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Battery plant ramping up

LORDSTOWN — Ultium Cells LLC — an electric vehicle battery-cell manufacturing plant jointly backed by General Motors and South Korea’s LG Chem — plans to have 400 employees on board by the end of the year. The company has started with three so far with human resources, training and ...

Changes in store for JVS event

BLOOMINGDALE — Students at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School will compete later this month in a variety of skillsets, but this year’s contest will have some changes due to COVID-19. The annual Spotlight on Skills competition is set for Jan. 27-28 and students in academic and lab ...

Utica Shale Academy acquires new equipment

LISBON — The new industrial maintenance equipment is ready for the students of the Utica Shale Academy and the school’s director Bill Watson said now they just need the students to return to be able to use it. Because of COVID-19 restrictions the students have been working on the portions ...

Quick Take

JOINS STAFF: Evan Cuomo, is a licensed West Virginia real estate salesperson working out of the Cedar One Weirton Office. He has been a lifelong resident of Brooke County, where he has gained two years of experience in the real estate field. He worked for Orecchio Properties LLC remodeling ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transfers were recorded in Jefferson County: Ted Zeroski and others to Terri Banal and others, metes, Mount Pleasant Township. Timothy McCoy and Tammy McCoy to Harold McMillen III, part lot 47, McKee’s. Judy Merritt to Chad Brown, .4958 acre, Island Creek ...

Kalkreuth staff plays Santa

WHEELING — Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal again helped to provide Christmas gifts to the St. John’s Home for Children in Wheeling. On Dec. 11, Amy Pramesa, secretary of the children’s home, visited Kalkreuth’s corporate office to pick up the presents it collected for the ...

CCHS offers hands-on engineering program

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville Catholic Central High School announced it will offer Project Lead The Way’s high school engineering program. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers, and Catholic Central joins more ...

Quick Takes

JOINS TEAM: James Woodward has been named the new research analyst for Ohio Southeast Development. The Athens native replaces Chelsie Wollett in that position. Woodward earned his master of public policy and a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Kentucky. He worked for the ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transfers were recorded in Jefferson County: Susan Young to Timothy Young, lot 275, LaBelleview. Frederick and Susan Schoppe to Ronald and Evelyn King, metes, Cross Creek Township, 24.845 acres, Well-Warren Township. Timothy Rohal and others to James and Tina ...

S&P 500 ends at another record high as tumultuous 2020 ends

Wall Street closed out a tumultuous year for stocks with more record highs Thursday, a fitting coda to the market’s stunning comeback from its historic plunge in the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic. The benchmark S&P 500 index finished with a gain of 16.3 percent for the year, ...

Delta CEO sees 2021 recovery

DETROIT (AP) — The leader of Delta Air Lines is telling workers that he expects some recovery from the coronavirus travel downturn by the spring. CEO Ed Bastian writes in a New Year’s Day memo to employees that he expects 2021 to start with travel deeply depressed like it was last year. ...

Quick Take

NEW AGENT: Crystal Birkhimer is among the newest agents at Cedar One Realty. A lifelong resident of Columbiana County, Birkhimer resides in East Liverpool with her husband, Terry. She enjoys spending time with family, entertaining friends and traveling. Birkhimer graduated from Ohio Valley ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transfers were recorded in Jefferson County: Anthony Mougainis and Angie Kirsch to Johnathan and Jennifer Kruase, lot 238, Dixon Heights (survivorship). McCartney Revocable Living Trust to Kelly Wright and others, part tract 1, Buena Vista Heights ...

Cementing successful futures

BLOOMINGDALE — When the carpentry program at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School needs a little help with a concrete project, officials call upon on Jennifer Long. Long, who serves as business agent for the Operative Plasterers’ and Concrete Masons’ International Association Local ...

Businesses aid Buckeye South Elementary

TILTONSVIILE — Kindness from Buckeye Local schools, businesses, organizations and the community is helping Buckeye South Elementary staff and students after flooding displaced them from their building. More than 200 students in grades PreK-5 have been utilizing the former St. Joseph ...

Drug cost plan dealt a setback

WASHINGTON — A late-term maneuver by President Donald Trump to use lower drug prices paid overseas to limit some of Medicare’s own costs suffered a legal setback Wednesday that appears likely to keep the policy from taking effect before the president leaves office. U.S. District Judge ...

Quick Take

NEW AGENT: Jessica Conrad is among the newest agents at Cedar One Realty. A lifelong resident of the Ohio Valley, she was born in Steubenville and moved to Toronto and was valedictorian of the Toronto High School Class of 2004. She, her husband and her three children are residents of ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transfers were recorded in Jefferson County: Vincent Monti (deceased) to Lucia Monti, lot 13 and part lot 12, Pleasant Heights. Carol Bush to CJW Properties Brilliant LLC, lot 103, David Spaulding’s. Douglas and Laraine Williams to CJW Properties Brilliant LLC, ...

STEM helps Indian Creek Middle students find sound

MINGO JUNCTION — Music and technology have combined at Indian Creek Middle School where STEM techniques are being used to help students find their sound. Eighth-graders in Michael Minor’s STEM class recently created original thongophones, or percussion instruments made of PVC pipe, to ...