ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two of the largest employers in the St. Louis area have announced they will require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by fall.
Following the introduction of medical marijuana dispensaries in Franklin County, smoke shop and boutique Peace of Mind opened in Washington on Tuesday, with another location set to launch in the next 90 days in Pacific.
Pacific Mayor Steve Myers said one of the first things he did when he took office as mayor was work to move Pacific’s post office into the old Bank of America building at 211 W. St. Louis St., which offers a larger space.
River Sirens Hotel on Main Street in Washington is cleaning up Wednesday after a small fire broke out in room 202 Tuesday evening.
The new $4.4 million Lodge opened May 29 at The Inns at St. Albans, the first of several additions to the luxury hospitality destination slated for this year.
The Sand Bar co-owner Mike Turner sat to the right of the 40-foot-long liquor cabinet, which he said has been part of the building since the 1960s. Directly behind him, a black-and-white photograph showed the exterior of the building in 1898, even then a Washington bar at its 601 W. Fifth St. spot.
Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital (MBSH) President Tony Schwarm will retire Aug. 31. MBSH Vice President of Operations Lisa Lochner will replace him as the new president Sept. 1, according to a Facebook post by the hospital.
At Little Caesars Pizza, 1088 Washington Square Center, the string lights around the entrance were on, dozens of bottles of soda filled the fridge, and a few sauce containers graced the shelves Thursday evening.
United Airlines aims to bring back supersonic travel before the decade is over with a plane that is currently just an artist's drawing — even the prototype hasn't flown yet.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fifth straight week to a new pandemic low, the latest evidence that the U.S. job market is regaining its health as the economy further reopens.
Down the steps of Mount Pleasant Estates and into the wine cellars below ground, the cool earth encases history the same way the aged wooden barrels encase wine. It’s the site of the first commercial wine producer in Augusta, which started around 1850 in the country’s first AVA historic wine…
Andy Unerstall, owner of Unerstall Construction Co. and Front Street Development LLC, is heading into the final stages of his multimillion-dollar riverside redevelopment project.
DETROIT (AP) — Ford expects 40% of its global sales to be battery-electric vehicles by 2030 as it adds billions to what it's spending to develop them.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service wants to raise rates on first-class stamps from 55 cents to 58 cents as part of a host of price hikes and service changes designed to reduce debt for the beleaguered agency.
The city of Pacific is hoping to breathe new life into the historic Red Cedar Inn by converting the once-famed Route 66 roadside eatery into a visitors center, according to City Administrator Steve Roth.
The Sahara Desert is composed of 3.5 million square miles of sand. The Arabian Desert adds nearly 1 million square miles to that. Still, the world — and Franklin County — is facing a sand shortage.
Five Franklin County and St. Louis area tradeswomen made up the Four Rivers Career Center’s April 27 panel on women in trades careers. Instead of listing female role models, all of them said men had inspired them to join their fields.
An analysis of municipal governments in the St. Louis metro region and some Washington-based employers has revealed that Washington’s city employees are collectively underpaid by $146,965 when compared to other cities, according to Elizabeth Tatarko, a staff member with Austin Peters Group.
Three months after a proposed cell tower was rejected by the Washington City Council, the same developer is moving forward with new plans to construct a cell phone tower at the same location of the rejected tower, 602 Alberta Lane, on the city’s east side.
The city of Washington is poised to directly receive nearly $2.6 million in federal coronavirus relief funds allocated in the American Rescue Plan Act, which was passed by Congress in March.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay in an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the pandemic eases.
During Thursday evening’s commencement ceremony, St. Clair High School Principal Jennifer Davis urged the 2021 graduating class to carry their school memories with them.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rising prices for a variety of commodities are contributing to a jump in prices at the consumer level, with Americans paying more for meat, gasoline, items they keep in their homes and even the homes themselves.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — During the gloomiest stretches of the pandemic, Dr. Diona Krahn's veterinary clinic has been a puppy fest, overrun with new four-legged patients.
Washington School District students will not be required to wear a mask at summer school, per the board of education’s special board meeting vote May 13.
ATLANTA (AP) — The operator of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline — hit on May 7th by a ransomware attack — announced Saturday that it has resumed “normal operations," delivering fuel to its markets, including a large swath of the East Coast.
The Hoffmann Family of Companies is finalizing an agreement to purchase 50 acres of Emmaus Homes in Marthasville that includes nearly all the buildings on the property.
The Franklin County Health Department reported Friday that a 53-year-old Villa Ridge man died of COVID-19-related complications in April. He is the 173rd county resident to die of the virus since the pandemic began in March 2020. An additional 28 people are listed in the probable death category.
Just two weeks into the city’s six-month trial period with Lime Scooters, Washington Traffic Commission members said Friday they plan to continue the program, which has recorded nearly 5,000 miles during 3,000 trips with 1,600 riders.
Just over a week after debuting in Washington, electric scooters are getting mixed reviews from city officials despite higher-than-expected ridership numbers, according to comments made during Monday’s Washington City Council meeting.
A national shortage of chlorine is expected to make waves in the pool industry this summer but won’t affect the opening of the new Agnes Nolting Aquatic Complex at 201 Aquatic Circle Drive in Washington.
Washington’s fourth water tower likely won’t be built until sometime in 2022, according to city officials who discussed the project at Tuesday’s Board of Public Works meeting.
At both of St. Clair’s new Mexican restaurants, orange paint covers the walls, tacos are menu staples, and the deals are abundant. This aside, each eatery brings its own flair to the cuisine.
Attorneys for the Sullivan gas station owner accused of possessing illegal slot machines, a Class A misdemeanor, were granted a continuance on Wednesday.
About a year and a half after Scudder and Co. Coffee on Main opened its first location in Washington, the owners have started construction on a second.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines said Thursday that it lost $1.25 billion in the first quarter and continued to slash costs, including delaying delivery of new jets as it waits for air travel to recover from the pandemic.
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is the first major U.S. airline to report a profit since the pandemic started, as federal payroll aid helped boost the company to net income of $116 million in the first quarter.
In April of 1951, supported by a $200 loan from a girlfriend, Don Hillermann bought a load of pine trees. He stacked them in the back of his pickup truck, drove off to plant them and launched Hillermann Nursery & Florist.
A provision that would eliminate emissions inspection requirements in Franklin County and two other area counties has passed the state Senate but could still face an uphill battle.