Jarvis participates in leadership camp

CARROLLTON – Members of the Columbiana County Farm Bureau youth were part of over 92 Ohio Farm Bureau youth and Future Farmers of America members and advisors who recently attended Ohio Leadership Camp held in Carrollton at FFA Camp Muskingum.

The students were able to attend camp through a scholarship sponsored by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Inc. of Columbus. The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has been a sponsor of the Ohio FFA for 53 consecutive years.

Area scholarship recipient from West Branch High School was Hannah Jarvis.

On hand to present the scholarships were Maddy Buschur, president of the Ohio FFA Association and Darrell Rubel, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation director of learning delivery.

While at camp, the FFA/Farm Bureau youth members took part in leadership training sessions, which were conducted by National FFA leadership development staff. Through various activities the campers experienced the importance of leadership, teamwork and diversity in a group setting.

This was enhanced by the camper’s participation in the Living History: Underground Railroad Program and FFA Camp Muskingum’s Co-Initiative Course.


Costa earns Denison University dean’s list

GRANVILLE – Nicholas Costa of Salem was one of 337 students named to Denison University’s 2013 spring semester dean’s list by provost Bradley Bateman.

Students who achieve dean’s list status have maintained a grade point average of 3.7 or better (out of 4.0) for the semester. Costa is a member of the Denison class of 2016.


Smith graduates from St. Mary’s in ND

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rebecca Smith has graduated from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame with a bachelor’s of science degree in biology. She is the daughter of Vicki and Tom Smith of Rogers.


Local students recognized for posters

Forty-seven Ohio students were recognized in the annual National Weather Service Ohio Department of Mental Health State Severe Weather Awareness poster contest.

Area winners included third graders, Allison Jones of Mahoning County and Maci Shaffer of Columbiana County.

As regional winners, every student artist received a certificate from the National Weather Service and sling backpacks full of prizes from the offices and their partners that make up the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness.

Nina Wolf, a sixth grader in Summit County during the 2012-13 school year, was recognized Aug. 3 at the Ohio State Fair as the overall state winner in a statewide poster contest. Her colorful poster on heat waves artistically illustrates safety tips for extreme heat. Her poster states, “Heat Waves are NOT for riding.”


Fredrickson inducted in honor society

ROOTSTOWN – Lee Austin Fredrickson of Salem, a fourth-year student in the College of Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), was inducted into the 10th class of the NEOMED Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society on July 24.


Deem earns degree from Geneva College

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – Lori Deem of East Liverpool graduated from Geneva College with a bachelor’s of science degree in mathematics education.


Dr. McKee begins pharmacy residency

SALEM – Salem native Sean McKee, Pharm.D., who earned his doctor of pharmacy degree in 2013 from Ohio Northern University, began a one-year pharmacy residency in July at the University of Toledo Medical Center.

Dr. McKee’s career interests include cardiology, infectious disease, critical care, and pharmacy administration.


Skiba named to dean’s list at Wooster

WOOSTER – Brooke Skiba of Salem has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the College of Wooster.

Skiba is a junior English major and achieved a grade point average of 3.65 or above. She is a graduate of Salem High School.


Trummer awarded Ruritans’ scholarship

LEETONIA – Madelyn Trummer, daughter of Travis and Laura Trummer, was awarded the National Ruritan Build Your Dollar Scholarship at the Leetonia Ruritan Club’s July meeting.

She is a student at Youngstown State University.