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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 ...

Recycling coalition launches initiative

DUBLIN — Arley Owens, executive director for the Ohio Recycling Coalition, announced the national launch of an economic power driver, “America 2.0 Strategic Strike Stimulus, Made in America NOW!” “The Ohio Recycling Coalition’s leadership team made a critical business assistance ...

Andrew Long named to supervisor’s position at Jefferson County JVS

BLOOMINGDALE — A familiar face will greet students in a new role when classes resume at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School. Social studies teacher Andrew Long has been chosen to replace Supervisor and Assistant Principal Cecilia “Sis” Abdalla, who is retiring in August after more ...

Bejweled, Centipede selected to hall of fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame inducted Bejeweled, Centipede, King’s Quest and Minecraft in a virtual ceremony Thursday that recognized their influence on the industry and the gamers who have spent tens of billions of hours playing them. The hall of fame’s Class ...

Local woman applies creativity to daycare

WELLSBURG — The owner of Liv a Little Community Center has expanded its operations to include daycare for children, ages 2-4, while applying the same creative approach she has taken to the arts and craft classes offered at the business. Olivia Best had been offering art and craft classes for ...

Comic book shops, industry facing adjustments due to COVID-19

FREDERICK, Md. — Comic book shops are about camaraderie as much as their products, and that’s a big help as they work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “(We have) a distinct advantage over lots of small shops because we have more of a loyal and personal base,” said Jon Cohen, ...

Franciscan University names director of Catholic business management

STEUBENVILLE — Michael Welker, professor of economics at Franciscan University of Steubenville, has been appointed the inaugural director of Catholic business management and entrepreneurship in the department of accounting, business administration and economics. Beginning this fall, Welker ...

QUICK TAKES

JOINS CEDAR ONE: Emal Westling has joined the Realtors at Cedar One Realty. She has served the Ohio Valley area for more than 30 years as a real estate agent and former co-owner of Century 21 Teramana-Westling, and brings a wealth on knowledge and expertise in the industry. Real estate has ...

Travel industry struggles to recover

U.S. air travel down almost 90 percent from a year ago. A ghostly emptiness at Hawaii’s tourist hotels. Deserted Las Vegas casinos counting the days to reopening. Few sectors of the economy have endured as much devastation from the coronavirus as the travel business. Surveying the wreckage, ...

Franciscan announces more online programs

STEUBENVILLE — For the first time, Franciscan University of Steubenville’s bachelor of arts in theology and bachelor of arts in philosophy will be offered online, beginning with the fall 2020 semester. “For years, we have heard from Catholic adults across the country and globe who love ...