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Community Calendar Nov. 14-20

Nov. 14-24

Humane Society of Ottawa County Poinsettia Sale
WHAT: 3 different sizes, 4 colors white, red, pink and marble
WHEN: Pick up December 7
WHERE: Humane Society of Ottawa Co. Shelter House
INFO: 419-734-5191

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Judge Winters addresses drug problems in Ottawa County

 

75% of those that come before Ottawa County Probate Court Judge Bruce Winters for a criminal offense test positive for drugs. A majority of those test positive for opiates, most often prescription drugs. Opiate addiction has quadrupled in 15 years, and Ottawa County is no exception. According to Winters, the problem is county-wide and crosses all social and economic classes.

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Salvation Army Programs

The Salvation Army's Ottawa County Unit kicked off the 2013 Red Kettle Campaign last Friday with a breakfast at Catawba Island Club. Northwest Ohio Salvation Army Captain Tawny Cowen-Zanders announced the Campaign Goal would be $64,000 this year. 

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help ring the bell during the campaign, which will run from Nov. 18 through Dec. 24. Two hours of bell ringing is equivalent to donating $101.03. The Salvation Army depends on local residents, organizations and businesses to Adopt-a-Kettle at their various locations during the holiday season.

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Riverview Holiday Crafts show Nov. 16

Luann Kramer of Riverview purchasing a Michigan personalized tutu outfit with hair bow at the 2012 Home for the Holidays Craft and Comfort Show.

Riverview Health Care Campus will be hosting it’s in annual “Home for the Holidays” Craft & Comforts Show this Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 44 crafters from four different counties will be selling their unique items.

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Oak Harbor's Tate Haar named SBC Player of the Year

Tate Haar was the best player on one of the area's best teams this year, and for his efforts, he was named the Sandusky Bay Conference's Player of the Year.

This year was a dream season for the Oak Harbor Rockets, and Haar was instrumental in leading the Rockets to their third league title in six years, a sectional championship, an undefeated regular season and a 16-1-1 record.

Unfortunately, Oak Harbor's dream season ended prematurely in the Division II District Semifinals with a 2-1 loss in overtime to Maumee (12-6-1), a team that featured Michigan State recruit Alex Wagner. Wagner scored both goals in the defeat of the Rockets. (As for the Panthers, they advanced to the regional semifinals, losing, 1-0, in double overtime to St. Mary’s Memorial.)

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Cathy goes to Washington

Cathy Allen

This week Cathy Allen of Marblehead, representing the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association (ONWRA), is in Washington to take part in the Land and Water Conservation Fund Coalition fly-in. Allen, former executive director of the Ohio League of Conservation Voters, will be joined by Matt Misicka, Vice President of the Ohio Conservation Federation and Chair of the Ohio Advisory Committee for the Bull Moose Sportsmen’s Alliance. 

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Early Snow

Photo by Jasmine Cupp

On Sunday Chris Deerhake, 22, of Marblehead, died.
On Monday Devin Kohlman, 13, of Port Clinton, died.
Monday evening an early-season snow fell.

Early snow

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Salvation Army launches Red Kettle Campaign

At the Red Kettle Campaign kickoff (l-r): Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchik, Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone, Ottawa County Salvation Army Director Maureen Saponari, and Capt. Tawny Cowen-Zanders, Area Coordinator-The Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio. Photo by John Schaffner.

The Salvation Army's Ottawa County Unit kicked off the 2013 Red Kettle Campaign last Friday with a breakfast at Catawba Island Club. Northwest Ohio Salvation Army Captain Tawny Cowen-Zanders announced the Campaign Goal would be $64,000 this year. 

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Marblehead VFW Danbury Football Banquet

Jonathon McClellan, Top Lineman, Tyler Dray, Sportsmanship award and Top Back, Cody German. Pictured along with the award winners are Bob Peroni, Marblehead VFW Post Commander and Danbury head football coach, Bryan Dudash.

The 68th Danbury Laker annual football banquet was held at the Marblehead Post 7572 on Saturday evening, Nov. 9. Commander Robert Peroni welcomed the team, their guests and coaches, their support staff, school-board member John Paul Dress and Principal Mike Cole.

The Blessing was given by Lu Hamit and dinner followed.

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