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Local to compete for national crown

Nicole Lyle, Port Clinton’s Ohio Royal American Elegant Miss beauty title-holder, is headed to Mobile, Ala., to compete for the national national title of American Royal Miss. Three local sponsors are helping Lyle make the trip July 19-22, they are: Great Lakes Popcorn, Perfect Color Hair & Tan and the Knights of Columbus.
Lyle is the daughter of the Robin and Chet Wisenbarger of Port Clinton and is active in the Walleye Drop and the Eucharist ministry at Immaculate Conception Church.

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Obituary — Daniel B. Toris Sr.

Aug 25, 1958 — July 7, 2012
Daniel B. Toris Sr., 53, of Port Clinton, passed away, Saturday, July 7, at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 9, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, and 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, in Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams St., Port Clinton, prior to the service. Funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Bruce Batchelor-Glader and Rev. James Lehman at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, in Trinity United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton.

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Prof to discuss archeological research on prison site

David R. Bush, PhD., Heidelberg University, Tiffin, will present a program at 7 p.m. July 16 at the Ida Rupp Public Library covering his archeological work at the Johnson’s Island Confederate Prison and Cemetery.
Bush began his archeological study of the Johnson’s Island site in 1989. Professor Bush’s research has yielded many significant finds on the Island, including the location of Fort Hill, Fort Johnson (the prison stockade) and the dock area. Excavations and “digs” have been used to study several of the sinks (latrines), the powder magazine for Fort Hill, a prison well and portions of two prison blocks.

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