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BUSINESS UPDATES | Attorney Kathi McNabb Welsh receives Professionalism Award

Also among today's business updates: CASTLO Community Improvement Corporation and Natalie Rink Makeup & Skincare.
Kathi McNabb Welsh
Attorney Kathi McNabb Welsh is the recipient of the 2021 Professionalism Award, presented by the Mahoning County Bar Association Board of Trustees. (Contributed photo)

CANFIELD — Attorney Kathi McNabb Welsh was awarded the 2021 Professionalism Award by the Mahoning County Bar Association Board of Trustees.

McNabb Welsh was honored for more than three decades of service and contributions to the legal community at the “Opening of Courts” luncheon Monday.

Each year, the Professionalism Award is presented to a member of the Mahoning County Bar Association who has been practicing for at least 30 years and embodies qualities including fairness, integrity, competence, diligence and civility in their work and life, a news release states.

“My life as an attorney has been a blessing,” McNabb Welsh said in the release. “I have been able to serve the public and my constituents, and I’m grateful for that. When I was in college I did not see my legal career playing out as it has, but I truly love what I do.”

McNabb Welsh serves as the Mahoning County chief deputy clerk of courts and has been in this role since 1994. She previously served nearly a decade as an assistant prosecutor, working for both the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office and the city of Akron.

CASTLO Community Improvement Corporation receives $91K grant

STRUTHERS — The Ohio Rail Development Commission approved a grant of up to $91,440 to CASTLO Community Improvement Corporation to rehabilitate and paint a railroad bridge in its industrial park in Struthers. 

CASTLO’s share of the cost is also $91,440 for a total project cost of $182,880. The project involves structural steel repair, painting and related improvements to the bridge.

CASTLO is a nonprofit, quasi-governmental organization that promotes economic development initiatives in the cities of Campbell, Struthers and Lowellville, as well as Coitsville and Poland townships. It owns an industrial park in Struthers on the site of a former steel mill. CASTLO purchased the site more than 40 years ago and has secured environmental remediation funding and made other site improvements to attract new businesses. A group of businesses employing more than 100 people has located in the industrial park. 

The CASTLO industrial park is served by the Mahoning Valley Railway.

Natalie Rink Makeup & Skincare to celebrate grand opening

CORTLAND — Natalie Rink Makeup & Skincare, 1891 Niles-Cortland Road NE, will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Those who attend will receive free samples and will be entered to win a $150 gift certificate, $50 in products and more.

Natalie Rink previously sold her NR Makeup and Skin Care products online and at local boutiques and shows before opening the storefront.

“I am happy to meet and talk with anyone who stops into my store to help them start a skin care regimen,” Rink said in a news release, “I like to personalize the skin care approach since everyone’s skin is different and has specific needs.”

For more information, contact Rink via email at or visit her Facebook or Instagram pages.

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