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BUSINESS UPDATES | Youngstown-based TuDor Physical Therapy purchased by Phoenix Rehabilitation

An immigration staff attorney with Cleveland Catholic Charities has been assigned to the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown.
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From left, Melissa Sanor-Lucas, director of clinic operations; David Angelo, Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services’ COO; Laura Dye, president and founder of TuDor Physical Therapy; and Jessica Perlozzo, Phoenix’s director of operations, stand in front of TuDor's Austintown clinic. (Contributed photo)

PITTSBURGH — Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services has acquired Youngstown-based TuDor Physical Therapy, which becomes the company's first group of clinics in Ohio. The acquisition brings Phoenix's total number of clinics to 117 across the United States.

"We are excited to partner with Phoenix," Laura Dye, president and founder of TuDor, said in a news release. "With Phoenix's partnership, we are now part of a national practice and will be equipped to provide enhanced benefits and health care to our employees and continue to grow and add to our superb team and services. We will continue to strive to be the best therapy group in the area and beyond."

TuDor has a diversified staff of specialized therapists providing outpatient therapy and home care services. The outpatient clinics will continue to provide therapy services to the community. TuDor's clinics are in Austintown, Boardman, Columbiana, Cornersburg, Newton Falls, Poland, Salem and Warren.

Immigration attorney assigned
to Diocese of Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — Through a formal agreement between two neighboring dioceses, Ashley Sanchez, immigration staff attorney with Cleveland Catholic Charities, has been assigned to provide immigration legal services to people in the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown.

Sanchez has a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she also earned certificates of specialization in international law. She has bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Latin American studies from Ohio University in Athens. She also spent a year studying at the Universidad de Guanajuato in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Sanchez provides legal counseling and representation covering a variety of immigration issues. She will keep regular office hours at the Catholic Charities Diocesan Office in Youngstown and will be available to meet with clients at any of the Catholic Charities service sites in the six-county diocesan region. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 330-599-4314.

Deadline is today to register for
Good Morning, Austintown! event

AUSTINTOWN — Today is the deadline to register without late fees for the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s Good Morning, Austintown! event, which will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Jan. 24 at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, 655 N. Canfield Niles Road.

Updates will be presented by Jim Davis, Austintown Township trustee; Dave Cappuzzello, Superintendent of Austintown Schools; Jim Henshaw, director of Austintown Senior Center; Todd Schaffer, supervisor of Austintown Township Park's Department; and representatives from event sponsors Chemical Bank and Woodlands at Austinwoods.

Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. To register, click here.

Youngstown CityScape to honor
Home Savings Bank, president

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown CityScape will honor Home Savings Bank and Gary Small, its president and CEO, at its 11th annual Grass Roots Gala at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Stambaugh Auditorium, Christman Room, 1000 Fifth Ave.

Since 2010, Youngstown CityScape has awarded the Sweet Grass Roots Award to an individual or group who has made significant personal and professional commitment to the organization’s mission of revitalizing downtown Youngstown.

Home Savings Bank, which has been headquartered in downtown Youngstown for nearly 130 years, has been a partner and supporter of Youngstown CityScape for more than 20 years and has supported economic and community development in Youngstown through its charitable foundation, according to a news release. 

For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, go to

Youngstown attorney receives
specialist certification from OSBA

YOUNGSTOWN — Attorney Jeffrey D. Heintz of Manchester Newman & Bennett, 201 E. Commerce St., Youngstown, has been certified as an attorney specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the Ohio State Bar Association.

“Certified attorney specialists dedicate themselves to becoming experts in their fields,” Eleana Drakatos, OSBA president, said in a news release. “In their pursuit of providing excellent services to their clients, they meet rigorous standards and go the extra mile to hone their practice skills.”

Price of gasoline down
3 cents in Northeast Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN — The average price for gasoline across Northeast Ohio was 3 cents cheaper this week at $2.49 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. 

The average price for unleaded self-service gasoline in the Youngstown area was $2.43 per gallon.

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