Quick Takes

PASSES EXAM: Megan DeGori, a nurse practitioner for Dr. Himanshu Desai with Trinity Health System, recently passed the Aspen Nutritional exam.

Desai was one of the first 250 physicians in the country to become certified in nutritional support and now has two certified nutrition support clinician nurse practitioners as part of the nutritional support team at Trinity.

DeGori has been in the nursing field for more than 10 years and employed by Trinity since 2014 as an nurse practitioner for Desai.

GIVEAWAY: Students in Jefferson County can benefit from a national backpack giveaway planned on July 23. Nearly 1,000 participating TCC and Wireless Zone stores are teaming up to donate 172,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.

Since 2013, TCC has donated more than 505,000 backpacks filled with supplies to ensure children are well prepared for the start of the school year.

Between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on July 23, officials with TCC stores located at 100 Mall Drive and 2203 Sunset Blvd. in Steubenville and at 846 Main St. in Wintersville are inviting local families to bring their children to the store to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more.

The backpacks will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

“This is our fifth TCC School Rocks Backpack Giveaway, and we are ecstatic to bring Wireless Zone on board to assist in supporting the education of young children in our communities,” said Scott Moorehead, CEO of Round Room, parent company of TCC and Wireless Zone. “We are proud to help our local families prepare for the upcoming school year by taking some of the financial burden off their shoulders.”

GLITCHED: Online shoppers looking to score bargains during the Nordstrom anniversary sale instead faced glitches. In some cases, they saw their virtual carts emptied at checkout.

The Seattle-based department store chain apologized, saying in a tweet that it was working to resolve the issue.

The sale was set to start Friday and end Aug. 6, but Nordstrom cardholders were offered “early access” starting Thursday.

Frustrated shoppers took to social media to vent, with one saying it was “unbelievable” that Nordstrom wasn’t ready to handle the traffic on such a big shopping day.

Last month members of the Nordstrom family said they would consider buying out the 70 percent of the company’s stock that they don’t already own.

CELEBRATES: Radio Flyer has brought its largest “little” red wagon into its hometown of Chicago to celebrate the company’s 100-year anniversary.

The Chicago Tribune reports the 27-foot-long wagon was the centerpiece of the company’s anniversary event on Thursday. The wagon was created 20 years ago for the company’s 80th anniversary.

Attendees of the event in downtown Chicago had the opportunity to take a photo with the wagon. Radio Flyer also will donate 2,000 normal-sized wagons to children’s hospitals across the country in partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation.

According to Guinness World Records, the anniversary wagon weighs more than 15,000 pounds and is the world’s largest toy wagon.

It was inspired by a 1930s statue featured in the World’s Fair in Chicago.


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