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Croy Attends Addiction Symposium

Sandusky County Assistant Prosecutor and Democratic Candidate for Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge, Lorrain Croy, attended Ohio’s Judicial Symposium on Opiate Addiction Monday in Columbus.  Croy participated along with her colleagues from the Sandusky County Courts.

Law enforcement and judicial officials from eighty-three counties participated in the full day training.  The event fostered an exchange of ideas of the most promising judicial practices and options for addicts including medication-assisted treatment.

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Laker Athletic Boosters reverse raffle

The Danbury Laker Athletic Boosters will hold their 21st annual reverse raffle on Saturday, August 2, at St. Mary Social Hall in Marblehead. Grand prize for the night will be $10,000 cash along with other prizes being awarded throughout the night. Tickets are $120 which includes the raffle as well as a delicious prime rib and honey glazed chicken dinner. Additional dinner tickets may be purchased for $20.

To purchase tickets for the event call Bill Chapman at 419-573-2214 or Drew Davie at 419-798-4037. To reserve a ticket or to ask for more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This event always sells out, so those interested in attending are urged to get their tickets early. This is a major fundraiser for the boosters and supports the athletes of Danbury Schools, the anchor of our community.

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Soul Stretch Mobile Yoga

Rose Sabin, co-founder of Soul Stretch Mobile, has brought her yoga instruction services to Catawba Island.  Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. all are welcome to join for an hour of yoga on a secluded space by the beach.  McKenna’s Inn, a private bed and breakfast located on E. Pittsburgh St., has offered its grounds to host the class.  McKenna’s is the perfect fit for a yoga lifestyle, choosing to raise their own herbs, vegetables, and eggs, promoting a healthy and organic lifestyle.  

“Yoga is all about you.  You surrender everything, and go on a one hour journey of self-discovery,” said Rose Sabin.

Classes are reasonably priced, and bulk sessions are available at a discounted rate.  More information is available at soulstretchmobileyoga.com.

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Ottawa County Safety Council meeting and update

Ottawa County Safety Council Monthly Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 16, at Magruder Hospital Conference Center. Lunch and networking are from 11-11:30 a.m. and the meeting and presentation is 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The speaker will be Sgt. Corbin Carpenter of the Port Clinton Police Department. The topic will be school safety and the ALICE program. Please RSVP on or before July 14 to Jessica Kowalski at 419-898-6242.

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Patrolman Nate Edmonds awarded Myron Dress Award

At the Port Clinton City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 24, Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman announced that Patrolman Nate Edmonds was awarded the Myron “Mike” Dress Award. The award was started by then Port Clinton Police Chief Walt Bahnsen to honor Myron Dress who was a member of the Port Clinton Reserve Police and passed away after a short battle with cancer. 

“Mike Dress was the composite of a police officer as he was caring, professional and always there when called upon,” said Police Chief Hickman.

The award was instituted by the department to recognize individual officers who have had an outstanding year. This award is given based on felony arrests: burglaries in progress, narcotic arrests and recovered stolen vehicles. The Port Clinton Police Department continues to honor Mike Dress’ memory, his service and compassion by recognizing individual officers with this award.

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Gary Anderson attending First Shot and Range Dedication ceremonies

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) invites men, women and children of all ages to attend a Dedication Ceremony of its newly-expanded Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center, located in historic Camp Perry in Port Clinton. The Range Dedication Ceremony will take place Monday, July 7, at approximately 11 a.m. (following the First Shot Ceremony). Join us as we tour the modern architecture and flowing walkways, glass cases of authentic Olympic memorabilia and the advanced technology of our indoor air gun range within the multi-million dollar complex. 

Guests of Honor at the event will include the mayor of Port Clinton, Vincent Leone; CMP Board Chairman, Mrs. Judith Legerski; as well as the range’s namesake, Mr. Gary Anderson.

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Register now for Walk to Remember

The Compassionate Friends of Ottawa County invites bereaved parents, siblings, relatives and friends to register now for a one-mile “Walk to Remember” Sunday, July 20, at 1 p.m.

As the world’s largest self-help bereavement organization, The Compassionate Friends offers friendship, understanding, and hope to families that have experienced the death of a child.  There are more than 650 chapters in the United States, including all 50 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The local event is patterned after The Compassionate Friends National Walk to Remember® in Chicago, Illinois, where as many as 1,500 are expected to participate. Dozens of chapters across the country are expected to hold a local Walk to Remember during 2014.

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Flying in the Ford Tri-Motor

See what it's like to fly in the Ford Tri-Motor! View the video below. To take the flight yourself visit flytheford.org or call 1-877-952-5395.

A special thank you to the Liberty Aviation Museum from the Beacon!

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