Business

STATE HONOR — Joe Eddy, president and chief executive officer of Eagle Manufacturing of Wellsburg, is one of 10 West Virginia business leaders to be named a 2017 Sharp Shooter by West Virginia Executive magazine. -- Contributed

Eagle Manufacturing’s CEO honored as ‘Sharp Shooter’

WELLSBURG — Joe Eddy, the president and chief executive officer of Eagle Manufacturing Co., is one of 10 business leaders from throughout the state named a 2017 Sharp Shooter by West Virginia Executive magazine. The awards are presented annually by the magazine to West Virginia business ...

Elizabeth Massella

WMC pediatrician Massella named one of Pittsburgh’s best

WEIRTON — Dr. Elizabeth Massella is one of Pittsburgh’s Best Doctors, according to Pittsburgh Magazine. Massella, who specializes in pediatrics and adolescent medicine, was selected among physicians in 75 specialties and is recognized among the best in the pediatrics-general category. ...

Lyles

Donation made

Lyle’s Auto recently made a donation to help cover the cost of activities planned for Follansbee Community Days. Taking part in the presentation were, from left, Dave Lyle, owner; Mayor Dave Velegol; and Donnie Layburn, entertainment chairman. Follansbee Community Days is scheduled to be held ...

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CELEBRATING: Frank-ovitch, Anetakis, Simon, Decapio and Pearl LLP is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the public is welcome to attend an event set from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 10 at the 337 Penco Road, Weirton, location. All past, current and future clients and friends of the firm are ...

Amazon muscles into food business

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, a stunning move into brick-and-mortar retail that sets the stage for more radical store experimentation and intensified competition with grocery rivals. The deal unites the online juggernaut with the ...

Wal-Mart acquires men’s online retailer

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it’s buying online men’s clothing retailer Bonobos for $310 million in cash, showing that its appetite for hip clothing brands shows no sign of abating as it looks for ways to gain on Amazon. Bonobos, which started out selling pants online, caters to male ...

A FAMILY BUSINESS — Elizabeth DiGregory, left, stands next to her father, Lou DiGregory, and her aunt, Mara DiGregory, in the DiGregory’s Greenhouse and Garden Center on Bullock Avenue in Steubenville. Elizabeth is the fourth generation to work at the business and is the retail manager of the store. -- Dave Gossett

80 years celebrated by DiGregory’s

STEUBENVILLE — Louis F. DiGregory had a knack for growing things, so he decided to start a part-time seasonal nursery on a lot he purchased on Bullock Avenue. “He wanted to supplement his income. He was working at Weirton Steel in the 1930s and built a greenhouse on a small piece property ...

JVS RECOGNITION — Jefferson County Joint Vocational School departing staff and longtime employees were recognized during a luncheon on May 26. Among those leaving were Jim Skipper, who retired as auto body instructor after 35 years; Denise Eddy, who retired after 24 years as cafeteria manager; Roger Hilty, who retired as welding instructor after 36 years; and Tom Daley, who resigned after 12 years as a science teacher to become principal at Bridgeport High School.  -- Contributed

Faculty, staff recognized for JVS service

BLOOMINGDALE — Faculty and staff members at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School recently were recognized for their service. Superintendent Todd Phillipson addressed the group during a luncheon and lauded retiring and resigning employees as well as those who reached milestones. Among ...

BISCUITS FOR DOGS — Zeb Helmick, 9, of Bethlehem shows off the dog biscuits he is baking, marketing and selling at the farmers’ market outside St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheeling. -- Joselyn King

Wheeling boy bites into dog biscuit business

BETHLEHEM — Many say it’s a “dog eat dog” world, and 9-year-old Zeb Helmick hopes to take advantage by baking, marketing and selling his own brand of all-natural dog biscuits this summer. Local canines got their first taste of “Zeb’s Barky Bites” last week at the farmers’ ...

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EVENT PLANNED: Officials at Capital Health, Carriage Inn of Steubenville, have scheduled a meet-and-greet session with the facility’s new medical director, Dr. Maria Tranto. The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the 3102 St. Charles Drive location. It will feature ...