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Danbury boys defeat Northwood

Danbury 52, Northwood 40

Caleb Gerber led the Lakers with 15 points in their 52-40 victory over Northwood. The win puts Danbury at 4-16 overall and 3-9 in the TAAC, good for sixth place.

The Lakers host Ottawa Hills and Emmanuel Christian this week before beginning tournament play next week. Danbury faces the winner of St. Mary CC and Seneca East on Feb. 28 at 6:15 p.m. at Norwalk High School in the Division IV Sectional Tournament.

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Port Clinton Council takes trip to Wooster

On Saturday, Feb. 15, the Port Clinton City Council took a fact-finding field trip to Wooster to see work that Washington Properties has done, to talk to people of Wooster and to talk with Main Street Wooster to see suggestions they have on what worked for their community. Washington Properties is discussing the renovation of select buildings in downtown Port Clinton and the development of Waterworks Park.

In attendance were Mike Snider (Council at Large), Nicole DeFreitas (Council at Large), Jerry Tarolli (Ward 2), Margaret Phillips (Ward 3), Gabe Below (Ward 4), and Lisa Sarty (Nominated Council). Ron Aukerman of Ward 1 was excused from the trip due to an illness.

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Zoeller and Binder lead Port Clinton lady bowlers to championship

Port Clinton’s Lady Redskin Bowlers traveled to Tri County Bowl in Woodville Monday and rolled over the Gibsonburg Ladies, 2446-2196, to win the Northern Ohio Bowling Conference Championship. The Lady ‘Skins set a school record at 19-2 on the season. They were 13-2 in Conference action, breaking a tie with Eastwood by winning 2 of the 3 head to head matches. They also won the NOBC Tournament and OHSAA NW District Sectional Tournament. 

Alysia Zoeller led the Lady ‘Skins with a 191 game and a 340 two game series. Eryn Binder rolled 189-329, and Samantha Stroupe, 162-316. The other team members are Kassidy Mahler, Reilly Wittman, Jozlynn Seamon and Katelyn Chapman. 

The team will compete in the OHSAA NW District Tournament at Westgate Lanes in Lima Saturday at 10 a.m. The top 4 teams advance to the State Finals in Columbus. 

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Port Clinton boys defeat Fostoria, 72-52

Holding a one-point lead heading into the second quarter, the Port Clinton Redskins grabbed control against Fostoria by winning the middle two quarters by a 13-point margin to win, 72-52, in non-conference action last weekend. 

Leading13-12 after one quarter, Port Clinton (7-12) outscored the Redmen 43-30 in the second and third quarter to blow the game open.

Nathan Stubblefield led all scorers with 23 points, 19 of which came in the first half. Carter Rumball scored 12 points and Tytan Rumball and Stefan Daniels finished with 10 points apiece. Kagen Brown had 11 points to lead Fostoria, and Hunter Abell chipped in with eight points.

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PCHS selling tournament tickets

Port Clinton High School will be selling tickets for the Boys Basketball Sectional Tournament game vs. Oak Harbor that will take place at Willard High School on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6:15 p.m. Pre-sale tickets will be available in the Main Office at the High School 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Pre-sale prices are $6 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets at the door on Tuesday, Feb. 25, will be $6.

There is no pre-sale for the Port Clinton Girls Sectional Championship game at Old Fort High School on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 6:15 p.m. 

Tickets at the door will be $6 for adults and $4 for students.

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Main Street Port Clinton names award recipients

Main Street Port Clinton is proud to announce the 2013 Volunteer of the Year, John Madison, and the 2013 Business of the Year, Slater’s Madison Street Pub.  

Each year Main Street Port Clinton recognizes a business and a volunteer that have made a positive impact in historic downtown Port Clinton.  The award winners are striving to promote, preserve, and improve downtown historic Port Clinton as a vibrant center for businesses, entertainment and cultural activities for residents of the community and visitors to the area.

The honorees will be recognized at the Main Street Port Clinton Annual Dinner and Award Celebration on Thursday, April 10. For tickets or more information, contact Main Street Port Clinton at 419.734.5303.

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Gardner and Redfern announce naming of Hetrick Highway

State Senator Randy Gardner and State Representative Chris Redfern, who both represent Ottawa County, have sponsored legislation naming a portion of State Route 51 in Ottawa County after Clay Township officer William J. Hetrick. House Bill 19 received final passage in the Senate Wednesday and is expected to be signed into law soon by Governor John Kasich. 

Officer Hetrick was killed in an automobile accident while on duty in July of 2000. Gardner and Redfern were asked by Clay Township police Chief Terry Mitchell to honor the fallen officer. 

The William J. Hetrick Memorial Highway on State Route 51 will commence at the intersection of Witty Road and proceed in a northwesterly direction to the State Route 795 intersection. Highway signs will be erected by the Ohio Department of Transportation in honor of Officer Hetrick.

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Community Calendar Feb. 20-26

Thursday Feb. 20

Grief Support Group 
When: 5:30 p.m., third Thursdays 
Where: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, Port Clinton
Info: 419-732-3141 

Lighthouse Historical Society 
What: Monthly meeting
When: 7 p.m., third Thursdays 
Where: Otterbein North Shore, 9400 North Shore Blvd., Marblehead

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