Business Briefs

Local UPS driver lauded for safety

COLUMBUS — Joseph Barnard of East Liverpool is one of 54 UPS drivers in Ohio to achieve the company’s “Circle of Honor” award, which recognizes its longtime safe drivers.

He is among 1,582 newly-inducted drivers into the company’s honorary organization of employees who have delivered packages for 25 years without an accident.

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Lou Rivieccio, president, UPS East Region. “Their attention to detail has kept them safe and has helped improve public safety.”

Barnard’s UPS work location is listed as Columbus.

Ohio boasts 409 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 9,808 years of accident-free driving. Terry Leedy of Wadsworth is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 46 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 4,250 total full-time UPS drivers in Ohio.

Globally, 10,504 UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively they’ve racked up 257,221 years and nearly 14 billion safe miles during their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to the moon and back almost 29,000 times. The most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 55 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 49 years of safe driving. One hundred twenty six others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.

UPS’s 127,000 small package drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging more than 3 billion miles a year and delivering nearly 5 billion packages annually.

Dr. Mecs joins CHANGE team

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio — CHANGE Inc. is announcing the addition of OB/GYN physician, Dr. Sandor Mecs, to the Family Medical Care team.

Mecs attended Semmelweis Medical University, where he received his medical degree. He completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh.

He is a licensed medical physician and surgeon and board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology with more than 34 years of experience. His expertise includes high-risk pregnancies and deliveries, minimally invasive laparoscopic hysterectomies, and correcting pelvic floor disorders and incontinence.

He will begin seeing patients April 2 at the 200 Luray Dr., Wintersville, Ohio, location during regular office hours.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Family Medical Care, call 740-314-8258 (Wintersville Office) or visit the CHANGE website (

Home Savings names manager

YOUNGSTOWN — Home Savings has announce Mindy Wiesensee as branch manager of its Salem office.

Home Savings is a subsidiary of United Community Financial Corp.

Wiesensee returns to Home Savings with 22 years of banking experience. She most recently served as a relationship banker at a national bank, and a branch manager and small business lender at a community bank, managing several branches in Trumbull County.

Prior to that, Wiesensee held various positions at Home Savings such as sales and service manager and branch manager of the McCartney Road office in Youngstown.

In her new role, responsibilities include building and retaining customer relationships, managing branch daily activities and ensuring high quality customer service at the branch.

Wiesensee, a licensed insurance representative, also holds her series 6 license. She has also completed the Project Blueprint Leadership Training program presented by the United Way. She is a former member of the Niles and Cortland Rotary and the Youngstown Kiwanis. She served on the Board for Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley.

She resides in Struthers, Ohio, with her two children, Charles and Julie.