Business

Miami to form test bed for self-driving cars

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is making Miami-Dade County its new test bed for self-driving vehicles. The automaker and its partners — Domino’s Pizza, ride-hailing company Lyft and delivery company Postmates — are starting pilot programs to see how consumers react to autonomous and ...

Factories expand at strongest rate in almost 14 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — American manufacturers said they expanded in February at the fastest pace in nearly 14 years — gains driven in part by a jump in hiring. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported Thursday that its manufacturing index climbed to ...

Don’t write off paper bank statements just yet

Electronic bank statements have virtues — saving trees, keeping your desk uncluttered — but they also have a vice: They can be easy to forget. You could instead get paper statements delivered by mail, an option that’s becoming less popular as technology gets better. But Nessa Feddis, ...

Real Estate Transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: James and Gwendline Lopresto to David and Cheryl McAdam, lots 80-81, Beverly Hills Addition (survivorship). Lavapies LLC to Jeffrey Schuetz, lots 147-149, Walkers Second. Jamie Easton to James Easton Jr., metes, ...

Bill Johnson visits new children’s hospital

LISBON — Sitting in the new Akron Children’s Hospital facility in Lisbon, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, got to discuss a few of the concerns of those helping to provide health care for children in the rural area, which includes the long 6th District where Johnson serves. The new ...

Realtors learn about meth labs

WEIRTON — To inform their members of the dangers of meth labs, the Weirton Board of Realtors arranged for West Virginia State Police Cpl. Rob McMahon to speak to the group. McMahon brought a sampling of materials used by meth producers to create the drug and described scents and sights ...

Allstate agency secures 253K grant

West Virginia Allstate agency owners recently joined with others from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to secure a $253,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant to benefit 15 domestic violence nonprofits in nine states and the District of Columbia, including the YWCA of Wheeling. The ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Robert and Catherine Shepherd to Sandra Nicholson and Tonnie Fomenko, lot 4, Hillview Manor Subdivision No. 1 (survivorship). Anthony and Ellen Greer to Timothy and Georgia Thompson, 0.17987 acre, Smithfield Township ...

Quick takes

WORKSHOP SET: The West Virginia Small Business Development Center will offer a business fundamentals workshop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 15 at West Virginia Northern Community College in Weirton. Led by Ed Powell, the session will cover getting a business license, identifying the market and ...

Two financial agents honored

From staff reports STEUBENVILLE — Two agents of Tri-State Financial Services have been honored as top producers for 2017 by the Slovene National Benefit Society. Suzanne Kresser has been recognized as the leading producer of fixed-annuity product with SNPJ. This is the fourth year Kresser ...