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Judge Winters teaches course at National Judicial College

On May 6 Judge Bruce Winters had the opportunity to serve as instructor at the National Judicial College in Reno, NV. Judge Winters, a member of the faculty at the National Judicial College, led a course on control of the courtroom. The Control of the Courtroom is a practical skills course and involves both classroom instruction as well as live courtroom scenarios. During the live courtroom scenarios portion of the course, attorneys, judges and faculty/staff members are utilized to act out potential courtroom scenarios. The student judges then have to preside over the court proceedings and are given reviews of his or her performance. 

This was Judge Winter’s first opportunity to teach the Control of the Courtroom course at the National Judicial College, however, he has instructed similar curriculum for the Ohio Association of Magistrates as well the Ohio Judicial College. The course was highly reviewed by the program participants. In addition to instructing Control of the Courtroom, Judge Winters previously served as group leader at National Judicial College for other various studies. 

For over 50 years, the National Judicial College (NJC) has been a national leader in judicial education. The College serves as one place where judges from across the nation and around the world can meet to improve the delivery of justice and advance the rule of law through a disciplined process of professional study and collegial dialogue. NJC offers an average of 90 courses/programs annually with more than 4,000 judges attending from all 50 states, U.S. territories and more than 150 countries. Each year, more than 250 faculty members offer lectures, workshops, panels and structured discussion groups. Faculty members are chosen for their experience and expertise and consistently receive high marks from participants.

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OCBDD volunteers

In recent years, OCBDD has partnered with local food pantries as well as participated in the Ottawa County Relay for Life. One recent endeavor was with the Ottawa County Humane Society, located at 2424 Sand Rd., Port Clinton. When OCBDD REC Specialist, Bri Combs, inquired if people would like to volunteer to work with animals, Jonathan Grayson and Rick Vega were eager to assist, as they both love animals.  

On their first visit to the shelter, Jonathan and Rick chose to spend time in the cattery, as they both have a cat as a pet. They spent time brushing, combing and petting the cats and shared that they had a lot of fun. Jonathan mentioned that his favorite cat was the orange one.  

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Skipper Bud’s Fishing Derby

The Skipper Bud’s Fishing Derby was held at Derby Pond at Waterworks Park on Sunday, May 25, from 12-1 p.m. Many children, families and friends lined the shore of Derby Pond to participate in the event. Prior to the derby, the National Professional Anglers Association presented a kids fishing clinic from 11:30 a.m. to the start of the derby.

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Television and electronics recycling collection May 31

On Saturday, May 31, the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District is sponsoring a television and electronics recycling collection. The event is open to Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca County residents, including all residents of Bellevue and Fostoria. This collection is for residents only. Materials from businesses will not be accepted. The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the following locations:

Ottawa County–Ottawa County Fairgrounds, W. State Route 163, Oak Harbor 
Sandusky County–Sandusky County Fairgrounds, north parking lot, 712 North Street, Fremont
Seneca County–Seneca County Fairgrounds, 100 Hopewell Avenue, Tiffin.

Residents will be charged to recycle CRT (lead/glass tube) televisions. The fee associated with the service reflects a portion of the District’s cost and is based on contract pricing with the electronics recycler. To determine the size of your television, measure your screen diagonally from corner to corner. Fees for televisions are: TV’s 24” and smaller, $2; TV’s 25” and larger, $3; all console units and projection screen TV’s (limit 2 per resident), $5.

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Cameron King is Ottawa County Republican Women’s scholarship winner

Roni Reid presents Cameron King with the OCRW 2014 scholarship award.

The Ottawa County Republican Women recently announced the recipient of their 2014 scholarship award. Port Clinton High School’s Cameron King won the award with his essay on adding a balanced budget and line item veto to the United States Constitution. Cameron plans to attend The Ohio State University with a major in High School Social Studies Education. 

The award was presented to Cameron by Roni Reid, Candidate for Ottawa County Auditor, at Port Clinton High School’s Scholarship night on May 6.

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Ottawa County educational leaders find career opportunities in service and tourism

On Thursday, May 15, representatives from local school districts, Joint Vocational Schools, and Terra Community College joined with the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC) and United Way in Ottawa County for a second bus tour focusing on local career opportunities in the service and tourism sector. 

The program was held in follow-up to a December 2013 Manufacturing Bus Tour, giving school leadership and guidance counselors a first-hand look into the vast service and tourism career opportunities in the area. The program was sponsored by the Catawba Island Club, Magruder Hospital, OCIC, and United Way in Ottawa County.

Similar to the December manufacturing tour, participants were able to visit and get an in-depth look at the skills necessary to work in Ottawa County’s service and tourism sector, a sector that is abundant and unique to the community. “With the recent opening of the Hospitality Management Program at Terra Community College, Ottawa County’s Marine Skills Program, and the various healthcare certification and degree programs in our area, it is evident that the continuing education opportunities are here to support our service and tourism industries,” said OCIC Director, Jamie Beier Grant. 

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K of C Measure Up Campaign

On Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, the Oak Harbor Knights of Columbus will be at Oak Harbor Community Market conducting their annual Measure Up Campaign for people with developmental disabilities.

 

Many fraternal organizations in the United States have fundraising efforts for their own special flagship charities. The flagship charity of the Knights of Columbus has long been support for people with developmental disabilities. The primary fundraiser assisting those with developmental disabilities is the Knights’ annual Measure Up Campaign. This fundraising effort provides additional programs and services in support of people with developmental disabilities.

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Four graduate class that provides IT skills

Despite snow emergencies, family emergencies, and long commutes, the six participants of the iSTAR program completed the class requirements on time and graduated May 9.

Doris Haycox of Oak Harbor; Mitch Delaney and Jonathon Cordes, both of Napoleon; Edward Hineline of Toledo; Morris Duke of Lima; and Matthew Milbrodt of Curtice shared their experience of becoming IT specialists with an audience of family, friends, and instructors at Northwest State Community College. 

“This program was like working a full-time job,” said Hineline, who would like to hone the skills he learned in the iStar program in internet security, “And the camaraderie and support among the six of us was really special.”

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game” says ICS Graduating Class

The Immaculate Conception School Fifth Graders enjoy their last weeks at ICS.  Pictured are, from right to left: Lilian Uhinck, Mitchell Coon, Garrett Hirt, Alyssa Diaz and Adrianna Hummel. 

It was not the perfect day for baseball last Wednesday as the weather didn’t fully cooperate, but that didn’t stop the ICS fifth grade graduation class and their teacher, Mrs. Jane Drusbacky, from having a great day at the Mud Hens game in Toledo. It was the 2014Mud Hens School Celebration Day at Fifth Third Field.  The Mud Hens lost to the Syracuse Chiefs. Regardless, the fifth graders had a great time at the stadium as a class. Many fun events are planned for the fifth graders as the school year winds down, in celebration of their accomplishments and their time at ICS. These students have all been together since their preschool days, making the coming weeks bittersweet for all.

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Marblehead VFW Auxiliary meeting

The April 22 meeting of the Marblehead VFW Post 7572 Ladies Auxiliary was opened by President Deb Garrard. The first item on the agenda was the reading of an application for life membership submitted by Kelsey Bascombe, who is the grand- daughter of Tom Aleck. Her application was unanimously approved.

The reading of the minutes and the treasurer’s report of last month’s meeting were approved. President Garrard welcomed back all the snowbirds and thanked all who helped out with dinners and spring cleaning.

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