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Danbury Township Board of Trustees meeting

The Danbury Township Board of Trustees will meet in executive session at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 10 at the Danbury Township Police Station located at 419 S. Bridge Road, Marblehead to discuss wage compensation of public employees.

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Catawba Island VFD breakfast benefit for Honor Flight

Catawba Island Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a benefit breakfast on Saturday, April 5, with all proceeds going to Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, fruit, orange juice and coffee will be served 8-11 a.m. at the CIVFD located on Cemetery Road, Port Clinton. A $10 donation for Honor Flight will be accepted at the door. Additional donations will be warmly accepted as well.

Honor Flight Northwest Ohio is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization formed in 2007 to send the veterans of Northwest Ohio to Washington to see the memorials built to honor their service. To date in Northwest Ohio 1666 veterans have safely flown on 32 flights. The Honor Flight Network was founded by Earl Morse in 2005 and is comprised of 101 regional hubs in 39 states. Overall, approximately 81,000 veterans have been flown to the memorials in Washington.

Dan Barlow, member of the CIVFD, feels the idea of the fundraising breakfast is a way to contribute dollars for the local chapter. “We do this for our veterans, who have given us everything we have today,” said Barlow. 

John Gangway, Chief of the CIVFD agreed, “It’s the right thing to do, to give them a chance to see the memorial built in their honor.”   

It takes $400 to sponsor a veteran for this one-day trip. The all-inclusive trip provides transportation to and from Washington, bus service to the memorials and all meals and beverages throughout the day. In addition, wheelchairs are available for each veteran making the trip. A trained medical team accompanies each flight to assist with medical needs such as oxygen and diabetes management.

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs estimates that approximately 1,000 WWII veterans are passing away each day. Due to their deteriorating health, and their financial limitations, most veterans would not be able to see their memorial on their own. The members of the CIVFD want to help in the effort to send as many veterans as possible on this trip and invite the public to join them for breakfast and to contribute to the cause.

It is important to note that 98% of all donations to Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio are used to get the veterans to their memorials. Guardians who accompany the veterans each pay for the privilege of escorting the veterans on this trip. Local medical providers have generously donated the equipment needed for each flight. The Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio Executive Committee is also unpaid; they too volunteer their time for this once in a lifetime opportunity for our veterans.

How to donate:

Donations to Honor Flight Northwest Ohio can be made in many ways:

1. CIVFD Breakfast, Saturday, April 5, 8-11 a.m. at the CIVFD station on Cemetery Road, Port Clinton
2. In person at any Key Bank
3. Online at the Honor Flight Northwest Ohio website, www.honorflightnwo.org/donate.asp
4. To mail in a donation, send it to Honor Flight Northwest Ohio, P.O. Box 23018, Toledo, OH, 43623

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Special meeting of council held for presentation by Washington Properties

On March 6 at 6 p.m. a special meeting of council was held in the city council chambers for a presentation by Mike Rose of Washington Properties. All members of council were present (Ron Aukerman of Ward 1, Jerry Tarolli of Ward 2, Margaret Phillips of Ward 3, Gabe Below of Ward 4, Nicole DeFreitas council at large, Lisa Sarty council at large, and Mike Snider council at large) except President of Council Linda Hartlaub and Clerk of Council Leigh Sprenger who were out because of illness. City Auditor Cole Hatfield acted as clerk and Mike Snider acted as president. Mayor Vince Leone was also present at the table for the meeting.

“This is a hot topic for the city of Port Clinton,” said Mayor Leone as the meeting was starting. “Due to input from the community the rendering (of the plan) has changed.”

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Community calendar March 6-12

Thursday March 6

Autism Support 
When: 6:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month
Where: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, Port Clinton
Info: 419-898-0400

TOPS
What: Taking off pounds sensibly
When: 6:30-7:30 p.m., weigh in at 6 p.m.
Where: Port Clinton Senior Center
Info: 419-734-4102

Al-Anon/Alateen 
What: Twelve-step group for those affected by another’s drinking
When: 8 p.m. every Thursday
Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams St. Port Clinton

Art Class
When: 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday
Where: Danbury Senior Center, Marblehead
Cost: $10 per class
Info: Call Lori at 419-798-0608.

