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Gladieux, Andersons reward acts of kindness
Gladieux Do it Best Home Center is lending a hand to St. Louis Helping Hands, a food pantry and soup kitchen in East Toledo. Gladieux is offering a 25 percent off coupon if you bring into the store kitchen, pantry or hygiene items. Such items include: canned and box foods, cereal, coffee, paper products and deodorant.

The Anderson's has announced it will donate $5,000 to help the International Hope Center (ISOH/IMPACT), a local relief agency, reach its holiday goal of raising $50,000 provided the organization can raise $45,000 in contributions before the end of the year, according to a press release from ISOH.

ISOH is currently short $23,000 and is seeking donations from the public. As part of the ongoing match through the Diehl Foundation, any amount you give will be matched dollar for dollar up to $400,000.

Donations can be made online at www.isohimpact.org or with a check sent directly to the ISOH/IMPACT offices located at 25182 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH  43551.

The Anderson's has announced it will contribute $5,000 to the International Hope Center (ISOH/IMPACT), a local relief agency, provided he organization can reach $45,000 in contributions before the end of the year, according to a press release from ISOH.

ISOH is currently short $23,000 and is seeking donations from the public. As part of the ongoing match through the Diehl Foundation, any amount you give will be matched dollar for dollar up to $400,000.

Donations can be made online at www.isohimpact.org or with a check sent directly to the ISOH/IMPACT offices located at 25182 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH  43551.


Opportunity knocks
Sandra Walton, RN MSN has been named director of nursing of Otterbein North Shore Senior Lifestyle Community, according to a company news release.

Walton most recently oversaw the Ottawa County Health Department and Home Health Agency. She also has been part of clinical and teaching teams at Owens Community College and Toledo Hospital.

Walton also will manage the assisted living and wellness services for the 46-acre Otterbein North Shore campus.

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Phil Gallardo has joined Johnnie’s Electric and Heating Service as a Senior Service Technician.

Gallardo has more than 20 years experience in the heating and air conditioning field. He is a 1991 graduate of Port Clinton High School and served in the U.S. Army. He has worked for heating and air conditioning companies locally and in North Carolina.


New products
Fifth Third Bank has announced the launch of new mobile banking capabilities including a banking app for Apple, and app launchers for Android and BlackBerry smartphones, according to a company spokesperson.  Fifth Third has also introduced text banking, giving customers access to account information and the ability to initiate transfers by sending a text message to the Bank.


At the clubs
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Holiday Gathering Wednesday 4:30 to 8:00 pm at Buffalo Wild Wings, 3555 Navarre in Oregon. RSVP to Sarah at 419-693-5580.

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Wade Kapszukiewicz, Lucas County treasurer, and David Mann, executive director of the Lucas County Land Bank, will speak about the progress of the land bank to members of the East Toledo Club Thursday, Noon at The Weber Block. The public is invited. Call Andrea at 419-691-7651


Retirement village earns perfect grade
Genoa Retirement Village has received perfect marks on their annual recertification survey from the Ohio State Board of Health. The survey team recently visited the campus and spent several days reviewing patient records, employee files, and observing the delivery of services at the health campus. At the conclusion of the survey, the facility was notified that they were in 100 percent compliance with state and federal regulations, with no deficiencies cited.

According to data provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Online Survey Certification and Reporting (as of September 2011), only 12.8 percent of Ohio’s 961 Medicare/Medicaid certified long-term care facilities received deficiency free surveys.

“We have a great group of dedicated caregivers at Genoa Retirement Village,” commented Julie McKitrick, Executive Director. “We strive to provide quality services that exceed our residents’ and families’ expectations, and we are thrilled that we have received confirmation of the quality of the care we provide from the State Board of Health.”


Gold stars
The food service department at Graytown Elementary School recently was presented with an Award of Merit from the Ottawa County Board of Health. Diane Kershaw, Nyla Denman and Ken Ohlemacher accepted the award.

Since 1983, the Ottawa County Board of Health has presented Awards of Merit to those licensed operations in Ottawa County which have maintained a high degree of sanitation and safety, according to Nancy Osborn, health commissioner. The annual award signifies a high level of concern by the operators, not just for meeting the rules and regulations, but in providing an operation that exceeds the minimum requirements.

Two of the eight organizations given the award are in The Press circulation area. The other is Young’s Suburban on the Portage, a manufactured home park.

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The Professional Remodelers Association recently received a 2011 Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau. The award honors local businesses that demonstrate ethics, integrity and exceptional customer service.

The organization was founded in 1969 and acts as a clearing house for home owners considering a remodeling project, according to Rick Morel, executive director.

The PRO serves more than 1,000 professionals working in the home improvement industry in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. See www.hireaprotoday.com

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Elmore Chiropractic’s recent food drive collected $200 in addition to a couple grocery bags of food for the Elmore Food Pantry, according to Dr. Craig Butler. The Elmore Food Pantry is located at Grace Lutheran Church, to make a donation contact the church office at 419-862-3630.


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