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JOINS FIRM: Sherrilyn Farkas VanTassel has joined law firm of Frankovitch, Anetakis, Simon, Decapio and Pearl LLP.

The Cadiz resident brings extensive experience in business, employment and labor law.

VanTassel’s practice will focus on all aspects of family law, including divorce, asset valuation, complex property matters, mediation, child custody and visitation, property division, child support and adoption. She also will assist in the litigation of products liability, personal injury and asbestos claims.

“Sherri is a well-respected attorney with exceptional talent and a focus on doing what is in the client’s best interests. We are thrilled that she has joined our team,” said partner Eric Frankovitch.

A lifelong resident of the Ohio Valley, VanTassel received her law degree from Duquesne University School of Law and earned her bachelor of arts degree from Wheeling Jesuit University. She is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of West Virginia and U.S. Supreme Court and is a member of the West Virginia and American Bar associations.

The firm has offices in Weirton, Chester and Wheeling, and can be reached by calling (304) 723-4400, or by visiting its website at FASLaw.com.

HELP NEEDED: Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh is seeking 1,500 volunteers to assist with a free dental clinic to be held July 26-27, at PPG Paints Arena. Help is also needed for set up on July 25.

Now in its third year, Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh will bring together dentists, clinicians, nurses and general volunteers to provide two days of dental care to underserved people living in the Pittsburgh region, many of whom are from working families who do not have access to dental care or cannot afford dental insurance. Services and treatments that will be provided include full dental exam, cleanings, minor restorative fillings, extractions, root canal treatments on select teeth, oral hygiene instruction and a limited number of temporary partial dental appliances. Pediatric dentists will be available to treat children ages 2 and up. Due due to the limitations of the clinic setting, the following services cannot be provided: Full dentures, root canals on molars, crowns, extractions of unexposed wisdom teeth, orthodontics/braces, implants and treatment of impactions.

All services will be provided at no charge–there are no income or eligibility requirements — and on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached for the day.

For information, visit mompgh.org/volunteer/.

KENNYWOOD: Kennywood, Sandcastle Waterpark and Idlewild & SoakZone, are accepting job applications for the summer operating season.

Kennywood, the largest youth employer in the Tri-State Area, plans to hire about 1,500 individuals to work in its rides, games, food and beverage, grounds and public safety departments. Idlewild will hire about 800 employees and Sandcastle approximately 400 people for the same departments. Those parks are recruiting lifeguards and offering free training.

All new and returning seasonal employees will see an increase in hourly wages from previous years. Pay rates for new team members will be $9 per hour, with Sandcastle lifeguards making $11 per hour. In the Laurel Highlands, new Idlewild team members will make between $8.30 and $9 per hour to start.

Employment at Kennywood, Sandcastle and Idlewild includes flexible scheduling, free admission to all three parks and a number of other regional amusement parks, discounted tickets for friends and family, team-building activities and discounts on park food and merchandise.

Most seasonal positions at the parks are available to applicants age 16 and older. Some job opportunities are available to those age 14 and 15 (salary for these positions begins at $8 and hour, and $7.30 an hour at Idlewild).

The parks will host a job fair at Kennywood’s West Mifflin location from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16.

For information or to apply online, visit the employment pages of each park.

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