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Locals among top performers in Mills Trophy Race

We had a lot of local folks as well as folks with local ties perform well in last weekend’s Mills Trophy Yacht Race. Jim Fredericks and his crew got first place in the multi hull class sailing Big Storm. My nephew Chip Schaffner was tactician aboard the J-122 First Tracks took first in class and second overall on the long course —72 miles. Dave Caracci of Catawba sailed his 24-foot Cracker Jack to first place in JAM D. Also Rob Kyle, a member of Port Clinton Yacht Club, sailed Sally Jo to second place in his class.

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Healthy Lake Erie Fund signed into law

Rep. Randy Gardner’s efforts to fight Lake Erie algae problems received a major boost Monday when Gov. John Kasich signed legislation that includes Gardner’s $3 million Healthy Lake Erie Fund.
“I’m pleased to have Governor Kasich’s support for the Healthy Lake Erie Fund, and to have bipartisan backing to begin to attack this environmental and economic challenge facing our region,” Gardner said. 
There has been growing concern by travel and tourism-related businesses that the worsening algae problem in Lake Erie is impacting the region’s economy and forcing higher unemployment.   

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Job Store hours changing

The operating hours of The Job Store, located in the Ottawa County Resource Centre, across from the fairgrounds on Ohio 163, Oak Harbor, will change next month.
Effective Monday, July 2, the hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On Tuesdays, the store will remain open until 6 p.m.

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