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Coffee… It’s not the only thing brewing at Common Grounds

Marlee Fejes of Common Grounds

October is National Employment for People with Disabilities Month which raises awareness about employment issues and the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.  National data provided by American Society of Safety Engineers shows that people with developmental disabilities have a 48% lower turnover rate, 67% lower medical costs, and ask for 73% less time off from their positions.  This data also shows that 50% would like to work at a community job.  In celebration of October’s label locally, the Ottawa County Board of DD would like to spotlight two employees at Common Grounds Café and Catering, Marlee Fejes and Mac Gilleland.

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Lady Redskins volley for a cure

Thursday evening the PC volleyball teams hosted a Volley For the Cure event to raise money for the Susan. G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The teams sold shirts, had a 50/50 raffle and had a bake sale to benefit the cause. Superintendent Pat Adkins shared some inspirational words and the national anthem was sung by breast cancer survivor Julie Walker. All of the proceeds will be donated for breast cancer research and awareness. 

In Varsity action the Redskins lost to Huron 11-25, 11-25, 11-25.

The JV team lost in two 9-25, 6-25. Tarrynn Edgefield was aggressive in all aspects of the game. Abigail Wuersig also did a great job on serves received.

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Input needed for City of Port Clinton Downtown Revitalization Plan

 

Thursday night, Oct. 3, Poggemeyer Design Group, members of the Steering Committee, business owners and residents of Port Clinton met in the City Council chambers to discuss the Revitalization Plan for downtown Port Clinton. Poggemeyer Design Group is leading an analysis of the existing conditions of the downtown area, Portage River to the north, Monroe Street to the west, the railroad on the south and Jefferson Street to the east and the Waterworks Park area. The objective is to formulate goals and a plan that can best lead the City of Port Clinton to efficiently revive and revitalize the downtown area.

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RC Waters collecting Labels for Education

For over 40 years, the Labels for Education program has been awarding free educational merchandise to schools in exchange for UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products. It’s a fun, easy program where students, families and members of the community work together for a common goal.

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The Village Square

 

History has been made. July 1 the Lakeside Volunteer Fire Department and the Marblehead Volunteer Fire Department merged into the Danbury Township Volunteer Fire Department.

This may be old news to many of you but I thought it would be nice to bring everyone up to speed as to the progress that has been made.

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Expansion of library service boundaries at Ida Rupp

Ohio enjoys one of the most highly regarded public library systems in the country, because Ohio citizens have steadfastly supported libraries with their tax dollars.  The customers of Ida Rupp Public Library are enthusiastic library advocates.  They truly care about their library, and they champion the role the library maintains as the center of the community.  

In 1922, the management of the library was turned over to the Port Clinton Board of Education.  Until 2012, the Ida Rupp Public Library served the Port Clinton City School District, which included Bay, Catawba, Erie, and Portage Townships.  As a county extension library, Ida Rupp was also responsible for service areas of the county without public library systems, including Danbury and Put-in-Bay Townships.

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Ribbon Cutting ceremony for McDonald’s-Oak Harbor

Front Row, Left to right: Kyle Snyder, Erin Fouts, Tom Humbard, Ottawa County Commissioner Jody Regal, Dorita Snyder, Lucas Humbard and Rachel Below.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday at 9 a.m. at McDonald’s at 122 E. Water Street in downtown Oak Harbor. McDonald’s is owned by Thomas Humbard, who also has locations in Port Clinton, Catawba, Fremont, Clyde, Bellevue and Tiffin. The store is managed by Erin Baker and supervised by Kyle Snyder. 

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Author Korenko book signing at Ex Libris

Leslie Korenko

Kelleys Island author Leslie Korenko will be signing her books on Oct. 12, 1-4 pm, at Ex Libris Bookstore in Marblehead.

“102 Room Hotel Opens on Kelleys Island”--That would have been the headlines in the Sandusky Register in May 1874. Just four years later, this magnificent building burned to ashes. This is one of the lesser known, but intriguing stories that appear in the newest book in the historical series about Kelleys Island.

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