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Brian Zins wins 11th NRA National Pistol Championship

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Brian “Gunny” Zins of Poland, Ohio, won his 11th National Pistol title this weekend during the NRA’s National Rifle & Pistol Championships in Camp Perry. Shooting an aggregate score of 2649-142x, Zins finished three points ahead of his nearest competitor.
“Considering that I took 18 months off due to an elbow injury, to win here in Camp Perry, it’s awesome,” said Zins. “I thought I was out after the .45 slow fire match. But I knuckled down and it worked out well.”

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Arts in the Park offers something for everyone

Arts in the Park, sponsored by the Port Clinton Artists’ Club, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton. 
Nearly 120 artists from Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Florida will be showing and selling their original creations. The show is open to the public and parking is free. One of the oldest art festivals in Ohio, Arts in the Park is celebrating 55 years of continuing to bring unique and original art to Ottawa County. 
Artisans will be displaying and selling ceramics, jewelry, glass, paintings, photography, wood, mixed media, textiles and fiber art. Artwork will be judged by the prestigious talents of Irene Finck, retired, Ohio Arts Council; Columbus watercolorist Kevin Buckland; art lovers Pertain Buckland and Connie Pfeiffer; and Dee Cochran, batik artist and president of the Port Clinton Artist’s Club.
For the second year, Pat Catan’s Craft Centers is the sponsor of the Children’s Area, a fun-filled part of the festival.  Watch your child’s face light up as they create functional art. Fun and engaging activities will be going on throughout the two-day art festival.

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Alzheimer’s Association offers support to caregivers

The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter is hosting Caregiver Groups in the following locations and times:
• 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13 at Magruder Hospital Conference Room, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton. Facilitators are Jody Strickling, 419-707-2682, and Marian Blevins, 419-797-4923.
• Meeting times vary, Oak Harbo. Facilitator is Amy Simkus, 419-239-8235
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed
These caregiver groups are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. However, it is suggested that you contact the facilitator of the group you plan to attend for the first time to confirm the time, place and date of the meeting. For information on caregiver groups or other programs of the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, call 419-537-1999 or 800-272-3900.

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