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Edgewood Manor receives Silver National Quality Award

Edgewood Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center has been selected as a 2013 recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Quality for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award is one of three distinct awards possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The competitive award program highlights select facilities across the nation that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long term care.

“To earn an award at this level requires the unwavering commitment of each individual in a facility,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “Edgewood Manor deserves the Silver Quality Award for its accomplishments, and I congratulate each and every person that helped in this constant journey of improving quality care.”

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Remington named Title Sponsor of 2013 NRA National Rifle & Pistol Championships at Camp Perry

The National Rifle Association has introduced Remington as title sponsor to the 2013 Remington/NRA National Rifle & Pistol Championships. Held July 8 through August 14 at Camp Perry, the National Matches are considered America’s “World Series of Shooting Sports.”

“Remington has been a longtime supporter of the National Matches and we are elated to be working with one of the finest names in the firearms industry,” said Dennis Willing, Director of NRA’s Competitive Shooting Division. “We welcome and appreciate their increased involvement as title sponsor of the National Matches and the opportunity to make our events bigger and better than ever.”

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Ohio boaters, paddlers and anglers urged to avoid high water

High, fast-moving water poses safety risks

After the steady rain Ohio has experienced during the past two weeks, Ohioans and visitors are reminded to avoid high, fast-moving water in rivers and streams, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

"With the increased amount of rain, extra precautions are needed to ensure that the strength and speed of a river does not exceed people’s skill capabilities or that of their equipment," said ODNR Director Jim Zehringer. “Always remember to a wear life jacket while boating. It’s a simple decision that can save lives.”

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Leadership Ottawa County accepting applicants

The Board of Leadership Ottawa County (LOC) announces that applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 program year. According to Board President Emily Dunfee, “Some applications have already been submitted and LOC is anxious to see another talented and diverse group of people experience all that LOC has to offer. The program has two major areas of concentration. First, we are proud of our community and believe great local leaders must be aware of the many resources available both public and private. Also, the program strives to develop and nurture leadership skills through education and practice.”

The nine month program kicks off in August and graduation is the following May. It is a one day a month commitment for the participant. Businesses are encouraged to sponsor employees and individuals and are also welcome to apply on their own. Scholarships and payment plans are available. 

For more information visit www.leadershipottawacounty.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Fairway Villas First Tee of Lake Erie Tournament

The winners for Fairway Villas’ The First Tee of Lake Erie Two Person Scramble Tournament were: Player Division:1st Place, Phillip Bolte & Joey Kurtz, 65; 2nd Place, Chuck Benes & Travis Focht, 71: Par Division: 1st Place, Brad Meek & Braxton Berry, 74: 2nd Place, Stan Moyer & Ethan Longoria, 83. Pictured left to right: Travis Focht & Chuck Benes; Stan Moyer & Ethan Longoria; Braxton Berry, Phillip Bolte & Joey Kurtz.

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Boy Scouts working to protect water quality

Part of the Outdoor Code for Boy Scouts is “to be clean in my outdoor manner, be considerate in the outdoors, and be conservation minded.”.  Troop 370 brought this code to fruition on June 8th in Oak Harbor. The troop labeled over 80 storm drains in Oak Harbor with a marker that stated “No Dumping, Drains to Lake”. 

Prior to the event, Becky Simpson, a staff member from the Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District, provided the educational markers and explained to the Boy Scouts that after a rain event the water has two options: soak into the ground or runoff. As we increase development and impervious surfaces such as roadways and parking lots, we also increase the amount of water running off the land and entering our storm drains. Many storm drains have historically led to the sewer system, however with the increased amount of large rainfall events  this has led to an increase of combined sewer overflow problems.  This has resulted in beaches being closed because of the amount of e-coli found in the water.  Both the Village of Oak Harbor and the City of Port Clinton has been proactive by disconnecting many of their storm drains from the sewer system.

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