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Danbury girls lose first conference game

After beginning the season 5-0 in the conference, the Danbury girls basketball team suffered their first loss in league play, falling to the Toledo Christian Eagles, 48-33.

The Eagles slowly built their lead as the game progressed, holding a 7-4 advantage after one quarter, a 24-9 lead at halftime and a 36-14 lead at the end of three.

Darian Westmeyer led all scorers with 21 points and Lydia Yeager finished with eight.

Alyssa Almendinger had six points to lead the Lakers and Erin Lavelle chipped in with five.

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Oak Harbor girls defeat Danbury, 53-27

The Oak Harbor girls jumped out to a 21-8 lead after the first quarter and pushed the advantage to 31-13 at halftime before defeating Danbury, 53-27, in non-conference action last week.

Abbie Gezo led all scorers with 18 points and Maria Boers finished with 17.

The Lakers were led by Erin Lavelle, who scored eight points and Stephanie Kukay, who finished with seven.  

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OH boys win two straight, improve to 6-5

 

After falling to Tiffin Columbian to drop to 4-5, the Oak Harbor boys basketball team rebounded to win two straight games to get over the 500 mark.

On Saturday the boys, behind 21 points from Greg Haar, defeated Eastwood, 71-67, in an overtime thriller.

Down 48-42 heading into the fourth quarter, the Rockets outscored the Eagles, 19-13, to send the game into the extra session. In overtime Oak Harbor was able to hold Eastwood off, outscoring them, 10-6, to get the win.

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The place to be in 2013

The Chicago Tribune has named it one of the 60 “must-see worldwide events” for 2013. The Daytime television network featured it as one of four top travel destinations in 2013 (along with Turkey, Rio de Janeiro and Sri Lanka).

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Lake Erie Day at Boat Show

Visitors to the Progressive Mid-America Boat Show at Cleveland’s I-X Center can learn about some of the major issues facing Lake Erie Jan. 17–21 at the Ohio Sea Grant booth. Sea Grant experts will be available to discuss harmful algal blooms, invasive species, dead zones, and climate change, along with educational opportunities available at Stone Laboratory, Ohio State University’s Island Campus on Lake Erie.

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Ontario fishing company fined $5,000 for illegally fishing in Ohio

Pisces Fisheries Inc. of Wheatley, Ontario, was fined $5,000 for fishing illegally in Ohio waters, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Pisces Fisheries was sentenced by the Ottawa County Municipal Court in Port Clinton on Dec. 21 by Magistrate Louis P. Wargo III.

“This was a great multi-agency response,” said Gino Barna, ODNR Division of Wildlife law supervisor for the Lake Erie Law Enforcement Unit. “Gill nets have not been a major issue on Lake Erie in recent years because of the cooperation with other agencies. Because of this support network, incidents like this do not go undetected, and Ohio’s resources are better protected.”

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Dean’s Lists, Fall 2012

Dean’s List, The Ohio State University, fall semester 2012:
Port Clinton: Andrea De Leon, Haley De Leon

Dean’s List, Heidelberg University, fall semester 2012
Marblehead: Kyleigh Hemmer

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Liberty Tax office kicks off tax season

On New Year’s Eve at the Walleye Drop, to kick off the tax season, the Liberty Tax office’s Miss Liberty handed out Miss Liberty crowns and participants could register for a free tax drawing. Winners were Stacy Coci, Toledo; Bev Zuchowski, Rossford; Matt Grotz, Port Clinton; Kevin Foust, Oak Harbor; Matt Renz, Port Clinton; Crystal Bollings, Cleveland; and Ryan Chambers, Port Clinton.

Though e-filing does not begin until Jan. 30, the Port Clinton Liberty Tax office at 313 Harrison Street, 419-732-1776, is now open. 

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