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Ohio Day at the Range and Outdoor Adventure Fair

This year the Ohio Day at the Range and Outdoor Adventure Committee are starting the Ohio Day at the Range and Outdoor Adventure Fair Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CMP- Camp Perry.

The event offers people with disabilities a chance to explore area recreation opportunities. It is modeled after a very successful outdoor program in Missouri (SouthwestMissouriDayAtTheRange.com) and will provide accessible fishing, shooting, archery and craft opportunities for all participants. Admission is free to all people with disabilities, their families, friends and caregivers. The event also includes a lunch of hotdogs, chips and bottled water.

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PCMS modern geology lesson

Students in Mr. Ryan Evarts Fleet 6 Social Studies classroom used iPads and Google earth for a modern and hands on lesson in Geology.  Students could enter information and then see a 360 street view of the location.  When visiting the White House they were able to take a virtual tour by putting the icon directly in the building.  

Brandon King and Thomas Sees are pictured here working on questions in the lesson, in the background (left to right) are Austin Dress, Austin Bradshaw and Cael Derivan. 

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Wreaths Across America, Ottawa County

Last year's ceremony in Catawba.

The Ottawa County Veterans Service Office is excited to present Wreaths Across America on all Ottawa County veteran graves in 2014.

The day will include a ceremony being held in Genoa, Elmore, Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, and Marblehead.  Once the ceremony concludes at each respective location, the wreaths will be placed on the veteran graves.   Those interested in placing a wreath at loved ones final resting places, please contact the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office.  

The Ottawa County Veterans Service Office is currently seeking monetary donations as well as volunteers to assist in placing the wreaths.  

Should you have any questions, please contact the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office at (419)898-2089 or visit us at 8444 W State Route 163, Oak Harbor OH 43449.

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Latta introduces legislation to address Harmful Algal Blooms

Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) introduced the Great Lakes & Fresh Water Algal Blooms Information Act, bipartisan legislation to examine the causes and current mitigation efforts of algal blooms in the Great Lakes, their tributaries and surface fresh waters.

“The health of our Great Lakes is imperative,” said Latta. “With 84 percent of North America’s fresh surface water, these vital resources supply 40 million Americans with drinking water and generate tens of billions of dollars in fishing and tourism. While quality work and research have been done to mitigate the effects of harmful algal blooms in our Great Lakes, a comprehensive information system for this research to be submitted, studied and better understood does not exist. The Great Lakes & Fresh Water Algal Blooms Information Act would create this much needed information system to track and study the causes of toxin producing algal blooms, the factors and conditions that cause them to bloom in excess, and the effectiveness of mitigation efforts to ensure these waters remain healthy.”

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Second round awards announced for District grant program

Nine organizations received funding to start recycling programs or to buy products made from recycled materials in the second round of the OSS Solid Waste District’s competitive funding grant program.

The grant’s main priority is to set up recycling programs for educational institutions, governmental entities or non-profit organizations. Any agency applying must have a recycling program in place in order to apply for funds for products made from recycled material. The applicant must match a minimum of 20% of the total project cost and products must contain at least 25% recycled material.

Entries receiving funding include: 

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Public safety field classes offered at Vanguard-Sentinel

Paramedic program

Classes will be held on Thursdays starting March 2015 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. An anatomy and physiology class is needed as a pre-requisite and that class starts in January 2015.

Professional firefighter program

Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-10 p.m. and occasional Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fire and EMT instructor program

Classes will be held on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

There is still time to register for all classes and all classes will be held at Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technologies Centers, the Vanguard Campus in Fremont. For more information on classes or to enroll contact 419-334-6901 ext 2731.

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Republican Women’s fall banquet

The Ottawa County Republican Women’s Club will be hosting its annual fall banquet on Monday, October 13, at 1812 Food & Spirits Restaurant in Port Clinton. The doors open at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker is Jon Husted, Secretary of State. 

Tickets are $30 per person and reservations are required for this event. Please contact Pat Shookman at 419-797-4868 with questions or to make your reservation.

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PCMS raises money for ALS

Port Clinton Middle School students in Fleet 7 accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge and rose to the occasion.  They raised over $200 for ALS to be donated to the "Bright Side of the Road" foundation dedicated to ALS prevention, education and cure at the Cleveland Clinic. 

Fleet 7 teacher Ms. Diane Zam (far right) took the first bucket from students Beau Scott and Kyle Coleman as Ms. Carol Nighswander (next left) prepares for her dousing from Alanna Read and Zoe Hines along with the rest of the grade 7 teachers.  Since students raised more than $200, as challenged by their principal Ms. Carrie Sanchez, she also was part of the fun.    

See the complete photo album and video at pccsd.net.

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“Let me tell you a little about Myself” at Immaculate Conception School 

Grace Garber shows her classmates a picture of her girl scout camping trip.

Mrs. Penny Boyd’s ICS second graders were given the opportunity last week to tell their classmates a little more about themselves.  The students filled “ME” bags with special things that they felt told something about themselves.  Among the “ME” bag treasurers were pictures of friends and family, favorite stuffed animals, souvenirs from vacations, favorite toys, and special gifts from special people.  The students loved hearing their classmates stories and seeing their favorite things.  Mrs. Boyd said she loved learning these little details about her new students.

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