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Nicole Lyle wins state title

Nicole Lyle of Port Clinton won the State of Ohio title of the Pure American Pageant in Columbus on March 23. She won first in Photogenic, first in Modeling, and is on her way to Nationals at the Great Wolf Lodge in Cincinnati, July 8-13. She will be competing with girls from all over the U.S. Nicole would like to thank all sponsors who will help make this trip possible. Her parents are Chet and Robin Wisenbarger of Port Clinton.

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PCHS holds Winter Sports Awards Program

Port Clinton High School held their annual Winter Sports Awards Program on Thursday, March 13. Student athletes, parents and coaches gathered in the PCHS Performing Arts Center to recognize to student-athletes that earned All-SBC or All-District Honors and also SBC All-Academic Awards. After the program, each team had individual breakout sessions or a separate program to present the following special awards: 

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Port Clinton High School Announces Honor Rolls

Port Clinton High School announces the honor rolls for the third grading period for the 2013 -14 school year.

Principals’ List:

Grade 12: Kayla Althaus, Dominique Araguz, Kelsey Flynn, Alayne Herevia, Cheyenne Meek, Ryan Norgard, Tiffany Street, Lance Taylor, Darryl Trent, Dylan Webb.

Grade 11: Alyssa Araguz, Emily Ashley, Gabe DeFreitas, Tarryn Edgefield, Michael Lay, Kassidy Mahler, Shane Meek, Kathryn Mueller, David Saunders, McKenzie Stine, Hannah Weaver.

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Oak Harbor holds annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 12, at 2 p.m.

The event will begin in Adolphus Kraemer Park at the Log Cabin with an Easter Egg Hunt, followed by a candy hunt downtown, and then on to the Portage Fire Station on Water Street where the children can visit and have photos taken with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, and have a chance to win a special Golden Egg basket. 

The activities are all free and open to children ages 12 and under. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 419-898-0479.

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Danbury High School third quarter honor roll

Grade 9

High honors : Allisa Ritterbach

Honors: Nick Bossetti, Cory Bowser, Sierra Puckett, Nathaniel Ahrens, Jose Castrejon Roman, Mikahla Conrad, Sarah Lange, Seth Vargo, Bailey Kukay, Nicolette Stys, Cassandra Kimm, Breanna Wamsley, Alison Sypherd, Alycia Cain, Kyle Mumford, Sam Tyson, Kain Lucas, Olivia Coale, Emily Henneman

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New public radio system goes live

Communications Sergeant Jim Lucas, Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick, Fred Peterson of Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency, Alan Close of Cleveland Communications.

On Tuesday, April 8, Ottawa County announced the replacement of its 25 year old 800 MHZ system with a new P25 800 MHZ radio system. The new radio system has a value of over six million dollars and went live last Thursday, April 3. 

“The new system exceeds our expectations,” said Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick.

The new system, that was provided by Harris Corporation and was installed by Cleveland Communications Incorporated, was funded by grants, Sprint/Nextel funds and other financial contributions without utilizing any taxpayer dollars. Ottawa County worked with Sprint/Nextel through the federally mandated 800 MHZ rebanding order to obtain the system at no cost to the county.

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Redfern votes to bring new beds to OVH

This week State Controlling Board member Rep. Chris Redfern (D-Catawba Island) voted to appropriate $315,775 to replace 150 electric beds at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.

“This is important to the quality of life and comfort of our veterans,” said Rep. Redfern. “They have risked their lives to protect our country. The least we can do is provide a safe and comfortable place for them to rest their heads.”

The Ohio Veterans Home first opened in 1888 to care for Civil War Veterans and has been in operation ever since. The home specializes in caring for individuals in need of an intermediate level of care, as well as veterans with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

There are 427 resident beds in the Ohio Veterans Home, most of which are nearing the end of their 15 year life span. The nursing home plans to replace all 427 beds throughout the course of the next two biennium budgets.

Rep. Redfern serves as one of seven members on the State Controlling Board, a panel tasked with oversight of state spending. In October, Rep. Redfern cast the deciding vote in favor of expanding Medicaid for low-income and disabled Ohioans, including some 52,000 veterans.

