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HEATHER RUTZ 419-993-2094 • hrutz@limanews.com



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DELPHOS — Connect Ohio is opening its newest Digital Works location in Delphos, at 309 W. 2nd St.


Digital Works is a technology skills training program aimed at providing a link between 21st century workforce opportunities and community revitalization. The program provides mentoring and training to workers seeking employment and places them in quality teleworking jobs.


Using a digital learning model, the Digital Works program trains, places and mentors high-quality business process candidates and locates co-working centers in rural settings where job demand is high, few employers exist and the cost of living is the lowest. Upon successful completion of training, trainees are placed in a position that matches their skills and interests. Structuring partnerships in the local communities is the backbone of the Digital Works program and is providing the success to get people employed.


“The Digital Works locations currently open in Zanesville and Logan have seen remarkable success; 30 participants have completed the training and been offered employment,” said Stu Johnson, executive director of Connect Ohio. “Proving the success through our job numbers is a strong indicator for the program; however, the greatest impact that Digital Works is having is on the participants’ lives after helping them to secure employment. We are thrilled to be opening a location in Delphos to connect even more people to jobs.”


To join the Digital Works training program, Digital Works Delphos will hold two orientation sessions each week, one at Delphos Library, 309 W. 2nd St., Delphos, and another session at the Allen County Department of Job and Family Services, 1501 S. Dixie Highway, Lima.


Participants can register by completing the online application at digitalworksjobs.com or calling Digital Works Delphos at 419-695-4015.


Downtown Lima unveils banner program


LIMA — The 2014 banner program for Downtown Lima Inc. will consist of four banners. Two banners to be displayed from January through October, then two holiday banners displayed in November and December. The banners will be personalized with a company name or logo. The banners are designed, produced and installed by local firm American Billboard Advertising Inc.


The 2014 banners will highlight the 30th anniversary of the Veterans Memorial Civic Center. The second banner will feature Lima Downtown’s brand “More than you know: Eat, Shop, Buy Local.” The holiday banner will display a Christmas design with a company name or logo.


The total price for all four banners is $350, $50 of which is donated to Downtown Lima for future projects use. To sponsor a banner, call 419-228-5735.


Lean workshops available at Rhodes


LIMA — Rhodes State College, in conjunction with the West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium and the Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership, will offer an Advanced LEAN series, beginning in February.


“Defining Projects” will be held Feb. 12, “Establishing Metrics” will be held March 12, “Analyzing Data” will be held April 9, and “Improving and Controlling Results” will be held May 7.


The workshops can be taken independently or used as a collective training series to launch lean efforts.


Workshops are $150 each. Discounts are available for “early bird” registrations and for employees of WCOMC members. Call 419-995-8406 for details or to register.


Range Kleen introduces storage product


LIMA — Range Kleen Mfg. has revamped its popular Battery Storage Organizer for optimum storage capacity and functionality.


The existing rack went from holding about 65 batteries to the updated version of 82 or more batteries, offering a better battery fit. With the mounting option, the Battery Storage Organizer can easily be mounted almost anywhere in your home and garage.


Other functions include a specially designed swivel with gravity battery button drawer to accommodate the Battery Storage’s position from lying flat in a drawer or being mounted on the wall, and a testing meter. The testing meter is conveniently located on the top and displays the remaining life of your battery. The testing meter is also removable, and no batteries are required for meter.


Range Kleen Manufacturing, Inc. is a Lima-based company manufacturing household products sold to major retail chains globally.


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