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NEW CANDY: The first new candy bar to carry the Hershey’s name in more than two decades is set to hit shelves next month. The Hershey, Pa.-based candy maker says Hershey’s Gold will go on sale Dec. 1. It’s described as a caramelized cream bar embedded with salty peanut and pretzel bits. ...

Weirton Sprint holds grand opening

A grand opening and ribbon cutting was held on Oct. 28 for the new Weirton location of Sprint/ArchTelecom in the Three Springs Crossing plaza. Featuring a variety of phones, accessories and other devices, it is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

Chapter of Credit Unions celebrates Halloween

The Weirton Wellsburg Chapter of Credit Unions celebrated Halloween by hosting a “Senior Spooktacular” for the residents of Weirton Geriatric Center. Volunteers from the credit unions, nursing home staff and residents dressed up in a variety of costumes for the Halloween party and danced ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Aaron and Joanna Stevens to Michael Gary, part lots 3-5, Poplar Springs Addition Pleasant Heights. Robert and Christina Frazee to JD Home Management LLC, lot 69, Longvue. Susan Simpson to Ralph and Tracy Anders, ...

Grant adds to Jeffco van fleet

STEUBENVILLE — An Ohio Department of Transportation grant has enabled Jeffco Services to add extra vehicles to its fleet. Four vans arrived earlier this month after Jeffco Services obtained a specialized transportation grant through ODOT. The grant, which is worth approximately $200,000, ...

Eat’n Park kicks off annual fundraiser

PITTSBURGH — Eat’n Park Restaurants is kicking off its 39th-annual Caring for Kids Campaign to raise funds for children’s hospitals throughout the region. This year’s effort will run Friday through Dec. 10. Last year the campaign raised more than $445,000, bringing the lifetime ...

Donation made

Assure America Corp. has donated $1,000 to St. Joseph the Worker Grade School in Weirton to assist with the school’s beautification project. On hand for the presentation were Recheal Fuscardo, the school’s principal, left, Michelle Petrella, Assure America personal lines assistant. ...

New equipment aids JVS electrical students

BLOOMINGDALE — Seniors in Jim Freeman’s electrical program at the Jefferson County Joint Vocation School have new tools to help prepare them for careers. “It’s an industrial motor control learning system,” Freeman said, adding that it was provided by Amatrol. “It has just ...

Dog spa services at JVS

The small animal science program at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School has dog spa services available. Dogs can receive everything from a shampoo and conditioning to minimal trimming and shaving and nail trim. Costs range from $15 for small dogs to $20 for large dogs and services ...

Drug company founder indicted in U.S.-wide opioid conspiracy

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. authorities say the founder of an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company has been arrested and charged with leading a nationwide conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Massachusetts said Wednesday that ...