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Elsass receives recognition

Randy Elsass, with Edward Jones in St. Marys, won the firmís Frank Finnegan Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships.

Elsass was one of 614 of the firmís 12,000 financial advisers to receive the Frank Finnegan award. This award is named after Frank Finnegan, who joined Edward Jones in 1953 in St. Louis after playing professional baseball and is the firmís longest-tenured active financial adviser.

Kirkendall receives award

Tammy Kirkendall, with Edward Jones in Lima, won the firmís Ted Jones Entrepreneurial Award for her achievement in building client relationships. Ted Jones was known to be innovative and recognized the need for quality financial advice for long-term individual investors.


LCC graduate receives scholarship

Shawn Chartrand, principal and president of Balance Hydrologics, Inc., of Berkeley, Calif., has been awarded a three-year Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship to complete his doctoral studies at the University of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. He is a 1990 graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School and finished his undergraduate and graduate work at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He is the son of Mike and Linda Chartrand, of Lima.

The government of Canada established these prestigious scholarships to be awarded through national competitions by the granting agencies. Chartrandís award is the top award given.

Chartrandís research proposes to examine the formative process of one of the most common patterns observed in mountain streams, pools and riffles. He is hoping that his work will help improve how salmon habitats are designed and rebuilt, and that it aids in the recovery of salmon species along the west coast of North America.


Oakridge Realty Company adds sales agent

Charles ďChuckĒ Eichelberger has rejoined Oakridge Realty Company as a sales agent. He is working in all areas of business, including residential property, commercial property, farm property, industrial property, development land and appraisals.

Eichelberger is a longtime resident of Lima. He is active at Zion Lutheran Church, is a board member and past president of the Lima Noon Optimist Club and is the announcer for the Lima Area Concert Band. He and his wife, Mary Jane, have two daughters and five grandchildren.


Johnson appointed to committee

R.L. ďRicĒ Johnson, president and CEO of Right at Home Technologies, Ltd, of Waynesfield, has been appointed as a member of the residential construction advisory committee ending at the close of business on June 30, 2014.

The residential construction advisory committee is the committee that develops, reviews and maintains the Ohio Residential Building Code as part of the Board of Building Standards of the Department of Commerce.

Johnson serves as president of the West Central Buckeye Builders Association in Lima and serves as president of the Waynesfield-Goshen Improvement League. He resides with his wife, Dorothy, in Waynesfield.

Right at Home Technologies, Ltd is a nationally recognized electronic systems contractor with a speciality in aging in place, active adult housing and services.


County caseworker accredited by state

Allen County Children Services caseworker Nicole Christy has been accredited by the State of Ohio as a licensed independent social worker.

The licensure requires a masters degree and a minimum of 3,000 hours of post degree experience over a two-year period. Christy completed an additional 150 hours of group supervision outside of her minimum hours from an accredited Licensed Independent Social Worker.

Christy has been with the social services unit at Allen County Children Services for almost six years. She is a graduate of Bluffton University and earned her master's degree in social work from The Ohio State University.

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