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MAYOR’S REPORT

City gets ready for warmth By DEBBIE HYMORE-TESTER Port Clinton mayor It certainly has been a very long winter and everyone is looking forward to a good spring! The city has been busy with preparations for a change of season, and some of our initiatives are as follows: A stressful time is always putting together the year’s budget; Auditor Larry Hartlaub, former Auditor Nancy O’Neal, finance chairman John Fol- HYMORE-TESTER ger and the administration have been working tirelessly for the completion. Our street program is being revisited and the lists of concrete streets along with the curbs in distress will be determined first. We are reviewing the asphalts streets and will select as many as the budget will allow. The city of Port Clinton and Ohio Department of Transportation will finish up the Urban Repaving program for the completion of Perry Street with an 80/20 grant match. It will start where we left off and continue east to the city limits which will complete Ohio 163. Funding will then be looked into for Ohio 53 for next year’s project with the state. The Lakeview Park Restroom facilities are close to completion, after an extended period of work became necessary due to the weather. The roof is on, and the inside plumbing and electrical will follow, with

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A legislative legend passes Fred Deering, long-time Democratic state representative from rural Sandusky, passed away Monday evening following a long illness. Word of Deering’s passing was sent to The Beacon by his successor at the Statehouse, Darrell Opfer. Deering, a former Erie County Commissioner, was elected as state representative in the early 1970s, and remained in office through most of the 1980s. He was suc-

ceeded in that post by Opfer, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern and Dennis Murray. Deering had a reputation of being able to work across party lines in Columbus. He was always able to free himself for personal appearances at local functions and was a regular guest on the old Sound Off program on WRWR, hosted by present Beacon publisher, John Schaffner.

Friends may call at the Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave. in Sandusky 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 19. Funeral Services will be held at St. John’s United Church of Christ at the corner of Mason and Thomas roads at 11 a.m. Saturday. Deering reportedly received a note from former Ohio Governor Richard Celeste which stated that he (Celeste) never knew a farmer DEERING not to outlast his John Deere!

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Biggest loser? Staffers setting healthy example

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Public welcome to hear mayor speak Port Clinton residents who are interested in learning more about the city’s operation and short- and long-term goals are invited to attend Port Clinton Rotary Club meeting at the Elks on Buckeye Boulevard at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30. Mayor Debbie Hymore-Tester will be making an annual report of the happenings city-wide in the past 12 months and what we can expect in the coming months. The program will last approximately one half hour.

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Danbury’s school nurse, Allison Holzaepfel, weighs teacher Geoff Halsey at the beginning of the staff’s weight loss contest modeled after the popular television show “The Biggest Loser.” The contest is meant to spark the student body’s interest in a healthful lifestyle.

By ROBERTA REDFERN In an effort to shed pounds and, more importantly, an increased overweight and obese rate among its elementary students, the Danbury School District staff is officially in competition. With School Nurse Allison Holzaepfel at the helm, 36 teachers and other staff members at the school have teamed up in a 10-week contest tailored after the popular television show “The Biggest Loser.” On the show, overweight contestants compete against each other by dieting and working out in an effort to lose unwanted pounds. Similarly, the Danbury staff is forgoing fattening goodies and sweating it out routinely. The team of three that has lost the largest percentage of weight at the end of the 10 weeks is the winner of a pot that was created by a $10 entry fee by each participant. “I thought it would be a good example of health if students saw their teachers exercising and drinking water instead of pop,”said Holzaepfel, who’s hoping for a fun, positive learning experience for both staff and students. According to national data from the Centers for Disease Control, 15.8 percent of youth ages 6-11 were obese (2003-2006 data — the most recent available). Locally, the Ottawa County Health Department recently released a health assessment in which children ages 12-18 were evaluated for trends in childhood obesity. The findings show that during the fall of 2009 when the study was done on 2,321

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Tell Tales

Redskins show class in District victory

There is only one thing to think about … it is now late March, almost spring, and the Port Clinton Redskins boys basketball team is still playing! They make their first appearance in the Regionals at Bowling Green at 8 p.m. tonight (March 18). We printed a special spirit sign that you may place in your front window or take to the game that says “Go ’Skins!” We thank the sponsors who are excited about our 23-0 Redskins! I wrote a special story about the incredible gesture demonstrated by Coach Troy Diels and his team last Saturday, allowing Bellevue’s Cody Ruhlman to score his 1,000th point (Page B1). Not only have the Redskins won every game they have played this year, they have done it with consummate class!

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You won’t want to miss the 17th annual OSU Alumni Club of Ottawa County Scholarship Auction at Nick’s Road House Friday, March 19. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A $10 donation is requested for the tailgate buffet. All proceeds benefit their Scholarship Fund. For information or to reserve a table for 2 or 200, call Mike Snider at 419-734-0515 or Mike Libben at 419-898-8400.

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Jack Smith, one of the two candidates in the May Republican Primary running for the 9th Congressional District seat will be the speaker at the Ottawa County Republican Fourth Thursday Lunch Bunch on March 25 at the Port Clinton Elk’s Lodge. No reservations are needed for the noon buffet luncheon. Smith is a former Toledo Chief of Police.

