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Red Horse donates toys to Salvation Army

18-12-2014 Hits:98 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

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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Wreaths Across Ottawa County

18-12-2014 Hits:122 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Wreaths Across Ottawa County

Catawba Island Cemetery Wreaths Across America CeremonyPhoto by John Schaffner On Saturday, December 13, at 11 a.m., six cemeteries spanning across the county held ceremonies honoring fallen veterans. The ceremonies were...

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Port Clinton girls improve to 4-1

17-12-2014 Hits:267 Sports  - avatar Yaneek Smith

Port Clinton girls improve to 4-1

Photos by Bill Migala After an opening-season loss to Bellevue, the Port Clinton Redskins are beginning to hit their stride. Behind Sydney Alexander's 15 points, Port Clinton cruised to a 63-39 victory...

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Leadership Ottawa County class explores business & eonomic development

Leadership Ottawa County (LOC) began their March 13 class at the Davis - Besse Training Facility north of Oak Harbor. This month's topic was business and economic development.  Dan Hartnett provided a behind-the-scenes look at the Nuclear Operations Training at Davis-Besse.  Class members observed operator training in the control room simulator. The training includes how to respond to any unusual event that might trigger a shutdown in an emergency situation. 

The class then traveled to the Ottawa County Transportation Agency (OCTA) where director Bill Lowe and Diane Schimming provided  information on day-to-day operations of public transportation in Ottawa County followed by a tour of the new facility. Participants were made aware of the diversity of transportation needs in the county.

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Free Fall Risk Assessment offered at Edgewood

Edgewood Manor is inviting the community to attend a free light lunch and fall risk assessment on Tuesday, April 9th . The assessments will last approximately 15 minutes and they will require a reservation. They will be offered every 15 minutes beginning at 1:30 p.m. 

The therapy team at Edgewood will perform the individual assessments to community members who want to be evaluated for balance, strength, and endurance. When identified early on, small adjustments and strengthening can be done to avoid large problems in the future.

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Fireworks need a spark

The cornerstone to any 4th of July celebration is, without doubt, a professional fireworks display viewed by family, friends and the community.  Unfortunately, members of the Port Clinton Area 4th of July Celebration Committee are concerned that such a display may not take place this year due to the lack of necessary funding.   

According to event chairman Mike Snider, both funds and time are running short this year.  “We have to let the fireworks company know if we are a go by May 1st.  Unfortunately right now we only have $4200 of the $8000 needed to put on this year’s fireworks display.”

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Facts and Snacks

Home Instead Senior Care and Heartland Home Health and Hospice will be hosting a “Facts and Snacks” program for the Ottawa County community. The focus of event, which will be held the first Tuesday of the month, is to give the community continuing education about various topic surrounding aging. The “Facts and Snacks” program will be held at Riverview Healthcare Campus, 8180 West State Route 163, Oak Harbor. Participants can attend at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, side A.

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