Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Facebook | Twitter | Home RSS


June 30, 2013
Salem News

Jackson completes PhD

work at Cincinnati

CINCINNATI - James "J.R." Jackson, a 2003 graduate of Lisbon David Anderson, recently completed a PhD in biomedical engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

His dissertation was titled, "On the influence of PI(4,5)P2 and PI(3,4,5)P3-enriched lipid rafts on exocytosis," and involved the study of the molecular mechanisms of learning and memory in the brain.

Prior to his graduate studies, he also graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Youngstown State University in 2007. He is currently living in Cincinnati and seeking employment in the biomedical instrumentation field.


Mellot inducted into

Alpha Sigma Lambda

CANTON - Mindy Mellot of Salem was recently inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda with a grade point average of 3.966.

She graduated on May 4 from Malone University with a bachelor's degree in organizational management (management major) and is currently employed at PTC Alliance in Alliance.

Mellott is the daughter of Sharon (Mark) Sobek and Ed (Kathy) Mellott, all of Washingtonville.


Local students earn

Muskingum degrees

NEW CONCORD - The following area students graduated from Muskingum University on May 11 during commencement exercises held on the campus in New Concord.

East Liverpool: Cory Hrycko, majored in psychology and sociology.

Minerva: Jered Hochadel, majored in nursing.

Wellsville: Sara Shallcross, majored in digital media design.


Smith achieves dean's list

at St. Mary's College

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Ind., has named Rebecca Smith to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester. She is the daughter of Tim and Vicki Smith of Rogers.

To earn academic honors at St. Mary's, a student must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, have at least 12 graded credit hours, no incompletes, and no grades lower than a C.


Local students earn

degrees from Akron

AKRON - Nearly 3,000 students graduated from the University of Akron in the spring 2013. Local graduates and their degrees include:

Alliance: Morgan Underwood, accounting; Adam Hoff, biomedical engr-biomech/coop; Kimberly Sweitzer, business and org commun-PR; Kellie Hays, child and adolescent HNP-primary; Samuel Dudek, civil engineering; Robert McCann, civil engineering; Aaron Nervi, computer engineering; Jason Ulbricht, computer engineering; Daniel Pinkerton, computer IS-programming spec; Alec Fuchs, finance-corporate finl mgmt; Daniel Bogunovich, finance-financial services; Angella Kerns, hospitality mgmt-culin arts; Devin Dickerhoof, mechanical engineering; Thomas Sams, mechanical engr-coop edu; Victor Wilhelm, mechanical engr-coop edu; Kristen Bugara, social work; Danielle Sotcan, social work-adv standing prog; Brooke Riley, special educ: mild to moderate; Courtney Legros, special educ: mod to intensive; Steven Metzger, statistics-actuarial science; Matthew Gibbons, surveying and mapping.

Beloit: James Held, mechanical engr -coop edu.

Columbiana: Nancy Woodruff, teaching training.

East Liverpool: Sarah Booth, integrated marketing communication; Amanda Allmon, nursing.

Hanoverton: Kaylin Fillman, nursing.

Leetonia: Lisa Sheets, exercise science-pre-physical therapy; Helen Dauka, business and org comm-PR; Abbey Votaw, exercise science-pre-physical therapy; Laura Walker, psychology.

Minerva: Joshua Fick, accounting-accelerated BS/MSA; Joshua Fick, accounting-accelerated BS/MSA; Douglas Granger, applied politics; Nicholas Berger, mechanical engineering.

Negley: David Eichler, computer IS-networking.

Salem: Tyler Hall, accounting; Jonathan Lee, biomedical engr-biomechanics; Jordan Manser, business and org commun-PR; Andrew Frankhouser, civil engineering-thesis opt; Philip Smith, clinical mental health counseling; Erik Cibula, computer IS-networking; Adam Lewis, exercise science-pre-physical therapy; Joshua Dustman, middle level edu-math/soc st; Jonathon Morris, middle level education.

Sebring: Tamra Pelleman, business and Org Comm-Org

Wellsville: David Ramsey, exercise science-pre-physical therapy; Bonnie Taylor, geography/geography information science-thesis.


MCCTC students

advance to nationals

CANFIELD - Eighteen students from the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center have advanced to the Health Occupation Students of America National Competition after competing at the state competition.

Students advancing to nationals are:

Canfield: Second Place Biotech, Queen-Amina Chijide.

South Range: Third Place Extemporaneous Speaking, Christian Shedosky; Third Place Medical Assisting, Katie Taylor.

The students traveled to compete at the 2013 HOSA National Leadership Conference June 28-29 in Nashville, Tenn. The HOSA organization at MCCTC is comprised of students from the biotechnology, exercise science, health tech prep and medical occupations programs.


Morrow earns Academic

All-OAC recognition

SALEM - A.J. Morrow, son of Ray and Kay Morrow of Salem, earned Academic All-OAC Honors this spring.

