Mortgage-seekers could find rate break

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 14, 2000

Firstar Home Mortgage, a division of Firstar Bank, has introduced Firstep Mortgage.

Tuesday, March 14, 2000

Firstar Home Mortgage, a division of Firstar Bank, has introduced Firstep Mortgage. The new program gives customers a 1 percent rate discount on selected 30- and 15-year fixed Federal Housing Authority administration (FHA) loans during the first year of their mortgage at no additional cost.

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The savings during the first year allows buyers to put their money toward immediate uses, such as furnishing or personalizing their new home. Also, because the program works in conjunction with FHA mortgages, more first-time loan recipients will meet the qualification standards.

After the first year of the loan, interest rate and payments will be adjusted to reflect the actual rate of their mortgage loan.


The following positions currently are posted with the OBES Ironton One-Stop Employment and Training Center, 120 N. Third St.:

Account executive, credit clerk, fast-food worker, alterations worker, heating and air-conditioning installer/repairer, census enumerator, bookkeeper, production worker, sanitation worker, warehouse worker, machinist, management trainees, manufacturing engineer, physical therapist, registered nurse, insurance salesperson, nurse’s aides, security officer, telemarketer, truck drivers, welder, direct-care provider, print-press operator, substitute teachers, math or science teacher, transportation agents, restaurant manager, accounting assistant, first-line supervisor, waiter/waitress, inventory clerk, truck mechanic, hydraulic technician, industrial worker, assistant manager, case manager, cake decorator, cook, computer operations supervisor, laborer, legal/medical transcriptionist, loader/driver, produce manager, stock clerk, warehouse worker, web page design and maintenance, accounts payable clerk, clerical workers, cashiers, loader/driver, payroll clerk, seamstress (production) and plant manager.


King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky., is installing a wireless notification system that transmits patient alarms and time-critical vital signs and cardiac waveforms to nurses and doctors.

"This system will allow important patient data to be transmitted very quickly and efficiently to a pager-sized receiver worn by the caregiver," said Carole Siegfried, vice president of patient services. "Within 10 seconds of a change in patient status which signals an alarm, the caregiver can use this device to view the patient’s electrocardiogram (ECG) waveform and vital signs, and respond immediately. This should reduce response time by nearly 90 percent, resulting in much better patient outcomes."

The new system ­ StatView ­ is being implemented on the medical, surgical and step-down nursing units, where cardiac monitoring is utilized.

In other KDMC news, the hospital’s school of radiologic technology is accepting applications through March 31. The school has a capacity for eight students in a 24-month program leading to eligibility for certification as an X-ray technologist.

The program term begins in August. For information and application materials, call 1-888-377-5362.

Applicants who have submitted all completed application information and meet the minimum academic requirements will participate in a telephone interview. Those selected after the interview will meet with the program director and clinical instructor. Final selection will be announced May 12.

A radiographer is a technical assistant to a radiologist, a physician specializing in the use of X-ray and other radiation sources in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and other medical conditions. Radiographers are skilled professionals trained to produce images for diagnostic purposes while providing quality patient care and safety. With additional training, radiographers may specialize in such areas as CT scanning, MRI, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine and mammography. KDMC X-ray technology graduates are eligible for 36 credit hours toward an associate in science or applied science degrees in radiologic technology from Ashland Community College.

Jennifer Allen is publisher of The Ironton Tribune.