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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, ...

Quick Takes

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 ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Wilmington Savings Fund to 2019 Castle LLC, lot 35, JC Wells. Proberties LLC to HK Management LLC, part lot 50, Simmons and Foster. Bonner Family Irrevocable Trust to David Coen, lot 250, Manhattan. Jennings ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Bruner Land Co. Inc. to Alvin and Ruth Yoder, 41 acres, Knox Township. John Keyoski to Trena Keyoski, part lot 1, Dalton’s. Joseph Valentine to Rebecca Valentine, lots 23 and 24, Catrell’s. Ronald and Rena ...

Officers chosen

Members of the board of directors of First Choice Community Federal Credit Union for the coming year were recognized following the 81st-annual meeting on Feb. 18. Kenneth W. Truax was elected new chairman. Directors include, from left, Edward L. Kennedy, first vice chairman; John R. Thayer; ...

Amanda’s Gifts and More expands with second location

STEUBENVILLE — Amanda’s Gifts and More has expanded and opened its second location at Suite A, 2718 Sunset Blvd. The business is owned by Amanda DeShong, a certified psychic medium who has been working as a professional medium for about 15 years. Through her mediumship, she has provided ...

SBA offers COVID-19 disaster assistance

ATLANTA — The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Ohio small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced. The SBA acted under its own ...

A visit from the dentist

Dr. Kaitlyn Pitchok, an associate of Dr. Thomas Brown’s office in Wintersville, and her dental assistant, Shaniah Carpenter, enjoyed Dental Month with the students and preschoolers in the childcare program at Jefferson County JVS. -- Contributed

JVS students advance to state HOSA contest

BLOOMINGDALE — Students at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School earned the right to advance to the Ohio Future Health Professionals, formerly the Health Occupation Students of America, competition following a successful appearance at the regionals. Health technologies students in the ...

SkillsUSA winners advance to state

Jefferson County Joint Vocational School students will head to the state competition after earning top spots at the SkillsUSA Regional Spotlight on Skills on Feb 22. The students took part in activities at the Buckeye Career Center and included, from left, Alexis Eakle, a health technologies ...

Assure America marks 100 years

WEIRTON — When Joseph S. Tairiol immigrated to America, he came equipped with a plan and the motivation to make it happen. A century later, Tairiol’s vision — to be a premiere source for technical insurance knowledge and expertise — came to fruition. This year, Assure America Corp. ...

QDA wins state commendation

STEUBENVILLE — Quaker Digital Academy announced it has been awarded a commendation from the Ohio Board of Education for “Exceeding Standards” set on the Ohio State School Report Card. The commendation states: “QDA is demonstrating high academic performance and building bright futures ...

Demo

Students in the cosmetology program at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School received a lesson in clipping from Scott Davis of Altered Images Hair Salon of Wintersville on Feb. 18. Davis used student Jake Bednarek as part of the demonstration. -- Contributed

Harrison Community Hospital sees major uptick in ER, inpatient volumes

CADIZ — In the first four months of fiscal 2020, Harrison Community Hospital has experienced a significant increase in its emergency room and inpatient volumes. Compared to the same time last year, the ER has seen a 15 percent increase, while the inpatient volume has jumped 53 percent. HCH ...

Lighthouse celebrates serving the community

STEUBENVILLE — For two years, Lighthouse Counseling and Mediation Services has been located at 401 Market St. in Steubenville. Lighthouse is internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and provides treatment for individuals with mental and ...

Quick Takes

CONTINUING EDUCATION: A continuing education program at Harrison Community Hospital will address Caring for the Newly Born. The free session will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 25 in the HCH cafeteria. Dinner will be provided. Presenting the seminar will be registered nurses ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: David Long and others to Allison Jones, 0.084767 acre, Smithfield Township; and lot 1, Stars First. Michael Flint (deceased) to Jacob Boughan, 2.013 acres, Wells-Warren Township. Brian and Doris Mavromatis to First ...

JVS Student is carving niche as entrepreneur

BLOOMINGDALE — Jefferson County Joint Educational School student Cam Garcia is putting his welding skills to use by creating his own home-based business. Garcia, the son of Raul and Mishelle Garcia of Toronto and a senior at Toronto High School, hails from Texas but moved to the Ohio Valley ...