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Floral shop joins James Funeral Home

Business

By WARREN SCOTT Staff writer FOLLANSBEE — A long-time local floral shop has become part of Chambers and James Funeral Homes while continuing to offer its services for all funerals and many other occasions. Eric Fithyan, the funeral homes’ owner, said when he learned Lynn Sperlazza, ...

Lordstown Motors getting $675M for Endurance

Business

LORDSTOWN — Electric vehicle startup Lordstown Motors Corp. will get a $675 million infusion to fund production of its Endurance pickup truck through a merger with a publicly traded special acquisition company. The transaction jointly announced Monday by Lordstown Motors and New York-based ...

Holiday Inn Weirton wins award from Tripadvisor

Business

WEIRTON — The Holiday Inn-Weirton has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award-winner. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveller feedback, placing them in the top 10 ...

Smithfield Junior Fair is set, with precautions

Local News

SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Junior Fair, a coronavirus-created rendition of the 2020 event, will begin at 5 p.m. Aug. 16 with Angie Allison, county OSU Extension agent, presenting 4-H awards. The crowning of a junior fair queen will follow. Vickie Whinnery, junior fair coordinator, is ...

Ambulance firm blasts Steubenville city leaders

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STEUBENVILLE — Ambulance Service Inc. ended its seven-month silence Friday, releasing a multi-page statement blasting City Council’s decision to start its own fire department-based ambulance service. ASI also took aim at what it called “factually incorrect information” released during ...

Weirton plans public hearing on water rates

Local News

WEIRTON — Weirton Council is set to take the next step in implementing a water rate increase aimed at making certain the city is compliant with state utility regulations. A public hearing on the rate increase, as well as the second reading of the rate increase ordinance, are on the agenda ...

Weirton to move ahead with demolition project

Local News

WEIRTON — City officials are looking to move ahead with a delayed demolition project, but still keeping an eye on finances. Resolutions before the city’s Finance Committee Wednesday included a demolition agreement with Pulice Construction for 3613 Wood St., at a cost of $14,500; and an ...