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Terra State offers Henry Ford Museum trip

Terra State Community College is still accepting reservations for the Life Scholars trip to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI, on March 27.

The museum showcases American ideas and innovations, both technological and social, that have changed our lives. Exhibits include an exploration of the first 40 years of flight and an array of artifacts representing powerful change, including the presidential limousine in which John F. Kennedy was assassinated and the bus on which Rosa Parks took a stand for civil rights.

The group will also visit the Ford Rouge Factory for a self-guided, five-part experience that includes the Legacy Theater, the Art of Manufacturing Theater, the Observation Deck, the Dearborn Truck Plant and the Legacy Gallery.

The cost is $85 for Life Scholars members and $95 for non-members, and includes all tour fees, bus fees and the bus trip. Lunch is on your own at any of three restaurants in the museum. The bus will depart from Terra State at 8:15 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. To register, call 419-559-2255.

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Boys basketball head coach needed at PCHS

The Port Clinton City School District is in need of a Head Boys Basketball Coach to replace Coach Troy Diels. Coach Diels is resigning from his coaching position after nine years at the helm but will remain with the district as PCMS Assistant Principal.

Limited teaching positions may also be available.

The Port Clinton City School District is a district of approximately 1800 students located on the shores of Lake Erie.  In 2013, the District completed a construction project to build state-of-the-art schools, funded by the generosity of the community. The new school includes Bataan Memorial Elementary Campus (Primary PK-2 and Intermediate Grades 3-5), a New Middle School (grades 6-8) on the high school campus and one high school (9-12).  More information is available online at www.pccsd.net.

Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter, and references no later than April 21, 2014, to Port Clinton High School, Attn: Mr. Rick Dominick, Athletic Director, 821 S. Jefferson Street, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452.

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Tristan Auxter earns rank of Eagle Scout

Tristan Oliver Auxter has obtained the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of Troop 360 in Port Clinton which is sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church. Tristan joined scouts in first grade as a Tiger Scout with Cub Scout Pack 361 of St. John Lutheran Church. He finished Cub Scouting by earning the Arrow of Light. In becoming an Eagle Scout it has afforded many learning and leadership opportunities for Tristan. He has earned 34 merit badges, served as Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Scribe and Bugler. In completing an Eagle Scout project, Tristan has gained many lifelong skills.

The Eagle Scout project Tristan chose was to add outside features to the community garden located at 323 Beech Street in Port Clinton. Planning and approval for the project started in the fall of 2012. Tristan was responsible for designing, planning, fund raising over $650 in materials and coordinating over 158 hours of labor. He oversaw the construction of two eight foot handicap accessible picnic tables, building of a 16’x16’ patio, two cedar trash cans and holders and a shelf used for storage in the park’s storage shed which was completed in May of 2013.

Tristan then spent the fall writing a required, detailed manuscript of the project to bring before the board for final approval. After local council approval, the manuscript went to the national level for final review. Tristan will be honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Sunday, March 23 at St. John Lutheran Church.

This project couldn’t have been accomplished without the support from friends, family, fellow scouts and leaders, the City of Port Clinton, Mayor Leone, Larry Cline, John Folger, Dave Mehl (with special mention to the Order of Eagles #2295) and Jeanne Auxter.

Tristan is a sophomore at Port Clinton High School. He is a member of the Leadership Council, football, swimming and tennis teams, and band all while maintaining honor roll status. Tristan is the son of Kim and Angela Auxter.

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Waterworks Park and agriculture run off big topics at Redfern town hall meeting

Redfern speaking at a previous town hall meeting.

On March 17 at 10 a.m. Ohio State Representative Chris Redfern held a bi-monthly town meeting at the Ida Rupp Public Library. Two Port Clinton city council members, a Portage Township trustee, and a school superintendent and treasurer were just a few people in attendance at the open forum meeting.

The first topic for discussion, a widely known hot topic for Port Clinton residents, was Waterworks Park and the development of that area. Redfern said that he and Senator Randy Gardner have had discussions about the project and they agree that something needs to be done to further the future of Port Clinton just as surrounding places such as Huron and Sandusky have done.

“We are here to help you with what you need,” said Redfern. “There are programs out there to help fund these projects. We are here to back you.”

Redfern did heed a warning about the project, though.

“If we apply, we ought not to walk it back,” said Redfern. “We might not get a third of forth chance at this.” He continued, “Personal feelings aside, you went before and got this money and then didn’t use it. If you go back again, you better have your act together.”

