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Public forum scheduled on new Healthy Lake Erie Fund

A public forum will be held July 10 for residents interested in learning more about Ohio’s new Healthy Lake Erie Fund with an opportunity to provide input on solutions to resolving the lake’s algae problems.
State Rep. Randy Gardner, sponsor of the Healthy Lake Erie Fund, will host the forum with invited guests Director Jim Zehringer of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Director David Daniels of the Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally.

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Artists Club names scholarship winners

The Port Clinton Artist’s Club has donated $600 in art scholarships in 2012.
Ilene Hamilton, from Terra State Community College, received $300 and is a second-year student. She won Best of Show in the school’s recent art show.
Port Clinton High School students from art teacher Cheryl Knapp’s classes have also been chosen for scholarships. First place of $100 went to Katrina Lindsley; second place, $75, went to Taylor Gray; third, $50, went to Kayleigh Householder; and three prizes for honorable mention, $25 each, went to Eryn Binder, Teri Metcalf and Cameron Albright.

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Summer Earth Camps a big success

The OSS Joint Solid Waste Management District sponsored the sixth annual “Earth Camp” in Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties during the month of June. More than 180 students entering grades 1-6 in the three-county district attended the one-day camp that offered fun activities on recycling topics and lessons on the importance of our natural resources. Camps were held on different days at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton, Conner Park in Fremont and Meadowbrook Park in Bascom.
Campers were separated into three groups: Planet Protectors, Go Green Gang and Recycling Rock Stars and each group rotated through stations. Team flags were made and carried with pride to each session during the camp.

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