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Lottery to be held for Special Youth Archery Deer Hunt at East Harbor

An increasing deer population, resulting in extensive damage to plant communities and an increased risk of deer/vehicle accidents has led the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to coordinate a (youth) special archery deer hunt at East Harbor State Park. The random drawing will be held on Nov. 4 by the Lakeshore Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, to select nine hunters.

Interested applicants, 17 years old or younger, should submit a 3" x 5" post card with their printed name, complete address and daytime telephone number with the caption "Jake Hunt" to East Harbor State Park, 1169 North Buck Road, Marblehead, OH, 43440. Submit only one entry; all permits are non-transferable. Applications must be post marked by Nov. 1.

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Humane Society fundraiser

This past year the Humane Society of Ottawa County found safe and forever loving homes for over 200 animals. The organization rescues sick and injured animals throughout the county and investigates complaints of suspected cruelty and neglect. The community’s valuable support helps maintain the only animal organization of this kind in Ottawa County.

For the next three weeks, households within Ottawa County will be receiving a fundraising phone call between 4 and 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday evenings asking for help in supporting the Humane Society. 

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Children helping Children annual clothing drive

The twelfth annual C.H.C. (Children Helping Children) clothing sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Shoreline Church (formerly Oak Harbor United Brethren), 769 N. Locust St. (SR#19), Oak Harbor. All clothing will be sold for $1per bag. Coats will be sold for $1each. 

All proceeds from the clothing sale will go towards helping the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau to provide toys for children in Ottawa County at Christmas time.

If you are interested in making a donation of gently used clothing, you can drop it off at Shoreline Church the week of October 28th.

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Bay Township launches Crime Watch program

The first meeting of Bay Township Crime Watch will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Bay Township Hall, 4471 W. Fremont Road, Port Clinton. The meeting will feature guests Sgt. Zach Bowling from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s department and security specialist Roger Kunz from North Coast Security.

“Our purpose is to create an awareness of our presence and observe and report all suspicious activity to the Sheriff's department,” says Mel McCord. “We are not law enforcement. Our tools are our eyes, ears and phones. Communication and observation are proven crime deterrents. We will have door decals for all who wish to participate. It is statistically proven that criminals avoid 'CRIME WATCH' communities.”

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Aim to be Green recycling program recycles 5 million lbs. in first year

On Oct, the OSS Solid Waste District marked the one year anniversary of the Aim to be Green Recycling Drop-off Program. The program has also reached another milestone by collecting over 5 million pounds of materials for recycling. Tim Wasserman, District Director is pleased with the program.

"The amount of material recycled demonstrates that our District residents are committed to recycling," said Wasserman.  "The program would not be successful without their participation."

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Visitors Bureau Board accepting applications

The Board of Trustees of the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau is accepting applications for new members that if elected would join the board at the beginning of 2014. The Board of Trustees is a volunteer body that has responsibility for fulfilling the mission of the bureau which is to encourage economic development of Ottawa County, through the promotion of tourism.  

At least three of the 15 seats on the bureau board will be up for election with the voting taking place at a meeting on Dec. 6. Trustees must be residents of Ottawa County. Interested individuals should contact Ottawa County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Larry Fletcher for information.

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Justice French keynote speaker for Republican Women

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French was the keynote speaker to a packed house at the annual fall banquet for the Ottawa County Republican Women's Club.

Other officials and candidates included County Commissioner Steve Arndt; Municipal Court Judge Fritz Haney; Congressman Bob Latta's wife, Marcia; Candidate Cassie Anderson, Ward I, Port Clinton Council; Candidate Trish McCartney, Ward III, Port Clinton Council; and Candidate Bert Fall, Auditor.

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Free Community Meal on Thanksgiving

The Free community feast is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.  On Thanksgiving Day, residents of the Port Clinton area are invited for a fabulous Turkey dinner at Trinity United Methodist Church, corner of Adams and 2nd Streets, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.  To celebrate the holiday, volunteers and committee members create a festive atmosphere and prepare a buffet of traditional foods for all to enjoy.

“If you are willing to pitch in and spend some time preparing the food, helping us serve or delivering to our community shut-ins, we would love to have you in the crew,” said Chairman Ginna Fall. “We continue to grow. It is great fun to see our friends and neighbors gathering every year. It really embodies the original meaning of Thanksgiving.”

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Danbury swim lessons

Danbury Schools will hold swim lessons that run up to Christmas Break. The swim lessons will be in four week sessions, either on Monday and Wednesday or on Tuesday and Thursdays. See below for dates and times. Cost of the swim lessons is $28 (checks payable to Danbury Local Schools). If interested contact Cynthia Fisk at 419-357-1182.

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