Perry’s Victory at Ida Rupp

Jeff Helmer, Park Ranger at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island, will be at the Ida Rupp Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Mr. Helmer will be speaking at 7 p.m. September 10 is the 200th Anniversary of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s victory over the British…
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Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie celebration continues

The National Park Service continues to commemorate the Bicentennial of The Battle of Lake Erie, fought between American and British navies during the War of 1812. This battle was a decisive American victory led by Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry from the safe harbor at South Bass Island on September…
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Ottawa County gets new funding to aid in housing services

Ottawa County has been awarded $400,000 of Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) funds by the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) to provide a variety of housing services to residents. The city was selected by ODSA as one of the 2013 local grantees under the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP). The…
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Ottawa County CASA honors volunteers

The Ottawa County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA) honored its volunteers August 20, with a reception at the home of board member Linda O’Brian and her husband Wade. CASA volunteers act as advocates for children in the court system due to abuse, neglect, and dependency. They act as “fact…
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Ottawa County Historical Museum resumes winter hours

Submarine chasers built by the Matthews Boat Company circa 1918. The Ottawa County Historical Museum resumes winter hours Wednesday, Sept. 4, and will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays or by appointment with the curator, Peggy Debien, 419-732-1039 or 419-732-2237.
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