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Joe Hrupcho, the last surviving member of Tank Company C, which was virtually wiped out in the fall of Bataan, April 1942 by the Japanese, has made it to another birthday. Joe will be 96 on March 22. We as a community should shower him with birthday cards. Let’s get it done! Joe’s address is 13180 Dorman Rd., Apt. B105, Pineville, N.C., 28134. Happy Birthday Joe! nnn

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Obituaries Edwin Crawford May 9, 1928 — March 10, 2010 Rev. Edwin Maurice Crawford, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 10, at the home of his son in Mosheim, Tenn., where he was surrounded by his family. Crawford was born on May 9, 1928 in Kentucky. He lived in Lakeside-Marblehead and Clyde most of his adult life. He had been the pastor at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Marblehead, and avid Bible reader and had a photographic mind. He also worked as a laborer at Standard Slag in Marblehead and in construction. He was WWII Army veteran. Survivors include eight chil-

dren Judy (Jessie) Stover, Chucky, Tenn., Rosemary (Rumaldo) Soliz, San Antonio, Texas, Kenneth (Janet) Crawford, Sheboygan, Wis., Janice Harvey (Joseph Levi) Plymouth, Ohio, James (Pauletta) Crawford, Kingsport, Tenn., Silas (Celia) Crawford, Sandusky, Byron (Babbie) Crawford, Mosheim, Tenn., and Mark (Bernice) Crawford, Mosheim, Tenn; 26 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 17 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Pauline (Yates) Crawford, whom he married on Dec. 10, 1946, and she died on Oct. 8, 2006. A son, Roger Dale Crawford, is also deceased as well as his parents, Elijah and Hallie Mae Crawford, step-moth-

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Russell Scott Newman May 1, 1950 — March 3, 2010 Russell Scott Newman passed away on the evening of March 3, 2010, at Elmwood Health Care Center at the Springs in Green Springs, Ohio, after a 10-year battle with a debilitating stroke. Russell was born May 1, 1950, in Springfield, Ohio. He worked as a heavy crane operator and enjoyed the outdoors. Russell is survived by his children, Hillary Newman, of Lakeside, Russell (Corie) Newman, of Port Clinton, and Craig (Heather) Newman, of Oak Har-

bor; grandchildren Sara-Danielle Newman, Madelaine Newman, Christian Newman, Braden Newman and Parker Newman; sisters Angie (Dwane) Wears, of Lacarne, and Juanita Gilbert, of Port Clinton. Russell was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Nancy (Alexander) Newman. A celebration of his life will be 1 to 5 p.m. May 1, 2010, at the Erie Township Hall adjacent to the Erie Township Fire Station. Donations can be made in his memory to: Elmwood Health Care Center at the Springs In Memory of Russell S. Newman 401 N. Broadway Green Springs, OH 44836 Online condolences may be sent to www.toledocremation.com.

Nancy Mardosa Sept. 4, 1940 — March 13, 2010 Nancy C. Mardosa, 69, of Catawba Island, passed from this life on March 13. Funeral services were Tuesday

at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams St., Port Clinton, with private burial in Catawba Island Cemetery.

Eunice Phillabaum May 1, 1918 — March 11, 2010 Eunice M. Phillabaum, 91, of Port Clinton, died Thursday, March 11, at Edgewood Manor Nursing Center, Port Clinton, with her family by her side. Graveside services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton, with the Rev. John C. Missler officiating.

John Reuss Aug. 6, 1939 — Feb. 6, 2010 John Theodore Reuss of Houston, passed away Feb. 6, after a long illness. A graveside service for John will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 19, at Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor. Friends and family are invited to attend. The RobinsonWalker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Sound Off The Helping Hands for Haiti Committee would like to thank the following for making our March 6 fundraiser at Harbor Lanes Bowling Alley a success. As a result of these generous donors and an awesome community, we were able to provide 11,408 meals to the people of Haiti. • Lane Donors: Chapel on the Lake, Firelands Mechanical, Newport Dry Goods, David and Rhonda Atkinson, Faith Family Worship Church, Dianna’s Restaurant and Deli, Gene Hawkins and Debbie Wadsworth-Dubbert, Brandon and Heather Dubbert, First National Bank, Mon Ami Restaurant and Winery, Joe and Julie Heishman, Crosswinds Restaurant, Shoreline Church and Women of Authority Bible Study. • Raffle Donors: The Lube Connection, Friendship Stores, AAA, Community Market, Arby’s, Catawba Clean Scene, Catawba Subway, Dianna’s Restaurant and Deli, Kroger’s, Bodi n’ Balance, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Casa Las Palmas Restaurant, Mango Mama’s, Great Lakes Popcorn Co., McDonald’s, Frank Sales, Linda Gresh at Linda’s Cakes, Coffee Express, The End Zone, Walmart, Country Gentleman, Jest for Ewe, First Federal Savings of Lorain, Renee Konzen, Wendy’s, Jet Express, Our Guest Inn, Dawn Cordero Reflexology, Crosswinds Restaurant and Island Adventures, Jill Fox, Victoria Peterson at Victoria’s Garden, Becky Rofkar at Simply Elegant Party Decorator, Cleveland Indians, Toeldo Mudhens, Sandusky businesses: Kalahari Resorts, Great Wolf Lodge, Best Buy, Applebee’s, Movies 8, Cinema 10, Olive Garden, Chet and Matt’s Restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings, Target, K and K Home Furnishings, Shirt Shack, Bob Evans, and the Sandusky mall. We would also like to thank special guest from Haiti, Willie Somerville. Willie had family killed in the earthquake and several others living in tents on the streets at this time. He knows full well the devastation that has impacted Haiti. Thank you to everyone who contributed time and talents for the event: Fred and Sue Bice, Seth and Amy Monk, Nathan and Elizabeth Davenport, Mary Frederick, Joel, Dawn and Chase Cordero, Tami Chapman, Paul, Claudia and Jena Jaskulski, Victoria Peterson, Ken, Pakm, Anna, Samantha, Ken Jr. and Lydia Bacon, Terry and Melissa Ballasch, Jessica Robertson, Courtney Whiting, Rhonda Atkinson, Monica Vance, Pauline Boyd, Carol Fox and Pastor Brad and Mary Hall. Thank you to Steve Schoffner and 102.7 WCPZ for the great radio advertising on air, and for Dave Yost and 97.7 WGGN for the awesome on-air interview with Pastor Hall and Summerville. Once again, our local communities have shown how amazingly compassionate they are to others less fortunate. Thank you! Sincerely, Helping Hands for Haiti Committee nnn

