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Business

Report: Holiday sales increased 4.1 percent

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 ...

New degree program launched at Franciscan University of Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — Beginning this fall, Franciscan University of Steubenville will offer a bachelor of science program in criminal justice. Unique among U.S. college offerings in this field, the school’s criminal justice program will incorporate a Catholic curriculum, grounded in ...

The Laurels of Steubenville earns quality recognition

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 ...

New battery-cell manufacturing plant coming to Lordstown

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 ...

Panel finds FAA followed procedures in approving Boeing Max

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 ...

Quick Takes

NAMED: Tiffany McKitrick has joined the Cedar One Realty team and will be working out of the Wintersville office. McKitrick was born and raised in Steubenville where she still resides with her husband Pat. She received her Real Estate License from EGCC and has been in the customer service ...

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: William Demjan to Andrew and Sara Henry, part lot 14 and lots 5, 6 and 15, Beverly Hills Eighth (survivorship). Mei Li to Zachary Braham, lot 108, Saltsman’s Fourth. Jamie Wolfe and Scott Wolfe to Wells Fargo ...

Weirton Medical Center ad earns international recognition

WEIRTON — Weirton Medical Center and LEX Multimedia Inc. have been recognized by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts for excellence in advertising. The hospital’s “We Have the Baby Docs,” commercial was honored with a 2019 Davey Award for best creative work from the best small ...

Franciscan University of Steubenville unveils new master’s program

STEUBENVILLE — Recognizing a need for a general liberal arts education imbued with a Catholic worldview, Franciscan University of Steubenville has developed a new graduate degree in Catholic studies. The fully online MA in Catholic Studies Program draws from across the humanities and ...