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Home Builders honor best of year

Zollinger Builders was named Builder of the year and Mark Dorffer of Gerber Lumber was named Associate of the Year when the Home Builders Association of Wayne & Holmes Counties held its annual Inaugural Dinner at the Grande Ranch in Wooster on Jan. 10.

Dorffer also was voted Chairman of the Year, an award is voted on by the board.

The Presidential Honor Award went to Louise Keating of Wayne County Title for her dedication to the association. The award is decided by the 2012 President Carl Finley.

Officers installed as 2013 officers were: President, Dorffer; vice president, Linda Amos; secretary/treasurer, Mark Zollinger; and immediate past president, Finley.

Trustees for 2013 are James Coletti, Alan Ratliff, Dave Schlabach, Jeff Straub, Merle Stutzman, Dave Suttle, Doug Wurtz and Marlin Yoder.

Walnut Hills honors staff members

Walnut Hills Retirement Community honored 30 long-time staff members with service awards at a luncheon at the Inn at Honey Run near Millersburg.

Barbara Hostetler of Sugarcreek, Linda Hamsher of Sugarcreek, Lucinda Hostetler of Walnut Creek and Phisamay Phaonesy of Millersburg led the group recognized.

Barbara Hostetler has worked at Walnut Hills for 35 years, while Hamsher, Lucinda Hostetler and Phaonesy have all worked at Walnut Hills for 25 years.

Others who received service awards were Darlene Gintz of Dundee, Mabel Lorenz of Baltic and Betty E. Miller of Sugarcreek, all for 20 years; and Elsie H. Beachy of Sugarcreek, June Newell of Walnut Creek and Sandra Scott of Sugarcreek, all for 15 years of service.

Those who received service awards for 10 years were Cindy Beachy of Sugarcreek, Cheryl Shryock of Millersburg, Sandra Swinehart of Dundee and Joanna Troyer of Sugarcreek.

A total of 16 individuals received service awards for five years of service. They were Kari Beechy of Millersburg, Victoria Darby of Berlin, Jill Hershberger of Millersburg, Lizzie Ens of Dundee, Sally Jones of Millersburg, Josie Kashuba of Killbuck, Susanna Miller of Baltic, Anna Miller of Sugarcreek, Barbara M. Miller of Millersburg, Liz E. Miller of Millersburg, Ruth Miller of Millersburg, Rachel Raber of Sugarcreek, Sara E. Raber of Beach City, Lynsey Thomas of Sugarcreek, Sarah A. Troyer of Millersburg and Ruby L. Yoder of Dundee.

Executive Director Jeremy Kauffman noted the 30 staff members recognized have a combined 300 years at Walnut Hills.

Kauffman, Merle Miller, nursing home director of nursing, and Teresea Morris, retirement home head nurse, introduced the service award recipients and presented each team member with an award of appreciation.

"These service awards are a small token of our appreciation for the years you have given to our residents and their families," said Kauffman. "There are not enough words to express the thanks you deserve for all you do."

Joins Angus association

Berlin Best Beef of Berlin is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

Earns sales awards at annual meeting

ABC Seamless Siding Franchise President Jerry Beyers recognized Miller Custom Exteriors of Fredericksburg with the national seamless siding sales achievement award.

The recognition took place during the awards presentation at the 34th annual ABC Seamless national meeting held in December in Fargo, N.D.

The award is given in recognition of the top 10 franchises in sales volume.

Also earning recognition was Joe Hostetler, an applicator for Miller Custom Exteriors.

Beyers, presented the award to Hostetler for installing $1.2 million in ABC steel roofing.

An ABC Seamless franchise since 1987, Miller Custom Exteriors installs roofing, siding, windows, doors, gutters & sunrooms. The company has been in business since 1964 and is owned by brothers Lorin and Ed Miller. For more information about the company, please visit www.millercustomexteriors.com.

Honored for top roofing applicators

Joe Hostetler, an applicator for Miller Custom Exteriors of Fredericksburg, was honored during ABC Seamless Siding's 34th national Franchise Meeting held in Fargo, N.D.

ABC Seamless Siding Franchise President Jerry Beyers, presented the award to Hostetler for installing $1.2 million in ABC steel roofing.

"Our applicators are a vital component to the companies success", says ABC Seamless President Jerry Beyers. "Being honored at the National Franchise Meeting allows them to be recognized by their peers for all of our products they install."

Miller Custom Exteriors installs metal & asphalt roofing, siding, windows, doors and sunrooms. An ABC Seamless franchise since 1987, the company has been in business since 1964. For more information about the company, visit www.millercustomexteriors.com.

ABC Seamless Siding, "The World's Largest Seamless Siding Company", manufactures seamless steel siding, seamless steel log home siding and seamless steel gutters on the job site. The company also installs metal soffit, fascia and leaf protector on residential and commercial buildings.

CSB notes fourth-quarter income

CSB Bancorp (CSBB) announced fourth quarter 2012 net income of $1.1 million or 41 cents per basic and diluted share, as compared to $820,000 or 30 cents per basic and diluted share for the same period in 2011.

For the full year of 2012, the company reported net income of $4.5 million, or $1.66 per basic and diluted share, as compared to $3.7 million, or $1.35 per basic and diluted share in 2011.

Revenue totaled $5.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, a 9.5 percent increase from the prior-year fourth quarter. Full year revenue of $22.1 million reflects a $2 million, or 9.9 percent, increase as compared to full year 2011.

Non-interest expense amounted to $3.8 million during the quarter, an increase of $70,000, or 2 percent from fourth quarter 2011. For the full year ended December 31, 2012, non-interest expense increased $841,000, or 6 percent, versus 2011, with the majority of the change attributable to the company's increased operating size from the fourth quarter 2011 acquisition of banking centers in Wooster.

