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PCMS Students of the Month for March

Port Clinton Middle School Students of the Month Garret Simon, Lucas Patrick and Chloe Avis.  

Port Clinton Middle School recently announced that the Students of the Month for March, 2014, are Garret Simon, Lucas Patrick and Chloe Avis.  

Student of the Month for Fleet 6 is Garret Simon. He is the son of Angie and Dave Simon. Garret has been involved in Boy Scouts and baseball. He won first place in the derby race in Scouts, and third place in the state. He has been very busy this year shoveling snow for his neighbors and working on cars. What he loves most about school: physical education class and lunch. His favorite subjects are math and science. Garret would like to join the Army and serve his country. 

Lucas Patrick is the Fleet 7 Student of the Month. He is the son of Mary and Noel Patrick. Lucas loves dogs and does pet sitting for his neighbors when needed. His favorite classes are anything involving technology and math. When he is at home, Lucas spends most of his time on the computer. One day he would like to be an engineer. 

Fleet 8 Student of the Month is Chloe Avis. Chloe is the daughter of Jamie and Brandon Avis. Chloe has been involved in volleyball, track and softball. What she enjoys most about Port Clinton Middle School: her friends and mid-ship classes. Her favorite core subject class is math. When not in school, she likes spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys bowling, movies and shopping. When asked what she would like to be someday, Chloe said a doctor or marine biologist.

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Toledo Symphony Brass Quintet at Firelands April 13

The Toledo Symphony Brass Quintet will present the Earl E. Warnke Memorial Concert for the Musical Arts at Firelands on Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m.  The concert will be held at Firelands Presbyterian Church at 2626 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton, and is sponsored by Crown Battery.

Following the concert, the audience will be invited to meet the artists at a reception hosted by the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council.  Tickets are $15 and are available at the door; students are admitted for free.

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Nicole Lyle wins state title

Nicole Lyle of Port Clinton won the State of Ohio title of the Pure American Pageant in Columbus on March 23. She won first in Photogenic, first in Modeling, and is on her way to Nationals at the Great Wolf Lodge in Cincinnati, July 8-13. She will be competing with girls from all over the U.S. Nicole would like to thank all sponsors who will help make this trip possible. Her parents are Chet and Robin Wisenbarger of Port Clinton.

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PCHS holds Winter Sports Awards Program

Port Clinton High School held their annual Winter Sports Awards Program on Thursday, March 13. 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. After the program, each team had individual breakout sessions or a separate program to present the following special awards: 

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Port Clinton High School Announces Honor Rolls

Port Clinton High School announces the honor rolls for the third grading period for the 2013 -14 school year.

Principals’ List:

Grade 12: Kayla Althaus, Dominique Araguz, Kelsey Flynn, Alayne Herevia, Cheyenne Meek, Ryan Norgard, Tiffany Street, Lance Taylor, Darryl Trent, Dylan Webb.

Grade 11: Alyssa Araguz, Emily Ashley, Gabe DeFreitas, Tarryn Edgefield, Michael Lay, Kassidy Mahler, Shane Meek, Kathryn Mueller, David Saunders, McKenzie Stine, Hannah Weaver.

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Oak Harbor holds annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 12, at 2 p.m.

The event will begin in Adolphus Kraemer Park at the Log Cabin with an Easter Egg Hunt, followed by a candy hunt downtown, and then on to the Portage Fire Station on Water Street where the children can visit and have photos taken with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, and have a chance to win a special Golden Egg basket. 

The activities are all free and open to children ages 12 and under. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 419-898-0479.

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Danbury High School third quarter honor roll

Grade 9

High honors : Allisa Ritterbach

Honors: Nick Bossetti, Cory Bowser, Sierra Puckett, Nathaniel Ahrens, Jose Castrejon Roman, Mikahla Conrad, Sarah Lange, Seth Vargo, Bailey Kukay, Nicolette Stys, Cassandra Kimm, Breanna Wamsley, Alison Sypherd, Alycia Cain, Kyle Mumford, Sam Tyson, Kain Lucas, Olivia Coale, Emily Henneman

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New public radio system goes live

Communications Sergeant Jim Lucas, Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick, Fred Peterson of Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency, Alan Close of Cleveland Communications.

On Tuesday, April 8, Ottawa County announced the replacement of its 25 year old 800 MHZ system with a new P25 800 MHZ radio system. The new radio system has a value of over six million dollars and went live last Thursday, April 3. 

“The new system exceeds our expectations,” said Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick.

The new system, that was provided by Harris Corporation and was installed by Cleveland Communications Incorporated, was funded by grants, Sprint/Nextel funds and other financial contributions without utilizing any taxpayer dollars. Ottawa County worked with Sprint/Nextel through the federally mandated 800 MHZ rebanding order to obtain the system at no cost to the county.

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Redfern votes to bring new beds to OVH

This week State Controlling Board member Rep. Chris Redfern (D-Catawba Island) voted to appropriate $315,775 to replace 150 electric beds at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.

“This is important to the quality of life and comfort of our veterans,” said Rep. Redfern. “They have risked their lives to protect our country. The least we can do is provide a safe and comfortable place for them to rest their heads.”

The Ohio Veterans Home first opened in 1888 to care for Civil War Veterans and has been in operation ever since. The home specializes in caring for individuals in need of an intermediate level of care, as well as veterans with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

There are 427 resident beds in the Ohio Veterans Home, most of which are nearing the end of their 15 year life span. The nursing home plans to replace all 427 beds throughout the course of the next two biennium budgets.

Rep. Redfern serves as one of seven members on the State Controlling Board, a panel tasked with oversight of state spending. In October, Rep. Redfern cast the deciding vote in favor of expanding Medicaid for low-income and disabled Ohioans, including some 52,000 veterans.

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