LONACONING — Samantha Jones was recently named director of nursing for the Egle and Nursing Rehab Center in Lonaconing. She will also serve as delegating nurse for the newly opened Egle House Memory Care Assisted Living Facility.

OAKLAND — Throughout the pandemic, Garrett County government, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Commerce, has created several small business assistance grants. The grant programs are administered by Garrett County Department of Economic Development.

CUMBERLAND — The Times-News is participating in the Maryland Writers’ Association’s Writer’s Round Table by running the Notable Maryland Authors series in the newspaper.

ABOARD THE MSC GRANDIOSA — Italy may be in a strict coronavirus lockdown this Easter with travel restricted between regions and new quarantines imposed, but a few miles offshore, guests aboard the MSC Grandiosa cruise ship are shimmying to Latin music on deck and sipping cocktails by the pool.

CUMBERLAND — The U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and nonprofit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

OAKLAND — Dr. Lynda Dougherty, a colorectal specialty surgeon at Garrett Regional Medical Center who owns and operates Deep Creek Colon and Rectal Surgery in Oakland, will be a co-moderator and speaker during a national webinar to be held at the end of April.

CARLISLE, Pa. — The Giant Co. will donate 3,000 hams to 13 partner food banks across four states as it continues its work to feed the hungry.

WASHINGTON — Private organizations, colleges and universities, private sector firms, nonprofit organizations and state, local or governmental agencies across Pennsylvania and Maryland are eligible to apply for funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide training and counse…

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DETROIT (AP) — It’s a question occupying the minds of millions of employees who have worked from home the past year: Will they still be allowed to work remotely — at least some days — once the pandemic has faded?

CHICAGO — The NCAA Tournament and bars were made for each other, with fans of powerhouse teams like Gonzaga and longshots like Colgate pouring in to cheer their teams. Until last year, that is, when COVID-19 blew up everybody’s brackets.

FRANKFURT, Germany — German automaker BMW said Wednesday it intends to speed the rollout of new electric cars, vowing to bring battery-powered models to 50% of global sales by 2030. The company underlined the point by unveiling a new all-electric model three months ahead of plan.

BALTIMORE — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released state jobs and unemployment data and, according to the preliminary numbers, Maryland gained 6,800 jobs in January and the unemployment rate decreased to 6.4% — the lowest level since the beginning of the …

OAKLAND — Dr. Donald Richter, former medical director at Mountain Laurel Medical Center, was presented the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his exemplary service and long-standing dedication to furthering the specialty of family medicine…

Bob “the Barber” Mullen celebrates 50 years of operating The Plaza Barber Shop in LaVale Plaza, 1313 National Highway. Mullen is joined by Dona Jean Witt, left, and Fran Minnick.

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