Total assets amounted to $587 million on Dec. 31, up $36 million, or 6 percent, from Dec. 31, 2011.

Walnut Hills ranks high in survey

Walnut Hills Nursing Home was ranked No. 31 out of 955 nursing homes in Ohio when the Ohio Department of Aging released the annual Nursing Home Satisfaction Survey results. The families of Walnut Hills' residents were very satisfied with the care their loved ones received, giving Walnut Hills an overall satisfaction score of 93 .47 percent.

"We are very pleased that our families are happy with the care their loved ones are receiving here at Walnut Hills," said Jeremy Kauffman, executive director. "To be ranked as one of the top nursing homes in the state is a great accomplishment that can be attributed to the compassionate, dedicated staff we have.

"We appreciate each family member who took time to complete the survey. The feedback we receive is instrumental in helping Walnut Hills provide even better care," Kauffman added.

Mapes becomes Yoder Lumber president

CHARM -- Robert Mapes was named president of Yoder Lumber in early January.

He came to the company with an extensive background in public accounting, which began in 1974 after earning bachelor of science degrees in accounting and finance from Ashland College (University) in Ashland. After a few years with a "Big Eight" accounting firm and briefly with a smaller regional firm, he partnered with two other people to start a practice in Wooster, which they ran for 20 years.

In 2001, the firm merged with Rea & Associates where Mapes eventually served as director of tax practice, coordinating efforts to streamline tax processes across the firm's 11 offices.

A lifetime resident of the Loudonville area, Mapes has dedicated countless hours of service to the community. He is past chairman of the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce, 18-year member of the Nick Amster Sheltered Workshop board and past president of the Wayne County Airport Authority. His hobby as a pilot has provided many hours of enjoyment as he takes to the air over Holmes, Wayne and Tuscarawas counties.

Yoder Lumber Co. is a family-owned, third generation business that has been serving the Holmes County area since 1944. John J. Yoder started the business with a portable sawmill, but soon established a stationary mill and pallet shop located just outside Charm. Since, the business has expanded under the direction of John's sons, Eli, Roy and Mel.

Yoder Lumber employs nearly 160 people between three locations in Holmes County.

Mel Yoder will continue to serve as CEO of Yoder Lumber with a more dedicated focus in sales.

For more information visit www.yoderlumber.com.

Yoder Lumber will have a booth at the Buckeye Tool Expo on Friday and Saturday at the Buckeye Event Center, Dalton.

Millersburg Electric earns marketing award

Millersburg Electric earned an Excellence in Marketing Award at Generac's sixth annual dealer conference, held Jan. 7-9 at Disney's Coronado Springs Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

The award is given to the Generac dealer that most consistently leverages opportunities to increase market awareness. This was one of three such regional awards presented from a dealer base of more than 4,800 nationwide.

"This award means a great deal to Millersburg Electric. To have our efforts in sales and marketing recognized by Generac on a national level is extremely humbling and an indicator that our staff works very hard promoting the Generac brand in our region," said Millersburg Electric President Kerry Taylor, who accepted the award along with Ken Mohler, the generator field sales coordinator.

Awards were chosen by members of the Generac sales team, and were presented at the conclusion of the event.

In addition, Millersburg Electric earned Generac's top sales level for 2012, becoming a Premier level dealer. As one of only 30 dealers to attain this level nationwide, the company continues to be the top performing single location Generac dealer in Ohio.

For more information call 330-674-3806 or visit www.millersburgelectric.com.

Amstutz joins Hummel Group

Cheryl Amstutz has joined the Hummel Group as an account executive in the personal lines department. She will assist customers in reviewing their exposures and making recommendations for proper protection.

Amstutz has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance field, securing her LUTCF designation. Most recently, she owned/operated Cheryl's Insurance Centre in Orrville from 1992- 2012.

She resides in Orrville with her husband, Roger, with whom she has been married for 35 years. In the past, they were foster parents for 10 years, during which time they adopted their four children, all of whom are adults now. She was involved in several service clubs and bowling leagues in the Orrville area. They are active members of Smithville Mennonite Church, enjoy taking cruises and getting together with family and friends.

For more information about Hummel Group, headquartered in Berlin, visit www.hummelgrp.com.

Vendors licenses

Marlin A. Miller, 2701 Township Road 166, Sugarcreek.

Big Wood Enterprises, 32679 Township Road 22, Killbuck.

Eighteen 76 Salon and Spa, 45 W. Jackson St., Millersburg.

Lonnie Troyer, Peak Performance, 4558 Township Road 628, Millersburg.

Ministries of Wayne Weaver Inc., 6366 State Route 39, Millersburg.

John M. Russell, Harvest Moon, 4792 E. Main St., Millersburg.

Eli E. Weaver, EC Woodshop, 1333 County Road 168, Dundee.

Allen Troyer, The Kitchen Korner, 1900 State Route 39, Sugarcreek.

Connie K. Reding, Crimson Quill Calligraphy, 15113 Township Road 464, Lakeville.

William A. Smith, Smitty's Sports Shop, 4550 State Route 39, Millersburg.

Jill Sowers, Black Creek Danes, 128 Main St., Glenmont.

Hermies Table Shop, 8977 Township Road 652, Fredericksburg.

Roy J. Schlabach, Country Lane Linens, 3850 U.S. Route 62, Dundee.

Pamela Smith, House of Lace & Country Curtains, 4550 State Route 39, Millersburg.

Ervin M. Miller, Knob View Bicycle, 4354 County Road 59, Baltic.

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