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OH boys fall to Clyde, 46-37

Holding a two-point lead at halftime, Oak Harbor was outscored by 18 points in the third quarter as Clyde rallied to win, 46-37, in their Sandusky Bay Conference matchup.

The Rockets (5-12, 0-10 SBC), who led 17-15 at halftime, were outscored, 20-2, in the third quarter by the Fliers, who led 35-19 after three quarters. Oak Harbor did win the fourth quarter, 18-11, to make the final score more respectable.

Deshawn Johnson led the Rockets with 11 points and Andre Ramsey, Tyler Sievert and Andy Rathbun finished with six points apiece.

Colin Rieman led all scorers with 14 points and Derek Gray had 13 for Clyde (11-3, 6-2), which has won seven of its last eight games.

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PCHS DECA Students head to State Competition

Port Clinton High School DECA students are all smiles at the District 2 competition at BGSU since many will be moving on to the State competition.  

Port Clinton High School DECA competed at the DECA District 2 competition on Jan. 30 at Bowling Green State University.  The following PCHS students qualified for the State Competition to be held in Columbus on March 14–15:

1st place:  Jacob Reed, Marketing Management; Eryn Nason, Retail Merchandising; Madi Baxter & Claire Zielinski, Fashion Merchandising.

2nd Place:  Alexis Cash, Advertising Campaign; Nathan Haghiri, Automotive Services; Ashlynn Slauterbeck, Business Services; John Morton, Sports & Entertainment; Dylan Spears, Principles of Marketing.

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Development

The city of Port Clinton has endured a harsh winter so far and we all look forward to spring. It is time for the city to take steps to insure a sound financial year approaching through our efforts to see that the city moves forward with economic steps; jobs and infrastructure improvements.

As you can see by now, the tourists have left and the city begins to sleep until the spring. Many businesses have a rough time making it through these months.

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Construction of new docks on Put-In-Bay frozen in its tracks

Aerial view of the docks: Photo by Mark Hablitzel

A 5.6 million dollar project is underway on Put-In-Bay to replace and renovate 905 ft. of existing docks and construct 590 ft. of new floating docks with 2,246,000 dollars worth of grants from the federal government. The renovation and addition to the docks will give a much needed overhaul for transient boaters that come to Put-In-Bay. In compliance with the grant, installation of new lighting connections as well as electrical, water and fire protection improvement must be done on the existing and proposed docks.

“This federal award, especially combined with the state funds, will provide even greater access to the boating community,” said Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur at the announcement of the grant last April. “Put-in-Bay is truly one of the crown jewels. Its docks are basically the front door to the community and everything it has to offer.” 

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Port Clinton Schools Terrific Kids for January

In cooperation with the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club, Port Clinton City Schools recognizes outstanding elementary students as Terrific Kids.  Terrific Kids are selected in each class each month to recognize students for working to the best of their ability to improve academic performance, behavior, relationships with peers, honesty and attendance.

The following have been honored as Terrific Kids for January, 2014:

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“Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice and Survival” screening Feb. 7

A special screening of “Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice and Survival”, the follow up film to the documentary, “Heroes Behind the Badge” will be shown in on Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Port Clinton High School.  This film features the stories of the fallen and also focuses on the stories of those who have been critically injured in the line of duty and have survived.  This documentary educates and highlights the unselfish acts of bravery the men and women of law enforcement commit each day on the job.   Thanks to a partnership with the NLEOMF, active duty police officers, retired officers and family members of the fallen, audiences canl experience what it’s really like to walk the thin blue line.

The net proceeds from this special screening will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Fund, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #79 and Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge #34. This screening in Port Clinton is part of the “Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice and Survival” national tour of special screenings.

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Danbury open swim and swim lesson schedule

Danbury Schools, 9451 East Harbor Road, Marblehead, is offering open swim times and swim lessons. The schedule is as follows:

Open Swim, 4-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday
Water Aerobics, 6-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday
Mom & Baby Water Aerobics, 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 
Starting in February, Lifeguard/CPR classes available. Call for times.

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Danbury girls sit at .500 in the league

Danbury's Megan Stephens scores two of her six points on this short jump shot against Kirsten Zalewski and Sydnie Rodriguez Photo by John Kozak

Danbury slowly built their lead over the course of the game before pulling away in the fourth quarter of their 31-23 victory over Maumee Valley Country Day. Holding a 23-19 lead after three quarters, the Lakers outscored the Hawks, 8-4, in the final period to get the win. 

Danbury is now 5-5 in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference. Megan Stephens led all scorers with 12 points and Erin Lavelle chipped in with seven.

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Danbury boys fall to Toledo Christian

Toledo Christian took control from the outset, grabbing a 12-point lead after the first quarter before cruising to a 59-41 victory over Danbury in Toledo Area Athletic Conference action.

The Eagles, which improved to 10-6 overall and 7-2 with the win, led 17-5 after one quarter and 40-14 at halftime. 

Connor Lenthe led the Lakers (2-12, 1-6 TAAC) with nine points, Caleb Gerber finished with seven points and Dominic Manuella and Hunter Stinchcomb scored six points apiece.

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