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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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Oak Harbor sends four wrestlers to state

Led by district champion Luke Cramer, the Oak Harbor wrestling team is sending four wrestlers to the Division II State Meet after its performance this weekend at the district tournament in Bowling Green.

Cramer, who placed fourth at state at 138 pounds last season, dominated his weight class, winning all four of his matches in convincing fashion. Cramer (38-5) won his first two matches by fall before defeating reigning state champion Chris Moore of Clyde, 6-0, before beating Bryan’s Brock Nagel by technical fall, 17-2, in the finals.

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PC Youth baseball and softball sign up

It is Port Clinton Youth baseball and softball sign up time. Registrations have been sent home via the schools. To register youth to play baseball or softball, visit the Facebook page at Port Clinton Youth Baseball and Softball or visit the website at www.pcybsa.org to print a registration form. (Schedules are not on the website at this time). Forms can be printed off and taken to the school for pick-up. Sign-up deadline is March 11.

The league is looking for volunteers. For those interested in volunteering, there will be a meeting  on March 4th at 7 p.m. at Ida Rupp Library (back meeting room A).

For further information contact Melissa Hanson at 440-315-0747.

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Port Clinton outlasts OH in sectional final

After defeating Oak Harbor twice in convincing fashion during the regular season, the Port Clinton Redskins needed a clutch performance to defeat the Rockets this time around, beating Oak Harbor, 52-45, to win the Division II Sectional Title.

Led by junior center Tiffany Colston, Port Clinton rallied from a six-point, first-half deficit, outscoring the Rockets, 26-18, in the second half.

Colston, who had a game-high 20 points and nine rebounds, helped the ‘Skins slowly pull away from Oak Harbor in the fourth quarter. After Rocket guard Makayla Carpenter scored on a three-point play with under a minute to play in the third quarter, Port Clinton outscored Oak Harbor, 18-9, from that point forward.

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