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Romney takes Ohio; locals issues approved

Although Rick Santorum took the majority of Ottawa County’s vote, Mitt Romney took Ohio in Tuesday’s presidential primary. According to unofficial results from the Ohio Secretary of State’s office, Romney drew 456,205 votes statewide (37.95 percent) compared to Santorum’s 445,697 votes (37.07 percent). According to unofficial results from the Ottawa County Board of Elections, Romney took 1,610 local votes compared to Santorum’s 1,953.

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Job Fairs coming up

Terra’s Career Services staff has been working with students to hone their resumes. From left, Joan Gamble, Coordinator of Career Services, helps students Shelby Taylor, Barb Rayle, Sherry Kennedy and Allie Willis.The annual Spring Job Fair at Terra State Community College is March 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Activities Center.
More than 60 employers and organizations will send representatives to campus to discuss job openings and talk to prospective employees.
The event is free and open to the public. Job seekers are asked to dress appropriately, bring their resume and be ready to impress.

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Bowl for Kids Sake at 20th Century Lanes

Each bowler participating at 20th Century Lanes in Oak Harbor on March 17 will be given a coupon good for one free “Italian Dinner” courtesy of The Lighthouse Resort as a thank you for supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio in Ottawa County. The dinner will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Lighthouse Center. Non-bowlers are encouraged and welcome to attend for a discount: $9.95 for adults or $6.95 for children.

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Sandusky Ski Club searching for past members

The Sandusky Ski Club will be celebrating its 50th year Saturday evening, April 14, at the Sandusky Yacht Club, and is searching for past members to invite to this event.  If you are a past member, contact Lisa Johnson at 419-797-2311 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 26. 

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Anglers should be prepared for icy waters

As sport anglers venture out onto Lake Erie and other waterways for some early fishing action, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is pushing for a few precautions. The Division of Watercraft suggests safeguards be added to help reduce the effects of cold water immersion should an unexpected fall into the icy cold water occur.
The risks associated with a cold-water immersion for those who are unprepared can be severe and result in death if a boat capsizes or someone falls overboard. Most Ohio waterways remain free of ice, but water temperatures are only a few degrees above freezing. The most apparent risk to life results from the immediate effects of cold-water shock and cold-water incapacitation which often lead to hypothermia for those not properly dressed for conditions.

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Sheriff’s Office stepping up patrols

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is planning extra patrols over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Three overtime shifts will be scheduled during the weekend to promote safety among drivers, as well as draw awareness to the other traffic on the roadways.

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Boosters announce 2012 PCHS Academic Hall of Fame inductee

The Port Clinton Academic Boosters will induct a new member into the Academic Hall of Fame on Wednesday, May 2. The Honorable Paul Moon will join an elite group of Port Clinton High School alumni recognized for their outstanding academic achievement.
Moon presided over the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas from 1991 until 2009. After graduating from PCHS, he graduated cum laude from John Carroll University before attending law school at Georgetown University.  He was commissioned 2nd Lt. USAR, on June 6, 1959, and 1st Lt. on Jan. 9, 1963, then released from active service in December 1964.

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Apply now for summer class aboard the tall ship Niagara

Students interested in environmental science and policy have a unique opportunity for a summer class: a three-week trip across the Great Lakes on the tall ship Brig Niagara, a replica of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s flagship from the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The course, which is offered as a partnership between Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory, Niagara University and Penn State University, will introduce students to hands-on lake science and Great Lakes policy issues while allowing them to experience life aboard an authentic wooden naval warship.

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