Terra, Materion partner in skilled trades program

Officials at Materion Elmore have enlisted the assistance of Terra State Community College to ensure that an adequate and constant supply of skilled trades people is available to them.“The ability to find and attract fully qualified trades people has been increasingly difficult,” Randall Drummond, plant manager, said in a statement.…
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Riverview Healthcare Campus announces employee of the year

The Multipurpose Room of Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus was filled with staff members and their family members March 1 for a special night of recognition and celebration. The evening began with a presentation that featured facility-wide honors Riverview achieved in 2011 including the admission of 257 residents/patients and the…
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Beacon brings home honors

The Beacon won five awards in the Mid Atlantic Community Papers Association Ad & Editorial Contest. We accepted four first-place honors — Best Free Standing Insert, Website Community Involvement, Website Advertising Section and Best Social Networker — and one second place award for Free Standing Insert for the monthly coupon…
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First National offers lessons for a lifetime

First National Bank is bringing financial literacy education to local high school students by providing them with access to the EverFi Financial Literacy Platform. The web-based program uses new media technologies — video, animations, 3-D gaming, avatars and social networking — to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s…
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Marine mechanics skills classes starting soon

The Marine Mechanics Skills for Life program is planning two 10-day classes in April and is seeking participants now.The first class, set to begin March 19, will focus on outboard marine engines. It will operate from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday and will be at the Ottawa County…
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Monument means money for local economy

A new National Park Service report shows that approximately 92,000 visitors in 2010 spent approximately $7,150,000 in Perry’s Victory and in communities near the park. That spending supported 145 jobs in the local area.“The people and the business owners in communities near national parks have always known their economic value,”…
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