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Danbury Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept.

Dear Editor,

There is a correction to last month’s Letter to the Editor regarding the spaghetti dinner held in Lakeside on Labor Day.

The manager of Port Clinton Kroger store was inadvertently reported as Robert Sears. The correct name is Robin Lind. The Danbury Township Fire Department Association wishes to thank Ms. Lind for her part in our spaghetti dinner and also apologizes for this mistake.

Respectfully,
Judy Meyer, Secretary
Danbury Township Fire Department Association

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Devin’s Heart

The whole world watched in awe
As you smiled through it all.
You dealt with the pain,
And your reward is heaven’s gain
Your heart was so BIG
It brought a community together
Everybody loved, hugged and cried together
But now it’s time for you to go
And for your family
You proved it, you asked God to make it snow
So now the world will know forever
Devin’s heart will go on
It will last forever

Devin Kohlman 2000-2013

Debra McGee
Nov. 13, 2013

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Danbury 8th graders tour Gettysburg & Washington D.C.

The Danbury Middle School 8th grade class took a four-day educational trip last week to Gettysburg, PA, and Washington.

The group left Danbury in their charter bus on Tuesday (Election Day) at 6:20 a.m. and spent their first day in Gettysburg. Upon arrival at the Gettysburg Museum and Visitors Center the students viewed a film, "A New Birth of Freedom", and the restored Gettysburg Cyclorama, which depicts the final fury of Gettysburg, "Pickett's Charge". The students then took a battlefield tour and went on a guided “ghost walk” through town that evening. They had dinner at the historic Dobbin House, which was part of the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War.

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Lexi Fodor receives 2013 Faith Bloom Art Scholarship

Presenting the check to Lexi is Jane Bloom, daughter of Dick Bloom

Lexi Fodor of Port Clinton High School received the 2013 Faith Bloom Art Scholarship which is sponsored by Faith United Methodist Church and the Bloom family. Dick Bloom was a former Port Clinton art teacher. Lexi, the daughter of Todd and Danielle Fodor, will be using her $500 scholarship when she attends Kent State University where she is studying visual arts.

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Kelly Bomba admitted to the Ohio Bar

Kelly Bomba, daughter of William and Betty Bomba, was admitted to the Ohio Bar on November 4, 2013. Kelly graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law in May 2013 and is an alumna of the Ohio State University and Danbury High School.

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Barney named SBC Player of the Year as a freshman

Sandusky Bay Conference Player of the Year, first-team North Central District and second-team All-Ohio in Division III--it was a fine season for Oak Harbor freshman Emma Barney.

In her first year with the varsity squad Barney, who was second on the team with 30 goals and first with 21 assists, was instrumental in leading the Rockets to the Final Four for the first time in the program’s history.

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AAA offering Tipsy Tow for Thanksgiving

AAA works year-round to educate motorists about driving practices that will help keep them safe and reduce traffic-related crashes and the injuries that can result.  To help members and non-members celebrate safely this Thanksgiving holiday, AAA Northwest Ohio is offering a Tipsy Tow service from Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Thursday, Nov. 28. While AAA encourages party goers to designate a driver if they plan to consume alcohol this holiday, the Tipsy Tow service is available to assist those who find themselves in an impaired situation and need to get them and their vehicles home safely.

To take advantage of Tipsy Tow in Ottawa County or elsewhere in Northwest Ohio, drivers should:

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National Young Readers Day at I.C.S.

Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone laughs with the ICS preschoolers as they pick his favorite book "Spaghetti Eddie".

Immaculate Conception Catholic School spent Tuesday morning listening to local celebrities read their favorite children’s stories as part of National Young Readers Day 2013. National Young Reader’s Day is celebrated the second Tuesday of November each year to remind of us the benefits and rewards of reading. This special day was created by Pizza Hut and the Center of the Book in the Library of Congress in 1989 as a means to celebrate literacy.

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PCHS students qualify for Region Orchestra

Left to Right: Port Clinton High School students in OMEA Region Orchestra Gabe DeFreitas and Hannah Kneisley.

Two Port Clinton High School Orchestra students were selected to represent PCHS in the OMEA Northwest Region Orchestra. Hannah Kneisley and Gabe DeFreitas auditioned to be part of the group competing with talented musicians from three other OMEA districts. Perrysburg High School hosted the Region Orchestra performance this past Sunday, Nov. 17. Gabe’s audition also earned him a spot in the 2014 OMEA All State Orchestra which will be in held in Columbus early in 2014. PCHS Orchestra is under the direction of Mr. Brian Stitak. Port Clinton High School is the only school in the county to offer orchestra as part of their fine arts education.

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