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Trinity West – Hiring

Trinity Health System is seeking an Internal Medicine physician to expand their services in the Wintersville, Ohio area. Requires current Ohio medical license, completion of Internal Medicine Residency. For more information contact Steve Brown, sbrown@trinityhealth.com.

Gina Ruegg joins father in family automotive business

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent

 

Gina Ruegg (right) recently joined her father, Ron (left) in the family business, Ruegg Automotive.

MALVERN – Ron Ruegg Automotive continues to grow to meet the demands for automotive repair in the community.

Ron established his business in 1999 behind his home just down the road from where his current modern, up-to-date business is now located at 6117 Alliance Rd. NW (SR 183), just outside of Malvern.

In 2001, the demand for automotive repairs led him to build a 7,500 square foot garage. The new building includes 11 service  bays and the work is handled by six technicians and a total of 10 employees.

“Everything was great, and then 911 hit.  It changed everything a lot, but we were here, ready to work, and we went on.  And the business grew,” said Ron.

“We all worked.  We helped paint, and do whatever needed done. It was really fun stuff.  I never dreamed about anything but working here. I started when I was 12,” said Ron’s daughter, Gina.

Grubbs promoted to VP position at Consumers

MINERVA—Consumers National Bank has announced that the Board of Directors approved the promotion of Sarah Grubbs, agricultural loan officer, to the level of vice president.

Grubbs joined Consumers National Bank’s commercial lending department in 2012 and has been highly successful in developing and assisting new agricultural clients throughout the bank’s market.

Grubbs, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from The Ohio State University, has experience in owning and operating a 160-acre family farm in Jefferson County. Throughout her educational and professional career, she has gained extensive knowledge and experience in several agriculture sectors including poultry, dairy, cattle, swine, and grazing programs.

“Sarah has helped many of our farming customers grow their operations over the years. Her customer service and involvement in the local agricultural community personify the bank’s mission, vision, and values. With this appointment the board acknowledges the leadership position that Sarah has assumed at Consumers National Bank and in the community,” said Ralph J. Lober, II, president & CEO.

Consumers Bank opens doors in Bergholz

Participants in a ribbon cutting ceremony at Consumers National Bank’s new branch in Bergholz are shown above.  From left are: Ralph J. Lober, II, president & CEO, Consumers National Bank; Gary Griffith, mayor of Bergholz; Mike Schmuck, director, Consumers Bancorp, Inc.; Terri McConnaughy, sales and service manager, Consumers National Bank; Laurie McClellan, chairman of the board, Consumers Bancorp, Inc.; John Furey, vice chairman, Consumers Bancorp, Inc.; Derek Williams, senior vice president, Consumers National Bank.

Participants in a ribbon cutting ceremony at Consumers National Bank’s new branch in Bergholz are shown above.
From left are: Ralph J. Lober, II, president & CEO, Consumers National Bank; Gary Griffith, mayor of Bergholz; Mike Schmuck, director, Consumers Bancorp, Inc.; Terri McConnaughy, sales and service manager, Consumers National Bank; Laurie McClellan, chairman of the board, Consumers Bancorp, Inc.; John Furey, vice chairman, Consumers Bancorp, Inc.; Derek Williams, senior vice president, Consumers National Bank.

Consumers National Bank marked the opening of a new full-service branch office at 256 Second St., Bergholz, with a ribbon cutting ceremony May 8. The new location marks the bank’s first location in Jefferson County and the 13th branch in its network.

“Opening this new office in Bergholz enables Consumers National Bank to serve new personal, business, and agricultural customers in northern Jefferson County, southern Columbiana and eastern Carroll counties. By expanding into Jefferson County, we are demonstrating our commitment to bringing community banking to under-served, but viable markets,” said Ralph J. Lober, II, president and CEO of Consumers National Bank.

The new location will bring three full-time jobs to the area. Terri McConnaughy, the new Bergholz sales and service manager, has many years of banking experience. As a Bergholz resident herself, she also brings knowledge of the local market to her position. “I am very excited to be working with my neighbors and local businesses again. As a local community bank, Consumers National Bank will provide the personalized customer service that Jefferson County residents will appreciate,” said McConnaughy.

Salem Propane opens Minerva facility

Employees of Salem Propane are shown above at the newly purchased bulk propane storage plant in Minerva. From left are: Caleb Swope, operations; Dick McElroy, sales; and John Baker, owner.

Employees of Salem Propane are shown above at the newly purchased bulk propane storage plant in Minerva. From left are: Caleb Swope, operations; Dick McElroy, sales; and John Baker, owner.

Salem Propane based out of Salem, Ohio is a locally owned and independent company that has been serving residential, agriculture and commercial customers in Northeast Ohio for over 10 years. They are excited to announce they will be expanding and offering service to a whole new area of customers by acquiring a new 30,000 gallon bulk propane storage plant operation located in Minerva.

“The Minerva location is a great addition to the company’s existing propane operations in Salem. It allows us to continue to expand and bring our friendly local service at the lowest possible prices to customers in the Minerva, Malvern, Carrollton, East Canton, Summitville, Kensington, Mechanicstown and surrounding area. We always put the customer first,” said John Baker, Salem Propane owner.

Salem Propane is different than other propane companies and works hard to pass cost savings on to its customers by not charging any extra fees, according to Baker, “It’s very simple. The price we give the customer is the price the customer pays per gallon with no extra fees. That’s it. Our focus is serving the customer and being friendly. We’ve heard many stories from new customers how they saved hundreds of dollars by switching to us. Plus we typically deliver within a day or two, which is a strength of being based locally.

“We are providing high volume propane supplies to area chicken and hog barns. They require a constant reliable source of propane to keep the animals warm, especially during fall, winter and early spring,” he said. Adding the company’s business customers include factories that use propane to power tow motors.

“We understand the needs of local folks, farmers, businesses and families trying to make it in today’s economy,” he concluded.

For information, or to sign up for delivery, call Salem Propane at 330-337-3561.

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