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Port Clinton and VFW resolve water billing dispute

The City of Port Clinton and the Homer D. Gardner VFW Post 2480 resolved their differences on Tuesday concerning a water billing dispute. 

Representatives of the City and the VFW met with an Administrative Hearing Officer, and after discussions with the hearing officer, it was agreed that the prior account credit granted to the VFW by the City would continue to be applied against its water account and that the City would issue a refund adjustment to the VFW in the amount of $2,500.00. 

Richard Ellis, Commander of the Homer D. Gardner VFW Post 2480, said, "The VFW appreciates the efforts of the City in resolving the dispute, and the members of the VFW look forward to continuing to work hand-in-hand with the City on community projects and Veteran's celebrations. We believe the resolution of this matter is fair and equitable to both the City and the VFW." 

City Safety Service Director Tracy Colston said, "I appreciate the cooperation of the VFW in resolving this dispute, and the resolution is fair to the VFW and the City."

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PCMS first National Junior Honor Society induction

Port Clinton Middle School students are all smiles after the National Junior Honor Society Induction. Pictured, left to right: Max Brenner, Kamlin Nisch Quan, Caitlyn Pipoly, Conner Cadigan and Courtney Sayre.

Port Clinton Middle School inducted a new group of students in the National Junior Honor Society on Feb. 12. Mrs. Carrie Sanchez, PCMS Principal, addressed the entire middle school student body and parents, grandparents and special guests that were in attendance.

According to their website, “The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NHS and NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character (and Citizenship for NJHS).”

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PCMS students perform in District Honors Orchestra

Front row, left to right: Kaleb Wadsworth, Hannah Mallory, Deanna Elliott, Claudia Rosiar, Brianna Stout, Kyle Fitzpatrick. Back row: Jaden Aragon, Cailee James, Spencer Sullivan, Samantha Slauterbeck, Kayce Deal, Tyler Williams  

Twelve Port Clinton Middle School students participated in the Ohio Music Educators Association District II Middle School Honors Festival Orchestra. Students performed well and proudly represented the Port Clinton community. Port Clinton is the only school district in Ottawa County to offer Orchestra as part of the Fine Arts program. 

The event also premiered three new musical works commissioned for the festival. Fleet 8 students from PCMS included Kaleb Wadsworth, Hannah Mallory, Deanna Elliott, Claudia Rosiar, Brianna Stout, Kyle Fitzpatrick, Jaden Aragon, Cailee James, Spencer Sullivan, Samantha Slauterbeck, Kayce Deal, and Tyler Williams. Mr. Brian Stitak is the Port Clinton City Schools Orchestra Director.

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