WARREN -- Joe Terzigni, owner of Do-Cut Sales and Service in Warren, was awarded a two-year lease on a new Dodge Dakota pickup truck for his efforts in improving his store's sales numbers over the previous year. Terzigni was one of just two Lawn-Boy dealers across the country rewarded with a new vehicle lease.
STOW -- Hallrich Inc., owner of 81 Pizza Hut restaurants in 14 northeastern Ohio counties, has recognized three of its area restaurant managers, and Pizza Hut Inc. has recognized another of its restaurants and its manager.
Jeff Andrews, district manager of the chain's restaurants in Columbiana, Mahoning , Portage and Summit counties, won the Buss Award from the Pizza Hut Company. Andrews is the 12th person to receive the national award, which honors employees who prioritize leading and inspiring others. A Salem resident, he has been with Hallrich since 1984.
Frank Pennel, district manager of the company's eateries in Youngstown, Boardman, Warren, Austintown and Niles, was named District Manager of the Year. He is a Struthers resident and a native of Boardman who joined the company as a dishwasher while still in high school and worked his way up through the ranks.
James Rodgers, general manager of the Pizza Hut on Mahoning Avenue in Warren, won the company's President's Award which recognizes general managers whose locations exhibit excellence in sales, profit growth, food quality, customer service and management. A Warren native, Rodgers won the award for the third time and the second consecutive year.
Pizza Hut Inc. awarded its Kendall Award to the chain's Columbiana restaurant on West State Street and its general manager, Barbara Warren, making it one of the national chain's top 12 restaurants. Winners of the award achieved the highest scores in categories such as cleanliness, product quality and customer service, as determined by a company review and independent research. Warren, a Lisbon resident, is a native of Salem.
HERMITAGE -- Shop 'N Save in Hermitage was recognized as an outstanding independent grocer by Progressive Grocer magazine and featured in the publication's May issue. Owner Michael Magnotto and his wife, Aileen, were among seven independent grocers featured. The couple sponsored a Valentine's Day dinner for customers, which the magazine highlighted as an example of a creative community-based promotion.
WARREN -- Christina Pawlosky, owner of The Pet Connection dog grooming shop on East Market Street, Warren, was named Grooming Contest Judge of the Year at the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards in Somerset, N.J. It was the second time Pawlosky won the award.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Ronald Nicolli Sr., an industrial safety consultant specialist for the State of Ohio's Division of Safety and Hygiene, was named safety professional for the second consecutive year by the All Ohio Council of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Nicolli is president of the ASSE Ohio-Penn Chapter and teaches classes at Youngstown State University.