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Tanks, bombers and pyrotechnics bring sp…

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Tanks, bombers and pyrotechnics bring spark to the CMP’s 2015 First Shot Ceremony

Gary Anderson at the 2014's First Shot Ceremony. Join the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) on the world-famous Camp Perry ranges in Port Clinton, for another thrilling display of live World War...

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Young’s receives piece of the World Trad…

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Young’s receives piece of the World Trade Center

Retired New York City Fire Chief Ed Breen, who was active during the September 11, 2001, presented Young’s Carpet One Floor & Home with a piece of the World Trade...

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High winds from NE effect fishing again …

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High winds from NE effect fishing again this week

I almost couldn’t believe Saturday’s forecast earlier in the week; another big NE storm was coming? OMG!! We were just talking about this a few weeks ago. There will probably...

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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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