Business

KEEPING VETERANS WARM — Ellen Daugherty, administrative assistant for Chambers and James Funeral Homes of Wellsburg and Follansbee, and Eric Fithyan, owner, stand among more than 300 sweaters, gloves and other clothing donated by area residents for veterans in local nursing homes and in a homeless shelter. Such community projects are among many criteria that have earned the funeral homes the National Funeral Directors Association’s Pursuit of Excellence Award for three consecutive years.

Brooke funeral homes receive award

For the third consecutive year Chambers and James Funeral Homes have received the National Funeral Directors Association’s Pursuit of Excellence Award. Eric Fithyan, owner, said it’s actually an international award because the association represents more than 10,000 funeral homes in the ...

OVMC-CEO

Daniel Dunmyer tapped as CEO at OVMC

WHEELING — The Governing Board of Ohio Valley Medical Center has named Daniel C. Dunmyer as chief executive officer effective Dec. 18. Dunmyer has more than 30 years of senior-level health care executive experience, including CEO positions in South Carolina, North Carolina and West ...

thornberry

Thornberry retiring

East Liverpool resident Elizabeth Thornberry is retiring from service from Columbiana and Jefferson Counties RSVP agency. Thornberry contributed more than a decade of service and thousands of hours assisting patients and staff at the East Liverpool Community Hospital. RSVP connects ...

N.J. horse race tracks to offer Internet gambling

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers want to give the state’s horse racing tracks a piece of the action on Internet gambling. The state Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would authorize tracks to offer Internet gambling on their premises if they reach a partnership agreement ...

Legal challenge launched against Calif. egg law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. In a lawsuit filed directly to the high court, the states allege ...

Quick takes

NOW AT CEDAR ONE: Carlo Agresta and Iris Callahan are among the newest realtors at Cedar One. Agresta has been a Jefferson County resident for more than 30 years. He has more than a decade of public service with the Belvedere Fire Department, where he has held numerous positions, including ...

HOMELESS WOES IN SAN DIEGO  — Trash from homeless encampments lines an entrance ramp for Interstate Highway 5 in San Diego. In a place that bills itself as “America’s Finest City,” renowned for its sunny weather, surfing and fish tacos, spiraling real estate values have contributed to spiraling homelessness in San Diego. Most alarmingly, the explosive growth in the number of people living outdoors has contributed to a hepatitis A epidemic.

Homeless woes result in deadly outbreak

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For Christine Wade, the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot, was far better than their previous home — a shelter where rats ate through the family’s bags of clothes. “It’s peaceful here,” Wade, 31 and eight months pregnant, said in ...

Bitcoin value soars then falls back

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of bitcoin swung wildly Thursday, rising to more than $19,000 only to fall sharply within minutes, as both the euphoria and anxiety surrounding the virtual currency escalated just days before it starts trading on a major U.S. exchange. At 3:25 p.m. EST, bitcoin was ...

Briefs

Business workshop set The West Virginia Small Business Development Center will offer a business fundamentals workshop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Dec. 21 at West Virginia Northern Community College. Led by Ed Powell, the session will cover getting a business license, identifying the market ...

Toyota will debut next gen Avalon

DETROIT — Toyota will introduce a revamped Avalon full-size car at the Detroit auto show in January at a time when sales of big cars are falling as U.S. buyers continue their shift toward SUVs. The Michigan-designed Avalon will arrive in showrooms in the spring. Executive Vice President ...