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Center reaching children in need

STEUBENVILLE — Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Family Recovery Center Prevention Department has been reaching vulnerable children in Jefferson and Columbiana counties by distributing “Resilience Bags.” The bags have strategically been placed at food banks, children services and ...

Ohio natural gas, oil industry awards scholarships

GRANVILLE — The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program has awarded scholarships to 54 students, representing 30 counties across Ohio, 20 different colleges and more than a dozen energy-related majors. “It’s encouraging to see so many talented young people excited to work in the ...

Howard Hanna adds virtual showings to online offerings

PITTSBURGH — Howard Hanna, the No. 1 family-owned real estate company in the country, has added scheduled virtual open houses and showings to its industry-leading real estate technology stack. The company, which was the first real estate brokerage to offer all of its listings online in the ...

Spending, virus cases after reopenings cloud outlook

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plummeting U.S. consumer spending and rising coronavirus cases in some parts of the country that are reopening businesses highlighted Friday the rough road ahead for a hoped-for economic rebound during the pandemic. The bad economic news was echoed in Europe, where an ...

U.S. consumer spending sinks by record amount

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6 percent in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession. Last month’s spending decline was far worse than the revised 6.9 percent drop in ...

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. ...

Quick takes

SPENDING: Volkswagen is spending $2.2 billion to expand its presence in China’s electric car industry in the biggest foreign investment announced since the country’s economy began to reopen following the coronavirus pandemic. Volkswagen AG said Friday it will buy control of its electric ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...