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June 9, 2013
Salem News

Riley graduates from OSU with doctor of pharmacy degree

COLUMBUS - Salem High graduate Ryan Riley has successfully completed the Pharm-D program at The Ohio State University.

He graduated with a doctor of pharmacy degree during spring commencement held May 5 at Ohio Stadium.

He has started his career with Target in Reynoldsburg, Ohio as the manager of pharmacy. He has taken up residency in Hilliard, just outside of Columbus.

He is the son of Rohn and Carol Riley, and grandson of Donald and Patricia Riley, all of Salem; and the grandson of the late Ray and Jane Thomas of Boardman.


Leetonia Class of 2013 scholarship winners

LEETONIA - The Leetonia Class of 2013 local scholarship winners have been announced.

Nakoa Anderson: Rance Family Scholarship ($500), American Legion Robert C. McCoy Memorial Scholarship ($1,000), American Legion Dennis Ferry Memorial Scholarship ($500).

Miranda Baker: Leetonia Masonic Lodge #401 ($500).

Bethany Basich: Columbiana County Farm Bureau Scholarship ($1000), Woods Family Alumni Scholarship ($500), Leetonia Area Sports Association Scholarship ($250).

Brandon Dattilio: Rance Family Scholarship ($500), Leetonia Eagles ($1000).

Autumn Davis: Fraternal Order of Police Quaker Lodge #88: ($1,000).

Delaney Gardner: Columbiana County Coaches Association ($500), Ruritan's Dilbert Sitler Memorial Scholarship ($1,000), Rosemary Jeswald Smith Memorial Scholarship ($1,000).

Nicole Halverstadt: Leetonia Eagles ($1,000), Leetonia Education Association-Ken Myers Memorial Scholarship ($500), Leetonia High School Alumni Scholarship ($1,000).

Emilie LaVogue: American Legion Robert C. McCoy Memorial Scholarship ($1,000), Leetonia Eagles ($500).

Ashley Mesmer: Leetonia-Salem Township Historical Society ($1,000), Ruritan's George Trombitas Memorial Scholarship ($1,000), Class of 1955 Scholarship ($500), Perkins/Tortora Memorial Scholarship ($1,000), Band Boosters Scholarship ($200).

Luke Nappi: Travis Ryan "Make a Difference" Scholarship ($400), Wilhelm Math Recognition Scholarship ($50), Band Boosters Scholarship ( $500), Red Cross Scholarship ($250).

Zachary Renier: Salem Elks Scholarship ($1,000).

Jessica Russell: Pearce Foundation Scholarship ($8,000), Jackie Batcha Memorial Scholarship ($250), Kornbau Family Scholarship ($500).

McKinzie Smith: Coca-Cola Scholarship ($1,000), Ruritan's Galen Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship ($1,000).

Ian Stecker: Salem Elks Scholarship ($1,000), Columbiana County Coaches Association Scholarship ($500), Leetonia Board of Education Scholarship ($500), Leetonia Area Sports Scholarship ($250), Dr. Paul Conrad and Paul W. Conrad Jr. Memorial Scholarship ($1,000), Wilbur Couchie Scholarship ($1,000), Youngstown Lion's Club Rita Merz Memorial Scholarship ($800), American Legion Dennis Ferry Memorial Scholarship ($250), Band Booster's Scholarship ($500), American Red Cross scholarship ($250).

Kelsie Valentine: American Legion Robert C. McCoy Scholarship ($1,000), Leetonia Eagles 1496 ($500), Ed Smith Memorial Scholarship ($1,000), American Legion Dennis Ferry Memorial Scholarship ($500) and Alexander Eastek Memorial Scholarship ($500).


Leffel graduates with honors from The Ohio State University

COLUMBUS - Jaclyn Leffel graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University with a bachelor's of science in education.

She majored in special education, focusing on students with mild to moderate disabilities.

Jaclyn is the daughter of David Leffel and Melanie Dolak, both of Leetonia. During her four years at OSU, she was the recipient of the Trustee's Scholarship, Hathaway Education Scholarship, and Buker Elementary Education Scholarship.

She is a 2009 graduate of Leetonia High School.


MCCTC students earn gold medals at state competition

CANFIELD - Students in the culinary arts program and the early childhood education program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center took high honors at the state Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (CFCCLA) competition.

Krystal Means of Jackson Milton took home a gold medal and placed first overall in the Toys that Teach event. Fellow students Kayli Dean of Western Reserve won a gold medal in the Language and Literacy event and Marissa Edwards of Sebring won a silver medal in the Toys that Teach event.

In addition, the Senior Culinary Arts Team received a Gold Medal Rating and placed fourth overall. Members of the team are Catlyn Walker of Struthers, Sam Kosec of Canfield and Erika Rigby of Canfield.

Students were led by Early Childhood Education Instructor Julie Pagnotta and Culinary Arts Instructor Matt Putzier.

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Kuffel, Career Development Supervisor, at 330-729-4120.


Restifo chosen for General Electric graduate program

YOUNGSTOWN - Adam J. Restifo has been selected for the General Electric Mechanical Systems Graduate Program.

Restifo graduated summa cum laude from Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

He will earn his master's degree in mechanical engineering at Gannon University while working for GE Transportation in Erie, Pennsylvania.

He is a 2009 graduate of David Anderson High School and the son of Jim and Cathy Restifo of Lisbon.


Kelvington named to dean's list at Youngstown State University

YOUNGTOWN - Leighann Kelvington, a 2012 graduate of East Palestine High School, was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Youngstown State University.

Leighann is majoring in early childhood education, and is the daughter of Ron and Jenni Kelvington.


Steer will pursue master's degree in divinity at Duke University

CANTON - The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences has announces that four recent graduates will all be heading to Duke University in the fall to pursue studies toward the master's degree in divinity.

Marcus Steer of Beloit, who graduated magna cum laude on May 4 with a bachelor's degree in Bible and theology and philosophy double major, with a biblical languages minor, is among the group.



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