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Electrical degrees

Eastern Gateway Community College recently awarded associate of technical study in electrical trades and journeyman’s cards to 11 members of IBEW Local 246, Steubenville. On hand for the presentation at the Williams Golf and Country Club in Weirton were, from left, Tyler Buchanan, Brian ...

Assure America maintains Top 10 company ranking

From staff reports WEIRTON — Assure America Corp. has been named one of Erie Insurance’s Top 10 Company Elite Winners for 2018. This is the second year in a row that Assure America has outperformed 2,200 other agencies nationwide to maintain its ranking. The Top 10 Company Elite Award ...

Officially open

Martha’s Gallery, a news business in Wellsburg, held its grand opening Thursday. Co-owners Chatman Neely, left, and Harry Sanford named the art center after the beloved donkey that lives at Neely’s and Harry’s local bed and breakfast, the Barn with Inn. Located at 736 Charles St., ...

Limo service adds fleet of carriages

WELLSVILLE — Carriage Limousine Service has added new carriages and the capability of conducting more than one funeral service at once. Its fleet now includes nine carriages, including a specialty Doli for Indian weddings, and nine Percheron draft horses. Carriages are avaiabale for a wide ...

Real estate transactions

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Marie Forro (deceased) to Paul Forro Sr., lots 118-120, Olzeski First. Nelson Best II to Aleshia Best, 4.811 acres, Knox Township. Frank and Shannon Luckino to CAL Rentals LLC, lots 34-35, Francis First. CAL Rentals ...

First Choice America celebrates 80th anniversary

First Choice America’s 80th-anniversary celebration on May 17 attracted thousands of members to its eight offices for cookies and prizes. Each person was given a commemorative tote bag filled with several give-away items including souvenir 80th anniversary logo key rings. Each office awarded ...

Holiday Inn-Weirton receives recognition from TripAdvisor

WEIRTON — The Holiday Inn-Weirton, Weirton has received the 2019 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor.com. Now in its ninth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor during the past year. Certificate ...

New boutique centers around farmhouse decor

FOLLANSBEE — For fans of the television series “Fixer Upper,” a newly opened business in Follansbee might catch your eye. Two Sisters Apothecary & Boutique, located at 929 Main St., held its grand opening Thursday. Co-owners and sisters Melissa Cosgrove and Betty Ledyard, both of ...

Em-Media captures three Telly Awards

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville-based marketing and advertising agency Em-Media has captured three Telly Awards for its work with area clients. The agency won a silver award in the local television — public service announcement category for the spot “Samantha Pearl PSA on Mental Illness” ...

Scholarship program launched

Basil’s Sports Bar and Grill in Weirton has established a scholarship program for one female athlete and one male athlete senior student with students from all 10 high schools in Brooke, Hancock and Jefferson counties eligible to apply. From the pool of applicants, one scholarship will be ...

Potential new markets for products, services

LISBON — The biggest take away for Columbiana County Port Authority Director Penny Traina’s participation in a recent trade mission to Thailand and Vietnam was the size of their industrial parks and how they are set up. She said the industrial parks located on the sea coasts there are ...

Giant American flag flap flutters on; business owner rallies

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The reality television star who has said he would go to jail before removing a huge American flag from his recreational vehicle store in North Carolina told cheering employees on Thursday that he would not take the banner down “under any circumstance.” Standing ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: JD Home Management LLC to James East, lot 160, Overlook Hills. Augustine Homes Limited to Robert and Angel Murphy, part lot 10, Simmons & Foster (survivorship). Laycee and Patrick Hammer to Hayley Argentine, lot ...

Howdy’s Dari Owl celebrates half a century

FOLLANSBEE — A town landmark, Howdy’s Dari Owl is celebrating 50 years in the business just in time for summer. Brian Verner is the ice cream shop’s third generation owner. “The people would have run me out if I didn’t carry on,” joked Verner. “It’s a town treasure for a lot ...

Weirton’s Chatt Golden recognized

WERTON — Chatt Golden, a Weirton resident, has won the Excellence in Government, Federal Executive Board Community Service 2019 Gold Award Golden has been employed at VA Pittsburgh since 2010. He started his career as a police officer, transferred to the human resources department in 2014 ...

National Nursing Home Week

Capital Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers, the Laurels of Steubenville and Sienna Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation treated members of Prime Time Senior Center to an ice cream sundae bar as part of events held during National Nursing Home Week, May 12-18. “This is a special week for ...

$6M dollar project at Tappan Marina approved

TAPPAN LAKE — This fall, customers of Tappan Lake Marina will begin to see the first steps of a complete renovation of the MWCD-owned and operated facility. Improvements at the facility began in 2017 with the installation of more than 200 new boat slips and with the addition of 36 more in ...

Scholars receive $28,300 from Cadiz alumni

CADIZ — The Cadiz High School Alumni Association announced its annual scholarship recipients at the Harrison Central High School Awards Assembly on Monday where $28,300 was awarded to 18 Harrison Central students. ¯ The John and Margaret Tabacchi Family Scholarships this year were $3,000 ...

Facebook: Fake account removal doubles to 3 billion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday. Nearly all of them were caught before they had a chance to become “active” users of the social network. In a new report, ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: John and Joyce Frey to Joyce Frey, lot 63, Belvedere. Vern Wiant (deceased) to Darlene Wiant, 5.427 acres, Ross Township. Joseph Mason (deceased) to Peggy Mason, part outlot 1, Watson & Thomasson First. Linda ...