Small-business workshop planned
HUNTINGTON -- A workshop on "Business Fundamentals" is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in Huntington.
The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center training and business coaching program Three Step Jump Start to help small business owners be successful.
The workshop will be in Room 214 at Mountwest Allied Health Services, 7th Avenue and 20th Street in Huntington. To register, call 304-528-5616 or email Amber.C.Wilson@wv.gov. Registration is required at least two days in advance. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance.
Gas prices down in Ohio this week
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gas prices are down this week in Ohio.
The average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.37 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's 15 cents lower than a week ago and the first time in three weeks that prices are down to start the work week.
Pump prices in Ohio are 11 cents lower than this time last month. Last year at this time, state drivers were paying even less -- $3.23 a gallon.
Nationally, the average cost was about $3.39 per gallon on Monday. That's 11 cents higher than the national average at this time last year.
New Cincinnati casino posts 450 food service jobs
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati casino set to open in the spring has started the final round of job recruitment in its plan to hire 1,700 workers.
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati began the final major recruiting round Monday. Newly posted positions include more than 450 jobs.
Those positions include beverage servers, bartenders, bar porters, cooks, food servers and buffet hosts.
Several jobs not yet filled remain posted on the casino's website. They include the areas of accounting, finance, marketing and culinary and guest services. Job descriptions and online applications are available on the website.
The casino is the last of four approved by Ohio voters in 2009. Casinos in Toledo, Cleveland and Columbus all opened this year.