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Bataan Day ceremony is May 24

The annual Bataan Day ceremony will be Friday, May 24, at 9 a.m. in the Bataan Memorial School Gymnasium.

The students and staff of Bataan Memorial Elementary School invite members of the community to their Bataan Day Ceremony. The Ceremony will honor the thirty-two men from Port Clinton who participated in the Battle of Bataan and the Bataan Death March of World War II. The ceremony helps the students remember the history of their school name and realize the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers and others like them who fought and continue to fight for their country and our freedom.

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Judge Hany forms Veterans Affairs Committee

Judge Frederick C. (Fritz) Hany II has instituted a Municipal Court Veteran’s Affairs Committee. The committee will aid the Probation Department in addressing mental health and/or substance abuse issues unique to veterans. “In many cases, veterans with no previous criminal history find themselves in the criminal justice system after their tour of duty,” Hany stated, “One goal of this committee is to target these cases and direct offenders to resources available for appropriate treatment.”

The committee has also undertaken a project to document and honor Ottawa County Veterans’ service to the nation. Chairperson Peggy Debien, herself a former Naval Officer, said, “The displays located in the lobby of the Municipal Court are intended not only to honor our county’s veterans but also to present examples of good citizenship in our country.”

In addition to Debien, members appointed to the committee are County Commissioners James Sass and Jodi Regal; DeAnn Louk, Senior Veterans Service Officer (currently on active duty); Veterans David McDougall, Roger Velliquette, Ron Distel and Military Historian, Kevin Winters.

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Mayor proclaims EMS Week

On Thursday, May 16, Port Clinton Mayor Vincent Leone and Councilman Mike Snider went to Port Clinton Fire and Rescue headquarters on State Road to proclaim Emergency Medical Services Week. EMS Week, May 19-25, honors the lifesaving work of the EMS squad.

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