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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

“Look Beyond” is the theme for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2013. Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities and other related organizations celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March, and invite you to consider the true meaning of this year’s theme, “Look Beyond.”

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Walleye Capital

I was happy to see the rendering of a possible view of downtown Port Clinton in The Beacon.  It is exceptional, especially including the downtown and the waterfront as one package.  However, I take exception with “Walleye Capital of the World.”  If we keep using that tag line aren’t we potentially only appealing to a small part of the audience we want to reach?  Why not use a more inclusive tag line like Fish. Play. Eat. Shop. Port Clinton, Ohio   or - Where relaxing, shopping, touring and fishing come together – Port Clinton, Ohio.

Barbara Radebaugh
Catawba Island

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Cadigan names Coroner’s staff

Dan Cadigan, M.D., Ottawa County Coroner, has announced the staffing of the Ottawa County Coroner’s Office. 

David Bodie, M.D., will be Deputy Coroner for Ottawa County. Dr. Bodie is a native of Port Clinton and is presently a Family Practice Physician at Port Clinton Medical Associates. As Deputy Coroner, Dr Bodie will be available to perform the Coroner’s duties in the Coroner’s absence.

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Judge Hany goes back to school at PCHS

Judge Frederick (“Fritz”) C. Hany II of the Ottawa County Municipal Court recently had the opportunity to speak to the Port Clinton High School government classes.  

Hany was welcomed by Mr. Greg Scalf, Port Clinton High School educator, who relayed to the students that “Judge Hany is a long serving and respected Judge who is known as a ‘fair’ judge, treating everyone who comes in to the courtroom with respect.”

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Danbury inducts new NHS members

The Danbury High School National Honor Society held its Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Gailord Braithwaite Auditorium. Congratulations to the new members, sophomores James Dorko, Caleb Gerber, Joseph Mintz, and Taylon Molnar; juniors Allison Ahrens and Alyssa Biro; and senior Morgan Snyder.

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Photos of old Port Clinton

Back by popular request, Chuck Grindstaff will present his program on old Port Clinton, using glass slides donated to the Ottawa County Museum by Rudy Dracka.  The audience will be challenged to identify the locations of photographs taken around 1915, followed by recent photos taken from the same vantage point as those by the early photographer.  Although the program will use digitized copies of the slides, the original glass slides and projector will be on hand for audience members to view.

The program, sponsored by the Ottawa County Museum, will be held in the Ida Rupp Public Library Community Rooms at 2 p.m. on March 10.  The museum, located at 126 W. Third St., across from the library, will be open that day from noon to 2 p.m.

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Elmore Historical Society banquet and activities

“Three Warriors, A Spy and an Indian Chief” is the theme for the Membership Banquet of the Elmore Historical Society.  Saturday, March 9, is the date for the 32nd annual banquet. This year once again the members and volunteers will be guests of the Society. It is a way of saying thank you for all who make all of the Society’s activities a success

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Director of Nursing celebrates 35 years at Edgewood Manor

On Friday, Feb. 22, Kaye Lipstraw, Director of Nursing at Edgewood Manor, celebrated 35 years with the facility. The facility is holding a celebration on her accomplishment in March.

Lipstraw completed her RN degree at the St. Vincent School of Nursing in Toledo and she began her career at the Medical College of Ohio (now University of Toledo Medical Center.) In 1978, she began her career at Edgewood Manor as a charge nurse. At the time, Kaye’s mother, Mary Mehlow, was the Director of Nursing. Mary remained in that position until 1990 when she retired.

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Home Instead named Top Franchisor of the Year

Home Instead Senior Care, the leading global provider of in-home, nonmedical care services for seniors, today was named the Top Franchisor of the Year by the Franchise Business Review. This is the third year running Home Instead has been honored with this prestigious award recognizing franchise systems that provide the best business opportunities for their owners. 

Home Instead Senior Care further was recognized as the Top Franchisor in both the senior care and large systems award categories.

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