On behalf of the Humane Society of Ottawa County and its board of directors, I would like to take this opportunity to offer thanks to the many volunteers, donors and supports who recently volunteered their time, efforts, supplies and donations toward the rescue of more than 30 horses from a farm in Ottawa County. The horses are now doing well in foster homes and the kindness, generosity and volunteer spirit the community showed during our time of need was amazing. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts to the hundreds of individuals and groups who have donated and helped in any way. It is both sad and unfortunate that misinformation has

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been circulated by some individuals and groups regarding the HSOC, its members and our many volunteers. It is safe to say that in its nearly 40-year history, never has our Humane Society handled a more time-consuming and difficult large-scale rescue than this one. Throughout, we were fortunate enough to benefit from the guidance of several veterinarians, whose guidance and horse expertise was nothing short of a Godsend. As you may imagine, safely handing, assuming are of, and providing for the horses in an emergency situation is a difficult undertaking the say the least. It is truly a shame that rumors and accusations have been falsely circulated about the Humane Society and its employees and members. Already positioned to split our resources between caring for the rescued horses and the wellbeing of the many animals waiting for loving homes at our shelter, we were then forced to devote additional resources to a federal court case due to circumstances beyond our control. While our task was daunting, we at the Humane Society have given our all to ensure the safety of the rescued horses and all other animals in our care. Simply put, we’ve done our best. In closing, I wish to personally thank all who have supported us, yesterday. This experience has been a learning exercise for all of us. We appreciate your patience during this difficult time and your continued and much-needed support. We hope you will continue to stand by us as we have homeless and loving animals waiting for forever homes. Again, thank you to all who have helped us in any way. Lisa Ramirez, Humane Society of Port Clinton president

200th RED HORSE men and women, thank you men and women in the armed services here at home and abroad, for protecting our rights and freedoms as Americans and for helping to make this world a better place. Tom Mallory

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The 200th RED HORSE Squadron recently deployed to Iraq/Afghanistan for a six-month tour. Approximately 320 men and women from the Port Clinton and Mansfield areas are part of this deployment. An official send off ceremony for these brave men and women was held at the Mansfield Senior High School Feb. 28. It was a capacity crowd of families, friends and employers. We were there to show our support for these fine men and women. In the distinguished guest area were the mayors of Mansfield, Lexington and Oak Harbor; an appointed spokesperson for Gov. Strickland; an appointed spokesperson for Marcy Kaptor; a general from Hungary and a general from Slovenia; and other distinguished guests. Did you notice that there is a name missing from this list? In case you didn’t know, the 200th RED HORSE Squadron is based outside of a small city that most of us call home. And it is this small city that a good portion of the deploying troops also call home. I’ve taken great pride in the past to call Port Clinton my home town. It was with great disappointment that our city leadership took no action to show these airmen that the City of Port Clinton supports its troops! I heard several comments from people sitting around me about the absence of any official representation from Port Clinton. It was embarrassing. I talked with the mayor and was told that she did receive an official invitation to the ceremony and that “she” was unable to attend as her and her family were on vacation. She stated that she supported the deploying members by attending several breakfast gatherings (which were not mandatory attendance for any of the service members). She asked if a personal letter of apology to me and my family would suffice. She missed the whole point. I understand schedules and family circumstances can play havoc with any public official. But when you are a figurehead for a city and you are invited to an important event like this, you need to make some sort of effort to get some sort of representation there. In closing, thank you

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Time surely marches on. By the time you get this paper it will be only about two and a half weeks until Easter. So this is a good time to decide how and where you will spend the holiday. I’ll be writing more about Holy Week and Easter in this column in a couple of weeks. For now I’ll just mention that Easter is (for Christians) the holiest day of the year. This year both the “western” Easter and the Eastern Orthodox Easter are celebrated on the same day, and that is Sunday, April 4. Whatever your plans, I hope you will include attendance at church among them. Every church will welcome you. And you don’t have to have special clothes or anything out of the ordinary. Just attend worship somewhere. You will be glad that you did. Before I leave the topic of Christian religion, I want to mention a book called “The Message.” Written by Eugene H. Peterson, it is a compilation of Psalms, Proverbs and the New Testament of the Bible in language that could be described as “contemporary idiom.” I like some parts of it and don’t like other parts of it, but have been enjoying reading scripture from more traditional English versions and then comparing them to “The Message.” Often this new work provides additional insight into the Biblical text that is being studied. Take a look at “The Message” next time you are in a bookstore. Look up a familiar passage and see if you like it. I’ll give you an example. My favorite Bible passage is Romans 8:28. In the Bible’s “New Revised Standard Version” (1989), this reads: “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” In “The Message,” the same verse reads this way: “That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.” See how it works? It just says the same thing but with a different perspective. Many scholars are using “The Message” to explain scriptures more easily to people who are new to the concepts in the Bible. It’s unique! nnn

I attended the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Government’s annual “Professional Development Day” this past Saturday. The focus of the morning-long meeting was on how to trim down government expenses to meet these tough economic times. It was very interesting. The keynote presentation was an overview of several government entities in southeastern Michigan. Many of them had worked innovatively and creatively to keep their costs in line with revenues. Collaboration — that is, working together to promote cost savings — was one important component of the suggested solutions to fiscal problems. Other ideas were analytic comparison to other (similar) entitles and also accurate projection of future income. This was a really great seminar; enjoyable as well as a good educational experience. And it focused on strategies that actually work in today’s economy. nnn

Don’t forget that the Oak Harbor United Methodist Church will serve up its wonderful annual Amish Dinner 4:30 to 7 p.m. or until sold out today, March 18. Tickets will be available at the door. Among the menu items for this home-cooked pot roast dinner are homemade dressing and homemade noodles and of course a selection of desserts. It’s always a delicious meal so here’s hoping that you can attend. nnn

Also on my calendar for this week is the grand opening of “Perfect Color Hair and Tan.” The festivities are scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 19, and for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 20. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. on Friday hosted by the Port Clinton Area

