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Kids head to summer camp on Kelleys Island

Did you realize you can go to camp on an island? You can! Each summer, youth from across the state travel to this camp which is located on Kelleys Island. Did you realize youth do NOT need to be 4-H members to attend 4-H camp? It’s true!
Organized camping is more than mosquito bites and soggy tennis shoes. Camp is an important “learning laboratory” where children develop life skills, such as responsibility, decision making, getting along with others, cooperation, leadership and increased self-esteem. 

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Dean’s List — Terra State Community College

Students receiving academic honors and named to the Dean’s List at Terra State Community College for Spring Semester met the requirements for this honor by carrying 12 or more credit hours and achieving a grade point average of at least 3.50. Locals are:
• Elmore — Ruben Cardenas and Cortney Trebus
• Genoa — Richard Tapia
• Marblehead — Natalie Holmes, Jennifer Morgan and Nathaniel Phelps  



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Health Fair Friday in Oak Harbor

Covenant Harbor senior apartment community, located at 240 Finke Road in Oak Harbor, will be hosting a health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 15. The health fair, presented by Lutheran Homes Society and Heritage Health Care, is free and open to the public.
This community event will include blood pressure checks, blood sugar screenings, hearing tests, and other health information at no cost. Numerous local health care service providers will be represented, and tours of the senior community and light refreshments will be available at the event.
For information, contact Katie Perry, Covenant Harbor Service Coordinator, at 419-898-1469.  Covenant Harbor is a ministry of Lutheran Homes Society that provides housing and services for seniors age 62 or older.

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Otterbein honors those who give back

Otterbein Homes President and CEO, Jill Hreben, along with Otterbein North Shore Executive Tom Keith, recently bestowed special recognition to individuals and companies who have gone above and beyond to support the mission of the retirement community.
Port Clinton resident, Kim Jones, was named Employee of the Year for her “efficiency, honesty, patience, dependibility and general good humor.” As business office manager, Jones is responsible for maintaining daily office operations and managing Human Resources.
Lakeside resident Joyce Edwards was named Community Volunteer of the Year, for her “years of lovingly and faithfully” escorting ladies from Assisted Living to the beauty shop every Wednesday morning.
For the second year, Beth Infield was honored as Resident Volunteer of the Year for her enthusiastic work throughout the community. It’s not unusual to see Infield passing out mail or in the dining room with a colorful apron on assisting the dietary staff.

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Get ready to rock at Gem Beach

Gem Beach Rocks V is fast approaching. Gather with friends from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, on the shores of Lake Erie at Gem Beach on Catawba Island to enjoy a day filled with music, food and cold beverages.    
Co-chairmen are John Schaffner and Greg Peiffer, both talented print and radio broadcasters for more than 30 years.
The headliner band is Pumpin Ethyl who will perform along with The Roadhouse Band from Cleveland, one of the hottest bands for all the Bike Rallies; Ronnie Howard with Cruisin;’ and the old guys that still rock, The Lounge Lizards. The event will be jam packed with classic rock ’n’ roll music all day.

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Honor Roll — Danbury Middle School

Grade 5
• High Honor Roll — Julia Clapper*, Gretta Griesbach*, Cassie Klaehn*, Charleigh Steinbrick*, Tug Tibbels*
• Honor Roll — Addison Barta, Nathan Borgio, Haley Clemons, Ryan Gwin, Brooke Hoffman, Kyndra Koenig, Daleigh Lerch, David Mesnard, Sam Perram, Kalee Rakosky, Ben Strnad
• Merit Roll — Hailea Crownover, Madison Dunlap, Jocelyn Morin, Hannah Polanco, Janessa Shortridge, Noah Stys

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BCS welcomes new treasurer

The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District has welcomed a new member to the administrative team: treasurer Tim Coffman. Coffman comes to the district after serving as treasurer for Old Fort Local Schools. He Coffmanbegan his career in the private sector for the banking industry where he worked for five years. He finished his private sector work as a financial analyst and internal auditor for Periodical Publishers’ Service Bureau, LLC where he worked for 10 years.

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Steve Barton debuts Beachfront Visions at Wyland Gallery

Steve Barton will bring his vibrant new water’s-edge images to Put-in-Bay’s Wyland Gallery, 495 Catawba Ave., Thursday through Sunday, June 14-17. Barton will be on hand daily and by appointment to meet gallery visitors and share insights into his art and inspirations.    
Barton is renowned for lighthearted canvases that capture the laid-back lifestyle embraced by islanders. His paintings depict secluded beaches, tiny waterfront cottages and colorful shoreline vistas.
Barton also applies his artistry to surfboards, adorning them with inviting sun-drenched scenes.
For information, call the gallery at 419-285-2233 or visit www.wylandkw.com. 

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Farmers’ Market seeking entertainment and non-profits

The Oak Harbor Downtown Committee, in conjunction with the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce, will be holding Downtown Oak Harbor Farmers Markets again this season at Flat Iron Park. The markets will be held on the fourth Saturday of each month starting in June, and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Organizers are currently looking for entertainment acts and additional events and would like to give the opportunity to non-profit groups to host a fundraiser during the markets. There is currently a 5K/10K run benefitting the Camp Sabroske Youth Fund at the June 23 market and The Humane Society Dog Wash at the July 28 market. If your group would like to do a fundraiser during one of the remaining markets, or you have an entertainment act that you would like to perform, call the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce at 419-898-0479 for information.

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Open house at REM Ohio’s local Opportunities Center

REM Ohio will be hosting a community open house from 2 to 6 p.m. June 14 at its newest Opportunities Center, located at 2026 C East Harbor Road. The 3,000-square-foot center offers adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities services in either the vocational or socialization curriculum. REM Ohio operates similar Opportunities Centers in Butler, Fairfield, Hamilton, Lorain, Stark, Summit and Wood counties.
The Opportunities Vocational Center offers a variety of education and work experience in small focus groups. The objective and goals are aligned to assist enrolled participants in acquiring needed vocational skills in the pursuit of community employment. In addition work teams, provide hands on clerical work experience and a paycheck. Small teams of clerical workers complete a number of data entry jobs. Each week, participants invest time and effort to improve work-related skills via classroom instruction, demonstration opportunities, seminar or clinic focused sessions, and other employment preparation focused activities.
The Opportunities Social Center, located at the shared address, offers a customized itinerary of both community and on-site education and recreation events. Each participant’s unique interests, social networking skills, health and wellness objectives; in addition to community involvement interest is collected. From this information, many special interest groups and clubs are formed. Topics often include interests such as: cooking classes, music therapy groups, wellness and health sessions and computer learning clubs.

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