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Riverview Healthcare Campus announces employee of the year

Ottawa County Commissioners Mark Stahl and Jim Sass along with Riverview Administrator, Kendra German and Environmental Services Director, Tom Leaser, present Chris Woods with an embroidered blanket in honor of her 30 years of service to Riverview’s residents and staff.Ottawa County Commissioners Mark Stahl and Jim Sass present Riverview Employee of the Year, Kitty Bergman her gifts. Kitty is joined by her husband John and son Ben.The Multipurpose Room of Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus was filled with staff members and their family members March 1 for a special night of recognition and celebration.  
The evening began with a presentation that featured facility-wide honors Riverview achieved in 2011 including the admission of 257 residents/patients and the return of 181 of those admissions, or 70 percent, back to the community. The facility also celebrated its Medicare 5 Star rating, which the facility has maintained for nine consecutive quarters. The facility has been named on the U.S. News and World Reports listing of “Best Nursing Homes” for both 2011 and 2012. The facility also achieved a perfect state survey and has been nominated by fellow Port Clinton Chamber Members for the 2011 Lighthouse Award. In July of 2011, Riverview faced cuts to its Medicaid reimbursement at $18,000 per month and again faced cuts from Medicare in October. Despite these drastic cuts, the facility was able to secure a $61,508 surplus for the year.

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Danbury students getting ready for Cabaret 36

Danbury High School students are busy preparing for Cabaret 36. Under the direction of Scott Nave, Danbury High School Band and Choir Director, they have put together a show including songs from Broadway beautifully choreographed by the students. There will also be several group and solo performances by students who were chosen at audition to be part of the show.  Cabaret is a long tradition at Danbury High School.

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Get recipes ready for soup, chili cook-off

Youth members of St. Joseph Marblehead invite everyone to Soup and Chili Cook-off on Sunday, March 25. Enter your favorite soup or chili in the contest or just come for lunch. The entry fee is $10 which includes one dinner.

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PC Schools offering free developmental screenings

Port Clinton City Schools is offering a Free Developmental Screening for children ages 0-5 on Thursday April 26. The screening is for any child residing in the Port Clinton City School District. The children will be evaluated in five areas of development: vision, hearing, motor development, concept development and communication. Screening is by appointment only, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and lasting approximately one and a half hours.

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Make your own rain barrel

Bring a buddy and learn how you can save money and water by building your own rain barrel. No power tools needed.
The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District and Schedel Arboretum & Gardens are partnering to bring you the workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Schedel, 19255 W. Portage River South Road, in Elmore.

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Homemade candy, nut rolls on sale now

The St. Joseph Altar and Rosary Society members are selling home made nut rolls and candy in the Parish Hall, 822 Barclay St., Marblehead. It will be available from 5 to 5:30 p.m. March 17 and 24 and 9:30 a.m. to noon March 18 and 25.
For information, call Mimi 419-798-5057 or Judy 419-798-4163.

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Genealogical Society meets Tuesday

The Ottawa County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton.
Thomas Neel, director of the Ohio Genealogical Society Library, will present the program: “Using Church Records in Your Family Search.”
The society is also planning a field trip to the OGS Library on Thursday, April 26. For details and to make a reservation, contact Linda Kolinko at 419-797-2800 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 1. A tour of the library will be followed by time to inspect library materials.

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Two weeks left for heating assistance

With just two weeks left to apply for assistance to pay heating bills, staff of Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program is gearing up for those who may have been putting off applying for assistance. The program will accept applications until Friday, March 30.

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‘But for Ohio State’

The phrase “But for Ohio State” isn’t just a catchy new marketing slogan recently unveiled by The Ohio State University. For the active members of the Ohio State University Alumni Club of Ottawa County, it’s a rally call to act on Woody Hayes’ philosophy to “Pay Forward.”

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Fifth-graders enjoy Imagination Station

Woodmore Elementary fifth graders visited Imagination Station in Toldeo at the end of February.  Materion Corp. of Elmore sponsored field trips for all Ottawa County fifth graders to Imagination Station.
Students said they especially liked the traveling exhibit Mindbender Mansion.
“I learned that teamwork is important if you want things done right and on time. In the Mindbender Mansion teamwork is very important,” said fifth-grader Makayla Throop.
Activities at Imagination Station reinforced the Ohio Science Standards for students in an interactive and engaging way.

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