Chamber of Commerce. The new owner is special to me — she’s my niece, Roseann Park Hickman. She loves Port Clinton and wants to be a part of the growth in the city. She recently purchased the business on the west side of Madison Street, north of Perry Street. In the past couple of months she and her family (and friends, too) have given the interior a complete face-lift. And it is beautiful. Roseann has put together a full range of cosmetic services including regular and air-brush tanning, massage therapies, manicures and pedicures as well as all services for hair beauty. So stop in this week to see Roseann and her new shop. Enjoy refreshments, tours, special offers and giveaways. For information, call 419-732-8255. nnn

Here’s a great opportunity for actors and actresses in our community: the Ohio Humanities Council is issuing a call for scholars/performers for the 2011 Chautauqua season. All performances will be based on the Civil War. This is in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States (1861-1865). Here is what they are looking for: portrayals consisting of a monologue performed “in character.” This must be of a character from the Civil War era. The portrayers will serve as a scholar in residence and as a performer will present one evening performance and two daytime workshops each week. The scholars/performers will develop their own script, costume, props, etc., and will receive an honorarium, per diem and travel and lodging expenses. Call Fran at 1-800-293-9774 or e-mail fran@ohiohummanities.org. The agency Web site also has information. But hurry. The April 1 deadline is quickly approaching. nnn

Also about the Civil War celebration; the Ohio Historical Society is putting together the framework of an observation that will put fresh objective on the war-years in Ohio. There will be a speakers’ bureau and living history performers. Grants will be available to non-profit organizations to support local programming. Visit the www.ohiocivilwar150.org to see what is available. nnn

My current to-do list includes getting a handle on the paperwork for my 2009 income tax return. It’s difficult to find time for it. A few weeks ago I was snowbound (over the last weekend in February) and managed to get all the papers sorted out. Alas, the only time I’ve touched them since is when I dropped the big stack on the floor — accidentally, of course — and they got all mixed up. There was no time to reorganize, so I picked everything up as carefully as possible and put it in a place where it won’t fall again. How about you? Are your taxes done? If you’re going to receive a refund you may want to finish them as soon as possible. nnn

This Friday (March 19) is the last date for the winter 2010 library cinema art series. “Bound for Glory” will be shown at the Ida Rupp Library beginning at 7 p.m. This 1976 film about singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie is a semi-classic. Woody left his Texas home in the 1930s during the Great Depression and toured around the nation meeting working class people and performing his special brand of music. nnn

Meg and Ken Anderson will host “Spring Break 2010” at Castaway Bay in Sandusky on Saturday, March 20. Last-minute reservations may be available by calling Meg at 419-706-8186. This event is for boaters and it displays many accessories for boats as well as featuring presentations by knowledgeable boaters and technicians. Registration fee is $15 and that includes lunch and beverage service throughout the day. nnn

Don’t forget the Lenten Study Luncheons on Wednesday at Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2026 E. Harbor Road. Lunch is $6. Rev. Dr. Kurt Borows is leading a study of Luke’s Gospel. This begins at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is at noon. Devotions follow. Rev. Carolyn Joseph, Church of the Nazarene, speaks on March 24 and Rev. Jeanne Gay, Firelands Church, speaks on March 31.

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Blood pressure and sugar screenings WHAT: Magruder and Ottawa County Senior Resources collaborate for free screenings. WHEN: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Danbury Senior Center INFO: www. magruderhospital.com; www.co.ottawa.oh.us/ ocseniorresources/index.htm

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WHEN: 7 p.m. (optional dinner at 6 p.m.) WHERE: The Islander, 2590 Sand Road, Port Clinton

WHAT: Craft show, lunch with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt. WHERE: Riverview HealthCare Campus WHEN: Craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Easter kid’s crafts all day, Easter story hour at 10 a.m., lunch with the Easter bunny (for 12 and under) at 11:30 a.m., photos with the Easter Bunny from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and an Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. Preregistration is required for lunch which is $3 per child.

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WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Activity Room, Otterbein Retirement Center, Marblehead

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Reverse Raffle WHAT: The Sandusky Bay Area Goodwill’s event will feature a top prize of $10,000, with nearly 40 other cash prizes totaling $5,000. WHEN: Doors open at 6 p.m., with an Italian buffet dinner served at 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Grand ballroom at Sandusky’s Kalahari Resort INFO: 419-625-4744 or www.sbagoodwill.org

“Bound for Glory” WHAT: The Friends of the Ida Rupp Public Library will show “Bound for Glory” (1976/USA/PG/147 minutes). Admission is free and open to the public. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library community rooms. Entrer on West Third Street. INFO: 419-732-3212

“Oklahoma” WHAT: The Port Clinton High School Drama Club’s spring musical WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday WHERE: Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center COST: Tickets go on sale Friday, March 12, in the high school office for $8 each, or they may be purchased the nights of the show at the PAC box office.

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WHAT: Drive through 7 miles of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge which are normally closed to the public. Weather permitting. Drive at your own pace as you travel along a well-marked route, following a self-guided tour brochure found at the route entrance. WHEN: The route will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 16 miles

WHAT: Paul LaMarre III, Executive Director WILLIS S. BOYER, presents “Don’t Give Up the Ship.” WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Maritime Museum, 125 Meigs St., Sandusky COST: Free with admission to the museum INFO: 419-624-0274; sanduskymaritime.org

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Mid County EMT Spaghetti Dinner WHAT: Meal includes: spaghetti, salad, Italian bread, drink and homemade dessert. Eat-in or carry out. Adults $8; children under 12 are $4. WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: St. Paul’s UCC, Oak Harbor (corner of Toussaint and Ottawa streets)

Historical Society’s Spring Meeting WHAT: The brunch will feature The Black Swamp Doctor. Step back in time to the great Black Swamp and meet Dr. Frederick W. Jaeger, Pioneer German Doctor. WHEN: Noon WHERE: Island House in Port Clinton COST: Cost is $20 per person. Call 419-276-6593 to see if seats are still available.

