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Rockets score 24 unanswered points to defeat PC

Port Clinton sophomore Emerson Lowe goes airborne over the Oak Harbor defense.
Photos by Bill Migala.

Trailing by seven points at halftime, Oak Harbor could fold and drop to 0-4 on the season, or it could fight back and take control of its contest with rival Port Clinton.

The Rockets chose the latter, rallying to score 24 consecutive points in its 31-14 defeat of the Redskins in Sandusky Bay Conference action.

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Lakers fall short in comeback attempt versus Edon

Down 27 points midway through the third quarter, the easy thing for the Danbury Lakers to do would’ve been to quit.

Instead, Danbury rallied, cutting the deficit to 13 and 11 points, respectively, before falling short, losing, 54-43, to Edon in Toledo Area Athletic Conference on Friday.

Trailing 48-21, the Lakers drove 60 yards in 10 plays, scoring on Taylon Molnar’s five-yard run up the middle, cutting the deficit to 20 points. 

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Music and art to fill the streets of downtown Port Clinton

Coconuts & Capos playing at the Bait House in June.

Sail into the sunset at the Ark Walk this Thursday, September 25, in downtown Port Clinton with 35 artists, Lake Erie Adventure Play (LEAP) and one of the strongest non-weekend music offerings this fall. The free family-friendly downtown art celebration features artists, live music and galleries, restaurants and other businesses taking part on the fourth Thursday of each month, from 5-8 p.m. This month’s theme is “Sailing into the Sunset.”

Jewelry, children's art, photography and painting are among the featured art. Barbershop quartet Recycle will sing as they stroll around outside at the Art Walk. Indoor music (7-10 p.m.) includes Corduroy Road at McCarthy’s; Coconuts & Capos at Slater’s Madison Street Pub; and the songwriters showcase the Listening Room Local at the Loft at Cielo Grande, with Steve Hall and Ayden Ash of the Naked Bacon Band, Toledo duo Cindy Slee and Aaron Koester (who plays bass with the Toledo Symphony), and host Ron Nisch. 

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Community calendar September 25-October 1

Thursday September 25

Port Clinton 4th Thursday ARTWalk
What: Self guided tour of art in the downtown
When: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Various locations, downtown Port Clinton
Info: 419-341-0804 or portclintonarts.org

The Listening Room Local at The Loft
What: Tapas, drinks and singer-songwriter entertainment
When: 7 p.m.
Where: The Loft at Cielo Grande, 117 Madison St., Port Clinton
Cost: Two drink minimum or one tapas purchase
Info: 419-967-9084

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Ohio Day at the Range and Outdoor Adventure Fair

This year the Ohio Day at the Range and Outdoor Adventure Committee are starting the Ohio Day at the Range and Outdoor Adventure Fair Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CMP- Camp Perry.

The event offers people with disabilities a chance to explore area recreation opportunities. It is modeled after a very successful outdoor program in Missouri (SouthwestMissouriDayAtTheRange.com) and will provide accessible fishing, shooting, archery and craft opportunities for all participants. Admission is free to all people with disabilities, their families, friends and caregivers. The event also includes a lunch of hotdogs, chips and bottled water.

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PCMS modern geology lesson

Students in Mr. Ryan Evarts Fleet 6 Social Studies classroom used iPads and Google earth for a modern and hands on lesson in Geology.  Students could enter information and then see a 360 street view of the location.  When visiting the White House they were able to take a virtual tour by putting the icon directly in the building.  

Brandon King and Thomas Sees are pictured here working on questions in the lesson, in the background (left to right) are Austin Dress, Austin Bradshaw and Cael Derivan. 

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Wreaths Across America, Ottawa County

Last year's ceremony in Catawba.

The Ottawa County Veterans Service Office is excited to present Wreaths Across America on all Ottawa County veteran graves in 2014.

The day will include a ceremony being held in Genoa, Elmore, Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, and Marblehead.  Once the ceremony concludes at each respective location, the wreaths will be placed on the veteran graves.   Those interested in placing a wreath at loved ones final resting places, please contact the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office.  

The Ottawa County Veterans Service Office is currently seeking monetary donations as well as volunteers to assist in placing the wreaths.  

Should you have any questions, please contact the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office at (419)898-2089 or visit us at 8444 W State Route 163, Oak Harbor OH 43449.

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Latta introduces legislation to address Harmful Algal Blooms

Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) introduced the Great Lakes & Fresh Water Algal Blooms Information Act, bipartisan legislation to examine the causes and current mitigation efforts of algal blooms in the Great Lakes, their tributaries and surface fresh waters.

“The health of our Great Lakes is imperative,” said Latta. “With 84 percent of North America’s fresh surface water, these vital resources supply 40 million Americans with drinking water and generate tens of billions of dollars in fishing and tourism. While quality work and research have been done to mitigate the effects of harmful algal blooms in our Great Lakes, a comprehensive information system for this research to be submitted, studied and better understood does not exist. The Great Lakes & Fresh Water Algal Blooms Information Act would create this much needed information system to track and study the causes of toxin producing algal blooms, the factors and conditions that cause them to bloom in excess, and the effectiveness of mitigation efforts to ensure these waters remain healthy.”

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Second round awards announced for District grant program

Nine organizations received funding to start recycling programs or to buy products made from recycled materials in the second round of the OSS Solid Waste District’s competitive funding grant program.

The grant’s main priority is to set up recycling programs for educational institutions, governmental entities or non-profit organizations. Any agency applying must have a recycling program in place in order to apply for funds for products made from recycled material. The applicant must match a minimum of 20% of the total project cost and products must contain at least 25% recycled material.

Entries receiving funding include: 

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