Buehler’s Fresh Foods Names 2016 Scholarship Winners

Buehler's Scholarship WinnersBuehler’s Scholarship winners, Logan Haid (left) and Joshua Froats, were accept their awards on June 3.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods announced the winners of the first annual Buehler Scholarships at a presentation ceremony and reception held at the Buehler’s Medina River Styx store on Friday, June 3, 2016. The event recognized the recipients of two scholarships – the Ed & Helen Buehler Scholarship and the Gene & Don Buehler Scholarship – and was a celebration with their family, friends and co-workers.

Logan Haid, son of Russell and Lisa Haid of Medina, Ohio, was awarded the Ed & Helen Buehler Scholarship. A graduate of Medina High School, Logan plans to pursue a degree in engineering at the University of Cincinnati or University of Akron. He is the Front End Lead Bagger at Buehler’s Medina River Styx, and has qualified for the statewide Ohio Grocery Bagger competition to be held this August. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Logan is actively involved in tutoring, recreational sports, and community service.

Joshua Froats, son of Regis and Karen Froats of Medina, Ohio, was awarded the Gene & Don Buehler Scholarship. Majoring in chemical engineering, Joshua will be a junior at The Ohio State University in Columbus, and is employed in the office of Academic Affairs at OSU. He is on the Dean’s List, and active in the Theta Xi Fraternity, writer for an online newspaper, and giving back to the community. Joshua’s mother, Karen, is a cashier at Buehler’s Medina River Styx.

IMG_1907Scholarship recipients pose with members of the Buehler’s family at the presentation ceremony. From left, Christopher Buehler, Scott Buehler, Lagan Haid, Joshua Froats, Dan Buehler, Joan Buehler and Bob Buehler.

The Buehler Scholarships were established to honor Ed, Helen, Gene and Don Buehler’s legacy and to celebrate their commitment to youth, to family, and to their employees. The scholarship program provides financial support to employees and their dependents enrolled in college. It is a lasting testament of the family’s values.

“We believe that we have an obligation to support and recognize our youth,” stated Dan Shanahan, President and COO. “We hope to give our young people a head start to a successful career by offering tuition scholarships to further their education.”

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is celebrating 87 years as a family-owned and operated supermarket. Industry peers and officials have recognzed Buehler’s accomplishments by awarding: 2016 Leadership Partner and 2015 Harvest for Hunger Check Out Hunger Partner of the Year by the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank, 2015 “Store of the Month” by Progressive Grocer, 2014 Retailer of the Year (Cleveland Food Dealer Association), Ohio Business Profile (Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State), Resolution – food and agriculture (John Kasich, Governor of Ohio), and GreenChill Partnership and Achievement Awards for sustainability and environmental practices.

About Buehler’s:

E&H Family Group owns and operates fourteen Buehler’s Fresh Foods Supermarkets located in Wooster (2), Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina (2), Brunswick, Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township (Canton), Coshocton, and Portage Lakes (Green), and Massillon, Ohio.

E&H Family Group owns and operates eighteen ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township (Canton), Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Avon Lake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Garrettsville, Hilliard, Plain Township (Canton), Kamm’s Corner (Cleveland) Appleseed (Mansfield) and Piketon, Ohio. And coming to North Olmsted, Ohio in late June 2016.

E & H Family Group is a family-owned company committed to environmentally responsible behavior.  For more information visit  www.buehlers.com                       # # #