* Eileen Howard, of Columbus, was named a top mortgage loan originator at Hallmark Home Mortgage's Columbus office for July 2016.

* Eileen Howard, of Columbus, was named a top mortgage loan originator at Hallmark Home Mortgage's Columbus office for July 2016.

* Angela Palazzolo, of Columbus, acted in and directed for "Making an Impression," a program from Ad Hoc Productions, which she helped found.

Palazzolo directed "Fourteen" by Alice Gerstenberg, one of two comedies in the production. The play depicts dinner party plans going awry before the guests arrive.

In "Appearances," the program's other comedy, she played a beleaguered saleswoman, Grace, who comes into conflict with a customer in a dress department.

The productions were performed Aug. 27-28 in the Friends Theater in the Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Road.

* Amanda Morgan, of Columbus, recently received the Dog Exhibitor scholarship from the Ohio Expositions Commission. The $1,000 scholarship is meant to assist Morgan in continuing her education at an accredited institution in an undergraduate course of study in any field. She received the award based on scholastic standing, citizenship and leadership, Ohio State Fair participation, county fair participation and financial need.