The Fremont Community Theater offers free workshops


The FCT will organize a musical preparation workshop

FREMONT – The Fremont Community Theater will continue to hold free monthly public audition workshops to help people learn about and prepare for CTF auditions.

Two workshops will take place before the auditions of each of the five productions of the season. Attendees can attend either session where they will also learn about the shows and roles available in the upcoming season and get information about the auditions for the show’s next director.

The next workshop will be the second to highlight FCT’s opening musical “AVENUE Q” and will take place at 7 p.m. on July 8. The auditions will take place on July 24 and 25. For more information, call 419-307-2608.

Josh Bonilla

Bonilla appointed General Manager of GCM

FREMONT — GCM Truck, Trailer and Auto The Located Repair has announced the promotion of Rising Sun’s Josh Bonilla to general manager.

Bonilla has been with GCM since 2020 and held the position of Parts and Service Manager.

He will be responsible for the daily management of GCM, ensuring a continuous and successful service. Bonilla previously worked for Fleet Pride, before joining GCM.

“I am ready and excited for the challenge of taking GCM to the next level. Jim (Newsome) kept me around for years to join the GCM team and I am grateful to him,” Bonilla shared.

GCM, formerly known as Ron’s Truck and Trailer Repair, is located in Fremont and serves surrounding areas. GCM specializes in vehicle repair services for semi-trucks, commercial and personal trailers, automobiles, boats and recreational vehicles.

Fremont Lions Club installs new officers

FREMONT — The Fremont Lions Club Installation Dinner was recently held at the Victor Center. Outgoing President, Colleen Carmack, reviewed the past year and thanked the Board and members for a successful year of service.

Although some activities had to be halted due to COVID-19, many were still possible, including the recent annual pancake breakfast earlier in June.

New leaders were installed by Jim Moyer, former Lions president in 1989-90 and 2004-05.

The new officers installed were: the President, Donna Thatcher; secretary, Colleen Carmack; treasurer, Susan McGilton; Tail Twister, Dave Peiffe;, and directors, Joan Gamble, Gary Pollock and Terry Thatcher. The officers unable to attend were Vice President Steve Anway, Lion Tamer Dave Souder and Chaplain Jim Elder.

President Donna Thatcher encouraged everyone to invite someone to attend the noon meetings held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Fremont Eagles Hall.

Speakers are present at each meeting. During the school year, the student of the month is recognized by Fremont Ross and Bishop Hoffman at the third Tuesday meeting.

The July 5 speaker is Kim Schaffer, Director of Business Development at Parkview Care Center. The Fremont Lions have an ongoing service project there for residents and staff. On July 19, the speaker is Josh Courtney of Perrysburg, who will explain the development he is doing on the Cleveland Avenue property that was known in the past as Sipsma Celery Garden.

Guests are welcome to attend lunchtime meetings. For more information, call 419-332-3095.

Justin Rodemich

Rodemich named VP of Lending Operations

FREMONT – Croghan Colonial Bank welcomes new vice president of chief loan operations Justin Rodemich to its Fremont operations team.

Rodemich will lead the lending operations group, processing and servicing teams, and be responsible for the overall management of lending operations. He has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry, having previously held the positions of Head of Banking Strategy, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Rodemich earned an Associate of Science degree from Owens Community College in Business Management. He resides in Stony Ridge with his wife and two sons.


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