Featured Stories

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Prev Next

Renowned cellist and violinist take the …

31-01-2015 Hits:162 Entertainment  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Renowned cellist and violinist take the stage with Firelands Symphony Orchestra 

On Feb. 21, the Firelands Symphony joins the ranks of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the National Symphony, orchestras from San Francisco to Boston and across Europe in welcoming renowned cellist...

Read more

Olympic hopeful J.D. Bergman to speak at…

30-01-2015 Hits:213 Sports  - avatar Yaneek Smith

Olympic hopeful J.D. Bergman to speak at OHHS on Feb. 7

Photo courtesy of facebook.com/jdbergmanusa. Twenty years of training and just under 20 months remaining.  That is the mindset Oak Harbor native J.D. Bergman is carrying with him as he continues his journey...

Read more

Local students honored for their heroic …

29-01-2015 Hits:314 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Local students honored for their heroic efforts

Front row: Kathy Wright. Back row (L to R): Brendan Zeitzheim, Matthew Paeth, Darius Daniels, Adrian Hall, Skyler Cook. Kathy Wright, a Port Clinton resident who was lifted out of bed...

Read more

Marblehead VFW Danbury Football Banquet

By John Kozak

Row 1: James Dorko outstanding back & Shay Rickard sportsmanship award.  Row 2: Bryan Dudash Danbury head football coach, Bob Peroni Commander Marblehead VFW & Drew Davie Danbury athletic director.   Not Pictured: Mike Stys outstanding lineman.

The 69th annual Marblehead VFW-Danbury Football banquet was held Thursday evening November 13 at the Danbury St. Paul Lutheran social hall with fifteen varsity players attending with their fathers.  Pastor Chris Young delivered the invocation prior to the meal, which was prepared by the Lutheran Ladies and served by the Junior Varsity football team.  

Afterwards Danbury Athletic Director, Drew Davie, welcomed everyone and praised those who cooked the delicious dinner.  Head Coach Bryan Dudash went into detail about the dedication and hard work of the Laker football team in which the 3-7 record does not indicate that we were out-played in every game.  We were competitive in most of the games through good weather and bad and we have a starting point for next years returning players.  

Marblehead VFW Commander, Bob Peroni, emphasized the importance of not only playing football, but also other sports as a way of using teamwork in their future endeavors, no matter what career you choose in life.  Commander Peroni and Dave Groene distributed to the seniors their football portrait and the trophies to the award-winning athletes.  And a special thank-you must be given to Charlie Scott and St. Paul Lutheran church for collaborating with the Marblehead VFW to continue this long-standing tradition.

Read more...

Marblehead tree lighting, merchants’ open house kick off Christmas season

By Ron Royhab

Both the Village of Marblehead and the merchants along Main Street will be kicking off the Christmas holiday season on Thanksgiving weekend. 

The Marblehead Police Association's annual Christmas tree lighting celebration at James Park is Friday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.  This popular community celebration includes free gifts for every child and bicycles to four lucky youngsters -- two girls and two boys -- as part of a free raffle. Last year, more than 100 youngsters turned out for the celebration.

Police Officer Loren Welch, who is planning the event with Officer Stacey Stetler, said Bryan Lucas and his street maintenance crew will soon be putting lights on the Christmas tree at the park.  On the evening of the event students from Danbury Elementary School will decorate the tree with ornaments they made in teacher Lea Mark's art class. When the tree is lit Santa will arrive in a village fire truck.  He will hear the children's wish lists, pass out candy and pose for pictures. 

The Lyons Club is providing Santa's visit again this year and there will be plenty of cookies provided by local residents and hot chocolate and other goodies supplied by the VFW.  And in the cold evening there will be a fire to keep you warm, officer Welsh said.

Another highlight of the evening will be Christmas Caroling under the direction of Ron Ossovicki, director of music at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Sheet music will be available to those who want to sing along with members of the church choir.

Read more...

Wolcott Keeper’s House fundraiser drawing winners

Donna Gyde of Oak Harbor accepts a quilt donated by Irv Davis.

Prize winners for the Wolcott Keeper’s House annual fundraiser drawing were announced at the Lighthouse Festival in October.  Donna Gyde of Oak Harbor chose the Heritage Quilt donated by Irv Davis. Jean and Joe Alexander of Port Clinton chose the sterling silver bracelet from Emily's GSE Jewelers.  

The Wolcott Keeper’s House is a living history project of the Ottawa County Historical Society, and is supported by donations, fund raising, and grants.  The OCHS is celebrating 25 years at the Keeper's House, since purchasing it and starting restoration in 1989.  Visit the website at www.keepers.house.

Read more...
Subscribe to this RSS feed