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Danbury 14U Baseball Team going to Regional League Championship Tournament

Front Row, left to right, Coach Mike Internicola, Tug Tibbels, Bryce Fletcher, Sam Perram, Jacob Internicola, Ben Driggers, Cade Wilhite, Noah Stys, Coach Keith Estes,  Back Row, left to right, Coach Doug Wahl, AJ Savona, Keval Petal, Alex Duez, Noah Calton, Logan Kenley, Justin Tibbels, Ryan Novotny, Coach Dan Driggers.

The Peninsula Youth Athletic League 14U Danbury youth baseball team sponsored by Tibbels Marina have had a very successful season in 2014.  They currently are undefeated during regular season play (15-0) and recently clinched the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) bid to the Regional Tournament in Cincinnati for the Rockets Little League. Communities in the Rocket Little League included Rossford, Northwood, Eastwood, Oregon, Eastwood, Oak Harbor, Fremont, and Port Clinton.

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The Amazing Island Raise

The Amazing Island Raise kicked off 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, from The Catawba Inn. 33 teams of raisers headed to Put-in-Bay on the noon Miller Ferry to race around the island just like the Amazing Race. These teams solved clues and completed challenges to win prizes while raising funds and awareness for Joyful Connections and Ottawa County CASA. These two children’s charities support and advocate for families and children in crisis.

This is the second season of The Amazing Raise-Put-in-Bay style and the number of teams and individuals participating has more than doubled! Joyful Connections and CASA would like to thank the sponsors, teams and all who have supported this great event!

Thank you,

Joyful Connections and Ottawa County CASA

 

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Rifle Small Arms Firing School returns to CMP Matches

Learn how to fire a real M16 rifle in a safe and relaxed environment at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Rifle Small Arms Firing School (SAFS), held Wednesday, July 16-17, during the National Rifle and Pistol Matches at historic Camp Perry.

 

The school is structured toward teaching new shooters, so no past firearm experience is required. Students will learn basic instruction and firing practices, competition skills and live range firing, as well as compete in a real M16 EIC Match at the conclusion of the clinic. Intermediate shooters are also welcome to participate in this fun and exciting opportunity.

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Leadership Ottawa County 2014 graduates

 

The Board of Directors and Alumni of Leadership Ottawa County would like to extend a warm congratulation to the graduating class of 2014.  LOC’s annual graduation commenced on Wednesday, May 21, at the CIC Club House to recognize the hard work that this year’s class put in to successfully implement their class project, Pop-Up Talent.  

 

The Graduation ceremony started with social hour, followed by dinner and then a presentation of the class’s project by members of the class.  This year’s class project involved a fundraiser to help support United Way’s Lake Erie Adventure Play Program that encourages creative problem solving skills in child-directed play using recyclable items.  The event was held in April and showcased local celebrity talents where fun was had by all.  

 

During the graduation ceremony, the LOC board presents the annual Leadership Award to a member of the LOC Alumni.  This year’s award goes to Eryn Bauer Sanders – Rural Outreach Coordinator with The Ability Center of Ottawa County  for her incredible and selfless acts of leadership that have helped to improve the lives of individuals and their families with disabilities in rural communities.

 

Following the Leadership Award announcement, each class member was presented with a picture plaque to recognize successful completion of the LOC year. 2014 class members included:

 

Diane Ball        OSS Solid Waste District

Kathy BergerTerra Community College

Laurie Cleaver        Ottawa County Transportation Agency

Kathy Dale        Danbury Twp. Zoning

Steve Hall         First Energy

Steve LangeOttawa County Sanitary Dept.

Dawn Segaard   Ottawa County Board of DD

Vern Shepherd    Lakeside United Methodist Church

Amy Simkus Stein Hospice

Becky Simpson  Ottawa Soil & Water District

Kirsten Trammel Otterbein North Shore 

Andrew Wells     Kroger

Leadership Ottawa County is a non-profit organization that seeks to develop, strengthen, and enrich effective leaders within Ottawa County through an annual community leadership development program.  To learn more about this program or to apply for enrollment for the 2015 class, please go to leadershipottawacounty.com.

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Meet Otterbein Artists

This Sunday, June 22, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. residents can meet the Artists of Otterbein at a special open house in their honor.  Sponsored by the Otterbein North Shore auxiliary, the artists are Ann Glasmire, Ruth Muntis and Bob Querns.

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KidsCollege returns to Terra State in July

KidsCollege and FunFest is returning to the Terra State Community College campus July 14 through 18. For 21 years, KidsCollege has provided academic enrichment to more than 5,000 children. Offerings vary from year to year but usually included classes in the creative arts, science, technology, fitness and fun.

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BGSU Firelands announces spring semester Dean’s List

Bowling Green State University’s Firelands College has announced its Dean’s List for the 2014 spring semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must have carried 12 or more graded hours during the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or above. 

Elmore

Kathryn Perry

 

Lakeside Marblehead

Melinda Bishoff

 

Port Clinton

Lauren Balduf
Michelle Fillmore
Samantha Mizener
Jennifer Purtee
Clayton White

 

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Port Clinton High School Spring Sports Awards Program

Port Clinton High School held their annual Spring Sports Awards Program on Tuesday, May 27.  Student athletes, parents and coaches gathered in the PCHS Performing Arts Center to recognize to student athletes that earned All-SBC or All-District Honors and also SBC All-Academic Awards. Afterward, each team had individual breakout sessions or a separate program to present the following special awards. 

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