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Real estate transfers

The following real estate transfers were recorded in Jefferson County: Charles Walker (deceased) to Karen Walker, 0.623 acre, Island Creek Township. Bridgette Dawson and others to Jason Staskey, 0.080 acre, Warren Township. Thomas Hannan Jr. to Harold Owens, lot 25, William Myers. ...

Construction of battery-cell manufacturing plant moves forward

LORDSTOWN — Now possessing the last permit General Motors needed to start building its next-generation battery-cell manufacturing plant, pouring concrete for the massive complex is expected to begin next month. Site plan approval from Lordtown’s planning commission was the final permit ...

Eastern Gateway Community College adds social work major

STEUBENVILLE — Eastern Gateway Community College has added a new major — social work. EGCC is now enrolling students in its recently approved associate degree of applied science in social work. Classes begin in the fall semester. The program will provide a foundation for students to ...

Abdalla retiring from JVS position

BLOOMINGDALE — Cecilia “Sis” Abdalla has been a mainstay at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School, but on Aug. 1 she will begin a new chapter after 45 years as an educator. School board members approved her resignation during the May 19 regular session and Abdalla will step down ...

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SKYROCKETS: Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate skyrocketed in April, at the height of the pandemic-driven shutdown, to its highest rate in over four decades of record-keeping, the state said Friday. Meanwhile, payrolls fell by more than 1 million to the lowest level in at least three decades, ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transfers were recorded in Jefferson County: JD Home Management LLC to Jonathan and Hollia Hoover, lot 259, Dixon Heights. Axe Real Estate LLC to American Equity Funding Inc., 7,200 square feet, Springfield Township. Andrea Rogers to Jessica Grimm, lot 118 and ...

Craft brewers upended by COVID-19

MARSHFIELD, Vt. — Sales of wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages have risen during the coronavirus pandemic like foam in a freshly poured glass of beer. Just not for some craft brewers. Craft beer, particularly brews made by small, artisan producers, is often consumed in bars, ...

Impact of distance learning to potentially be determined come fall

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The third trimester of the school year is when third-graders at Langston Hughes Elementary School in Lawrence, Kansas, usually learn about the town’s unique history, founded by abolitionists in the 1850s to tip the scales to enter the Union as a free state. That’s ...

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SELECTED: Weirton attorney Mike Nogay has been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Virginia and West Virginia Super Lawyers. This is Nogay’s sixth time to receive the honor, which is limited to only 5 percent of the state’s practicing attorneys. Nogay was chosen in the area of ...

East Liverpool City Hospital receives ‘A’ for Spring 2020

EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool City Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the facility’s achievements in providing safer health care. “As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to ...

Carvana extending services to Weirton and Wheeling areas

From staff reports PHOENIX – Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, is offering as-soon-as-next-day touchless home delivery to 100 additional cities across 24 states to provide those who need to purchase a vehicle with an entirely online car buying ...

Woman-owned Markosky Group locates to Jefferson County

STEUBENVILLE — The Markosky Engineering Group Inc. now occupies office space in the Tower Building, 500 Market St., according to the Jefferson County commissioners and Cedar One Realty. “I’m excited to see that the Markosky Group has decided to locate in our county. With many options ...

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SELECTED: The National Trial Lawyers announces Carl A. Frankovitch of Frankovitch, Anetakis, Simon, Decapio and Pearl LLP has been selected a Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in West Virginia by the National Trial Lawyers. The selection of Frankovitch for the recognition shows ...

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 ...