MPW names Action Supply Products its Supplier of Year
UNION TOWNSHIP – MPW Industrial Services awarded its first-ever Supplier of the Year Award to Action Supply Products, Inc.
Action Supply Products, headquartered in Imperial, Pennsylvania, with facilities in Newark and Gastonia, North Carolina, specializes in providing personal protective equipment and other industrial supply items such as hard hats, safety glasses, HAZMAT suits and sanitation and janitorial products.
MPW Director of Procurement Bill Boring said Action Supply is vital to MPW because the equipment helps keep MPW employees safe on the job.
Established in 1983, Action Supply’s products include spill control and facility maintenance items, various types of cleaning materials, safety products and protective clothing.
MPW, with its headquarters in Union Township, has more than 3,000 employees and 73 locations in the United States and Canada. The company provides industrial cleaning, water purification, facility management and environmental management services to customers in the power generation, primary metals, chemicals, refining, oil and gas, automotive, food and beverage and pulp and paper industries.
Catherine Jopling (Photo: Submitted photo)
MPW hires Jopling for general counsel role
UNION TOWNSHIP — MPW Industrial Services announced the hiring of Catherine Jopling as general counsel.
As the head of MPW’s legal department, Jopling will provide advice and guidance on all matters of law, including contract analysis and negotiation, litigation management, and risk analysis and mitigation strategy. She will report directly to MPW President Jared Black.
Jopling previously worked as an attorney in multiple firms in Columbus, most recently senior legal counsel for The Oneida Group, a domestic manufacturing and global consumer products company. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder before earning her law degree from the University of Akron School of Law.
The Community Bank opens banking office in Newark
NEWARK – The Community Bank, based in Zanesville and founded in Crooksville in 1902, opened its first full-service banking office in Licking County at 835 N. 21st St., Newark.
The new location, celebrated in a grand opening event on March 13, marks the 11th banking office in The Community Bank footprint.
Michael Lightle, instrumental in the growth of the bank’s Licking County market since joining The Community Bank in 2017, is manager of the Newark Banking Office.
The Community Loan Company, located in South Zanesville and Heath, has a dedicated lending center in Heath.
The Newark office offers a full line of personal and business banking services, along with a drive-up ATM and drive-through facility. The drive-through hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The lobby hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The Community Bank partnered with Howard and Son General Construction on the building of the Newark office.
For more information on The Community Bank’s products, services and locations, visit its website at TheComBank.com or contact Jessica Bowers, vice president of marketing and CRA officer at the downtown Zanesville Office at 740-454-1600, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screen Machine, Diamond Z join forces
ETNA – Screen Machine Industries, of Etna, announced it has become the parent company of Diamond Z of Caldwell, Idaho.
Shane Terblanche, president and CEO of Screen Machine, and Steve Peel, former CEO and owner of Diamond Z, said the partnership will create a strong partnership of two material processing pros. Screen Machine does crushing and screening, while Diamond Z works in chipping and grinding.
Both Screen Machine and Diamond Z will continue to operate as they have for many years from their respective facilities in Etna and Caldwell, Idaho.
Screen Machine began in 1966 as a structural steel company and found its niche serving
crushing and screening needs for the aggregates and coal industries in the Midwest. Now its machines are in service around the world.
Diamond Z was founded with a clear focus on chipping and grinding and has enjoyed great success as a result of its affiliation with Rule Steel, a structural steel manufacturing company. Its machines also are in service around the globe.
Women’s Recovery House opens in Mount Vernon
MOUNT VERNON – Mental Health and Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties announced the opening of its Women’s Recovery House in Mount Vernon.
Recovery housing provides a safe, healthy, drug-free and alcohol-free environment that helps build a strong foundation in recovery. With a focus on peer support, residents share a commitment to sobriety, by offering each other support, stability and encouragement.
The house will be monitored by a live-in house manager, employed by Behavioral Healthcare Partners, who provides accountability and support in accessing community services, employment and the greater recovering community.
Kay Spergel, executive director of Mental Health and Recovery, said the house at 419 Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, is not considered transitional housing, but a permanent residence. Residents may live there as long as they like.
The Mental Health and Recovery Board is responsible for funding programs at every level from prevention to residential recovery services. For more information on all programs and services, call 740-522-1234 or visit its website at www.mhrlk.org.
Dr. Sean McCarthy (Photo: Submitted photo)
Dr. McCarthy joins Licking Memorial Gastroenterology
NEWARK – Licking Memorial Gastroenterology announced the addition of Dr. Sean McCarthy, who is accepting new patients.
McCarthy received his medical degree at Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in Columbus. He completed an internal medicine residency at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System.
Appointments can be made by calling 220-564-4137. Licking Memorial Gastroenterology is located on Licking Memorial Hospital’s sixth floor, 1320 West Main St.
Licking Memorial Health Systems is the primary healthcare provider in Licking County. The Health Systems includes Licking Memorial Hospital, Licking Memorial Health Foundation, and Licking Memorial Health Professionals, an employer-based group of more than 100 providers). For more information, visit www.LMHealth.org.
