Jake's Radiator earns exceptional rating
Jake's Radiator, Inc. has received an exceptional rating in the NAPA AutoCare Customer Service Index Program for the fourth quarter of the year 2006.
This program is conducted by the National Automotive Parts Association and is an evaluation of the service strengths and weaknesses of AutoCare Centers. The evaluation is based on surveys in which customers are asked questions regarding their opinion of quality of service received. The survey includes questions regarding efficiency, knowledge and attitude of personnel as well as service satisfaction.
The National Automotive Parts Association considers 90 percent positive responses to be a good rating although the National Average for the quarter was 98.84 percent. Jake's Radiator received a positive rating of 100 percent for the quarter. This is the 46th quarter in which Jake's has received an exceptional rating.
Jake's Radiator, located in Norwalk, has been serving the area for many years. In the last 20 years, the business has expanded to become a full service repair facility, specializing in air conditioning, radiators, and aftermarket electronics. Jake's Radiator has been owned and operated by Howard C. Wilde III since 1982. Wilde is an ASE Master Certified automotive, heavy-duty truck, and bus technician with 28 certifications. His experience dates back to the 1970s. Wilde received his first ASE Certification in 1978. He was named as a top finalist in the national competition for NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year 10 times.
RR Donnelley lauds longtime employees
WILLARD Leonard W. Felty will celebrate 40 years of service at RR Donnelley in Willard Jan. 25. He was hired in 1967 as a proofer in Dept. OTA. He worked as a count clerk, then worked his way through the pressroom and is currently a Press Technician III.
Felty lives in Plymouth with his wife Nellie. They have two children, Vernon Felty and Sherry Blankenship.
Robert E. Kline will celebrate 30 years of service at RR Donnelley in Willard Jan. 26. He was hired in 1976 as an OFG Material Handler. He worked as production line feeder, casemaking helper, hoist operator and bindery helper. In 1989 he became a laminator operator and is currently a bindery technician II.
He lives in Willard with his wife, Tammy. They have three children, Dustin, Greyson and Wyatt.
Area beekeeping class scheduled
OBERLIN The Lorain County Beekeepers Association is preparing for its 12th annual year of beginner beekeeping classes for 2007.
There is also information on the Web site for an educational scholarship for youth, ages 9 to 18 who can attend these classes for free by entering an essay,www.loraincountybeekeepers.org. Forms and information are listed on the site.
These classes will be at 7 p.m. March 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the First United Methodist Church, 45 S. Professor St., Oberlin. Cost of the class is $35 and includes a year membership in L.C.B.A. and a monthly newsletter.
These classes will provide needed information on what it takes to be a beekeeper, where you can purchase needed equipment, supplies and the bees themselves.
A hands-on field day will be May 5, which allows everyone to get up close and personal in an active beehive.
WR endowment fund to grant thousands
COLLINS The Western Reserve Endowment Fund will give away $3,800 this year in scholarships and teacher grants.
The fund, which was founded in 2002 and today totals around $65,000, is invested and regulated by the Community Foundation of Lorain County.
It is governed by a board of trustees made up of a teacher, a school board representative, the superintendent and others from around the community.
The fund made up of tax-deductible donations from individuals and groups, and contributions can be made in honor or in memory of someone.
The president of the board is John Sheerer, and donations can be sent to the board's treasurer, Beverly Stober, P.O. Box 404 Wakeman, Ohio 44889.
Pesticide training set for area farmers
Ohio State University Extension of Huron, Erie and Lorain counties will offer private pesticide applicator training and recertification at several sessions over the next few months.
Pesticide applicators must be licensed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture in order to purchase chemicals that are labeled "Restricted Use." Current license holders have the option of retesting or attending three hours of accredited training before their current license expires.
A private applicator license is valid for up to three years; however, the expiration date is usually March 31 of the third year. Check your license or contact the ag extension educator in your home county to verify the expiration date of your current license.
Ohio State University Extension Educators: Huron County Mike Gastier (419) 668-8219; Erie County Zack Rinkes (419) 627-7631; Lorain County Tim Malinich (440) 326-5851.
Here are some testing and recertification opportunities:
New Applicator Training 8 a.m. Thursday at EHOVE Career Center, 316 Mason Road, Milan. Training cost is $15. Testing will be held at 1 p.m. Preregistration is suggested. For study material or to register for testing go to http://pested.osu.edu/privatestudy.html or call Mike Gastier at OSU Extension, Huron County (419) 668-8219.
Tri-County Agronomy Day from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 21 at EHOVE Career Center, 316 Mason Road, Building F, Milan. Cost $15.
Lorain County pesticide recertification from 9 a.m. to noon March 2 at the Lorain County Extension Office, 42110 Russia Road, Elyria. Cost $15.
Huron County pesticide recertification from 6 to 9 p.m. March 20 at the Huron County Administration Building, 180 Milan Ave., Norwalk in the basement. Cost is $15.
EHOVE students earn nursing caps
AVERY A number of local students enrolled in the EHOVE Ghrist Adult Career Center Licensed Practical Nursing full-time, and part time day/evening programs received nursing caps in a ceremony at the school. The capping ceremony is a rite of passage that honors completion of the Level I course of study for an LPN. A cap is presented as a symbol of the sacred duty of nursing. Students also take the Nightingale Pledge to renew their commitment to the nursing profession as they start on Level II of the program. Capped at the ceremony were the following:
Full-time Arianne Doerr, Plymouth; Sarah Hasselbach, Norwalk; Kathleen Hicks, Willard; Robert Hollands, Norwalk; Annette Keaton, Willard; Tami Moore, Norwalk; Jennifer Palomo, Collins; Carolyn Pigman, Norwalk; Rosalie Pritt, Collins; Brenda Risser, Willard; Rachel Scranton, Norwalk; Amy Tester, New London.
Part-time days Heather Book, Norwalk; Brady Holly, Norwalk; Stephanie Braker-Dalton, Wakeman; Jessica Carter, Monroeville; Beth Harp, Norwalk; Shelly Holida, Plymouth; Kimberly Kirk, Norwalk; Heather Linder, Norwalk; Christine Murphy, New London; Lana Stephens, Willard; Rebeka Zsigray, Wakeman.
Part-time evenings Kathy Anderson, Norwalk; Gina Bastardo, Monroeville; Katelin Bennett, Wakeman; Danielle Hess, N. Fairfield; Michael Keysor, Willard; Arielle Ohlemacher, Norwalk; Nicole Pleska, Wakeman; Mindy Quiggle, Willard; Barbara Veliz, Norwalk.
Local police academy starts winter session
AVERY The EHOVE Police Academy started its full-time Ohio Peace Officer's Training Academy Jan. 10.
Completion of the class is a requirement to be eligible to sit for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy certification test.
John Majoy, a sergeant with the Huron Police Department, is the commander of the academy. The program is 640 hours in length, consisting of 558 hours of state mandated training, plus additional classes in radar and laser certification, advanced DUI detection and physical fitness training. This course is approved by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC).
The following local students are enrolled in the program: Chris Denny of Berlin Heights, Aaron Gibson of Norwalk, Esmeralda Hall of Norwalk, Troy Kimball of Monroeville and John McConegly of Norwalk.