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Josh Merriman Foundation expands scholarships

WINTERSVILLE — The Josh Merriman Foundation has expanded its 2020 scholarship presentations to include each high school in Jefferson County, in addition to providing scholarships for two graduating seniors at Catholic Central High School, Merriman’s alma mater, and two hockey organizations ...

Retired anesthesiologist donates $1M to hospital

By STEVEN SPEARIE Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Dr. Babu Prasad came to the United States in 1971 after graduating from medical school in India with no money. But Prasad became a successful anesthesiologist, including an 18-year stay at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, where he ...

‘Jaws,’ ‘E.T.’ are hits again in 2020

By JAKE COYLE AP film writer NEW YORK — When historians look back on the top films at the box office in the summer of 2020, they may feel like they’ve slipped into a time warp, or maybe “Back to the Future.” During the second weekend in July, “Empire Strikes Back” — 40 years ...

OhioSE Partners to distribute PPE toolkits

NELSONVILLE — Ohio Southeast Economic Development, the JobsOhio Network Partner for Southern, Eastern and Southeastern Ohio, on Monday started to distribute PPE safety toolkits, donated by JobsOhio, to assist small businesses throughout the region. The kits will provide small businesses in ...

Small business guidance available

WEIRTON — Area small businesses now have another resource to help them address the economic challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. The Region XI Brooke-Hancock Regional and Planning Council will be providing local small businesses with guidance regarding assistance ...

Community foundation awards scholarships

WHEELING — Nearly 200 area students will be attending colleges and universities across the country with support from the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley’s scholarship funds. The foundation administers more than 70 scholarship funds, each with a competitive application process, ...

Air Force has new local recruiter

STEUBENVILLE — Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexander Bollis said he is again available to meet with anyone interested in joining the military branch. The new local recruiter was assigned to the Air Force’s office at the Fort Steuben Mall earlier this year, but because of the pandemic, he soon ...

Goodwill appoints board members

CANTON — Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio Inc., which has locations in Wintersville and Weirton, appointed four new members to its board of directors in June. Exiting from their roles on the board were Joann Johns a community volunteer, Gregory Luntz of NAI ...

QUICK TAKES

JOINS TEAM: Nathan Slussar has joined the Cedar One Realty team and will be working out of the Wintersville office. Slussar is a Jefferson County native who grew up in Toronto and graduated from Edison High School. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force where he traveled the world ...

Experts: Twitter breach troubling, undermines trust

HONG KONG (AP) — A breach in Twitter’s security that allowed hackers to break into the accounts of leaders and technology moguls is one of the worst attacks in recent years and may shake trust in a platform politicians and CEOs use to communicate with the public, experts said ...

National Ice Cream Month: Food stand is creative

By ERIN BORMETT Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — This is the second season that Sub Zero Desserts is operating out of their modified shipping container-turned-food stand, and owner Jess Rooney said they are keeping fairly steady business despite the unusual circumstances public food ...

Jumbos retired: British Airways bids farewell to Boeing 747s

By PAN PYLAS Associated Press LONDON — The “queen of the skies” will no longer don the red, white and blue of the Union Jack after British Airways retired its fleet of Boeing 747s on Friday as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The airline, which was the world’s biggest ...

Grocery industry honors two female leaders at Ziegenfelder

WHEELING — Lisa Allen and Breanna Humphries of the Ziegenfelder Co. have been named two of the 2020 Top Women in Grocery. Each year since 2007, Progressive Grocer has recognized women who strengthen the retail food industry by giving back to their communities. “I am honored to be named ...

Portman fully backs Lordstown Motors

LORDSTOWN — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman wants General Motors to invest in Lordstown Motors Corp. and its manufacturing plant, GM’s former Lordstown assembly facility, where the startup will build its all-electric Endurance pickup truck. “I think it makes all the sense in the world because this ...

Rural Pennsylvanians put up their own wireless tower

PHILADELPHIA — Big Valley is a living postcard of Pennsylvania. Jet-black buggies hug the shoulders of its long, straight roads and knobby-kneed foals prance in fields so green they look electrified. Most signs there urge motorists to repent and rejoice, or to buy fresh strawberries from the ...

QUICK TAKES

APPOINTED: Phillip Glyptis has been reappointed to serve as chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s health care law committee, president Linda Tucci Teodosio has announced. Glyptis will serve a one-year term that began on July 1. He is an attorney in the Wheeling office of Burns White LLC. ...

Grand reopening

Dance by Hillary celebrated its grand reopening June 27 at its new location at Suite 22, 245 Three Springs Drive, inside the Three Springs Crossing business plaza. The school is owned and operated by Hillary Snyder. As part of the reopening, guests were offered refreshments, music, free ...

Foster given Young Funeral Directors Distinguished Service Award

COLUMBUS — Jay J. Foster of J.E. Foster Funeral Homes of Toronto and Smithfield has been named the recipient of this year’s Young Funeral Directors Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented annually by the Ohio Funeral Directors Association and goes to the person who ...

Coronavirus brings unexpected business to nation’s pawn shops

UINCY, Ill. — Providers of fast money, pawn shops throughout the region have taken on an enhanced profile in an economy turned upside down by the coronavirus. “We were an essential business because we have loans. Not everyone can get an afford or qualify for a loan at a bank, so for a ...

Open for business

A grand opening was held Tuesday for WineJug, owned by John Obrist and located at 1136 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton. The business offers a variety of wines, wine accessories, gift baskets, chocolate and more, as well as offering private tasting events. An online shop is available at ...