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Six area seniors win scholarships from Carroll Electric

CARROLLTON — Carroll Electric has announced the recipients of this year’s Children of Members Scholarships. A total of six $1,000 scholarships were awarded to graduating high school seniors whose parents or guardians are Carroll Electric members. The Children of Members Scholarship ...

Surviving, even thriving, in viral crisis

WASHINGTON — When the coronavirus struck the United States hard last month, 22-year-old entrepreneur David Zamarin knew his company needed a Plan B — fast. As the economy essentially shut down, demand for his stain-resistant coatings was sure to drop. So Zamarin decided to retool his ...

Apple pinched by pandemic; profit, iPhone sales decline

BERKELEY, Calif. — Apple’s profit dipped slightly while revenues rose in the January-March quarter, reflecting early fallout from a coronavirus pandemic that shut down its factories and then forced hundreds of Apple retail stores to close. The results released Thursday give the first sign ...

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SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: Kayla Fogle, a senior at Martins Ferry High School, is the recipient of the 2020 Stanley S. Czahoroski Jr. Memorial Scholarship. This is the eighth year the $500 scholarship has been awarded in memory of Czahoroski, the former First Choice chief financial officer who was a ...

Urban Mission, Cedar One Realty team up

STEUBENVILLE — Officials with Urban Mission Ministries and Cedar One Realty have announced a joint effort of managing the Seventh Street Plaza on Seventh Street. Cedar One welcomes the opportunity to manage the property, while the Urban Mission will run their day-to-day operations out of ...

Mastectomy fitting boutique struggles during COVID-19 crisis

WARREN — For women, there are so many options for bra sizing, it can be intimidating. Finding the right fit is often harder than it seems — especially for women who have had mastectomies. But the staff at Franklin Health Care Inc. and Unique Boutique in Warren? They strive to help those ...

Stopping virus is a challenge at crowded U.S. meat plants

OMAHA, Neb. — Daily reports of giant meat-processing plants closing because workers tested positive for the coronavirus have called into question whether slaughterhouses can remain virus-free. According to experts, the answer may be no. Given that the plants employ thousands of people who ...

Lordstown renaissance begins

By RON SELAK JR. Staff writer LORDSTOWN — With the last environmental permit the automaker needed to start construction on a more than $2 billion next-gen battery-cell plant in hand, General Motors has begun grading and clearing land at the site. The work started Wednesday, a day after the ...

Businesses get big boost

VIENNA, W.Va. — In October, M.J. Ayson-Lemon purchased the Vienna location of the Pottery Place from the former owner after managing the walk-in ceramics and canvas studio for four years. She renamed it the Watering Can Art Studio, added more art classes and in January, she remodeled it ...

Hill International Truck named Diamond Edge Certified dealer

From staff reports EAST LIVERPOOL — Hill International Trucks, located in East Liverpool. has been recognized by International Truck as a Diamond Edge Certified dealer, a collaborative effort between International Truck and its dealer body to recognize dealers for their commitment to ...

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JOINS: Ashley Cunningham has joined the team of Realtors at Cedar One Realty. Cunningham will be representing buyers and sellers from Cedar One’s newly established office in Calcutta. Cunningham said she is looking forward to helping clients with all of their real estate needs and feels ...

Florida-based company helping Lordstown Motors sell trucks

LORDSTOWN — A Florida-based company that specializes in charging stations for electric vehicles is committed to helping Lordstown Motors Corp. sell 1,000 of the battery-powered Endurance light duty trucks. Lordstown Motors announced the partnership Tuesday, stating the Tampa company, ...

Hospitals not immuned to hardships

PARKERSBURG — Despite health care workers’ positions on the front lines of the battle against the novel coronavirus, hospitals are not immune to the economic struggles affecting many other businesses. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance last month to stop ...

Q&A: How to get aid for a small business

NEW YORK — Millions of small business owners will be turning to the government, seeking help for an individual and nationwide cataclysm, the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The government began disbursing loan money to company owners and freelancers Friday under the ...

Parked planes

Some of the 88 American Airlines planes stored at Pittsburgh International Airport sit idle on a closed taxiway in Imperial. As airlines cut more service, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pittsburgh International Airport has closed one of its four runways to shelter in place 96 planes, mostly from ...

Howard Hanna named top family-owned broker in nation

PITTSBURGH — Howard Hanna Real Estate Services continues its legacy as the largest family-owned and -operated real estate firm in the nation, according to the 2020 REAL Trends 500 report released on March 26. Howard Hanna ranks as the fourth largest real estate brokerage in the country, ...

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Pandemic fallout: The NCAA will distribute $225 million to its Division I members in June, $375 million less than had been budgeted this year because the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the men’s basketball tournament. The NCAA said Thursday $50 million will come from its ...

Stores install barriers amid outbreak

QUINCY, Mass. — Grocery stores across the U.S. are installing protective plastic shields at checkouts to help keep cashiers and shoppers from infecting one another with the coronavirus. At a Stop & Shop supermarket Thursday in Quincy, just south of Boston, shoppers paid for and bagged ...