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JOINS THE TEAM: Benjamin Clark has joined the staff in the Salem office of Berkshire Hathaway Home. Clark is a 20-year veteran in the real estate industry and joins the Northwood Realty Services family from Century 21 HomeStar.

He is licensed in Pennsylvania and Ohio and brings a wealth of experience in residential, commercial, and hospitality real estate as an agent and an investor. Clark has operated hotel and resort properties in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Florida.

Clark has served on the board of directors for the Northern Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau and was a member of the Fairfield (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau.

He is a member of the Hotel and Motel Owners Association, Asian American Hotel Owners Association, Ohio Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and the Youngstown-Columbiana Association of Realtors.

Clark resides in Steubenville with his wife, Alexandria, and their seven children. He can be reached at (740) 457-7972.

JOINS OFFICE: Sonia Ciafardone, a graduate of Northern West Real Estate School, started her career in 1998 in West Virginia. In 2017, she graduated from Hondros and received her Ohio license.

Ciafardone is a wife, mom and grandmother in which family is everything to her. She loves seeing people achieve their dreams whether it be buying that first new home or downsizing and moving onto a new life for themselves.

Ciafardone has more than 35 years of experience in sales and service with more than 14 of those years in real estate. She held the position of VP of Weirton Area Board of Realtors in 2018, president of Weirton Area Board of Realtors in 2019 and incoming president for 2020.

Ciafardone, a full-time agent, looks forward to helping with any real estate needs. She can be reached at (740) 381-5205, e-mail sciafardone@cedar-one.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SoniasNews.

RECALL: Johnson & Johnson is recalling a single lot of its baby powder as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in one bottle bought online.

The recall comes as J&J fights thousands of lawsuits in which plaintiffs claim its iconic baby powder was contaminated with asbestos and that it caused ovarian cancer or another rare cancer.

On Friday, J&J said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found minuscule amounts of asbestos in one bottle.

From staff and wire reports

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