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Catawba Peach and Wine Festival

30-07-2015 Hits:126

Catawba Peach and Wine Festival

Peach harvest from 1914.Most area residents know of the great history of peaches growing in the Catawba Island area.  Few, however, realize the importance of this particular year as it...

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The health of Lake Erie

29-07-2015 Hits:682

The health of Lake Erie

A satellite image by NOAA taken July 27 shows the algal bloom near the area.As predicted by multiple organizations, there is a harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie. How we’ve...

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Sea hawks are making a comeback in Ottaw…

26-07-2015 Hits:235

Sea hawks are making a comeback in Ottawa County

A female Osprey getting banded at ONWR. By Heidi Hughes, Ottawa National Wildlife RefugePhotos by Heidi HughesNot the football team.  We’re talking about real, live fish eating birds of prey: Ospreys.

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New Imaging Director Hired at Magruder Hospital

Monica Mokos has recently been hired as the new Imaging Director at Magruder Hospital.

She comes to Magruder with 20 years of Radiology/Imaging experience.  In her most recent position, she was the Operations Manager/Supervisor of Imaging Services at Kaiser Permanente.  In that role she was responsible for the daily activities of Imaging Services at three facilities.

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New Health Information Management Director hired at Magruder Hospital

Joanne Beasley, MBA, RHIA has recently been hired as the new Health Information Management Director at Magruder Hospital.

She comes to Magruder with over 10 years experience in healthcare.  Most recently she was the Director of Health Information Management at Samaritan Regional Health System in Mansfield, and prior to that she was the Manager of Health Information Services and the Privacy Officer at Wooster Community Hospital.  She has experience with the Cerner digital software that Magruder implemented in 2010.

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Local authors to sign books in Port Clinton

On Saturday, March 30, authors Frank Gluth, John Liske and Richard Martin will be at The Book Exchange. These three worked together to publish the book, “Images of America Oak Harbor”. They will be at The Book Exchange from noon until 3 p.m.

The following Saturday, April 6, four more authors will be visiting Port Clinton to sign and hold discussions on their book. Jenna Rutland, Shay Lacy, Constance Phillips and Ray Wenke will be at The Book Exchange from noon until 4 p.m. The Book Exchange is located at 136 Madison St. in Downtown Port Clinton. 

For more information call Michael Fitzgerald at 419-734-4590 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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LESI talks tourism in Columbus

A team of Lake Erie Shores and Islands area tourism industry representatives joined colleagues from the Ohio Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, The Ohio Travel Association and the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association on March 20th for Ohio Tourism Legislative Day 2013.  

Participants included Joan Van Offeren, Dawn Weinhardt and Larry Fletcher from Lake Erie Shores & Islands, Mike and Judy Tann from Captain Montague’s B&B, and Maris Brenner from Kalahari. Meetings were held with Senator Randy Gardner and Representative Chris Redfern, both of whom reaffirmed their strong support of Ohio’s tourism industry.

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