International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day, September 9

Every 4½ minutes, a baby is born with a major birth defect in the United States. Major birth defects are conditions present at birth that cause structural changes in one or more parts of the body. They can have a serious effect on health, development, or functional ability. In Ohio, this is approximately 4,500 babies each year.


B-C-S invites nominations for “Alum Highlight”

Four times per calendar year, the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District will highlight the accomplishments of its graduates who reside in our area, the nation, and the world. The B-C-S Alum Highlight will be featured in the Sampler and in other media throughout our area. BCS invites the community to submit nominations for individuals to be featured as the quarterly B-C-S Alum Highlight. Nominees must meet the following criteria:


Cystic Fibrosis walk at Danbury Track

On Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Danbury Track Danbury Local Schools will have a walk to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). The event will include music and dancing, with donations collected upon entry. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life threatening genetic disorder that affects the lungs and the pancreas. People with CF need to take multiple medications and breathing treatments just to control the symptoms. CF is the leading cause of lung transplants in children. 


Bunny Therapy at Edgewood Manor

Anne Warin with bunny friend

Erie MetroParks employee, Charlene Margetiak, brought her 2-month old baby bunnies to Edgewood Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center for everyone to experience and enjoy.


Port Clinton volleyball team loses to Perkins

Port Clinton’s Lady Redskins volleyball varsity lost a tough match Thursday night to the Perkins Pirates, 25-16, 25-10, 25-15. Senior Hannah Sarty served 8 points for the Lady Redskins while senior Ericka Castillo had 10 digs. Sophomore Marissa Day was 24 for 27 on serves received while finishing with 7 digs and 5 kills. Sophomore Taylor Zink had 3 blocks for the Redskins. 


Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie celebration continues

The National Park Service continues to commemorate the Bicentennial of The Battle of Lake Erie, fought between American and British navies during the War of 1812. This battle was a decisive American victory led by Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry from the safe harbor at South Bass Island on September 10, 1813, which led to a long-lasting peace between the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. 


Calendar Girls & Guys “Smiles” Calendar For Dental Health Care

Chuck Riechman

Serving Our Seniors, the social service agency that advocates for the ability of Erie County Senior Citizens, age 60+,  to maintain their independence is printing its second annual “Calendar Girls (& Guys) SMILES Calendar”.  

The calendar is a fun and sassy calendar that will make you smile (or laugh) so others can smile, too.  It features area residents from Ottawa, Erie & Huron County, ages 60 to 95, in poses that spark the imagination.


Football Friday scores, week two.


On Friday evening, all area teams posted losses in their home openers.

Port Clinton lost to Rossford, 28 to 45.  

Oak Harbor lost to Genoa, 7 to 63.

Danbury lost to Holgate, 27 to 32.

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