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JOINS FIRM: Brian K. Duncan has joined Taft as a partner in the firm’s business, real estate, construction and litigation practices. Duncan represents businesses and individuals in a variety of litigation and transactional matters. Prior to joining Taft, he was the owner and sole practitioner of his former firm, BKD Legal LLC, and he serves clients in cases related to business and property disputes, insurance, sports entertainment law and more.

Duncan is native of Mingo Junction and a 1999 graduate of Indian Creek High School. He earned his law degree from Capital University Law School in 2006 and an undergraduate degree from Washington and Jefferson College in 2003.

FISCAL OFFICER: The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County’s Board of Trustees has named Kerry DiDomenico as fiscal officer.

DiDomenico will work with Nikki Magary, the current fiscal officer, until her retirement in January. He holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting and a master’s in business administration from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

“The library has been a positive influence in my life in many ways. I am excited to be a part of the staff that works to keep the library’s resources and services available to everyone in our community,” said DiDomenico.


Christine H. Dennison of Canfield and David H. Coy of Poland have been reappointed to the Eastern Gateway Community College Board of Trustees for terms that began Oct. 17 and run through Oct. 16, 2023. Both were previous board members and areed another term.They were sworn in by Kristine L. Hayes, assistant attorney general.

JOINS MEDICAL TEAM: Dr. Kanellitsas has joined the family medical care team at C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc.

Kanellitsas received her medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed her residency with a specialty in obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center in Chicago and Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has more than 20 years of experience.

She will begin seeing patients starting Jan. 2 at the 200 Luray Drive, Wintersville, office, and starting in the spring at 1151 Washington St., Newell, during regular office hours. For information or to schedule an appointment, call (740) 314-8258 (Wintersville office) or visit C.H.A.N.GE. Inc.’s website at www.changeinc.org.

REALTOR: Realtor Wendy Davis will be working out of the Cedar One Realty Carrollton office. Davis is a life-long resident of Carroll County, residing with her husband, Kevin, and two sons, Kyle and Kurt, in Carrollton. She completed her real estate licensing this year, graduating from the Hondros College of Business real estate program.


Jefferson County landowners currently on the agriculture use valuation tax savings program and those who are interested in applying fZor CAUV can attend a Jan. 22 informational meeting sponsored by the Jefferson County Farm Bureau and the Ohio State University Extension, Jefferson County.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School, 1509 county Road 22A, Bloomingdale.

Presenters will include Jefferson County Auditor-elect E.J. Conn; Chief Deputy Auditor Lewis Piergallini; and Amy Milam, director of legal education of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

This program is free to all farm bureau members and $10 for nonmembers.

Contact the Jefferson County Farm Bureau office at (740) 266-6603 or jefferson@ofbf.org to register. The registration deadline is Jan. 15.

NEW BOARD MEMBER: Thomas Way of Steubenville has been appointed to the board of directors of Ohio Humanities.

“We are delighted to welcome Thom to our board,” said Patricia Williamsen, executive director of Ohio Humanities. “His perspective of a community leader working with the diverse populations of Eastern Ohio will greatly benefit our organization as we support and create relevant projects for communities throughout the state.”

Way is the executive director of the Urban Frontier Organization, a nonprofit organization committed to the sustainable restoration of low-income communities. He is also a clinical supervisor with ResCare, supporting people of varying abilities in Jefferson, Harrison, Guernsey and Noble counties.

He was nominated by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, and began his three-year term on Nov.1. Ohio Humanities is the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.