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Television and electronics recycling collection May 31

On Saturday, May 31, the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District is sponsoring a television and electronics recycling collection. The event is open to Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca County residents, including all residents of Bellevue and Fostoria. This collection is for residents only. Materials from businesses will not be accepted. The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the following locations:

Ottawa County–Ottawa County Fairgrounds, W. State Route 163, Oak Harbor 
Sandusky County–Sandusky County Fairgrounds, north parking lot, 712 North Street, Fremont
Seneca County–Seneca County Fairgrounds, 100 Hopewell Avenue, Tiffin.

Residents will be charged to recycle CRT (lead/glass tube) televisions. The fee associated with the service reflects a portion of the District’s cost and is based on contract pricing with the electronics recycler. To determine the size of your television, measure your screen diagonally from corner to corner. Fees for televisions are: TV’s 24” and smaller, $2; TV’s 25” and larger, $3; all console units and projection screen TV’s (limit 2 per resident), $5.

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Cameron King is Ottawa County Republican Women’s scholarship winner

Roni Reid presents Cameron King with the OCRW 2014 scholarship award.

The Ottawa County Republican Women recently announced the recipient of their 2014 scholarship award. Port Clinton High School’s Cameron King won the award with his essay on adding a balanced budget and line item veto to the United States Constitution. Cameron plans to attend The Ohio State University with a major in High School Social Studies Education. 

The award was presented to Cameron by Roni Reid, Candidate for Ottawa County Auditor, at Port Clinton High School’s Scholarship night on May 6.

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Ottawa County educational leaders find career opportunities in service and tourism

On Thursday, May 15, representatives from local school districts, Joint Vocational Schools, and Terra Community College joined with the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC) and United Way in Ottawa County for a second bus tour focusing on local career opportunities in the service and tourism sector. 

The program was held in follow-up to a December 2013 Manufacturing Bus Tour, giving school leadership and guidance counselors a first-hand look into the vast service and tourism career opportunities in the area. The program was sponsored by the Catawba Island Club, Magruder Hospital, OCIC, and United Way in Ottawa County.

Similar to the December manufacturing tour, participants were able to visit and get an in-depth look at the skills necessary to work in Ottawa County’s service and tourism sector, a sector that is abundant and unique to the community. “With the recent opening of the Hospitality Management Program at Terra Community College, Ottawa County’s Marine Skills Program, and the various healthcare certification and degree programs in our area, it is evident that the continuing education opportunities are here to support our service and tourism industries,” said OCIC Director, Jamie Beier Grant. 

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K of C Measure Up Campaign

On Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, the Oak Harbor Knights of Columbus will be at Oak Harbor Community Market conducting their annual Measure Up Campaign for people with developmental disabilities.

 

Many fraternal organizations in the United States have fundraising efforts for their own special flagship charities. The flagship charity of the Knights of Columbus has long been support for people with developmental disabilities. The primary fundraiser assisting those with developmental disabilities is the Knights’ annual Measure Up Campaign. This fundraising effort provides additional programs and services in support of people with developmental disabilities.

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Four graduate class that provides IT skills

Despite snow emergencies, family emergencies, and long commutes, the six participants of the iSTAR program completed the class requirements on time and graduated May 9.

Doris Haycox of Oak Harbor; Mitch Delaney and Jonathon Cordes, both of Napoleon; Edward Hineline of Toledo; Morris Duke of Lima; and Matthew Milbrodt of Curtice shared their experience of becoming IT specialists with an audience of family, friends, and instructors at Northwest State Community College. 

“This program was like working a full-time job,” said Hineline, who would like to hone the skills he learned in the iStar program in internet security, “And the camaraderie and support among the six of us was really special.”

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game” says ICS Graduating Class

The Immaculate Conception School Fifth Graders enjoy their last weeks at ICS.  Pictured are, from right to left: Lilian Uhinck, Mitchell Coon, Garrett Hirt, Alyssa Diaz and Adrianna Hummel. 

It was not the perfect day for baseball last Wednesday as the weather didn’t fully cooperate, but that didn’t stop the ICS fifth grade graduation class and their teacher, Mrs. Jane Drusbacky, from having a great day at the Mud Hens game in Toledo. It was the 2014Mud Hens School Celebration Day at Fifth Third Field.  The Mud Hens lost to the Syracuse Chiefs. Regardless, the fifth graders had a great time at the stadium as a class. Many fun events are planned for the fifth graders as the school year winds down, in celebration of their accomplishments and their time at ICS. These students have all been together since their preschool days, making the coming weeks bittersweet for all.

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Marblehead VFW Auxiliary meeting

The April 22 meeting of the Marblehead VFW Post 7572 Ladies Auxiliary was opened by President Deb Garrard. The first item on the agenda was the reading of an application for life membership submitted by Kelsey Bascombe, who is the grand- daughter of Tom Aleck. Her application was unanimously approved.

The reading of the minutes and the treasurer’s report of last month’s meeting were approved. President Garrard welcomed back all the snowbirds and thanked all who helped out with dinners and spring cleaning.

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Cemetery rules to be enforced to ensure a clean cemetery

The name has been removed out of respect, this is an example of a site that follows all the rules of the cemetery.

After many phone calls and Facebook posts, it was brought to the attention of the City that the condition of the cemeteries in Port Clinton were not up to par. Since then, Mayor Vince Leone has issued an apology taking personal responsibility for the problem and is doing everything he can to make the situation right.

“There was definitely an outcry from the people,” said Mayor Vince Leone, “and I appreciate that the people let me know about the conditions. To ensure that we can have a manicured, clean cemetery, we need to enforce the cemetery rules. For years the rules have been relaxed.”

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Practice your Amazing Race Skills at the Amazing Island Raise

The Amazing Race has announced an open casting call for the award winning show to take place at Put-in-Bay on June 19. Come practice those skills on June 14 with The Amazing Raise, Put-in-Bay Style! Teams are filling up fast for The Amazing Island Raise put on by Ottawa County CASA and Joyful Connections Saturday, June 14, on South Bass Island. Teams will solve clues, complete challenges and win great prizes all while enjoying the fun and sun of Put-in-Bay.  Teams of 4-6 adults will race against one another to see who has what it takes to be an Amazing Island Raise Champion.  

Teams will ride the Miller Ferry to the island where the clues and challenges will take place.  Once the winner has been declared, the teams can remain on the island to enjoy the rest of the day and return on the ferry when they are finished.  The entry fee of $40 per person will cover the cost of transportation to the island as well as a team t-shirt.  The fun will begin at 11 a.m. and the group will depart for Put-in-Bay at noon.  There’s still time to register!  For more information, please contact Sheila Powell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.joyfulconnections.com to print a registration form and view a slideshow of last year’s event.

Joyful Connections is a supervised visitation and exchange center in Oak Harbor that provides a healthy, safe and homelike environment where children can interact with family members.  Ottawa County CASA volunteers are appointed by the court to advocate for abused and neglected children.

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Benton-Carroll-Salem Class of 2014 scholarship winners

The Benton Carroll Salem School District would like to congratulate the following Oak Harbor High School Seniors for earning over $42,200 in scholarship money at an awards ceremony held on May 15.  We would like to thank the sponsors of these scholarships for their generosity and continued support of our students. 

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