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JOINS HUMANE SOCIETY: Jill Walters has been named as the new volunteer coordinator for the Jefferson County Humane Society. Walters began her career at the human society through the volunteer program after a devastating loss as her way to cope. “I really needed a bigger purpose in my ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Kennywood, Sandcastle, Idlewild adding staff

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — With less than two weeks to go until Pittsburgh’s amusement and water parks finally open for the 2020 season, Kennywood, Sandcastle Waterpark and Idlewild & SoakZone look to put the finishing touches on their teams with a hiring push prior to opening to season ...

Special recognition

Gary Timmons, left, of the George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recognized Eric Fithyon of James Funeral Home of Follansbee for holding flag retirement ceremonies for eight consecutive years, the most recent being one held on June 14, Flag Day. The group noted under ...

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CHARITY HOSPICE: Abby Harcharik-Manni has been hired as a full-time marketer at Charity Hospice. “I’m excited to join Charity Hospice to advocate for hospice services and improve the quality of life of patients and their families,” she said. She has a bachelor’s degree in social ...

Lordstown motors to unveil Endurance

Lordstown Motors Corp. will give the public its first glimpse of the startup’s all-electric Endurance pickup truck Thursday at the company’s headquarters in Lordstown. The launch at the plant, the former General Motors assembly plant, was given the OK by the state with 150 to 200 guests ...

SERVPRO signs purchase pledge for truck

Lordstown Motors Corp. has another signed purchase pledge for its Endurance, this one from SERVPRO, a fire- and water-damage restoration company with locations in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania that wants to buy 1,200 of the all-electric trucks. “The total cost of ownership provided ...

Three area organizations get grants

NELSONVILLE — The Appalachian Ohio Emergency Response Fund awarded more than $29,000 in grants to support nonprofits that are working to provide basic necessities and ensure the health and safety of Appalachian Ohio’s most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis. Through this ...