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Lima driver reaches milestone

Lima resident Peter Anaya was honored for achieving 2 million miles of safe driving at J.B. Hunt Transport.

Anaya has been a J.B. Hunt truck driver for 19 years and currently drives for the company’s Truckload business unit.

Anaya was awarded a $10,000 bonus.


Williams named VP at Ohio Logistics

Douglas S. Williams has been named vice president/general manager of Ohio Logistics.

Ohio Logistics is headquartered in Findlay and is one of the largest privately held logistics companies in the Midwest. It has 11 sites in Ohio.

The company provides innovative warehousing, distribution and transportation services.

Williams had been director of business development and operations. He joined Ohio Logistics in 2006 from Chef Solutions, where he served as operations manager. He is a 1995 graduate of Bluffton University School of Business.

Williams lives in Delphos with his wife and two children.

Dulle promoted to branch manager

Citizens National Bank has named Michael Dulle as branch manager of its Elida office. In this position, Dulle is responsible for branch oversight, including daily operations, sales and financial performance.

Dulle has been employed by Citizens National Bank since 2010, working in the Findlay office as a teller and customer service representative before transitioning to interim branch manager of the Bluffton office. He previously attended the University of Northwestern Ohio and has completed additional enhancement coursework from the American Institute of Bankers.

He is a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and currently resides in Ottawa.

Limaland announces promotions

Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis, president of Limaland Motorsports Park, has announced the promotions of two personnel.

Bob Fricke is promoted to the position of vice president of marketing and property management.

Gene Frankart is promoted to the position of competition director.


Coble selected as Allen 4-H educator

Kelly Coble has been appointed Allen County’s 4-H Youth Development Educator. She was previously the assistant director of advancement services at Defiance College.

Coble, of Continental, has been very active in the 4-H program in Putnam County. She is a graduate of Defiance College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s in education. She is a member of the Alumni Executive Board.

She was a regional 4-H program coordinator for financial education, served as a program assistant for a Northwest Ohio county 4-H program and was a 10-year 4-H member, specializing in a variety of animal and special interest projects. She has also served as a past fair board member.

The Allen County 4-H program has move then 1,000 members in 44 clubs.


St. Rita’s stroke center certified

The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recognized St. Rita’s Medical Center with advanced certification for primary stroke centers.

This achievement signifies an organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. St. Rita’s Medical Center’s Primary Stroke Center certification has demonstrated that the program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stoke patients.

St. Rita’s will be able to display The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association Heart-Check mark for its advanced certification for primary stroke centers.


Realtors elect 2014 officers

The West Central Association of Realtors announced the 2014 officers and directors.

The 2014 officers are Tammy Breneman, president; Dick Clark, president-elect; Tim Heinz, vice president; and Joe Guagenti, past president.

The 2014 directors include Dawne Anderson, Mary Jo Buch, Ralph Haggard, Kelly Martino, Maria Sanko and Bev Sweeney.


Anytime Fitness ranks No. 1

Anytime Fitness, the world’s largest and fastest-growing co-ed fitness club chain, is ranked No. 1 on Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 list. The chain was also named “One of America’s Most Promising Companies” by Forbes earlier this year and honored as a “Best Place to Work” by Minnesota Business magazine two years in a row.

The Lima Anytime Fitness club, located in Clocktower Plaza, is owned by Lyle and Sherri Endsley.

Anytime Fitness, the first fitness franchise ever to be ranked No. 1, placed higher than several franchise giants in the 2014 Franchise 500, including Subway, Jiffy Lube, Hampton Hotels and McDonald’s. The franchise was founded in 2002 and has climbed through the publication’s ranking, reaching No. 1 in just under 10 years. It debuted on the list in 2006 at No. 261.


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