Business

Smithfield food pantry recieves donation from Ohio Oil and Gas Association

COLUMBUS — The Columbus-based Ohio Oil and Gas Association on Wednesday added to the food products that disappear quickly from the shelves at the Smithfield Friends Church Food Pantry. Boxes of canned vegetables and fruits, three kinds of cereal, crackers, pastas, bath soap, tooth brushes ...

OMEGA elects officers for 2019

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association executive board elected officers for 2019 at the February board meeting at the Buckeye Career Center in New Philadelphia. Domenick Mucci, Steubenville’s representative; Commissioner Chris Abbuhl of Tuscarawas County; ...

Grand opening

The Dollar General store at 2760 state Route 213 in the Pleasant Hill area is open for business. The store offers a focused selection of national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health and beauty products. Dollar General ...

Real Estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Mary Thompson (deceased) to William Thompson, metes, Cross Creek Township. Jean Rankin to JD Home Management LLC, lot 31, Buena Vista Heights. John West to Jefferson County Land Reutilization Corp., lot 15, Labelle ...

Quick Takes

RECOGNIZED: Irvin Insurance Services, with offices in Wintersville and Bridgeport, has received senior partner designation from Grange Insurance. The award goes annually to agencies that excel in key areas, including customer service and overall performance. Only 124 agencies out of the more ...

First Choice moving forward

WEIRTON — First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union continued to make significant progress in 2018, despite strong competition and a tepid economy, officials said during Tuesday’s annual meeting. The credit union has moved forward because of the performance of a dedicated ...

Zalenski’s Eatery and Pub holds ribbon cutting

Zalenski Eatery and Pub held a ribbon cutting for their newly remodeled and upgraded restaurant and bar on Thursday, the 14 year anniversary of the business. The changes included a craft beer and local wine retail shop featuring more than 60 beers for purchase. Diners can also choose from 18 ...

Franciscan launches leadership program

STEUBENVILLE — In a move to further support orthodox Catholic leadership around the world, Franciscan University of Steubenville will launch an online Master of Catholic Leadership program, beginning in May. According to university officials, it’s the result of a two-year, grassroots ...

Design for $1.1B airport remodel unveiled

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh officials unveiled proposed designs Wednesday for a planned $1.1 billion renovation of the city’s airport, including plans to make departures faster and the trek through airport security shorter. The Allegheny County Airport Authority released the drawings and a ...

Quick takes

JOINS FIRM: Sherrilyn Farkas VanTassel has joined law firm of Frankovitch, Anetakis, Simon, Decapio and Pearl LLP. The Cadiz resident brings extensive experience in business, employment and labor law. VanTassel’s practice will focus on all aspects of family law, including divorce, asset ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Jefferson County Land Reutilization Corp. to Joseph and Cindy Rodak Jr., part lots160-162, Carothers (survivorship). Terry and Connie Leek to Ronald Ayers, 1.95 acres, Brush Creek Township. Jerri Deleon to Antonette ...

Plans for $200M plant in Yorkville advance

YORKVILLE — Plans for an estimated $200 million hydroelectric plant at Pike Island Locks and Dam in the Ohio River are continuing to develop. Alan Skelly, CEO of Pike Island Energy, attended a Yorkville Council meeting on Tuesday, seeking feedback on his plans to build a 48-megawatt plant, ...

Trumbull County targeting March for marijuana dispensary opening

WARREN — The operators of Trumbull County’s only medical marijuana dispensary are targeting early March to open. We’re really just down to the door knobs and the details,” said Todd Cain, with Green Leaf Medical of Ohio II LLC, which holds a provisional license for the dispensary. A ...

Steel tariffs waived despite tough talk

WASHINGTON — Despite President Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade, his administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import millions of tons of steel made in China, Japan and other countries without paying the hefty tariff he put in place to protect U.S. manufacturers and ...

Retail sales drop 1.2 percent in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales fell in December, posting the biggest drop since September 2009 and delivering more evidence that last year’s holiday sales fizzled unexpectedly. Even e-commerce suffered a big setback. The Commerce Department said Thursday that December retail sales ...

Quick takes

APPOINTED: Alan Hall of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has been appointed to the State Library Board. He will serve the remaining term of board member Krista Taracuk, who resigned to relocate. Hall will serve March 21 through Dec. 31, 2022. “I am humbled to be ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Sandra Herman (deceased) to Larry Herman, lot 136, Becker Highlands. Glenn Lewis to Heather Jatczak, 2.8197 acres, Wells Township. Karma Evanosky (deceased) to Robert Whitmore and Chelsea Thornton, 0.0586 acre, ...

Blood drive challenge coming

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross once again are teaming up to ensure area blood donations keep up with demand. The organizations are sponsoring Tuesday’s Sixth-Annual Corporate Challenge Blood Drive. The event, which is open to the general ...

Public invited to see new site for CAA

EAST LIVERPOOL – Offering convenience for patients was the plan behind the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County, Health, Behavioral Health and Dental Centers completing an East Liverpool campus, and now the public is invited to see the new site during an open house on Feb. 22 from ...

Food waste prevention innovators sought

WESTERVILLE — The Kroger Co. has announced the launch of the Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Innovation Fund and calls for supports of the company’s plan designed to end hunger in its communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025. Kroger invites eligible innovators to submit a ...