Month: January 2018

Time shift: Harder’s council time change bill moves to final passage

The St. Louis County Council at its weekly meeting on Tuesday moved legislation forward that could change what time its weekly meetings start. In addition to that bill, the council also moved numerous bills to second reading that would improve or change how the county handles its elections. Councilman Harder Since last year, Councilman Mark Harder has tried to pass legislation that would move the County Council’s weekly meeting’s starting time from 6:00 p.m. to […]

Clayton lawyer’s years-long deceit brings on suspension

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a St. Louis lawyer who lied for more than five years to a client after failing to file his lawsuit. Jonathan D. Valentino, formerly of Armstrong Teasdale in Clayton, was assigned in December 2009 to represent Michael Greenblatt in a boundary dispute with his neighbor. Valentino, an associate with the firm since 2004, agreed to file the lawsuit. But, as he later told a disciplinary panel, according to […]

RELEASE: New Ads Featuring Stars Kristen Bell and Joel McHale Remind Drivers that Enterprise Has All of Their Transportation Needs Covered

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Need to rent a vehicle… buy a vehicle… share a vehicle? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, a new ad campaign debuting today reminds you that Enterprise has you covered. And, once again, the brand is enlisting the help of actress Kristen Bell and actor and comedian Joel McHaleto showcase the range of transportation options Enterprise offers. The new campaign features both television ads and digital shorts that build on the […]

RELEASE: Build-A-Bear® CeleBEARates National Hug Day with hugs from Mascot Bearemy® to Support Make-A-Wish®

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — National Hug Day is just around the corner, and this year Build-A-Bear Workshop®, Inc. (NYSE: BBW), an interactive destination where guests can create personalized furry friends, is celeBEARating with bear hugs for an important cause! Join in the fun and embrace the power of hugs with Bearemy®, the Build-A-Bear mascot, in Build-A-Bear Workshop stores across the country. WHAT: Build-A-Bear Workshop is inviting Guests to visit local stores at 1 p.m. (all time zones) […]

Greitens’ COO tells cabinet to prepare for $300 million in reductions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s state departments are looking into ways to tighten the proverbial belt in advance of the 2019 fiscal year’s budget, at the request of the top officials in the Governor’s Office. And it seems to be an indicator of what remains to come in future years. In an email, obtained by the Missouri Times through a Sunshine request, sent to the heads of the state departments and members of the Cabinet, […]

Conway: I ask the Governor to consider resigning

From Rep. Kathie Conway, 104th District: Before being elected to the House, I listened to Eric Greitens give a speech about why he started “The Mission Continues” and what they accomplished. I was so impressed with this young man that I wrote a check to “The Missouri Continues” that evening. I was also proud to cast my vote for this same young man to be the Governor of the State of Missouri. Today, he is […]

Stepping up to the plate, Clayton readies to host ninth annual Restaurant Week

As a bona fide hub for business, politics and culture, Clayton caters to a multitude of different taste buds, with dining establishments ranging from ice cream and pizza parlors to elegant restaurants that have graced the area for generations. For this reason, Clayton Restaurant Week, a biannual event which returns for its ninth winter edition Monday, Jan. 22, through Jan. 28, leaves the particulars to the participants when it comes to special meal deals during the […]

How We Got Here: An anthology of controversies and conflict between the Governor and General Assembly

In light of the scandal gripping state government, a lot has been made of the relationship between the Governor and the General Assembly. We decided to pull together some of the relevant dates regarding recent scandals in state politics and Eric Greitens’ rocket-like climb to the highest office in the state. Governor Eric Greitens February 21, 2015 Eric Greitens attends the Missouri Republican Party Lincoln Days event in Kansas City and states his intentions to […]

RELEASE: Olin to pursue registered debt offering

CLAYTON /PRNewswire/ — Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) announced today that it intends to commence an offering of $500 millionaggregate principal amount of Senior Notes due 2030 (the “Senior Notes”), subject to market and other conditions. The Senior Notes will be sold pursuant to Olin’s shelf registration statement and the base prospectus on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The underwriters for the transaction are Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Securities LLC, […]

Baby colobus monkey born at the Saint Louis Zoo

Things are going bananas as the Saint Louis Zoo welcomes a brand new baby Guereza colobus monkey within its care. The black and white male colobus monkey was born at the Saint Louis Zoo on Dec. 29, 2017. The baby, who will be named by zookeepers at a later date, and his family can be seen at the Primate House during regular Zoo hours. According to the zoo, colobus infants are born with all white […]