Special education teacher recognized
Deborah Guyer received the Regional Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award. She received the award for her contributions in special education, teaching students with disabilities.
Guyer teaches students with multiple disabilities at Shawnee Middle School through the Allen County Education Service Center and for the education department at the University of Toledo.
She also passed her national board of professional teaching standards early childhood through young adulthood exceptional needs specialist earning a 10-year certification renewal. Guyer is recognized as a master teacher by the state of Ohio.
Monsanto salutes Angela Baumer
Angela Baumer was awarded Monsanto’s salute to excellence award nomination for volunteer of the year. This award is designed for individuals who have served as 4-H volunteers for less than 10 years at the county or state level. She is the daughter of Don and Lois Baumer, of Minster.
Baumer will be Ohio’s representative in the North Central Region for Monsanto’s salute to excellence award for volunteer of the year. She was recognized for her positive impact on 4-H youth, her innovative approach to volunteer service, dedication to 4-H being a safe and inclusive environment and demonstrating a “mentor-learner” relationship with 4-H members.
Baton Rouge Health Services promotes associate
Angela Miller, a registered nurse, has been promoted to corporate transition care coordinator by Baton Rouge Health Services.
Miller will be responsible for the clinical evaluation and admission of all patients, tracking their progress and assisting in their transition home through continuance of services from the Community Home Health & Hospice Services and Therapy and Fitness Centers of Lima.
She has more than eight years in the health-care field, with extensive background dealing with patients having complex medical conditions.
Miller is a graduate of Rhodes State College.
Lima Police promotes officer
Bob Stoodt has been promoted to detective.
Stoodt is a 1982 graduate of Allen East High School. He was appointed as a patrolman on De. 10, 1984, and was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard on Jan. 31, 1989.
Stoodt has worked with the youth of Lima and taught Gang Resistance Education and Training in the Lima City Schools. He was appointed as the Drub Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) officer. He has also been a member of the department’s SWAT team and bike team. His most recent assignment prior to his promotion to detective has been with the department’s Juvenile Bureau.
Lima Memorial earn accreditation
The Women’s Health Center at Lima Memorial Medical Park has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast ultrasound by the American College of Radiology.
This accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting the American College of Radiology Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.
Lima Police hires prevention aides
The Lima Police Department announced the hiring of two prevention aides, Leeann Shade and Diana Fowler.
Shade is a graduate of Bath High School, attended Taylor University, Lima Technical College and Ohio State University-Lima. She retired from the Lima Police Department as a secretary after 30 years of service on Feb. 28, 2007.
Fowler is a graduate of Perry High School and attends James A. Rhodes State College, majoring in human service technology. As part of her studies, she has been working with Job & Family Services in the social service department. She is in her last semester and will complete her studies in August.
She was previously employed with DTR Industries in Bluffton prior to pursuing an associate’s degree at Rhodes State College.
Williams admitted to Bar of Supreme Court
Jeffrey G. Williams, attorney at law, was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States on June 17, 2013.
Williams received his bachelor's degree at The Ohio State University in Columbus and his juris doctor at the Pettit College of Law, Ohio Northern University in Ada. He has been practicing law in the Lima area since 1983.
Local resident completes fellowship
Dr. Amber M. Vasquez has just completed her fellowship in infectious diseases at The Ohio State University.
Vasquez is a 1999 graduate of Bath High School. She received her bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University in 2003 and her doctor of medicine from Wright State University School of Medicine in 2007. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Louisville in 2010 and worked for one year as a hospitalist in Louisville, Ky., before beginning her internal medicine department fellowship at Ohio State.
She received the department of internal medicine student program excellence in teaching award for 2013 and will be staying at Ohio State as a clinical instructor while pursuing her master of public health degree.
Officers graduate from patrol class
Two Lima Police Department officers graduated recently from the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Basic Peace Officer Class.
Edward A. Short and Stephen J. Torres, both with the Lima Police Department, completed this 17-week basic course which began in March. The course was developed by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and offers comprehensive instruction in more than 150 topics, including criminal law, traffic law, community relations, physical training, self-defense, firearms and emergency vehicle operations.
Short took the honor of top physical training at this ceremony.
Freytag earns certified paralegal status
Kathleen M. Freytag, with Rumer & Maisch Co., LLC earned the Ohio State Bar Association's paralegal certification recently.
OSBA-certified paralegals meet standards of competence and professionalism. A paralegal OSBA certification is a person, qualified by education, training or work experience, who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.
Health Partners of Western Ohio earns recognition
Health Partners of Western Ohio has received recognition as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for the Dr. Gene Wright Community Health Center.
The patient-centered medical home is a model of care emphasizing care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be.
Health Partners of Western Ohio is one of 50 sites throughout Ohio participating in the Ohio Department of Health’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Education Pilot Project.