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FOUNDATION PRESIDENT NAMED COMMODORE: Guy Coviello, president of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation, is among 44 people in the state recently inducted into the Association of Ohio Commodores.

The association is a group of individuals recognized by the governor of Ohio with the state’s most distinguished honor, the Executive Order of the Ohio Commodore. Each year, Ohioans are recognized for their business accomplishment, acumen and leadership with this prestigious honor.

He oversees the chamber’s foundation, including programs that help with economic prosperity and quality of life. Coviello joined the chamber in 2014 as vice president of government affairs and, in 2018, was appointed to the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission.

DOMINION ANNOUNCES RATES: Dominion Energy Ohio’s rates for its Standard Choice and Standard Service offers will be $2.37 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf). The new rates are $1.33, or 35.9 percent, less than the January 2019 rates of $3.71 per Mcf. The rates are also down 31 cents per, or 11.6 percent, from the December 2019 rates of $2.69 per Mcf.

The average residential customer’s bill for the month of January 2020 would be $86.55, down $19.86, or 18.7 percent, from $106.41 in January 2019.

New Businesses

ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER OPEN: BrightView, which provides outpatient treatment for substance use disorder, has opened a clinic at 124 E. Market St., Warren.

BrightView has 13 locations: Canton, Akron, Cincinnati, Chillicothe, Dayton, Columbus, Toledo, Springfield, Wilmington and Warren. Centers in Youngstown and Ashtabula will open in the next few months.

Centers provide addiction medicine, individual and group counseling and wraparound social support services. Clinicians and counselors serve patients six days a week. Treatment programs are personalized to each patient’s history and the severity of their disease.

People or families seeking help can call BrightView at 833-510-4357 anytime. Medicaid, Medicare and all major insurances are accepted.

People on the Move

VALLOUREC NAMES OFFICIAL: Vallourec USA Corporation has named Patrick Kiraly as North America director of automation and data.

In the new role, Kiraly is responsible for the development of the company’s Industry 4.0 strategy regarding the use of technological resources and best practices for innovation in industrial processes based on automation, data management, additive manufacturing and artificial intelligence to manage the improvement and support the region’s industrial performance.

He joined Vallourec’s subsidiary Vallourec Star in 2010. Prior to joining Vallourec, Kiraly worked for Delphi Corporation, where he was awarded two U.S. patents, was the recipient of the Boss Kettering Award — General Motors’ highest award for technical innovation — and inducted into Delphi’s Innovation Hall of Fame.

YBI STAFFER HEADS BOARD: Corey Patrick, director of marketing and communications for the Youngstown Business Incubator, was named recently board president for the Walnut Grove, the Mahoning Valley’s accessible and inclusive playground. He takes over for Amanda Watanakunakorn.

Other board members are Karen Conkey, Greg Boerio, Sharlynn Fabiilli, Lorene Pfahler, Dan Procopio and Cody Stoll.

STEWARD ADDS DOCTOR: Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren and Steward Medical Group have brought on P.Y. Solanki, a board-certified physician in internal medicine. His clinical interests are in geriatric and adolescent medicine, diabetes and osteoporosis screening.

Solanki earned his medical degree from Vaishampayan Memorial Medical College in Solapur, India. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at both Northeast Ohio Medical University and Avalon University.

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