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The North Central CERT consortium will provide three days of disaster response training for local volunteers on April 27-29 at Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont. There is no charge for the training. The conference will run on Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday.
This program, titled CERT Training Blitz, is sponsored by the five Emergency Management Agencies from Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties and Terra State Community College. Coordination is provided by Resource Solutions Associates.

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Remember to brush your teeth

Second-graders Colton Yarbrough, Cashes Jackson, Gavin George and Marlena McCree learn about dental health at Bataan Memorial Elementary School.The Smile Express visited Port Clinton City School students teaching about dental health and proper brushing. Most recently, staff of Smile Express visited each classroom in Bataan Elementary to educate children on how to keep their teeth healthy, what food causes cavities and other dental education tips. The lesson concluded with a fun brushing activity and each student received a new toothbrush and toothpaste.

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Locals join the ‘Pink Army’

PC Seniors have joined the “Pink Army” in the fight against breast cancer and have scheduled two events to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen 3-D Walk for the Cure.
“Girls’ Night Out,” hosted by Mary Jane Happel-Meadows, PC Site Manager, and Jennifer Waldron of Gerner-Wolf Walker Funeral Homes, will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the PC Senior Center, 320 E. Third St. Enjoy girl talk, pizza, snacks, games and the movie “The Help” for a $2 donation. Not only are the pizza and snacks courtesy of Gerner-Wolf Walker but G-W-W will match the donations received at Girls’ Night. Call Mary Jane at 419-734-1481 or Juanita at 419-341-1080 to reserve your spot; seating is limited.

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Litter crews hit the road

The OSS Solid Waste District and the county juvenile courts of Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties are working together to improve and expand litter pickup on township and county roadways throughout the three-county area. One of the district’s goals is to make residents more aware that discarded trash along roadways is ugly and unwanted and can be costly in equipment repairs and man-hours for road crews.

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Real estate sales up

2012 is starting to look like it could be a better year for local real estate sales in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties. According to numbers released last week from the Ohio Association of Realtors, unit sales are up and so are prices.
“The Ohio housing market continues to display signs of recovering from the economic challenges that have confronted the nation since the onset of the economic downturn that began in 2008, with sales activity in February posting gains of more than 19 percent from the mark set during the same moth a year ago,” said Robert Miller, president of the Ohio Association of Realtors.

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Danbury staff takes on 13 ABC All-Stars

Come cheer on the Danbury school staff as they take on the 13 ABC Toledo All-Stars at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the Danbury High School gym. Tickets are available at the door; $8 for adult and $5 for student and senior citizens.
Want to be part of the “white-out?” T-shirts are available at the Village Clothing Company in Marblehead.
Come enjoy a night of fun and support the Peninsula CCL and Danbury PTCO.

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Lake Erie Shores & Islands outdoor advertising honored

The region’s destination marketing organization, Lake Erie Shores & Islands, recently received another honor for the 2011 “Recharge” marketing campaign. A billboard, which was located on U.S. 6 in Erie County, was named “Best in Show” in the 2011 Joseph Radding Eight Sheet Outdoor Awards. The award was given by the Eight Sheet Outdoor Advertising Association, an organization which develops and enforces industry standards for 6’x12’ billboards, called eight-sheets.

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Local among top showmen at 2012 Ohio Beef Expo

Junior showmen competed in two showmanship contests at the 2012 Ohio Beef Expo on March 16-17 in Columbus. The competitions, held at the Ohio Expo Center, featured four age divisions. Awards for the two competitions totaled more than $5,000 and were sponsored by Green Oak Farms. Friday’s competition was judged Patrick and Sara Kober of Indiana, with more than 125 participants. Chan and Tonya Phillips of Kentucky judged Saturday’s competition, which included more than 280 participants.
Ottawa County’s Colton Northrup placed eighth in Saturday’s intermediate division.

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Judge Hany is featured speaker at conference

Frederick (Fritz) C. Hany II, judge of the Ottawa County Municipal Court, was one of the featured speakers at a Ohio Judicial College conference held in Cleveland. Hany addressed more than 130 judges and judicial officials from Municipal Courts throughout Northeast Ohio.

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