Vermilion begins text alert system
VERMILION — The city of Vermilion now has an emergency alert text message system.
Residents can sign up for the system by texting VTOWN to 36000. Those who sign up will receive a confirmation text and will begin receiving text message alerts in case of an emergency.
The system is part of Homepages Text Marketing.
According to a press release from Mayor Eileen Bulan, the city will place advertisements and put information on bills to let people know about the new system, but residents are also asked to spread the word.
Women biz owners to meet October 4
The Women Business Owners Network will meet 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at Athena’s Deli & Restaurant, 33424 Lake Road, Avon Lake.
The speaker will be attorney Barb Butler of Barbara Aquilla Butler & Associates on estate planning. The business spotlight will be Susan Neely of Mary Kay Cosmetics. Bring enough business cards and literature for an exchange.
All women who own businesses or are thinking of owning one are welcome.
Feel free to bring a friend.
For information and reservations, call Debra James at (440) 989-2570 or Karen Cheshire at (440) 986-3200, or email email@example.com.
EMH Healthcare gets certification
ELYRIA — EMH Healthcare received certification for its cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation program.
The certification was granted by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Such programs are designed to help people who have suffered heart attacks, bypass surgery or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to recover faster. The programs include exercise, education, counseling and support.
The certification program is a peer-reviewed accreditation process that involves a monthlong application process.
Steel industry grant given to LCCC
ELYRIA — Lorain County Community College was awarded a $5,000 grant to set up a student research team to investigate solutions for health and safety problems in the steel industry.
The grant came from the Don B. Daily Memorial Fund to Promote Steel Industry Safety and Health.
“We are excited to have LCCC students actively engaged in occupational safety issues,” said Kelly Zelesnik, dean of engineering technologies at LCCC, in a release announcing the grant. “This program will put our students at the forefront of safety developments within the steel industry.”
Three students will be selected for the team and will begin work during fall semester. In spring 2013, the group will present its findings at the LCCC Research Day and at one other professional conference.