Oak Harbor FFA creates song parody “Ag. Shop”

The Oak Harbor FFA Chapter was presented an opportunity by the Ohio Country Journal and Ohio Ag. Net to enter a contest to create a music video/parody to promote agriculture and the FFA organization. The Communications and Leadership class decided to take on this task. After a lot of brainstorming, they ended up picking the song “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore. Then they started brainstorming lyrics for this song about agriculture and the FFA. Over a few weeks members spent countless hours filming video footage for the song. Once the filming was over, students uploaded the video and began editing and putting the video to the music. Once the video was finished it was uploaded to youtube. The video finished 3rd in the Ohio Country Journal Contest.


Hunt wins Malone Spring Invitational

Marcus Hunt, who graduated from Port Clinton High School in 2010 and now attends the University of Findlay, won the Malone College Spring Invitational this past weekend, placing first out of the field of 62 competitors. Hunt finished in a three-way tie for first place after 36 holes and then claimed the individual title in a playoff.


Danbury Baseball 2013 preview

In 2012, the Danbury Lakers baseball team had a 12- 12 record, 5-7 in the TAAC.

The Lakers lost six seniors to graduation, John Bunce, Branden Burke, Dalton Chapman, Caleb Helline, Lucas Kennedy and Cory Schenk. This group left their mark on the program, being the class with the greatest numbers of wins (49) over their high school careers.  

The top returning lettermen for the Lakers are senior pitcher Zach Kalinoski, a 3-year letterman, and pitcher/shortstop sophomore letterman Chase Botson. Promising underclassmen are sophomores Mike Stys, catcher/pitcher; Alec Calton, 1st/pitcher; Jack Tyson, 2nd/pitcher; and freshman Austin Buchanan, shortstop/pitcher. 

The Lakers 2013 squad is young but energetic. “The 2013 team’s strengths include coach-ability & team camaraderie,” according to coach Adam Steinbrick. “The Lakers need to learn in a hurry and most of all show continuous improvement throughout the year.”

The projected starting line-up could include as many as six sophomores and a freshman. Ottawa Hills and Northwood will be favorites in conference play once again. 

In addition to head coach Adam Steinbrick, the Lakers coaching staff includes Bryan Dudash, Jeff Corbin and Mike Limberios.


Fine Art Creations for Community Causes has ribbon-cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on March 29 for Fine Art Creations for Community Causes at 136 W. Water Street in downtown Oak Harbor. Fine Art Creations is owned and operated by Jackie Bodnar. The gallery is currently open Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday-Sunday from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Fine Art Creations houses original watercolor, oil and photography and they also accept art on consignment. Meeting/vendor space is available for $20 per hour for luncheons, presentations, demonstrations, seminars, etc. The gallery’s work can be viewed at, and Jackie can be reached at 419-559-9081.


Baumann Auto Group Big Raffle supports local charities

Twenty area charities will be big winners, and one individual winner will drive away a new vehicle. 

The Baumann Auto Group dealerships and the twenty charities will be selling $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2013 vehicle. 100% of every ticket sold will go to the charities.


“Nunset Boulevard” at Playmakers

"Nunset Boulevard", the lively musical by Dan Goggin, opens at Playmakers Civic Theatre on Thursday, April 4. Portraying the singing, dancing nuns will be (left to right) Karen Abbott, Angela Fishburn, Sylvia Chappell, Louise Retzer, Donielle Yates and (seated) pinsetter John Aiello. For more information call 419-734-5044.


Port Clinton chiropractor attends fitness conference

Dr. Joseph Darr of Port Clinton, was among a select group of doctors of chiropractic from around the world invited to participate in the 21st Annual Symposium on Natural Fitness held February 28–March 2 in Columbus. Held annually in conjunction with the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival, this event welcomed hundreds of doctors of chiropractic, students and friends from around the world. Sponsored by the Council on Fitness and Sports Health Science of the International Chiropractors Association, this event celebrated its 21st Anniversary this year.

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