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NEW OWNER: Nassimi Realty has announced the sale of the former Kmart location in Weirton.

Developer Madison Acquisitions has purchased the location with plans to fully gut and renovate the building. The purchased space is approximately 88,000 square feet.

“We are excited to complete this transaction with Madison Acquisitions, LLC,” Daniel Nassimi of Nassimi Realty, said. “We look forward to them rejuvenating this space in the shopping plaza. We will continue to strive to give the community the best shopping experience possible.”

The building is located within the Weirton Plaza, which also features Busy Beaver, McDonalds, Taco Bell and other retail and restaurant locations.

JOINS TEAM: Kristie Boruta has been selected to manage the Mount Pleasant and Dillonvale branches of Consumers National Bank.

The new relationship manager will report to Derek Williams, senior vice president of retail banking and operations.

“Kristie is an exceptional person to manage those branches,” said Williams.

She has more than 30 years of work experience with 20 years of that in banking working with personal and business clients in Belmont, Jefferson and Harrison counties.

“Her previous financial experience combined with her extensive knowledge of the local markets will enable her to provide excellent client service,” said Williams.

Boruta graduated from Buckeye West High School in Mount Pleasant and earned a B.A. from Ohio State University. She has served as assistant vice president, branch manager, mortgage loan officer, licensed financial consultant, and senior branch banker.

Boruta is an active volunteer in the Belmont County Head Start Policy Council, Belmont County Community Action Committee and Women’s Club of Adena. She and her husband, Charles, reside in Cadiz and have an adult daughter, Tasha.

NEW COO: Amy Baldonieri has been named as vice president and chief operating officer at the Homestead, Pa.-based Rivers of Steel. Her 25 years of experience serving nonprofits have led her across the globe and back again.

A Latrobe, Pa., native, Baldonieri returned from Italy to accept this position. She had served as the director of development at the American University of Rome. Before that, the role of director of university advancement at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and in a corporate, foundation, and government relations position at Chatham University.

Baldonieri also was director of development and finance at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art from 2001 through 2013. She said her work their helped to tie art and music with he sense of identity as a grandchild of immigrant steelworkers and coal miners.

Baldonieri will oversee the daily operation of the Rivers of Steel Heritage Corp., including finances, budgets, grants, projects, programs, policies, and general business practices, among other duties.

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