Business News: Warfield & Co. grows

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Hudson-based Warfield & Co. CPAs, Ltd., which specializes in providing accounting and tax services to small and medium size businesses and also provides tax planning services for individuals, estates and trusts, has announced a growing client roster and the addition of two staff members. Edwin Repphun has recently joined the firm as a tax consultant. He specializes in providing accounting, tax planning and compliance services, and has more than 30 years experience as a Certified Public Accountant. In this role with Warfield & Co., he will be responsible for evaluating and consulting on various tax issues for several area businesses. A resident of Hudson, Repphun also serves as CPA and manager for the townhomes at First & Main. Barbara Benden has also joined Warfield & Co. as a paraprofessional, responsible for the bookkeeping for several clients, including not-for-profit labor unions. Her experience includes client and financial statement setup, preparation of quarterly payroll tax returns, monthly accounting, and budgets and some income tax returns. Warfield & Co. has also promoted Richard Leach to manager, where he is responsible for managing the accounting, tax compliance and planning needs of several of the firm's key real estate and small business clients. He has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting at some local CPA firms in the Akron area. "We are proud of our growth in 2011 and 2012 and attribute it to working very closely with our clients to understand their financial and tax savings needs and to help them achieve their business goals," said Rich Warfield, the firm's owner and president. Sourcebooks Get Real Tour comes to Hudson Lisa and Laura Roecker, authors of "The Liar Society," will celebrate the release of their second book, "The Lies that Bind," on Nov. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Lake Forest Country Club, 100 Lake Forest Drive. As a part of Sourcebooks Get Real Tour, the Roecker Sisters are traveling across the country with fellow young adult authors Janet Gurtler and Miranda Kenneally. The event is open to everyone and will offer giveaways including candy and bracelets. Lisa and Laura Roecker are sisters-turned-writing-partners. Graduates of Solon High School, Lisa and Laura live in Cleveland in separate residences. Gurtler lives in Calgary Alberta, near the Canadian Rockies, with her husband and son. She is promoting her book "Who I Kissed." Kenneally writes and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. She is promoting her book "Stealing Parker." For more information, call the Learned Owl Book Shop at 330-653-2252. ovelist and quilter returns to Hudson Jennifer Chiaverini will bring "The Giving Quilt," the latest in her New York Times best-selling Elm Creek Quilts series, to Hudson Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at Laurel Lake Retirement Community, 200 Laurel Lake Drive. Chiaverini has long been active in Project Linus, which is dedicated to providing handmade quilts and blankets to children in need. In support of this charitable organization, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of "The Giving Quilt" will be donated to Project Linus. The event is free, but space is limited. Call the Learned Owl Book Shop at 330-653-2252 or 1-800-968-2685 to register for the event. Lawyer to help pick Supreme Court justice Roetzel Partner Marshal Pitchford was appointed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to his Judicial Review Committee for the selection of Ohio's next Supreme Court justice. Pitchford is the law director of Boston Heights and lives in the Fairlawn Heights area. The Judicial Review Committee members will assist the governor in vetting candidates by reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. Pitchford is one of seven Ohio attorneys selected by the governor to assist him in this process. Pitchford's practice primarily focuses on transportation litigation, government relations and commercial litigation. He was named to The Best Lawyers in America for Transportation Law (2010-13) and Commercial Litigation (2013). He received his juris doctor from The University of Akron School of Law, where he served on law review, and his bachelor's degree from Miami University. Great Clips collecting for holiday lights Great Clips of Hudson will collect donations for the city's Holiday Lighting Fund and will match donations, dollar for dollar, up to $200 total. Great Clips of Hudson is in the Acme Plaza. Call 330-653-3090 or visit www.greatclips.com for more information.

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