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Construction Firm Adds Engineer

Greenman-Pedersen Inc., an engineering and construction services firm, has added Chad Jespersen to its Western New York operations.

A licensed professional engineer, Jespersen has worked in both construction and consulting having performed in the capacity of designer, engineer, inspector and project manager for a large variety of civil engineering projects. His experience includes bridge and roadway engineering, airport and large facility site design, railroad siding/unloading facility design and streetcar systems development. He also has an expertise in forensic engineering investigations and concrete construction. Jesperson is a long-term volunteer with the Warren County Fair and member of the Lander Volunteer Fire Department. He will be based out of the Jamestown office.

Greenman-Pedersen Inc. has provided civil/structural engineering, water and wastewater engineering, and land surveying to clients in the Southern Tier for more than 50 years.

JAMA Business Adds Therapist

Chautauqua Physical and Occupational Therapy has hired Morgan Monahan.

With the addition of Monahan, the staff increases to 26 in the Riverwalk Center, 15 S. Main St., Jamestown. Monahan is a 2017 Nazareth College graduate with a master’s degree in occupational therapy and a bachelor’s degree in occupational science. Monahan is a Warsaw, N.Y. native.

“I love getting to work with new people every day while helping them reach their goals and regain their functional independence,” she said.

In her free time, Monahan enjoys taking her basset hound Olli for walks, family activities and snowmobiling.

Airline Helps Cancer Patient

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A cancer patient says a Southwest Airlines employee went above and beyond to help track down her missing luggage that contained important medication.

Stacy Hurt says she called customer service July 23 at Pittsburgh International Airport after her luggage failed to arrive on a flight from Nashville. The bag contained medication that helps her with the side effects of chemo for her colon cancer. It also had sentimental items like a rosary and a lucky T-shirt.

“I immediately panicked because I had chemotherapy the next day,” she told KDKA-TV. “I had a lot of items in the suitcase that I needed and wanted for chemotherapy. I just started getting very emotional and I started to cry.”

Sarah Rowan, a worker for Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, took the call and says she was moved to help. Her father died six years ago from leukemia.

It was after midnight when Rowan finally tracked down the luggage and the last courier had already left for the night.

So she put the bag in her car and drove it to Hurt’s home at 3 a.m., leaving it on her doorstep.

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