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Visitors Bureau installs new board members

The Ottawa County Visitors Bureau Board of Trustees is pleased to announce its new officers for 2013. Serving as President is Greg Peiffer, President & GM of Ottawa Broadcasting (WPCR, WPIB). Vice President is Linda Aigler from AAA Northwest Ohio. Secretary is Allen Cabral, who owns several vacation rental properties in the area. Treasurer is Nicole DeFreitas who recently opened her own business, DeFreitas Events & Travel. The Immediate Past President is Kim Kaufman, Director of Black Swamp Bird Observatory. 

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Ottawa County Board of DD names Groscost as Community Employment Coordinator

Sue Groscost was hired in Dec. 2012 by the Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities (OCBDD) as a Community Employment Coordinator. A Community Employment Coordinator is responsible for finding job openings in the community for people served by the board. Sue will be doing job placement, training and/or coaching and follow up to ensure both employer and employee satisfaction.

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OCTA offers senior citizens free trips

If you use OCTA for your transportation needs, Ottawa County Senior Resources along with the Ottawa County Transportation Agency (OCTA) will once again be able to provide free trips for eligible seniors (you must be 60 years of age or older). To obtain free trips, complete a registration form from either Senior Resources or your local Senior Center. Forms can be returned to Senior Resources, your local Senior Center or OCTA.

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Christmas tree and light recycling

To recycle your live Christmas trees, remove all decorations and tinsel.

Danbury Township: Drop trees at the fenced area behind the Township Hall garage

Village of Marblehead: Trees will be picked up at the curb through the month of January.

Village of Oak Harbor: Place trees at the curb for pickup through the month of January.

Port Clinton: Trees will be collected at the curb through January 16.

Lowe’s stores accept used Christmas lights for recycling, as well as compact fluorescent bulbs and re-chargeable batteries

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Blankets for Cherry Street Mission

Oak Harbor United Methodist Church is collecting blankets for the Cherry St. Mission in Toledo. A dedication will be held Sunday, Jan.13. Blankets can be dropped off at the church Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. A potluck will be held after the 10:30 service. Any questions, call Darlene at 419-898-0659.

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A Merry Christmas in the Conestoga West End

On Sunday, Dec. 23, Lee Horne, Mayor of Port Clinton Vince Leone and his wife Suzi, Chief of Police Rob Hickman and his wife Roseann and John L. Sullivan handed out gifts in the Conestoga West End of Port Clinton. Horne has wanted to do this project for several years. This year he found the support to make his wish come true and enrich the Christmas of many children.

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Port Clinton girls defeat Oak Harbor, 53-39

By Yaneek Smith

In their second matchup of the season, Port Clinton defeated Oak Harbor, 53-39.

The Redskins jumped out to an early lead, outscoring the Rockets 12-6 in the first quarter and 9-6 in the second for a 21-12 lead at the half.

In the second half Oak Harbor was able to make a few runs, but was never able to seriously threaten as Port Clinton slowly pulled away, outscoring the Rockets 32-27 in the final two quarters.

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Danbury girls improve to 4-0 in the TAAC

By Yaneek Smith

After falling to Seneca East in their previous game, the Danbury Lakers bounced back to defeat league foe Maumee Valley Country Day, 43-25.

The Lakers offense featured another balanced attack as Erin Lavelle, Alyssa Almendinger and Stephanie Kukay each scored eight points to lead Danbury.

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