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Mental health board sets public forums

The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties is looking for some feedback. The board, through contracts with community agencies, provided nearly $9 million dollars in public mental health and alcohol and drug addiction treatment, prevention and support services to residents of Erie and Ottawa Counties for fiscal year 2011 (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011):
• Approximately 19,400 youth and 290 adults received prevention and consultation services  

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Stars, Stripes and SOUSA

The Port Clinton High School Concert Band will pay tribute to “The March King,” John Philip Sousa, at a Saturday, May 12, concert. The show will begin at 7 p.m. at the PCHS Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, however, a free-will donation will be taken at the end of the concert.
Music includes something for all ages and of course, the concert will conclude in traditional Sousa style with the playing of “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Guest soloists include: Dan Bentley, Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Air Force Band of Flight; Felita Rowe, vocal soloist, U.S. Air Force Band of Flight; and the Terra Choral Society. Rod Miller, PCHS band director, will portray John Phillip Sousa.

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Sign up now for Champions for Children summer program

Registrations are now being accepted to join Champions for Children’s Summer Enrichment Program, which provides childcare for students during the summer months.    Champions for Children is a self-supported, after-school enrichment program available through the Port Clinton City School District and is a licensed child-care provider for the Department of Job & Family Services. The program is open to families in the Port Clinton City School District for children entering grades kindergarten through sixth. This year, all the summer sessions will be held at Port Clinton High School.

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Cheerleading advisor opening

Danbury is in need of a Cheerleading Advisor for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. Anyone interested should send a cover letter and resume to Karen Abbott, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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School contents auction May 26

The contents of Bataan Memorial Elementary School will be auctioned off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Bataan Memorial, 525 W. Sixth St., Port Clinton. Some of the items for auction include: desks (student and teacher), various size tables, filing cabinets, computer desks, metal shelving, projectors, dry erase boards, bulletin boards, easels and folding chairs. See auction list at www.pccsd.net under “News.”
The auction begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. All items are sold “as is, where is” to the highest bidder. Statements made day of auction take precedence over all written material. Cash or check with proper ID required.
For information, call the Board of Education Office at 419-732-2102, ext. 229.  

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Marblehead Village Square

It’s that time of year to clean out the gutters, start mowing the lawn and look forward to warm weather. Spring is the start of many activities in the Village of Marblehead and around the area. Within the village, we have seen change in the business environment over the winter with the retirement of Ben and Wendy Richmond. After decades of success, we all wish Ben and Wendy many more enjoying their retirement. With this departure has brought new opportunities. The former gallery building is now the home to Cruisin' Tunes Endless Summer. Another new business in the village is Sumthin’ Fishy serving Lake Erie Perch located next to McCallum Gallery.

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Magruder Hospital brings urology services to the community

Dr. Dino Santacroce, a urologist with the RoMIUS Institute of Northwest Ohio, has recently joined the Magruder Hospital Medical Staff, specializing in adult urology. According to Mike Long, president and CEO of Magruder, Sanatcroce is adding a much-needed service to the community.Santacroce
“For several years now, the majority of people within the community have had to leave the area for urology services,” said Long. “When the RoMIUS Institute approached us about bringing their services to Magruder, we saw this as a great opportunity for Magruder and the community."

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Couple, arts group open pop-up gallery

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council and local art enthusiasts Cathy and Bob Adorni, long-time friends of the late Thomas Kinkade, have “popped” open an art gallery in downtown Port Clinton. The display, “Come Share the Light,” features the Adornis’ extensive collection of Thomas Kinkade’s art.

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Honor area vets for Memorial Day

In celebration of Memorial Day, the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce would like to help honor those who have served or are serving our country. The Chamber of Commerce will once again display veterans’ pictures at the Oak Harbor Flat Iron Park from May 23-30.
If you would like your military personnel’s picture displayed on an 11x17 poster along with a red, white and blue bow for $10, call 419-898-0479 or stop by the Chamber office at 161 W. Water St., Oak Harbor. All net proceeds will be donated to Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio. Information and payment deadline is May 18. 

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Marine Mechanics program cited for economic development efforts

Officials from Ohio University and the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies will visit the area on May 17 to unveil a report that cites the Skills for Life Marine Trades program as a contributor to the area’s economic development efforts.

The group chose to release the report in May in recognition of Community Action Month across the nation. The report will be released during a presentation that begins at 11 a.m. on May 17 at the Ottawa County Resource Center, 8043 W. Ohio 163, Oak Harbor.

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