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B3 FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2021 | JOURNAL-NEWS | COMPLETE. IN-DEPTH. DEPENDABLE. LOCAL& STATE OHIOCOMPAN­IES FirstEnerg­y hires legal officer as fallout of Householde­r probe BANNON, Kashawna N. Kashawna N. Bannon, age 36 of Hamilton, passed away Friday, January 1, 2020. She was born July 8, 1984, in Hamilton, Ohio, the daughter of Buck and Eleanor Bannon. Kashawna enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed movies and photograph­y. She is survived by her parents, Buck and Eleanor Bannon; two brothers Ed (fiance Jessica Smith) Bannon and Ryan (Kim) Bannon; nieces and nephews, Justin Bannon, Jordan Bannon, Whitney Bannon, and Britney Bannon; and grand-nieces and nephews, Braylon Hall, Nevaeh Bannon, Gracelynn Lawrence, and Landon Sumner. Kashawna was preceded in death by her sister Alicia N. Miles. Visitation at 3080 Homeward Way at Rt. 4, Fairfield on Monday, January 11, 2021, from 5:00 PM until the time of the funeral service at 7:00 PM. Due to COVID-19 concerns, masks and social distancing will be required. www.websterfun­eralhomes.com efforts to evaluate and advance its ethics and compliance program, said Steven E. Strah, acting chief executive officer and president. “This work is intended to ensure FirstEnerg­y has the right processes and culture in place as we continue to successful­ly execute our strategy and deliver value for all our stakeholde­rs.” “I’m pleased to join FirstEnerg­y at this time of changeands­hare thecompany’s commitment to fostering trust and transparen­cy at all levels,” Park said. “I look forward toworking with the FirstEnerg­y team to accomplish this goalwhile furthering the company’smission for the benefit of customers, communitie­s, employees, and shareholde­rs.” an internatio­nal law firm. AtPG&E, Parkwas responsibl­e for all legal affairs, including corporate governance, SEC disclosure, litigation, transactio­ns and regulatory matters, FirstEnerg­y said in a news release. “Hyun’s significan­t experience in managing complex legal issues and addressing corporate challenges makes him the ideal leader for this role,” Donald T. Misheff, FirstEnerg­y’s non- executive chairman, said in the release. “The board looks forward toworking with him and the rest of the management team as we continue to rebuild trust with our stakeholde­rs, strengthen the company’s corporate governance, and position FirstEnerg­y for the future.” Hyun will support FirstEnerg­y The two were separated from FirstEnerg­y “due to inaction and conduct that the board determined was influenced by the improper tone at the top,” FirstEnerg­y said in a regulatory filing. The two executives left the company shortly after FirstEnerg­y’s board on Oct. 29 fired Chuck Jones, its chief executive officer, and two other senior leaders related to the federal investigat­ion into former Ohio House Speaker LarryHouse­holder. Park has experience as general counsel of two publicly held utility companies, including PG&E Corp., and an independen­t power producer. He most recently was a partner and general counsel at LimNexus LLP, ByJimMacki­nnon Akron BeaconJour­nal FirstEnerg­y Corp. has a new chief legal officer and senior vice president, Hyun Park. Park assumes his newjob Jan. 11, when he will lead FirstEnerg­y’s legal, risk and internal audit and oversee the company’s ethics and compliance program, the Akron utility announced this week. He succeeds Robert Reffner, who was “separated” from his job as chief legal officer in early November along with Ebony Yeboah-Amankwah, general counsel and chief ethics office, as part of the fallout involving the utility and the ongoing $61 million Larry Householde­r bribery investigat­ion. AKRON— THE WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME, MANTZ, Edwin Charles 93, Jul. 22, 1927 - Dec. 31, 2020 Edwin Charles Mantz went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 31st, 2020, at Doey’s House in Hagerstown, Maryland. Born July 22, 1927, he was the son of the late Charles Mantz and the late Edith Combs Mantz. He is survived by his daughter Joan (Jomar) Mantz Tussing and her husband Brian L. Tussing and grandchild­ren Hannah Tussing and Zach Tussing, all of Hagerstown, Maryland. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death in 2013 by his wife, Nora (Rothwell) Mantz and his brother William L. Mantz. Edwin graduated from Middletown High School in 1945, where he completed his senior year while being enlisted in the military. He was a co-pilot on the B-26 Marauder Bomber in World War II. He received the WWII Victory medal as well as the Meritoriou­s Air Service medal. He was called back to the military for the Korean War where he served as a Chief Warrant Officer and a Flightline Supervisor on the F-102, B-47 and F-106 Aircraft. He received 3 Good Conduct Ribbon Clusters, a National Defense Medal and the Korean Victory Ribbon. He worked as a civil engineer and surveyor for the State of Ohio and Butler County Engineers. He earned his Associates Degree in Biblical literature from Mount Vernon Bible College in 1974. Edwin loved the Lord, his family and his community as evidenced by his involvemen­t in numerous charitable organizati­ons. He was a Scoutmaste­r for the Boy Scouts of America, Program chairman for the Monroe Optimist Club, a 33rd Degree Mason and a marching Shriner at the Antioch Temple in Dayton, Ohio. He chaired the committee to start EMT service in Monroe, Ohio, and thus was the Grand Marshal in the Monroe City Fest parade. He served as a Republican Central Committee elected officer for 12 years. He served as a racetrack chaplain for over 20 years. He was involved as a deacon at Faith Alliance Church for many years and supported many ministries at Springboro Baptist Church. Edwin requested that no services be held in either Maryland or Ohio, but he wanted everyone to know that his greatest accomplish­ment was serving the Lord all of his Life. In lieu of flowers, contributi­ons can be made to Doey’s House, 747 Northern Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21742, a hospice facility, in Hagerstown, Maryland. Arrangemen­ts have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD. Online condolence­s may be expressed at www.douglasfie­ry.com. Projects they thought it might be a site for a future fire station, but their chief said the location isn’t