“A Day for Me” WHAT: Free women’s health seminar WHEN: 12:30 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital’s Conference Center INFO: Reservations can be made by calling Magruder at 419-734-3131, ext. 3505

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Web Video — YouTube Here I Come! WHAT: This new PC City Schools community computer class will offer hands-on experience using digital video cameras. Various techniques will be utilized to view and post Web casts and podcasts. Learn how to edit and share

video on the web WHEN: 2 p.m. INFO: To register for any of the classes, call 419-7322102, e-mail jgluth@pccsd. net or register online at http://www.pccsd.net/forms/ computerclasses/. The classes are free to residents of the Port Clinton City School District. Space is limited.

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WHAT: Port Clinton’s own Bob Underwood will be the chef for the meal sponsored by Friends of Port Clinton Parks. The menu includes pancakes, sausage or bacon, fruit cup and beverages. WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. WHERE: St. Thomas Episcopal Church Guild Hall, 214 E. 2nd St. COST: Suggested donations are $6 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under

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Midweek Lenten worship WHAT: Dr. Kurt Borows will conclude his Passion History media presentation with “Jesus’ Death and Burial.” All community members are invited to attend. WHEN: 7 p.m. with potluck dinner at 6 p.m. WHERE: Resurrection Lutheran Church WHERE: Resurrection Lutheran Church

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March March 25-26 25-26 Free OSHA training WHAT: 10 Hour General Industry Class offered by the Ottawa County Safety Council WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Ottawa County Resource Centre, Oak Harbor INFO: Call Denise Ventrone at 419-898-6242

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AROUND OTTAWA COUNTY

Storm sewer project impacting city traffic Construction work on the Third Street Sanitary Sewer project will impact travel on Perry Street and Washington streets beginning Monday, March 22. Perry Street will be reduced to two lanes for several days as workers install a new storm sewer pipe under the road. Washington Street will also be closed to vehicular traffic, except emergency vehicles, beginning on the 22. Questions should be addressed to the city at 419-7345522.

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Hall of Fame nominees sought The Ottawa County Senior Activity Committee, under the direction of the Ottawa County Senior Advisory Board, is seeking nominations for its annual induction into the Ottawa County Senior Hall of Fame. Nomination forms will be available beginning Monday, March 15, at all Ottawa County Senior Centers: Danbury, Put-in-Bay, Port Clinton, Oak Harbor, Elmore and Genoa. All nomination forms must be returned to the Ottawa County Senior Resources Office by April 12. Nomination forms will be reviewed by the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners and

the staff of Senior Resources to determine the 2009-2010 Hall of Fame recipients. The purpose of the award is to recognize senior volunteers in our community who exemplify a positive image of aging, demonstrating these characteristics through their involvement and contribution to various volunteer activities throughout Ottawa County. Nominations are open to anyone 60 year of age or older who resides in Ottawa County or participated in volunteer activities for any organization in the county. The Senior Hall of Fame winners

will be inducted during Ottawa County’s Spring Senior Day, scheduled for Wednesday, May 12, where the senior award recipients will receive a plaque commemorating their achievement. In addition, their names will also be added to the county plaque, which will hang in the Ottawa County Senior Resources office. For information or a nomination form, contact your local Senior Center or call Senior Resources at 877898-6458. The applications can also be found on the Senior Resources Web page — http://www.co.ottawa. oh.us/ocseniorresources/index.htm

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FFA sales team competes The Oak Harbor/Penta FFA Agriculture Sales Team placed 18th at the State Agriculture Sales Career Development Event on March 6 at Tolles Technical Center in Plain City. The sales team consisted of Kyle Wendt, Johnathan Kitzler, Tyler Kitzler and Bret Braun. The Career Development Event includes an objective test, sales demonstration and customer relations practicum. The test assesses the team members’ understanding of sales and marketing agriculture products. The sales demonstration assesses member’s ability to develop and sell an agricultural product and properly conclude the sales transaction. Wendt developed his own company called KW Helmets that designs and produces helmets for recreational and agricultural uses. Johnathan Kitzler represented the Georgia Boot Company selling boots at the Ohio Power Show. Tyler

Kitzler was representing Kitzler Hardware selling garden hoes to a customer who had recently broken theirs. Braun was selling a bench chain grinder at the Ohio Hardware Convention representing Oregon Outdoor Equipment. The practicum consisted of the participant interacting with a customer to determine how to help the customer with their complaint. This year the students were acting as if they were sales representatives from Blossom and Bud Greenhouse. Their goal was to find other solutions for the customer instead of returning a bag of flower seed they had purchased a month ago. Each team member competes separately in these three events and then each individual score is totaled for an overall team score. The Oak Harbor/Penta FFA advisors are Noah Neiderhouse, Louie Damschroder and Krysteena Brown.

Casting call Saturday for bicycle helmet safety film Closer Look Films is announcing an open casting call for an upcoming short film project on bicycle helmet safety. Dangerous life-threatening accidents on bicycles, brought about by riders who are not wearing a helmet, has become a major issue and one of great concern for The Brain Injury Association of America. Closer Look’s concept for a film that mixes drama with education has gained interest from several members of the association as well as those who produce the bicycle safety helmets. Writer-director Thomas Brown will be interviewing potential cast at from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Ida Rupp Public Library meeting room. The movie calls

for three to six boys in the 12- to 14-yearold range who are very articulate, have a good personality and enjoy acting. The candidates must also be able to ride a bicycle and are available on one or two Saturdays. The project also needs adults to play parents, sidewalk bystanders, etc. The bicycle helmet safety film known as “Charley” is part of Closer Look’s “Because We Love You” series; in which real kids educate about important safety issues in short three-part films designed for younger children. The group has already produced “Tommy” which deals with strangers and child-abduction, and several more concepts are in development.