He has a 3.67 grade point average as a student-athlete on the University of Mount Union men's varsity track team. He was also named to the dean's list for the 2012-13 fall and spring semesters.

A 2011 United Local graduate, Morrow is a sophomore at Mount majoring in mathematics with a minor in education.


Area students named

to dean's list at Ashland

ASHLAND - The following local residents are on the dean's list for the spring semester at Ashland University:

Minerva: Jennifer Hall, majoring in business management, daughter of Ralph and Theresa Hall and a 2010 graduate of Malvern High School.

Salem - Jakeb Gonci, majoring in supply chain management, son of Andrew and Gillian Gonci and a 2010 graduate of West Branch High School.


Solmen earns U.S.

Honor Student Award

SALEM -The United States Achievement Academy announced that student Trey Solmen of Southeast Elementary School has been recognized as a United States Honor Student Award winner, and named an All-American Scholar.

He is the son of Willis and Melissa Brink of Salem, and grandson of Jeff and Eva Cross of Salem, and the late Jan Solmen.


Hill named to dean's list

at Westminster College

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Amber Hill, a senior mathematics major, has been added to the spring semester's dean's lists of accomplishments at Westminster College.

She is a daughter of Mary Hill and a graduate of East Palestine High School.


KSU Salem students

receive scholarships

SALEM - Three students from Kent State University at Salem received scholarships during the recent Ohio Insurance Institute's Insurance Education Day in Columbus.

The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation awarded scholarships to Katelyn Moore of East Liverpool, George Bosworth of Lisbon; and Angela Moroni of Salem.

Moore received the Insurance Education Day Scholarship, valued at $1,500. She is the first KSU student to declare insurance studies as a major, which is a new bachelor's degree program that began last fall on the Salem campus and the first of its kind in Ohio. She graduated in 2010 from Beaver Local High School and is also seeking an associate's of applied business degree in business management technology at KSU.

Bosworth and Maroni each received the $1,000 Elizabeth A. Kocur Memorial Scholarship.

Bosworth graduates this month with an associate's of applied business degree in business management. He will return to KSU to earn bachelor degrees in insurance studies and business management. He is a 2002 graduate of David Anderson High School in Lisbon.

Maroni also is working to earn dual bachelor's degrees in insurance studies and accounting. She is a 1997 graduate of Salem High School.

Carol Blaine, lead faculty for the insurance studies program at KSU, attended the event with the students. Also attending was Michelle Quinn of Salem, a student majoring in business management.

"It was an honor to accompany these students to the Insurance Education Day and to see their academic accomplishments recognized by leaders in the Ohio insurance industry," said Blaine. "They certainly represent excellence in action."

The conference included educational sessions on current topics such as natural gas drilling, distracted driving, hail damage testing and an arson dog demonstration. Students could also meet insurance professionals from various insurance companies throughout Ohio.

The insurance studies program at KSU is the only such program in Ohio. Students can take classes online or at any KSU regional campus. For information about the degree program, visit; email; or call 877-KENT.EDU (877-536-8338).


Green Team, Damascus

Elementary recognized

DAMASCUS - The Mahoning County Green Team and Damascus Elementary School have been selected by the United States Environmetal Protection Agency to win WasteWise awards for their 2012 waste reduction programs.

The Green Team is being recognized as the 2012 WasteWise Local Government Partner of the Year Honorable Mention award winner. It is the fourth time in seven years that the Green Team has won a WasteWise award. Highlights of Green Team activities include curbside recycling, drop-off recycling, business recycling, special materials recycling, and a comprehensive public outreach program.

Damascus Elementary School is being recognized as the 2012 WasteWise School Partner of the Year award winner. It is the fifth time in six years that Damascus has won a WasteWise award. Highlights of the Damascus program involve a wide array of waste reduction projects. These projects include recycling comingled fibers, food and beverage cans, plastic containers, household batteries, eye glasses, cell phones, ink jets, and phone books. These projects also include donating shredded paper to local farmers for re-use and upcycling drink pouches through Terracycle's "Drink Pouch Brigade."

The Mahoning County Green Team is honored and proud of all of the accomplishments achieved through the US EPA WasteWise partnership program.

For more information about EPA's WasteWise program and how you can become a member call the Green Team at 330-740-2060 or visit the WasteWise Web site at


Local students receive

degrees at Westminster

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Approximately 400 Westminster College students earned dean's list recognition for the 2013 spring semester.

Local students include:

Canfield: Selena Dasari, a sophomore neuroscience major, daughter of Amar Dasari and Melissa Rocci, Shaker Heights, and a graduate of Canfield High School; Nicholas Reinthaler, a senior biochemistry major, son of Joseph and Linda Reinthaler and a graduate of Canfield High School.

East Palestine: Liesl Groubert, a senior music education major, daughter of Trudi Todd and a graduate of East Palestine High School; Shane Peterson, a senior biology major, son of Lance Peterson and a graduate of East Palestine High School.

