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Bataan students invent some fun

Second-grader Ryan Derifield creates his invention for the upcoming Invention Convention at Bataan Memorial Elementary School.  Second-grade students at Bataan Memorial Elementary School have been busy making inventions. As part of the reading, social studies and science curriculum, teachers Stephanie Kreilick and Stacy Gillum created a lesson that was fun for all. Using pizza boxes, gallon jugs and other items, students used their creativity and made inventions to solve a problem or improve upon a current invention. Some of their creations included solar cars, math fact hats (to help with division and multiplication), quick shoes (for those who are always late) and robots to help organize or do chores.

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Computer classes back by popular demand

Port Clinton City School District will once again offer computer classes for the community. Registration is required and more details will be provided with registration. The 2012 schedule includes the following classes:
All You Wanted to Know About Word but were Afraid to Ask! — Overview of Word.  Learn how to create a document, change and select text, formatting font and much more; 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 29. Prerequisite:  Proficiency with the mouse and keyboard.

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Employees honored at the National Bank of Ohio annual dinner

Six employees of the National Bank of Ohio were honored during the bank’s employee recognition dinner held at the Catawba Island Club on Feb. 4.
Held annually, the dinner is for all the NBOH staff and their spouses or guests, and is a time to highlight and celebrate the employee’s and the bank’s accomplishments.
“We have dedicated staff who work hard throughout the year and it’s the bank’s way of simply saying we appreciate them and what they do,” stated Gary P. Macko, President of NBOH.

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Oak Harbor teen earns Scouting’s highest honor

Jacob Wistinghausen, son of Robert and Kimberley Wistinghausen, of Oak Harbor, will be receiving his Eagle Scout award at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Eagles Nest Hall in Oak Harbor. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 316, which meets weekly. Friends, family and acquaintances are invited to attend.
To reach the highest award, Jacob has earned 22 merit badges, served as a leader in his troop and completed a major community service project.  Jacob’s Eagle Scout project was to landscape St. Paul United Church of Christ in Oak Harbor.

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Magruder Auxiliary shows support for employee wellness

Michelle Mueller, Magruder Auxiliary President, and Jennifer Capizzi, Magruder's Director of Human Resources.The Magruder Hospital Auxiliary recently donated $1,000 to show its support of the hospital’s employee wellness program Journey to Health. The program began in May of 2011 as a way to boost employee health and wellness and help control healthcare costs in the long run.  

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Warm Winter Coats for Families program extended

The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit is extending its Winter Coats Program because of the increasing needs and the generosity of the community.
The program usually runs from Nov. 1-Jan. 31. This year, the program has been extended to run through February. This program is based on donations from the general public of gently used and new coats to be cleaned and redistributed cost free to local families in need of a winter coat. Executive Cleaners had provided cleaning for all donated coats.   

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Beagle bonanza

The shelter at the Humane Society of Ottawa County on Sand Road is packed.
On Jan. 23, Humane Officer Denny Hammond was called by Port Clinton Police to an address on West Second Street. Neighbors had complained that there were a number of dogs at the residence, which had recently been foreclosed on by the bank. It was 9 p.m. when Hammond and police officers arrived.

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Student of the Month — Marblehead Lions

OxendaleThe Lions Club of the Marblehead Peninsula has selected Kayla Oxendale as January’s Student of the Month. Kayla is a Danbury High School senior and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Oxendale of Danbury.
Kayla is president of the Student Council, vice president of the National Honor Society and Key Club.  She is a member of PAWS, Danbury High School’s animal support group and is in charge of the Pet Pantry project.  She is a four-year varsity letter winner for cross country and was a regional qualifier in 2009 and 2010. Kayla is also a varsity letter winner for basketball and track.  She was presented the Hallier Trophy for athletic excellence last spring. She represented Danbury High School at the HOBY Leadership seminar in 2010. Kayla has earned both her Activity and High Excellence letters.

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Lenten Bible Study, Lunch and Worship at The Vineyard

A popular series on the Wednesdays of Lent has moved from Firelands Presbyterian  Church to The Vineyard on Catawba Community Center, 3820 E. Vineyard Village Dr., Port Clinton. Pastor Kurt Borows will lead a Bible Study, beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 22. This series will continue through April 4.

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