Business

Don’t get taken for a ride at theme park

The best way to save money at theme parks this summer is simple. Don’t go. Peak season means peak pricing. Admission discounts can be hard to find, and nearby hotels jack up their rates. Add in the always-inflated prices of food, souvenirs and parking, and you’re buying a pretty ...

BE MINE: Maker of Necco Wafers sold at auction

BOSTON (AP) — The bankrupt 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine’s Day got a sweet message from a rival Wednesday: BE MINE. Ohio-based Spangler Candy Co. had the winning $18.83 million bid for the New ...

Park supporter

Paul “Bud” Billiard of the Friends of Brooke Hills Park, left, accepted a $15,000 donation from Charles Bell of Main Street Bank for the redevelopment of the park’s basketball court to serve several sports. Bell, the president of the locally owned bank’s Wellsburg branch, said, “We ...

Town Center work to enter Phase II

COLUMBIANA — The Town Center development is continuing to grow, and the Marketplace at Firestone Farms is nearly ready for development as work progresses on the major projects along state Routes 7 and 14. Plans for Phase II of the Town Center at Firestone Farms were unveiled last week ...

QUICK TAKES

HONORED: Kevin Case, an administrator of Gables Care Center in Hopedale, was honored by the American College of Health Care Administrators with the 2018 Eli Pick Facility Leadership award. The award was announced during an awards luncheon at ACHCA’s 52nd-annual convocation and exposition ...

Lowest U.S. birth rate in three decades may pose economic risk

WASHINGTON — Women in the United States gave birth last year at the lowest rate in 30 years, a trend that could weigh on economic growth in the coming decades. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics said Thursday that the number of U.S. ...

Supporting athletics

Pamela Dudley, left, a member of the Brooke County Board of Education, accepted a $500 donation from WesBanco presented by staff members Olive McGee and Brian Tennant. Sean Blumette, athletic director for Brooke High School, said the donation will be used to upgrade the school’s weight room. ...

Auditor’s award

Don Donahue, right, treasurer for the Jefferson County Educational Service Center, was honored with an Ohio Auditor of State Award for his financial recordkeeping for 2017 for the Jefferson Health Plan. The plan is administered through the ESC. George Ash, ESC chief executive, noted $350 ...

Brewers’ lawsuit bubbling

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Craft brewers in a froth over a North Carolina law requiring beer-makers to hand over substantial control of their product to an outside company on Tuesday sought communications involving one of the state’s most powerful political interest groups. Lawyers representing ...

Repairs Plus moves to Toronto

TORONTO — After 28 years of jewelry service and sales at the Fort Steuben Mall, Repairs Plus has moved to a new location, 208 Main St. in Toronto. Co-owner Dawn Crowe said the same services and sales remain part of the business in its new location, including the replacement of watch ...