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Report: Holiday sales increased 4.1 percent

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NEW YORK — The nation’s largest retail trade group says holiday sales increased 4.1 percent, the top end of its forecast. The National Retail Federation had expected growth in a range of 3.8 percent to 4.2 percent for the November and December period. The growth is nearly double the 2.1 ...

Enthusiasm high as elementary wing on Toronto campus opens

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TORONTO — The new year brought a new school and much excitement for about 375 Toronto students of primary school age as they entered their new classrooms, cafeteria and gym for the first time. Ann Silverthorn, the school’s principal, said the new school has generated enthusiasm from ...

The Laurels of Steubenville earns quality recognition

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STEUBENVILLE — The Laurels of Steubenville, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center operated by Laurel Health Care Co., has been recognized as a Tier 3 Achiever by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living’s Quality Initiative Program for its work to ...

Radon test kits offered at no cost by Ohio Department of Health

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STEUBENVILLE — In recognition of January being National Radon Action Month, the Ohio Department of Health is encouraging Ohioans to test their homes for the radioactive gas and take steps to reduce risk if elevated levels are detected. Jefferson County Health Commissioner Nicole Balakos ...

New battery-cell manufacturing plant coming to Lordstown

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LORDSTOWN — General Motors picked a 158-acre site in Lordstown for a new battery-cell manufacturing plant because developing it would be less environmentally damaging to wetlands and bats than another location evaluated as a finalist. GM’s familiarity with the property, its existing rail ...

Trump, House managers trade jabs

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team issued a fiery response Saturday ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial, while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the president betrayed public trust with behavior that was the “worst ...

Panel finds FAA followed procedures in approving Boeing Max

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A government advisory committee has concluded that federal regulators followed established procedures when they certified the Boeing 737 Max and did not delegate too much safety analysis for the plane to Boeing. In a report Thursday, the panel said the FAA correctly treated the Max as an ...