Financial advisor honored by Forbes

Merrill Lynch has announced that Financial Advisor William J. Miner has been recognized on Forbes’ 2018 “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” list, published on July 25. In all, 247 Merrill Lynch advisors are included on this year’s list, the most of any firm. “We believe William exemplifies what it means to be a leader in the wealth management space,” said Steve Vansuch, resident director. “He demonstrates a commitment to helping clients achieve their most important life goals. We are proud to congratulate William on being named to this list.” Advisors considered for this ranking were born in 1980 or later with a minimum of four years’ relevant experience. These advisors have built their own practices and lead their teams; joined teams and are viewed as future leadership; or a combination of both. The ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures, such as telephone and in-person interviews, client retention, industry experience, credentials, review of compliance records, firm nominations, and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Miner resides in Lowellville and has been affiliated with Merrill Lynch’s Canfield office for 11 years.

Consumers names Hartville manager

MINERVA–Consumers National Bank recently announced that Annette Mignano has been selected to manage the bank’s Hartville branch at 1215 W. Maple St. as the new sales and service manager. Mignano will to report to Derek Williams, senior vice president of retail banking and operations. “Annette is a seasoned banker who brings her experience and knowledge of the Hartville market to our Hartville branch,” said Williams. “She has more than 20 years of banking experience primarily working with personal and business clients in Lake Township. We look forward to having Annette lead our Hartville team,” he said. Mignano is replacing the Hartville office’s current manager, Nick Lucas, who will now be managing Consumers National Bank’s Louisville and East Canton branches. Mignano graduated from Garfield High School in Akron and is cash flow certified to assist business clients with their cash flow needs. She serves on the Lake Township Chamber of Commerce Board, volunteers as transport coordinator for Imagine Home animal rescue, and is a past-member of Lake Township Rotary Club. She and her family reside in the Portage Lakes area.

Winona UMC dinners to resume


WINONA–The Winona United Methodist Church will resume its “Cook’s Night Off” drive-thru dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. or until sold out Wednesday at the church, 32114 Winona Road. The menu includes Million Dollar Pasta, salad, Italian bread and a frosted brownie for a suggested donation of $8 each. To pre-order a meal call the church office at 330-222-1211 before noon that day. Pre-ordered dinners must be picked up by 6 p.m.

Lepper Library expands collection

LISBON–The Lepper Library is expanding its collection to include both ukuleles and cake pans for the public to borrow. Libraries across the nation are expanding the variety of circulating materials to include items such as musical instruments and household items.

Purchased through a grant from the State Library of Ohio and the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), the ukuleles are to encourage artists of all media to find resources at the library. The ukuleles were instrumental in the Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program, which included an instructional session and participation at the Concert on the Square by the Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce on July 28.

The ukuleles will be made available to library cardholders over the age of 18 for a maximum borrowing term of two weeks at a time. Included with the ukuleles are brief instructions on how to tune the instrument. New books on how to play the ukuleles and sheet music have also been added to the collection and can be checked out along with the ukulele kit.

Along with the ukuleles the Lepper Library has added cake pans to the circulating collection. Patrons will be able to make specialty cakes of different characters and styles such as Dora the Explorer, Mickey Mouse and a Partysaurus Dinosaur. The cake pans will be available to library cardholders over the age of 18 for two weeks. Before the cake pan is returned to the library it must be washed and ready for another to use. Included with most cake pan kits are instructions on how to decorate the cake.

Materials for patrons are in many different formats. The new addition of the ukuleles and cake pans permits the collection to serve more people in the community. The community is welcome to engage in free opportunities that inform, inspire, entertain and preserve local history.

For information about the new services or the library call 330-424-3117.

Salem Preservation seeking members

SALEM–Salem Preservation is an active participant in volunteer/service organizations in the Salem area and in the forefront of restoration and preservation of buildings and artifacts of architectural and historic interest to the residents of Salem and surrounding townships. For over a quarter of a century the group participated in the Salem Public school system encouraging interest in architecture through the “Box City” program, starting in the elementary schools and carrying through to the high school level.

Preservation offers architectural and historic walking tours of the downtown Salem area on the National Register of Historic Places and has worked to place downtown and Historic South Lincoln Avenue and more on the National Register.

Preservation also offers home tours held various times of the year for people interested in architecture and interior design and holds how-to seminars for those historic and older home owners led by specialists in home repair and restoration.

Salem Preservation is now looking for local residents who want to learn more about preserving the buildings or homes that they live in or own and acquiring knowledge of the history of the structures. All are welcome to meet the Salem Preservation Society members at 7 p.m. Thursday at the historic Ruth Smucker House, 271 S. Broadway Ave. There will be a special Eagle Scout presentation at the meeting. Guests are encouraged to bring questions about their homes or buildings.

New officers for the upcoming 2018-2019 term are President David K. Schwartz, Vice President Keith Berger, Secretary Jennifer Brown and Treasurer Carolyn Caldwell.

For information on Salem Preservation visit www.salempreservationsociety.org.


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