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December 11, 2011
The Herald-Star

NEW BUSINESS: The Center for Audiology at Wheeling Hospital recently opened its newest location in Wellsburg at 1006 Commerce St.

Performing diagnostic hearing evaluations are audiologists Dr. Brandon Lichtman and Natalie Moses. They will maintain hours in Wellsburg every other Monday, alternating with the office at the Belmont Community Health Center in Bellaire. The rest of the week they are at the Center for Audiology at Wheeling Hospital.

"Establishing the service of hearing evaluations in Wellsburg will help a significant segment of our patient population," Lichtman said. "And if it is determined that further treatment is required, we will assist patients with appointments and therapy at Wheeling Hospital."

Hearing aids will be available to patients at the Marks Building office on Commerce Street, as well as at the Belmont Community Health Center and Wheeling Hospital.

Lichtman and Moses are licensed by the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Lichtman is board certified by the American Institute of Balance and the American Board of Audiology. In addition, both Lichtman and Moses have a certificate of clinical competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Other physicians at the Commerce Street building include Dr. Robert Marks and Dr. Scott Carlos.

For appointments at any of the three locations, call (304) 243-7879.

NEW DUTIES: Jeff Earley, D.O., is EZCare's new chief medical officer.

A native of Pine Grove, W.Va., Earley resides with his family in Moundsville. After earning his bachelor's degree in biology from West Virginia University, he graduated in 1984 from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. He has worked at the VA Clinic in St. Clairsville and logged more than 10,000 hours in local emergency departments. He is licensed in West Virginia and Ohio. His certifications include BLS, ACLS and ATLS. He will work mainly from EZCare's New Martinsville locations, though he will make periodic visits to other locations as well.

EZCare offers walk-in medical treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. Staffed by experienced physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, radiology technicians and medical assistants, the firm has locations in Parkersburg, New Martinsville, Weirton, Moorefield in West Virginia, and Steubenville and East Liverpool in Ohio. No appointment is necessary.

RINGING BELLS: Milwaukee-based Joy Global Inc., completed the transfer of its stock listing to the New York Stock Exchange with a bell-ringing ceremony on the exchange floor.

Joy Global is a leader in high-productivity mining products and owns the P&H and Joy Mining equipment brands. The company's common stock had been trading on the NASDAQ under the JOYG symbol.

"I am very fortunate to be part of a company that has an outstanding reputation, not only for our high quality products and services, but also for our financial performance," said Michael Sutherlin, Chief Executive Officer, Joy Global. "There is no question that this opportunity is only possible due to the efforts of all Joy Global employees around the world. I view our move to the NYSE to be just one more validation of the outstanding strength and reputation of Joy Global. The New York Stock Exchange offers unparalleled visibility to investors and greater financial flexibility for listed companies. This combination will allow Joy Global to continue growing, while investing in our people, products and facilities."

Mei Gagne, NER manager human resources, called it a "great day for Joy Global and the Joy Mining Machinery employees here at Houston, Pa."

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