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May 6 Election Results

Danbury School Levy

YES 55%

NO 45%

 

Genoa School Levy

YES 34%

NO 66%

 

Ida Rupp Public Library

YES 79%

NO 21%

 

Ottawa County Riverview Nursing Home

YES 72%

NO 28%

 

Put-in-Bay Cemeteries

YES 86%

NO 14%

 

Put-in-Bay EMS

YES 88%

NO 12%

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Family Fun Fair at Bataan

On Saturday, May 3, Bataan Memorial Elementary School hosted the fifth annual Ottawa County Family Fun Fair. Children from ages birth to 8 were invited to attend, with their parents or legal guardians, to participate in activities and to learn about local services. The program was put on by Family and Children First with Ottawa County Job and Family Services.

The event had free food and drinks, games, activities, prizes, a Pop-Up Playground and information.

“There is information on services and things for parents and children to do together,” said Stephanie Kowal, Director of Ottawa County Job and Family Services. “The information is all the things that are available for families throughout the community. Last year we had 279 people, the event is growing and growing each year.”

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Thank you Danbury Police Officer

This Friday, May 2, we arrived to town around 6:45 p.m. and heading to our place we came across a Danbury Police Officer with his lights going, but no car pulled over at the intersection of 163 and 269. Once we got closer to the officer, we saw he was “serving and protecting” an injured swan. I told the officer I thought he was a hero for doing what he did. I’m an animal rescue person and seeing him sitting there so patiently, waiting for a wildlife specialist, did my heart good. 

Lorie and Doug Wilber
Oberlin, OH

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Rockets bounce back with a win over the Tigers

After losing two straight games, Oak Harbor’s softball team rallied to defeat Huron, 8-4, and get back in the win column.

Trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the fourth, the Rockets rallied and scored four runs to take the lead for good.

Justine Webb drew a walk and advanced to second on Emma Vidal's single. Both runners moved up on a passed ball and Webb later scored on a passed ball while Vidal advanced to third.

Theresa Stokes drew a walk to put runners on the corners, and Taylor Weborg reached on a wild throw by the shortstop. The throw, which allowed Vidal to score to cut the deficit to 4-3, was later recovered by the first baseman, who threw Stokes out at home.

Weborg stole second, and Brandy Lochotzki walked, putting runners on first and second. After both runners moved up on a passed ball, Olivia Rollins singled to bring home Weborg and tie the score at 4. Maddy Rathbun then grounded out to shortstop, scoring Lochotzki.

Lochotzki came up with a big play in the top of the fifth, helping to preserve Oak Harbor's lead.

With runners on first and second and one out, Huron's Madi Orzech hit a liner to center that Lochotzki ran down for the out, and, after throwing the ball to the infield, the Rockets were able to get the baserunner in a rundown before Stokes tagged her for the final out.

The Rockets (12-6, 2-4 SBC) scored one run in the fifth and two in the sixth to push the lead to four.

Chrislyn Stevenson went 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk, Rathbun finished with two RBIs and Webb, Rollins and Emma Bergman each had one RBI. Rollins and Vidal finished with two hits apiece and Stokes drew two walks.

Bergman got the win to improve to 12-6. She allowed four runs, two earned, on seven hits to go with a strikeout and no walks.

Madi Orzech hit two home runs and drove in three runs and Bailey Gadd and Emma Elder finished with two hits apiece.

Edison 5, Oak Harbor 0

Edison jumped on top of Oak Harbor with three runs in the bottom of the first before defeating the Rockets, 5-0, in Sandusky Bay Conference action.

Kaylee Fox went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs and Victoria Grames and Lauran Wolf each finished with an RBI.

Karyn Schmidt didn't allow a run while giving up four hits. She walked two and struck out seven.

Emma Bergman had a hit and drew a walk. She took the loss in the circle, allowing five runs, two earned, on 10 hits to go with two strikeouts and a walk.

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PCHS announces Student of the Month

Port Clinton High School announced that the Student of the Month for March is senior Cameron King.

