April 25, 2013
Wapakoneta native receives award
Dirk D. Steiner, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Ridgeway Steiner and the late Donald E. Steiner, became a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. To receive this award, nominees must show evidence of outstanding contributions in industrial/organizational psychology through research, teaching, administration and professional service.
Steiner is an invited speaker at conferences across North America and Europe and made more than 30 presentations. In addition, he made more than 70 conference presentations. He has more than 45 articles published in refereed journals; chapters he wrote appear in 22 books.
Steiner earned his bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University and earned his master's and doctorate degrees from Pennsylvania State University.
He has been the associate professor of psychology at Louisiana State University while also administering the doctoral program and supervising master’s and doctoral theses, as well as directing undergraduate studies in the psychology program. During that time, he was an exchange professor at the Universite de Provence in France.
In 1996, Steiner became professor of psychology at the Universite de Nice Sophia, Antipolis, France, where he is still employed today. He has directed the master’s program and doctoral studies program while also serving as a member of the university’s research council.
ONU captures medals at robotic challenge
Teams from Ohio Northern University’s Department of Technological Studies won two gold awards and one bronze during the National Robotics Challenge in Marion.
The first gold award was by an ONU team that designed, fabricated, programmed and fully documented a robotic work-cell that utilized a raw materials parts feeder, conveyor, CNC turning center, KUKA robot and Allen Bradley PLC to control and manufacture finished chess pieces.
The second gold award was in the 50-pound sumo robot contest. The team designed, built and programmed a robot that detects and removes another robot from the ring.
ONU also won a bronze award in the VEX Robotics “sack attack” competition. The team collected beanbags and deposited them in a trough between a playing area.
Advisers of ONU’s robotics teams are Steve Fisher, lecturer in technology; Paul Nutter, associate professor of technology; and David Rouch, chair and professor of technological studies.
Springview Manor honored
Springview Manor, of Lima, received the platinum award for excellence recently. This award was based on customer satisfaction results from a semi-annual survey sent to residents’ family members. Springview received recognition for its customer satisfaction scores in staff attitude, quality of nursing care, food quality, activity programming and appearance/cleanliness.
Honors also went to the dietary division of Springview Manor, as it was recognized as the top dietary division in a skilled nursing facility.
Alger artist certified
Marilyn (Snyder) Reed has been certified by Country Living Magazine Caromal Colours Paints. She will be including Caromal Colours in her Faux and Mural business, Marilyn’s Artistry, which serves northwest and central Ohio.
Reed is an independent instructor and will also be holding classes using this product. She can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Realtor joins Hartsock Realty
Jeff Dulmage has joined the sales team at Hartsock Realty, owner Cyndi Hartsock announced.
Dulmage is a newly licensed Realtor but has been involved in real estate since 2001. He specializes in residential real estate, as well as commercial real estate.
Hartsock Realty is a full-service, independent brokerage located in downtown Lima. The company serves Allen and the surrounding counties.
Lutheran Social Services welcomes associates
Christopher J. Kalb, CNP board-certified psychiatry/mental health and family practice will be offering psychiatric medication services for children and adults of all ages.
Dr. Subrata Roy is also welcoming new patients needing adult psychiatry and opiate treatment. Dr. Roy has provided care in Lima for more then 10 years. He will be opening a suboxone clinic for the treatment of individuals suffering from an opiate dependency.
These services, along with counseling therapy, are offered in the Lima office of Lutheran Social Services, 658 W. Market St.
O’Neill joins United Way of Greater Lima
United Way of Greater Lima announced the hiring of Shannon O’Neill as the director of resource development and marketing.
O’Neill received her bachelor's degree from Fordham University, where she studied communication and media studies (TV and radio) and philosophy. She completed media internships in New York City and Dublin, Ireland. She is a 2007 graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School.
First balloon osseoplasty in Ohio performed at LMHS
Lima Memorial Health System had the first steerable balloon osseoplasty surgery in Ohio performed by Dr. G. Brooks Brennan.
Dr. Brennan’s patient had a vertebral compression fracture brought on by osteoporosis. He used a new technology from Osseon Therapeutics, Inc. to perform this groundbreaking procedure. The minimally invasive procedure is performed with a steerable balloon inserted into the spine through just one small entry point and then inflated to create a cavity. Bone cement is then added to the cavity to create in internal cast and relieve the patient’s pain.