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February 10, 2013
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

CHOSEN: Clifford K. Harmon is the new chief executive officer at Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz.

A Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, Harmon earned a master's degree in public health, hospital administration from the University of Pittsburgh, a master of science degree in biochemical research from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and a bachelor of science degree in biology from Ohio State University.

He has held executive leadership positions at hospitals throughout Ohio, including Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton, Hocking Valley Community Hospital in Logan, Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center in Findlay and Bluffton Community Hospital in Bluffton.

At Harrison, he succeeds Terry M. Carson, who retired after more than 20 years as CEO.

Harmon and his wife, Gail, have four children and will be relocating to Harrison County.

FREE HELP: Franciscan University of Steubenville accounting students continue a quarter-century long tradition of assisting Ohio Valley residents with their income tax forms.

From Feb. 19 to April 13, students will offer free e-filing assistance to local tax filers at a help site located at center court in Fort Steuben Mall.

The students have completed an income tax course and passed an IRS training course through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Students will prepare forms 1040EZ, 1040A, 1040 schedules A, B and D and forms for calculating education, child care and earned-income credits. The free assistance is available to taxpayers with an income up to $51,000.

The tax assistance site will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

The help site will be closed from March 9-18 and from March 28 to April 1 due to spring and Easter breaks.

RECOGNIZED: Billy Petrella, an independent financial adviser, is now a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, signifying he exceeded the income production requirement of $99,000 for the calendar year of 2012.

Petrella, 25, is a graduate of Catholic Central High School and Eastern Gateway Community College, where he was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

He went on to major in finance and minored in international business at Robert Morris University, and in 2012 graduated from the university's master's degree in the organizational studies department.

The Million Dollar Round Table, founded in 1927, is the premier association of financial professionals, an international, independent association of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals working in 79 countries.

Petrella also is co-owner/operator of Village Sleep Center, 2528 Sunset Blvd. in Steubenville, and president of C. William Industries LTD, an Ohio based real-estate holding firm.

He and his wife, Nikki, make their home in Steubenville.

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