Newark attorney Stacy Jewell was among 26 Ohio attorneys who graduated from the Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Academy. (Photo: submitted)
COLUMBUS – Newark attorney Stacy Jewell was among 26 Ohio attorneys who graduated from the Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Academy on June 25.
Jewell, a solo practitioner who has owned her own law firm in Newark since 2014, handles adoption, divorce, dissolution, custody rights, shared parenting, visitation, child support, mediation, wills and living wills.
She is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Licking County Bar Association. She earned her law degree from the University of Dayton Law School.
The Ohio State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy is designed to nurture and prepare lawyers for leadership in the association, the legal profession and their communities. The interactive training program is a five-month period in six sessions, when participants interact with a group of seasoned attorneys and other Brief: Newark attorney graduates from Leadership Aprofessionals, learning about civility, ethics and professionalism.
The 2020 Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Academy graduating class with CEO Mary Amos Augsburger (far left) and 2019-2020 President Eleana Drakatos (far right). The photo was taken pre-COVID-19. (Photo: Submitted photo)
This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the sessions were online, beginning with the class’s second meeting on March 12.
The Leadership Academy is limited to lawyers who have practiced law between one and 10 years. Attorneys are selected based on their stated commitment to the goals of the academy, a demonstrated history of interaction with the legal and civic communities, and diversity.
Licking County Records, Archives receives merit award
NEWARK — The Licking County Records and Archives Center received the Society of Ohio Archivists Merit Award in recognition of efforts to clean and preserve more than 200 historical volumes recovered from the Licking County Courthouse attic.
In the spring of 2018, the Records and Archives staff removed more than 300 records from the Licking County Courthouse attic, including permanent historical volumes from the Licking County Clerk of Courts, Probate Court, treasurer, auditor, and recorder’s offices. Some records had been stored in the attic for more than 100 years, and all the records were either contaminated with mold and/or deteriorating due to poor storage conditions.
The cleaned records are now part of the department’s permanent collection, and include auditor and treasurer’s tax duplicates, as well as Clerk of Courts court dockets, naturalizations, and partition records. The earliest record in the project dates to 1834.
Anyone who wants to view the records should contact the Records Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, by phone at 740-670-5121, or by email at [email protected]
Due to COVID-19, the Records Center encouraging all patrons who prefer to visit in person to make an appointment with staff by calling 740-670-5121. All patrons who visit are asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear a facemask, if possible.
Dr. Wondwossen Dererie (Photo: Submitted photo)
Licking Memorial announces addition of hospitalist
NEWARK — Licking Memorial Hospital announced the addition of Dr. Wondwossen Dererie as a hospitalist .
Dr. Dererie earned his medical degree at the University of Gondar College of Medicine and Health Sciences, in Gondar, Ethiopia, and completed an internal medicine residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He is board certified in internal medicine.
Hospitalists are internal medicine physicians who specialize in caring for acutely ill hospitalized patients. The hospitalist also coordinates care with the patient’s primary care physician. Studies have shown that patients cared for by hospitalists have better medical outcomes, including higher survival rates, lower costs and shorter hospital lengths of stay.
Dr. Jimisha Patel (Photo: Submitted photo)
Licking Memorial Health Systems adds pediatrician
NEWARK — Licking Memorial Health Systems announced Dr. Jimisha Patel, a pediatrician, has joined Licking Memorial Pediatrics-Tamarack. The office is located at 1865 Tamarack Road, Newark.
Dr. Patel received her medical degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. She completed a pediatric residency at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is board certified in pediatrics.
Appointments can be made by calling 220-564-4939.
Dr. Brooke Donaldson (Photo: Submitted photo)
Dr. Donaldson joins Licking Memorial Emergency Medicine
NEWARK — Licking Memorial Health Systems announced the addition of Dr. Brooke Donaldson to Licking Memorial Emergency Medicine.
Donaldson earned her medical degree at the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio. She completed an emergency medicine residency at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio. She is board certified in emergency medicine.
Dr. Sara Rochester (Photo: Submitted photo)
Licking Memorial Behavioral Health hires psychiatrist
NEWARK — Licking Memorial Behavioral Health Services at Shepherd Hill announced Dr. Sara Rochester has been hired as a psychiatrist.
Rochester earned her medical degree from Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. She completed a psychiatry internship and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She is board certified in psychiatry.
Port Authority elects Layman chairman, Paul vice chairman
HEATH – The Board of Directors of the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority elected officers at its regular June meeting. Stephen Layman was re-elected Chairman and Fred Paul was re-elected Vice Chairman/Secretary for one-year terms.
Layman has served as Chairman of the Port Authority Board since June 1998. He is a Licking County appointee to the Board and is a real estate broker with Shai Commercial Real Estate.
Paul was elected to his sixth term as Vice Chairman/Secretary. He is a Heath appointee to the Board and is retired from Rockwell and C-TEC.
The Board of Directors consists of nine members, three appointed by each of the City of Heath, City of Newark, and Licking County Commissioners. The Port Authority owns and develops the Central Ohio Aerospace & Technology Center in Heath and is the largest self-sustaining port authority in Ohio.
Governor appoints Mason, of Hebron, to state commission
COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine has reappointed former Hebron mayor and fire chief Clifford Mason to the State Emergency Response Commission for a term beginning June 8, and ending Jan. 13, 2022.
Douglas Guinsler, of Zanesville, was reappointed to the Advisory Board on Amusement Ride Safety for a term beginning June 9, and ending Jan. 1, 2026.
Facebook grant supports Licking County COVID-19 relief
NEWARK – Facebook, which built a data center in western Licking County, announced it will help Licking County residents hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic with a $50,000 grant to the Licking County COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Established in March to help organizations meet the needs of residents impacted financially or otherwise by the COVID-19 pandemic, the fund has raised more than $280,000 and made grants to 21 organizations.
Licking County residents who need immediate assistance are asked to call 2-1-1 for referral to help in their area. Fundraising will continue as long as necessary. Donations to the Licking County COVID-19 Relief Fund can be made by texting “VIRUS19” to 41-444, or online at www.thelcfoundation.org by clicking “donate.”
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