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Still time to recycle your old tennis shoes at PCHS

The Port Clinton High School Environmental Science Club is still collecting worn tennis shoes for the Nike Re-Use-A-Shoe program. The shoes will be collected until June 1. Drop off locations are at Port Clinton High School, Port Clinton Middle School, Bataan Primary & Intermediate, Immaculate Conception School and Ida Rupp Library. The club has set a goal to collect 500 pairs of shoes. Don't leave your tracks on the world and donate your shoes.

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Calling all OSU fans

The Buckeye Mobile Tour is bringing the Buckeye experience to Port Clinton at the Walleye Festival. The tour brings Buckeye-branded vehicles, interactive games and inflatables. Don't miss the Buckeye Mobile Tour on Saturday, May 24 from 1-5 p.m. 

For more information, please visit walleyefestival.com.

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Escorted pilot tells how Tuskegee Airmen “Rise Above”

First Lieutenant Clyde Gilbert and Dr. Harold Brown.

The CAF Red Tail Squadron “Rise Above” Traveling Exhibit was at the Liberty Aviation Museum May 15-17. The exhibit offered a great opportunity to educate the young and the seasoned about the Tuskegee Airmen. It serves as not only an education tool, but as a venue for veterans to meet and share stories about their military service.

B-24 pilot Melvin Shafer of the 15th Air Force was at the exhibit on Saturday. Shafer served three years in the Air Force and currently resides in Fremont. “I was escorted by the Tuskegee Airmen on many occasions; they would always be right there where you could see them.”

Shafer was in Italy and would go through Hungry and Austria and took comfort in being escorted by the Tuskegee Airmen. He said that other escort squadrons would stay far ahead when the Tuskegee Airmen would hang close.

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