Nichols named Realtor of the month
LIMA — A Realtor at Real Living CCR Realtors on 1737 Allentown Road was recently named the Realtor of the Month.
Jennifer Nichols, who has been with the company since May of 2015, was the Realtor of The Month for September after receiving the the 2018 Presidents Sales Club Award of Achievement for over 1 million dollars in sales.
Community Health Professionals named top agency
LIMA — Community Health Professionals Home Care & Hospice was recently named a Top Agency of 2018 by HomeCare Elite.
Community Health Professionals was recognized as one of the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies across the nation.
“We’re proud of the work we do and this distinguished award really sets our staff apart,” said Brent Tow, president and CEO of Community Health Professionals. “It’s a great achievement and high honor for all of our staff. Healthcare today is being redefined, yet our experience and expertise in home care has stayed relevant. This recognition is particularly meaningful as we continue to strive to meet the needs of our community.”
Plus One staff receive national recognition
LIMA — Plus One Professional Real Estate broker/owner and agents were recently awarded the President’s Sales Club Award from the Ohio Realtors.
Broker/owner Krista Opperman and agents Mark Ashman, Debra Goodwin and Jim Christman received the recognition for their outstanding sales performance in the real estate industry, according to a news release.
“The area market is busy, interest rates are still low, new building lots are available and I love being in the business of helping people realize their dream of home ownership,” Opperman said in a news release.
Area Agency on Aging receives award
LIMA — Area Agency on Aging 3 is a recipient of the Outstanding Area Agency on Aging/Provider Partnership award by the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
Area Agency on Aging 3 and Simply EZ will be recognized for its collaboration, which involved delivering meals to individuals who were discharged from a nursing home or hospital.
Yale inducted into Proforma Hall of Fame
WAYNESFIELD — Phil Yale, of Waynesfield, was recently inducted into the Proforma Hall of Fame during the company’s annual convention in Las Vegas.
He became the fifth member person inducted in the Proforma Hall of Fame.
“Proforma provided an opportunity and platform to grow well beyond what my resume or background showed. This honor is testament to what happens when somebody believes in you,” said Yale in a news release.
Cooper Tire and Rubber Company welcomes new directors
FINDLAY — The Board of Directors of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company recently announced Katy Dickson and Brian Walker as new directors of the company, effective immediately.
Dickson has a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is currently the senior vice president at Mattel, Inc., and president of its American Girl subsidiary.
Walker has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University and is a retired from Herman Miller Inc. as the president and chief executive officer.
“Both of these executives bring unique talents, diversity of thinking and a demonstrated ability to drive results by defining and innovating around brands and developing omni-channel experiences that connect consumers to brands in unique ways,” said Cooper Board Chairman Thomas P. Capo in a news release.
Putnam County 4 Under 40 nominations out
OTTAWA — Nomination forms are now available for the Putnam County 4 Under 40 Award, a recognition that highlights the excellent work done by young professionals.
Nominees must be 18 to 39 years old, live in Putnam County, committed to their professions, dedicated to building relationships and involved in leadership activities and professional development.
Nominations will be accepted until Dec. 1. After the deadline, a committee of young professionals will review the nominations and select four recipients.
The recipients will be recognized Feb. 7 at the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Appreciation Dinner.
For more information contact the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lima resident publishes thriller novel
LIMA — Lima resident and author Daniel Ross’s debut thriller novel is on Amazon in pixels and print.
Ross’s novel “Force No One” is a thriller novel about a homicide victim connected to the Department of Homeland Security and a FBI Special Agent and Detroit Police homicide detective that investigate the case.
Doug Richardson, screenwriter of Die Hard 2 and several other movies, said he enjoyed the book.
“If you love thrillers, ‘Force No One’ will put you on the ride of your life from the first page to the last. From the streets of Detroit and New York to the skies above Pakistan, this story moves at lightning speed. Buckle your seat belts,” Richardson wrote.
Central Mutual employees break United Way record
VAN WERT — Central Mutual’s employees recently broke a record by donating $89,508.36 towards the United Way Campaign.
Central Mutual matched for a total contribution of $179,016.72.
Employees also participated in the United Way Day of Caring, when they donated food and blood at the Wee Care Learning Center.
Northwest Physical Therapy donates to CAP
OTTAWA — Northwest Physical Therapy, 1880 N. Perry St., Suite 100, held its ninth annual Poker Run 5K Run/Walk for charity on Oct. 20.
The Poker Run raised $2,000, and the proceeds were donated to the Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program.
CAP is a program that helps assist Putnam County residents with transportation, services and supply costs for cancer treatment.
Midwest Electric donates to area charities
ST. MARYS — Midwest Electric Inc. recently donated $12,450 to 17 Northwest Ohio charities and community projects through the cooperative’s Community Connection Fund.
Money was donated to St. Anthony Dinner Theater, Children’s Developmental Center of Lima, Choosing Life Pregnancy Center in Celina, Foundations of Behavioral Health in Celina; Our Home Resource Center in Celina, Children’s Hometown Holiday in Wapakoneta, Legacy Park Project in Cridersville, Mercer County Cancer Association, Van Wert YMCA, Delphos Community Christmas Project, Big Brothers Big Sisters in Mercer and Auglaize counties, at St. Marys and Coldwater schools, Wapakoneta High School, Village of Fort Recovery, Gospel Tent of Lima, First Tech Challenge at Coldwater High School, St. Marys City schools, Serving Friends and Families Ministry in Celina.
Paulding Putnam Electric donates to charities
PAULDING — Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative recently distributed more than $12,400 in third-quarter grants to 12 local organizations through the co-op’s Operation Round Up program.
Members of the program round up their monthly electric bills to the next dollar with the pennies used to help fund community charities and groups.
Van Wert Middle School, Putnam County HomeCare & Hospice, Miller City Volunteer Fire Department, Four Presidents Corner Historical Society, Paulding High School, Trinity United Methodist Church, Friends of Paulding Park District, Historic Main Street Van Wert, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Vantage Career Center, Antwerp Local Schools, and Nips n Snips of Paulding County are all recipients of the Round Up program.
To apply for Operation Round Up assistance call Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op at 1-800-686-2357 or at www.ppec.coop.