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Rockets look to continue upward mobility

Manager: Chris Rawski, 2nd season

Last Season: 8-18 (6-8 SBC)

Batting Order: RF Allison Wolf; P Sam Durivage; 3B Justin Webb; 1B Theresa Stokes; SS Rebecca Florio; DH Kim Wahlers; C Maggie Tyburski; CF Sydney Street; LF Brandi Lochotzki

Outlook: After going 8-18 last season, a year that saw them start 1-10, the Oak Harbor softball team has started off the 2013 campaign with a 7-0 record.

The combination of good pitching from Sam Durivage, timely hitting and good defense has helped propel the Rockets to their great start, one that has come exclusively against non-conference opponents.

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Oak Harbor looks to defense SBC crown

Head Coach: Rob Schimmoeller, ninth year

Last Year: 18-8 (12-2 SBC)

Batting Order: SS Mark Konieczy; 2B Andy Rathbun; P A.J. Cecil; LF Logan Winke; 1B Nate Segaard; CF Justin Warnke; 3B Ben Genzman; RF Jourdan Maguire; C Mike Osbourne

Outlook: The last two years have been pretty special for Oak Harbor.

Last season, the Rockets won their first Sandusky Bay Conference title in 20 years and the year before that they went on an incredible run that saw win five tournament games to advance to the Division II Regional Final.

Unfortunately, most of the key players from last year's squad are gone, meaning Oak Harbor has lost the vast majority of its production. Having to replace the likes of Brian and Joey Mallernee, Phil Bryant, Cory Grotz and Payson Galway will be no easy task, but the Rockets don't have a choice. It should be noted that senior Kaleb Maguire, who would've played a key role on this year's team, will miss the season because of a torn Achilles' tendon injury he suffered during football season.

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Nature and nautical items and volunteers needed for MLHS

The Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society members are planning their annual Nature and Nautical sale for July 13. The sale has always been very popular and a good source of income for the MLHS. 

The MLHS is asking for help this year in collecting nature and/or nautical items for the sale. Any handcrafted items would be greatly appreciated, as are any items of a nature or nautical theme that are nearly new. Call Mary at 419-798-4877 to arrange pick-up of items.

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Main Street Port Clinton announces Scavenger Hunt winners


Second Place team The Roadrunners


Third Place team the Sedlak-Murray Team

The first annual Main Street Port Clinton Scavenger Hunt was held on April 6.  Families and friends created teams to participate in this family-friendly event.  The teams had to visit 32 downtown businesses and correctly photograph the item based upon the clues.  Prizes donated from downtown businesses were awarded for first, second and third place. All competing teams were also entered to win Chamber gift certificates.

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Kelsey K. concert headlines Ottawa County Fairgrounds Arena Fundraiser

On May 3-5 country music's Kelsey K. and the Buffalo Ridge Band will be at the Ottawa County fairgrounds in Oak Harbor to headline the Arena Fundraiser. 

The arena at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds has a heavy clay mixture. The footing for horses and riders has been dependent on the weather conditions. On a hot day, the footing becomes loose and the dust kicked up causes decreased visibility and the horses, riders and spectators inhale the dust. When the arena is watered, the relief is temporary because the bottom layers of the arena are not properly irrigated. When it rains, which seems to often happen during Fair Week, the water pools and the footing becomes slick and dangerous. A properly irrigated and prepared arena can help solve all these problems.

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Home Instead aims to hire 50 CAREGivers in 2013

The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties announced that it expects to add 50 CAREGivers to its existing staff in 2013.

The local company’s anticipated growth is a key indicator of the increasing demand for home care professionals and the strength of the industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of personal care aides is expected to grow by 70 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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Ottawa County Health Department Clinic Schedule for week of April 15th - April 19th, 2013

Unless otherwise noted, all clinics are at the Ottawa County Health Department, with appointments being made by calling 734-6800 or Toll Free at 1-800-788-8803.

April 15th

  • Immunization Clinic 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM
  • WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Clinic 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM 

 

April 16th

  • 60+ Clinic – Port Clinton Senior Center 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Clinic 12:45 PM to 4:30 PM

 

April 17th

  • Family Planning 9:45 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Immunization Clinic 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

 

April 18th

  • Well Child, STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) and Family Planning Clinic 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

April 19th

  • No Clinics Scheduled

 

For home health please call (419) 734-6800 

Speakers are available for your group by calling the Ottawa County Health Department at 419-734-6800 OR TOLL FREE (IN OTTAWA COUNTY) AT 1-800-788-8803.

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Grande Maison Construction receives national award for Marblehead home renovation

Grande Maison Construction LLC, located in Norwalk, is the Grand Prize winner in the 14th annual Exterior Excellence Awards, presented by Norandex Building Materials Distribution Inc., a leading national distributor of exterior siding, windows, roofing, and doors.

Grande Maison, which has been servicing the Norwalk, Sandusky, Huron, Port Clinton, Marblehead and other areas of Northern Ohio for nearly four decades, earned the award for its renovation of a house in Marblehead.

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From Wall Street to Main Street at Ida Rupp

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Ida Rupp Public Library will be hosting a free workshop titled “From Wall Street to Main Street: Myths, Miscues and Investment Fundamentals”, presented by Allison Falls, CFA, scheduled for Tuesday, April 23 at the library.  Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with the workshop beginning at 9 a.m.  To register, contact the Chamber at 419-734-5503.

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From the Bench

As part of my ongoing efforts to share with you the duties of the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas, today I will explain some of the basic aspects of the Domestic Relations Court.

As I have previously explained, there are four divisions of the Common Pleas Courts in the State of Ohio: the General Division, the, the Domestic Relations Division, the Juvenile Division, and the Probate Division. In larger counties, there are separate judges for each of those divisions and in many instances several judges assigned to each of those Divisions. In Ottawa County, Judge Geisler is in charge of the Juvenile Court and Probate Court, while I am assigned to the General Division and Domestic Relations Division.

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