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April 7, 2013
The Herald-Star

NEW MEMBER: Dr. Doyoung Choi is going to join Dr. Howard Peterson in his orthodontic practice in Steubenville.

Choi completed her undergraduate studies at Wheeling Jesuit University and then graduated from dental school at West Virginia University in 2010.

She'll complete her post-graduate orthodontic studies in April, after which she will join Peterson at his practice located at 601 Brady Ave.

New patients are now being accepted. A complimentary exam is available by calling (740) 283-3641.

KUDOS: Slot attendant Kathy Chambers-Shannon was named Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort's Team Member of the Quarter during a recent luncheon.

Chambers-Shannon was honored for her professionalism and respect in all aspects of her position, the company said.

She also was selected in 2011 as team member of the month for the slot department.

Jason Pugh, manager of slot operations at Mountaineer, said Chambers-Shannon "goes above and beyond what we as a company expect from our team members, and she always goes out of her way to assist guests and make them feel comfortable while at Mountaineer."

Others who were nominated were Cassandra Armstrong, resort operations; Krista Beatty, maintenance; Leonard Burgess, resort operations; Sabrina Croskey, food and beverage; Josh Fiest, security; Marianne Gilham, tables; Ronald Harvey, food and beverage; Jason McKinnon, food and beverage; Marty Roth, tables; Tammy Smith, food and beverage; and Claire Thayer, food and beverage.

Team members are nominated by their specific department, and the winner is selected by management.

GREEN: ArcelorMittal USA has earned its sixth consecutive ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy give the award to companies that demonstrate continuous growth, energy management accomplishments and a commitment to energy efficiency.

Since 2006, ArcelorMittal USA has reduced energy costs by more than $165 million through focused improvements in energy management. In 2012 alone, ArcelorMittal achieved a 1.87 percent reduction in energy intensity for U.S. operations compared to 2011, which is the equivalent of powering 141,648 homes for a year.

ArcelorMittal USA President Mike Rippey said the distinction "truly exemplifies our commitment to producing safe, sustainable steel."

"Energy is one of the most expensive factors in the steelmaking process," he said. "By continuing to identify and implement innovative energy solutions, we will further reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect the environment and natural resources and improve the sustainability of our operations."

ArcelorMittal's blast furnace operations partially reduced the use of coal and coke approximately 5.3 percent by fuel switching to natural gas.

Nationwide, the company also reduced electricity intensity per liquid steel ton approximately 5.0 percent in 2012 compared to 2011, and completed several notable energy projects, including four capitally funded projects that will produce more than $20.4 million of ongoing annual savings.

James Taylor, one of ArcelorMittal Weirton's Local Energy Champions, said energy efficiency "is a top priority because it creates a more sustainable business while helping to create a healthier and more sustainable community."

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