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Water levels in Lake Erie predicted to stay low

The April 3 report from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) states that the water level of Lake Superior is 3 inches below its level of one year ago, while Lake Michigan-Huron is 15 inches lower.  Lake Erie has levels 17 inches lower than a year ago.  Over the next month the water level of Lake Erie is expected to increase 4 inches. 

Keith Kompoltowicz, Chief of Watershed Hydrology for the Corps of Engineers district office in Detroit, said that the seasonal rise of Lake Erie is predicted as “9-11 inches below the long term average, and two inches lower than in 2012.”

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Salvation Army accepting applications for Camp NEOSA

The Salvation Army’s Camp NEOSA this year is June 19-24. The camp program is provided to the first 40 children ages 6-12 who register. A $25 registration fee will be charged this year. Transportation is provided.  

Camp NEOSA is made possible by funding through local contributions from residents and businesses. Due to the generous funding, they are able to offer a weeklong camp experience to forty applicants this year.

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Spring on the north coast

Confused daffodils set to bloom had second thoughts after Wednesday’s hail and rain storm. According to Ernie Isaac at the Port Clinton Sewage Treatment Plant, we had .52 inches of rain before midnight on Wednesday, and between midnight and 8 a.m. Thursday another .6 inches, for a total of 1.1 inches of rain in the past 24 hours, and counting. Stay warm and dry.

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Danbury Township receives Marblehead Chamber donation

The Danbury Township Board of Trustees was recently the recipient of some very special items purchased by the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Fourteen recycled-material benches were provided to the trustees for use in parks throughout the township. In addition to the benches the Chamber also purchased a new sign for the dog park which was created and manufactured by Allure Advertising in Danbury.

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Ribbon-cutting planned for Ciao Bella

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce announces the Grand Opening of Ciao Bella located at 3880 Harbor Light Landing Drive, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23.  Light refreshments will be served. Community members are encouraged to attend to show support for this new business.

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Sousa Tribute Concert at EHOVE

EHOVE Career Center presents a concert tribute to John Philip Sousa on Sunday, April 14.  Sousa was a Marine Corps veteran, musical composer and band conductor in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The tribute concert features Conductor Marcus Neiman and the Medina Community Band.  Guest Conductor Denise Reilly and some members of the Edison High School Band will also make an appearance.

Admission is free, with the concert starting at 2 p.m. in F Building at EHOVE Career Center located at 316 W. Mason Road in Milan Township.  Free lemonade and cookies will also be served.  More information is available at www.EHOVE.net or by calling 419-499-4663 x346.

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'Skins looking to remain competitive in the SBC

Manager: Del Culver, 2nd season

Last Season: 8-18 (4-8 SBC)

Batting Order: C Hope Thorbahn; 2B Kate Mueller; CF Molly Haberman; RF Emily Ashley; DP Shelby Radloff; SS Sydney Atkins; P Paige Culver; 3B Allie Schroeder; LF Marissa Day

Outlook: In Del Culver's first season as the Port Clinton head softball coach, he worked to change the culture within the program, one that has struggled for a number of years.

Last season the Redskins went 8-18 overall and 4-8 in the Sandusky Bay Conference, and this year Culver is hoping for his club to make continued improvement.

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Port Clinton City Beach and Lakeview Park cleanup April 22

Earth Day was first celebrated April 22, 1970.  This day has been set aside each year to recognize our Earth and promote greater environmental awareness through education, action, and celebration.  To commemorate this day the Port Clinton Recreation Department and the OSS Solid Waste District will once again be sponsoring the Port Clinton City Beach and Park Cleanup. The cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 20,  beginning at 9a.m. Volunteers are needed and are asked to report to the Lakeview Park Shelter House with gloves, rakes, and lots of energy.

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Redskins hoping for big things this season

Manager: Traci Bodi, 10th season

Last Season: 12-11 (7-7 SBC)

Batting Order: CF Kalib Shiets; C Blake Calvert; SS Addison Rospert; RF Trey Gluth; 2B Chris Stokes; 1B Cory Colston; 3B Sean Black; LF Kyle Radloff; P Zak Floro

Outlook: Thus far, the Port Clinton baseball team has struggled.

After coming into the season with high expectations, the Redskins have struggled to a 1-6 start, something they hope is more an aberration than anything else.

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Rockets look to continue upward mobility

Manager: Chris Rawski, 2nd season

Last Season: 8-18 (6-8 SBC)

Batting Order: RF Allison Wolf; P Sam Durivage; 3B Justin Webb; 1B Theresa Stokes; SS Rebecca Florio; DH Kim Wahlers; C Maggie Tyburski; CF Sydney Street; LF Brandi Lochotzki

Outlook: After going 8-18 last season, a year that saw them start 1-10, the Oak Harbor softball team has started off the 2013 campaign with a 7-0 record.

The combination of good pitching from Sam Durivage, timely hitting and good defense has helped propel the Rockets to their great start, one that has come exclusively against non-conference opponents.

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