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Fireworks need a spark

The cornerstone to any 4th of July celebration is, without doubt, a professional fireworks display viewed by family, friends and the community.  Unfortunately, members of the Port Clinton Area 4th of July Celebration Committee are concerned that such a display may not take place this year due to the lack of necessary funding.   

According to event chairman Mike Snider, both funds and time are running short this year.  “We have to let the fireworks company know if we are a go by May 1st.  Unfortunately right now we only have $4200 of the $8000 needed to put on this year’s fireworks display.”

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Facts and Snacks

Home Instead Senior Care and Heartland Home Health and Hospice will be hosting a “Facts and Snacks” program for the Ottawa County community. The focus of event, which will be held the first Tuesday of the month, is to give the community continuing education about various topic surrounding aging. The “Facts and Snacks” program will be held at Riverview Healthcare Campus, 8180 West State Route 163, Oak Harbor. Participants can attend at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, side A.

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Honor Roll for Danbury High School, Quarter 3

High Honors, 3.8 or higher with no grade lower than B-

Seniors: Tyler Arquette, Alexa Bintz, Engelica Cichocki, Kelsey Clemons, Andrea Dodd, David Gast, EveLynn Hermiller, Lilly Kennedy, Mollie Knighton, Matt Pusateri, Corbin Rickard

Juniors: Alyssa Almendinger, Erin Lavelle, Lindsay Mark, Cassidy Rhodes, Heather Spears, Tori Wright

Sophomores: Seth Bowser, James Dorko, Hope Eller, Ken Fleming, Caleb Gerber, Stephanie Kukay, Joey Mintz, Taylon Molnar, Jolie Phelps, Shay Rickard, Michael Stys, Amber Sypherd, Jack Tyson, Zachary Ward

Freshmen: Alexis Dayton, Haley Doski, Kelly Lavelle, Gina Moravec, Samantha Puckett

 

Honor Roll,  a GPA of at least a 3.25 with no grade lower than a C- 

Seniors: Brooke Buchanan, Sierrah Edwards, Dylan Menier, Cassidy Neuman, Morgan Snyder

Juniors: Katie Almendinger, Alyssa Biro, Elizabeth Bush, Brooke Butler, Jim Chamberlin, Cody German, Dominic Manuella, Jon McClellan, Caitlynn Thompson, Alexis Williams

Sophomores: Elissarae Barrere, Alec Calton, Dylan Cobbledick, Kayleigh Edgington, Caleb Griffith, Erin Joyce, Lauren Kalinoski, Ally Kennedy, Amanda Kettler, Nicole Spears, Hunter Stinchcomb, Devin Thompson, Faith Vargo, Shawna Vienhaus, Taylor Zelms

Freshmen: Marinah Edwards, Shelby Edwards, Dylan Harris, Racheal Kirk, Ellie Kukay, Connor Lenthe, Lexi Mitchell, Alyxandra Perram, Johnathon Stephenson, Cassandra Whitaker, Samantha Wilkinson

 

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Conservation through Clean Ohio Fund

A new report concludes that every Clean Ohio Fund dollar invested in conservation in the state returns four dollars in natural goods and services. The report also details how the fund supports hundreds of thousands of jobs statewide. 

Created in 2000, The Clean Ohio Fund is the state's primary funding source for open space conservation, farmland preservation, and trail creation. The Trust for Public Land's research summarizes and quantifies the economic benefits to local Ohio communities of Clean Ohio Fund investments in conserving healthy lands and waters, and also in a healthy economy. Projects made possible by the Clean Ohio Fund annually support hundreds of thousands of jobs across Ohio. Additionally, for every $1 invested in the conservation of land, $4 is returned in natural goods and services, such as drinking water protection, flood control, and air pollution removal.

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B-C-S Schools highlight Project Lifesaver

At its March 19th meeting, the Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education highlighted the efforts of Mrs. Carolyne Gilchrist, Coordinator of Ottawa County Project Lifesaver.  Gilchrist explained that Project Lifesaver is a non-profit enterprise that provides transmitter wristbands for both children and adults who are at risk of becoming missing or wandering due to a disability, or disease like Alzheimer’s. The wristbands emit an automatic radio signal every second, and that signal can be tracked over several miles. Project Lifesaver has been able to help locate missing children and adults in minutes rather than days. Almost 50% of the missing and wandering will perish if they are not located within 24 hours. Ottawa County Project Lifesaver is sponsored by the Port Clinton Lions Club, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, other agencies, and by generous donations. Gilchrist asked those who want more information on this program that can save lives to call 419 898-0400, extension 3133. B-C-S Superintendent Guy Parmigian extended his thanks to Gilchrist for her efforts, and for sharing this critical information that could be of benefit to all ages.

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PC Fireworks

Yes, I will grant you the fact that with the Easter Bunny scouting out places to hide eggs it does seems a bit strange to be reading a letter that is addressing a holiday that occurs in the middle of the summer.  However, planning for the annual Port Clinton Area 4th of July Celebration is a year-round activity.  Raising the necessary funds to implement the events associated with this annual celebration of our nation’s birth is the primary purpose of those plans and for that matter this letter.

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Easter Candy Hunt

The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce held their annual Easter Candy Hunt on March 23. Over 350 children came out to find their candy bags. 

We would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their donations and help with our annual Easter Candy Hunt; 2012-2013 Apple Festival Royalty Court & Families, Amy Lutman – Royalty Coordinator, A Cut Apart, Batdorff Real Estate, Boy Scout Troop #316, Carroll Township, Charlotte & Harry Striker, Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union, Community Markets, Crosser Funeral Home, Debi Heiks, Dor-Way Antiques, Drown’s Dairy, Dr. Dennis Laub, Druckenmiller Agency, Fine Art Creations-Jackie Bodnar, Kurt’s BP, LDJ Nutrition, Lene’s Webb, Lexi & Emma’s Closet, Magruder Hospital, McDonalds, Medi-quip Repairs, Mill Street Brew, National Bank of Ohio, Oak Harbor Masonic Lodge, Oak Harbor Veterinary Hospital, Oak Harbor Police Dept., Portage Fire District & Firefighters, Radiant Windows and Remodeling, Rick Spangler, RvI, Inc., Spangler Motors, Sprouse Insurance, St. Bonore Financial, Subway, The Cure, The Village of Oak Harbor, Tom Knoop, Tri-Motors Sales & Service & US Bank.

Thank you!
Valerie Winterfield
Executive Director
Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce

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Oak Harbor begins plans for revitalization project

Many small towns in northwest Ohio are nice places to live and raise a family, but most of them do not feature much by way of allure or appeal.

There are some small communities in this region, albeit a few, that are known for their pizzazz and panache. Towns like Elmore, Marblehead and Archbold come to mind.

The residents of Oak Harbor are looking to join that select group by giving the village something of a facelift in order to increase its awareness and appeal to passersby.

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Academic Challenge first place for DMS

On March 19, the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students from Danbury Middle School competed in the Ottawa County Academic Challenge at Benton Carroll Salem High School in Oak Harbor. Teams from Port Clinton, Oak Harbor, Put-In-Bay and Danbury competed in four rounds of questioning. The questions were in the areas of Language Arts, Literature, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, Fine Arts, and Miscellaneous.

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B-C-S Community Education 2013 Summer Camps

B-C-S Community Education invites families with children in kindergarten through 7th grade to enroll in the 2013 Summer Camps. Pre-registration has begun for the 2013 Summer Camps and must be returned by April 15th. Weekly camps will begin on Monday, June 3rd at R. C. Waters Elementary School. Camp times will be Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m..

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