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January 29, 2012
Salem News

Sauerwein joins Janney Montgomery

SALEM-Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, one of the nation's largest full-service regional securities broker/dealers and one of the oldest in the nation, has announced the addition of Financial Advisor Shawn C. Sauerwein, CRPS. He will be based out of the Salem office. "The addition of Shawn is a great for the continued growth of Janney," said James Foley, branch manager of the Salem office. "Shawn's overall industry experience allows him to not only successfully meet the needs of his clients, but will also benefit the entire Janney team in the Salem location." Sauerwein holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Youngstown State University. He also holds the Chartered Retirement Plan SpecialistSM designation. In his role at Janney, Sauerwein will be responsible for nurturing and developing long-term client relationships in the community, while managing each individual's risks, goals, and unique financial picture. He has over 10 years of investment experience and is a lifelong resident of Salem where he resides with his wife Kelly. "Bringing a financial advisor like Shawn to our team exemplifies our dedication to our proven client focused philosophy, and upholds Janney's long history of excellence in the financial service industry," said Foley. "We look forward to the experience, expertise and insight Shawn will bring to our community and to our clients."

Established in 1832, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC provides comprehensive financial advice and superior service to individual, corporate and institutional investors. A full-service, financial services firm. Janney provides advice and service to clients through a network of professionals in branch offices located along the entire east coast.

Picciano named president of chamber

SEBRING-Don Picciano Jr. was recently named president of the Sebring Area Chamber of Commerce. Picciano previously served as vice president. He is the director of marketing and public relations at Copeland Oaks and Crandall Medical Center in Sebring.

Gayle Agnew accepted the position of vice president. Agnew is a photographer/reporter at the Alliance Review.

Outgoing President Doug Burchard, Sebring village manager, resigned from the board due to other obligations. Sebring Water Department administrative assistant Jennifer Rieger took Burchard's place on the board. Nancy Whinnery of West Branch Local Schools agreed to continue as secretary and Todd Sage of Huntington Bank will remain as treasurer. Additional board members are Frank Minear, the Alliance Review; Jim Williams of Williams-Case Insurance Agency and Mark Calderone of Calderone's Diamond Beverage Express. Board meetings are held at noon on the first Wednesday of each month in the Buckeye Room at Copeland Oaks. All interested chamber members and guests are invited to attend. For more information, log on to or see the chamber's Facebook page.

Packer Thomas adds Kacerski

CANFIELD - Packer Thomas, a leading regional certified public accounting and business consulting firm, announces the hiring of Steven D. Kacerski, CPA as a manager in their Canfield. Kacerski is a graduate of Youngstown State University and has 13 years experience in the accounting profession. He spent the last 11 years with RSM McGladrey in Gaithersburg, Md. His specific areas of expertise are agriculture, real estate, tax exempt organizations, and professional service groups.

Kacerski is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, he is very active with his family's 450-acre grain farm in eastern Trumbull County, where he raises corn and soybeans. He and his spouse reside in Hartford. Celebrating over 88 years, Packer Thomas maintains two offices that are located in Canfield, and New Castle, Pa. The firm provides business consulting services as well as accounting, auditing and tax services with industry concentrations for manufacturing companies, wholesale distribution, automotive dealerships, construction trades, and health care. Packer Thomas also performs SSAE16 auditing, internal auditing for hospitals, universities and clients in other industries, as well as SOX 404 consulting services for various publicly traded companies. Their information technology services consist of, but are not limited to, information technology security auditing and Sage Accpac and CRM systems implementation. Packer Thomas also provides tax compliance and consulting for high net worth individuals and assistance in the area of forensic accounting.

Area lawyers recognized for volunteering

LISBON-In 2011, local volunteer attorneys provided free legal services to over 2,500 families in central northeast Ohio.

Cases were accepted for the purposes of preserving homes, providing economic stability and ensuring safety and health.

Community Legal Aid would like to acknowledge and thank the following 10 Columbiana County attorneys who generously donated their time and talents to assist clients in 2011: Stacey L. Alejars, Virginia Barborak, Shirley Christian, George A. Gbur, Tad Herold, Stephen A. Hill, Amanda Jo Jackson, R. Eric Kibler, Charles Parry and Constance L. Witt.

Community Legal Aid is dedicated to providing free, high quality civil legal services to those who would otherwise go without. Members of the local legal community are relied upon to join us in the mission and support work through the Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP). For more information about Community Legal Aid and how to become a volunteer, visit Low-income individuals with a legal problem can apply for help by visiting or by calling the HelpLine at 800-998-9454.



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