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Passionate about eye care

CHRISTINE MILLER FORD Spirit Staff RANSON – Dr. Barbara Pittaras remembers just when she knew that she’d pursue a profession that helped people see more clearly. As an eighth-grader, an optometrist – Greek, like her – spoke at her Florida school for Career Day. “I was already thinking about some kind of medical career – […]

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BRYAN CLARK AND CHRISTINE MILLER FORD Spirit Staff CHARLES TOWN – The United Way of the Eastern Panhandle has announced that Tiffany Lawrence will join the nonprofit organization as its director of resource development and marketing, said Peter Mulford, who became the United Way’s president and CEO earlier this summer. Lawrence, who is currently the […]

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The 401(k) plan is one of the most popular retirement plans available. Employers typically offer these plans for the benefit of their employees. However, many people will change jobs multiple times in their lives, and for some, this can mean having several 401(k) accounts, complicating retirement savings and losing track of assets. When employees leave […]

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Lost Dog Coffee in trademark dispute

    SHEPHERDSTOWN – When Garth Janssen, the proprietor of Lost Dog Coffee, received a cease and desist letter from the Driscoll and Seltzer law firm last week, he was dumbstruck. “My initial reaction was shock,” Janssen said. “‘Whoa. This can’t really be real. What’s next?’” When Janssen started reading further, he felt like the demands […]

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Under ground undertaking

Workers at Schonstedt Instrument Co. have been making world-class products for more than half a century, but only in recent years have their creations become lifesavers across the globe. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest […]

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Shean joins Free Clinic: Vicki Shean has joined the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic as its new development manager. Shean, previously the resource development director for six years at United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, now is responsible for leading all the clinic’s fundraising activities, relationship management, marketing and public relations. She brings to the position […]

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Sweet success

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Sweet success

When Terry Dunn runs into a customer unfamiliar with his trademark bicolor sweet corn, he often asks a question. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click “buy” and view […]

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Photographer expands: A gallery showing is set for later this month in Shepherdstown as Jacqueline Binkley expands her photography business. The Shepherdstown resident discovered photography while still in elementary school and launched her business at 18. Now 21 and a senior at Shepherd University, she is a seasoned photographer who specializes in weddings, business products […]

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CHARLES TOWN — Jefferson, Putnam and Monongalia are the only counties in the state with unemployment remaining below 6 percent. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click “buy” and […]

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Hot ticket

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Hot ticket

Sweet Frog, the fast-growing top-it-your-way frozen yogurt shop based in Richmond, Va., will open its second Eastern Panhandle location here next month. The Ranson store likely will ease some of the out-the-door crowds often seen at the Sweet Frog in The Commons in Martinsburg, said Doug Ulrich, who is a partner in the new venture […]

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