Quick Takes

AWARDED: Team Toyota has been named a recipient of the President’s Award from Toyota Motor North America Inc.

The award is presented each year to Toyota dealerships that “exhibit stellar work ethic,” according to a press release.

Presented annually since 1986, the award recognizes dealerships throughout the nation that achieve high standards of performance in all facets of the automotive dealer profession, including vehicle and parts sales, service and customer satisfaction.

Team Toyota is located at 905 Brady Ave. in Steubenville. For information call (740) 283-4131 or visit teamtoyotaohio.com.

NEW AGENT: Angie Bine has joined the Ceader One Realty team and will be working out of the Carrollton office.

Bine moved from Pittsburgh to Weirton with her husband, Jeff, and three children several years ago. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from Edinboro University. She worked for several nonprofits in Pittsburgh before opting to become a stay-at-home mom, which she did for more than 12 years.

Bine then obtained her real estate license from Spruce School of Real Estate and has been working in Hancock and Brooke counties for almost five years.

“Buying or selling real estate is one of the largest, most important transactions of your life. That’s why I am here to guide you through the home selling or home buying process with integrity, honesty and dedication,” Bine said.

Bine can be reached at (330) 476-6077 or at abine@cedar-one.com.

SCRAPPED: United Airlines now expects to cancel more than 8,000 flights through October because of the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max planes.

United said Friday that it is dropping its 14 Max jets from the schedule until Nov. 3 — a month longer than previously planned.

The airline says that without the Max jets, it will cancel 40 to 45 flights a day this month, with that rate rising to about 95 canceled flights per-day in October.

The Max was grounded around the world in mid-March after the second of two deadly crashes that killed 346 people.

Boeing is working to fix flight control software that appeared to play a role in the crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, according to preliminary accident reports.

Both companies have their headquarters in Chicago.

DEBUGGING: Apple says it’s fixing a security flaw affecting the Walkie Talkie app on Apple Watch.

The company said Friday it has temporarily disabled a feature that could have allowed someone to listen through another person’s iPhone without that person’s consent.

Apple says it’s not easy to exploit the bug to spy on a customer and there’s no evidence anyone has done so.

The company says it plans to fix the problem quickly.

Apple pledged earlier this year to respond more quickly to people who report vulnerabilities after a 14-year-old boy in Arizona discovered a serious FaceTime group-chatting bug that went unaddressed for more than a week. Apple later rewarded the teenager for his sleuthing.

TWITTER DOWN: “Miss us?” Twitter tweeted from its official account as the Great Twitter Outage wound down.

For nearly an hour Thursday, the service used to keep up with everything and nothing appeared inaccessible for people around the world, regardless of celebrity status or follower count.

Then, shortly before 1 p.m., it was back for many. Twitter posted an explanation on its status page blaming an “internal configuration change” that it was fixing.

The hashtag “TwitterDown” was trending as users recalled their experiences. Some were too young to remember a time when such an outage was a common occurrence.

From staff and wire

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