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Local speaker wins contest

The Toastmasters Area 7 International Speech Contest and the Speech Evaluation Contest were recently held at the Kaubisch Memorial Public Library. There were four clubs in Area 7 who competed: Bay Area (Port Clinton), Fostoria, Fremont and Seneca (Tiffin). Kitty Brandal of the Bay Area Club took first place in the speech evaluation contest. Kitty will compete in the Division Contest in Perrysburg April 17. The Bay Area Toastmasters meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton. Questions can be addressed to Brandal at 419239-5732 or kittybrandal@ yahoo.com.

Book and gift fair at Magruder The Magruder Hospital Auxiliary will have a book fair in the hospital’s main lobby 8 a.m. to 4 p.m Monday, March 22. Books Are Fun, a Reader’s Digest Company, will be doing the sale and they have books and gifts. For information on the Magruder Auxiliary, contact Auxiliary & Volunteer Coordinator Linda Sprenger at 419-734-3131, ext. 3140.


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Gardeners to offer plastic recycling program The Sandusky/Ottawa County Master Gardeners and OSU Extension have again organized a plastic recycling program in Sandusky and Ottawa counties. From May 1 to Oct. 31, gardeners, farmers, homeowners and business owners are invited to turn in meltable items including: pots, flats, trays, cell packs, nursery tubs (soil and plant material removed), plastic sheeting, stretch wrap, empty and crushed

beverage bottles, milk jugs, plastic grocery bags (securely bundled), and plastic toys (outdoor play equipment and toys without metal parts). Items not accepted include: medical supplies, garden or agricultural chemical containers Purpose Green, a post-consumer recycling company in Norwalk, Ohio, will process the collected plastic waste. This material is then remanufactured into

other products here in the United States. The Master Gardeners would like to educate and motivate the general public in joining in an effort to reduce landfill waste by reusing a non-biodegradable material that will benefit everyone. The following sites will collect the recyclables during regular business hours: • Bench’s Greenhouse — 18063 W. Ohio 105 Elmore

By the numbers 26,000 — Approximate number of tons of plastic land-filled each year in the Ottawa-Sandusky-Seneca Solid Waste District 900,000 — Cost in dollars to dispose of plastics in the OSS District

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685 — Amount of oil, in gallons, saved by recycling one ton of plastic • Bench Farms — 9151 Jerusalem Road (Ohio 2) Curtice

• Barnes Nursery — 1283 N.E. Catawba Road, Port Clinton

Vanguard students inducted into National Technical Honor Society Vanguard Career Center recently inducted 17 members into the National Technical Honor Society. The purpose of the NTHS is to promote the ideas of honesty, service, leadership and skill development among America’s future workforce and to reward scholastic achievement in occupational, voca-

tional and/or technical education. The guest speaker was Terry Overmeyer, mayor of Fremont. National Technical Honor Society inductees from Port Clinton High School are: David Allen, electrical trades; Kenneth Grimes, auto tech; and Ashley Martin, medical aide.

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Meteorologist speaks to OCTRA WTOL Toledo Meteorologist Chris Vickers spoke to 40 members of the Ottawa County Retired Teachers Association on Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Oak Harbor American Legion Hall. Vickers began his presentation with humorous comments about his first years of work in the very

DANBURY from 1A students in nine Ottawa County elementaries, two out of five students fell above the healthy weight range for their age. The study also shows that Danbury had the highest overweight and obese rates — 47 percent up from 39 percent three years prior. The study used the children’s Body Mass Index, or BMI, to assess weight categories. BMI is a measure of the body’s heaviness. Those students that fell in the 85th to 95th percentile are termed “overweight;” those exceeding the 95th percentile are considered obese. “The analysis was kind of the spark that got the competition ball rolling,” Holzaepfel said. Participating staff members were weighed last week. Over the next 10 weeks, they will be walking, jogging and exercising together, inspiring each other to eat healthy, and tracking their progress with a once-a-week weigh-in. Teacher and Technology Director Geoff Halsey, 39, is on one of the teams. “I would like to shed nine pounds, but it’s also a wellness effort for sure — the fac-

MAYOR from 1A the exterior portion of the project being completed as weather permits. Beach cleanup will then be next on the schedule. Cops In School program is going well as usual. The Port Clinton students and faculty are familiar with Officer Ralph Edmonds, who has also become a mentor for many students. The mural at Stensen Park is scheduled to be completed in the spring. The city is looking at a Capitol Improvement grant with assistance from State Rep. Dennis Murray and Sen. Mark Wagoner to help locate funds for the demolition of the old abandoned Waterworks building. The city is working with the Friends of the Cemetery on beautification at the entrance of the cemetery and repairs and landscaping at the mausoleum. We have future plans for the Veterans Circle at Lakeview Cemetery but volunteer assistance is needed to complete this project.

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ulty coming together for a positive cause for the students to see,” Halsey said. “We have some kids who need to see examples and role models outside of the classroom.” With the help of the school’s wellness committee, Holzaepfel plans to get the word out to not only the students through different activities over the next 10 weeks, but parents as well through the school’s newsletter. “Obesity is a national problem that won’t be fixed overnight, but I’m excited about the contest. It’s made this position challenging and fun,” she said. Please contact City Hall for the Mayor’s Office at 419-734-5522, ext. 8. On a personal note, I would like to congratulate the Port Clinton Basketball team and coaches for the exciting season and wish them the best at regionals! Congratulations to the Port Clinton girls and boys swimming teams for a great season and congratulations to Mackenzie Stewart for taking state in Division ll for the 200 IM event. We cannot forget our USA 8 and under champs Szymanski, Stines and Hines, good job kids! Lastly, the family and friends of the 200th RED HORSE Squadron have asked the city to participation in attaching yellow ribbons around the trees and lamp post in support of our troops and coming home safe, we are asking our community to please participate.

