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Franklin company earns state safety certification

Franklin-based Electro-Spec recently earned certification as an Indiana Safety and Health Recognition Program site by the Indiana Department of Labor. The companies who get the certification are recognized for being leaders in workplace safety and health.

Electro-Spec has been in business in Franklin for 57 years. The company employs more than 80 on-site workers and does gold, silver, nickel, copper and tri-alloy electroplating for aerospace, medical, telecommunications, automotive and battery products.

A safety committee of employees helps maintain all safety programs and conducts regular inspections of the facility. The company has low worksite injury and illness rates.

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Child development center receives accreditation

The Discovery Child Development Center at Johnson Memorial Health in Franklin received a new accreditation.

The accreditation earns the Discovery Child Development Center a Level 4 Paths to Quality rating. Paths to Quality is Indiana’s child care quality rating and improvement system. Paths to Quality gives families a tool for selecting child care programs.

This distinction means the facility has earned high marks for health and safety, learning environments and planned curriculum.

To learn more about the center, call 317-736-3361.

Nonprofit recognized for quality Hospice care

Our Hospice of South Central Indiana was named a 2016 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, a web-based home health and hospice software company.

Winners were determined based on 24 quality indicators.

Our Hospice of South Central Indiana is a 36-year not-for-profit, community-based hospice. The nonprofit has offices in Columbus, North Vernon and Greensburg.

Legislators tout job growth, strong economy

Local legislators were recently recognized for promoting job growth and a strong economy in Indiana.

State Rep. John Price (R-Bargersville) earned 98 percent and State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) earned a perfect score on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual legislative vote analysis for their support of pro-economy, pro-jobs legislation.

Scores are based on votes cast during the 2016 Indiana General Assembly session in agreement with the Indiana chamber’s positions on road funding, workforce education and scholarships to top-performing Hoosier students who enter the teaching field.

Price received a four-year aggregate score of 96 percent. Burton, chairman of the House Committee on Financial Institutions, received a four-year aggregate score of 97 percent.

Board association awards standout school trustees

The Indiana School Boards Association awarded the Outstanding Board Award to the Center Grove Community School Corp. Board of School Trustees.

The board was recognized in early May at the association’s regional meeting.

School board members are Adam Norman, Rob Richards, Jack Russell, Scott Alexander and Carol Tumey.

This is the third time in four years the board has received the distinction, which is due to in-service programs, workshops and other duties such as serving on statewide boards.

CPA retires from local Franklin accounting firm

Stanley C. Hoskins, a CPA, has retired from Jones, Hoskins & Anderson, CPAs.

The firm’s new owner J. Scott Jones, CPA and his partner, C. Allen Anderson, CPA, will continue to serve the greater Franklin market.

Company names April’s leading loan originator

Ruoff Home Mortgage has announced that Donnie Dodson was the top loan originator for the company in April.

The top spot in each branch office, as well as the company, is based on the number of closed loans during the month, compared to peers.

Dodson has been with Ruoff Home Mortgage since May 2015. He has won the top spot several times.

Dodson works out of the Greenwood office, 972 Emerson Parkway, Suite C.

Specialist earns honors with Healing Hands Award

Dr. Sarah Ali, an oncology and hematology specialist at Franciscan St. Francis Health, has been recognized with a Healing Hands Award from the hospital.

The award recognizes physicians for excellence in clinical skills, patient relations, research, stewardship and reflection of the hospital’s ministry, values and mission.

Ali graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville and attended medical school at St. George’s in the West Indies. She completed her internal medicine residency training through Michigan State University at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, and her fellowship training at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Ali joined the Franciscan Physician Network in 2012. She is board-certified in internal medicine and oncology and hematology. She has a special interest in breast malignancies and lymphomas.