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Property concerns discussed in Belmont

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BELMONT -- Mayor Ron Woods said efforts to get village residents and landowners to clean up their properties yielded early positive results, while Councilman Nick Kalo suggested forming a volunteer group to help with yard work for those who need assistance. Woods informed council during the ...

EORH to host free Community Day on Monday

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MARTINS FERRY — As a thank you to the community and celebration of its reopening, East Ohio Regional Hospital is slated to host a free Community Day and ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The ribbon cutting is set to begin at 10 a.m. in front of the hospital, located at 90 N. Fourth St., ...

Residents celebrate national Juneteenth holiday

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FLUSHING — Juneteenth — the date when the Union Army arrived in Texas and freed those who remained enslaved in the Confederacy about two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed — is now a national holiday, giving people additional reason to celebrate. John ...

Federal holiday pressures companies to give Juneteenth off

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is putting the pressure on more U.S. companies to give their employees the day off, accelerating a movement that took off last year in response to the racial justice protests that swept the country. Hundreds of top companies ...

Bourbon tourism shaking off pandemic slump in Kentucky

Business

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With tourists flocking to distilleries, concerns about a pandemic hangover for Kentucky’s world-famous bourbon industry are quickly evaporating. A $19 million tourist center that Heaven Hill Distillery opened just days ago in the heart of the state’s bourbon ...