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Danbury Athletic Boosters Meet and Greet

The Danbury Athletic Boosters will be hosting a Meet and Greet at Cleats on Sunday, June 22, from 2-6 p.m. There will be a buffet and cash bar available. The boosters are promoting their upcoming reverse raffle to be held Saturday, August 2, at St. Mary Social Hall. In addition to reverse raffle tickets, the boosters will be selling 2014-15 memberships, Perch Fest tickets, 50/50 raffle tickets as well as track team cookbooks.

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Community calendar June 19-25

June 19-25

The Splendor of Lake Erie Exhibit by Local Artists
What: Local artist’s exhibit works
Where: Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-West, 770 S.E. Catawba Rd
Info: shoresandislands.com

The Amazing Grape Race
What: Visit wineries along the Lake Erie Shores and Islands trail in Northwest Ohio
Where: Wineries along the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Wine Trail
Info: ohiowines.org

Thursday June 19

Come for the Justices, Stay for the Sunset
What: Ohio Supreme Court Justices Kennedy and French, strolling buffet, live music
When: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $50
Info: Kathy 419-732-0060 or Joy 419-261-0797

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Do you believe in Bigfoot?

The Ida Rupp Public Library is continuing their Do You Believe series with Do You Believe in Bigfoot! Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation will be attending Thursday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and refreshments will be served. The series is held at the Ida Rupp Library located at 310 Madison Street, Port Clinton.

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Common Pleas Court Looks to Fight Opiate Addiction with a Promising New Medication

Talks have begun to introduce Vivitrol, a breakthrough medication to help treat opiate and alcohol addiction, into the county’s jails.

No longer a problem that can be overlooked and ignored, opiate addiction is an epidemic that is overwhelming the state of Ohio and creating a skyrocketing death toll due to prescription drug and heroin overdoses.  As more and more people become addicted every day, it is becoming clear that something new and different needs to be done in order to tackle the problem.  Here in Ottawa County, where the majority of criminal defendants test positive for some illegal substance when they are arraigned, this issue is particularly pressing and is having devastating effects on the community.  

Ottawa County Common Pleas Judge Bruce Winters is frustrated by this devastation and looking for a solution.  A new non-narcotic drug, Vivitrol, may be an answer to addiction that can benefit the county.  Vivitrol is a monthly injection that blocks opiate receptors in the brain and prevents a person from getting high. Unlike other addiction medications on the market, such as Suboxone, it is not a substitute for an opiate, it is non-addictive, and does not create any sort of physiological or psychological dependence.  It merely prevents a person from feeling the euphoria that is associated with opiate and alcohol use, making using these drugs pointless.

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PCMS Media Center receives donation

Port Clinton Middle School Builders Club, sponsored by the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club, recently donated $944 to purchase books for the PCMS Media Center.  Students held various fundraisers throughout the year to raise money.  Pictured are Emily Driggers, Builders Club Advisor, Alexis Bradshaw, Morgan Bagovich, Allison Batterton, Carrie Sanchez, Principal, Grace Heilmann, and Troy Diels, PCMS Assistant Principal.

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Bataan Intermediate Grade 3 Passport to Fishing

Bataan Intermediate Elementary student Taylor Bollinger perfects her cast as her mom, Heather Martin looks on.  Both took part in the annual grade 3 fishing trip, part of the ODNR Passport to Fishing program.  

Grade 3 students at Bataan Memorial Intermediate Elementary School recently participated in the Passport to Fishing program sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) - Division of Wildlife.  Mr. Bob Hathaway, Guidance Counselor and certified Passport to Fishing Instructor, taught the students in four areas of fishing:  habitat and handing of fish; knots and rigging; casting; and local information/resources.  

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TOPS OH 1487 recognizes 2013 winners

Tops OH 1487 held an awards ceremony at their meeting on May 20. Special Guest, Area Coordinator Tana O’Donnell, joined our ceremony. Juanita Larson was the chapter’s 2013 Queen, losing the most weight to her goal weight.  She lost 77.5 pounds. Our chapter King and State King was Phil Carstensen who lost 58.5 pounds to goal. Chapter royalty were given a certificate, banner, and a gift.  

Division winners were also given awards, divisions are determined by the person’s starting weight of the year. The division winners in 2013 were: Division 3 Male 1st place, Phil Carstensen losing 61# in 2013; Division 3 Female 1st place, Cindy Fedor lost 10#; Division 4 female 1st place, Juanita Larson losing 18.75#.  Division winners were given a certificate, banner and a pin. We had three members who were awarded pins and certificates for perfect attendance for the entire year, they were Phil Carstensen, Cindy Fedor, and Pat Schraidt. 

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