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Dr. Dalibor Hradek honored

Dr. Dalibor Hradek, formerly of Lima, has been awarded Ob Hospital Group’s first annual Physician of the Year award.

As a member of the Lakeland Regional Medical Center team in Florida, Dr. Hradek has had a strong, positive impact on his team, hospital staff members he serves alongside and the women he cares for each day. In 2013 alone, he delivered more than 200 babies, cared for more than 2,800 patients, was instrumental in 14 life-saves and through his willingness to serve wherever and whenever needed, he accumulated 2,900 hours of service.

Mel Butterfield & Son honored

Ty Butterfield of Mel Butterfield & Son Insurance Agency, Inc. earned Safeco Insurance Company’s Award of Excellence for superior underwriting skills.

This award recognizes superior underwriting skills that is achieved by a select group of agents across the country who sell Safeco Insurance.

Butterfield has now earned the Award of Excellence four times.

Springview Manor administrator awarded

Kevin Kidd, administrator for Springview Manor, in Lima was presented with the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.

Shawnee school board member receives award

Linda Haycock, a board member of the Shawnee Local School Board, has been awarded the Ohio School Boards Association’s Award of Achievement.

The Award of Achievement is given to school board members in recognition of their commitment to training and leadership activities on their boards of education and region and statewide Ohio School Board Association activities.

Elida athletic field recognized

Pioneer Athletics has presented Jody Long, of Elida, with The Fields of Excellence Award.

Pioneer understands that excellence in athletic field maintenance often goes unrecognized and unappreciated. The Fields of Excellence Award program was designed to make others aware of the hard work and to gain the recognition for efforts.

The University of Findlay honored

The American Heart Association presented The University of Findlay with its gold level Fit-Friend Worksite Award.

To achieve gold-level award status, worksites must fulfill certain wellness criteria such as physical activity support for employees, increasing healthy eating options and promoting a wellness culture.

The University of Findlay listed its walking program, fitness classes and cardio equipment as criteria for the physical activity options.

Janice Macmann, a registered nurse and OilerWell coordinator, submitted the application for the award.

Perry proTech one of the MSP Elite 150

Perry proTech, of Sidney, has been named to CRN’s Managed Service Provider 500 list as one of the MSP Elite 150. The annual list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for their own products and services.

Perry proTech was named because its managed IT services helps clients fully leverage technology to run their businesses. Perry’s IT/Networking trained and certified team is well-known as the region’s technology leader.

Apollo’s Prinsen named advisor of the year

Toby Prinsen, Apollo Career Center Automated Manufacturing instructor, has been named Region III Advisor of the Year for SkillsUSA.

One advisor has been selected as a finalist for the national award from each of SkillsUSA’s five regions. The National Advisor of the YEar will be announced in June.

Prinsen has been an Apollo Career Center instructor and SkillsUSA Advisor for 10 years.

SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. The program also helps to establish industry standards for job skill training in the in the lab and classroom and promotes community service.


Schnipke earns license as funeral director

Dean Schnipke has been granted by the State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors his license as a funeral director and embalmer. He is the son of Norm and Sandy Schnipke, of Kalida. He has completed his apprenticeship with Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Homes under the direction of John Love. He is also a crematory operator.

Schnipke is a 2008 graduate of Kalida High School. He attended The University of Toledo, before enrolling in The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, where he graduated in December of 2012.

He is a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, of Kalida, the Ottawa Eagles and is an active member of the Kalida Lion’s Club.

Schnipke is available to assist families in Putnam and Paulding Counties with pre-planning, funeral arrangements, monuments and cremation services at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home.


Overholt earns certification

Julie Overholt has been certified in microdermabrasion advanced training. She has been employed by The Vein Care Center, of Lima since 2010.

Overholt trained with Parisian Peel’s Medical Microdermabrasion. Microderm is an anti-aging treatment that serves as a less invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery.


Touchstone CPM hires David Sehlhorst

Touchstone CPM, a full service construction, planning and management firm, has hired David Sehlhorst, as project engineer.

In this new role, Sehlhorst will assist project managers and superintendents in the management of new building construction and renovation projects for the organization. Responsibilities include assisting in the management and coordination of project controls processes such as submittals, project correspondence and documentation and closeout procedures.

Sehlhorst is a graduate of The University of Toledo where he earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering.

Touchstone CPM is a subsidiary of Tuttle Services, Inc.

Pantello joins HealthSpan

HealthSpan, the integrated health care provider and insurance organization has hired Julie Pantello, of Lima, as a sales account executive.

Pantello will be responsible for the sales of new insurance products and choices for Ohioans. Her territory includes the Northwest Ohio region of Lima, Toledo, Defiance, Tiffin and Willard.

Pantello comes to HealthSpan from Stolly Insurance Group, of Lima, as an account executive. At Stolly Insurance, she showed an increase in sales every year while administering group health and ancillary and workplace benefits. She previously served as benefits coordinator at St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Northwestern Ohio.


ONU professor co-authors paper

Dong Hyun Kim, assistant professor of finance in the Ohio Northern University’s Dicke College of Business Administration, has co-authored an article that has been published in “Journal of Corporate Finance,” one of the top journals in the finance field.

The article, titled, “The Effect of Interest Rate Volatility and Equity Volatility and Equity Volatility on Corporate Bond Yield Spreads: A Comparison of Noncallables and Callables,” was co-written by Kim and Dr. Duane Stock, professor of finance at the University of Oklahoma.

Springview Manor distributes funds

Springview Manor, of Lima, has distributed fund earned in their Hope for the Holidays campaign. Stephen Jenkins, Director of Our Daily Bread, a local soup kitchen serving the Lima area needy was presented with a check for more than $3,000.

Springview Manor is a skilled nursing facility specializing in short term rehabilitation, as well as quality long term care accommodations.


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