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Sunday, February 15, 2015


Grace Woods Senior Living LLC in Niles announced that Kristin Kurth, resident activities coordinator, received the dementia practitioner certificate from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.


First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corp., announced John Turcanik as vice president, regional builder sales manager.

Turcanik is responsible for driving new-construction lending growth while developing and maintaining relationships in the construction industry across First National Bank’s four-state footprint.


Home Mortgage announced that Mark Weber has been awarded the affiliate of the year by the Ashtabula County Board of Realtors.

Weber received the award by a majority vote as someone who works well with others and has a good work ethic.

Weber has 16 years of mortgage-lending experience focused in Ashtabula, Lake, Geauga and Trumbull counties.


Seven Seventeen Credit Union recently announced the promotion of Shari Granger to vice president, virtual delivery and deposit products.

Granger has been with the credit union for 17 years. In her new position, Granger will oversee and manage the financial institution’s electronic delivery channels and retail deposit products.


ValleyCare Health System of Ohio announced that Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in Howland has been accredited for a period of three years by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for its inpatient rehabilitation, brain injury rehabilitation, stroke center and vocational evaluation services programs.

This latest accreditation is the sixth-consecutive three-year accreditation the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Hillside.


Dr. Keith Kuppler, a ValleyCare Medical Group of Ohio and Heart Center of Northeastern Ohio physician, recently retired.

He joined the heart center in 1984. He has been on the medical staff at Salem Regional Medical Center and Northside Medical Center and is an associate professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown.


ValleyCare Health System of Ohio announced the appointment of Dr. Paul Rich as chief medical officer for Northside Medical Center.

Dr. Rich is board certified in family medicine. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and completed his internship and residency training at Northside.

He is a Girard native and lifelong area resident who has been practicing medicine for more than 15 years.