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Jazz American Music Festival at the Strand

Terra State Community College will be presenting their 2nd Jazz  American Music Festival, JAM Fest 2, at The Strand Concert Theater & Recording Studio on April 12. The concert is organized by the Music Business I class at Terra to give students experience producing a live music event..

This year’s show will be a fundraising event for the Humane Society of Sandusky County. There is no admission charge; however, patrons are encourage to make donations of $5 in cash and/or items for The Humane Society. Items that the Humane Society needs include cat litter, dry and wet cat food, dry dog food, Dawn dish soap, laundry soap, computer paper and paper towels.

Headlining this year will be the Toledo band Nathan Roberts & The New Birds. This American rock band is very active in the Northwest Ohio area. They have been promoting their self titled album, “Nathan Roberts & The New Birds”, released in November, 2013. Other area bands that will be appearing include Clark’s Cape, Nick Davenport, Martin Koop of Freewild, Terra State Community College Fusion Machine and Terra State Community College Contemporary Ensemble.

JAM Fest 2 will begin at 7 p.m. and will run until approximately 12:30 a.m. The event will be B.Y.O.B. Beverages will also be available for purchase. More information can be obtained by calling The Strand at 419-355-8548.

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Community calendar April 10-16

Thursday April 10

Chronic Pain Support Group 
When: 6 p.m. second Thursday of each month
Where: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, Port Clinton
Info: 419-271-3915 

Diabetic Support Group 
When: 12–1 p.m., second Thursday of each month 
Where: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, Port Clinton
Info: 419-734-3131 ext. 3544 

Health Screening 
What: Cholesterol (Total/LDL/HDL/Triglycerides), blood pressure and glucose screening.
Where: Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton
When: 1 p.m., second Thursday of each month
Cost: $16
Info: For appointments, call 419-734-3131, ext. 3420. www.magruderhospital.com

TOPS
What: Taking off pounds sensibly
When: 6:30-7:30 p.m., weigh in at 6 p.m.
Where: Port Clinton Senior Center
Info: 419-734-4102

Al-Anon/Alateen 
What: Twelve-step group for those affected by another’s drinking
When: 8 p.m. every Thursday
Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams St. Port Clinton

Art Class
When: 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday
Where: Danbury Senior Center, Marblehead
Cost: $10 per class
Info: Call Lori at 419-798-0608.

Open Public Shooting
What: Shooters, including new shooters, are invited to do practice shooting. 
When: 5:30-8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Where: Camp Perry Training Site, Port Clinton
Info: Contact 419.635.2141 ext. 1101 or thecmp.org/3p/publicshooting.htm
Cost: $5/adult, $2/junior

Strength Training
When: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Magruder Conference Center
Cost: $4 per session
Info: 419-732-4061

Friday April 11

Lilly & Gert’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
What: Grand opening at new location
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Lilly & Gert’s, 122 W. Second St., PC

Resounding Brass
What: Terra State Brass Choir w/select high school musicians
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Center, Port Clinton High School
Info: 419-559-2233

Lenten fish fry dinner
What: fish, macaroni and cheese, fries
When: 4-7 p.m.
Where: St. Boniface School, 215 Church St., Oak Harbor
Cost: $9 adults, $6 children 6-12, 5 and under free

Perch and Pierogie Dinner
What: St. Joseph Church and Marblehead Knights of Columbus
When: 5-7 p.m.
Where: St. Joseph Church, 822 Barclay, Marblehead
Cost: $11 dinner, $6 sandwich

Lenten Fish Fry
What: All you can eat menu
When: 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Knights of Columbus, 109 E. Perry St., PC
Cost: $8 adult, $4 child
Info: 419-734-1858 or kofc1750.com

Al-Anon/Alateen 
What: Twelve-step group for those affected by another’s drinking
When: 7 p.m. every Friday
Where: St. John Lutheran Church, 122 Ottawa, Oak Harbor

