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Weirton Medical Center ad earns international recognition

WEIRTON — Weirton Medical Center and LEX Multimedia Inc. have been recognized by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts for excellence in advertising. The hospital’s “We Have the Baby Docs,” commercial was honored with a 2019 Davey Award for best creative work from the best small ...

Franciscan University of Steubenville unveils new master’s program

STEUBENVILLE — Recognizing a need for a general liberal arts education imbued with a Catholic worldview, Franciscan University of Steubenville has developed a new graduate degree in Catholic studies. The fully online MA in Catholic Studies Program draws from across the humanities and ...

Boscov’s to open 49th location in the fall

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Although many department stores are closing their doors, one retailer continues to expand — and its chief executive said private ownership, personality, pricing and positive shopping experiences all contribute to that success. Boscov’s department store will open its ...

Adult-education classes beginning at JVS

BLOOMINGDALE — Registration is underway for adult education classes at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School with programs beginning on Jan. 21. Rich Wilinski, adult education coordinator, said general registration is being taken until Wednesday, but will continue as the courses ...

Quick takes

NAMED: Karen (Mascio) Romano has been named chief deputy attorney general of the civil litigation section of the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office. As chief deputy, Romano is in charge of nearly 30 attorneys responsible for defending Pennsylvania and its agencies, officials and ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Rachel and Keith Boivin to Aaron and Kimberlie Richardson, 104.301 acres, Knox Township (survivorship). Roman Perez to Baron View Properties LLC, lot 85, Hillcrest. Richard Fleming (deceased) to Audrey Fleming, lot ...

New location

Steubenville Tailorings and Alterations recently held a grand-opening at its new location inside the Fort Steuben Mall. In addition alteration services, the business offers custom tailoring and formalwear rental. On hand for the ribbon-cutting were, from left, Joe Belinksy, a representative of ...

Trinity sponsors Kidz Zone

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The soft play area for children inside the Ohio Valley Mall now has a new sponsor — Trinity Health System. Trinity, which is based in Steubenville, decided to step into the role since the former sponsors, Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital, are ...

Sports company sues in letter ‘O’ dispute with Ohio State

COLUMBUS — Oh no: A New York-based sports network has turned to the federal courts in its trademark dispute with Ohio State University over use of the letter “O.” Overtime Sports Inc., an online network focusing on high school basketball and football, has a capital O with sloping ...

W.Va. funeral home served black families for almost a century

FAIRMONT (AP) — When Jesse Grant Lampkin and Janie Gravely Lampkin opened their funeral home in the 1920s, it was the only place in North Central West Virginia that could provide service to black people. According to Judy Bussey, Jesse Grant Lampkin’s daughter, the couple moved from ...

Quick takes

OPERATOR OF THE YEAR: Bruce Snider has been chosen as Ohio Rural Water’s Operator of the Year. A 1977 graduate of Wintersville High School, Snider started at the village of Wintersville’s Water and Wastewater Departments that fall as a meter reader and laborer. In July 1997, Snider ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Christine Knight Timothy Knight, part lots 572-573, Labelle View; and part lots 188-190, Pleasant Heights Poplar Springs. Anthony Barezinsky to Michele Barezinsky, lot 11, McConnell’s. Anthony Sims to Ashley ...

Drill held

An active shooter drill recently was held at the Harrison County Joint Vocational School in Cadiz. Six “patients” were transported to Harrison Community Hospital during the drill. Participating were squads from the hospital, Hopedale and Scio. Law enforcement agencies including from Cadiz ...

More high-speed Internet for Ohio?

COLUMBUS — High-speed Internet would spread to about 1 million unserved or underserved Ohioans along rural routes and highways previously off-limits to private development under a strategic plan released Thursday. If approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the aggressive blueprint ...

Income growth greatest in tech hubs during past five years

ORLANDO, Fla. — From the middle of the Obama administration to the midpoint of the Trump presidency, household income grew the most in tech and entertainment centers like Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tenn.; and large chunks of the West Coast. Congressional districts that attract highly ...

Quick takes

ADVANCES: Debbie Rodriguez had advanced from Realtor to brokerage development leader at Cedar One Realty. She will specialize in education, training, goal strategizing and marketing plans for new agents as well as those with more advanced careers. Rodriguez has worked as a full-time Realtor ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Fred VanDyke, trustee, to Rebecca VanDyke, part lot 108, Robert Clark’s Second. James Rice Sr. to Theodore and Adrianna Lamp Jr., lot 59, Marie Dale proposed (survivorship). Gloria Young to Ephesians 4 Network Inc., ...

New Wellsburg business offers a creative outlet

WELLSBURG — Anyone who has ever wanted to try their hand at art or is looking for a positive place for their children to explore their own creative impulses should try the Liv-a-Little Community Center, said Olivia Best, the new business’ owner. Located at 806 Commerce St., the center ...