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Mark Schaffner

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Shrink wrap recycling

In 2012, the Ohio Shrink Wrap Recycling Program collected over 300,000 pounds of shrink wrap from more than 125 participants. Thanks to an innovative recycling program launched by Ohio Sea Grant in partnership with Mondo Polymer Technologies Inc. of Reno, Ohio, more than 2 million pounds of plastic shrink wrap have been recycled since 2006. This discarded shrink wrap has been kept out of Ohio landfills and recycled into the manufacture of nearly 300,000 highway guardrail blocks by Mondo Polymer Technologies that help make over 350 miles of Ohio roadways safer and reduce landfill content.

Donna Kelley, Sept. 7, 1934-April 23, 2013

Donna Kelley, 78, of Catawba Island passed away peacefully with family on Tuesday, April 23,.  She was born on September 7, 1934, in Canton, SD, to Gerritt and Frieda (Johnson) Vugteveen. On August 8, 1959 in Minneapolis, MN, she married John J. Kelley, and he preceded her in death on November 30, 2004. Donna previously worked for more than 20 years as the office manager for Drs. George Optometrists in Port Clinton, starting in 1974. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton and a longtime choir member.  

Donna also was a member of the Port Clinton Yacht Club, Catawba Island Club, CIC Golferettes, Port Clinton Swim Boosters & Swim Club, and, for more than 40 years she volunteered for the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary, at times serving as chairwoman for Charity Ball and as the corporate fundraiser. Nothing was more satisfying to Donna than striving for a hole-in-one (which she got), a great hand in bridge, a sail (or race) on the family boat and, most importantly, anything to do with her grandchildren.

Donna is survived by her sons: Mark (Lisa) Kelley of Catawba Island and Kevin Kelley of Rocky River, OH, grandchildren: Grace, Cara, Katie, Clare, Teagan, and Isaac, stepmother: Joy Vugteveen (105 years old) of Rochester, MN, sisters: Mary Halverson of Rochester, MN, and Carol (Leon) Schrage of Iowa City, IA, and numerous nieces and nephews from Massachusetts to Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, and two sisters.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 28, from 2-8 p.m., with family present from 2-4 & 5-8 p.m., at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, April 29, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with prayers offered at the funeral home. Interment will be in Catawba Island Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Donna may be given to the Catawba Island Volunteer Fire Department or the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary.  Online condolences or any special memories of Donna are encouraged and may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Nettie B. Mattox, Aug. 29, 1924-April 23, 2013

Nettie B. Mattox, 88, of Port Clinton, passed away Tuesday, April 23, at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, surrounded by her loving family. Nettie was born on August 29, 1924, in Poca, WV, the daughter of Pearl W. and Gae Mona (Taylor) Priddy.  

Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 27, in the funeral home. Burial will be in Catawba Island Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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