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Ruble’s calm demeanor earns her Mercy’s 2017 Star Performer honor

CANTON – Mercy Medical Center selected employee Melissa Ruble, RN, Mercy Intensive Care Unit (ICU), as its 2017 Star Performer of the Year.

Previously a Star Performer of the Month, Ruble, of Magnolia, was originally nominated for her calm and compassionate presence with a former patient who called the Mercy ICU in distress.

According to Laura Miller, MSN, BSN, RN, CCRN, director, Mercy ICU/Dialysis, Ruble helped keep the woman calm and on the phone until an ambulance arrived to transport her to the Mercy Emergency Department.

Schall named administrator at Arbors of Minerva

Jamie Schall has been named administrator of Arbors at Minerva.

Schall assumed the role in January after serving as assistant administrator of Arbors at Stow in October 2017.

She began her career in health care over 17 years ago as an activities assistant while pursuing a bachelor’s degree. She has held many roles, including eight years of providing bereavement and volunteer support for hospice. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a master’s degree in Gerontology and obtained her nursing home administrator license in April 2017.

Schall enjoys spending time with her husband of 13 years and her three children.

Arbors at Minerva is located at 400 Carolyn Court, Minerva. For information, call 330-868-868-4104.

Consumers Bank earns consecutive SBA lender awards

Consumers National Bank’s Executive Vice President Scott Dodds (left) accepts the U.S. Small Business Administration Cleveland District Office’s “Top Community Bank Lender FY 2017 Award” from Gil Goldberg, district director, U.S. Small Business Administration, Cleveland District Office.

MINERVA – Consumers National Bank received the Top Community Bank Lender Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Cleveland District Office for the second consecutive time.

The award recognizes the bank’s outstanding performance making SBA 7(a) and SBA Express loans during SBA fiscal year 2017, ranking first among community banks in the 28 northern Ohio counties served by the Cleveland SBA Office.

“Earning the SBA “Top Community Bank Lender Award” for the second year in a row reflects our continued commitment to our mission of providing the small business community with local access to capital. It also honors our lenders, credit, and loan processing staff who make our SBA lending program possible. I thank the SBA for acknowledging the bank’s efforts again,” said Ralph Lober, the Bank’s president and CEO.

“As small businesses provide 55% of all jobs and 66% of all net new jobs, supporting local manufacturers and entrepreneurs is critical to our regions’ economic success. Strengthening communities by lending to small businesses has been a cornerstone of the bank’s mission for over 50 years,” said Lober.

Consumers National Bank has 10 commercial lenders serving business clients from the bank’s 13 branches in Carroll, Columbiana, Jefferson and Stark counties, plus two loan production offices in Stow and Wooster. In addition to small business loans, the bank has a history of agriculture lending which supports the rural communities that make up a large part of its markets.

Consumers National Bank’s Senior Loan Officer Scott Dodds said, “As a community bank focused on small business lending in the markets we serve, we are pleased to once again receive this award.”

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,

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.

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