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International Migratory Bird Day at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area May 13

Photo by Jasmine Cupp

Wildlife watchers and enthusiasts are invited to attend a ceremony celebrating International Migratory Bird Day and the completion of the boardwalk renovation project at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

The Friends of Magee Marsh Association, in cooperation with the ODNR Division of Wildlife, recently completed renovations to the 25-year-old Magee Marsh boardwalk, after conducting a campaign to raise more than $300,000 for the project. Renovations, including replacing decking and rails, stabilizing the observation tower, and other improvements occurred over a three-year period. “The Division of Wildlife is very appreciative of the Friends of Magee Marsh for taking on this project and ensuring the use of the boardwalk for future wildlife enthusiasts to enjoy,” says Scott Butterworth, Wildlife District Two Manager.


Adopt-a-Beach program springs into action for beach season

As spring finally begins to appear around the Great Lakes, volunteers are heading out to beaches for a spring cleaning. The Alliance for the Great Lakes’ Adopt-a-Beach program mobilizes thousands of volunteers who give back to their local beaches each year. April, especially Earth Day, marks the unofficial beginning of the beach season around the Great Lakes as many groups hold their first Adopt-a-Beach events of the year.


Perry’s Memorial to undergo $1.86 million in cleaning and repairs this summer

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The National Park Service's only international peace memorial, located on South Bass Island, will undergo $1.86 million in cleaning and repairs this summer. The 352-foot tall Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial will be inaccessible this summer while workers clean and re-point the exterior of the granite column, and replace broken tile in the interior of the memorial simultaneously.


Ohio Wildlife Council approves 2017-2018 hunting regulations

The 2017-2018 hunting and trapping seasons were among the regulations approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council at its scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 12, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to bag limits for several counties throughout the state.


50th annual Five County Invitational Art Show


Self-portrait by Lydia DuPont

Oak Harbor High School will be hosting the 50th annual Five County Invitational Art Show on April 22 and 23. Art teachers from Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties will fill the cafeteria and auditorium lobby areas with quality examples of artwork created by students and art educators.


Television and electronics recycling collection

On Saturday, April 22, the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District is sponsoring the Television & Electronics recycling collection. The event is open to Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca County residents, including all residents of Bellevue and Fostoria. This collection is for District residents only. Materials from businesses will NOT be accepted.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the following locations:


PC Kiwanis auction to fund drug education efforts locally

The Port Clinton Kiwanis Club is hosting the “Starry, Starry Night Live and Silent Auction” on Saturday, April 29, at the Port Clinton Yacht Club.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the STARR Project. The Start Talking About Risks and Realities Project is a cooperative effort between Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick, Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce Winters, Municipal Court Judge Fritz Hany, Probate and Juvenile Court Judge Kathleen Giesler, and Prosecutor James VanEerten to fight to save local youth from the drug epidemic.


Danbury High School Honor Roll

Third nine weeks

Grade 9
High Honor Roll
Coy Belcher, Maddie Harris, Grace Hollenbeck, John Holzaepfel, Abigail Muhleman, Ian Mumford, Abby Redett

Honor Roll
Abby Cameron, Marissa Delp, Aidan Faulkner, Abi Frattaroli, Nolan Johnson, Tyler Murray, Everett Overmyer, Sydnee Perram, Kody Sieger, Annie Tibbels, Faith Trombley


Oak Harbor Fireworks Fund Reverse Raffle

The Oak Harbor Chamber Foundation will be holding a Reverse Raffle to raise funds for the fireworks show in downtown Oak Harbor. The raffle will be held May 6 at the Community Market VFW Memorial Hall on Main Street.

Tickets are $50 with a chance to win the top prize of $2500. Over $4000 total in cash and prizes will be given away, plus there will be a raffle to win a new queen sized bed (over $5000 retail) donated by Harbor Mattress.


Terra State Community College Medical Assisting Program Pinning Ceremony

2017 Terra State Community College pinned Medical Assisting Program students

On Saturday, April 8, twenty-five Terra State Community College Medical Assisting Program students who completed their coursework participated in the annual Pinning Ceremony. The ceremony recognizes their transition from the classroom to the real life medical field. The students will now begin their practicum at community physicians’ offices.

Four students received Clinical Excellence recognition: Sarah Kramb of Fostoria, Jessica Cutcher of Bellevue, Natasha Jenkins of Fremont and Elizabeth Runion of Tiffin. Runion also had the honor of serving as the class speaker.