Saturday April 12

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
What: Easter egg hunt then candy hunt through downtown, children 12 and under
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Adolphus Kraemer Park, downtown Oak Harbor
Info: 419-898-0479 or oakharborohio.net

Easter Egg Hunt
What: Easter Bunny, eggs, prizes, complimentary child buffet w/adult purchase
When: 1-3 p.m., 1 p.m. ages 1-5, 2 p.m. ages 6-12
Where: Mon Ami Historic Winery, 3845 E. Wine Cellar Rd., PC
Info: 419-960-4208 or monamiwinery.com

Sunday April 13

Toledo Symphony Brass Quintet
What: Earl E. Warnke Memorial concert
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Rd., PC
Cost: $15 adult, children and students are free
Info: 419-734-6211

Whiskey Light is ON
What: The turning on of the whiskey light
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Round House Bar, Delaware Ave., Put-In-Bay
Info: 419-285-2832 or visitputinbay.com

Seder Meal
What: All are welcome
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Chapel on the Lake, 145 S. Bridge Rd., Lakeside
Info: Tami 419-341-0089 or Ray 419-341-4182

Art Exploration: Pastel Painting
What: All skill levels, registration required
When: 1-5 p.m.
Where: Island House Hotel, 102 Madison St., PC
Cost: $45 GPCAAC members, $70 non-members
Info: 419-341-0941 or ottawacountyarts.org

Monday April 14

Peace by Piece Quilters Guild
When: 7 p.m.
Where: United Methodist Church, 360 E. Ottawa St. back entrance, Oak Harbor

Alzheimer’s Support Group 
When: 9 a.m., second Monday of each month
Where: Magruder Conference Center, Port Clinton
Info: 419-734-3131 ext. 3363 

Yoga
When: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday
Where: Danbury Schools library, Marblehead
Cost: $8 per class
Info: 419-798-5195 or www.danbury.k12.oh.us.

Al-Anon/Alateen   
What: Twelve-step group for those affected by another’s drinking
When: 7 p.m.
Where: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 214 E. Second St., Port Clinton

Sisters in Sobriety
What: Sisters in Sobriety, a women’s AA meeting, babysitter provided
When: 7:30 p.m. 
Where: Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry, Port Clinton

Tuesday April 15

Open Public Shooting
What: Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, are invited to do practice shooting. 
When: 5:30-8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Where: Camp Perry Training Site, Port Clinton
Info: Contact 419.635.2141 ext. 1101 or thecmp.org/3p/publicshooting.htm 
Cost: $5/adult, $2/junior

Pilates
What: Pilates with Laura Tyson, instructor
When: 9 a.m.
Where: The Ballet School, Madison St., Port Clinton
Cost: $5  
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Strength Training  
When: 5:30-6:30 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday
Where: Magruder Conference Center
Cost: $4 per session
Info: 419-732-4061

TOPS
What: Take Off Pounds Sensibly; all are welcome
When: 6 p.m. every Tuesday
Where: Catawba Community Hall, 3307 NW Catawba Road

Yoga 
When: 6:30-8 p.m. every Tuesday
Where: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, Port Clinton
Cost: $8 per class for the whole month or $10 per class
Info: 419-635-2337

Wednesday April 16

Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society General Meeting
What: All are welcome
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Otterbein North Shore Activity Room, 9400 North Shore Blvd., Lakeside/Marblehead

Mental Illness Anxiety & Depression Peer to Peer Support Group 
When: 6-7:30 p.m., third Wednesday of each month  
Where: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, Port Clinton
Info: 419-732-6264 

Jazz Night
What: Wine, pasta, and live Jazz with The Bob Szmik Trio and special guests.
When: Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Slater's Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton
Info: 419-732-2030

TOPS
What: Take Off Pounds Sensibly. All are Welcome.
When: 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday
Where: Danbury Senior Center, Marblehead

TOPS 
What: Take Off Pounds Sensibly; all are welcome
When: 6 p.m. every Wednesday
Where: Oak Harbor Library, 147 W. Main St.
Info: 419-276-0304

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