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LABOR MUSEUM LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE: The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, 151 W. Wood St., Youngstown, has launched its new website — www.youngstownohiosteelmuseum.org/.

The improved site is a joint effort between center staff, graduate student interns in the history program at Youngstown State University and the AmeriCorps Ohio History Service Corps.

The website provides for greater accessibility and serve as a perpetual platform for the center to share virtual programming, educational activities and collections with the community. In addition, it will contain, updates on closures, upcoming events and other happenings.

The center collects, preserves and interprets industrial and labor history of the Mahoning Valley, the region and the state of Ohio and features hundreds of photographs representing labor, immigration and urban history.

WINE INDUSTRY WOMAN HONORED: Donniella Winchell, executive director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association, recently was given the Rich Smith Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions to the American grape and wine industry.

She is the first woman to receive the distinguished industry award.

Winchell has served the association since its founding in 1978, making her the longest-serving leader of a wine trade association in the U.S., and she is the past chair of the WineAmerica State and Regional Associations Advisory Council.

CHAMBER GROUP RAISES MONEY FOR OH WOW!: The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation helped raise $10,000 for OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology through fundraising in 2020.

The foundation hosted a VIP fundraiser with Majida Mourad, a vice president with Tellurian, the largest natural gas company in America, when she came to the Mahoning Valley to keynote the chamber’s Salute to Business Breakfast in late summer.

OH WOW! closed to the public in mid-March 2020 due to COVID-19 and has remained closed since then. President and Executive Director Suzanne Barbati and her team have spent the past several months installing new exhibits, including a permanent energy exhibit, House of Shine exhibit and a microelectronics exhibit in partnership with Youngstown State University.

The exhibits will be unveiled at the museum’s grand reopening on May 15.

The VIP fundraiser also generated $10,000 for the chamber’s economic development efforts, including those around attracting energy-sector jobs. Assisting with the fundraiser were the Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program, The Grand Resort, Dominion Energy, VEC, Highland Field Services and Encino Energy.

New businesses

THERAPY CENTER OPENS: Tudor Phoenix Physical Therapy has opened a new clinic in Niles at 2000 North Road NE.

The clinic provides physical therapy to treat orthopedic conditions, pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation, and work injuries. It also has a lymphedema suite with three private treatment rooms for lymphedema patients with a separate bariatric exercise area.

Phoenix Physical Therapy, which operates more than 140 clinics in 11 states, acquired Ohio-based Tudor Physical Therapy Centers in 2020. Tudor’s 11 clinics in the eastern Ohio area have been integrated into Phoenix, and a brand transition is in progress.

RIBBON CUT ON GALLERY: Gallery 18, 755 Mahoning Ave., second floor, Youngstown, is a new art company founded by artist Monica Vega in 2017 and recently celebrated the opening of ITS location.

Gallery 18 specializes in creating original perspectives on portraits, semifigurative, abstraction, furniture, mural design, historic renditions and biblically prophetic artwork.

Preview gallery hours, art workshops and class schedules at mygallery18.com or 330-623-3923.

People on the move

ZAMARY TO SERVE AT YSU’S WILLIAMSON: Craig J. Zamary, whose experience includes leadership positions of a world-class technology platform and a media company, is the entrepreneur in residence at the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University.

His primary focus will be on providing leadership for implementing the NASA Glenn T2U Commercialization initiative.

T2U (Technology Transfer University) will bring real-world, NASA-proven technologies into the classroom so business students can assess new markets and develop business plans for NASA technologies for commercial use.

Zamary, also a business consultant with the Ohio Small Business Development Center at YSU, was previously president of Fan Health Network, a technology platform. He also has been managing partner for US Wine Exports Company Ltd., president and chief executive of Green.TV, and a Fulbright Practitioner to Colombia.

ATTORNEY JOINS FIRM: Catherine “Katie” M. Stone recently joined the Brouse McDowell law firm at the Youngstown office in a counsel capacity.

Her practice focuses on estate planning and probate, business and real estate law. She has more than 16 years of law firm experience. She counsels clients on the creation of estate plans for each client’s individual needs and drafts all types of estate planning documents, from simple wills to complex trust agreements.

Her business law experience focuses on transactional work, primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting and negotiation, and general corporate law.

DR. JOINS CENTER: NOMS Ankle & Foot Care Centers recently added of Dr. Brendan Barrett to its staff of physicians and surgeons.

Barrett, who specializes in sports medicine and wound care, is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He will see patients in the group’s Boardman, Columbiana, Youngstown and East Liverpool offices.

He was raised in Poland and relocated to the area last fall.

NOMS Ankle & Foot Care Centers has physicians and surgeons serving patients at 18 offices in Alliance, Andover, Austintown, Boardman, Campbell, Champion, Columbiana, East Liverpool, Greenville, Pa., Niles, Poland, Ravenna, Salem, Struthers, Warren and Youngstown.

NEW AGENT: Howland native Giuseppe Musumeci has passed his real estate exam and has signed on with More Options Realty as a Realtor in the Mahoning Valley.

Musumeci, a 2018 Howland High School graduate, purchased his first home in 2019, which created his interest for the real estate profession. He will be working out of the firm’s Boardman office.


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