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Joyful Connections hosting Lake Erie Adventure Play

From 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, Joyful Connections will host a pop-up playground presented by Lake Erie Adventure Play (LEAP). The event will be held in the fenced in area behind their building at 8200 W. SR 163 in Oak Harbor.

LEAP is a pilot program of United Way in Ottawa County that provides opportunities for kids (and adults) to play in their own chosen ways in and around Ottawa County. Using recyclable materials such as cardboard boxes, plastic containers, fabric, glue and string, children are given the time and space to create and play as they desire.

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Area fire departments educate youth during Fire Prevention Month

ICS students with Port Clinton Fire Chief Johnson.

October is Fire Prevention Month and area fire departments used this as an opportunity to educate local elementary schools about fire prevention and fire safety.

At RC Waters Elementary in Oak Harbor, Carroll Township Fire Department put together a day of learning for the third graders that consisted of hands-on stations. One of the stations gave the students an opportunity to talk with the State Highway Patrol and another station was manned by Materion and Ottawa County EMA where students learned about assisting in disaster. The Lucas County Mobile firehouse gave students the experience of getting out of a building using the “stay low and go” technique. Students also used and tried on fire safety equipment.

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Oak Harbor routs St. Joseph CC, 49-0

  • Published in Sports

In desperate need of a victory, Oak Harbor came up big on Senior Night.

Running back Andrew Heberling had one of the best game of his career, running 19 times for 176 yards and four touchdowns in the Rockets' 49-0 victory of St. Joseph Central Catholic on Friday night.

The junior, who leads the team in rushing, scored on one long run (40), two intermediate runs (22, 23) and one short one (2) as Oak Harbor dominated throughout.

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