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The Maiden Voyage of Onward

03-03-2015 Hits:88 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

The Maiden Voyage of Onward

A model of Onward made by Jim Robenalt of Tiffin. A story about Matthews Boat Company and a journey around The Great Loop On Sunday, March 1, Bob Reynolds, in association with...

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Burn, Snowman, Burn!!

28-02-2015 Hits:1137 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Burn, Snowman, Burn!!

One of the Norman the Snowman creators, Lenny Kromer, raises his arms in the air and flames rise into the sky. On Saturday, February 28, the inaugural Burning Snowman Festival took...

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Matthews Boat Company presentation by Bo…

28-02-2015 Hits:440 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Matthews Boat Company presentation by Bob Reynolds

In 1890, Scott J. Matthews founded the Matthews Boat Company in Bascom, Ohio.  Fifteen years later, in 1900, Matthews designed and built a 70-foot yacht.  This vessel was capable of...

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B-C-S to host senior citizen luncheon December 10

The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District is pleased to announce that it will host its annual Senior Citizen Luncheon event on Wednesday, December 10, at Oak Harbor High School.  All senior citizens, age 62 and older, who are residents of the B-C-S School District are invited to attend. There will be entertainment, food and holiday cheer. Students from each of our buildings will be represented at this event.  The event will also feature performances by the B-C-S band and choir.

Those wishing to attend are asked to make a reservation by calling the Board Office at 898-6210 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.  The cost will be $2, which can be paid at the door.

Doors will open at 11 a.m.  The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Oak Harbor High School Auditorium where senior citizens will be welcomed and entertained by our music department.  The meal and program will be held in the high school cafeteria at approximately 12:15.

The deadline for making reservations will be Monday, December 1.  Call 898-6210 to make reservations today.


Kindergarten and developmental screenings November 14

The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District, through the Student Services Office, will be offering free developmental screenings for children ages 3 to 4 residing in the B-C-S school district. The screenings will take place Friday, November 14 at the Carroll Township Hall, 11080 W Toussaint East Rd., Oak Harbor. Screenings will be by appointment only and offered from 8-11 a.m. Each appointment will last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.

The purpose of the screening is to provide reassurance to parents and answer questions regarding their child’s development. This screening is not for children currently enrolled in kindergarten. Appointments can be made by calling the Student Services Office at 419-898-3280.

Also on November 14, the Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be offering free screenings for children ages 0-3 at the Carroll Township Hall. Residents who live in Ottawa County, have a child ages 0-3 and suspect that the child has delays (including but not limited to speech, social, motor and cognitive) should call 567-262-3141 to set up an appointment either on this day or in the future.


Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce Parade of Trees

A time honored holiday tradition, Christmas Trees on Parade will light up the town again this year. Friends, families, businesses and organizations are invited to sponsor a tree as a memorial, an honorary gift or a seasonal greeting. A sign will be placed at each tree displaying the special message and sponsor. All proceeds help to fund the Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration.

The trees will be displayed on the light posts in the Oak Harbor village from December 1 to January 1. The cost for a tree is $35. Forms are available online at oakharborohio.net or at the Chamber office, 161 W Water Street, Oak Harbor. The deadline to buy a tree is November 26.

For more information call the Chamber office at 419-898-0479.

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