Staples selected as advertising director
LIMA — Barbara Staples has been named the advertising director of The Lima News.
For the past five and a half years, she worked at The Vindicator in Youngstown. She previously worked at Cox Newspapers, The Toledo Blade and The News & Advance in Virginia. She started her career with Thomson Newspapers in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Staples is a native of the Dayton area, graduating from West Carrollton High School and attending Sinclair College in Dayton, earning an associate’s degree in accounting.
She replaces Natalie Buzzard, who was recently promoted to general manager/media director of the Sidney Daily News. Buzzard had worked in Lima the past 17 years.
Brough joins Interim Health Care
LIMA — Interim Health Care of Northwest Ohio Inc. recently hired Shelly Brough, a registered nurse, as administrator for Lima and its branch offices.
Brough has more than 12 years of home health and leadership experience. She completed her associate’s degree in nursing at Rhodes State College in 2003 and her master’s in nursing from Xavier University in 2013.
In 2014, she won the Ohio Council for Homecare and Hospice Volunteer Member of the Year award.
Dammeyer selected to Gold Medallion Club
CELINA — Carolyn Stammen Dammeyer has been named to Western Southern Life’s Gold Medallion Club. She is a sales representative and financial adviser at Western Southern’s Celina office.
Gold Medallion membership is based on outstanding sales production, business persistence, meeting strict ethical and production requirements and upholding the heritage of conducting business with the highest level of integrity.
Schmiesing wins Spence White recognition
COLUMBUS GROVE — Charles Schmiesing, of Columbus Grove and formerly with INFOhio Technical Services working out of the Northwest Ohio Area Computer Services Cooperative in Lima, won the 2015 Spence White Honorary Recognition award, given by INFOhio.
The award recognizes an individual for notable accomplishments in promoting the group’s vision of equitable access to digital resources for all school children. Schmiesing worked to create and maintain the network allowing students to use library resources and digital content anywhere with an Internet connection.
Ada Icon recognized by Ada chamber
ADA — The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce recently chose the Ada Icon as its 2016 business of the year.
Fred and Mary Steiner, the owners of the Icon, accepted the honor during Wednesday’s annual dinner. They began the online publication four years ago. Last year, the Icon had 100,000 views from people in all 50 state and 127 countries through Facebook.
Miami Industrial Trucks honored by company
DAYTON — Miami Industrial Trucks, with branches in Troy, Findlay and Toledo, was selected as a 2016 Dealer of Excellence by Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc.
“We are honored to receive the 2016 Dealer of Excellence award and to be recognized as a top Cat lift truck, Mitsubishi forklift truck and Jungheinrich dealer,” said Mark Jones, president/CEO Miami Industrial Trucks, in a press release. “Our primary focus is to consistently provide quality lift trucks and exceptional support and service to our customers.”
The company received the honor for getting the highest level of customer satisfaction and support in sales and service in 2015.