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Joyful Connections announces coloring winners

Joyful Connections has announced the winners of its recent coloring contest. The contest was open to local children through grade five. Eight elementary schools throughout Ottawa County participated and more than 350 entries were submitted. The coloring contest was held in recognition of Supervised Visitation Awareness Month.

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Anslow joins Health Department

Melanie Anslow has joined the nursing staff of the Ottawa County Health Department.Anslow
Anslow, a Catawba Island resident, has been in the nursing profession for 38 years.
She works in the home health care division on a part-time basis, visiting patients in the privacy of their homes. She began her employment there in mid-April.
“What’s not to like,” she said about the profession. “In my mind, I have always been a nurse for as long as I can remember.”

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Red Cross offers disaster volunteer training

With hurricane season fully under way and tornadoes, flooding and home fires an ever-present threat, the American Red Cross is asking the public to consider learning more about becoming a disaster volunteer this year.
“Having a trained, prepared and ready-to-help team of volunteers is one of the most valuable resources a community can rely on when disaster strikes,” said Ottawa County director, Beth Leggett. “Often, it takes a disaster of great proportion, as Hurricane Katrina was, to remind people that volunteers are needed.”
In an effort to build upon the strong teams of volunteers that are able to respond at home or across the nation, the Red Cross will conduct Disaster College Weekends at area training hubs this fall.

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Wildlife Council OKs waterfowl season dates

The 2012-13 waterfowl hunting season dates have been approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife.
The Lake Erie Marsh Zone encompasses portions of Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky and Erie counties. The duck hunting season in the Lake Erie Marsh Zone is Oct. 13-28 followed by a second segment that opens Nov. 10-Dec. 23.
The daily bag limit for ducks is six, which may not include more than four mallards (no more than one may be female), three wood ducks, one black duck, two redheads, four scaup, one canvasback, two pintails and one mottled duck. The daily bag limit for mergansers is five, of which no more than two may be hooded mergansers. The daily bag limit for coots is 15. Possession limits after the first day are twice the daily bag limit.

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Captain Underpants party coming up

Calling All Captain Underpants Fans: head to Ida Rupp Public Library for a program based on the popular series by Dav Pilkey on Saturday, Sept. 8. Games, activities, crafts, food and fun will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon for those in grades 2-5. There will also be a drawing for free books. No registration necessary.
The program will be offered in the community room. For information, call Ida Rupp Public Library at 419-732-3212.

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Redskin tennis 1-1 after first week

The Lady Redskins recorded their first victory of the season with a 5-0 win over Fremont St. Joe, bringing their record to 1-1 overall.
• Morgan McGlothlin (PC) defeated Katie Blohm (SJ) — 6-1, 6-0
• Kelsey Dietrich (PC) defeated Tricia Reinhart (SJ) — 6-3, 6-3
• Eryn Binder (PC) defeated Kendra Molyet (SJ) — 6-2, 6-0
• Tiffany Colston/Libby Showalter (PC) defeated Caroline Darr/Kelsey Nevius (SJ) — 6-1, 6-2
• Lexi Fodor/Allison Long (PC) defeated Daniela Baez/Madie Collins (SJ) - 6-1, 6-1
“Everyone played well, said Coach Lindsay Smith. “Libby Showalter stepped into the first doubles spot (for an ill Katie Schroeder) and held her own.”
Molly Haberman, Taylor Steyer, Candace Smith all won in JV singles action.
PC travels to Edison to open SBC Conference play on Tuesday.

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Local artist teaches at Sutton Center

The Port Clinton Artists’ Club is offering an oil painting class for all levels at the Sutton Center Technology Conference Facility at 1854 Perry St. Local artist and club member Kathie Widing will teach the class on Saturday, Aug. 25. Widing is a certified painting instructor following many years of taking classes from prominent national artists.
Widing is also the program chairwoman for the Art Club, so interested individuals can call her directly to register and get the supply list at 419-341-0817.

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ODNR: No Asian carp found
in western Lake Erie

After a week of intensive electrofishing and gill netting activities in Sandusky Bay, Maumee Bay and their main tributaries, officials have found no bighead or silver Asian carps in western Lake Erie. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continue to work together to assess the current status of bighead and silver carp within western Lake Erie bays and select tributaries.
“The sampling results are very encouraging, especially since we intensely focused on areas where we believed we had the greatest chances of finding these fish,” said Rich Carter, ODNR executive administrator of fish management and research. “We look forward to the results of the environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis that will help us define future actions. We appreciate all of the efforts the Service has provided in assessing the status of Asian carp in Lake Erie.”

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City moves on Waterworks plan

Tuesday night, Port Clinton City Council moved forward with an ordinance that puts the development of Waterworks Park back on the front page. The ordinance authorizes the city to enter into an agreement with the Los Angeles legal firm of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler and Mitchell to assist the city in finding a developer at the site.
The ordinance came out of the Planning and Development Committee chaired by Deb Benko. Following the abrupt withdrawal by the Indiana developer Puller Group in early 2008, many local leaders and Council members started looking for a way to revive the project that had been on ice since the banking crisis of 2008.
Benko said Council first became aware of the LA law firm shortly after Puller Group pullout. The law firm is not a development contractor, but it specializes in putting projects and developers together.

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Orientation, open houses announced for PC schools

With the start of the 2012-13 school year just around the corner, the Port Clinton City School District has numerous orientations and open houses scheduled for students and their parents. Prior to school there are also dates for older students to pay school fees and pick up schedules and supply lists. These sessions provide an opportunity for students and their parents to become familiar with their school setting and meet with the faculty and staff of each building.

High School — Port Clinton High School student schedules will be available as follows: Sophomores — 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22; Seniors — 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23; Juniors — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. Parking permits may also be purchased at these specified times. Freshmen Orientation “Frosh Fest” is planned for Friday, Aug. 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the PCHS Performing Arts Center Lobby. Students and parents learn important information about high school and students have the opportunity to walk through their schedules. Port Clinton High School Open House will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10.

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