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County Fair kicks off Monday

The Ottawa County Fair kicks off Monday at the fairgrounds and runs through Sunday, July 22. Below are some of the highlights:

Monday
• 7:30 p.m. — Grande Parade
• 8:30 p.m. — King and Queen Contest

Tuesday
• 8-10 p.m. — Jessica Kenney Band
• 8 p.m. — Wagon Wheel IPRA Rodeo

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Kasich in town for Fish Ohio

Gov. John Kasich kicked off the 34th Governor’s Fish Ohio Day by joining anglers for a day of fishing on Lake Erie Wednesday morning. Fish Ohio Day promotes the positive impacts of Lake Erie sport fishing and tourism on the region’s economy. Ohio has an $800 million sport fishery industry and a $10 billion tourist industry. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife was a sponsor of Fish Ohio Day as well as Lake Erie Shores and Islands-West and the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association. Nineteen charter boats participated in the event this year.
ODNR Director James Zehringer joined the governor in fishing on Lake Erie today. Zehringer reinforced that Lake Erie is not only important to northern Ohio, but to the entire state. He shared that Lake Erie fisheries have been sustained for decades, and Kasich and ODNR are committed to ensuring Ohio’s fisheries are sustainable for the future.

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Obituary — Gilbert Park

Oct. 18, 1942 — July 6, 2012
Gilbert H. Park, 69, of Silver Springs, Fla., and formerly Port Clinton, Ohio died Friday, July 6, at Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, Fla., following a brief illness.
He was born on Oct. 18, 1942, the son of Howard and Rose (Sebestiano) Park. Gilbert served in the United States Navy 1959-1963 and was proud to be a Veteran. He was a retired Carpenter and Building Contractor, most recently self employed, retiring in 2007. Gilbert enjoyed snowmobiling, golfing, traveling, camping, fishing and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed spending time with his faithful dog, Curley, who he has now been reunited with.
On Sept. 11, 1992 he married Robbie Jean Lollis in Tennessee and she survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Roseann (Rob) Hickman, Port Clinton, and son, Gilbert H. Park Jr., Oak Harbor; sister, Ida (James) Patterson, Baileyton, Ten.; brother, Dennis (Sharon) Park, Oak Harbor, Ohio: grandchildren, Dallas Trumbull, Marion, Ohio, Dustin (Rachel) Trumbull, Port Clinton, Tracey (Andrea) Park, Fremont, and Andrew Park, Oak Harbor; great grandchildren Ryleigh Trumbull, Gage Freyman, Charlotte Freyman, Kennedy Trumbull, Nevaeh Park and Mia Park; and many nieces and nephews.
Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Delores DeMars and Janet Park, brothers Scott Park and Delbert Park and grandson, Tyler Shane Trumbull.
At Gilbert’s request, cremation services have taken place at Moring Funeral Home in Melrose, Fla. A memorial service will be held for the family at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Voluntary Service Office, 1601 SW Archer Road., Gainesville, FL 32608 in memory of Gilbert H. Park.

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