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Bataan Memorial Intermediate Ribbon Cutting

Port Clinton City School District celebrated the opening of the renovated Bataan Memorial Intermediate Elementary with the community on Saturday, Jan.12, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House.  Members of the Brownie Troop 10862 helped to open the new building by cutting the ribbon and opening the doors for the community tours.

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Immaculate Conception School spelling bee winners

On Thursday, Jan. 10, Immaculate Conception School held its annual school spelling bee. Nine fifth graders competed with hopes of moving on to the Ottawa County Spelling Bee next month. The class had been studying and preparing for the bee with Language Arts Teacher Jackie Brown. This year’s winners are:  Lissa Gillman, first place; Elena Kessler, second place; and Lohany Arambula, third place.

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Danbury Schools offers Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course

Danbury Local Schools, through its Community Education Program, will be offering the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course in February. Class dates are Sundays, Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 3, March 10 and March 17. Class will be held from 12–6 p.m. Fee for the course is $165.00. Course manual and personal pocket mask necessary for the class are included in the fee. You must attend all five classes to complete the course. Candidates must be at least 15 years of age and must pass certain swimming requirements.

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R.C. Waters Elementary ranked in top two percent in Ohio

On Jan. 14, the Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education held its annual organizational meeting along with its regular January business meeting. The group gathered was in a cheerful and proud mood as the Board of Education honored the staff and students of R.C. Waters Elementary School for earning the distinction of being in the top two percent of high achieving school buildings in the State of Ohio. Both R.C. Waters Principal Karen Gruber and Superintendent Guy Parmigian praised the hard work and dedication of teachers, support staff, students, parents, and volunteers for allowing the school to earn the distinction of being in the top 2%. Several members of the R.C. Waters staff were present at the meeting, and Board members congratulated the entire staff. They also encouraged them to keep up the great work with the students they serve.

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Students answer, and ring, the bell

Besides ringing the bell for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Battle of The High Schools between Oak Harbor and Port Clinton, this year many area schools got involved with raising awareness and funds for The Salvation Army and those in need. 

Oak Harbor Middle School raised $528.72 during the OSU/Michigan Game and Danbury High School held a fund raiser designed to aid students their age who may be suffering from the effects of the slow economy.

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ICS students honor winter with snowflakes

The first graders and preschoolers at Immaculate Conception School embraced winter by making wonderful snowflakes lasts week. The 3 and 4 year olds created flakes by spraying them with a liquid paint. The icy masterpieces now line the hallway of the school. Miss Mary Heshel and Miss Michelle Wojciechowski assisted with the project.  

The first graders of I.C.S. also honored winter at their monthly theme day yesterday. The group made wonderfully huge and intricate snowflakes by twisting paper, drank hot chocolate, created snowman note cards, and made seedy treats for their backyard birds. Mrs. Rita McNutt, first grade teacher, comes up with the activities to usher in the changing seasons and invites family members of the students to join in the day of interactive learning.

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School officials discuss education issues with Senator Gardner

Pictured here are (Left to Right) Port Clinton City Schools Board President David Belden and Superintendent Pat Adkins, State Senator Randy Gardner, Benton-Carroll-Salem Treasurer Tim Coffman, Board member Heather Dewitz, Superintendent Guy Parmigian, and B-C-S Board member/Port Clinton City Treasurer Jeff Dornbusch at the Ottawa County Courthouse, Jan. 10.  Senator Gardner has been appointed as the Chairman of the Ohio Senate Finance Subcommittee on Education

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60 Plus Nursing Assessment Clinic

The 60 Plus Nursing Assessment Clinic, provided by the Ottawa County Health Department and funded by Ottawa County Senior Resources through the CDBG program, provides the following services by a Registered Nurse:

Health assessment, medication counseling, blood pressure check, blood test for anemia, blood test to measure blood sugar, cholesterol screening, weight, diet information, health education, referrals to private physician for evaluation, if needed.

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Oak Harbor holds off Port Clinton, 58-47

For much of the first quarter, Port Clinton outplayed Oak Harbor and held a 13-8 lead with about a minute remaining but things changed.

A.J. Cecil connected on a layup and Sam Laderach hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to tie it at 13, swinging the momentum in the Rockets’ favor as they went on a 12-0 run and took control of the contest before defeating the Redskins, 58-47.

Greg Haar’s three-pointer with 6:16 left in the second quarter gave Oak Harbor the lead for good at 16-13 and the Rockets never looked back.

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Oak Harbor’s Witt vs the heavyweights at KSU

Keith Witt won a Division II state wrestling title at 171 pounds for Oak Harbor in 2008.

When he arrived on the Kent State campus a few months later to wrestle for the Golden Flashes, high school suddenly felt like a distant memory. His weight ballooned to 220 pounds his freshman year and he ended up redshirting that season.

“I was really out of shape,” said Witt, now a fifth-year senior. “I was training with the team all year round. I wasn’t in my top form. It was my first year of college and my body wasn’t in the best form it could be. It wasn’t like I gained any good weight. I was dumpy and not in the best shape.”

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