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BCS Schools finish fiscal year in black

For the first time in 5 years, the Benton-Carroll-Salem Local Schools ended the fiscal year without deficit spending. After many years of using up cash reserves, the board along with administration began the long, painstaking task to reduce expenses. In the span of one year, expenses were reduced by nearly 12%, which played the largest part in ending the deficit spending trend. 

Treasurer Tim Coffman stated, “While it is certainly great to have eliminated deficit spending this past year, it is a trend we would like to see continued and we will work very hard to try and make that happen.”

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American Cancer Society benefit double-header

On Saturday, Aug. 10, there will be two events benefitting the American Cancer Society.

The 5th Annual Chemo Pub Crawl begins at Our Guest Inn, 220 Perry St., Port Clinton, and travels to the area’s finest pubs: The Bait House, McCarthy’s, Madison Street Pub, Rosie’s, KoKoMo Bay and Jet Bar. Participants get stamps at each location and return for the Celebration of Life at Our Guest Inn, featuring Nashville singer-songwriter Trent Jeffcoat with D.J. Dale, from 8-11 p.m. Crawl tshirts and tickets are available now at Our Guest Inn, next to Wendy’s.

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Magruder Hospital earns Most Wired designation

Magruder Hospital recently earned the recognition of Healthcare's Most Wired - Small & Rural, based upon the results of a national survey conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks. This recognition puts Magruder among some of the top institutions in the country that have successfully implemented technology that improves patient documentation, advances clinical decision support and evidence-based protocols, reduces the likelihood of medication errors and rapidly restores access to data in the case of a disaster or outage. 

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Lenny Thom and PT 109

By Jeff Sondles, Liberty Aviation Museum

Lenny Thom and Jack Kennedy

Aug. 2, 2013, will mark the 70th anniversary of what was initially filed away in the U.S Navy history as a seemingly minor incident. Instead, the story later helped propel a rather obscure son of a well-known American diplomat into that of war hero and household name, to senator, and finally president of the United States in 1960. U.S. Navy Lt. Junior Grade John Fitzgerald Kennedy was about to become famous, and join the ranks of our nation’s Greatest Generation.

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American Red Cross offering first aid class at Magruder

On August 5, the American Red Cross is offering a skills class on Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED at Magruder Hospital. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, the course gives attendees the skills to save a life. Participants learn how to respond to common first aid emergencies, how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) and more. 

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Two ribbon-cuttings in Port Clinton Aug. 2

On Friday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. there will be two ribbon cutting ceremonies in Port Clinton.

Dalena Buchman Beaut’e.  The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of Dalena Buchman Beaut’e located at 1400 E. Perry Street, Suite B, in Port Clinton.  The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. 

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Tiffany Malcom author of “50 Dates in 50 States” book signing tonight at 5 at Ida Rupp

How many times have you dreamed of running away from home? After years of imagining how freeing the open road would feel, Tiffany Malcom decided it was time to take off on the adventure she’d been longing for. With $5000 and a car named Cherry Cherry, she set off to see America . . . and go on a date in every state along the way.

Malcom and her Ohio date spent an evening at Cedar Point Amusement Park back in August of 2010. She will be back in Port Clinton next week signing hot-off-the-press copies of her new book 50 Dates in 50 States. Readers get to ride shotgun as she meets doctors, mechanics, teachers, and men from every walk of life for fifty blind dates. Did she prefer skydiving with Mr. Vermont or kayaking around icebergs with Mr. Alaska? Dirt biking with Mr. Utah or riding roller coasters with Mr. Ohio? Of course, not every fish in the sea is a catch, but only one date smelled like lobster bait.

“It was the adventure of a lifetime!” Malcom says. “I knew I’d have a great time seeing the country, and I was hopeful that I might find a great guy, too. The people of Ohio were so kind to me that I couldn’t wait to come back and share the finished product. I’m now married to one of those fifty dates, so that gives you a sneak-peek to the happy ending.”

Come out to the Port Clinton Library on Wednesday, July 31, at 5PM to hear Malcom speak on how she found love on the open road. Book signing will follow until 7pm.

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Port Clinton youth baseball 2013

Photo: Port Clinton #2: Front row: Dylan Johnson, Austin Sabo, Lohany Arambula, Caden Swander, Braedon George, Jose Rangel, Mason McDougall. Back row: Kertis Johnson, Coach Jose Rangel, William Snyder, Eric Wammes, Braedon Kelly, Morgan Mallory, Coach Kent Coleman, Kyle Coleman. Not pictured: Lyman Brown.

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