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Children Services supervisor wins award

Brad Rabley has won the Child Protection Supervisor of the Year award from the Public Children Services Association of Ohio. This award was presented Oct. 23.

Rabley was selected for the award for making a positive difference in the lives of children through his work at Allen County Children Services and Allen Acres. He has been with the agency for more than 24 years.

The University of Findlay honor society recognized

Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, recently recognized The University of Findlay chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a chapter of excellence, the highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization. The award is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education.

The chapter of excellence distinction is part of the society’s chapter recognition program, which acknowledged 69 chapters with recognition, including 19 as a chapter of excellence.

Chapters achieving the chapter of excellence distinction receive a commendation letter from the society sent to chapter officers and campus administration; special recognition on the society’s website and publications; specially designed logo for use in chapter communications; recognition advertisements in local media and educational journals and $500 award.

Thompson receives outstanding faculty advisor award

Elizabeth A. Thompson has been awarded the 2013 outstanding faculty advisor award by the Society of Women Engineers. This award is given annually by the Society of Women Engineers to celebrate an outstanding contribution by an advisor.

Auglaize and Mercer Counties CVB awarded

The Auglaize and Mercer Counties Convention and Visitors Bureau were honored with two awards for advertising excellence at the state conference.

The local convention and visitors bureau won two Ruby awards. The bureau’s radio ad “Need a break-Come to the Lake” won first place in the radio ad division. The print ad “Best Road Trip Ever” won a Ruby for the best single display ad.

St. Rita’s recognizes employees for service

St. Rita’s Medical Center honored its employees at the annual recognition banquet.

Kathy Poling was honored by St. Rita’s with 45 years of service.

Those honored with 40 years of service include Arlene Bibler, Christine Bindel, Maryellen Brickner, Deb Daley, Kim Laffin, Sue Mason, Pat Ricker, Charlotte Salisbury, Margie Schmersal, Evelyn Smith, Sheila Thornton, Judy Trenkamp and Holly Watters.


Crime Victim Services appoints new board member

The board of directors of Crime Victim Services of Allen and Putnam Counties appointed Cyndi Scanland, as a new board member. Scanland is a department director at Allen County Children Services.

Kasich appoints Willamowski to state board

Governor John R. Kasich has appointed Mona L. Willamowski, of Lima, to the James A. Rhodes State College board of trustees for a term beginning Oct. 24, 2013 and ending Aug. 31, 2016.


Miller awarded designation

Dan Miller, technology designer at Garmann/Miller Architects-Engineers in Minister, has earned his registered communications distribution designer designation.

Candidates are required to show industry experience and pass rigorous exams based on the content of building industry consulting services international manuals. Those who pass must adhere to strict standards of conduct and keep their knowledge current through continuing education.

Miller lives in Delphos and holds an associate degree in business management from Lima Technical College. He is a member of the Lima Regional Information Technology Alliance and BICSI. He has been with Garmann/Miller since Sept. of 2012.


Lima City Schools teachers present at conference

Lima North Middle School teacher Dana Garrison and intervention specialist Shanda Lochard presented at Ohio’s Annual Statewide Education Conference in Columbus.

The two presented “The Power of Two - Engaging Students Through Co-Teaching.” The North teachers shared their experiences of implementing co-teaching strategies.

Children Services director presents at national conference

Allen County Children Services director, Cynthia Scanland, discussed Allen County’s implementation of Differential Response, a family engagement approach to child protective services designed to help protect children, ensure their safety and well being by providing needed services that strengthen and support families. She presented this information at the 2013 National Conference on Differential Response, held in Vail, Colo.


Lima business owner celebrates 25 years of business

Steven Michael Hayden, owner of Steven Michael’s Hair Studio of 2115 W. Elm St., Lima, has been doing hair for approximately 30 years, including 25 years on his own.

Hayden attends most hair shows in the state and out of state. Employed at Steven Michael’s Hair Studio are Michael Girmonde and Keeley Cornwell. Nancy Cox recently retired, and had been employed there for 25 years.

Hayden and Girmonde are also on the board of directors of the Ohio State Beauty Academy.


Findlay professor contributes to “Common English Study Bible”

Louis Stulman, chair of the department of religious studies and philosophy and professor of religion at The University of Findlay, was one of nearly 70 biblical scholars in their field to contribute to the recently released “Common English Study Bible.”

The “Common English Study Bible” is the newest tool from Common English Bible to help bring readers depth, insight and understanding to the biblical text within the larger historical and literary framework of the Bible.

Stulman wrote the study notes for the book of Jeremiah. He also served as one of the translators of the Common English Bible. He writes and lectures extensively on the Old Testaments Prophets.

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