Business

Blood drive challenge coming

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross once again are teaming up to ensure area blood donations keep up with demand. The organizations are sponsoring Tuesday’s Sixth-Annual Corporate Challenge Blood Drive. The event, which is open to the general ...

Public invited to see new site for CAA

EAST LIVERPOOL – Offering convenience for patients was the plan behind the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County, Health, Behavioral Health and Dental Centers completing an East Liverpool campus, and now the public is invited to see the new site during an open house on Feb. 22 from ...

Food waste prevention innovators sought

WESTERVILLE — The Kroger Co. has announced the launch of the Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Innovation Fund and calls for supports of the company’s plan designed to end hunger in its communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025. Kroger invites eligible innovators to submit a ...

Rayland river terminal acquired

RAYLAND — A new entity has acquired the Warrenton River Terminal operations in Rayland from a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. The new entity, Warrenton River Terminal, LLC, is an affiliate of Robindale Energy Services, Inc and the Pickands Mather Group. Transfer of ownership was completed ...

Bankruptcy judge gives Sears another chance, OKs $5.2B plan

NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy judge on Thursday blessed a $5.2 billion plan by Sears chairman and biggest shareholder to keep the iconic business going. The approval means roughly 425 stores and 45,000 jobs will be preserved. Eddie Lampert’s bid through an affiliate of his ESL hedge fund ...

Quick takes

NEW CFO: Bret Yunker has been named chief financial officer of Eldorado Resorts Inc. effective May 2. He will assume the CFO position from Thomas R. Reeg, who was named the company’s chief executive officer on Jan. 1. Yunker brings more than 20 years of gaming industry investment ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Etta Pyle to Wendy Pyle, lot 136, Beechwood No. 2. Thomas and Hannah Hood to Lynn Hood, lot 15, Newtown. Jane Edzkowski to Jeffrey Edzkowski, lot 130, Highland City. Alice Atwood (deceased) to Alice Pugh, lot 39 ...

EGCC ASPIRE Team rated second

STEUBENVILLE — Eastern Gateway Community College ASPIRE team is rated second among the 55 programs in Ohio. The EGCC program, under the direction of Executive Director Karla Martin and Assistant Director, Jeremy Miller, earned a 92 percent rating, which places the program in the top tier ...

New barbershop

Faded Barbeshop at 711 Franklin Ave., Toronto, is now open for business. Owned by Derek Takacs, a licensed barber, the shop offers everything from a comb over to the latest styles, as well as beard trims and hot-towel shaves. Discounts are available for veterans and senior citizens. The shop is ...

Oddsmaker Vaccaro joins Rivers Casino

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Western Pennsylvania native and renowned Las Vegas oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro has returned to his hometown as Director of Sports Relations for Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. Vaccaro, a sports wagering luminary, will advise and further develop Rivers Sportsbook, which opened at the ...