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Floral shop joins James Funeral Home

By WARREN SCOTT Staff writer FOLLANSBEE — A long-time local floral shop has become part of Chambers and James Funeral Homes while continuing to offer its services for all funerals and many other occasions. Eric Fithyan, the funeral homes’ owner, said when he learned Lynn Sperlazza, ...

Lordstown Motors getting $675M for Endurance

LORDSTOWN — Electric vehicle startup Lordstown Motors Corp. will get a $675 million infusion to fund production of its Endurance pickup truck through a merger with a publicly traded special acquisition company. The transaction jointly announced Monday by Lordstown Motors and New York-based ...

Holiday Inn Weirton wins award from Tripadvisor

WEIRTON — The Holiday Inn-Weirton has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award-winner. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveller feedback, placing them in the top 10 ...

AAA: Partially automated driving systems don’t always function properly

DETROIT (AP) — Two tests by AAA during the past two years show that partially automated driving systems don’t always function properly, so the auto club is recommending that car companies limit their use. Researchers with AAA recently tested systems from five manufacturers over a distance ...

Josh Merriman Foundation expands scholarships

WINTERSVILLE — The Josh Merriman Foundation has expanded its 2020 scholarship presentations to include each high school in Jefferson County, in addition to providing scholarships for two graduating seniors at Catholic Central High School, Merriman’s alma mater, and two hockey organizations ...

Retired anesthesiologist donates $1M to hospital

By STEVEN SPEARIE Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Dr. Babu Prasad came to the United States in 1971 after graduating from medical school in India with no money. But Prasad became a successful anesthesiologist, including an 18-year stay at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, where he ...

‘Jaws,’ ‘E.T.’ are hits again in 2020

By JAKE COYLE AP film writer NEW YORK — When historians look back on the top films at the box office in the summer of 2020, they may feel like they’ve slipped into a time warp, or maybe “Back to the Future.” During the second weekend in July, “Empire Strikes Back” — 40 years ...

GM’s electric vehicle battery-cell plant moves closer to reality

LORDSTOWN — An early milestone in the construction of General Motors’ electric vehicle battery-cell plant was met Wednesday, moving the $2.3 billion investment further from concept and closer to reality. Although ground was broken and concrete footings for facility were poured in May, the ...

OhioSE Partners to distribute PPE toolkits

NELSONVILLE — Ohio Southeast Economic Development, the JobsOhio Network Partner for Southern, Eastern and Southeastern Ohio, on Monday started to distribute PPE safety toolkits, donated by JobsOhio, to assist small businesses throughout the region. The kits will provide small businesses in ...

Small business guidance available

WEIRTON — Area small businesses now have another resource to help them address the economic challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. The Region XI Brooke-Hancock Regional and Planning Council will be providing local small businesses with guidance regarding assistance ...