Cameron King is the son of Thad and Jennifer King. Cameron has been a member of the PCHS tennis team for the past two years. He participated in basketball, baseball and track and is a member of the PCHS National Honor Society. For the last four years he has participated in the PCHS marching band, concert band, and is a senior leader of the trumpet section. Next year Cameron will continue his education and plans to double major in History Education and Political Science.

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Otterbein and Lakeside host senior potluck

Area retirees are invited to attend the final monthly Lakeside potluck of the spring on Thursday, May 15, at Wesley Hall in Lakeside. The potluck begins at noon. The main dish is provided by Otterbein North Shore and everyone is asked to bring a dish to share. Following the meal, Lakeside Chautauqua will provide the program about all of the events and activities that will be happening at Lakeside this summer.  Call Jo Ann Franks, Independent Lifestyle Counselor, at 419-798-8250 for more information.

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ICS grows, with the help of the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District

Becky Simpson from the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District visited Immaculate Conception School in Port Clinton this week and gave the school a lesson on being good stewards to our earth. 

Ms. Simpson told the students the important role they can play in making our earth a healthy and beautiful place for all, just by conserving, recycling and not polluting. The students now have a better understanding of how Earth Day came to be and the progress we have made by respecting the planet. Each student received a pine tree sapling to plant at home. Ms. Simpson told the children that a single tree can provide enough oxygen for about four people. There are 20,000 species of trees in the world.  

Immaculate Conception School would like to thank the Ottawa SWCD for the beautiful trees and for the life lesson of caring and respecting our Earth.

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Golfers support local American Red Cross

The 28th Annual American Red Cross–Materion Golf Scramble was recently enjoyed by 144 golfers at the Oak Harbor Golf Club. Funds raised help support disaster preparedness, relief and recovery, and services to military personnel and their families. 

The day’s top team prize went to Larry St. Clair, Doug St. Clair, Bob Paulson and Craig Jess. Port Clinton Ford underwrote the Super Ticket portion of the day including two 3-day 2-night vacations awarded to Rich Hillman and Tony Wilson. Photos captured each participating team at the skirt hole and can be viewed on the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio Facebook page. 

In addition to a variety of raffle and door prizes supplied by local merchants, golfers bid in a live auction for golf and lunch for four at the Catawba Island Club, and golf for four at Plumbrook Country Club. 

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Community calendar May 8-14

May 8-14

Biggest Week in American Birding
What: Many events held at the Festival Headquarters
Where: Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center, 1750 State Park Rd., Oregon
Info: biggestweekinamericanbirding.com

May 8-10

“A Grand Night for Singing”
What: Romantic journey from young infatuation to the complexities of commitment
When: Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.
Where: Playmakers Civic Theatre, 604 W. Sixth St., PC
Cost: $15
Info: 419-734-5044 or pcplaymakers.org

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Danbury School Levy

Have you heard much about the new 1.5 mil Danbury School Levy? No? Maybe because they are hoping you don’t notice it’s a permanent tax! Yes, you will be paying for it as long as you own property in Danbury/Marblehead. I was astounded to find the school has about a 10 million dollar a year budget and after calling the Auditor’s Office found 57.8% of our property taxes go to this one school. Somehow they have managed to scrape up enough money to build a new maintenance building, big parking lot, bleachers, state of the art track, refreshment stand, electronic sign, etc. If you haven’t seen the building boom in Danbury, just drive down Bay Shore Rd. and look at the multi-million dollar houses that have gone up and are going up every day in Bay Point as an example. This is not a poor school, in fact, it is a very rich school and it’s getting richer by the day with all the new homes being built in the township, government contributions, etc. 

There is absolutely no excuse for this school to burden our property owners with another tax, let alone a permanent one. If they can’t manage with all the money they have, they need to put someone else in charge. We have a lot of seniors on fixed incomes, who are unemployment, and residents just struggling not to lose their homes in our township. Enough is enough. VOTE NO on the Danbury School Levy.

Elizabeth Cianciola
Marblehead

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