Thursday, March 22, 2013

A Pittsburgh native has been chosen, to lead Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

Ross Matlack has been named the new president and CEO of FTMC. He’s succeeding Patrick Martin, who’s retiring July 1st, after 40 years of service, including 15 at the top. Matlack currently serves as president and CEO of Riverview Health in Crookston, Minnesota. His career in health began in 1995, at Lorain St. Joseph Regional Health Center. He also served as chief operating officer at St. Michael Hospital in Cleveland. Matlack has a bachelor’s degree in business, a master’s in health services

administration, and a law degree. He’ll officially begin work at Fisher-Titus June 3rd, to work with Martin during the transition.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is warning residents about two telephone scams targeting those currently receiving unemployment benefits.

In one scam, a caller says that a job is available, but claims a credit card number and other personal information is needed, in order to be hired. In the other scam, a caller provides general information about unemployment compensation, then asks for a Social Security number and other personal information. Officials said  Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will never request credit card information or a personal identification number. Job and Family Services representatives always identify themselves by name, title and the purpose of the call. Ohioans should never provide personal information to unsolicited or unknown callers.

To Columbus, where a proposal to increase Ohio’s speed limits to 70 miles per hour on rural interstate highways has cleared the Senate.

The Ohio House could pass it today.

No big winners last night, so Powerball has grown to $320 million.

At least one ticket sold in Ohio matched all five numbers, but not the Powerball. It’s worth $1 million.

When it comes to health, Huron County is 31st, and Erie County 54th, among Ohio’s 88 counties.

That’s according to rankings released yesterday, by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Researchers looked at mortality rates, various health behaviors, clinical care, and social and economic factors. Geauga County was number one. Scioto County was 88th.

The City of Norwalk is in need of seven volunteers, to serve on the Charter Review Commission.

Letters of interest must be turned into city hall by the end of business tomorrow. For more information, contact Norwalk City Hall, or email

Bellevue Park and Rec officials are looking for volunteers, to help with Community Days, 2013, scheduled for June 27th, 28th and 29th.

Volunteers are needed to help plan various phases of the festival, and more volunteers are needed, to help man the grounds. Clubs and groups are welcome. To sign up, contact the Bellevue Park and Rec Department.

It was a clean sweep, for Domino’s Pizza, during Tuesday’s Sandusky Rotary Pizza Challenge.

Domino’s took top honors for pepperoni pizza, and for specialty, with it’s Mediterranean Veggie pizza.

Over 1,500 people attended the event, held at Kalahari.