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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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Leadership Ottawa County class of 2013 graduates

Wednesday evening, May 15, Leadership Ottawa County (LOC) class of 2013 held graduation ceremonies at the Catawba Island Club. The mission of Leadership Ottawa County is “to develop, strengthen and enrich leaders for Ottawa County through an excellent leadership program”.

Each year the LOC class completes a community services project. The 2013 class completed two projects, both of which will benefit Ottawa County well into the future.

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