Salineville-Southern Local Hall of Fame class named

SALINEVILLE – The Salineville-Southern Local Hall of Fame announces the Class of 2014: Amy Barlis, Class of 1987 (Athlete); Scott Crawford, Class of 1994 (Athlete); John Ewing (Contributor); Nate Jones, Class of 2004 (Athlete); Matt Leffler, Class of 1990 (Athlete).

Inductions will be held Oct. 4.

Wingett, Long earn dean’s list at Miami University

OXFORD – Miami University students who ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within each division for second semester 2013-14 have been named to the dean’s list recognizing academic performance.

Area residents on the list include Andrea Wingett of Beloit and Drake Long of Salem.

Samu achieves president’s list at Miami University

OXFORD – Jocelynne Samu of Beloit was named to the Miami University spring 2014 president’s list.

Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for second semester 2013-14 have been named to the president’s list recognizing academic excellence.

Weingart finishes first in Butler piano competition

MUNCIE, Ind. – Carson Weingart, a senior at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., recently won first place in the 2014 Hoosier State piano competition held at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Earlier this spring, Weingart took top honors in the in the regional competition in a field of 18 pianists, which qualified him for the state competition. The regional competition was held at Anderson University in Indiana.

The state competition featured the top winners from 12 regions in Indiana. The competition is sponsored by the Indiana Music Teachers Association. As first-place winner, Weingart has been invited to perform at the Indiana State teachers’ convention in November of 2014.

Earlier this year, Weingart won the first place in solo piano competition for the state of Indiana in the Music Teachers National Association and qualified to compete in regional competition at Baldwin Wallace University. At Ball State University, Weingart is a double major in piano performance and business.

He is a 2010 graduate of West Branch High School and the son of Scott and Shelley Weingart of Salem.

Local students participate in MEDCAMP program

ROOTSTOWN – Fifty middle school students attended and successfully completed the MEDCAMP program at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) July 17-19. Middle school students from across Northeast Ohio applied to take part in this three-day program.

Now in its 24th year, MEDCAMP is designed to stimulate students’ interests in the basic sciences related to medicine and pharmacy, and to expose them to career opportunities in those fields.

Local students who participated included:

Alyssa Chestnut of Lisbon, a student at Lisbon Exempted Village School; Eva DeRuyter of Lisbon, a student at Lisbon David Anderson High School; and Marisa McDonough of Columbiana, a student at Southside Middle School.

Zehentbauer named to dean’s list at Waynesburg

WAYNESBURG, Pa. – Emily A. Zehentbauer of Hanoverton has been named to the dean’s list at Waynesburg University for the spring term 2014. Zehentbauer is pursuing a bachelor’s of science degree in biology (pre-dental/medical/veterinary).

She is a graduate of United High School.

ACH?Auxiliary awards Thomas Scholarship to trio of students

ALLIANCE – The Alliance Community Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded three area seniors the Dr. James J. Thomas Scholarship.

This $1,500 scholarship is awarded annually to three recipients who are interested in entering the medical field. The winners are Kristen Gobley of Alliance, Joshua Paulo-Reyes of St. Thomas Aquinas and Alexandrea Garrett of West Branch.

The auxiliary scholarship fund was created in 1987 to provide financial assistance to students entering the healthcare field. The fund was named for the late Dr. James J. Thomas, who was a retired hospital anesthesiologist who upon retirement became a hospital volunteer. His donation funded the beginning of the scholarship fund and has been added to over the years by fundraising done by the auxiliary. The 2014 scholarship committee consisted of chairperson Mary Lou Williams, Eleanor Carver, Lois Thompson, and Nancy Freconna.


Doran earns doctorate from The Ohio State University

EAST PALESTINE – Melissa Doran of East Palestine completed her Ph.D. in Spanish from The Ohio State University during the spring 2014 semester.

Her areas of concentration included Spanish literature and contemporary Latin America literature as well as history.

Doran graduated from East Palestine High School in 2004 and earned her bachelor’s degree from Wright State University in 2008 before completing her master’s degree at The Ohio State University in 2010.

She is the daughter of Tim Doran of East Palestine and Libby Beight of East Liverpool. She resides in Dayton and is employed by Wright State University.

South Range MS student participating in MEDCAMP

BEAVER TOWNSHIP- Charlie Staffeld, an eighth grader at South Range Middle School, will participate the prestigious MEDCAMP held by the Northeast Ohio Medical University July 17 to 19. MEDCAMP is designed to engage students’ interest in the fields of medicine and pharmacy with hands-on activities, clinical problem-solving and workshops.

Charlie was selected to attend the experience after submitting his application. He will be attending lectures and participating in anatomy, physical diagnosis, neurobiology and microbiology labs.

He will join physicians, graduate students and professors in performing experiments including taking blood pressure, reading EKGs and identifying bacteria under a microscope. At the end of the MEDCAMP, Charlie will be required to present his findings on a case study of a fictitious patient with a mysterious illness as if he was a real doctor.


Skiba graduates with honors from Wooster

WOOSTER- Brooke Skiba, a graduate of Salem High School, received a bachelor of arts degree from The College of Wooster during commencement exercises on May 12.

While at Wooster Skiba was elected to Sigma Tau Delta English honor society. She also served as editor of The Wooster Voice student newspaper and president of Wooster’s Future Educators Association. In addition she was an editorial assistant for Wooster’s alumni magazine and a member of Kappa Epsilon Zeta social club.

An English major with a minor in education who graduated magna cum laude, Skiba is a resident of Salem.

Salem residents graduate from WRA

HUDSON – Two Salem residents were among the 2014 graduating class of Western Reserve Academy.

Emma Presley, a four-year student, participated in the Caterham Exchange Program with the Caterham School in England. She was a varsity athlete in volleyball, basketball and track and field, captaining the volleyball and basketball teams.

She was also active in the theater, with roles in several school productions. She was an active member in several clubs, including Young Republicans, Bluegrass Music, Live Music, Improv and the Gay-Straight Alliance.

She is the daughter of Charles and Kathy Presley of Salem.

Bruce “Brett” Johnson, a four-year student, was a four-year member of the soccer and lacrosse teams, making many valuable contributions to each team.

He also explored his interest in politics by serving as a member of the Young Republicans Club.

He is the son of Bruce and Karen Johnson of Salem.

Costa earn dean’s list at Denison University

GRANVILLE – Nicholas Costa of Salem was one of 362 students named to Denison University’s 2014 spring semester dean’s list by Provost Kim Coplin.

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 mem

SR students raise Relay for Life donations

BEAVER TOWNSHIP – Each year, the staff and students at South Range High School hold a Relay for Life project sponsored by the National Honor Society.

This year, the school earned second place at the Boardman Relay for the most money earned by collecting over $12,770.

This is the second year that they have reached the Jade level of collecting.

The school had 125 students participate in the relay, seven of which have participated for all four years of their high school career.

The South Range team also had 11 participants, teachers, family members and friends who walked the special survivor’s lap during the relay.

“I am very proud of this accomplishment,” said Lisa Toy, National Honor Society adviser.

Area students graduate from?Ohio Christian

CIRCLEVILLE – The following area students have been named to the dean’s list at Ohio Christian University for the spring 2014 semester.

4Alliance: Emily Grossman.

4Salem: Roanna Thawley.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must achieve a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours.