Anile Pharmacy, a member of The Medicine Shoppe family, was opened in 1959 by Lewis J Anile R.Ph. (Father of Jeff and Diana). Lewis gained pharmacy experience working at Weirton Heights Pharmacy while putting himself through college. Leonard and Mary (Lew’s parents) helped their son build and run the pharmacy for many years. Mary worked in the store until well into her 80’s. Lew worked the store for about 2 years until Patricia Preto, R.Ph. came to work for Lewis, working there until she retired. Diana and Jeff would work as clerks and stocking shelves through their childhood years. The store sold much more out front merchandise in the years before there were mass merchandisers on Weirton Heights. The store is conveniently located in a residential neighborhood, servicing 3 and 4 generations of neighborhood customers. Diana and Jeff took over operations in 1990, expanding the number of employees. The store has serviced a local nursing home since the early 1970’s and has since added various assisted living facilities to their Long-Term Care services roster.