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Wapakoneta
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Jerry Lewis, local McDonald’s Restaurant Owner, wasrecently honored by McDonald’s Corporation with theGolden Arch Award at the 2010 McDonald’s WorldwideConvention in Orlando, Florida.The McDonald’s Golden Arch Award is the most pres-tigious award given to McDonald’s owners and honors the“best of the best” in the McDonald’s Owner/Operator commu-nity. Less than one percent of franchise owners earn this honorof a lifetime. This award recognizes the recipient’s relentlessfocus on customer service, outstanding Quality, Service,Cleanliness and Value, significant community involvement,exceptional achievements in all areas of McDonald’s Planto Win, and contributions to the success of the McDonald’sbrand. In response the award Lewis says, “I am honored and
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owner receivesworldwide awardSMS proTECH winsCisco BreakawayPartner of the Year 
See McDONALD’S, page 13A
F&M to acquire First Place Bank’s branch
Paul Siebenmorgen, Presidentand CEO of Farmers & MerchantsState Bank (the “Bank”), todayannounced that the Bank hasentered into an agreement withFirst Place Bank to acquire theassets and assume the liabilities of 
the Hicksville, Ohio branch ofce
of First Place Bank. The branchhas approximately $28 Million indeposits.The transaction is subject toregulatory approval and other cus-tomary closing conditions. It isexpected that the transaction willbe consummated during the third
quarter of 2010. The nancial
terms of the transaction were notdisclosed.Commenting on the transaction,Mr. Siebenmorgen stated: “Weare very pleased to continue ourexpansion with this transaction.
The Hicksville ofce will comple
-ment our existing branch network,including expanding our presence
in Deance County, and allow us
to provide the high level of servicefor which our community bankis known. We look forward tocontinuing to serve the Hicksvillecommunity.”About Farmers & MerchantsState BankFarmers & Merchants StateBank, headquartered in Archbold,
Ohio, currently operates 18 ofceswithin Deance, Fulton, Henry,
Williams and Wood Counties, Ohioand DeKalb and Steuben Counties,Indiana. It is a wholly-owned sub-sidiary of Farmers & MerchantsBancorp, Inc., a bank holding com-pany also based in Archbold, Ohio.Farmers & Merchants Bancorp,Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: FMAO)had total assets of approximately$850 million as of year-end 2009.
Deance College embarked on its 2009-
10 academic year with a new leader andincreased enrollment. Total enrollment forfall 2009 exceeded 1,070, the College’shighest headcount since 1971, and a sevenpercent increase over 2008.Mark C. Gordon was inaugurated as theCollege’s 18thpresident in October, and
he has already made signicant strides in
introducing a number of initiatives to createadditional opportunities for students withthe goal of helping them be successful in theclassroom, in their numerous endeavors, andin life. Among the projects the College hasbegun to implement are Personal Success
Defiance College Board ApprovesConstruction of New Field House
See DEFIANCE, page 3A
SMS proTECH announced today that it isthe recipient of a Cisco Partner Summit re-gional award for Cisco Breakaway Partner of the Year. Cisco unveiled the winners April28 at its annual channel partner conferencein San Francisco.“It is an honor to present SMS proTECHas a Cisco Partner Summit regional awardwinner,” said Wendy Bahr, senior vice presi-dent, U.S. and Canada channels at Cisco.“The Breakaway Partner of the Year awardrecognizes SMS proTECH’s performance
See SMS, page 5A
 
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Volume 18, No. 6Publisher Donald R. HempleContributing WritersJeffrey GitomerAdvertising Donald R. Hemple
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Plans for each entering student, a nationaladvisory board program to help guide stu-dents in their majors, an alumni-studentnetwork, expanded hands-on experiential
opportunities, and a student-run, nonprot
organization.
Deance College’s spirit of service and
social responsibility continues to grow.Now in its eighth year, the McMasterSchool for Advancing Humanity has putits mission into action. Through service-based research that requires rigorous aca-
demic work, Deance College students
and faculty are making progress toward theMcMaster School vision of improving thehuman condition.By utilizing knowledge within their aca-
demic elds, faculty and students research
and design projects to address a need.In the past eight years, partnerships havedeveloped in Cambodia and Belize, and adomestic project in New Orleans was addedthree years ago.The Hench Autism Studies Program alsocontinues to grow. The program is designedto serve individuals and families facingchallenges associated with autism with anemphasis both on academic preparation anddirect service. New to the program this yearis the introduction of a minor in AutismStudies. Open to students of all majors, theminor is designed to educate students aboutthe unique needs of persons with autism.
For the fourth consecutive year, Deance
College has been named to the President’sHigher Education Community ServiceHonor Roll for its commitment to commu-nity service.
Deance College received word that its
new nursing program has received autho-rization from the Ohio Board of Regentsand accreditation by the Higher Learning
Commission. Deance offers a Bachelor of 
Science in Nursing degree completion pro-gram (1+2+1) in partnership with NorthwestState Community College. Students take
their rst and fourth years at Deance
College and their second and third years
at NSCC. In addition, Deance College
is offering an RN to BSN completion pro-gram for individuals who have an associatedegree or diploma in nursing.
Eligible military veterans of the post-
9/11 era are able to attend Deance College
tuition-free. The College is a participant inthe Yellow Ribbon program, part of the post9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 
2008. For more information visit the Deance
College website at
www.deance.ed
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