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True or false: Men have more ability in math and science than women? The correct answer is false, and it seems that America’s work force is finally beginning to reflect this. New and pervasive research demonstrates there is no difference in ability between men and women. The differences in achievement only appear when lower expectations and distorted perceptions of what is achievable affect motivation levels and confidence. The good news is that universities across the country are seeing an increase in the number of female college students in various degree programs that have been more popular

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Tomi Johnson Celebrates! “There is always something to celebrateâ€? says Tomi Johnson, of her 30 year anniversary in the Real Estate business. Licensed in Feb of 1980 and new to the area, she began her new career with the characteristic enthusiasm she continues to display for her job. “Work isn’t work if you love what you doâ€? reiterates Johnson, who says “every day is an adventure in this business. Sometimes selling your home is the result of a painful change in circumstances, be it a transfer, illness or loss of job or spouse. Often the hard part has nothing to do with selling a home but much to do with other issues. A good agent has empathy for the persons involved; that is where we can make a difference.â€? Recently honored by Howard Hanna Real Estate Services as the Office Top Producer, and given the prestigious National Sales Excellence Award as one of the Top 5% of Agents in the Country, she also was recognized at the Ohio Association of Realtors Convention in September, with the Pinnacle of Performance Award. She has been recognized as Realtor of the Year by both the Ottawa County and the Firelands Area Board REALTORS. “True success is not measured by the number of honors but by the number of people whom you have helped reach their goals. Repeat customers, great references and a good night’s sleep are the best rewardsâ€? adds Johnson. Tomi Johnson can be reached in her new office location next to Avery’s CafĂŠ in Marblehead or anytime on her cell phone at 419-341-0276.

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among male students in the past. And, the number of women pursuing careers grounded in science, technology, engineering and math in the U.S. is growing. When Michelle Obama gave her commencement speech at the Washington Math Science Technology Public Charter high school in 2009, she encouraged students to have confidence, believe in their abilities and to disregard the “ doubters� that they will inevitably encounter. This is the same sentiment that Jessica Galloza, associate engineer for Sypris Test and Measurement (STM) and a DeVry University graduate, says helped her get where she is today. Galloza wasn’t encouraged in high school to take higher-level math courses or to think of college as an option, but rather these are things she pursued on her own. After deciding that a career in law wasn’t for her, she chose to major in electronics engineering technology (EET) because of the growing opportunities in that field. “ I embraced my studies as a challenge and knew that I was working toward a career that would support me and my family,� says Galloza. “ I think it’s important for parents, teachers and guidance counselors to plant career seeds into the minds of young girls so they can realize their goals and work to achieve them as adults. Why not offer a young girl a science kit as opposed to a doll?� “ It’s important that girls engage in activities that expand their ability to be naturally curious and apply logic in a variety of ways,� says Accenture Health and Public Services Operating Unit Lead, Angela Jones. “ Our world is changing so quickly — tomorrow the tools will be different, and the way we interact and collaborate will con-

tinue to change. It will be our ability to adjust and problem solve within those environments that will help us be competitive.� Some institutions are doing their part to dismantle the social stigmas keeping young women from pursuing math and science. For instance, DeVry University offers a program to high school girls called HerWorld which takes place at DeVry locations across the country. At these events, girls are empowered to learn about careers in math, science, business, technology and engineering through interactive workshops - such as building miniature robots - and discussions with female guest speakers. “ Every year, we’re seeing enrollment numbers increase for our math, science and technology degree programs, and many of these students are women,� says Donna Loraine, vice president of academic affairs and dean of DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management. “ It’s our goal as a university to encourage girls to explore their options and to inspire them to pursue fulfilling careers with high potential for growth in the 21st century.� “ In order to maintain global economic competitiveness, it is imperative to encourage increased education and participation of groups currently underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math fields,� says Forough Ghahramani, dean of business programs at DeVry University’s North Brunswick, N.J., campus. “ DeVry University’s HerWorld events are designed to enlighten young women across the country about the wide-ranging possibilities for these in-demand careers of the 21st century.� nnn

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Do you have problems sleeping on Sunday nights knowing that you have to return to work the next morning? Are you constantly daydreaming about your dream job? Are you always checking the clock at work, counting down the minutes until the day ends? If so, you might be suffering from workplace blues. Don Thibert, director of academic affairs for Everest College, has decades of experience helping thousands of individuals a year move into progressive new careers. The seasoned career expert says it’s important to evaluate your work situation and offers great advice for finding career happiness. “Most people are so desensitized by the daily grind that they don’t even realize they’re unhappy, let alone what to do about it. Given the recession, people are too busy just trying to keep their heads above water - they don’t have time to imagine the work situation that would make them really happy,� says Thibert. To determine how blue you really are, Thibert suggests tracking your workplace blues for a month. “Keep a daily record of what made you happy or unhappy each day and give yourself a score on a scale of one to 10, one being totally unbearable unhappiness and 10 being an absolute joy. By the end of the month you should be able to identify if you’re happy -- specifically what you like and don’t like about your work,� says Thibert. “If your average score at the end of the month is six or lower, it’s time to start strategizing for happiness.� New evidence north of the border shows that Americans are not alone in experiencing workplace blues. A recent survey commissioned by Everest College found 59 percent of Canadians said 2009 was mediocre at best; one quarter called it either “a downer� or downright “depressing� and nearly three quarters said they suffer work-related blues at least occasionally. “For some, it’s possible to find happiness in their current job,� explains Thibert. “But there are still many with a failing grade in the happiness department. In those situations, career training is a door opener to a more rewarding work life and greater overall satisfaction. Every day I see how it can really change your life and I encourage people to meet with counselors if they need some help to evaluate their career training options.� nnn

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DISTRICT CHAMPS PC will face Defiance in first round of regionals By JOHN SCHAFFNER Once again, poise and focus saved the day for the Port Clinton Redskins Saturday night as they defeated Bellevue 48-41 at Ashland College to win the school’s first-ever district title. The Redskins once again found themselves behind early in the fourth quarter before turning on the jets offensively and defensively to pull out the championship victory. It was another roller coaster ride, as the Redskins jumped in front early, 10-2 then struggled for the remainder of the first half, but took a narrow lead into the locker room at 21-19. Bellevue spurted right after the loss of their leader, point guard Cody Ruhlman, who went down with a knee injury and took a 33-29 lead late in the third quarter. That’s when Allen Tigner broke up a threeon-one Bellevue breakout, returned the ball to Derek Colston who hit a huge 3-pointer from the left wing to make it 33-32 going into the fourth. The Redskins outscored the Redmen from that point 16-9, with Bellevue’s last four points coming on uncontested layups by Ruhlman to allow the senior star to score his 1,000th career

