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Judge Winters informs community on Sober…

19-12-2014 Hits:172 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Judge Winters informs community on Sober Living Facility

The Ida Rupp Public Library Conference Room was packed Thursday night for a meeting with Judge Bruce Winters and Mayor Vince Leone concerning the placement of a Sober Living Facility...

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Compassionate Friends hold candle light …

19-12-2014 Hits:198 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Compassionate Friends hold candle light vigil

On Sunday, December 14, at 7 p.m., people around the world lit candles to remember children who were taken too soon. The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle lighting is in its...

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Red Horse donates toys to Salvation Army

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Red Horse donates toys to Salvation Army

Joseph Hall, Adam Whitaker, Molly Irwin, toy coordinator Heather Stouffer, Casey Vaughn and Salvation Army director Maureen Saponari. Members of the Red Horse Squadron donated toys to the Salvation Army on...

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Riverview Healthcare Campus announces 2012 Employee of the Year

On Thursday March 7, the multipurpose room of Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus was filled with staff and their family members for a special night of recognition and celebration. Everyone enjoyed a pig roast with a variety of salads, desserts, and pulled pork.

The evening began with a presentation that featured facility-wide honors Riverview achieved in 2012. These honors included the highest admission rate in six years. A total of 290 residents/patients were admitted in 2012 and 212 of those admissions (72%) returned back to the community. The facility also celebrated its Medicare 5 star rating, which it has maintained since January 2010. The facility has been named on the US News and World Report’s listing of “Best Nursing Homes” for 2011, 2012, and 2013, and also achieved a deficiency free state survey. Riverview was able to keep a close eye on their budget and secured a $17,476 surplus for the year.

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Riverview BBQ chicken dinner

Riverview All Stars is hosting a BBQ chicken dinner on Thursday, April 18, at Riverview Healthcare Campus Multi-purpose room, 4-7 p.m. The dinner, catered by Grandma’s Backyard BBQ, will include ½ chicken, baked potato, corn, roll and cokie. Dine in or take out are available. Cost is $8 per person. For more information, call 419-898-2851.

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Red Cross Babysitter Training offered in April

American Red Cross Babysittter Training will be offered at two different locations in April: 

  • Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Middle School (OHMS), Benton-Carroll-Salem School District students may be registered by calling Mrs. Lenz at OHMS, 419-898-6217
  • Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Bataan School in Port Clinton, Port Clinton City School District students may be registered by calling Mrs. Martinez at Bataan, 419-734-3931

Participants should be 11-13 years old and are asked to pack a sack lunch.

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Spring Phi Theta Kappa induction at Terra State

Twenty-eight Terra State Community College students were inducted into membership by the Alpha Mu Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national two-year college honor society, during a ceremony March 21.

Michael Shirtz, Dean of Business and Creative Arts, was the keynote speaker. He told the students about a traffic accident that changed the course of his life but never extinguished his passion. He gave them an assignment – to nurture their own personal PTK, and always keep their fire going.

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