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Amplex Internet has announced it will add three new wireless towers to increase its service area for providing high-speed internet services to rural areas where cable service is typically not available.

Mark Radabaugh, vice-president, said the North Baltimore tower servicing the southern edge of Wood County should be up at the end of this month and a tower located near Otterbein Portage Valley Retirement Community near Luckey should be up by June. A third tower is planned for Rising Sun.

Amplex has 16 other towers covering several hundred square miles in the Eastern Maumee Bay communities including Genoa, Curtice, Lemoyne, Pemberville, Elmore, Woodville and Oak Harbor.

Wireless Internet provides those living in rural areas faster Internet service than typical dial-up service.

Amplex serves both residential and business clients.

Radabaugh started the company in 1997. There are six employees.

Free rent
Otterbein Portage Valley Retirement Community is rolling out an innovative stimulus package. For a limited time, qualified individuals may take advantage of an incentive opportunity – first four months free rent, with a 12-month rental agreement. The program expires April 2, 2010.   

The program aims to reduce the stress of selling a home during tough economic times, stated Jessica Derkis, in a company press release.

Otterbein, a 97-year-old non-profit organization, is the 33rd largest senior living provider in the United States. Otterbein operates a local facility in Pemberville. For more information go to or call 1-888-513-9131.

Marilyn Reeder, media coordinator for the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce, has announced her retirement.  Reeder will spend some time pursuing her painting and music hobbies.

In 2008, Reeder was awarded the Bright Star Award from the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce. The award is given annually to a member of each chamber belonging to NOACC. It recognizes membership growth, retention, economic development and operations.

Prior to joining the chamber she held positions as kitchen designer and team leader for The Andersons and Home Depot.

Opportunity knocks
William Pitzen has moved from the Crossroads branch of GenoaBank where he was an assistant vice president and commercial loan officer to the bank’s Oregon office.


Clint Geldine of Martin has been named Pheasants Forever's new Farm Bill Biologist and will work out of the  Paulding County service center of the United States Department of Agriculture. He joins Pheasants Forever after serving as a wildlife control biologist with DeTect Inc. Geldine earned a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife and Fish Conservation and Management from The University of Rio Grande.


The Center for Innovative Food Technology named James Konecny manager of marketing and communications.

He most recently was with ProMedica Health System, where he held various management positions, including his role on the original executive team involved in building and opening the $84 million state-of-the-art Bay Park Community Hospital in Oregon.

The Center for Innovative Food Technology is a developer and provider of technical innovations and solutions for the food processing, agribusiness and agricultural industry.

Gold stars
Stephanie Speck of Luckey has been named a top sales advisor by lia Sophia, a direct sales fashion jewelry company.
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