Open Public Shooting
What: Shooters, including new shooters, are invited to do practice shooting. |
When: 5:30-8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Where: Camp Perry Training Site, Port Clinton
Info: Contact 419.635.2141 ext. 1101 or thecmp.org/3p/publicshooting.htm
Cost: $5/adult, $2/junior

Strength Training
When: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Magruder Conference Center
Cost: $4 per session
Info: 419-732-4061

March 7-9

“Twelve Angry Jurors”
What: Drama by Reginald Rose
When: Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.
Where: Playmakers Civic Theatre, 604 W. Sixth Street., PC
Cost: $15
Info: 419-734-5044 or pcplaymakers.org

Friday March 7

Lenten Fish Fry
What: Family friendly, all you can eat menu, hand breaded fish
When: 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Knights of Columbus, 109 E. Perry Street, PC
Cost: $8 adult, children 11 and under $4
Info: 419-734-1858 or kofc1750.com

Al-Anon/Alateen 
What: Twelve-step group for those affected by another’s drinking
When: 7 p.m. every Friday
Where: St. John Lutheran Church, 122 Ottawa, Oak Harbor

Monday March 10

Alzheimer’s Support Group 
When: 9 a.m., second Monday of each month
Where: Magruder Conference Center, Port Clinton
Info: 419-734-3131 ext. 3363 

Yoga
When: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays
Where: Danbury Schools library, Marblehead
Cost: $8 per class
Info: 419-798-5195 or www.danbury.k12.oh.us.

Al-Anon/Alateen   
What: Twelve-step group for those affected by another’s drinking
When: 7 p.m.
Where: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 214 E. Second St., Port Clinton

Sisters in Sobriety
What: Sisters in Sobriety, a women’s AA meeting, babysitter provided
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry, Port Clinton

Tuesday March 11

Open Public Shooting
What: Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, are invited to do practice shooting.
When: 5:30-8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Where: Camp Perry Training Site, Port Clinton
Info: Contact 419.635.2141 ext. 1101 or thecmp.org/3p/publicshooting.htm
Cost: $5/adult, $2/junior

Pilates
What: Pilates with Laura Tyson, instructor
When: 9 a.m.
Where: The Ballet School, Madison St., Port Clinton
Cost: $5  
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Strength Training  
When: 5:30-6:30 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday
Where: Magruder Conference Center
Cost: $4 per session
Info: 419-732-4061

TOPS
What: Take Off Pounds Sensibly; all are welcome
When: 6 p.m. every Tuesday
Where: Catawba Community Hall, 3307 NW Catawba Road

Yoga 
When: 6:30-8 p.m. every Tuesday
Where: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, Port Clinton
Cost: $8 per class for the whole month or $10 per class
Info: 419-635-2337

Wednesday March 12

Caregiver Support 
When: 6:30 p.m., second Wednesday of each month
Where: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, Port Clinton
Info: 419-734-5050

Jazz Night
What: Wine, pasta, and live Jazz with The Bob Szmik Trio and special guests.
When: Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Slater's Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton
Info: 419-732-2030

TOPS
What: Take Off Pounds Sensibly. All are Welcome.
When: 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday
Where: Danbury Senior Center, Marblehead

TOPS 
What: Take Off Pounds Sensibly; all are welcome
When: 6 p.m. every Wednesday
Where: Oak Harbor Library, 147 W. Main St.
Info: 419-276-0304

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Marblehead gains new council member

Photo by John Kozak

Marblehead Mayor Jackie Bird issued the oath of office to the newest council member, Ron Royhab, on Thursday, Feb. 27, after he was selected by fellow councilmen to fill an opening when John McDonald resigned after the November election. Royhab and his wife Roberta moved to Marblehead from Toledo where he worked for 17 years at The Toledo Blade.  He retired in 2009 as Vice President and Executive Editor after a 45 year newspaper career. Ron is also involved with Marblehead Holy Assumption Church as Parish Council President.

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Immaculate Conception Preschool open houses March 12 and 16

Immaculate Conception Preschool is located at 109 W. 4th Street in Port Clinton.  It is open to children of all faiths and is a state licensed preschool. On Wednesday, March 12, from 9-10:30 a.m., families interested in four year old preschool are invited to an actual school day to observe, play and learn.  Parents and children will have the opportunity to get their questions answered and meet the IC Preschool staff.  If a family plans to attend this session, call the school to at 419.734.3315. 

