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Compassionate Friends ‘Adopt a Highway’

The Compassionate Friends of Ottawa County recently signed up to help keep our highways clean through the Ohio Department of Transportation’s “Adopt A Highway” program.  Volunteer groups adopt a two mile section or an interchange along a State Route, United States Route or Interstate. The Compassionate Friends of Ottawa County adopted State Route 163 West from Route 2 for a two mile stretch to Lacarne.  

Groups who sign up with the program adopt for two years and pick up a minimum of four times each year. Participants in Adopt-A-Highway are volunteers and not paid to pick up litter. Groups can partner with others in adopting, but may not pay another group to pick up litter. The Department of Transportation provides safety training, trash bags, disposable safety vests and two signs to be used at the beginning of the two mile section. The only cost to each group is their time. The Compassionate Friends of Ottawa County’s Chapter Leader, Roseann Hickman, said “The parents of our organization are proud to be giving back to our communities that have given so much to us. Everything we do is for the memory of our children gone too soon.”

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PCHS Juniors selected for Buckeye Boys State

Port Clinton High School juniors Noah Cross and Jake Prosser have been selected to participate in the American Legion Buckeye Boys State. American Legion Post 113 selected the students to participate at event to be held June 9-16 on the campus of Bowling Green State University.  

Buckeye Boys State is an eight day intensive education program on Ohio government for high school students. American Legion Buckeye Boys State is a program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of local, county and state governments. During Boys State students experience the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The students are elected to the various offices and participate in activities such as legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, band and recreation. High School juniors are selected by their local American Legion Posts.

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Board of Elections meeting

The Ottawa County Board of Elections will meet Friday, April 19, at 1:30 p.m. This is the board’s normal business meeting. It will be held in the conference room at the Board of Elections in the Veterans Memorial Building at  8444 West State Route 163, Oak Harbor.

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Marblehead once again has a market

This week the Marblehead Market opened, bringing a place to purchase milk and eggs and beer and wine back to Marblehead. Since Mutach’s Market moved to Danbury Township, Marblehead has been without a market. Willy and Deb Steinbrick saw the need and the opportunity. Their daughter Trudi Lucas, who will also be working at the market, said, “What an inconvenience it has been to not have a place(in town) to get bread and milk.”

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Black and Tamburrino finish 3rd in JTBA doubles

Two of the area’s best high school bowlers teamed up to finish 3rd in the Junior Tournament Bowlers Association Doubles event at Rebman’s Recreation in Lorain Sunday.

Port Clinton’s Sean Black led the team with games of 237-236-233-233-265-205 for a 1409 total, 2nd best individual score. Perkin's Maxx Tamburrino added 160-237-268-187-244-269 for 1365 as the duo qualified 2nd out of 60 teams.

They won their first Baker match vs. Jones & Montgomery from Ravenna, Oh 248-205 and 208-160.

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B-C-S 5th graders learn about stocks

Recently the Oak Harbor High School DECA program's financial literacy promotion project, which included high school students Austin Wiegand, Nathan Segaard and Samantha Durivage, partnered with two of Mrs. Krieger’s fifth grade mathematics classes at Oak Harbor Middle School. Krieger spearheaded the activity by registering her students into the Toledo Blade’s Stock Market Contest, sponsored and judged by Fifth Third Bank and the Toledo Blade.

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Port Clinton Boys Shut Out Edison

Port Clinton Boys tennis took on Edison Tuesday in a SBC match at Edison.  The Redskins improved their record to 4 - 1 and 1-0 in the SBC with a 3 - 0 victory over the Chargers, who fell to 1 - 5 (0 - 2) 

Mattheus won a quick match and played excellent tennis today.  Noah also played very well with a strong win over a very sound opponent.  Matt and Jeff teamed up to pick up a nice win, they really got the ball rolling in the second set with excellent play and strategy.  The rest of the matches were not finished when rain came to Milan, which washed out 3rd Singles, 2nd Doubles, and all JV matches.

Singles: Matheus Rodrigues  (PC) def. Chris Westfall (E) 6 - 0, 6 – 0, Noah Cross (PC) def. Carl Riems (E) 6 - 2, 6 – 1Doubles:  Matt Fillmore/Jeff Griffin (PC) def. Colin Lombardi/Nate Meredith (E) 6 - 3, 6 - 1

 

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The healing of Lake Erie

On Friday, April 12, the National Wildlife Federation hosted a Forum on Lake Erie, held at the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Welcome Center in Port Clinton. Presenters were Frank Szollosi of National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Regional office in Ann Arbor; Dr. Thomas Bridgeman, University of Toledo scientist with the Lake Erie Center; and Sandy Bihn, Lake Erie Water Keeper.

The importance of Lake Erie

Lake Erie is facing a new set of challenges, which can be addressed if groups at all levels continue to work together.  Your actions can help.

This was the take-home message from a Lake Erie Forum hosted by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) on Friday April 12 at the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Welcome Center in Port Clinton.

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In support of those in Boston

Today is a day to keep in our thoughts and prayers those suffering from and affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy. It has been designated as a day to wear a race shirt if you have one.

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Whitaker completes training

Navy Fireman Andrew J. Whitaker, son of Christy L. Whitaker of Oak Harbor, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. 

During the eight-week program, Whitaker completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

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