Minerva: Leanna Rinehart, a junior molecular biology major, daughter of Annette Rinehart and a graduate of Minerva High School.

Petersburg: Cody Ortz, a senior music education major, son of William and Connie Ortz and a graduate of Springfield Local High School.


Hoffman, Kaplan named

to O. Wesleyan dean's list

DELAWARE - Ohio Wesleyan University has released its 2013 spring semester dean's list. To qualify for dean's list recognition, Ohio Wesleyan students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes. Local residents earning dean's list recognition are:

Alliance: Kaley Hoffman and Ryan Kaplan.


Local students achieve

dean's list at Akron

AKRON - The following local students made the University of Akron's dean's list for the spring semester.

Alliance: Leigh Ann Andreani, Olive Busson, Nicholas Caruso, Devin Dickerhoof, Ean Dickerhoof, Samuel Dudek, Logan Flickinger, Alec Fuchs, Adam George, Matthew Gibbons, Emily Holbrook, Mark Huebner, Brooke Jarvis, Angella Kerns, Cody King, Taylor Kress, Asha Lanham, Robert McCann, Steven Metzger, Abigail Miller, Lindsea Moore, Brennen Morrison, Aaron Nervi, Daniel Pinkerton, David Preas, Roy Quinn, Thomas Sams, Edwin Sarver, Luke Smith, Joshua Stillwell, Kimberly Sweitzer, Morgan Underwood, Victor Wilhelm, Michael Williams, Bailey Willis, John Wirth.

Beloit: James Held, Katie Whinnery.

Columbiana: Anthony Colella, Shelby Daniszewski, Alyssa Hamilton,Dominic Iudiciani, Hannah Reeser, Kyle Shaffer, Haden Solmen, Jacob VanFossan, Nancy Woodruff.

East Liverpool: Amanda Allmon, Sarah Booth, Alan Bowdler, Courtney Dawson, Nicolette Ferlaino, Katie Rotellini, Jordan Steele, Clinton Taubert, Mallory Waggle.

Hanoverton: Hillary Hoppel, Alyssa Myers.

Homeworth: Katherine Wallace.

Leetonia: Abey Blue Duke, Jakob Leon, Wesley Spencer, Danielle Welton.

Lisbon: Helen Dauka, Clinton Householder, Alexa Raymond, Abbey Votaw, Courtney Votaw.

Minerva: Nicole Everetts, Matthew Granger, Jacob Lambert, John Leidner, Michael Williams.

New Waterford: Kilani Amabile.

Petersburg: Jason Horn.

Salem: Aaron Beabout, Kyle Costal, Jon Deamicis, Courtney Driscoll, Samuel Flinn, Timothy Frankhouser, Christina Gentile, Amanda Hepfner, Adam Lewis, Jordan Manser, Stephen Navarra, Eric Razo, Megan Smith, Karli Utt.

Sebring: Kayla Hurford.

Wellsville: David Ramsey, Rachel Vallera.


Local students graduate

from Ohio Christian U.

CIRCLEVILLE - The following local students have graduated from Ohio Christian University.

East Liverpool: Jodi Adkins, associate's of arts in business management.

Salineville: Robert Minor, bachelor's of arts in leadership and ministry. Minor was awarded the Pinnacle Honor Society.


Roberts chosen for

Thailand study program

SALEM - A local resident has been selected to participate in summer 2013 global graduate studies in Thailand.

Beginning in early July, Canfield High School staff member Paula Roberts of Salem will study Buddhism and conservation in Thailand. More information about her course is located at

The graduate courses from Miami University's Project Dragonfly are based on Earth Expeditions, which has engaged more than 1,400 people since 2004 in firsthand educational and scientific research at critical conservation field sites in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas. More information is located at


Area students selected

as University Scholars

YOUNGSTOWN - The following area residents have been named University Scholars at Youngstown State University, the university's most prestigious scholarship award:

Beloit: Sarah Pigza, a graduate of West Branch High School.

Columbiana: Kyle Bryan, graduate of Columbiana High School' and Cassidy Stoddard, a graduate of Columbiana High School.

Salem: William Erskine, a graduate of Salem High School; Michael Gagnon, a graduate of Salem High School.

The University Scholars program, started in 1993 under the leadership of then YSU President Leslie H. Cochran, is a full-tuition, room-and-board scholarship awarded annually to 40 of the best and brightest high school graduates throughout the nation.

Funded by the YSU Foundation, the Scholars program boasts more than 650 alumni and is widely recognized for producing some of YSU's most successful graduates. In all, the program has attracted students from 19 states and six foreign countries. More than 300 of them were at the top of their high school classes when they came to YSU. Nearly 100 Scholar graduates have either completed or are in the process of completing a terminal degree.



I am looking for:
News, Blogs & Events Web