HONORED: Jonathan Langham, a registered piano technician from Wellsburg,was recognized for his 25 years in the field at the Piano Technicians Guild Annual Convention and Technical Institute held July 10-14 in Chicago.
Langham was among nearly 600 piano service specialists, manufacturers and suppliers from throughout the U.S. and Canada in attendance.
Langham and other technicians had opportunities in continuing education in all fields of piano technology, including tuning, repair and rebuilding, institutional work and business, with a special emphasis on the health of the technician.
He also participated in the legislative body of the guild, which met before the convention.
TREES: Those joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August can receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation's Trees for America campaign.
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in each member's area, which falls between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees.
"Dogwood trees will add color and beauty to your yard throughout the year, with their showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage and red berries that attract songbirds in the winter," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.
New members of the Arbor Day Foundation also receive The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care, and a subscription to Arbor Day, the Foundation's bimonthly publication.
To join, send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Free Dogwoods, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Aug. 31, or join online at arborday.org/august.
HONOR: Diehl Automotive's Corina Diehl has been nominated for an Athena Award, which recognizes exceptional women who demonstrate excellence in their profession, contribute to their economy and help other women to succeed through mentorship.
The Athena Award's focus on mentorship distinguishes it from other awards recognizing women in business. By honoring exceptional leaders, the Athena Award Program inspires others to achieve personal and professional excellence.
Corina Diehl, with her family of dealerships, is both a business leader and philanthropist - while providing jobs and leadership for hundreds of people, she goes beyond being just a business owner, according to officials. Over the years, she's given tens of thousands of dollars to such causes as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Toys for Tots and other organizations. Diehl and Diehl Automotive also sponsor various high school sports teams and activities.
And in addition to her philanthropy, Diehl Automotive has been named Automotive News' Best Dealerships to Work For two years in a row.
Diehl Automotive Group consists of three dealerships: a Toyota/Scion and a Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram dealership in Butler, Pa., and a Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram/SRT dealership in Robinson Township. The Diehl dealerships represent the best in full-service automotive stores, with service for all makes and models, parts and accessories, reconditioning, collision repair, and even vehicle rental service on site at all locations.
The Athena Award will be awarded at a private luncheon Sept. 30.
OIL AND GAS: The Natural Gas Alliance's Think About Energy Summit , set for Sept. 16-17 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, will bring together leading national and regional experts to discuss how natural gas can play a growing role in Ohio's clean energy future.
Speakers include officials with American Electric Power, Tennessee Valley Authority, Timken Steel, NiSource, JobsOhio and Ohio State University.
Registration is free. For information, go to www.anga.us/ohioevent.
NEW: Legal Hair & Day Spam, Steubenville, now offers Steam Infusion, a breakthrough steam-powered straightening iron, according to officials.
Owner Chip Icuss said the flatiron, available through Redken's partnership with Rowenta, a specialist in steam-based appliances, straightens hair while helping repair the damage from excessive heat styling or chemical processes. The irons have floating anodized plates that maintain an even and consistent temperature while gliding through the hair, sealing the cutucle along the way to lock in treatment benefits.
PROMOTED: Gateway Rehab has promoted Cara M. Renzelli, Ph.D., to vice president of research and clinical training. In that position she oversees the Kenneth S. Ramsey, Ph.D., Institute of Research and Training.
The Wintersville native earned her bachelor's degree from Duquesne University and her master's degree and doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.
Gateway Rehab is a not-for-profit organization that provides treatment in locations throughout Western Pennsylvania and Ohio for adults and youths struggling with the disease of addiction to alcohol and drugs.