2 area port authorities elect officers, directors


Two area port authorities recently reorganized for the new year.

Bob McLimans, vice president-market manager for Clear Channel Media & Entertainment in Defiance and Napoleon, was elected chairman of the Regional Port Authority of Northwest Ohio, and Allen Lantz, senior vice president of Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Archbold, was elected vice chairman.

Two were named to the board: Gary Adkins, Paulding County Hospital’s chief executive officer, and Thomas Zgela of Deshler, who has retired from a Napoleon construction firm.

In Findlay, the officers of Blanchard Valley Port Authority were re-elected, including Chairman Robert Beach, president and chief executive officer of Commercial Savings Bank; Vice Chairman David Spahr, president of Spahr Jersey Farm Inc., and Secretary and Fiscal Officer Douglas W. Huffman, a lawyer with Robinson, Curfey & O’Connell LLC.