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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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Bataan Day celebrated

Bataan Memorial Primary Elementary Principal, Mrs. Kendra Van Doren, with students Elijah Orosco and Carter Sayre at the school’s annual Bataan Day Ceremony. The pinwheels are in honor of the men from Port Clinton that were in the Battle of Bataan & Bataan Death March during World War II. The ceremony helps the students remember the history of their school name and realize the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers and others like them who fought and continue to fight for their country and our freedom.

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Smile Express comes to Ottawa County

With the continued support of the community, third graders at Bataan Elementary participated in oral health education provided by the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio on Oct. 30. Each child received an apple, generously donated by Bergman Orchard as well as a toothbrush kit assembled by the special education class at Port Clinton High School.

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Soccer team loses, and wins, at state tournament

On Saturday in Cincinnati, the Port Clinton boys U10 soccer team played in the Ohio area state tournament in Cincinnati. The final score, after double overtime and a shoot-out, was Fairfield, 2, Port Clinton 1. The Port Clinton team lost, and it won. It lost the game to number one seeded Fairfield and it won enriching experiences and lessons. During regulation play, a Port Clinton goal was disallowed on a controversial off-sides call. In the shoot-out, there was another controversial and game-deciding call. 

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Erie Ottawa International Airport

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Erie-Ottawa International Airport Director Stan Gebhardt, Eigan Matho, Ashley Matho and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Port Director Eugene Matho Jr. at the celebration of the first international flight into Erie Ottawa International Airport (PCW). 

On Saturday Erie-Ottawa International Airport (PCW) welcomed its first international flight. U. S. Representative Marcy Kaptur, State Sen. Randy Gardner, State Rep. Chris Redfern, Erie and Ottawa County Commissioners and dozens of observers greeted the flight from Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada. The flight, piloted by Griffing Flying Service president Thomas Griffing, carried Ottawa County Commissioner Jim Sass and Erie County Commissioner Tom Ferrell. 

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