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Apple Festival: Oak Harbor

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Apple Festival: Oak Harbor

Photo from 2014's Apple Festival The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 37th annual Apple Festival October 10-11 in downtown Oak Harbor. There is no admission fee for...

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Sen. Brown Great Lakes Legislator of the…

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Sen. Brown Great Lakes Legislator of the Year

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) was named Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by the Great Lakes Maritime Task Force. The award is presented annually by the Great Lakes Maritime...

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Redskins stun Pirates 25-22

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Redskins stun Pirates 25-22

Redskin defense takes over. Photos by Bill MigalaIt was a game that had momentum shifts, twists and turns, controversial calls, and unlikely heroes. In this key SBC match-up the fans...

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Ohio Supreme Court Justices visit CIC

The Ottawa County Republican Women held a special reception for a pair of Ohio Supreme Court Justices who are running for re-election this November last Thursday evening at Catawba Island Club. It was a Judge's gathering along the lakefront. Pictured here are: Justice Sharon Kennedy, Ottawa County Republican Chairman Carolyn Adams, Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce Winters, Candidate for County Auditor Roni Reid, Justice Judy French (former legal counsel for Governor Robert Taft) and Ottawa County Municipal Court Judge Fritz Hany.


Free home safety checks available for seniors

In recognition of National Safety Month, the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties is offering free home safety checks for area seniors. Conducted by local senior care experts, the safety checks will be offered to the end of June.


Leadership Ottawa County 2014 graduates


The Board of Directors and Alumni of Leadership Ottawa County would like to extend a warm congratulation to the graduating class of 2014.  LOC’s annual graduation commenced on Wednesday, May 21, at the CIC Club House to recognize the hard work that this year’s class put in to successfully implement their class project, Pop-Up Talent.  


The Graduation ceremony started with social hour, followed by dinner and then a presentation of the class’s project by members of the class.  This year’s class project involved a fundraiser to help support United Way’s Lake Erie Adventure Play Program that encourages creative problem solving skills in child-directed play using recyclable items.  The event was held in April and showcased local celebrity talents where fun was had by all.  


During the graduation ceremony, the LOC board presents the annual Leadership Award to a member of the LOC Alumni.  This year’s award goes to Eryn Bauer Sanders – Rural Outreach Coordinator with The Ability Center of Ottawa County  for her incredible and selfless acts of leadership that have helped to improve the lives of individuals and their families with disabilities in rural communities.


Following the Leadership Award announcement, each class member was presented with a picture plaque to recognize successful completion of the LOC year. 2014 class members included:


Diane Ball        OSS Solid Waste District

Kathy BergerTerra Community College

Laurie Cleaver        Ottawa County Transportation Agency

Kathy Dale        Danbury Twp. Zoning

Steve Hall         First Energy

Steve LangeOttawa County Sanitary Dept.

Dawn Segaard   Ottawa County Board of DD

Vern Shepherd    Lakeside United Methodist Church

Amy Simkus Stein Hospice

Becky Simpson  Ottawa Soil & Water District

Kirsten Trammel Otterbein North Shore 

Andrew Wells     Kroger

Leadership Ottawa County is a non-profit organization that seeks to develop, strengthen, and enrich effective leaders within Ottawa County through an annual community leadership development program.  To learn more about this program or to apply for enrollment for the 2015 class, please go to leadershipottawacounty.com.

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