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LIMA — The West Ohio Food Bank held a logo design competition for a new logo, and the winner was Tamera Rooney, from Findlay.



Rooney is the communications director for United Way of Hancock County. She has been with United Way of Hancock County for eight years as a staff member, and before that, 10 years as a volunteer on the communications committee. Rooney is also an artist with a studio in the Jones Building in downtown Findlay, where she works primarily in watercolor and oil painting.



Rooney received $50 and a certificate for designing the new logo.



New Bremen resident testifies at UN Arms Trade Treaty



NEW BREMEN — Rebecca Waterman, of New Bremen, appeared on behalf of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, to testify and present evidence that the UN should not unfairly target civilian firearms and those who use them for hunting, recreation and personal protection.



Waterman and others stressed that there was no justification for the inclusion of antique firearms and their replicas within the scope of the Arms Trade Treaty.



The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association has worked to preserve, promote and support the American muzzleloading heritage through recreational, educational, historical and cultural venues, including match competition, hunting, gun making and safety, historical re-enactments, exhibits, museums, libraries and other programs.



Local columnist’s story featured in anthology



SIDNEY — Christina Ryan Claypool, of Sidney, has had her short story, “Not Just Another Casserole Lady,” published in OakTara’s new anthology, “I Choose You.” Claypool was one of 37 authors whose entries were selected by OakTara Publishers.



Claypool drew inspiration for her Christian story from the loss of her close friend, Kimberly Winegardner, to cancer after a three-year battle. She wrote her story in Winegardner’s honor.



Claypool is a Bluffton University graduate, is a columnist for the Sidney Daily News, and also writes the Inspirations column for Generations Magazine. She has freelanced for many newspapers and magazines through the years, along with being a former broadcast journalist with WTLW, in Lima. She has authored Christian recover books, “Seeds of Hope for Survivors: For Everyone Who Has Ever Been Brokenhearted, Addicted, or a Victim” and “Forgiven.” She has served as an adjunct instructor in the communications department of Mount Vernon Nazarene University where she earned a master of arts degree in ministry in 2005. She is married to Larry Claypool, who is the superintendent of Ohio’s Hardin-Houston Schools.



The recently released, “I Choose You,” is available through http://oaktara.com; http://facebook.com/oaktara; http://amazon.com; http://barnesandnoble.com under the title “I Choose You: 38 Short Stories to Warm the Heart." Claypool also has a link on her website: http://christinaryanclaypool.com. The anthology will be available in ebook format soon.



Area youth recognized at Ohio Beef Expo



LIMA — The area was well-represented by talented youth during the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Junior Show held March 17 during the 2013 Ohio Beef Expo. This annual show spotlighted more than 690 steers and heifers.



Addison Jones, of Allen County, won Champion Hereford and Reserve All Other Breeds in the breeding heifers category.



In the market animal category, the following youth were recognized:



Elizabeth Heintz, of Auglaize County, was the Champion Maine Anjou and was the overall Reserve Champion in the category. Heintz also took home honors in the top five breed steers.



Brooke Egbert, also of Auglaize County, was the Champion Division V, the Third Overall Crossbred, and the Fifth Overall Market Animal.



Danielle Heintz, of Auglaize County, took Champion Chianina in the market animal category, as well as Champion Chianina in the top five breed steers category. She also took home Reserve Division II Crossbred.



Cam Decking, of Hardin County, was the Division III Reserve Champion and Fifth Overall Crossbred.



Junior showmen competed in the showmanship contest at the expo as well.



Placing 10th in the beginner showmanship was Addison Jones, from Allen county. Paige Siefring, of Mercer county, took sixth place in the senior showmanship category.


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