Business

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. ...

Port authority and YSU team up to put area on interactive map

LEETONIA — With the aim at better marketing the area to manufacturers and those who could do business with local companies, the Columbiana County Port Authority has teamed up with Youngstown State University. Executive Director Penny Traina said the organization has brought in a YSU intern ...

‘Steelers Country’ expands

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — Kennywood Park has announced a Steelers-themed replacement for its longtime Log Jammer ride. Park officials announced recently they are bringing in a new roller coaster called “The Steel Curtain.” The black and gold coaster is expected to break the state’s ...

Quick Takes

SIDEWALK SALE: The Follansbee Chamber of Commerce has announced a sidewalk sale and community yard sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday along Main Street and Virginia Avenue. Local businesses and groups plan to have sidewalk sales or informational booths along Main Street and at ...

Miss You: Candy hearts plant abruptly closes

REVERE, Mass. — The owner of the company behind chalky, colorful confections such as Necco Wafers and Sweethearts has unexpectedly shut down operations at its Massachusetts plant and hasn’t said if candy production will resume. The Boston Globe reports Round Hill Investments LLC ...

Property Transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Timothy Granatir, trustee, to Park Properties of Ohio LLC, lot 10, Clarence Davis Trustee Plan. Charlene Bado (deceased) to Darlene Bado and John Bado Jr., metes, Wells-Warren Township. Debra and Michael Corazzelli ...

You Are My Sunshine opens in Weirton

A grand opening was held Tuesday for You Are My Sunshine located at 241 Three Springs Drive in the Three Springs Crossing business plaza in Weirton. Owned and operated by Stacy Coyne, the business offers tanning beds, spray tanning and self tanning products, as well as jewelry, gifts and ...

Quick Takes

NEW AGENTS: Cedar One Realty, 143 Canton Road, Wintersville, has welcomed two new real estate agents. Pamela Shea is a licensed Ohio real estate sales agent. She has worked as an administrative officer for the Ohio Valley Youth Network, planning and carrying out collaborative community events ...

Humane society opens animal clinic

Brandi Damewood, fourth from left, community outreach manager for the Jefferson County Humane Society, cut the ribbon Thursday at the official opening of the animal clinic at 81 Talbott Drive in Wintersville. Also in attendance at the ceremony were humane society board members Casey Robinson, ...

Special honor

Gloria Popp of Steubenville, senior sales director with Mary Kay Cosmetics, has been awarded her 23rd car during her longtime career with the Texas-based company, recently receiving the keys for a pink 2018 Cadillac SUV from TEAM Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Cadillac in Wintersville from sales ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: US Bank to Janet Young, 1.0473 acres, Island Creek Township. Daniel Condor Jr. (deceased) to Sally Donaldson, lot 16, Brookvale. Wyndee Runevitch to Donald Borkoski II, metes, Mount Pleasant Township. Roger and ...

QUICK TAKES

APPOINTED: Dr. Lisa M. Costello has been appointed as a citizen member to the board of directors of the West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program. C.H.I.P. provides children with age-appropriate screening and benefits, like dental coverage and access to mental health and substance ...