On Sunday, March 16, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., families interested in both three and four year old preschool classes can tour the school, meet the preschool staff, and pick up registration paperwork.  No reservations are necessary for this event.  For more information, call the school at 419.734.3315.

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Port Clinton City Schools Announces Terrific Kids for February 2014

In cooperation with the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club, Port Clinton City Schools recognizes outstanding elementary students as “Terrific Kids”.  Terrific Kids are selected in each class each month to recognize students for working to the best of their ability to improve academic performance, behavior, relationships with peers, displays honesty, or attendance.  The following have been honored as Terrific Kids in February 2014:

Bataan Memorial Primary

Paige Corbin, Bella Alexander, Michaela Stork, Logan Tupa, Michael Quintero, Ella Schwable, Isabelle Auvil, Liam Davis, Maddie Kopcak, Lydia Roberts, Steele Joseph, Simeon Borton, Gabe Koskela, Blake Hoffman, Audra Stavnicky, Trevor Pean, Alena Guerra, Morgan Delhees, Alivia Mooney, Amelia Finn, Summer Butler, Joseph Apple, Aliza Willliams, Bella Cuevas,  Jason Salyers, Olivia Marez. Quinton Cook, and Kaylie Simpson.

Bataan Memorial Intermediate

Hayden Limestahl, Dylan Koester, Kennedy Goff, Bridget Sartin, Lily Spieldenner, Sy Nickloy, Konner Nilson, Noah Yurista, Gabrielle Porter, Tegan Allison, Brayden Spencer, TJ Patterson, Luke Halsey, Colby Sayre, Haley Harris, Brandon King, Hailie Hall, Haylie Sewell, and Kaylee Newton.

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Edgewood Manor welcomes new Facility Rehabilitation Director

Edgewood Manor Nursing Center in Port Clinton is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Lopez, PTA, to the rehabilitation team.  Lopez brings six  years of experience to the therapy setting.  He is a graduate of Rhodes State College with a degree in Applied Science and Physical Therapist Assistant.  He is currently  finishing his Bachelors of Science degree at The University of Michigan. All of his work experience has been in long term care. 

Originally from Leipsic, Lopez is pleased to be back in his home state after working in Michigan and Texas. He has a well established reputation in the long term care industry for quality of care and for achieving superior outcomes for patients needing rehabilitation.  He has extensive experience and training in a wide range of rehab areas including orthopedic, muscle strains, joint strains, post stroke care, spine pain and dysfunction, vestibular rehab and other areas of therapeutic need. 

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Edgewood Manor team.  The high quality of care that our rehabilitation department provides to this community is an outstanding testament to the staff and I am proud to work with each of them,” stated Lopez.

Michael lives in Marblehead with his wife Emily and has two daughters.  He is looking forward to continuing his service to the community.

Edgewood Manor is an 80-bed skilled nursing facility with an in-house therapy team offering physical, occupational and speech therapy. For further information, call 419.734.5506.

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Danbury National Honor Society induction

The Danbury High School National Honor Society held its induction ceremony on Monday, Feb. 24, in the Gailord Braithwaite Auditorium. Congratulations to the new members: sophomores  Brianna Adams, Alexis Dayton, Hayley Doski, Marinah Edwards, Racheal Kirk, Kelly Lavelle, Gina Moravec, Alyxandra Perram and Taylor Wilhite; juniors  Kylie Beach, Seth Bowser, Shay Rickard, Megan Stephens, Jack Tyson and Taylor Zelms; and senior Caitlynn Thompson. 

To be inducted into the National Honor Society is one of the most prestigious honors one can obtain throughout his or her high school career. To be considered for membership into the Danbury National Honor Society, a student must be a sophomore, junior or senior with a high cumulative grade average of 3.5. The candidates are then evaluated in the areas of character, leadership and service by a faculty committee. Membership in this organization not only honors students for their accomplishments, it challenges them to develop themselves through active involvement in school and community projects. This year the Danbury National Honor Society has hosted a food drive for the Danbury Food Pantry, a Holiday Fun Day for grades K-6 and will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, April 30.

Current members are: Lindsay Mark, president; Erin Lavelle, vice-president; Alyssa Almendinger, secretary; Cassidy Rhodes, treasurer; Tori Wright, public relations. Senior members are Allison Ahrens and Alyssa Biro. Junior members are James Dorko, Caleb Gerber, Joseph Mintz and Taylon Molnar. Adviser is Holly Gast. 

 

 

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