Sunday announcements, April 28

Chief Master Sergeant Spencer retires

Chief Master Sergeant Rebecca L. Spencer was honored at a retirement ceremony April 14 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Spencer was the 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron Superintendent at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. She enlisted in active duty Air Force in October 1995. Spencer is the daughter of Joann Kirian and the late Larry Kirian.

Airman Combs graduates basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Jared Combs graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Combs is the son of Jackie and Jim Combs of Clyde.

He is a 2018 graduate of Clyde High School.

Airman Levengood graduates basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Jasmin Levengood graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Levengood is the daughter of Joseph and Lisa Levengood of Tiffin.

She is a 2018 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, Bascom.

Celebrate Star Wars Day

May the fourth be with you. Celebrate Star Wars Day at Imagination Station and check out the growing sport of light saber fencing with area club, The Saber Legion Saturday. Visitors can experiment with circuits as they build a jitter Jedi and practice storytelling and videography direct their own stop-motion saga with Star Wars action figures.

Music in the Parlor features flutist performing in historic Hayes Home

FREMONT — Enjoy a musical performance by a flutist and accompanist playing classical music in the large parlor of the historic Hayes Home during Music in the Parlor May 19.

The performance is to be 4 to 5 p.m. in the same parlor where President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes entertained guests. Cost is $12 per person.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling Jacque Baker at 419-332-2081, ext. 238, or online at rbhayes.org.events.

Flutist Alec Porter and accompanist Rhys Burgess will perform a selection of songs by Bach, Mozart, Dutilleux, Martinu and Ran.

Porter is a music education and music performance dual major, studying under the tutelage of Conor Nelson, Ph.D., at Bowling Green State University. Porter is also a scholar in the 2016 Cohort of the President’s Leadership Academy, the foremost leadership development program on campus.

In 2018, he was named winner of the institution’s concerto competition, performing John Corigliano’s “Pied Piper Fantasy” with orchestra, as well as placing in the competition of the New Albany Symphony that same year.

Porter is an apprentice of the Hot Springs Music Festival in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and a fellow of the Trentino Music Festival of Music Academy International in Northern Italy.

Originally from Troy, Michigan, Burgess completed his bachelor’s studies at Oakland University, where he studied with Tian Tian, Ph.D., and was a winner in the 2016 Oakland Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition.

For information, call 419-332-2081, or visit rbhayes.org. Like HPLM on Facebook at @rbhayespres and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @rbhayespres.

Old Fort Bank’s Mark Malone receives governor’s appointment

Michael C. Spragg, president and CEO of The Old Fort Banking Co., announced that Executive Vice President Mark B. Malone has received the governor’s appointment to Ohio’s Banking Commission. Malone will serve a four-year term on the commission, and duties includes making recommendations, considerations and assessments to the deputy superintendent for banks and the superintendent of financial institutions on the business of banking. “Old Fort Bank prides itself in employing leaders in the financial industry. Mark’s appointment recognizes his years of dedication, expertise and commitment to the financial services industry and we commend him for this honor at the state level.” stated Michael C. Spragg.

Governor Mike DeWine, with confirmation by the Ohio Senate, has appointed Malone to serve on this eight-member Banking Commission. Qualifications and requirements of the commission members shall be, at the time of appointment, executive officers of state banks, and all of the members appointed to the Commission shall have banking experience as a director or officer of a bank, savings bank, or savings association insured by the federal deposit insurance corporation, a bank holding company, or a savings and loan holding company. The membership of the commission shall be representative of the banking industry as a whole, including representatives of banks of various asset sizes and ownership structures, as determined by the Governor after consultation with the superintendent of financial institutions.

With 39 years in the banking industry, serving as an officer and executive in various roles Malone joined Old Fort Bank in 2009 as senior vice president and chief lending officer. In 2012, he was promoted to executive vice president and in 2015 Malone was promoted to EVP, chief credit officer.

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