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AKRON CHILDREN’S OPENS NEW BOARDMAN SERVICE: Akron Children’s Hospital now offers adolescent medicine services in Boardman. Adolescent medicine specialist Dr. James Fitzgibbon has begun seeing patients at Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly Campus at 6505 Market St., Building C. He is available for patients, ages 9 to 24, providing services that include contraception services; evaluation and treatment of adolescent sexual health concerns; and evaluation and treatment of women’s reproductive health needs. For an appointment or questions, call 330-543-8538.

NATIONAL PAVING AWARD GIVEN FOR ROUTE 46 PROJECT: The National Asphalt Pavement Association announced that The Shelly Co., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Thornville, won a 2017 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement for the mill and overlay of state Route 46 in Trumbull County. The company paved most of the project, a two-lane rural road, during the day. For the traffic-congested area near state Route 82, however, it worked at night. Some project sections required milling and paving while other areas required only an overlay. The Shelly Co. overcame all challenges to produce a smooth, high-quality road.

SMALL BUSINESS SHOWCASE: Michael Diana, of the Trumbull County Land Bank, and Rick Stockburger, chief operating officer of Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center, or TBEIC, were two of the local participants in the city of Warren Small Business Showcase event held Friday at the TBEIC headquarters in downtown Warren.

About 100 professionals participated in several small-panel discussions and sessions with partnering federal loan experts from the Small Business Administration, Cleveland.

The organizations in attendance included professional representatives from area banks, universities, hospitals and government agencies. The four-hour event partnered the business incubator and the city of Warren and included breakout information sessions with the federal Small Business Association representatives as well as other energy and technology business, banking and government service officials.

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