Business

Bankruptcy judge gives Sears another chance, OKs $5.2B plan

NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy judge on Thursday blessed a $5.2 billion plan by Sears chairman and biggest shareholder to keep the iconic business going. The approval means roughly 425 stores and 45,000 jobs will be preserved. Eddie Lampert’s bid through an affiliate of his ESL hedge fund ...

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NEW CFO: Bret Yunker has been named chief financial officer of Eldorado Resorts Inc. effective May 2. He will assume the CFO position from Thomas R. Reeg, who was named the company’s chief executive officer on Jan. 1. Yunker brings more than 20 years of gaming industry investment ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Etta Pyle to Wendy Pyle, lot 136, Beechwood No. 2. Thomas and Hannah Hood to Lynn Hood, lot 15, Newtown. Jane Edzkowski to Jeffrey Edzkowski, lot 130, Highland City. Alice Atwood (deceased) to Alice Pugh, lot 39 ...

EGCC ASPIRE Team rated second

STEUBENVILLE — Eastern Gateway Community College ASPIRE team is rated second among the 55 programs in Ohio. The EGCC program, under the direction of Executive Director Karla Martin and Assistant Director, Jeremy Miller, earned a 92 percent rating, which places the program in the top tier ...

New barbershop

Faded Barbeshop at 711 Franklin Ave., Toronto, is now open for business. Owned by Derek Takacs, a licensed barber, the shop offers everything from a comb over to the latest styles, as well as beard trims and hot-towel shaves. Discounts are available for veterans and senior citizens. The shop is ...

Oddsmaker Vaccaro joins Rivers Casino

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Western Pennsylvania native and renowned Las Vegas oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro has returned to his hometown as Director of Sports Relations for Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. Vaccaro, a sports wagering luminary, will advise and further develop Rivers Sportsbook, which opened at the ...

Cutting the ribbon

Participating in the ribbon-cutting for Ashley’s Decor and More were, from left, Cassie Balvin, administrative and accounting assistant at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce; Cami Gonzalez, sales coordinator at the Inn and Suites at Franciscan Square; Mark Nelson of Nelson Fine Art and ...

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TOP SPOT: Rose Pest Solutions, the oldest pest management company in the country, has earned a top spot on Angie’s List with its second consecutive Super Service Award. It’s the seventh time the company has been awarded as a best-in-class provider and service professional by maintaining ...

Real Estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Wildun Land Management LLC to Ronald and Patricia Williamson, part lots 41, 42 and 52 and lots 53-55, Original Hammondsville (survivorship). Jean Winski (deceased) to Vickie Winski, 2.2 acres, Smithfield ...

Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce continues to grow

CADIZ — The Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and is making plans for a productive year in 2019. Janeen Scott, president of the chamber, said the board members and officers have a vision that includes growth for the chamber this year and an effort to become a place for ...