Local volunteers awarded
The American Cancer Society celebrated hope and progress at the University of Findlay recently. Three local residents were presented with awards by the American Cancer Society.
Jonalee Schmidt, was the recipient of the Get Well Award. She has been instrumental in the success of the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program. Schmidt brought this program to Ohio in the early 1990’s. She has also been a facilitator and trainer for many years and has touched many woman’s lives who have been affected by cancer.
Dr. Richard Capone, from St. Rita’s Medical Center received the Stay Well award. He has spent hours educating the community about colonoscopies and the benefits of early detection when it comes to colon cancer.
Sandy Suever received the Fight Back award. She has been a volunteer for 14 years with the American Cancer Society and has served on Relay For Life committees in Delphos. She has been active in American Cancer Society training programs as well as the Relay Advisory Committee in Northwest Ohio.
Rhodes State faculty receives honor
Angela Heaton, chair of Rhodes State College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program, has received the outstanding award of excellence for faculty innovation award from the American Association of Community Colleges.
Heaton created an innovative approach for utilizing tablet technology in and outside the classroom so students could access and use educational tools to support their learning. The results found increased student retention in the program increasing from 61 percent to 93 percent for the graduating class of 2016.
Ebling recognized by Kiwanis
Chet Ebling was awarded a Kiwanis Legion of Honor recognizing his 60 years as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lima. He has served as president and director of the club over the years.
Staff at Physical and Aesthetic Medicine earn certifications
Dr. Kurt Kuhlman and Jodi Wilhelm, certified nurse practitioner, of Physical and Aesthetic Medicine are now certified injectors of Kybella. Kybella is the only FDA-approved substance to reduce a double chin. They also became certified in Radiesse for hand, which reduces signs of aging in the back of your hands.
Physical and Aesthetic Medicine is a med spa located at 939 W. Market St., Suite 3, in Lima. Some of its services are reduction in wrinkles, scars, age spots and unwanted hair.
Bath schools achieves LEED Gold Certification
Bath schools achieved the LEED Gold Certification in a recent report for the Bath Elementary Construction Project.
LEED is a rating system created and maintained by the U.S. Green Building Council that uses several criteria to grade building projects and their “green” initiatives, such as water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources used during the construction project, indoor environmental quality and innovation in design. LEED certification identified Bath Elementary School as a showcase example of sustainable design, demonstrating leadership in transforming the building industry.
Garmann Miller Architects and Touchstone CPM were responsible for the design and construction respectively of the Elementary School project.
International Brake announces new president
LIMA — Qualitor, Inc. has announced that Scott Mackie has been named president of its International Brake Industries division in Lima.
Mackie most recently served as vice president of business development and mergers and acquisitions for Navistar, Inc. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Weld Racing, a world leader in racing and street performance automotive wheels. Over a 30-year career with General Motors and ACDelco, he held several general manager and managing director positions in North America and Europe.
Qualitor, Inc. is a supplier of aftermarket safety and wear parts for the automotive industry. Through six North American locations and two business units, Qualitor provides wiper blades, auto care accessories, brake hardware and related components to the automotive aftermarket.
Lima Memorial lab receives re-accreditation
Lima Memorial Health System’s laboratory has been awarded re-accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists.
CAP accreditation is awarded to facilities that meet high quality standards in laboratory services. Inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years during the accreditation process. The inspectors also reviewed laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety programs and records and overall management.
Local Realtor inducted to President’s Club
Craig Kohli, Realtor for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty, has been recognized for his service to his clients in 2015 by being inducted into the Leading Edge Society for his brokerage in the State of Ohio. Inductees are agents that have exceeded yearly sales volumes of $4 million and have received customer recommendations for entry into this group.
Kohli was recognized at the annual gathering of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty’s 500 agents in Columbus last month.