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AKRON CHILDREN’S EXPANSION READY: Akron Children’s Hospital will welcome families to a newly expanded outpatient space at its Beeghly campus.

The 9,300-square-foot Building A at the hospital, 6505 Market St., has 20 exam rooms, three assessment rooms and staff work space. There is also a room set up for allergy shots and food challenges, and another room for procedures. The project was $2.5 million.

Specialties that will be based in the new space are gastroenterology, allergy, pediatric surgery, adolescent medicine, endocrinology and healthy active living. Appointments are available.

MERCY HEALTH HOSPITALS RECOGNIZED: Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has named Mercy Health’s St. Elizabeth Youngstown, St. Elizabeth Boardman and St. Joseph Warren hospitals Blue Distinction Centers for knee and hip replacement.

Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.

Nationwide, 507 hospitals were awarded the distinction.

HOSPITAL EARNS BEST WORKPLACE RECOGNITION: Akron Children’s Hospital was named by ERC as one of northeast Ohio’s best places to work. This is the 14th time Children’s has earned a NorthCoast 99 award.

NorthCoast 99 recognizes 99 workplaces in the region for their efforts to attract, develop, retain and motivate their top performers.

YBI OFFERS FREE TRAINING: The Youngstown Business Incubator is offering additive-manu- facturing education and training classes, in-person and webinars, for students and employees of companies in counties with the Appalachian Region.

The trainings are designed to elevate the current and upcoming workforce with diversified skills in the growing additive manufacturing Industry.

There are three: Additive 101 – Printing Basics in-person 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and online 1 to 3 p.m. Friday; Advanced Materials 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 13, a webinar; and AM for Tooling Applications 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 23, a webinar.

The links to register are for today https://www.eventbrite.com/e/awet-additive-101-printing-basics-in-person-training-tickets-121275007813; Oct. 2, https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5498960425854616 079; Nov. 13, https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8791830625276448527; and Oct. 23, https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1226858573665972751.

The Appalachian counties include Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Holmes, Jefferson, Harrison, Coshocton, Muskingum, Guernsey, Belmont, Perry, Hocking, Athens, Meigs, Morgan, Noble, Monroe, Washington, Vinton, Jackson, Gallia, Lawrence, Ross, Pike, Scioto, Highland, Adams, Brown and Clermont.

New Businesses

STATE FARM OFFICE OPEN: The newest State Farm Insurance office, operated by agent Rob Donahue, is at 183 W. Market St., in downtown Warren.

Donahue, who specializes in home, auto, health and life insurance, earned his degree in education from Youngstown State University, has been a high school basketball referee for 15 years and coached high school basketball and football for more than 20 years.

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