Business

Abercrombie takes itself off the block and shares plunge

NEW YORK (AP) — Abercrombie & Fitch is no longer up for sale, a development that isn’t sitting well with investors hoping for white knight to rescue the struggling teen retailer. Shares plunged 21 percent to a 17-year low Monday. Abercrombie said in May, after closing dozens of ...

US consumer credit up $18.4 billion in May, most in 6 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their borrowing in May at the fastest pace in six months, reflecting a sharp rebound in the category that includes credit cards. The Federal Reserve reported Monday that total consumer borrowing rose by $18.4 billion in May, the strongest gain ...

First Choice donates to WSX

Supported by a generous contribution from First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union, the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club will stage its 71st Ladies and Men’s annual Summer Picnic 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds in Weirton. Pictured are (front, from left) Ernie ...

Salem Medical Center receives AHA/ASA achievement award

SALEM — Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for providing high-quality stroke care. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ...

Columbiana County Property Transfers

Center Township Joshua and Mandi Downard to Shawn and Melissa Silbaugh, home on state Route 164; $132,750. Jeff Hochmann to Albert and Michelle Altenhof, home and 12.5 acres on state Route 164: $169,000. Columbiana Marna Cross to Melissa Kimpel, home on East Friend Street; ...

HDS collaborates with local leadership training company

EAST LIVERPOOL — While the majority of business owners aim to get the most from their employees, Ray Trevelline asks “How can I give my employees the best opportunity?” This question led the Hot Dog Shoppe to partner with East Liverpool-based training company Mainstream Leadership ...

CAA talks health

EAST LIVERPOOL — Ron Mott, a news correspondent with MSNBC, recently visited the East Liverpool Community Health Center to discuss the Affordable Health Care Act. Drs. Jill Hendrickson and Joseph Sitarik spoke on the issue, addressing the number of patients at CAA Health, Behavioral Health ...

Fed approves dividend, buyback plans of all 34 biggest banks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has given the green light to all 34 of the biggest banks in the U.S. to raise their dividends and buy back shares, judging their financial foundations sturdy enough to withstand a major economic downturn. It was the first time in seven years of annual ...

‘Like bombs’: Bankrupt company’s air bags still out there

Takata’s lethally defective air bags proved to be the company’s undoing Monday. But it could take years to get the dangerous devices off the road in the U.S. and around the world. Crushed by lawsuits, fines and recall costs, the Japanese auto parts supplier filed for bankruptcy in Tokyo ...

Columbiana County Property Transfers

Butler Township County Sheriff (Justin Smith, et al) to Wilmington Savings Fund Society, home on Winona Road; $70,000. East Liverpool Cedar Gable Rentals to Charles Burke, home at 417 Gaston Place; $10,000. HCS Bank to Gregg Stowers, home on McKinnon Avenue; $13,000. Penny Farnsworth ...