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Anesthesiologist Ann V. Govier and gastroenterologist David E. Subler recently were named the 2009 Licking Memorial Hospital physicians of the year.

Both received their awards in November at LMH's annual medical staff recognition dinner.

The Physician of the Year award recipient is elected by LMH medical staff members. Criteria include care and concern for patients, clinical knowledge, relationship to peers and relationship to hospital staff.

This is the fourth time that more than one nominee was awarded the title.

Govier, who is board certified in anesthesiology, earned her medial degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

She completed her internship and residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle and a fellowship in cardiac anesthesia at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala.

Subler received his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., and his fellowship training in gastroenterology at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University. Subler is board certified as a diplomate with the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Internal Medicine, with a subspecialty of gastroenterology.

New board of trustees officers were elected at Mental Health America of Licking County's recent annual meeting.

Doug Pricer of WCLT/T-100 was elected board president; Dan Bybee of State Farm is first vice president; judge Craig Baldwin is second vice president; Judith Carr, development director for the city of Newark, is treasurer for her second term; and outgoing president G. David Douglas is immediate past president.

Mental Health America of Licking County is an affiliate of Mental Health America. It is a partner agency of United Way and the Community Mental Health & Recovery Board.

Central Ohio Technical College in 2011 will celebrate its 40th anniversary. In anticipation of that event, a history of the college is being written.

As part of the research process, the college is soliciting stories, historical documents, information and photos that could be included in the publication. All information should be e-mailed to or sent to Dr. James Woolard, c/o COTC, 1179 University Drive, Newark, 43055.