Behavioral Healthcare Partners hires O’Brien
NEWARK – Behavioral Healthcare Partners of Central Ohio, Inc., hired Kelly O’Brien as its human resource director.
O’Brien comes to BHP with a varied background, which includes corporate business development, executive assistant experience from several not-for-profit organizations, facilities, project management, and human resources. She has worked in the not-for-profit world for 20 years, with her focus on human resources the last nine years.
Behavioral Healthcare Partners of Central Ohio is a contract agency of Mental Health and Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties, and a community partner of United Way of Licking and Knox Counties.
Griffins Floral Design announces grand opening
NEWARK – Griffins Floral Design and Wine Shop announced its grand opening and move from its previous location on Price Road to 1351 W. Main St., previously Nancy’s Flowers.
Griffin’s new location, across the street from Licking Memorial Hospital, is open 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday. Griffin new store offers a remodeled interior and exterior, with a new patio to come.
The wine department will be enlarged to include a full-scale tasting bar open six days a week, with formal wine tastings the last Friday of every month.
Newark Rotary celebrates 114 years of Rotary International
NEWARK – The Newark Rotary Club celebrated the 114th anniversary of Rotary International with a spotlight on the Centennial Newark Rotary Accessible Playground, dedicated in 2005.
Club members recently gathered at the Erin Kennedy Pavilion at Rotary Park on Sharon Valley Road to celebrate the local playground facility.
Rotary International was founded in Feb. 23, 1905, with a focus on service above self. Newark Rotary aims to improve the lives of special needs children with a playground accessible regardless of mobility.
Energy Cooperative gives to community organizations
NEWARK – The Energy Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Foundation awarded $43,525 to community organizations in February.
The awards included: Licking County Humane Society, for shelter expansion; Licking County Community Health Clinic, for a computer; St. Vincent de Paul Housing Facilities, for bunk-beds; Northridge Academic Boosters, for achievement board; 4-H Camp Ohio, for bathroom renovation; TLS Northeast PTO, for library equipment; Miracle League of Muskingum Valley Ohio, for expansion; West Muskingum Athletic Boosters, for fencing for track and football field; and Morgan County Health Department, for fitness equipment for schools.
The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up is a community service program of its member-owners. Members round up their utility bills to the next dollar, with the additional amount donated to groups in The Energy Cooperative’s 14-county service territory who meet the funding guidelines.
Since its inception, Operation Round Up has donated more than $3 million to the community. For more information, visit The Energy Cooperative’s web site at myenergycoop.com.
State Farm employees donate to Food Pantry
NEWARK – State Farm employees at the Newark Operations Center collected 631 pounds of peanut butter for the Food Pantry Network of Licking County.
The employees donated 363 jars of peanut butter to the food pantry at 1035 Brice Street, Newark.
Due to its long shelf life and nutritional value, peanut butter is a highly sought-after food to help hungry communities. Jars on the shelves in food banks typically run out long before their expiration dates.
In 2018, the member agencies of the Food Pantry Network of Licking County served more than 1.3 million meals to more than 300,000 individuals, with a mission of assuring that no one in Licking County goes hungry.
According to the National Peanut Board, a two-tablespoon serving of peanut butter packs seven grams of protein and more than 30 essential vitamins and minerals. The average cost is 16 cents per serving.
Yekisa retires after 40 years of tax advice
NEWARK – Roger Yekisa, of Yekisa Tax Service, announced his retirement after 40 years of service to Newark and central Ohio.
Yekisa and his wife, Marilyn, moved to Heath in 1979. Yekisa’s tax practice has been in downtown Newark ever since. He is grateful for the many generations of clients who trust him to help them do their taxes during the last 40 years.
Pataskala Storage expands reach with U-Haul dealership
PATASKALA — U-Haul Company of Massachusetts and Ohio, Inc., announced Pataskala Storage has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Pataskala community.
Pataskala Storage, at 14135 Broad St. SW, will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes. Brett Hatcher is the Pataskala Storage owner.
Normal business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling 740-927-0534 or visiting www.uhaul.com
U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions entirely on a smartphone at any hour of the day or night. There are no membership fees. Visit uhaul.com to create an online account.
Washington Auto Parts acquires Principal Truck Supply
SUNBURY – Family-owned and operated Washington Auto Parts, a 19-store automotive aftermarket store group in central Ohio, announced it will acquire Principal Truck Supply, Inc., and take over operations in March.
One of the largest independent distributors of automotive parts in central Ohio, Washington Auto Parts was founded in Johnstown, by Ken Washington in 1977, and is co-owned and operated by his sons, Mike and Bob Washington along with third generation owners Matt and Corey Washington.
Principal Truck Supply has been a staple in Columbus for many years. Servicing central Ohio with medium and heavy duty truck needs since 1991, Principal Truck Supply is one of the largest independent distributors of heavy duty truck parts in central Ohio.
The 19 Washington Auto Parts stores and distribution facility, service Athens, Delaware, Hocking, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, Richland, Union, Vinton, and Wyandot counties.
More information can be found at www.napadib.com.