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From left: Krista Opperman, Debra Goodwin, Bailey Joseph, Jim Mackenbach and Jim Christman
From left: Krista Opperman, Debra Goodwin, Bailey Joseph, Jim Mackenbach and Jim Christman
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Coldwell Banker Plus One agents receive awards

Bailey Joseph has been named to Coldwell Banker’s international president’s elite. Only the top 3 percent of all sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system qualify for this group.

Jim Mackenbach has qualified to join the company’s international president’s circle. This membership is awarded to the top 6 percent of all sales associates/representatives.

Krista Opperman and Jim Christman were named to Coldwell banker international diamond society. This level is achieved by only the top 11 percent of all sales associates/representatives.

Debra Goodwin has been honored as a member of the company’s international sterling society. This membership was awarded to the top 16 percent of all sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.

Blanchard Valley Health System awarded

The Blanchard Valley Health System Corporate public relations and marketing departments earned five awards in the 2014 Aster Awards competition. The awards included two gold, two silver and one bronze for excellence in medical marketing.

The corporate public relations and marketing team includes Amy Leach, Amy Jordan, Megan James, Abby Hartman, Mindy Radabaugh and Brian Rader.

As winners in the Aster Awards, Blanchard Valley Health System will be honored in the national “Marketing Healthcare Today” magazine.

Red Cross volunteers honored

The American Red Cross of Putnam County recognized volunteers in Putnam County at its annual awards event recently.

The Clara Barton award was presented to Judy Ruen, of Ottawa. She has been a volunteer since 2004 and coordinates blood drives at the VFW and the American Legion in Ottawa.

The Volunteer of the Year award was given to Mary Jane Kaufman. She has been a volunteer for more than 25 years.

The Youth of the Year award was given to Liane Siefker, a student at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. She began volunteering more than a year ago.

Oak Haven Residential Care, of Cloverdale, received the Organization/Business of the Year award. It opened its doors to operate a shelter and fed many residents who didn’t have power or were displaced from their homes.

Otterbein St. Marys recognized

Capabilities, Inc. recognized Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, of St. Marys, as its outstanding community partner for inclusive hiring.

Capabilities mission is to help people with differing abilities achieve and sustain their goals.

Otterbein St. Marys has worked with Capabilities for many years by employing the individuals Capabilities assists with job placement needs.

Local insurance agent commended

Nick Sauer, an American Family Insurance agent in Lima, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in customer experience certification.

Sauer has been an agent for American Family since December 2001.


Coldwater Medical adds physician

Dr. Megan A. Core will join the practice of Coldwater Medical, Inc. and Dr. John Naveau on July 14.

Core is a native of St. Henry and a graduate of Miami University and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is completing her four-year residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics.

Dr. Core, her husband Blaise and her son Parker will be moving to St. Henry this summer.

Coldwater Medical will begin accepting appointments for Dr. Core on June 2. Call 419-678-2354 or 419-678-2110.

Schumaker appointed financial representative

Colt Schumaker has been appointed financial representative by Northwestern Mutual in Lima. He will be associated with Northwestern Mutual Findlay District office of Findlay.

As a financial representative, Schumaker will offer a wide array of products, including insurance, retirement and education planning and investments.

Schumaker is a native of Elida. He received a bachelor’s degree in consumer financial management with a minor in economics from The Ohio State University in 2013.

He is an active member of The First Evangelical and Reformed Church. He resides in Elida with his girlfriend, Kelsey Greeley.


Massage for Health and Balance opens

Massage for Health and Balance, located at 2228 Spencerville Road in Lima, is open for business. It is a locally owned and operated massage therapy private practice by Becky Wolfert, licensed therapeutic masseuse.

Wolfert is licensed through the Dayton School of Medical Massage and has national experience and recognition in Equine Massage and specializes in deep tissue massage.

At Massage for Health and Balance, enjoy a chair massage, area massage, full body massage or a Swedish relaxation massage in addition to hand and/or feet paraffin dip.

Call 419-979-9182 for an appointment.


Otterbein staff, builder present at conference

Sue McConn, vice president of Otterbein’s Skilled Nursing & Rehab Neighborhoods, and Brian Gruber, Principal of Ridge Stone Builders, the general contractors responsible for the construction of Otterbein “small house neighborhoods” throughout Ohio, spoke at the Environments for Aging annual conference.

McConn and Gruber were able to share the details of the innovative “small house” nursing home model versus the institutional nursing home environment.


Swickrath speaking statewide

Brandie Swickrath, a Magistrate at Allen County Common Pleas Court, Juvenile Division is now speaking statewide on issues related to technology and the Ohio court system. She presented to Juvenile and Domestic Relations Magistrates at the annual spring conference in Cleveland. In June, she will present to judges at the combined Ohio Associations of Probate, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges.

She is a faculty member of the Ohio Judicial College’s technology planning committee, the Allen County Common Pleas Court, Juvenile Division, Technology Committee and she is currently being considered for appointment to the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Technology and the Courts where she could participate in the writing and revision of all Ohio court rules involving technology.


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