Partners in the law firm Frankovitch, Anetakis, Simon, Decapio & Pearl LLP include, from left, Kevin M. Pearl, George J. Anetakis, M. Eric Frankovitch, Carl N. Frankovitch, Michael G. Simon, Carl A. Frankovitch and Thomas J. Decapio. — Contributed

Leading Weirton law firm names partners


WEIRTON — One of the Ohio Valley’s leading law firms has elected new partners. Thomas J. Decapio, Kevin M. Pearl and Carl A. Frankovitch have been named partners at Frankovitch and Anetakis, and the longtime law firm now will be known as Frankovitch, Anetakis, Simon, Decapio & Pearl ...

Campus news


Radford University Katarina R. Alatis of Weirton was named to the fall dean’s list at Radford University.

Em wins pair of Telly honors


STEUBENVILLE — Em-Media was a silver winner in two categories when the 37th-annual Telly Awards were presented. Honored were “Be Youngstown,” which was produced in conjunction with Eastern Gateway Community College, in the category of Craft-Video, Shows, Segments, Aerial Cinematography ...

Community calendar


(EDITOR’S NOTE: The community calendar is only as accurate as the information provided to it. Meeting changes and updates should be directed to Janice Kiaski, Herald-Star community editor, at or (740) 283-4711, ext. 346.) Today Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon, ...

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Plaza Theater open again


The Weirton Plaza Theatre celebrated its grand re-opening on March 17, following approximately two years of renovations. Joined by representatives of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, city officials and other guests, the opening was observed with a ribbon cutting and Business After Hours, ...

OVMC sale fight heats up


WHEELING — Attorney Thomas G. Casto said Wheeling Hospital has spoken to Ohio Valley Medical Center about acquiring it and “has no interest in seeing OVMC close.” In response, Michael Garrison, attorney for Alecto Healthcare Services — the California firm that intends to purchase OVMC ...

Members of the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce and city officials helped Rick Roach, the new owner of Gabby’s Welcome Cafe — which has been renamed Gabby’s Again — to celebrate the restaurant’s re-opening with a ribbon cutting. Taking part were, front, from left, Mayor David Velegol Jr.; chamber member Carmel Esposito; Chamber President Tony Paesano; Roach; and chamber members Cindy Kocher, Olive McGee, Brandy Puskarich Bradley and Pat Accettolo: and back, Councilman Scott McMahon; City Attorney Michael Gaudio; chamber member Eric Fithyan; and Councilmen Rudy Cipriani and Vito “Skip” Cutrone. — Contributed

Gabby’s back for more in Follansbee


FOLLANSBEE — Area residents who remember enjoying a hot roast beef sandwich and other food at Gabby’s Welcome Cafe or who are just looking for a relaxing place to watch a game while having a beer are encouraged to stop by the restaurant at 855 Main St., which has been re-opened by Rick ...

Quick Takes


GULF LEASES: Oil companies have offered $274.8 million for this year’s central Gulf of Mexico oil leases, more than last year but only about half the amount bid in 2015. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said that 28 companies bid on 163 tracts off Louisiana, Mississippi and ...

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Rite-Aid marks remodeling


A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday at the downtown Steubenville Rite Aid on North Fifth Street. The store underwent a five-week process to remodel into a wellness format, according to Wendy Bowman, Rite Aid district manager. “The remodeling of this store helps the Steubenville ...

Real estate transfers


The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Berry Lou Henderson (deceased) to Peggy Byers, lots 2, 3 and 10, James and Elda Gleasure unrecorded. Harry and Orpha Conger to Gregory and Charlene Marling, lot 21, Homewood Park (survivorship). Dora Olenick ...