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Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment remained the same from June to July.

State officials on Friday said the unemployment rate was 4 percent in July. Ohio’s unemployment rate stood at 4.6 percent in July of last year.

The national rate was 3.7 percent in July, also unchanged from June, and down from 3.9 percent in June 2018.

The state Job and Family Services Department says Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased by 4,500 jobs from June to July.

MEETING SET: Consumer-members of Carroll Electric Cooperative are encouraged to attend when the organization’s annual membership meeting is held Saturday at the Carroll County Fairgrounds, 160 Kensington Road NE, Carrollton. Registration and exhibits open at 9 a.m., followed by a 10:30 a.m. business meeting. A light lunch and safety presentation will follow.

Registration cards, which are required to attend, can be found on the August issue of Ohio’s Cooperative Living magazine. Bringing the card helps to ensure membership. Members will receive a $5 bill credit and will assist in voting.

Carroll Electric Cooperative is a community-focused organization who works to efficiently deliver affordable, reliable and safe energy to consumer-members in portions of Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Stark and Tuscarawas counties.

For information, contact Carroll Electric at (800) 232-7967, visit cecpower.coop or send an e-mail to info@cecpower.coop.

NEW VETERINARIAN: Dr. Victoria Davis has joined Drs. Kurt Johnson and David Robinson at Crestview Veterinary Clinic.

Davis grew up on a small dairy farm near Annapolis. After graduating from Harrison Central High School in 2002, she continued her education at Ohio State University, receiving a doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 2015. After graduation she moved to West Jefferson to practice at the Tri-County Animal Clinic.

She and her husband, Josh, and the parents of two children.

JOINS FACULTY: Peter D. Ehni of Dillonvale has joined the Bethany College faculty as a visiting associate professor of math and science.

He received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Wheeling College, and masters and doctorate degrees, both in physics, from the University of Maine. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Office of Naval Technology at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Since then, he has taught for 19 years at Wheeling Jesuit University. During that time, he held numerous roles, including dean of arts and sciences and chair of physics and engineering science.

From staff and wire reports

From wire reports