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The Maiden Voyage of Onward

03-03-2015 Hits:69 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

The Maiden Voyage of Onward

A model of Onward made by Jim Robenalt of Tiffin. A story about Matthews Boat Company and a journey around The Great Loop On Sunday, March 1, Bob Reynolds, in association with...

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Burn, Snowman, Burn!!

28-02-2015 Hits:1099 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Burn, Snowman, Burn!!

One of the Norman the Snowman creators, Lenny Kromer, raises his arms in the air and flames rise into the sky. On Saturday, February 28, the inaugural Burning Snowman Festival took...

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Matthews Boat Company presentation by Bo…

28-02-2015 Hits:420 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Matthews Boat Company presentation by Bob Reynolds

In 1890, Scott J. Matthews founded the Matthews Boat Company in Bascom, Ohio.  Fifteen years later, in 1900, Matthews designed and built a 70-foot yacht.  This vessel was capable of...

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Students answer, and ring, the bell

Besides ringing the bell for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Battle of The High Schools between Oak Harbor and Port Clinton, this year many area schools got involved with raising awareness and funds for The Salvation Army and those in need. 

Oak Harbor Middle School raised $528.72 during the OSU/Michigan Game and Danbury High School held a fund raiser designed to aid students their age who may be suffering from the effects of the slow economy.

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Oak Harbor holds off Port Clinton, 58-47

For much of the first quarter, Port Clinton outplayed Oak Harbor and held a 13-8 lead with about a minute remaining but things changed.

A.J. Cecil connected on a layup and Sam Laderach hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to tie it at 13, swinging the momentum in the Rockets’ favor as they went on a 12-0 run and took control of the contest before defeating the Redskins, 58-47.

Greg Haar’s three-pointer with 6:16 left in the second quarter gave Oak Harbor the lead for good at 16-13 and the Rockets never looked back.

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Oak Harbor’s Witt vs the heavyweights at KSU

Keith Witt won a Division II state wrestling title at 171 pounds for Oak Harbor in 2008.

When he arrived on the Kent State campus a few months later to wrestle for the Golden Flashes, high school suddenly felt like a distant memory. His weight ballooned to 220 pounds his freshman year and he ended up redshirting that season.

“I was really out of shape,” said Witt, now a fifth-year senior. “I was training with the team all year round. I wasn’t in my top form. It was my first year of college and my body wasn’t in the best form it could be. It wasn’t like I gained any good weight. I was dumpy and not in the best shape.”

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