Business

On tap

Tri-State Tap House has opened at 420 Washington St., Newell. Owner Michele Burchett shows off some of the 24 beers on tap. The bar also offers signature drinks and more. On the food menu are several flavors of wings, plus burgers, fish, sandwiches, veggie burgers, chicken, fresh cut fries and ...

‘Spotlight on Skills’ competition at JVS

BLOOMINGDALE — Jefferson County Joint Vocational School students will participate in the Spotlight on Skills competition Thursday. Students will compete in academics and lab programs throughout the day hoping to earn a spot in the regional competitions. The events will be judged by members ...

No-shows for auto shows?

DETROIT — At first glance, this year’s edition of the North American International Auto Show might look like any other from the past: Gleaming vehicles, bright lights and flashy displays trying to lure spectators to their offerings. But after traversing Cobo Center’s massive exhibition ...

Facebook shuts down Russia-linked pages, accounts

LONDON — Facebook said Thursday it removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations targeting users outside the U.S. The social media company said its latest effort to fight misinformation came after it found two ...

Pitt among colleges that help you handle student debt

With collective U.S. student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing. Using no-strings-attached student loan payoff-assistance programs, college loan alternatives and annual student debt letters, these three universities ...

Trump weighs tightening of embargo on Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades — a move that could unleash a flurry of lawsuits against foreign companies that have invested on the island. A 1996 law known as the ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: William Householder (deceased) to Kelly Householder, 0.103 acre, Knox Township. William and Carol Householder (both deceased) to Kelly Wellington and Billy Harding, metes, Knox Township. Shirley Newburn to James ...

Quick takes

INVITED: Ken Perkins, registered representative with Tri-State Financial Services, has been invited to attend the Cetera Advisor Networks 2019 Circle of Excellence Conference at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Marco Island, Fla. The event will recognize an exclusive group of ...

Contest winner

Suzanne Diequez-Kimmel, right, was this year’s winner of the “Shift Your Shopping” receipt drawing conducted by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. She accepted her prize from Tricia Maple-Damewood, chamber president. Diequez-Kimmel is a member of the Steubenville Big Red Boosters ...

Quick Takes

APPOINTMENT MADE: Lisa Foster was appointed to the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County’s Board of Trustees. Foster is an English teacher at the Tri-State Christian Academy in Burgettstown and resides in Steubenville with her husband and two children. Foster and her ...