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Nor'easter floods Lake Erie coast

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Nor'easter floods Lake Erie coast

Fisherman's Wharf on the Portage River on North Madison St. On Saturday, June 27, a nor'easter hit the area. Our readers were gracious enough to send photos of flooding, storm damage...

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Humane Society of Ottawa County partneri…

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Humane Society of Ottawa County partnering with Erie Shores K9 Academy

The Humane Society of Ottawa County is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Erie Shores K9 Academy, LLC. Erie Shores K9 Academy are working with the dogs at...

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Celebrate Fourth of July in Lakeside

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Celebrate Fourth of July in Lakeside

Lakeside Chautauqua’s Fourth of July celebration begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, with the Children’s Bike Parade departing from Perry Park. Participants of all ages should arrive early with...

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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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