Another hot topic and growing concern was discussed; agricultural runoff. Redfern said that next week the house is voting on legislation that would strengthen the Department of Agriculture and farmers’ relationship towards education. Anyone who purchases fertilizer in bulk will have to go through an education program.

“This will not change overnight,” said Redfern. “The Lake Erie watershed is thousands of square miles, it will take time. There are 300 different types of soil in Ohio. Each ditch, every tributary needs to be treated with the upmost importance. Lake Erie doesn’t just begin down the river in Oak Harbor, it starts at the watershed: Upper Sandusky, Canton, etc. Everything north from the watershed flows into the lake.”

The controversial wind turbines along the lake shore were another topic on the table. A resident brought up that the guidelines for citing of wind turbines are voluntary. She wanted to know what action could be taken to make these guidelines universal across the board so this kind of situation can’t happen. 

“The project has been halted,” said Redfern, “because not only the state government but, more importantly, the federal government spoke up saying that the turbines could hurt protected species.”

There was also discussion about the projected Canadian nuclear waste site along the shores of the Great Lakes. The resident who brought up the topic also pointed out that a crack was found in the concrete of the reactor. She said that the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) was not holding a public meeting about the subject and she just wanted to keep the Great Lakes free of nuclear waste.

“I can see no reason why FirstEnergy or anyone wouldn’t want to have a public meeting on the subject,” said Redfern.

The resident reminded those in attendance that the NRC takes calls from citizens suggesting they have a public meeting.

The last subject discussed at the meeting was Common Core in schools. Common Core is the guidelines every school has to follow to ensure students are all reaching the curriculum suggested for their grade level.

The discussion led to the conclusion that maybe the one test standard isn’t the best way to judge a student or a school’s accomplishments.

“We should be able to question authority,” said Redfern. “I am worried about support for teachers… and not financial support.”

Other topics briefly discussed were state taxes, Ohio’s Sunshine Law, widening State Route 2 between Camp Perry and Toledo and the condition of the viaducts under the railroad tracks in town.

Chris Redfern holds town meetings throughout his districts, Erie and Ottawa Counties, so he can listen to constituents’’ ideas, questions and concerns.

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Port Clinton City School District kindergarten screening

The Port Clinton City School District will hold kindergarten screening for the 2014-15 school year on April 28, 29, 30 and May 1. Any child who will be five years old by Aug. 1 is eligible to attend kindergarten. More information about the process of kindergarten screening is available on the school district website at www.pccsd.net. Open enrollment is available for students residing in neighboring districts to attend Port Clinton City Schools.

To register for kindergarten screening, call the Board of Education Office at 419-732-2102 (or ICS students call 419-734-3315). Appointments are required.

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Cabaret XXXVIII at Danbury

“The Danbury High School Music Department will present Cabaret 38, a musical variety show, on March 20, 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. Reserved tickets will be sold in the high school office March 17-21, 7 a.m through 2:30 p.m. All tickets are still only $5. Tickets will also be sold at the door beginning one hour prior to each performance.”

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“All Shook Up” at OHHS

Here, some cast members "chill" at Oak Harbor’s own 50's diner, Kozy Corners. 

The show's all new, but the music is all Elvis. On March 21-23, Oak Harbor High School Thespians will present “All Shook Up”, a musical inspired by the hits of the King, Elvis Presley.  The show features such tunes as "You Ain't Nothin' but a Hound Dog”, “Heartbreak Hotel”, “It's Now or Never” and many more.  Dust off your blue suede shoes and join the fun on Friday or Saturday at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tickets, $8for adults and $6 for students/seniors are available at the door, from any cast member, or by calling OHHS at 419-898-6216.

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Kids, bring your adults to Adventure Play

Use recyclable materials to build your own adventure environments this Saturday, March 22, at United Way's Pop Up Adventure Playground, being held in the annex of St John's Church at the Corner of Adams and Second Streets. 

Children and adults of all ages are invited to come play, burn some energy and exercise creative muscle as we get messy and build whatever our hearts desire. The event is being held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

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Wrestling Club thank you

The Port Clinton Wrestling Club wishes to thank all the volunteers who helped with the Spring Biddy Wrestling Tournament this past weekend and to all the wrestlers who participated. All net proceeds are used by the Club to enhance the wrestling programs from biddy thru high school in Port Clinton. A special thanks to our sponsors for their donations to help defray the cost so more of the proceeds go back into the programs. They are Kiwanis Club of Port Clinton, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Port Clinton Elks Lodge, Trish McCartney State Farm Insurance Agency and Luc Ice.

Thank you everyone for your support.

Robert L. Scarpino,
The Port Clinton Wrestling Club Inc.

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