Mark Schaffner

Mark Schaffner

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A new day dawns for emergency services in Danbury Township

Danbury Township has experienced a strong and continuous record of outstanding property and life-saving service since the organization of the Marblehead Volunteer Fire Department in 1895 and the Lakeside Volunteer Fire Protective Association in 1905. On March 13, a century-plus history of contracting with these two departments came to consolidation with the formation of The Danbury Township Fire Department. 

Trustees Charles Scott, David Hirt and Dianne Rozak unanimously agreed to a resolution to create the merged department with an effective date of July 1for full operational implementation. This positive combination of resources will continue to offer the same dedicated, professional level of service that residents and visitors on the Marblehead Peninsula have come to expect and appreciate. 

The trustees have appointed Marblehead Fire Chief Doug Waugh as Interim Chief to oversee the merger process. Chief Waugh stated, “I am extremely pleased to be a part of this momentous undertaking. I have found that our community has been blessed to have so many dedicated people serving us. Through two years of dedicated work, we have found that we are able to merge our four entities (Lakeside Volunteer Fire Protective Association, Marblehead Volunteer Fire Department, Village of Marblehead Council and Mayor, and Danbury Township) into a unified Fire and EMS department. All of our personnel have put forth an untold effort to streamline and enhance our public service to all of the residents of Danbury Township. We are all very grateful to be a part of this historical undertaking. We look forward to continuing our services to the community in a highly efficient and unified department of which we can all be proud.” 

Ed Cochenour, Chief of the Lakeside Volunteer Fire Department and Gary Deerhake, fire fighter and President of the Lakeside Volunteer Fire Protective Association, collectively said, “Thank you to our Township Trustees for the opportunity to operate entirely as one department in Danbury Township. We will now be able to more efficiently administer and manage the equipment, buildings, personal, recruitment, training and the changing to a full-time/part-time EMS. We look forward to volunteering in the new Danbury Township Fire Department.”

Oak Harbor/Penta FFA Sales Team takes 8th at State

The Oak Harbor/Penta FFA Agriculture Sales Team placed 8th at the State Agricultural Sales Career Development Event on Saturday, March 2, at the Tolles Technical Center in Plain City. The sales team consisted of Brian Wyss, Micah Mensing, Logan Segaard and Austin Schimming. The Career Development Event is composed of an objective test, sales demonstration and Customer Relations practicum. The test is designed to assess the team members’ understanding of the sales process and the role selling plays in marketing agriculture products. The sales demonstration assesses the team member’s ability to properly develop and sell an agricultural product to a customer and properly conclude the sales transaction.

Sandra L. (Warner) Dunn, July 21, 1939-March 15, 2013

Sandra L. Dunn, 73, of Marblehead, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, March 15, at her residence. Sandra was born on July 21, 1939, in Port Clinton, the daughter of James and Ruby (Chivington) Warner. 

Funeral services were Monday, March 18, at Grace Baptist Church, 4650 Port Clinton East Road, Port Clinton. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

B-C-S Schools are ‘Excellent with Distinction’


It is with great pride that the B-C-S School District Community received official word recently that the district earned the highest possible rating on its local report card for the 2011-2012 school year. The local report card was slated to be released in August, 2012, but was held up due to a statewide audit of student data by the State Auditor. The report card was just released in late February.

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