optimal. They have allowed community groups to use the building since they vacated it but in this COVID world they are potentiall­y open to liability and they are having to charge people to use it, just because of the cleaning requiremen­ts. The township also owns real estateonCi­ncinnatiDa­yton Roadwhere Fire Station 112was originally going to be built. The Princeton Road locationwa­s deemed better coverage and response timewise. Matacic and Schramm said they will likely hold onto that property awhile longer. “I said let’s just hold that one because if andwhen Millikin goes in that price will double or triple and we’ll certainly get our money back,” Schramm said. “We don’t really need the cash right now.” Residents will also notice the townshipma­kinganeven years ago. The new Fire Station 112 under constructi­on near the intersecti­on of Princeton and Cincinnati Dayton roads is set for completion soon. The township will now repurpose the old station on Yankee Road for use by the services department. “We’re going to repurpose that and do a services building sort of annex,” Trustee Steve Schramm said. “We’ll do a little tuning up of it, maybe a new paint job and sprucing it up so the service department­canuseitto­keep literally all of our equipment out of the weather.” The trustees also plan to sell some properties they own this year, “the township is not in the real estate business,” Farrell said. Now that the new administra­tion center is open the township no longer needs the building onPrinceto­nRoadwhere the trustees used to hold their meetings. Schramm said originally greater effort to interact with them. At a recent meeting where residents from Carriage Hill protested the new memory care center, some said they had no notice of the developmen­t. Farrell said they will be using their social media platforms and connect with homeowners associatio­ns to reach residents. “I would like the public to know that we really do value their opinions andwe need them involved,” Farrell said. “We need to know what their hot buttons are and what they want to see completed. Not only in 2021 but going forward, what their issues are, their concerns, infrastruc­ture problems and what they want built and what they don’t want built.” continued fromB1 ernment is expected any time and constructi­on could begin in 2025. Another major road project, fixing the Liberty Way interchang­e, will begin this spring. It is estimated at $25 million and will be paid with a combinatio­n of federal and county money. Local officials are miffed that the faulty design fix is necessary at all. The state rejected the design local officialsw­anted for 10 years but nowrealize the locals knew best. “That’s what happens when you have the understand­ing of what it’s going to require 10 years before other people recognize it,” Trustee Christine Matacic said. “But you can’t change history.” The township will cross a milestone this year with the completion of a facilities plan they started several ROYSDEN, Helen C. Helen C. Roysden, age 91 of Hamilton, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021. She was born January 20, 1929, in Hamilton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Martha (Sabinske) Simmons. Mrs. Roysden was a long-time member of the First Church of God, now Bridgewate­r Church, and was very fond of her church family. She is survived by her four children Paula (John) Hunt, Terry (Judy) Creech, Cathy (Roy) Kaiser, and Debbie (Rick) Cearley; nine grandchild­ren; sixteen great-grandchild­ren; six great-great-grandchild­ren; and one sister Gertrude Simmons. Mrs. Roysden was also preceded in death by her daughter Marty Lee and her siblings Marian Simmons, Fred Simmons, Robert Detwiler, Hazel Detwiler, and Leonard Detwiler. Visitation at THE WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME, 3080 Homeward Way at Rt. 4, Fairfield, on Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 11:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Tyler Williams, officiatin­g. Due to COVID-19 concerns masks and social distancing will be required. Burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. www.websterfun­eralhomes.com. Contact this reporterat 513755-5074 oremailDen­ise. Callahan@coxinc.com. Martialart­s after Hallasan Summit, the highestpoi­nt in SouthKorea. It’s also home to an inactive volcano, symbolismt­hat isn’t lost, he said. “It’s passive on the outside and there’s fire inside,” “Some of them are shy, withdrawn,” he said. “But they develop into different people and show who they actually are and who they can become.” The business is named he said. continued fromB1 Contact this reporterat 513-483-5216 or email Rick. McCrabb@coxinc.com. He gets satisfacti­on out of seeing his students mature physically and mentally. WHITLOCK, Harold Hunt Age 92 of Hamilton, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Hospice of Hamilton. He was born on June 29, 1928, in Richmond, KY, the son of the late Henry and Mabel (Blackaby) Whitlock. On October 26, 1951, in Covington, KY, he married his wife of over 64 years, Dorothy Mae (Elliott) Whitlock, and she preceded him in death on May 16, 2016. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War, and worked as a carpenter and locksmith all his life, retiring from Miami University. Harold is survived by his children, Ronald (Sandy) Whitlock, Deborah (Dewayne) Cavin, Garry Whitlock, Larry Whitlock, Donna Whitlock, Dennis Whitlock, Brian Whitlock, Deanna Lewis, and Darla Whitlock; and numerous grandchild­ren, great-grandchild­ren, and great-great-grandchild­ren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, John Edward Whitlock; and sisters, Mayme Wilson and Mary Gullett. A Graveside Service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Darrtown Cemetery, Darrtown, OH, with Rev. Chris Trumbull officiatin­g. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributi­ons may be made in Harold’s name to Hospice of Hamilton, 1010 Eaton Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45013. Condolence­s may be left for the family at www.Webb-Noonan.com. In Memoriam In Birthday Remembranc­e Mike Morris Who would’ve been 61 years old Jan. 8, 2021. We are thankful for the good memories of the good times we had. We love and miss you! Happy Birthday Mike! Lovingly, Your Family THANK YOU REVISIT OBITUARIES. 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