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Babysitter training offered in Genoa

The American Red Cross will be offering Babysitter Training at the Genoa Middle School Library from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 16. Students must attend both sessions to receive a certificate. Leslie Vogelpohl is the instructor.
Training fees are $85. Thanks to the generosity of the Ottawa County Community Foundation, there are a limited number of full scholarships available for this training. Students should be 11-13 years old. Space is limited to 15 students.

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Bible study starts Wednesday

Dr. Kurt Borows will be leading a Midweek Bible Study on Wednesdays beginning at 7 p.m. April 18 at Resurrection Lutheran Church.  The title will be “How God Structured Human Nature.”
The study on April 18 and 25 will be “Created in the Image of God for Time and Eternity.” The study for May 2 and 9 will be “Created Male and Female.” May 16 will be “Nations Under God.” The last Wednesday, May 23, will be “One Nation Under God.”
Community members are invited to attend. The church is at 2370 N.E. Catawba Road, Port Clinton.

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Tryouts coming up for Braves cheerleaders

Attention all current fourth- and fifth-grade students: Port Clinton Pee Wee Braves cheerleading tryouts for the fall 2012 football season will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Port Clinton Middle School.
A mandatory informational meeting for students and parents will be held at Ida Rupp Public Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26.
Tryout clinics will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, May 1-4, at the Port Clinton Middle School.
Students may obtain more information from the main offices at Jefferson Elementary School or Immaculate Conception School.

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Danbury Township Trustees — April 11

At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Trustees held April 11, 2012 the following business was conducted:
• Road Superintendent Brett Waldron reported the mulch distribution was very successful, both Jared Griffith and Dan Bergman received commercial applicator spray licenses, ODOT will place temporary concrete barriers at Lake Point Park where stone is washing into the lake, all employees attended the quarterly safety training meeting, meetings were held regarding the Erie Beach Road project, options for dust control on the brush drop-off roadway are being explored and a community clean-up project in conjunction with LaFarge is tentatively scheduled for May 22 at the south border of the quarry property.

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EHOVE students, staffers honored

Culinary Arts Instructor Chef Michael Edwards (third from left) with scholarship award winners at the annual dinner. The culinary arts students are Brian West (left), of Danbury High School; Hannah Rumbutis, Perkins; Tori Horning, Monroeville; Emily Johnston, Edison; and Nicole Sommers, Norwalk.EHOVE Career Center was presented with a plaque from the Ohio School Boards Association to recognize the efforts of the students and staff for their community service work.  Twelve student groups and many staff members participated in a myriad of volunteer and community service activities, working on behalf of charities like the Salvation Army, Erie County Care & Share, Toys for Tots, Special Olympics, Historic Lyme Village, Goodwill, American Red Cross, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and other activities to benefit military servicemen in Afghanistan, animal shelters and local residents and schoolchildren experiencing tough times.

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Bass vocalist returns for Musical Arts Series

HinesThe Musical Arts Series at Firelands will present bass vocalist John Hines at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Road, Port Clinton.
Originally from New Washington, Ohio, HInes earned his Bachelor of Music degree at Heidelberg University in Tiffin. After studying at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, Heinz completed his Master of Music degree at Kent State University and earned his doctoral degree at Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music in Winchester, Va.  Hines is currently an Associate Professor of Voice at Northern Iowa School of Music, where he chairs the Vocal Division.

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Sound Off — April 12

Never forget
This spring marks the 70th anniversary of the fall of Bataan and Corregidor. On Dec. 7, 1941, the world was shocked by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and mere hours later the Japanese bombed Manila, Guam, Wake and other sites in the Pacific forcing the United States and her allies to declare war on Japan.

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Best Kept Secrets — Compassionate Friends

The Leadership Class of 2012 is looking to shed light on Ottawa County’s best kept secrets — those little-known projects locals quietly undertake to help others. These volunteers donate their time or efforts for nothing more than the satisfaction of knowing they have made someone’s day a little brighter or their life a little easier. If you know of such a project, e-mail details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
For information on Leadership Ottawa County and an application for the class of 2013, visit www.leadershipottawacounty.com.

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Changes planned for Biggest Week in American Birding

The 2012 Biggest Week in American Birding Festival is quickly approaching.
The third annual event, which was hosted by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory near Oak Harbor last year, has moved its headquarters to the Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center for this year’s May 4-13 event.

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Celebrate spring at downtown gallery

Split Winds Gallery and By Laurie Studio, a custom design jewelry and bead shop, have joined together for “The Bird and the Bees” spring event on Sunday, April 15. It will be from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Split Winds Gallery, 94 Madison St., and feature spring treats — both visual and edible.

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