LOCAL MAN DRIVER OF YEAR: Tom “T.J.” McGlynn of Hubbard, a driver for Anderson Coach & Travel, was recently named 2020 American Bus Association Motorcoach Driver of the Year. He was selected from more than 70 nominees.
McGlynn is the second person to receive the award, which was created last year to recognize drivers who go above and beyond their duties providing safe travels to passengers across the nation.
With more than 2 million miles logged, McGlynn does not have a single moving violation during his 36 years as a motorcoach operator for Anderson. Also, the company has received more than 300 requests from customers for Tom to be their driver in the last two years alone.
McGlynn has also won several company awards for being a skilled driver.
PHOENIX ACQUIRES TUDOR: Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services recently announced the acquisition of Youngstown-based TuDor Physical Therapy, which becomes Phoenix’s first group of clinics in Ohio.
The acquisition brings Phoenix’s number of clinics to 117 across the U.S.
The 10 TuDor outpatient clinics will continue to provide therapy services to the entire community. It has clinics in Austintown, Boardman, Columbiana, Cornersburg, Newton Falls, Poland, Salem and Warren.
CONSUMERS BANK CORP RECOGNIZED: Consumers Bancorp Inc. has been named to the 2020 OTCQX Best 50, a ranking of top performing companies traded on the OTCQX best market last year.
The ranking is calculated based on an equal weighting of one-year total return and average daily dollar volume growth in the past year.
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AKRON CHILDREN’S MV ADDS SURGEON: Pediatric surgeon, Dr. Douglas Potoka, has joined Akron Children’s Hospital and will treat patients at the Beeghly Campus, 6505 Market St.
Prior to joining Akron Children’s, Potoka was an attending surgeon at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has also been an associate professor of surgery at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Potoka lives in the Pittsburgh area with his wife and three children.
ASSOCIATION TAPS PRESIDENT: Barb Stamp with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services in Salem was recently named president of the Beaver Creek Area Association of Realtors for 2020.
Stamp, who has been a member of the association for eight years, has been licensed for more than 35 years.
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Japanese embassy official to speak
YOUNGSTOWN — Noriyuki Shikata, minister with the Embassy of Japan in the U.S., is scheduled today to discuss the state of trade relations between the United States and Japan.
The free event is 6 p.m. at the DeBartolo Stadium Club at Youngstown State University.
Shikata, an associate with the U.S.-Japan Relations program at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard, will also discuss how the relationship impacts areas like the Mahoning Valley.
Registration is available at www.eventbrite.com.
Arconic announces dividend
WARREN — Arconic, which has a facility in Weathersfield, announced a dividend of 93.7 cents per share on the company’s $3.75 Class A stock, payable April 1 to holders at the close of business on March 13.
Arconic makes aluminum, titanium or nickel parts for planes, cars and electronics.
FOUNDATION PRESIDENT NAMED COMMODORE: Guy Coviello, president of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation is among 44 people in the state recently inducted into the Association of Ohio Commodores.
The association is a group of individuals recognized by the governor of Ohio with the state’s most distinguished honor, the Executive Order of the Ohio Commodore. Each year, Ohioans are recognized for their business accomplishment, acumen and leadership with this prestigious honor.
He oversees the chamber’s foundation, including programs that help with economic prosperity and quality of life. Coviello joined the chamber in 2014 as vice president of government affairs and, in 2018, was appointed to the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission.
DOMINION ANNOUNCES RATES: Dominion Energy Ohio’s rates for its Standard Choice and Standard Service offers will be $2.37 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf). The new rates are $1.33, or 35.9 percent, less than the January 2019 rates of $3.71 per Mcf. The rates are also down 31 cents per, or 11.6 percent, from the December 2019 rates of $2.69 per Mcf.
The average residential customer’s bill for the month of January 2020 would be $86.55, down $19.86, or 18.7 percent, from $106.41 in January 2019.
MERCY HEALTH FACILITY RECOGNIZED: Newsweek recently ranked the nation’s best nursing homes for 2020 with Mercy Health — Assumption Village earning the distinction.
The recognition was published as a part of the magazine’s “Best Hospital” issue 2020-21. U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide and recognized award winners in 20 states. The total state lists contained 406 unique nursing homes, 14 of them from Ohio.
Assumption Village is in North Lima. It features 150 beds with service spanning skilled rehabilitation, long-term care and a special care, dementia unit.
GREENWOOD NAMED GREEN DEALER: Greenwood Chevrolet, which has dealerships in Austintown and in Hubbard, has earned the Green Dealer recognition by Green Dealer Support for efforts to reduce their environmental footprint and create a more sustainable environment.
The award for 2019 was the third year the dealerships received the award. They are among 275 GM dealerships eligible to be recertified for the program.
Among what they did were changing parking lot lights to LED, having energy star certified appliances, offering free snacks in lieu of vending machines, switching to high-efficiency on-demand water heaters and updating HVAC systems to high-efficiency with programmable thermostats.
In addition, Greenwood Chevrolet purchased a cardboard baler for cardboard recycling. The dealership also no longer prints vehicle catalogs opting to instead upload the catalogs onto iPads in the showroom and waiting areas for guests to utilize as well as designated recycling containers for employees and customers.
BURGAN NAMED PRESIDENT OF REALTORS ASSOCIATION: Patrick Burgan, second generation co-owner and broker of Burgan Real Estate, will be sworn in on Saturday as the 95th president of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors for 2020.
Burgan follows his father’s footsteps, John Burgan, who held the office in 1981, and also becomes the youngest Realtor to hold this office at 33 years old.
The term is for one year.
RIBBONS CUT: Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were scheduled Friday for Struthers Tax Service and Saturday for Simply Power Yoga.
Struthers Tax Service, 5162 Youngstown Poland Road, Boardman, is owned by Mike Refe, who has more than 20 years of experience in tax law and preparation, and is an enrolled agent that is admitted to practice before the IRS. Struthers Tax Service also offers a wide variety of bank products.
Simply Power Yoga, 3695 Boardman Canfield Road, Building B, Suite 150, Canfield, is owned by Kim Zavoral, a 200-Hour RYT and level one baptiste power instructor who is working on her 300 certification.
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VALLOUREC NAMES OFFICIAL: Vallourec USA Corporation has named Patrick Kiraly as North America director of automation and data.
In the new role, Kiraly is responsible for the development of the company’s Industry 4.0 strategy regarding the use of technological resources and best practices for innovation in industrial processes based on automation, data management, additive manufacturing and artificial intelligence to manage the improvement and support the region’s industrial performance.
He joined Vallourec’s subsidiary Vallourec Star in 2010. Prior to joining Vallourec, Kiraly worked for Delphi Corporation, where he was awarded two U.S. patents, was the recipient of the Boss Kettering Award — General Motors’ highest award for technical innovation — and inducted into Delphi’s Innovation Hall of Fame.
YBI STAFFER HEADS BOARD: Corey Patrick, director of marketing and communications for the Youngstown Business Incubator, was named recently board president for the Walnut Grove, the Mahoning Valley’s accessible and inclusive playground. He takes over for Amanda Watanakunakorn.
Other board members are Karen Conkey, Greg Boerio, Sharlynn Fabiilli, Lorene Pfahler, Dan Procopio and Cody Stoll.
STEWARD ADDS DR: Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren and Steward Medical Group have brought on P.Y. Solanki, a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine. His clinical interests are in geriatric and adolescent medicine, diabetes and osteoporosis screening.
Solanki earned his medical degree from Vaishampayan Memorial Medical College in Solapur, India. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at both Northeast Ohio Medical University and Avalon University.
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