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Local students honored for their heroic …

29-01-2015 Hits:204 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Local students honored for their heroic efforts

Front row: Kathy Wright. Back row (L to R): Brendan Zeitzheim, Matthew Paeth, Darius Daniels, Adrian Hall, Skyler Cook. Kathy Wright, a Port Clinton resident who was lifted out of bed...

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Unemployment numbers drop, skilled trade…

29-01-2015 Hits:206 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Unemployment numbers drop, skilled trades gap increases

As another year begins, unemployment and job creation numbers for 2014 are coming out and things seem to be on the upswing. According to OhioMeansJobs.com, there are over 14,000 jobs...

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Jamie Beier Grant wins 40 Under 40 Award…

28-01-2015 Hits:207 Business  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Jamie Beier Grant wins 40 Under 40 Award in economic development

Andy Levine, President at DCI; Jamie Beier Grant, Director at OCIC; Barry Matherly, President-Elect at IEDC. Jamie Beier Grant, Director with the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC) has been selected as...

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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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Learning + fun = IMATHIMATION at ICS

At Immaculate Conception School, math is amazing when we use our “IMATHIMATION”.   This was the title of an assembly program, brought to the school through Mobile Ed. Productions.  Imathimation encourages kids to think outside the box and to use their “imathimation” to envision all the ways in which math affects their lives every day. Playing on ordinary situations to create extraordinary excitement, the students were shown how cooking, sports, shopping, music and a variety other everyday tasks all revolve around the importance of math.  

Students learned about finance and savings and saw how math can magically multiply their savings. They also baked a gigantic three tiered cake using “mathmagical” measurements. Student volunteers raced to create a bridge using only mathematical principles. This math oriented assembly made it easy for students to see math as an exciting part of everyday life.

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