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Celebrities read to children at ICS

21-11-2014 Hits:196 Schools  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Celebrities read to children at ICS

Fire Chief Kent Johnson choose a book given to give by his mother to read to the ICS fifth grade class.  Immaculate Conception Catholic School spent Tuesday morning listening to local...

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Civil Air Patrol visits Erie-Ottawa Inte…

20-11-2014 Hits:215 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Civil Air Patrol visits Erie-Ottawa International Airport

The Civil Air Patrol, in a mission ending November 20, was at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport. The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) worked in conjunction with Homeland Security, the United States...

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Portage and Erie Garden Park get new ame…

19-11-2014 Hits:476 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Portage and Erie Garden Park get new amenities

Safety Services Director Tracy Colston and Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone among students and volunteers helping construct a pavilion at Erie Garden Park on Friday. Over the weekend volunteers (including safety...

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Mark Schaffner

Mark Schaffner

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Tip Jars

Tip Jars come out for Summer. It rather amazes me as to the growing Port Clinton/Marblehead area ‘tip jars’ at restuarants, services venues, or a tip jar for buying a ferry ticket? and such. Why a tip jar for carry out? Or further, a jar next to the cash register, as if you didn’t leave enough at the table. I consider it indicative of the community, ‘squeeze the buck while you can!” We, local people, know very well how prices go up in Summer.

Bert R. Tomon

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Rite of passage at EHOVE

EHOVE Adult Career Center School of Practical Nursing students participated in a well-known rite of passage in their training, the capping ceremony.  The ceremony marks the halfway point of nursing school as an acknowledgement of the students’ success in reaching that point, and encouragement in reaching their final goal.

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