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Kids, bring your grownups to adventure playground

Use recycled materials to create your own adventure environments this Thursday, Sept. 26, from 5-8 p.m. at Port Clinton’s first Pop-Up Adventure Playground. The event, sponsored by United Way in Ottawa County, provides kids and families with recycled and other materials for a fun-filled evening of play. Held at Friendship Park on Perry and Madison Streets, the activity is free and open to all youth and their grown-ups.

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Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for JDM Structures

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of JDM Structures located at 2644 E. Harbor Road (SR 163) in Port Clinton. The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 27 at 9:45 a.m. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

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Thank you

The Ace of Clubs 4-H club would like to thank the following donors for making the 13th annual Hog Calling Contest at the 2013 Ottawa County Fair a huge success: Monsoon Lagoon, Cheese Haven, Herb’s Sportsman Supplies, Rich’s Drive Thru, Bassett’s Market, Gresh Engraving, Island Adventures, Papa Jimmie’s, Crosswinds, Gabriel Anothony’s, Walmart, Friendship Food Stores, Jet Express, Kroger, OSU Extension of Ottawa County, Bolte Insurance and Port Clinton Pizza House. 

Ace of Clubs would also like to thank this year’s judges: Louie Damschroder, Chris Focht, and Bob Kasper.

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Commander Gerald Nauert honored in Change of Command Ceremony

Commander Deas shaking hands with Commander Nauert as Captain Crabbs looks on

On Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10:30 a.m. the United States Coast Guard Port Security Unit 309 held its Change of Command Ceremony at their facility in Lake Erie Business Park. Outgoing commander Gerald Nauert was relieved of his command and received his new orders and Commander Geoffrey Deas assumed command of Port Security Unit 309.

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Redskins defeat Danbury and Woodmore in volleyball

The Lady Redskins hosted Danbury and Woodmore in volleyball this weekend. 

The Varsity team finished the day with two wins over Danbury and Woodmore. The Redskins took Woodmore to three, winning two sets 25-11, 25-12 and losing one 23-25. Marissa Day led the ‘Skins with 9 kills and 7 digs while Sydney Alexander chipped in 6 kills. Setter Hannah Sarty finished with 25 assists. Against Danbury the Redskins went three sets, 26-24, 21-25, 25-18. Middle hitter/blocked Taylor Zink finished with 4 solo blocks and Marissa Day finished with 12 kills. The Lady Redskins have won three of their last four games.

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Rockets pull away from 'Skins in rivalry game

PC's Nathan Stubblefield struggles for extra yards between two Oak Harbor defenders

In the end, Oak Harbor's physicality was just too much for Port Clinton.

Behind an offensive line that established control early in the game, the Rockets rushed for 421 yards in its 33-7 defeat of the Redskins.

Quarterback Cole Weirich rushed for 167 yards on 14 carries to go with two touchdowns and senior running back Ben Genzman carried it 18 times for 156 yards and three scores.

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Helping families cope with Alzheimer’s Disease

As one of the most feared diseases, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis presents many challenges for families living with this disease. Because an estimated 70 percent of people with Alzheimer’s live at home, the responsibility of caring for them usually falls on their families, who frequently face–and dread–the unexpected and unknown. While it may be impossible to predict behaviors exhibited by a person struggling with Alzheimer’s, there are free resources available to help area families cope with whatever situation may arise.

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