Jul. 3—BY SHELLEY TERRY [email protected] ASHTABULA — With the Fourth of July on Sunday, FirstEnergy reminds the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this season. “As we prepare for parades, barbeques […]
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Do you really need insurance for your water and sewer lines? Here’s what to know.
These notices often convince homeowners that there are hidden defects on their properties that need to be addressed. Why else would their utility companies issue such dramatic warnings? Although these mailings seem to come from utility companies, they’re really pitches from third-party companies that have struck partnership agreements with utility […]
On the front lines of COVID, nurses confront life and death
Registered Nurse Daniel Corral works with a COVID-19 patient at the El Paso Long Term Acute Care Hospital, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. The relentless war against a deadly, invisible enemy was out of sight to all but those working its front lines. Mark Lambie AP EL […]
Black Friday shopping in stores looks like shorter lines and piles of pajamas
“Clarity,” he said, “has become really important.” The pandemic has reshaped the most important shopping season of the year, forcing retailers to rethink inventory, store layouts and when, even how, they offer their deepest discounts. Many have spent months trying to accommodate a boom in online shopping, but Black Friday […]
A jewelry company created gender-fluid engagement and wedding rings to ‘blur the lines’ of traditional styles
Brilliant Earth’s MX Collection was designed to be inclusive. Brilliant Earth Brilliant Earth has launched a line of gender-fluid engagement rings and wedding bands for people of “all genders, non-binary, and fluid identities.” The ethically-sourced rings in the MX Collection are also customizable, so couples can choose gem shapes, band […]
Trump officials blur lines on campaigning, governing
Multiple Trump administration officials have turned into surrogates for the president’s reelection campaign this week, further muddying the distinction between government work and politicking in a White House that has pushed those boundaries for four years. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has appeared on TV multiple times this week […]
Nurses Are on the Virus Front Lines. But Many Schools Don’t Have One.
As the lone nurse for her school district in central Washington state, Janna Benzel will monitor 1,800 students for coronavirus symptoms when classrooms open this month, on top of her normal responsibilities like managing allergies, distributing medications and writing hundreds of immunization plans. “I’ll have to go to these schools […]