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August 21, 2011
The Herald-Star

VP: Robert Standardi has been named vice president and controller of Portage Community Bank.

The former Steubenville resident is a cum laude graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting, and a masters degree in business administration.

Standardi had previously served the firm of S.R. Snodgrass in Wexford, Pa.

He currently lives in Akron. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Standardi of Steubenville.

JOINS PRACTICE: Dr. Sarah Scalley, an optometrist and Toronto native, has joined the practice of Dr. Ronald Downing, owner of the Sunrise Vision Clinic, 1805 Maple Ave., Zanesville.

Scalley earned her doctoral degree from the Ohio State University College of Optometry in June. She earned her undergraduate degree from Otterbein College, where she majored in life science and pre-medicine, graduating cum laude with honors. She also was an Alpha Lambda honorary and a member of the Mortar Board society.

She graduated from Toronto High School, where she received a number of awards, including the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award, and was valedictorian of her class.

She provided vision therapy and low-vision treatment for patients with macular degeneration and other eye conditions while at Ohio State, and has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating children's binocular vision problems and working with children with traumatic brain injuries.

Her training also includes vision care for veterans at the Hampton, Va., Veterans Affairs Medical Center and for patients at Baymeadows Vision Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

HOSPITAL OFFICIAL: Sister Nancy Ferguson of the Order of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania has joined Trinity Health System as director of mission integration.

Keith Murdock, Trinity spokesman, said she will assist in the development and implementation of mission plans, coordinate missions, pastoral care and community activities for Trinity Health System on behalf of her order.

She has worked at various places in Ohio, Indianapolis and New Mexico. She has served as an administrative secretary, associate pastor, pastoral associate, houseparent and pastoral associate.

LEAVING BUSINESS: David Cook, who has been in management of a variety of area restaurants for the past 35 years, left the restaurant business Friday with his last day as manager of the Applebee's off John Scott Highway, where he had been manager for a decade.

"I just want everyone over the years at all the different places to know I will miss them," Cook, of Steubenville, said. He said he will be pursuing a career outside the restaurant business.

In addition to Applebee's, Cook's resume included stints in management at Arby's, York Steakhouse and Don's Restaurant.

NEW SERVICE: Go Green American Recycling Center, a subsidiary of Ewusiak Development, has added the ability to accept shingles, concrete, asphalt and waste oil for recycling at its facility, 1900 Commercial Ave., Mingo Junction.

Scotty Ewusiak, president of the company, said the service addition is part of his plans to continue to grow the company.

Materials are accepted between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call Go Green at (740) 535-2071. The Mingo Junction facility also houses Ewusiak Aggregate, which recycles concrete and slag. Ewusiak's operations have been in business for more than 20 years.

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