

Iran looks warily to China for help as U.S. sanctions resume

TEHRAN, Iran — It’s hard not to see China wherever you look in Iran. From Chinese goods flooding markets to its business people eager for deals as Western business interests flee, Iran likely will further embrace Beijing as an alternative market for its crude oil and financial transactions ...

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MILESTONES: Cardinal Operating Co., managing agent of the of Cardinal Power Plant at Brilliant, has surpassed two safety milestones. In August, the 1800-megawatt coal-fired power plant achieved more than 1.5 million hours without a “days away,” restricted or transferred injury, from April ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Nadine Hager to Bergen Bybee and Julia Bybee, 0.407 acre, Salem Township (survivorship). JP Morgan Chase to Monica Ignace, lot 29, Brentwood Estates Second. Amanda and Richard Thompson to Tamara Bowers and Richard ...

Advocating for the gift of life

STEUBENVILLE — Trinity Health System has been recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration. Trinity, a part of Catholic Health ...

Valley Hospice named Gold Employer of Choice

RAYLAND — Valley Hospice has been named a Gold Employer of Choice for 2018-19 by LeadingAge Ohio. The award recognizes providers of aging services who demonstrate leadership in employee development and engagement and meet stringent work force development criteria. “We’re very proud ...

Trustees re-elected at Carroll Electric Cooperative meeting

CARROLLTON — Carroll Electric Cooperative Inc. celebrated a year of progress and service during its 2018 annual meeting Aug. 25 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. A total of 472 members, community leaders and guests were in attendance. Incumbents Gary Snode, Harold Sutton and Frank ...

Real Estate Transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Ricky and Tracy Kutzler to John Christian Jr., 1.329 acres, Island Creek Township. Kenneth and Amanda Becker to Raeann and Sean Daly, lot 241, Country Club Estates (survivorship). Christine and David Zatta to Kevin ...

Retiring

Following 42 years in business, Dr. Ronald Ard will be retiring from his dental practice in Weirton on Sept. 20. A native of Weirton, Ard is a 1969 Weir High graduate, completing dental school at West Virginia University in 1976 and beginning his practice in Weirton the same year. With Ard are, ...

U.S. economy grew at a brisk rate

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a strong 4.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the best showing in nearly four years, as growth stayed on track to produce its strongest full-year gain in more than a decade. Strength in business investment offset slightly slower consumer ...