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Recreational drumming is new therapeutic tool at Otterbein
Otterbein North Shore has added a new dimension to the community–drum circles. Recently three employees became certified HealthRHYTHMS facilitators. A facilitator is trained in recreational empowerment drumming, which is a comprehensive whole-person, evidence-based therapeutic approach to wellness based upon an emerging discipline called Rhythmacology; the name coined by the REMO, Inc., a drum manufacturer, researcher and program creator.

HealthRHYTHMS is used as a complementary strategy to maintain or reestablish a healthy life.

Otterbein North SHore residents Harold Ashley, Gordon Wahlers and Clara Maag
enjoy the wellness and stress relief benefits of HealthRHYTHMS ampowerment

“Music is a common denominator. Most people enjoy music, but can’t necessarily play an instrument proficiently,” said facilitator Barbara Radebaugh. She added that empowerment drumming is ideal for everyone, because it is an opportunity to participate in recreational music making, while reducing stress and increasing a feeling of joy; thereby improving wellness. 

Otterbein North Shore plans to offer a limited amount of recreational drum empowerment sessions to community organizations. Contact Radebaugh at 419-798-8203.

Otterbein North Shore is located at 9400 North Shore Boulevard, in Danbury Township. It is a retirement community offering independent and assisted living, long-term care and short-term rehabilitation.

Open house
The Lutheran Home at Toledo will host an open house for the new $4 million Labuhn Center, Thursday 4 to 6 p.m. The new center offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation services at the North Wheeling Street campus. The center features 27 private rooms and baths, a therapy gym. a transitional room to help prepare patients for their return home, a dining room with a café open throughout the day, and flat-screen televisions, telephones and Wi-Fi access in every room.

The Center is named for The Rev. Gerald H. Labuhn, LHS executive director emeritus and archivist, who has dedicated over 60 years of ministry work to the Society. Pastor Labuhn served as executive director of Lutheran Homes Society from 1964 to 1994.

Gold stars
The AK Steel Foundation is seeking nominations to honor Walbridge area women for the annual Steel Magnolia Award which honors women who have faced personal adversity and have shown exceptional strength, courage, compassion and leadership.

The award is sponsored by AK Steel, whose Walbridge subsidiary, AK Tube, manufactures carbon and stainless steel tubing products. The deadline has been extended to August 31. To learn more go to or call the Middleton Community Foundation at 513-424-7369.

Each recipient will be able to designate a $1,000 donation to the charity of her choice.

GenoaBank and National Bank of Ohio seek teams and sponsors for their annual golf outing to raise funds for scholarships for area students. The event will be held at the Oak Harbor Golf Club Friday, Sept. 14 with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Deadline is Monday, Sept. 10. Call Marie at NBOH at 419-898-5741 or Joyce at GenoaBank at 419-855-8381.

On the boards
Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich has appointed Edwin Nagle, president and CEO of the Nagle Companies in Walbridge, and Thomas Uhler of Rossford to the Owens Community College Board of Trustees. Nagle and Uhler will serve four-year terms on the College’s Board of Trustees ending in 2016.

Nagle is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a bachelors’ degree in finance. His professional and community involvement includes serving on the boards for the Mercy St. Charles Hospital Foundation, the Ohio Trucking Association and the University of Toledo Intermodal Transportation Institute.

Uhler serves as president and CEO of TTL Associates Inc. in Toledo. He is a founding member of the Wood County Port Authority and a member of the Lucas County Improvement Corporation. Uhler earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Toledo.

Other trustees are include Diana (Dee) Talmage, Ottawa Hills; H. Richard Rowe, Findlay; David Habegger, Oregon; Allan Libbe, Perrysburg; Dr. Ronald McMaster, Perrysburg; R J Molter, Woodville; and William Takacs, Toledo.

Gold stars
Beth Rose finished second runner-up International Auctioneer Champion at the National Auctioneers Association conference and show which recently took place in Spokane, Washington. She competed in the women’s division.

Auctioneers from across the world competed in the bid-calling contest and participated in educational seminars. Judges for the bid-calling contest represented all segments of the auction industry and traveled as far away as South Africa to choose the new champions to become ambassadors for the National Auctioneers Association.

Tanya Kerecz of Diversified Insurance of Elmore has been named the 2012 Outstanding Customer Service Representative of the Year by the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.

To qualify for this state honor, Kerecz submitted the winning essay on making her agency more competitive.

Opportunity knocks
Thomas LaPolt has joined First Federal Bank as the retail lender at the Oregon office.

He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with more than 22 years lending experience. He resides in Bowling Green where he is a member of First United Methodist Church.

Jackie Stalter has joined GenoaBank as an assistant vice president and commercial loan officer for the Maumee Branch.

She has more than 17 years of experience in the banking industry. She attended Heidelberg College, specializing in Business Administration.

Stalter is a member of the Maumee Chamber of Commerce. She resides in Whitehouse.

The right thing
The Edward Jones office in Oak Harbor is collecting school supplies for the less fortunate, according to Jeff Chio, branch manager.

Chio said items needed include crayons, markers, colored pencils, notebooks, pocket folders, glue sticks, pens, pencils, book bags, book covers, erasers and paper. The drive continues during regular business hours until August 24. Call 419-898-0821.




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