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Firelands Electric Co-op welcomes new leadership

• Mar 9, 2018 at 2:00 AM

NEW LONDON — Gene Lamoreaux has been appointed by Firelands Electric Cooperative as its District 2 representative.

The position came open after the recent death of former trustee Lowell Kreager, who held the position for 32 years.

Lamoreaux brings a vast amount of business experience to Firelands Electric’s board. He retired from Guardian Manufacturing (formerly Brunswick Defense) in Willard after 23 years, where he was president of the company. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany for several years, where he was an electronic technician for the Hawk missile system. Lamoreaux has a degree in mechanical engineering.

He has been involved in numerous community and civic organizations throughout his career, serving as an elder and governing board member of New London Alliance Church for more than 25 years. He was a member of the Mercy Hospital of Willard Board of Trustees for nine years and was active with South Central Local Schools, where he served on the board for eight years and was involved in the school’s Athletic Boosters for five years.

Lamoreaux believes that maintaining reliable system equipment while providing members with affordable power is a challenge facing the electric utility industry today. He feels it’s imperative for the cooperative to continue delivering reliable electric power that is cost effective, while meeting the future needs of Firelands Electric’s membership.

Lamoreaux and his wife, Sandy, live in the rural Greenwich area. They have three children, all married, and 16 grandchildren. In addition to attending his grandchildren’s events and spending time with family, Lamoreaux enjoys traveling with his wife and occasional small game hunting.

The Firelands Electric board of trustees’ nine representatives meet monthly to review, discuss and approve issues. They determine the strategic direction for Firelands Electric, test the cooperative’s business strategy, approve key investment decisions, and set the rates to ensure the co-op meets its financial responsibilities and remains focused on its member-driven mission.


EHOVE LPN program named one of best

AVERY — EHOVE Career Center has been recognized as one of the state’s best LPN programs.

According to the annual PracticalNursing.org state LPN program rankings, EHOVE’s program ranked No. 10 in Ohio when measured against others such as Ohio Institute of Allied Health and North Central State College.

Of Ohio’s 64 LPN programs, 20 made the cut for the list. 

Owens Community College in Findlay, Southern State Community College in Hillsboro and North Central State College in Mansfield, Northwest State Community College in Archbold, and Washington State Community College in Marietta  placed in the top three respectively. 


Terra State receives donation from Toyota

FREMONT — With assistance from Kasper Toyota of Sandusky, Terra State Community College Power Technologies program will now gain first-hand experience working on Toyota vehicles. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. of Cincinnati delivered a Corolla engine and transmission to the College on Tuesday, Feb. 28, to better equip the program.

According to Adam Baker, Kasper Toyota was instrumental in making the donation possible.

“Their master technician, Darryl Longnecker, who is also an adjunct professor at Terra State, spoke to his service manager about helping out the Terra State program,” Baker says. “We are able to gain access to training engines, transmissions, and other training tools. Whenever possible, we like to share some of these resources with local community colleges to support the training needs for Toyota dealers such as Kasper.”

Dr. Cory Stine, Terra State dean of business, humanities and industrial technologies, looks forward to seeing the equipment being used.

“This will be the first Toyota product in our labs,” he said. “The new retail value of the engine and transmission is $10,000. We cannot thank Kasper Toyota and Toyota Motor Sales enough for their generosity in providing more opportunities for our automotive students.”


Annual race benefits developmentally disabled 

FLAT ROCK — Online registration is up for the 13th annual Race at the Rock to benefit the people served by Flat Rock Homes, Care Center and Community Services.

The race will be held on the Flat Rock Care Center Campus in Flat Rock on May 5. This event helps Flat Rock Homes, Care Center and Community services to continue to care for and support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This year, event registration will open at 8 a.m. and run until the always popular Inspirational Race kicks off at 9 a.m. This will be followed by the 1-mile walk, the Kids Fun Run, the 5K individual race and the 5K team race. Deadline to guarantee a 2018 race shirt is April 21.

The Title Sponsor, The Alpha Group Agency, has returned this year, as well as the Presenting Sponsor, The Bellevue Hospital. The race course is flat and laid out and timed by the Fremont Elite Runners Club.

Registration is available at www.flatrockhomes.org. If you have any questions, call 419-483-7330 ext 1126 or email askolnik@flatrockhomes.org.

In other health-related business...


Suicide prevention training 

OSPF, in collaboration with the Richland County Suicide Prevention Coalition, and the Huron County Suicide Prevention Coalition, offer training for mental health professionals serving youth and young adults (10-24): the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS). This training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11 at Richland County Children Services, Mansfield. Sign in will take place 8 to 8:30 a.m.

It will provide counselors, psychologists, and social workers with knowledge, skills, and practice in treating patients’ suicide risk.

Registration deadline is at 5 p.m. April 3. Printed certificate showing online course completion will be required upon sign-in at role-play workshop.

More information is available on the CAMS training at ohiospf.org. For additional questions, call: 614-429-1528 or email austin.lucas@ohiospf.org.


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