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Oak Harbor falls to Perkins

Perkins 59, Oak Harbor 47

Despite putting up a valiant effort against the league's best team, Oak Harbor fell, 59-47, to Perkins in Sandusky Bay Conference action last Friday.

Reigning SBC Player of the Year Nic Williams led all scorers with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Aleck Speer finished with 12 points.

Andy Rathbun led Oak Harbor, which trailed 26-22 at halftime, with 15 points.

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Oak Harbor holds off Port Clinton, 47-46

The Rockets won a thriller against the Redskins last week, holding them off for the 47-46 win to move into sole possession of second place in the Sandusky Bay Conference. 

Sophomore forward Andrea Cecil led all scorers with 24 points, scoring 11 in the first quarter to help Oak Harbor (9-2, 6-1 SBC) grab an 18-9 lead after one quarter.

Holding a 35-28 lead heading into the fourth quarter, the Rockets were able to control things for much of the period as they pushed the advantage to 41-32 before Port Clinton (8-3, 5-2 SBC) made a run.

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PC boys fall to Clyde, 62-27

Clyde controlled the game throughout, taking an early 10-point lead in the first half on its way to a 62-27 win over Port Clinton last Friday.

Nathan Stubblefield and Stefan Daniels had eight points apiece to lead the Redskins, who are now 3-6 overall and 1-5 in the Sandusky Bay Conference. 

The Fliers (4-0, 3-0 SBC), which led 32-11 after three quarters, got a combined 40 points from Dristen Cook, Colin Rieman, Derek Gray and Alex Marshall.

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Black finishes strong in WHAC bowling tournament

This past weekend, 2013 Port Clinton graduate Sean Black had one of his strongest performances of the year in helping the nationally 7th ranked Davenport Panthers to a 2nd place finish in the final WHAC (Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference) regular season bowling tournament. Black had games of 213-236-216-203 to finish 14th individually as the Panthers clinched a share of the WHAC regular season championship. 

This is the first regular season championship for the Men's program in school history. Davenport will host the Conference Tournament Championship Feb. 8th in Grand Rapids, MI. Black, who is a freshman, is carrying a 194 average for the year.

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Dave Redett newest member of Marblehead council

Dave Redett is congratulated by Marblehead Mayor Jackie Bird after he took the village council oath of office last Friday evening as his wife, Lisa, watched.  Dave is the newest member of six-person council. Former councilwoman Vickie Kozak decided not to pursue an additional term.  

Village meetings are at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Marblehead fire station.

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Ottawa County under a level 2 snow emergency as of 11 p.m. Tues.

The level 3 snow emergency was lifted last night at 11 p.m. downgrading to a level 2 snow emergency. A level 2 snow emergency means roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

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Winter weather update

Ottawa County is still under a level 3 snow emergency as of 9 a.m. This means all roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

A wind chill warning is also in effect in Ottawa County. This is effective until Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9 a.m.

Ottawa County Municipal Court is also closed today (Tuesday, Jan. 7).

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Wind Turbines

I am writing in response to the negative responses on birds and wind power. One, in our area there will be a negative impact on the birds that use the wildlife areas and refuges where the turbines are being constructed. Second, these studies and facts come from educated personal within the federal government, state government paid for by the tax payers to get the facts. Both USFWS and ODNR have said there will be impacts on the birds. We are talking millions of birds that flock to the beach ridges along Lake Erie during migration. These protected areas are for the birds since over 300 species can be found in Northern Ohio during migrations. Surely not just for the deer. 

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Memorial Hospital celebrates first baby of 2014

Ericka and Adam Bledsoe with their new son Isaias.

Ericka and Adam Bledsoe of Port Clinton celebrated the birth of their first child on January 1 at Memorial Hospital.

Isaias Felix Bledsoe was born at 4:09 a.m. on Jan. 1. He was the first baby born in the Memorial Hospital Obstetrics Department in 2014. Felix weighed 5 pounds and was 19.5 inches long at birth.

Memorial Hospital's OB department provides family-centered birthing in a safe and comfortable environment. During 2013, the OB department was renovated to increase patient and family comfort. The department is staffed by specially trained nurses, including childbirth educators and certified lactation consultants. In 2013, more than 280 babies were delivered at Memorial Hospital. For more information, visit memorialhcs.org/obstetrics.

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Ottawa County under level 3 snow emergency

As of 9:30 a.m., Ottawa County is under a level 3 snow emergency.

This means all roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

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