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Local authors to sign books in Port Clinton

On Saturday, March 30, authors Frank Gluth, John Liske and Richard Martin will be at The Book Exchange. These three worked together to publish the book, “Images of America Oak Harbor”. They will be at The Book Exchange from noon until 3 p.m.

The following Saturday, April 6, four more authors will be visiting Port Clinton to sign and hold discussions on their book. Jenna Rutland, Shay Lacy, Constance Phillips and Ray Wenke will be at The Book Exchange from noon until 4 p.m. The Book Exchange is located at 136 Madison St. in Downtown Port Clinton. 

For more information call Michael Fitzgerald at 419-734-4590 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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LESI talks tourism in Columbus

A team of Lake Erie Shores and Islands area tourism industry representatives joined colleagues from the Ohio Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, The Ohio Travel Association and the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association on March 20th for Ohio Tourism Legislative Day 2013.  

Participants included Joan Van Offeren, Dawn Weinhardt and Larry Fletcher from Lake Erie Shores & Islands, Mike and Judy Tann from Captain Montague’s B&B, and Maris Brenner from Kalahari. Meetings were held with Senator Randy Gardner and Representative Chris Redfern, both of whom reaffirmed their strong support of Ohio’s tourism industry.

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Leadership Ottawa County class explores business & eonomic development

Leadership Ottawa County (LOC) began their March 13 class at the Davis - Besse Training Facility north of Oak Harbor. This month's topic was business and economic development.  Dan Hartnett provided a behind-the-scenes look at the Nuclear Operations Training at Davis-Besse.  Class members observed operator training in the control room simulator. The training includes how to respond to any unusual event that might trigger a shutdown in an emergency situation. 

The class then traveled to the Ottawa County Transportation Agency (OCTA) where director Bill Lowe and Diane Schimming provided  information on day-to-day operations of public transportation in Ottawa County followed by a tour of the new facility. Participants were made aware of the diversity of transportation needs in the county.

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Free Fall Risk Assessment offered at Edgewood

Edgewood Manor is inviting the community to attend a free light lunch and fall risk assessment on Tuesday, April 9th . The assessments will last approximately 15 minutes and they will require a reservation. They will be offered every 15 minutes beginning at 1:30 p.m. 

The therapy team at Edgewood will perform the individual assessments to community members who want to be evaluated for balance, strength, and endurance. When identified early on, small adjustments and strengthening can be done to avoid large problems in the future.

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Fireworks need a spark

The cornerstone to any 4th of July celebration is, without doubt, a professional fireworks display viewed by family, friends and the community.  Unfortunately, members of the Port Clinton Area 4th of July Celebration Committee are concerned that such a display may not take place this year due to the lack of necessary funding.   

According to event chairman Mike Snider, both funds and time are running short this year.  “We have to let the fireworks company know if we are a go by May 1st.  Unfortunately right now we only have $4200 of the $8000 needed to put on this year’s fireworks display.”

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Facts and Snacks

Home Instead Senior Care and Heartland Home Health and Hospice will be hosting a “Facts and Snacks” program for the Ottawa County community. The focus of event, which will be held the first Tuesday of the month, is to give the community continuing education about various topic surrounding aging. The “Facts and Snacks” program will be held at Riverview Healthcare Campus, 8180 West State Route 163, Oak Harbor. Participants can attend at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, side A.

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Honor Roll for Danbury High School, Quarter 3

High Honors, 3.8 or higher with no grade lower than B-

Seniors: Tyler Arquette, Alexa Bintz, Engelica Cichocki, Kelsey Clemons, Andrea Dodd, David Gast, EveLynn Hermiller, Lilly Kennedy, Mollie Knighton, Matt Pusateri, Corbin Rickard

Juniors: Alyssa Almendinger, Erin Lavelle, Lindsay Mark, Cassidy Rhodes, Heather Spears, Tori Wright

Sophomores: Seth Bowser, James Dorko, Hope Eller, Ken Fleming, Caleb Gerber, Stephanie Kukay, Joey Mintz, Taylon Molnar, Jolie Phelps, Shay Rickard, Michael Stys, Amber Sypherd, Jack Tyson, Zachary Ward

Freshmen: Alexis Dayton, Haley Doski, Kelly Lavelle, Gina Moravec, Samantha Puckett

 

Honor Roll,  a GPA of at least a 3.25 with no grade lower than a C- 

Seniors: Brooke Buchanan, Sierrah Edwards, Dylan Menier, Cassidy Neuman, Morgan Snyder

Juniors: Katie Almendinger, Alyssa Biro, Elizabeth Bush, Brooke Butler, Jim Chamberlin, Cody German, Dominic Manuella, Jon McClellan, Caitlynn Thompson, Alexis Williams

Sophomores: Elissarae Barrere, Alec Calton, Dylan Cobbledick, Kayleigh Edgington, Caleb Griffith, Erin Joyce, Lauren Kalinoski, Ally Kennedy, Amanda Kettler, Nicole Spears, Hunter Stinchcomb, Devin Thompson, Faith Vargo, Shawna Vienhaus, Taylor Zelms

Freshmen: Marinah Edwards, Shelby Edwards, Dylan Harris, Racheal Kirk, Ellie Kukay, Connor Lenthe, Lexi Mitchell, Alyxandra Perram, Johnathon Stephenson, Cassandra Whitaker, Samantha Wilkinson

 

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Conservation through Clean Ohio Fund

A new report concludes that every Clean Ohio Fund dollar invested in conservation in the state returns four dollars in natural goods and services. The report also details how the fund supports hundreds of thousands of jobs statewide. 

Created in 2000, The Clean Ohio Fund is the state's primary funding source for open space conservation, farmland preservation, and trail creation. The Trust for Public Land's research summarizes and quantifies the economic benefits to local Ohio communities of Clean Ohio Fund investments in conserving healthy lands and waters, and also in a healthy economy. Projects made possible by the Clean Ohio Fund annually support hundreds of thousands of jobs across Ohio. Additionally, for every $1 invested in the conservation of land, $4 is returned in natural goods and services, such as drinking water protection, flood control, and air pollution removal.

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B-C-S Schools highlight Project Lifesaver

At its March 19th meeting, the Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education highlighted the efforts of Mrs. Carolyne Gilchrist, Coordinator of Ottawa County Project Lifesaver.  Gilchrist explained that Project Lifesaver is a non-profit enterprise that provides transmitter wristbands for both children and adults who are at risk of becoming missing or wandering due to a disability, or disease like Alzheimer’s. The wristbands emit an automatic radio signal every second, and that signal can be tracked over several miles. Project Lifesaver has been able to help locate missing children and adults in minutes rather than days. Almost 50% of the missing and wandering will perish if they are not located within 24 hours. Ottawa County Project Lifesaver is sponsored by the Port Clinton Lions Club, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, other agencies, and by generous donations. Gilchrist asked those who want more information on this program that can save lives to call 419 898-0400, extension 3133. B-C-S Superintendent Guy Parmigian extended his thanks to Gilchrist for her efforts, and for sharing this critical information that could be of benefit to all ages.

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PC Fireworks

Yes, I will grant you the fact that with the Easter Bunny scouting out places to hide eggs it does seems a bit strange to be reading a letter that is addressing a holiday that occurs in the middle of the summer.  However, planning for the annual Port Clinton Area 4th of July Celebration is a year-round activity.  Raising the necessary funds to implement the events associated with this annual celebration of our nation’s birth is the primary purpose of those plans and for that matter this letter.

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