Business

Sears store at area mall not closing

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Sears Holdings is keeping its Sears store open at the Ohio Valley Mall despite plans to close 142 unprofitable stores after announcing Monday it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Meanwhile, a national sub shop chain is planning to open in the mall early next ...

Covering costs

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month under way, the WMC Auxiliary is covering the cost of a special treatment for breast cancer patients in need. The auxiliary will pay for patients who need lymphedema index testing but are not be able to afford it. Lymphedema is a complication of breast surgery. ...

Busy Beaver headed to Kmart’s Calcutta location

CALCUTTA — As Kmart begins the process of leaving its state Route 170 location, a new tenant already has plans for the building. Busy Beaver — a home improvement chain based in the Pittsburgh-area with a store in Weirton — plans to open there by next summer. “Calcutta is a wonderful ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: St. Joseph Monastery to Maria Benavides, lot 46, Becker Highlands. Charles McIlvain to Robert and Megan Knutsen, 9.509 acres, Mount Pleasant Township (survivorship). Melissa and Robert Supanik to Jared Bloom and ...

QUICK TAKES

AGENTS WELCOMED: Agents Leah Scherich and Lisa Longo have joined Howard Hanna Premier Real Estate Services in Toronto. Scherich graduated from Brooke High School in 2005 and earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from West Liberty University in 2009. She held sales and ...

Orthopedic surgeon joins Trinity

STEUBENVILLE — Dr. Michael Michael Hromanik, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has joined Trinity Health System. Originally from the Pittsburgh area, Hromanik holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Hromanik ...

Follansbee industries recognized

FOLLANSBEE — The Follansbee Chamber of Commerce recently recognized four local industries for the role they play in the economy and community. In observance of National Manufacturing Week, the chamber held a reception honoring the leaders and staff of Wheeling-Nisshin Inc., Mountain State ...

Quick Takes

UPGRADE: Safety regulators are ordering that engine software be replaced on some Airbus passenger jets because of a problem that has caused pilots to abort several takeoffs in cold weather. The order covers 82 engines on planes registered in the United States. The engines were built by CFM ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Frank Uhas (deceased) to Mintha Uhas, metes, Springfield Township. Robert Grant to John and Janet Dinofrio, 0.281 acre, Steubenville Township (survivorship). Wilma Wilson (deceased) to Patricia Walker, 0.12 acre, ...

Longtime W-N official honored

FOLLANSBEE — A local industrial leader and active community member has retired after working for more than 30 years in the Ohio Valley. Members of the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce wanted to express their appreciation for the efforts of Noboru “Ricky” Onishi, former head of ...