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Practice scenarios help judges prepare for bench

Judges new to the Ohio bench participated in a dry run in December by donning a robe, grabbing a gavel, and conducting mock trials or arraignments during the Ohio Supreme Court’s New Judge Orientation, conducted by the Ohio Judicial College. Phil Schopick, Judicial College program manager who works on the…
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Foundation invites grant applications

The Ottawa County Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations in or serving Ottawa County to submit requests for grant funding to the Foundation. The Foundation makes grants to programs in the fields of education, social services, physical and mental health, safe and positive living environments, natural resources and the arts. The…
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Library of Congress selects Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial website

The United States Library of Congress has selected the Battle of Lake Erie website, battleoflakeerie-bicentennial.com, for inclusion in the Library's historic collection of Internet materials related to the War of 1812 Bicentennial. “We consider your website to be an important part of this collection and the historical record,” said the…
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United Way team travels to Duke

Last week, dodging the polar vortex and rescheduling flights both to and from, the United Way team made it to Raleigh-Durham, NC, to begin their work with the Duke CASE Change Academy. In December United Way in Ottawa County’s vision of expanding the Cradle to Career program to create a…
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City of Port Clinton Tax Department going green

This year the City of Port Clinton Tax Department will send double postcards instead of tax returns to everyone on the city’s mailing list. Each of these pressure sealed documents contains a personalized URL the taxpayer can use to populate certain portions of the tax return with their personal information…
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Submit your winter photos

Photo by Jasmine Cupp We are looking for readers to submit snow, winter or Polar Vortex photos to us for next week's Beacon. The snow is melting now, but that will make it prime packing snow to build a snowman, a snow dinosaur or even a snow fort! We are…
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Veterans Service Commission adds meeting

The Ottawa County Veterans Service Commission will be adding a meeting to their regular January meeting dates to hear financial assistance applications. The additional meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, at 4:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building. Regularly scheduled bi-monthly meetings will proceed as normal with the meeting…
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