Business

S&P 500 snaps losing streak as industrial, tech stock rises

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes perked higher on Thursday following a nearly weeklong lull, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose for the first time in five days. Industrial and technology companies helped lead the way, as broad swaths of the market climbed. Nearly two stocks rose for ...

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Mama G’s Catering holds grand opening

A grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony recently was held at Mama G’s Catering in Toronto. Members of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce joined owner Matt Parise at the Red Knight Hall for the tour of the former G.C. Murphy Five and Ten building located at 206 North Fourth St. The ...

CELEBRATING A CENTURY — Officials with AK Steel and Mountain State Carbon celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Follansbee coke plant by making a $5,000 donation to the Follansbee R.E.A.C.H. Program, a local food pantry. On hand for the presentation were, from left, Renee Filiatraut, vice president of external relations for AK Steel; Ed Wilkerson, chairman of the food pantry’s board; Mayor David Velegol Jr.; Larry Hermes, operations manager for AK Steel and vice president and chief financial officer for Mountain State Carbon; Bonnie James, volunteer director of the food pantry; City Manager John DeStefano; and Kirk Reich, president and chief operating officer of AK Steel.
-- Warren Scott

Mountain State Carbon marks its 100th year

FOLLANSBEE — Since 1917 the Follansbee coke plant has played a key role in the city, employing many residents and contributing to the community in various ways. So it was fitting that officials with AK Steel and Mountain State Carbon would celebrate the plant’s 100th anniversary by ...

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Tri-State Medical plans display

Tri-State Medical Group will offer an informational display about pain management compounding from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Tri-State Pharmacy location, 651 Colliers Way, Weirton. Ethan Levendorf will be available to answer questions, and informational handouts will be provided. Those ...

Duncan joins Expert Network

SUNBURY — Brian K. Duncan, a Mingo Junction native and founder of BKD Legal LLC, has been named a distinguished lawyer by the Expert Network. He was chosen based on peer reviews and ratings, recognitions and accomplishments. A 1999 graduate of Indian Creek High School, where he played ...

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State Farm agency opens in Weirton

Eric Waggoner opened his State Farm agency at 3600 West St., Weirton, on Tuesday. The agency is the only one in the Tri-State Area with agents licensed in all three states. The agency offers auto, home, renters, life, disability and small-business insurance. The office is open Mondays, ...

USA-MADE — Mike Yeso, owner of Deluxe Toys & Hobby in Martins Ferry, shows his 4-year-old grandson, Matty Kendall, how to play with a Slinky, one of the many USA-made toys at the shop.
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‘Made in USA’ Gifts still available in Ohio Valley

MARTINS FERRY — For those looking to support their fellow American workers this holiday season, there still are plenty of American-made gifts to be purchased. Buying such items is easier than one may think. It just takes a little effort — looking at the item’s label to see where it was ...

Quick takes

ELECTED: Jasmine Crighton, a broadcasting and journalism instructor at Western Illinois University, has been elected to the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-America Board of Governors. Crighton came to WIU in fall 2012, and she teaches classes in broadcast news writing ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: James Reed (deceased) to Aaron Ruble, lot 27, North Hill Plan. Aaron and Jennifer Ruble to Pennie Scarpone, lot 27, North Hill Plan. Amanda Dunburg to Patrick Murphy, lot 15, Gelb’s-McMillan Addition. Joseph and ...

DESIGN WORK —  Lily Firm, a senior in the multimedia and design program at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School, reviews WORK the program created as part of a joint project with EM-Media of Steubenville.  
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EM, JVS students join in campaign

BLOOMINGDALE — Multimedia and design students at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School are joining with Em-Media Inc. for a promotional campaign. The marketing and advertising firm worked with the students to produce promotional pieces to market the school. In addition, students ...