Danbury staff takes on 13 ABC All-Stars

Come cheer on the Danbury school staff as they take on the 13 ABC Toledo All-Stars at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the Danbury High School gym. Tickets are available at the door; $8 for adult and $5 for student and senior citizens.
Want to be part of the “white-out?” T-shirts are available at the Village Clothing Company in Marblehead.
Come enjoy a night of fun and support the Peninsula CCL and Danbury PTCO.


Lake Erie Shores & Islands outdoor advertising honored

The region’s destination marketing organization, Lake Erie Shores & Islands, recently received another honor for the 2011 “Recharge” marketing campaign. A billboard, which was located on U.S. 6 in Erie County, was named “Best in Show” in the 2011 Joseph Radding Eight Sheet Outdoor Awards. The award was given by the Eight Sheet Outdoor Advertising Association, an organization which develops and enforces industry standards for 6’x12’ billboards, called eight-sheets.


Local among top showmen at 2012 Ohio Beef Expo

Junior showmen competed in two showmanship contests at the 2012 Ohio Beef Expo on March 16-17 in Columbus. The competitions, held at the Ohio Expo Center, featured four age divisions. Awards for the two competitions totaled more than $5,000 and were sponsored by Green Oak Farms. Friday’s competition was judged Patrick and Sara Kober of Indiana, with more than 125 participants. Chan and Tonya Phillips of Kentucky judged Saturday’s competition, which included more than 280 participants.
Ottawa County’s Colton Northrup placed eighth in Saturday’s intermediate division.


Judge Hany is featured speaker at conference

Frederick (Fritz) C. Hany II, judge of the Ottawa County Municipal Court, was one of the featured speakers at a Ohio Judicial College conference held in Cleveland. Hany addressed more than 130 judges and judicial officials from Municipal Courts throughout Northeast Ohio.


Plans under way for Marblehead Summerfest 2012

St. Joseph Church Choir will be hosting Marblehead Summerfest in James Park, Marblehead, on July 6, 7, and 8. Summerfest is a new parish event replacing the Parish Fall Festival in September. This event, held in the Parish Hall, featured carnival-style games, food and live music.
The newly developed Marblehead Summerfest will consist of carnival rides, carnival games, vendors, bake sale and more. Bar-B-Que Traveler will be preparing chicken and ribs. Other foods will include summer-time favorites such as funnel cakes, hand-dipped corn dogs, cotton candy and taffy. There will be a beer tent and live music overlooking the park.


Survey out for Ohio sportsmen and women

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife invites anglers, hunters and trappers to visit to take a new online survey.
The online survey asks fishing and hunting license buyers to provide feedback on their experience with the newly implemented license sales system. Deer and turkey hunters will also be given the opportunity to provide their input on the automated game-check system.


Vietnam memorial searching for next of kin

If you are the next of kin of an Ottawa County Vietnam veteran who was a casualty of the Vietnam War, the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall committee is looking for you.
The memorial will be on display Aug. 9-12 in Elmore.  
Contact Ronald Distel at 419-862-2344 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information. 


Magruder Hospital offers health screening

Magruder Hospital will offer its monthly Cholesterol (Total/LDL/HDL/Triglycerides), Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening for $16 on the second Thursday of every month starting at 1 p.m. The next screening will be April 12 and appointments can be made by calling 419-734-3131, ext. 3420.
For information on events and screenings, go to Magruder’s website at


Board commends four state qualifiers

At the regular board meeting on Tuesday night, district officials honored three State Qualifiers in Wrestling and one State Qualifier in Diving, the three state wrestlers were Alex Bergman, Luke Cramer and Jared Chambers and the state diver is Bryce Buderer.

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