New lead teacher named at preschool

Putnam Church, Preschool at 707 Masonic Park Road, announces Rhonda Wellspring as the new administrator/lead teacher for the 2014-2015 school year.

Wellspring has a bachelor of arts degree with a major in elementary education from Marietta College, graduating dean’s high honors list; magna cum laude. She has eight years of experience with 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds, having played an instrumental role in the startup and ongoing operation of Tuesday School at Pinehurst Christian Church. She has also worked in multiple county school systems as a substitute teacher. She lives in the Warren area with her husband, Joe, and two children.

Putnam Church Preschool, beginning its 10th year of operation, is currently registering children for next fall.

For more information: 374-6985 or 373-0708.

Seminars at Belpre chamber office

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Marietta and the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce offer free, two-hour “Basis of a Successful Start” workshops that will answer questions about how to start a business.

These workshops will help budding entrepreneurs avoid confusion, costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Learn the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.

Dates and locations: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce, 713 Park Drive, Belpre; and 6 to 8 p.m. May 20 at Washington State Community College, Library Building, Infinite Learning Center, 710 Colegate Drive, Marietta.

These workshops are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registration is accepted until noon the day before the event by calling (740) 373-5150 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email at

Target’s chairman and CEO out

NEW YORK – Target’s massive data breach has now cost the company’s CEO his job.

Target announced Monday that Chairman, President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel is out nearly five months after the retailer disclosed the breach, which has hurt its reputation among customers and hammered its business.

Experts say his departure marks the first CEO of a major corporation to resign in the wake of a data breach and underscores how CEOS are now becoming more at risk in an era when such breaches have become common.

Dunkin’ Donuts to do battle in Europe

AMSTERDAM – The doughnut, that classic deep-fried American snack, is going forth to do battle with European national treats in their homelands: The Belgian waffle, the Austrian strudel and the Danish … Danish. After beating a retreat in the 1990s, American restaurant chain Dunkin’ Donuts has been quietly building up its presence in Europe and now has 120 outlets, mostly in Germany but also in Russia, Spain, Bulgaria and Britain.

From local, wire reports