Area businesses announce news, events

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 11, 2000

The "We Care" program at Pick ‘N Save in the Ironton Ames Shopping Center currently is in its 10th year, with more than $51,000 donated to community organizations during the past five years alone, said Chuck Donahoo, store manager.

Tuesday, April 11, 2000

The "We Care" program at Pick ‘N Save in the Ironton Ames Shopping Center currently is in its 10th year, with more than $51,000 donated to community organizations during the past five years alone, said Chuck Donahoo, store manager.

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Charitable organizations, such as 4-H clubs, churches and schools, bring in cash register receipts. After the receipts are tallied, a percentage of the dollars spent at Pick ‘N Save by organization supporters is returned to the organization as a donation, Donahoo explained.

"We are proud of our community support," he stressed. "We pretty much don’t tell anybody no when organizations come to us to seek help. For example, we sell goods to church groups and other charitable organizations at our cost of the items, and we sell to all school and organizational concessions at only our cost."

He said the store is a proud sponsor of events and activities at schools in Symmes Valley, Green, Rock Hill, Ironton and Coal Grove through assistance with band competitions, hospitality rooms and after-prom events.

"For example, the Green cheerleaders recently earned $1,700 in tips through our ‘Bagging for Tips’ program," Donahoo said.

Pick ‘N Save also is a strong supporter of the Thanksgiving and Christmas food programs through the Ironton City Welfare Mission.

For more information about Pick ‘N Save’s We Care program, contact the store at 533-3035.


Lori Waldo, a newly certified Jazzercise instructor, is offering dance-exercise classes in Ironton and Ashland, Ky.

She recently was certified as a Jazzercise instructor after completing a two-day workshop and performing a perfect audition. Ms. Waldo also passed a written exam covering basic anatomy, exercise physiology and nutrition as well as becoming certified to perform CPR. There are more than 4,000 instructors offering classes throughout the United States and the world.

Jazzercise combines simple jazz-dance movements with planned exercise. Each 60- to 65-minute class includes a warm-up and aerobic segment followed by a cool-down, muscle-toning and flexibility exercise and a final cool-down. New routines and music, which Ms. Waldo introduces every eight weeks, keep the program continually new.

Jazzercise is non-competitive, and it is designed for people at all fitness levels, Ms. Waldo said.

"Musical Chairs/Simply Jazzercise" classes are every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Sharon Baptist church, 2010 S. Fifth St., Ironton. The class is a 45-minute program.

For more information, call Ms. Waldo at 533-2996.


Marshall Used Cars, located at 319 S. Third St. in Ironton, is celebrating its 29th year of business selling good, clean vehicles with low mileage.

The firm’s first location was at 1110 S. Third St. in Ironton, and Karen and Dick Marshall were located there for five years. They spent 20 years in their second location – 720 S. Third St. – and moved to the 319 S. Third St. address three years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall have one daughter, Katrina, who lives in Texas. When not working at their car lot, they enjoy cruising and visiting their daughter and her husband.


Dr. Danny R. Bentley of Bentley’s Pharmacy in Ironton recently joined more than 200 independent pharmacy leaders from across the country for a conference in Washington, D.C. The group sought to bring key issues facing the nation’s pharmacists to the attention of lawmakers and federal regulators.

The event was the annual conference on national legislation and public affairs sponsored by the National Community Pharmacists Association.

The conference targeted such issues as the Quality Health Care Coalition Act, Prescription Drug Benefit Equity Act, the International Prescription Drug Parity and the Bipartisan Patient’s Bill of Rights.


Treasure Chest recently opened as a new store at the Ashland Town Center.

The store sells sports cards and a variety of merchandise and toys for collectors. Other items include Pokemon items, Huntington Blizzard and Charleston Alleycats merchandise and pre-owned and discounted Playstation games.

Owners are Barboursville native Tom Scarberry and Joe Hammond of Gallipolis. Scarberry also owns Treasure Chest and Beanie World kiosks at the Huntington Mall.


Takeru Ishibashi, director and group senior vice president, has been nominated for election as chief executive officer of Aristech.

Ishibashi began his career with Mitsubishi Corp. in 1964 in the company’s chemicals division. He has been stationed in a variety of places, including Australia and Houston, Texas.

Masatake Bando, Aristech’s outgoing chief executive officer, will remain at the company’s Pittsburgh headquarters to help facilitate the transition.

Aristech has a manufacturing facility in Haverhill, which recently opened a new 242-million-pound-per-year phenol line.

Aristech produces intermediate and industrial chemicals and polypropylene. It has more than 1,100 employees in the United States.

Jennifer Allen is publisher of The Ironton Tribune.