Ribbon cut on new rehab suites

One of six new remodeled private suites at Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus.Vickie Warner and Shirley Floro, do the honors of cutting the ribbon to six additional private rehab suites in Cottage Cove, at Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus. Vicki and Shirley are joined by Case Manager, Lisa Diekman, RN as well other Cottage Cove Staff, Therapist, Maintenance and Riverview Auxiliary MembersThursday, Feb. 2, was a day long anticipated by Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus staff and residents. Cheers rose as residents Shirley Floro and Vickie Warner cut the ribbon to six new private rehab suites in the facility’s Cottage Cove unit. These six suites all have flat-screen TVs with cable, in-room telephone service, wireless Internet as well as private bathrooms with showers and bathtubs.


Happy birthday Dr. Seuss

Ida Rupp Public Library is planning a celebration of beloved author Dr. Seuss.
Dr. Seuss’s birthday is March 2. During the week of Feb. 27 through March 2, sign up for a drawing for free Dr. Seuss books. Come in Friday, March 2, to the children’s area and receive a Dr. Seuss tattoo.  


Party in pink

A Pinkalicious Party is planned at Ida Rupp Public Library to celebrate all things pink with games, a craft, snacks and stories. The party is for ages 3 to second grade and will be held 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. Caregivers are welcome and encouraged to stay and participate.
No registration is required.
Call the library at 419-732-3212 for information.


Shooting for London

More than 200 air rifle and air pistol shooters entered the second to last stage of their U.S. Olympic Team journey Dec. 3 and 4, seeking positions on the men’s and women’s air rifle and men’s air pistol teams at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) airgun center  in Anniston, Ala.  


‘Last shot’ celebrated at PCMS

PCHS alumnus John Papcun (center) took part in the ceremonial tip-off at Port Clinton Middle School. “The Last Shot” event was held during the last home game to be held at PCMS. The new Middle School opens in 2012.The last game played at Port Clinton Middle School took place on Thursday, Feb. 2, when both the seventh and eighth grade boys teams played Huron.
For decades, Redskin players have taken the court in the 1922 building, which was the high school through 1963. About 60 PCHS alumni were in attendance to witness the last game in the current building. The new Port Clinton Middle School will open in 2012.  


Top shooters at Camp Perry for Army Junior ROTC Service Championships

The top Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps individual and team air rifle shooters from 16 states as well as Germany and Guam will gather this weekend, Feb. 9-11, for the 2012 Army JROTC Service Championships.
The actual shooting competition will be on Feb. 10 and 11, at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Marksmanship Center North, Camp Perry. The competitions will be three-position air rifle events fired at a distance of 10 meters.


Sound Off — Feb. 9

International Food Fest
Heartbeat of Ottawa County wishes to give a huge thank-you to all community members who participated in our International Food Fest.  Thanks to Heartbeat Board Members, community volunteers, area restaurants, and businesses, this years event was a great success.


Workers Comp seminar offered free

On Friday, Feb. 17, Michelle Ish, of The HR Department (an independent HR consulting firm) will be presenting the Oak Harbor Chamber’s first free seminar of the year. It will run from noon to 1 p.m. and will be held at the Ottawa County Resource Center, at 8043 W. Ohio 163 in Oak Harbor. This seminar is free to Oak Harbor chamber members and includes lunch. Non-members can attend at a cost of just $10 per person.
The topic of discussion will be BWC supervisor training.


Ag Society sets annual meeting

The Ottawa County Agricultural Society is holding its annual meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Ottawa County Fair Board Office on Ohio 163, Oak Harbor Ohio.
Last year’s fair and finances will be reviewed and events for the upcoming 2012 fair will be discussed.
Brunch will be served prior to the meeting. The public is welcome, especially anyone interested in becoming more involved in the fair for 2012.
RSVP by calling 419-898-1971 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Terra offers free tax service

For the second consecutive year, students at Terra State Community College will be participating in a nationwide program aimed at helping people complete their income tax forms.
The students, with support from accounting faculty Jack Fatica and Terry Holmes, will be part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service.

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