News in Brief — 6/9/13

Published 12:12 am Sunday, June 9, 2013

Ironton native and OSU alum receives law degree

ADA — David M. McGoron, son of David and Bonnie McGoron, of Ironton, recently graduated with high distinction from Ohio Northern’s University Pettit College of Law. He received the degree of Juris Doctor.

On campus, McGoron was active in the Willis Society Law Honorary and the Law Review Publication.

McGoron received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University.

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Symmes Valley alum graduates with doctor of pharmacy degree

ADA — Kirt R. Shipley, son of Kenneth and Brenda Shipley, of Pedro, recently graduated cum laude from the College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University. He received the Doctor of Pharmacy.

On campus, Shipley was active in the Rider’s Club, which is devoted to the sport of wake boarding, Worthy-Master-at-Arms, Worthy Inner guard and Phi Delta Chi pharmacy fraternity.

Shipley is a graduate of Symmes Valley High School.


Ironton native makes dean’s list

CONWAY, S.C. — Rebecca Jones, of Ironton, a senior majoring in music, is among more than 1,500 students who made the dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University for the spring 2013 semester.

To qualify for the dean’s list, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average. All students must be enrolled full time.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The university offers 65 areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree and seven master’s degree programs in accountancy, business administration, education, marine and wetland studies, and writing.

Ten new undergraduate degree programs include biochemistry, economics, graphic design, information systems, intelligence and national security, musical theatre, theatre arts, as well as criminology, health and aging, and social justice tracks in sociology.

Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent university in 1993.


Piaskowski makes Akron dean’s list

AKRON — Abigail Piaskowski of Proctorville, made the dean’s list at The University of Akron for the spring semester. Piaskowski is majoring in chemical engineering.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, Piaskowski maintained a GPA of 3.25 or higher and was enrolled in 12 or more credit hours.

The University of Akron offers more than 300 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and law degree programs with accreditations by 35 professional agencies.

With nearly 30,000 students and more than $65 million in research expenditures, UA is among the nation’s strongest public universities focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment in community and economic growth. Programs are targeted to diverse groups of learners, including full-time, part-time and online students, veterans, and adults returning to the classroom.


River’s Bend directors parents of medical grads

SOUTH POINT — Debbie Galuk, director of Nursing at River’s Bend Health Care, and Dr. David Apgar, medical director at River’s Bend, both have daughters who graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Both women have earned Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine credentials and will continue their education in their fields of specialty.

Stephanie Galuk has been accepted for a residency in obstetrics/gynecology at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Kelly Apgar will perform a psychiatric residency at Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, W.Va.



Kentucky probe nets arrests, drug seizures

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say more than two dozen people have been arrested in a crackdown on illegal drug activity linked to a bus terminal in Ashland.

State police said Friday that investigators seized more than $1 million worth of illegal drugs as part of a three-month investigation.

Police say the probe focused on drug activity at the Greyhound bus terminal in the northeastern Kentucky city.

Investigators received information indicating the terminal was being used as a narcotics hub to traffic drugs between the Ashland area and Detroit. Police said the arrests prevented large amounts of prescription pills, heroin and marijuana from reaching the streets.

During the investigation, police made 28 drug arrests and troopers seized heroin with a street value exceeding $850,000 and prescription pills worth more than $150,000.


BCPL adult craft program June 15 at Catlettsburg

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. — At June’s adult craft program at Boyd County Public Library, participants will learn how to host a patriotic barbeque.

The program is at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Catlettsburg branch, 2704 Louisa St.

Library staff will explain how to host, decorate and cook for the perfect patriotic barbeque. Those who attend can also make a banner and table decorations to take home. BCPL will provide all the supplies.

No registration is needed.

For more information on all library programs and services, visit

Reasonable accommodation for people with special needs should be requested at least 48 hours prior to a program. Call (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140, for more information.


Jazz-MU-Tazz music camp starts Monday

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre will host its 15th Jazz-MU-Tazz festival, a jazz camp for high school students Monday through Friday on the Huntington campus.

The camp will culminate with a concert performance at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Pullman Square.

Students who attend Jazz-MU-Tazz participate in rehearsals, discussion forums and jam sessions. Throughout the week, they perform in big bands and combos while learning about jazz improvisation, history and theory.

This year, Jazz-MU-Tazz participants will work with, in addition to Marshall music faculty, guest artist Dr. Sim Flora, a jazz trombone player and professor emeritus of music theory and jazz studies at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark.

Flora’s unique and varied career has included public school teaching in southern Illinois, freelance trombone work on the West Coast and in the St. Louis area, and a seven-year tenure as musical director at Six Flags Over St. Louis.