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PCYC holds service for soldiers who died…

27-05-2015 Hits:56

PCYC holds service for soldiers who died at sea

The Past Commodores of Port Clinton Yacht Club remove their caps as Rev. Bob Butcher reads the prayer, with John Fritz and Bert Fall alongside, for the soldiers and sailors...

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Ottawa County Senior Resources Hall of F…

26-05-2015 Hits:102

Ottawa County Senior Resources Hall of Fame Awards

PHOTO L to R: Commissioner Jim Sass, Hall of Fame Inductees: Robert Skilliter, David Gundlack, Shirley Hensel, Shirley Lacumsky, Patricia Burrell, Ron Fastkie and Commissioner President  JoEllen RegalOttawa County Senior...

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No rain on the parade in 35 years

25-05-2015 Hits:333

No rain on the parade in 35 years

On Saturday, May 23, the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Grande Parade was held on the streets of downtown Port Clinton during the Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival. “In the 35 years...

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Thank you Danbury Police Officer

This Friday, May 2, we arrived to town around 6:45 p.m. and heading to our place we came across a Danbury Police Officer with his lights going, but no car pulled over at the intersection of 163 and 269. Once we got closer to the officer, we saw he was “serving and protecting” an injured swan. I told the officer I thought he was a hero for doing what he did. I’m an animal rescue person and seeing him sitting there so patiently, waiting for a wildlife specialist, did my heart good. 

Lorie and Doug Wilber
Oberlin, OH

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Danbury School Levy

Have you heard much about the new 1.5 mil Danbury School Levy? No? Maybe because they are hoping you don’t notice it’s a permanent tax! Yes, you will be paying for it as long as you own property in Danbury/Marblehead. I was astounded to find the school has about a 10 million dollar a year budget and after calling the Auditor’s Office found 57.8% of our property taxes go to this one school. Somehow they have managed to scrape up enough money to build a new maintenance building, big parking lot, bleachers, state of the art track, refreshment stand, electronic sign, etc. If you haven’t seen the building boom in Danbury, just drive down Bay Shore Rd. and look at the multi-million dollar houses that have gone up and are going up every day in Bay Point as an example. This is not a poor school, in fact, it is a very rich school and it’s getting richer by the day with all the new homes being built in the township, government contributions, etc. 

There is absolutely no excuse for this school to burden our property owners with another tax, let alone a permanent one. If they can’t manage with all the money they have, they need to put someone else in charge. We have a lot of seniors on fixed incomes, who are unemployment, and residents just struggling not to lose their homes in our township. Enough is enough. VOTE NO on the Danbury School Levy.

Elizabeth Cianciola
Marblehead

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Danbury preschool reading volunteers celebrate first year’s success

An event was held at the Victory Café in Marblehead to discuss a successful year of reading to Danbury preschoolers

On April 16 Marblehead’s Victory Café and the Marblehead Peninsula Library Committee (MPLC) hosted an appreciation forum for charter members of the Danbury Preschool “Every Child Ready To Read at your Library” project. Colleen Wright, manager of the coffee shop, and a volunteer reader herself, served a buffet of homemade appetizers, fresh fruit and cookies. MPLC provided beverages and presented the volunteers with thank you mementos and identification badges and lanyards to use inside the school. 

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