APPOINTED: Steubenville resident Billy Petrella has been appointed to the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission board of directors.
Petrella is a local financial adviser, co-owner and operator of Village Sleep Center and president and CEO of C. William Industries Ltd.
He serves on the board of the Steubenville Reinvestment Counsel, Grand Theater Restoration Project, Jeffeson County Young Professionals, Friendship Park Wine Festival, the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival and Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Investor Relations.
He is a member of the Steubenville Lions Club and the Italian American Cultural Club.
He and his wife, Nikki, make their home in Steubenville and are active members of Triumph of the Cross Parish.
His term on the BHJ board begins March 27.
AWARD WINNER: The Phil-Mor Tux Shop at the Blue Ribbon Wedding & Event Center, 339 Main St.,Wintersville, has earned the "Silver Elite Dealers award from Jim's Formal Wear, one of the largest tuxedo wholesalers in the nation.
This is the sixth consecutive year the Phil-Mor has won the award, which is based on a variety of factors, including sales volume, customer service, professional fitting and community involvement.
The Phil-Mor has been serving the formal wear needs of Upper Ohio Valley residents since 1929, and has been affiliated with Jim's Formal Wear for the past 17 years.
Phil-Mor owner Jim Fonow said through his affiliation with Jim's Formal Wear, "We are able to offer the latest styles at a competitive price."
"The association with Jim's also allows (us) to offer our customers a network of more than 5,000 tuxedo shops across the country," making it easier for groomsmen living outside the area to get their measurements taken.
For information, call (740) 266-7215.
RECYCLING: AEP Ohio customers can win one of four $250 VISA gift cards when they recycle an outdated refrigerator or freezer now through April 30.
While the appliance recycling program pays incentives year-round, customers have an extra reason to recycle outdated units during this spring cleaning season.
In addition to receiving complimentary pickup of their old, inefficient refrigerator or freezer, participating AEP Ohio customers will receive a $50 incentive check and be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of four $250 VISA gift cards.
The company says recycling refrigerators and freezers creates numerous benefits for utility customers and the environment.
"Everyone is a winner with this program. When you recycle your old fridge, not only do you get paid $50, but you can also save up to $150 a year in electricity costs and help the environment," said Dave Tabata, AEP Ohio consumer programs manager. "Recycling a single unit repurposes more than 188 pounds of materials such as foam, glass and metal for future use."
To schedule a free pickup, customers can call (877) 545-4112 or visit AEPOhio.com/Rebates. Refrigerators and freezers must be in working order with an inside measurement between 10 and 30 cubic feet-standard size for most units.
A maximum of two units per household a year will be accepted. Incentive checks will arrive by mail six to eight weeks after the appliances are picked up.