Windstream Communications delivered two donations totaling more than $3,000 to two area fire departments last month.

Windstream Communications delivered two donations totaling more than $3,000 to two area fire departments last month.

As part of its Green Truck Tour, the company donated a petrogen torch to Chief Jim Glover and the Newton Township Fire Department in St. Louisville, and two Easy IO Drivers, cases and needles to Chief Jeff Hussey and the Granville Fire Department.

The torch is a heavy rescue tool that can cut through almost anything, including steel. The drivers, cases and needles are emergency tools that allow rescue workers to establish intravenous access to a patient through bone when traditional procedures are unsuccessful.

Windstream's third annual Green Truck Tour made similar donations throughout its 16-state territory to promote landline phones through its "Your Landline is Your Lifeline" campaign.

Shannon (Myers) Waters received Central Ohio Technical College's 2008 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Waters, a 1990 COTC graduate, was nominated by her employer, the Newspaper Network of Central Ohio. The award was presented to Waters at the college's commencement ceremony in June.

In addition to her associate degree from COTC, Waters earned a bachelor's degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2002. She holds a Professional in Human Resources certificate, a Targeted Selection Interviewer certificate and is a member of the Human Resources Management Association of Licking County.