Business

NFIB honor

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, left, joined Roger Geiger, right, executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business Ohio, in presenting a plaque honoring Tony Corella, owner of Two Brothers Dry Cleaners, for his 25 years of NFIB membership. The honor was presented last ...

U.S. economy grew at a brisk rate

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a strong 4.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the best showing in nearly four years, as growth stayed on track to produce its strongest full-year gain in more than a decade. Strength in business investment offset slightly slower consumer ...

Retiring

Following 42 years in business, Dr. Ronald Ard will be retiring from his dental practice in Weirton on Sept. 20. A native of Weirton, Ard is a 1969 Weir High graduate, completing dental school at West Virginia University in 1976 and beginning his practice in Weirton the same year. With Ard are, ...

Grand re-opening

Fox’s Pizza Den hosted a grand re-opening, along with representatives of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 20 at its new location at Suite 3, 117 Three Springs Drive, Weirton. Owned and operated by Kathi Eastham, the franchise offers a variety of pizza, sandwiches, salads and more. ...

Open house

Management and staff of Hancock County Ambulance Service were joined by members of the Weirton business community, the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, family and friends for an open house and grand opening held Aug. 14 at its 1305 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton, location. The emergency medical ...

Pot industry wants to see ‘stoner’ stereotype go up in smoke

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Janikian, who writes about marijuana for publications like Herb, Playboy and Rolling Stone, says after she tells someone what she does for a living, she usually spends the rest of the conversation “trying to act so friendly and mainstream” so they don’t think ...

QUICK TAKES

JOINS COLLEGE STAFF: Keith Murdock recently joined Eastern Gateway Community College as the executive director of marketing, alumni and public relations, according to Jimmie Bruce, president. Murdock previously served as the director of community relations at Trinity Health System. He had ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: John and Joan Reda to David Roth, lot 126, Butte’s Beverly Subdivision. Carol Lovrak and others to Ryan Kourim, 7,800 square feet, Warren Township. Kevin and Adrien Lee to Samantha McCoy, part lots 170 and 172 and ...

Chamber takes First Friday road trip

Chamber takes First Friday road trip The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce took its First Friday event on the road on Aug. 3, with stops at Froehlich’s Classic Corner in Steubenville, Margaret’s Cafe in Toronto, the Gaslite in Wintersville and Scaffidi’s Restaurant & Tavern in ...

Future of gas and oil discussed

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ohio Rep. Andy Thompson talked about the future of Eastern Ohio and the natural gas industry when he addressed the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association on Tuesday at Undo’s in St. Clairsville. OMEGA also hosted several political candidates who are running for office ...