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Riverview honors employees at annual recognition dinner
Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare recently chose Paul Harrison as its Employee of the Year.

The organization celebrated some milestones achieved during the year and honored a number of other employees at its annual recognition dinner held in early March.

Riverview in 2012 achieved its highest admission rate in six years, according to a company statement. A total of 290 residents/patients were admitted in 2012 and 212 of those admissions returned back to the community. The facility also celebrated its Medicare 5 star rating, which it has maintained since January 2010. The facility has been named on the US News and World Report’s listing of “Best Nursing Homes” for 2011, 2012, and 2013, and also achieved a deficiency-free state survey.

The Employee of the Year was voted on by the staff. Harrison works in the maintenance department. He has been employed at Riverview since July 2011.

The award is accompanied by a front row parking spot for a year and an employee of the year lapel pin. A prize basket with donations from local individuals and businesses was also awarded.

The facility also honored the following for years of service: 5 years--Jane Wolf (Director of Food and Nutrition), Nancy Ish (STNA), Ben Eldred (LPN), Becky Rahm (STNA), Sarah Williams (STNA), Jessica Crawford (Housekeeping/Laundry), Lee Schultz (STNA), Karen Brubaker (STNA), and Shalynn Hatmaker (Dietary); 10 years--Maria Dolley (STNA), Jackie Griffin (LPN), and Todd Schunk (LPN); 15 years--Sharon Johnson (RN), Lisa Dobbelare (RN Restorative), and Cedele Emch (RN) and 25 years: Teresa Lazenby (STNA).

Lisa Barrett, director of activities, was presented with a special token of appreciation, an embroidered Riverview blanket, in appreciation of 30 years of service. Anne Powell (LPN) was also recognized for 30 years of service. Anne retired in November 2012.

Expanded services
ServiceMaster Restore will become the new face of a 60-year heritage of providing comprehensive disaster restoration services to residences and commercial businesses nationwide.

“ServiceMaster Restore differentiates our business in the competitive marketplace and clearly communicates disaster restoration work completed for residences and commercial businesses,” said Tom Coba, president of ServiceMaster Franchise Brands.

As before, the Toledo franchise will continue to provide disaster restoration services and residential and commercial cleaning services.

Butch Wamer, local ServiceMaster Clean franchise owner, stated that this June will mark the 50th anniversary of ServiceMaster by Park-Ellis.

Ribbon cutting
Fine Art Creations for Community Causes last week held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its grand opening at 136 W. Water Street in downtown Oak Harbor. The store is owned and operated by Jackie Bodnar.

Fine Art Creations houses original watercolor, oil and photography and they also accept art on consignment. You can view the work at

The store is open Tuesday-Wednesday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday-Sunday, 11a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is 419-559-9081.

New product
First Federal Bank of the Midwest has been selected to become a member of the Leadership Circle Program of Genworth U.S. Mortgage Insurance, a unit of Genworth Financial, according to a company press release. Leadership Circle is a program reserved for select top-performing Genworth customers, based on their history of adherence to quality processes and superior loan performance.

Through the Leadership Circle, First Federal Bank of the Midwest will have access to a suite of value-added benefits and services, including exclusive training opportunities. Borrowers also may see benefits during the processing of their loan, experiencing faster turnaround times on Genworth-insured mortgages.

First Federal has local offices in Genoa and Oregon.

Gold star
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown recently recognized the project leaders and workers who were instrumental in the $30 million GateKeeper roller coaster at Cedar Point.

The track for the 4,164-foot coaster is complete and the ride is scheduled to open May11.

A.A. Boos & Sons, an Oregon general construction firm, was among those honored. Boos handled the concrete foundation work.

At the clubs
The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation will host is annual Business and Industry Awards Program Wed., April 24 at Camp Perry Clubhouse in Port Clinton.

The event starts with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Call 866-734-6789.


The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its Simply Social networking lunch Wed., April 10 at Luckies Barn & Grill, 3311 Navarre in Oregon.


The Oregon Economic Development Foundation will meet Fri., April 19, 8 a.m. at Rudolph Libbe, 6494 Latcha Rd., Walbridge. Call 419-693-999 for more information.

The Oregon/Northwood Rotary will host its annual golf scramble Fri., June 21 at Chippewa Golf Club.


Sponsors and teams are sought for the Third Annual United Way Golf Invitational to be held Fri., May 3 at Catawba Island Club. Contact MJ Siewert at 419-734-6645 or email

Just the fax: Fax items before Wednesday noon to The Workplace at 419-836-1319, email to or send to The Press, Box 169, Millbury, OH 43447.



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