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CREDIT UNION AWARD —  A highlight of the annual meeting of First Choice America Credit Union on Tuesday night was the presentation of the annual Community Spirit Award to the Urban Mission of Steubenville, a non-profit organization that supports the needs of the poor and disadvantaged through food pantries, emergency shelters and other services to people in the upper Ohio Valley. The organization received a plaque and a cash award of $2,500. On hand were, from left, Edward L. Kennedy and John R. Thayer, credit union board members; Scott E. Winwood, president and CEO of the credit union; the Rev. Ashley Steele, executive director of the Urban Mission; Kenneth W. Truax, chairman of the First Choice board; and Robert Mrvos, board member.  -- Contributed

First Choice America honors Urban Mission Ministries

WEIRTON — First Choice America Credit Union made steady progress in 2016 amid tough competition and a lackluster economy, according to officials. The credit union’s annual meeting was held Tuesday at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse in Burgettstown, and Kenneth W. Truax, board chairman said the ...

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Sweet Stop Bakery open in Toronto

Toronto has a new option for baked goods with the grand opening of the Sweet Stop Bakery, 212 Main St. The bakery, which specializes in a wide variety of gourmet cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, brownies and coffee cakes, is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. ...

NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM — Tara Bowman has been named Carriage Inn of Steubenville’s new administrator, while Douglas Wagstaff is the facility’s new director of nursing services. -- Jess Looman

New management team members in place at Carriage Inn of Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — The Carriage Inn of Steubenville is welcoming two new individuals to its management team. Tara Bowman, LNHA, and Douglas Wagstaff, registered nurse, have hit the ground running as the facility’s new administrator and director of nursing services, respectively. Bowman ...

RENOVATING THE DEALERSHIP — Straub Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Glen Dale is undergoing renovations.

Straub renovates dealership in Glen Dale

GLEN DALE — A local automotive company plans to finish a multi-million dollar renovation project this summer. According to Executive Manager Bryan Fato, Straub Automotive recently began major construction at the site of its Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram dealership at 1502 Wheeling Ave. Acquired ...

Continued growth, changes occurring at The Highlands

WHEELING — Business growth continues at the Highlands in Ohio County, as Nini’s Treasures and Tony’s Spa are moving to larger locations to better accommodate their stores, while officials plan to announce a new tenant soon for the former Cracker Barrel building near Interstate 70. Also ...

Surgical center closes in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — The Compassionate Care Center for Surgical Excellence has closed, but East Ohio Regional Hospital officials hope to reopen the facility eventually. The outpatient surgery center situated along state Route 7 opened in 2013. Its closure has been blamed on low numbers of surgical ...

QUICK TAKES

Chamber meeting: The Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce board of directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fedoras, formerly Legend Steaks and Spirits. All chamber members are welcome to attend. Call (304) 479-2115 to make reservations. STUDENT UNION: Penn State graduate student assistants ...

Contractors working on the Health Plan’s new headquarters in downtown Wheeling placed the final beam of the structure’s steel frame Monday. — Scott McCloskey

Health Plan CEO says firm has outgrown its new headquarters

WHEELING — The Health Plan is outgrowing its new headquarters already — even before construction of the downtown Wheeling building is finished. Workers on Monday placed the final steel beam atop the frame of the four-story structure, located in the 1100 block of Main and Market streets. ...

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Lending a hand

The staff of Mountain State Carbon recently delivered more than 2,200 pounds of nonperishable food to the Follansbee R.E.A.C.H. Program, a local food pantry, and presented a check from contractors with the local industry. At center, from left were, Janna Holland and Bert Colvin of Mountain ...

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Speaker series proceeds

Tricia Maple-Damewood, president of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, accepts a check from Ross Gallabrese, executive editor of the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times. The check represents a portion of the proceeds from the October appearance by Jeanine Pirro as part of the ...