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White pelicans spotted at East Harbor

Photo by Barbara Radebaugh

White pelicans were found passing through our area last week and were spotted at East Harbor State Park. In breeding season, American white pelicans are found mostly inland, nesting on isolated islands in lakes and feeding on shallow lakes, rivers and marshes. Migrating flocks of pelicans rest on lakes and rivers along the way to estuaries and larger lakes in warmer climates.

 

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Ohio Supreme Court Justices visit CIC

The Ottawa County Republican Women held a special reception for a pair of Ohio Supreme Court Justices who are running for re-election this November last Thursday evening at Catawba Island Club. It was a Judge's gathering along the lakefront. Pictured here are: Justice Sharon Kennedy, Ottawa County Republican Chairman Carolyn Adams, Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce Winters, Candidate for County Auditor Roni Reid, Justice Judy French (former legal counsel for Governor Robert Taft) and Ottawa County Municipal Court Judge Fritz Hany.

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Don’t let blood sucking vampire black flies ruin your fun

The walleye fishing on Lake Erie’s Western Basin is still going strong with reports of people still catching easy limits on the west side of the islands. Nothing has really changed in how they are catching them, so if you want to drift cast by tempting them with “Weapons”, troll for them using spoons behind Jet Divers and Dipsies, crawler harnesses behind inline weights, or even crankbaits; everything is still working.

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B-C-S Schools “Coffee Connections” to feature new OHHS principal

Treasurer Tim Coffman and Superintendent Guy Parmigian introduced "Coffee Connections" to the citizens of Benton-Carroll-Salem School District as a new and informal opportunity for citizens to introduce themselves, chat, ask questions, and learn more about the B-C-S school system and where we are heading. There is no cost to attend, and no reservations are necessary. Bring yourself (and friend/s if you would like), get your favorite beverage, and pull up a chair for some good conversation with the leaders of B-C-S. 

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Gem Beach open house during Parade of Homes

Beachtowne/Gem Beach Condo for sale by owner.

3137 Beachtowne, Gem Beach, Catawba Island.

Walk directly onto the beach with this turnkey condo. Beautifully decorated with two bedrooms, 2 baths with jacuzzi tub, granite countertops, stainless appliances, washer/drier, saltwater pool and clubhouse with exercise room. You can own the best view at Gem Beach/Catawba for only $309,900.

Call Laura, 330-604-1550 to view a little bit of heaven on the lake.

Gem Beach is also having an open house during the Parade of Homes, Saturday, June 28, 2 to 4 p.m.

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C.O.R.D. gathers required signatures for initiative ordinance

Citizens Organized for Responsible Development (C.O.R.D.) have gathered 280 signatures, more than the required 175, in support to put their initiative ordinance on the ballot for November. The petitions were handed over to Port Clinton City Auditor, Cole Hatfield, on Tuesday, June 24.

“According to Ohio law, I am to hold the petitions for ten days and then I am to submit a certified copy to the Board of Elections,” said City Auditor Hatfield. “The Board of Elections then examines the petition, checking signatures, which is protocol for every petition, and then a certified letter is sent to me stating the petition’s validity and the initiative will be put on the ballot in November.”

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Danbury Twp Board of Trustees special session

The Danbury Township Board of Trustees will meet in special session on Friday, June 27, at the Danbury Township Hall, 5972 E. Port Clinton Eastern Road, Marblehead, at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of extending the contract of Interim Fire Chief Doug Waugh.

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Top Junior Marksmen to Compete for the Gold at CMP National 3P Air Rifle Championship

After seven months of hard work and concentration, over 300 sporter and precision air rifle juniors will meet on the firing line for one final test to ultimately determine who are the best marksmen in the country. The 2014 CMP National Three Position Air Rifle Championships will be held June 23-25 and June 26-28 at the new Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Camp Perry.

Junior JROTC, 4-H and club team marksmen involved in the competition began their journey with the CMP Postal Competition in November, where CMP-issued targets were mailed into Headquarters for official scoring. Top shooters in the Postal Competition were invited to compete in the Regional Championships in March and April, with the overall high individuals and teams from that match qualifying for the National Championship.

The event is free and open to the public. All are encouraged to visit the world-class Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center to witness extreme skill from tremendously talented juniors, as well as to explore the authentic Olympic memorabilia from two-time gold medalist and range namesake, Gary Anderson.   

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Put-in-Bay Chamber thanks tourism partners

On Saturday, June 21, the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce held a cocktail reception thanking their tourism partners throughout the area. The event was held aboard the U.S. Brig Niagara which was stationed at Fox Dock. Roughly 125 partners from Marblehead, Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay and the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Visitor’s Center were in attendance.

“This is our way of saying thanks,” said Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau member Nicole DeFreitas. “Working together with other communities to promote tourism is very important to us.”

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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.

The local Walk will start at Lakeview Park Shelter House beginning with registration at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 20.  Following the Walk, there will be a balloon launch and potluck.

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