Business

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rayland river terminal acquired

RAYLAND — A new entity has acquired the Warrenton River Terminal operations in Rayland from a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. The new entity, Warrenton River Terminal, LLC, is an affiliate of Robindale Energy Services, Inc and the Pickands Mather Group. Transfer of ownership was completed ...