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Red Horse donates toys to Salvation Army

18-12-2014 Hits:98 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Red Horse donates toys to Salvation Army

Joseph Hall, Adam Whitaker, Molly Irwin, toy coordinator Heather Stouffer, Casey Vaughn and Salvation Army director Maureen Saponari. Members of the Red Horse Squadron donated toys to the Salvation Army on...

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Wreaths Across Ottawa County

18-12-2014 Hits:122 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Wreaths Across Ottawa County

Catawba Island Cemetery Wreaths Across America CeremonyPhoto by John Schaffner On Saturday, December 13, at 11 a.m., six cemeteries spanning across the county held ceremonies honoring fallen veterans. The ceremonies were...

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Port Clinton girls improve to 4-1

17-12-2014 Hits:267 Sports  - avatar Yaneek Smith

Port Clinton girls improve to 4-1

Photos by Bill Migala After an opening-season loss to Bellevue, the Port Clinton Redskins are beginning to hit their stride. Behind Sydney Alexander's 15 points, Port Clinton cruised to a 63-39 victory...

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Discover where your talents can take you

Afternoon class

Over 500 9th-grade students from Benton-Carroll-Salem, Port Clinton, Woodmore, Danbury, and Put-In-Bay High Schools, as well as North Point ESC, attended the first and uniquely programmed career showcase event entitled “Discover where your talents can take you”.  The event was targeted toward fostering student interest in local employers and careers. Organized by the Ottawa County Business Advisory, hosted by the Civilian Marksmanship Program and sponsored by numerous Ottawa County Businesses the event was the part of an ongoing multi-county initiative to increase communication and partnership between schools and businesses.  

The collaborative effort between private sector and education set the stage for students to engage with sixteen companies and learn about career opportunities that exist in the same communities where they live, play, and learn.  The companies were able to engage students in different activities that demonstrated the skill sets necessary to excel in a broad cross section of careers, including CNC, culinary/hospitality, electrical, engineering, emerging healthcare, machine operation, maintenance, and welding (among others).  

Speaking in regard to a student who had been intently participating in the numerous activities of a particular company, Todd Buck, Assistant Principal at Port Clinton High School noted that the student had been difficult to engage in the classroom, yet while interacting with the companies he was not only engaged, but inquisitive and excited…maybe this young man found a career path in his own backyard.

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Danbury Holiday Bureau seeking donations

This year the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau is celebrating 52 years of helping local residents. With the assistance and support of local schools, churches, businesses and lots of dedicated volunteers, they have been able to make the holidays a little better for many in this area.

In 2013, the Danbury Holiday Bureau alone was able to touch the lives of 121 families – that’s 350 individuals and 230 of those were children. This operation totally depends on donations and volunteers. The Danbury Holiday Bureau does not receive any government monies and 100% of all donations to Danbury Holiday Bureau, remains in Danbury Township.

Many volunteers are committed to collecting and purchasing food to distribute to people in the community. This can only be done by generous contributions from the community. Monetary donations can be made out to Danbury Holiday Bureau and mailed to 2259 E. Sand Rd. – Port Clinton, OH 43452.

For those wishing to donate non-perishable food items, please drop the items off at a local church or call 419-732-2333 by December 1.

For those needing assistance, please call 419-732-2333 to receive and application. All applications must be returned by December 1.

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National Honor Society holds food drive

Danbury's National Honor Society students sponsored a Thanksgiving food drive to contribute to the Danbury Food Pantry that ran from October 27 to November 7.  All homerooms participated in a competition to collect the highest amount of food products for a grand prize to be awarded to the winning classroom.  

Danbury Food Sharing has served the Danbury Township community since 1983 on a monthly basis.  "The Pantry depends strictly on volunteers from churches, schools and the community" says Jan Hirt, coordinator for the Pantry. "We have served in 2014 to date 478 families with this so far being our highest census month with November still to come."

The NHS students who sponsored this drive included: Caleb Gerber, Megan Stephens, James Dorko, Taylon Molnar, Shay Rickard, Joey Mintz, Racheal Kirk, Marinah Edwards, Gina Moravec, Kelly Lavelle, Hayley Doski, Bri Adams, Alyx Perram, Taylor Zeims, Taylor Wilhite, Seth Bowser and advisor Holly Gast.

Monetary donations to the Danbury Food Pantry can be made payable to Danbury Food Pantry c/o Jan Hirt, 1775 S. Church Road, Marblehead Ohio 43440 or call Jan Hirt at 419-732-2703 or Rev. Janine Dress at 419-265-7298 for pick up of any food contributions.

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