The Precision Metalforming Association announced that William R. Smith, the chief executive officer of Termax Corporation was elected 2015 chairman of its Board of Directors. PMA also announced that Ron Lowry, the chief executive officer and owner of Dayton Rogers , will serve as Board first vice chair, and David Arndt, the president of Pentaflex, Inc. , will serve as Board second vice chair and treasurer.

The visitation will be followed by a "presentation of commendations and remembrances" at 6 p.m., according to a Ford family spokesman. This is the first of several services for Mr. Ford.

A state park worker in Ohio and a dog teamed up to rescue a man who got stuck in a muddy lake for close to two hours. The man apparently was checking on his duck blind at Buck Creek State Park when he got stuck in the waist-deep mud and water Saturday and called for help on his cellphone.

After reading "Residents speak against proposed trail in Lakemore," [March 20, 2015, South Side News Leader], I am confused as to why opposition wants to dismiss the construction of a bike and hike trail that would link Springfield High School, Hinton-Humiston Memorial Water Works Park and Springfield Lake. Think of the opportunities for education! Students would have the ability to walk to the lake for art, poetry or science projects, for teachers who wanted to include such activities in their lesson plan.

In a statement on its Facebook page , Hagyard Equine Medical Center, in Lexington, Kentucky, reported that two cases had been confirmed in Muskingum County, in east central Ohio. "Both cases were at a barrel competition in Springfield, Ohio, March 6-7," the post read.

The Springfield Local School District plans to eliminate all sports and extracurricular activities if voters reject the levy on the May ballot. The plan also calls for laying off 25 employees, including teachers.

Steep cuts will come to Springfield Local Schools if a May levy fails, district leaders said Wednesday, as a state mandated financial recovery plan will force the district to balance it's budget, one way or another. If an emergency $3.8 million, five-year levy fails May 5, the district will make $4 million in budget cuts, Superintendent Michael O'Shea said.

PMA also announced that Ron Lowry, CEO and owner of Dayton Rogers in Minneapolis, MN, will serve as PMA Board first vice chair, and David Arndt, president of Pentaflex, Inc. in Springfield, OH, will serve as Board second vice chair and treasurer. "I'm honored to be elected Chairman of the PMA Board for 2015," said Smith.

Todd Berkich leads the cast in the show-stopping "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat" as part of the National Touring Company of "Guys and Dolls." The musical will be presented Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kuss Auditorium in Springfield.

Scouting for Food is the largest one day food drive in the Miami Valley and two boy scout councils are asking for the community's help. According to leaders, the two boy scout councils are hoping to collect more than 200,000 pounds of food for local food pantries.

It was standing room only at the March 16 Lakemore Village Council meeting, as about 30 residents rallied to voice their concerns regarding a proposed, grant-funded hike and bike trail to run through the Springfield Lake neighborhood. Spartan Trail would be constructed through property owned by the village, within Hinton-Humiston Memorial Water Works Park, and eventually connect the park, Springfield High School and Springfield Lake, Mayor Rick Justice has said.

Due to a scheduling conflict at the Champions Expo Center in Springfield, Ohio, the sale date for the inaugural Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale has been rescheduled for Wednesday .

He was born July 3, 1943 in Nashville, Tennessee the son of James and Hattie Satterfield.

Last May, I got to go watch my favorite rock star receive his star on the Hollywood walk of fame. I then got to see him perform a solo show in Santa Monica on Mother's Day.

Consulting Editor George Fels has been writing for Billiards Digest since 1980, and his "Tips & Shafts" column is usually our readers' first stop when they crack open the magazine. For better or worse, pool has been his only mistress for 40-plus years.

The Urbana Police Division has identified two people of interest in a bank robbery from earlier this month and asks for residents' help in locating them. In information released Tuesday, Urbana Police Chief Matt Lingrell states that police are continuing their investigation into a March 5 robbery at an ATM machine outside Security National Bank, 828 Scioto St. At 9:06 a.m. on March 5, two bank employees were outside the bank when they were approached by a man wearing a stocking over his face.

Officers call Ryan Seibert, 22, and Michaela Anderson, 18, as persons of interest for the robbery outside the Security National Bank in the 800 block of Scioto Street on March 5. Police say two bank employees were robbed of a money bag. They identified the two after gathering evidence from the suspected getaway car that officers found abandoned the next day in Springfield.