ACHIEVED: Dr. Patsy P. Cipoletti Jr. of Wellsburg has completed continuing medical education requirements to retain membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians, the only medical specialty organization devoted solely to primary care.
To be a member of AAFP, family physicians must complete 150 hours of continuing medical education every three years to stay abreast of up-to-date treatments, technologies and medical research.
Family physicians complete an extensive three-year residency program after graduating from medical school.
As part of their residency, they receive training in six major medical areas - pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, psychiatry and meurology, surgery and community medicine, all of which makes them the only medical specialists qualified to provide comprehensive health care for all ages, sexes, organ system and disease entity.
To maintain membership, family physicians must complete a minimum of 150 hours of accredited continuing medical education every three years.
EVENTS: Fort Steuben Mall's fifth-annual Mom 2 Mom Expo will be held from 10 a .m. to 4 p.m. May 12.
More than 30 local businesses are already registered to display their services, all of which cater to area families. There also will be a Mother/Daughter Look-A-Like contest at center court beginning at noon. Kurt James Fun and Games will have free bouncehouses for kids to play in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event is sponsored by Fort Steuben Mall, WCDK-FM and the Herald-Star. For information or to reserve space, call Steph McVicker, the mall's marketing director, at (740) 264-7781.
EXPANDING: Deibel Surveying Inc. is opening a new location of its surveying business in downtown Carrollton.
The company has more than 20 years of experience in all areas of surveying, including construction layout, boundary surveys, mortgage location surveys, flood certification, GPS, topographic surveys as well as volumetric and bathymetric surveys.
The location in Carrollton is strategically positioned to support the needs of the community as local landowners work with oil and gas companies on land lease agreements.
"Our goal is to make sure landowners have their property accurately defined with a certified land survey," said Aran Deibel, project manager. "By providing increased accessibility to expert service, we hope the people in Carroll and the surrounding counties will benefit from a company that is part of their community and understands their unique needs."
Deibel Surveying sites issues with boundary definition, proper drainage and seismic concerns to be at the forefront of oil and gas leasing and methods of obtainment, including fracking.
The company's surveyors are experienced in industry demands and landowner expectations.
Deibel Surveying is focused on accuracy and enhancing project efficiency. A professional services firm, the company is actively engaged in its industry and community.
CEO Curt Deibel is currently president of the Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio, Tuscarawas Chapter.
OPENING: Axis Wireless Inc. has opened a Sprint Preferred Retailer location in Three Springs Plaza in Weirton.
The new location will offer a comprehensive range of wireless services to consumers, businesses and governnmet users. As an authorized service center, technical support and repair is available as well.
The store is open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The service center is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Michelle Bell will manage the store. For information, call (304) 914-3180.