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Sandusky author makes visit to ICS

The gymnasium at Immaculate Conception Catholic School was full of giggles on Tuesday morning as students thought about the possibility of having a T-Rex as a babysitter. That is precisely the situation in the children’s book “My Sitter is A T-Rex”, by Mr. Paul Orshoski. 

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Port Clinton High School Fall Sports Awards Program

Port Clinton High School held their annual Fall Sports Awards Program on Thursday, Nov. 7. Student athletes, parents and coaches gathered in the PCHS Performing Arts Center to recognize to student-athletes that earned All-SBC or All-District Honors and also SBC All-Academic Awards. Afterward, each team had their own breakout sessions or a separate program to present the following special awards.  

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Howard Hanna Real Estate welcomes Jaime Swigart

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services welcomes Jaime Swigart to their Catawba office. 

Jaime entered into Real Estate after 13 years in Materials Management where she was responsible for contract negotiation, management of customer service and traffic for large companies such as Ford Motor Co, Select Comfort Corporation and Husqvarna, to name a few. In addition, she was responsible for maintaining $10 Million in inventory. Her skills have lent themselves well to a career in Real Estate, where she focuses on negotiation, communication, and management skills. 

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Home sales continue upward trend

The number of homes sold in the area covered by the Firelands Association of Realtors (FAR) showed strong growth across the board in October. The local market posted gains in activity in both total dollar volume and number of units sold according to statistics provided by the Ohio Association of Realtors.

“The Ohio housing market is continuing to maintain a modest, steady pace in terms of its overall level of sales and pricing growth,” said OAR President Thomas Williams. “It appears we are heading into a more traditional housing marketplace…one that stabilizes and experiences ebbs and flows in overall activity.”

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Danbury Athletic Boosters alumni basketball game

The Danbury Athletic Boosters are hosting an alumni basketball game on Friday, Dec. 27. Registration is required by December 10th. Call Bill Chapman for more information at 419-734-9649 or 419-573-2214, or contact Drew Davie at the school at 419-798-4037, ext. 3033. You can also find them on Facebook. The evening will include a pork and sauerkraut dinner, raffles, 50/50, etc.

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Marblehead Merchants Holiday Open Houses Dec. 7-8

The Marblehead Merchant Group is kicking off the holiday season by sponsoring Holiday Open Houses at businesses and restaurants along Main Street (route 163) in downtown Marblehead on the first weekend in Dec. (Dec 7 and 8), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

In addition to special sales and unique merchandise, participating merchants will be selling plates of homemade cookies and Marblehead foam koozies to benefit children's activities sponsored by the Marblehead Police Association, and to purchase banners for the village.

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Ottawa County Improvement Corporation

Director of the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation, Jamie Beier-Grant, speaks to a group of local and area bankers Wednesday night at CIC regarding the Revolving Loan Fund that is available for local business creation and expansion. She explained how the fund could be used to supplement local bank loan packages for such things as purchase of fixed assets, leaseholder improvements, inventory or professional fees. She cited recent loans to Sloopy's Sports Cafe in Lakeside, PC Foods on State Road east of Port Clinton and the creation of Nagoya Japanese Steak House back in 2005. In the nine years since the fund was created, there have been only three applications that have been turned down. 

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Firefighter Phil teaches valuable lessons at ICS

 

Annabelle Barna shows Mr. Mike her magic. 

The students at Immaculate Conception had the opportunity to participate in an assembly program on Monday that was as fun as it was valuable. Thanks to the Port Clinton Fire Department, the students had the chance to see the Firefighter Phil program which taught them the proper steps to follow in the case of a fire. Lessons like “stop, drop, cover, and roll” and “Get out and stay out” were combined with magic, a puppet show, and comedy to make the message fun and memorable. Fire Chief Kent Johnson was on hand to help answer questions about fire safety. The children were given the homework assignment of going home and checking with Mom and Dad as to the location of an emergency meeting spot and the changing of smoke detector batteries. Immaculate Conception School wishes to thank both Fire chief Kent Johnson and the Port Clinton Fire Department for an afternoon of learning.

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Black Swamp Bird Observatory holds holiday open house

Black Swamp Bird Observatory, 13551 W. State Ohio Rte. 2, Oak Harbor, will be holding a holiday open house on Dec. 8 from 12-4 p.m. 

At the 5th annual Holiday Open House, there will be free refreshments, a binocular raffle, and local vendors with unique hand-made crafts. There will be kid craft activities and nature-themed holiday gift items. Some of the favorite BSBO authors will be available from 1-3 p.m. to autograph their books.

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Port Clinton Leadership Council tailgate party

Port Clinton Leadership Council will be hosting a tailgate party before the Girls' home basketball game against Bellevue this Friday, Nov. 22.  The tailgate will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end around 6:30-7:00 p.m.  It will be held in the courtyard by the middle school parking lot and the main gym. Tickets will be sold today and Friday (Nov. 21 & 22), before and after school at the High School in the main office and during lunches for $3 or you may purchase a ticket at the door for $5 and will get you a hamburger or hot dog, pop or hot chocolate and a dessert.  There will be corn hole and other tailgate festivities.

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