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Redskin Bowlers defeat Huron

The Redskin Boys nosed out Huron by 13 pins, 2973-2960. Sean Black's 254-258 games and 512 series led the Redskins who rolled games of 981-1042 and added 950 in Baker. Huron rolled games of 946-990 and added 1024 in Baker.

"Wow! What a match," said PC Coach Bob Black. "We were up, down, back up, and almost lost it with 4 opens the last Baker games. Huron has a nice team and it's hard to beat them there.  I give our players credit for coming back. Jacob Reed subbed the first game and finished with 5 consecutive strikes which made a difference for us. Sean struck 23 out of 40 shots which we needed."

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Community Calendar 2013 Preview

For your advance planning as you set up your 2013 calendar, the following is a listing of some Ottawa County and environs events for 2013. To list your events through 2013 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or stop in at The Beacon office.

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'Be Your Best' at Trinity United Methodist Women’s Retreat

“Be Your Best” is the theme of the Women’s Retreat at Trinity United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Port Clinton on Feb. 1 from 6-9 p.m. and Feb. 2 from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. There will be a variety of speakers, activities, fellowship and food for women of all ages to share. The retreat is $25 for both days and includes dinner, breakfast and lunch. The cost for one day is $12.50.

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Pillowcases for Sandy Hook

Linda Peiffer of Port Clinton heads up the Northwest Ohio Chapter of ConKerr Cancer. The group makes pillowcases for children in the Oncology Department at Toledo’s Children's and Mercy Children’s Hospitals.

The Chapter responded to a plea from the national office of ConKerr Cancer to send pillowcases to Quilters Corner in New Milford, CT, for the children of Sandy Hook Elementary of Newtown. There were 60 pillowcases ready, so Linda boxed up the pillowcases and sent them off to the quilt shop for distribution to the children at Sandy Hook.

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Danbury Trustees plan fundraising dinner for Newtown

The Danbury Township Trustees, with the assistance of Ken Kostal, will hold a fundraising dinner at Big Bopper’s Restaurant, 7581 East Harbor Road, on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 4 until 8 p.m. Kostal offered to host the dinner to raise funds for the purchase of 26 memorial trees to be planted in Newtown, CT.

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Congressman Latta Sworn in to 113th Congress

 

Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) was sworn in to the 113th Congress on Thursday, Jan. 3, at noon by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Following the official oath of office, Speaker Boehner conducted a ceremonial swearing-in, where he joined Congressman Latta and his family for a photo opportunity. In the photo: Speaker Boehner and Congressman Bob Latta, along with Latta's wife Marcia and their two daughters, Elizabeth and Maria.

 

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Gardner sworn in

Senator Randy Gardner was sworn in Monday to begin his new term as state senator for the 2nd Ohio District, which includes Erie, Ottawa, Lucas, Fulton and Wood counties. Gardner was administered the oath of office by Justice Sharon Kennedy of the Ohio Supreme Court.

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Red Cross offers disaster volunteer courses

American Red Cross locations throughout the area are recruiting new volunteers to join the Disaster Action Team (DAT) and assist clients throughout our area. Natural disasters such as winter storms, floods, and home fires increase the organization’s need for trained and prepared volunteers. DAT volunteers are a vital piece of Red Cross response, providing compassion, care, and assistance families need in times of emergency. 

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From the Bench for Jan 24

I promised to tell you more about the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas on a regular basis. Our last article gave an overview of what we do, now perhaps I’ll delve into the specifics of how criminal cases come to us. 

Unlike the Municipal or Juvenile Courts, police officers are not permitted to file their cases directly with this Court. Criminal cases come to this court either having been reviewed by the Municipal Court Judge in a Preliminary Hearing, or by being reviewed by the Grand Jury to determine if there is “probable cause” for someone to face charges. Probable cause means that a crime has probably been committed and the accused probably committed the crime. Only then can charges be filed in the Common Pleas Court. If the Municipal Court Judge finds there is probable cause, he then transfers the case to the Common Pleas Court. If the matter is heard by the Grand Jury and they find probable cause an “indictment” is given. The indictment is the document informing the accused that he or she has been accused of a crime and gives the general nature of the offense with which he or she has been charged.

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