Akron Children's Hospital

names information officer

• Dr. Sarah Rush has been appointed Akron Children’s Hospital’s chief medical information officer.

Rush joined the hospital in 2013 as a pediatric oncologist specializing in the treatment of children with brain and spinal cord tumors. She has been an active member of the hospital’s Physician Informatics group since 2016.

• First Commonwealth Bank announced the addition of Matt Koch as mortgage market manager for the Ohio region. The company has mortgage offices in Hudson and Dublin.


Applications now available

for 2019 IMAGE export aid

The Ohio International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) program is accepting applications from small and medium-sized businesses for 2019 reimbursement grants of up to $12,500 to offset export costs.

The program, administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Export Assistance Office, is aided by $700,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s State Trade Expansion Program.

David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency, said Ohio businesses exported more than $50 billion of goods and services in 2017.

During the first five years of the program, 312 businesses have received funding to promote their products and services in international markets, resulting in more than $87 million in export sales.

For more information or to apply, visit www.image.development.ohio.gov.


Cedar Point fine proposed

following employee's fall

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Cedar Point for failing to protect workers from fall hazards after an employee suffered serious injuries at the Sandusky amusement park.

The company faces proposed penalties of $142,270 for one willful and one serious safety violation, the maximum penalties allowed under the law.

OSHA inspectors determined the injured employee fell through a skylight while working as part of a three-person crew to remove insulating blankets and covers from a roof.


Walt Disney World alters

flexible pricing program

Ticket prices at Walt Disney World will vary based on the date picked with a new online planning tool debuting next month.

Disney World officials said Monday that prices at the resort’s four theme parks will be tweaked next month so they’re the same instead of Magic Kingdom having a higher price.

Disney introduced flexible pricing at U.S. parks three years ago as an incentive for guests to visit during less busy times. Under the new plan, which debuts Oct. 16, prices will vary based on the particular day. Single-day tickets will range from $109 to $129, depending on how popular the day is expected to be.


Compiled from staff and wire reports.