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Business

Amanda’s Gifts and More expands with second location

STEUBENVILLE — Amanda’s Gifts and More has expanded and opened its second location at Suite A, 2718 Sunset Blvd. The business is owned by Amanda DeShong, a certified psychic medium who has been working as a professional medium for about 15 years. Through her mediumship, she has provided ...

SBA offers COVID-19 disaster assistance

ATLANTA — The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Ohio small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced. The SBA acted under its own ...

Officers chosen

Members of the board of directors of First Choice Community Federal Credit Union for the coming year were recognized following the 81st-annual meeting on Feb. 18. Kenneth W. Truax was elected new chairman. Directors include, from left, Edward L. Kennedy, first vice chairman; John R. Thayer; ...

A visit from the dentist

Dr. Kaitlyn Pitchok, an associate of Dr. Thomas Brown’s office in Wintersville, and her dental assistant, Shaniah Carpenter, enjoyed Dental Month with the students and preschoolers in the childcare program at Jefferson County JVS. -- Contributed

JVS students advance to state HOSA contest

BLOOMINGDALE — Students at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School earned the right to advance to the Ohio Future Health Professionals, formerly the Health Occupation Students of America, competition following a successful appearance at the regionals. Health technologies students in the ...

SkillsUSA winners advance to state

Jefferson County Joint Vocational School students will head to the state competition after earning top spots at the SkillsUSA Regional Spotlight on Skills on Feb 22. The students took part in activities at the Buckeye Career Center and included, from left, Alexis Eakle, a health technologies ...

Demo

Students in the cosmetology program at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School received a lesson in clipping from Scott Davis of Altered Images Hair Salon of Wintersville on Feb. 18. Davis used student Jake Bednarek as part of the demonstration. -- Contributed

Assure America marks 100 years

WEIRTON — When Joseph S. Tairiol immigrated to America, he came equipped with a plan and the motivation to make it happen. A century later, Tairiol’s vision — to be a premiere source for technical insurance knowledge and expertise — came to fruition. This year, Assure America Corp. ...

Harrison Community Hospital sees major uptick in ER, inpatient volumes

CADIZ — In the first four months of fiscal 2020, Harrison Community Hospital has experienced a significant increase in its emergency room and inpatient volumes. Compared to the same time last year, the ER has seen a 15 percent increase, while the inpatient volume has jumped 53 percent. HCH ...

QDA wins state commendation

STEUBENVILLE — Quaker Digital Academy announced it has been awarded a commendation from the Ohio Board of Education for “Exceeding Standards” set on the Ohio State School Report Card. The commendation states: “QDA is demonstrating high academic performance and building bright futures ...