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Week of 6/25/2012
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:37

Employees honored
The Ottawa County Health Department recently honored five employees and board members for longtime service and dedication.

Larry Sorrells, epidemiologist/emergency planner and board member Pete Spieldenner were honored for five years of service; Ward Otte, business manager, was honored for 10 years of service; Teresa Ashton, public health nurse was honored for 15 years of service and administrative secretary Julie Wittman was honored for 20 years of service. Each received a service pin.

ODOT “Roadeo” results
Winners have been announced in the Ohio Department of Transportation District Two’s “Roadeo,” held recently at district office in Bowling Green. They include, in first-, second- and third-place order:

Snow Plow (Dump) Truck – Ron White, Seneca County Garage; Eric Schlegel, Lucas County Garage and Joe Howard, Fulton County Garage.

Front End Loader – Derek Denman, Sandusky County Garage; Chuck Theis, Seneca County Garage and Jason Naus, Wood County Garage.

The “Roadeo” is an ODOT tradition that brings snow plow and loader operators together to demonstrate their skills in a challenging obstacle course. First- and second-place winners of the District Two event will move on to face winners from 11 other ODOT Districts at the ODOT Director’s Cup “Roadeo,” which will be held in Columbus in August. 

Appreciation award
Members of Elmore Community Post 279 of the American Legion recently received an appreciation award in recognition of their outstanding support of the Auxiliary’s Poppy Days, which were held Memorial Day weekend. Mitzie Paule, chairman of the Elmore Legion’s Auxiliary Poppy Program, presented the award.

This year’s effort was the most successful the auxiliary has ever sponsored. All donations collected are directed into a restricted fund that can be used only for veterans.

The newly formed Legion Riders and Cub Scout Pack 314 and their parents helped with Poppy Days collections. Huntington Bank is also a supporter of Poppy Days.

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