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point. “All year, we have had different kids step up and make plays. On Saturday, Derek’s three at the end of the third quarter was big,” said Coach Troy Diels. “Allen’s floater in the lane was huge and Josh (Francis) diving into and over press row was a fantastic hustle play that provided us with another valuable possession late ion the game.” Mentally, getting young high school players to play that well late in a big game isn’t all that easy. “Our kids have done a nice job of taking high percentage shots late in games to control the tempo. We have been patient and taken the shots that we want. Defensively, we have been fantastic in the fourth quarters of all our tournament games. We have made teams work for everything late in games,” Diels said. He also noted that the Redskins owned the boards, led by Ryan Hicks’ 15 rebounds while Josh Francis added nine. Thursday night at Anderson Arena, the Redskins meet a big 21-2 Defiance High School in the regional semifinals. They could cause the Red-

skin post players a lot of headaches, as they go 6’8”, 6’6” and 6’4” across their front line. “They are a very solid team with very few weaknesses,” said Diels. They won the WBL which is a tough conference that actually has two teams in this regional” (the other is Celina). “They have great balance in their scoring. It is the kind of team you’d expect to run into this deep in the tourney. They are very well coached and play good team basketball.” So what about the Redskins approach, now that they are in uncharted territory? “Since we began the tournament we have lived by the motto, ‘the only one that matters is the next one.’ We are still going to approach it the same way. We will put our win on Saturday night behind us and prepare like crazy to go play Defiance. There is still not a coach or player in our program satisfied with where we are right now.” Celina plays Clearview in the first semifinal game at 6:15 p.m. while the Redskins play Defiance at 8 p.m. at historic Anderson Arena at BGSU. Tickets are on sale in the main office at Port Clinton High School.

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Playmakers kick off new play Local actors will take the stage starting Thursday to present “Messiah on the Frigidaire.” The Playmakers Civic Theatre production is set in a trailer park in Elroy, S.C., with Dwayne and Lou Ann’s trailer as the focal point. A neighborhood kid has ravaged their hedges in an attempt to shape them into Disney characters. As night falls, and the streetlights come on, a shadow emerges on the Hightowers’ refrigerator, which sits on their front porch (they won it in a raffle and it was too big to fit inside). Could it be Jesus, the Messiah? Why now? Thousands flock to see the Messiah on the Frigidaire, seeking healing, redemption, cleansing and all the other trappings of a real live miracle. Dwayne seeks his fortune selling grape drink and crackers (hosts). Betsy seeks to come to terms with her past, and Lou Ann searches for the meaning of it all. Cast for the show includes: veteran PC actor Trish McCartney as Lou Ann Hightower; newcomer Martin L. Smith as her husband Dwayne; local favorite Lynne James as Betsy Gridley, Lou Ann’s best friend; Nick James (Lynne’s main squeeze) as the Rev. Cecil Hodges; veteran PC actor Rich Riedmaier as Larry William-

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Martin Smith as Dwayne, Trish McCartney as Lou Ann and Lynne James as Betsy rehearse for “Messiah on the Frigedaire.” son; Margaret Helbing (Meinke) as the woman; with David Helbing (her 6-year-old son) as her son; and Jordan Davenport as “The Stranger.” The crew includes: Steve Heineman, Alex Szabo, Brenda MacDonald, Jim MacDonald, Margot McCann, Lenore Frederick, Phaedra Martell, director Matt Parker and assistant director Jaclyn Kromer. The show runs Thursday through

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OAK HARBOR — Ottawa County Christian Academy is currently accepting applications for new students for the 2010-2011 academic school year. The school has openings in the kindergarten through grade six. OCCA, a ministry of Grace Baptist Church in Oak Harbor, opened in 2004 to give area parents an alternative to pubic education. The school is a member of the American Association of Christian School as well as the Buckeye Association of Christian Schools. OCCA is recognized by the Ohio Department of Education as a “Section 08” institution, meaning it follows all state guidelines for attendance and academics set forth by the Minimum Standards of the ODE. “We hope to build up our elementary department this coming year,” said school founder Pastor Richard Bickelhaupt. “We are confident that we have the best environment and staff for educating children in that age group. We can offer what many parents seek in a small classroom setting.” Call the school office at 419-898-3888 for an application packet. For questions, call the office or Grace Baptist Church at 419-898-4002. OCCA is a private, non-chartered Baptist school at 325 S. Toussaint-Portage Road.

OAK HARBOR THESPIANS PRESENTING ‘HELLO DOLLY’ OHHS thespians welcome spring with, “Hello, Dolly!” Join the cast and crew for a treat of dancing and singing as musical theater’s favorite matchmaker finds love in the air. Show times are 8 p.m. March 19-20 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21. Tickets are reserved seating and are available from any cast/crew member, by calling the high school at 419-898-6216 or at the door. Adult tickets are $8 and students/seniors are $6.

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EHOVE offers on-the-job training EHOVE Career Center offers quite an array of training choices for its students. EHOVE Junior Liz Nesser of Danbury High School agrees. She’s already out working in the real world as part of her education. Nesser is a retail careers student. Her on-the-job training at Dollar Island in the Sandusky Mall is the first step to her future. Nesser is the treasurer of EHOVE DECA, an association for students with a career interest in marketing, management, hospitality, finance, entrepreneurship and/or business administration. She’s using her EHOVE education and training experience to put together her latest project, a manual to take to DECA state competition. The roughly 30-page manual is a written project on marketing operations of Dollar Island. “There’s a lot to cover, like the business’ history, structure, chain of distribution, target market and marketing plan,” said Michelle Guerra, owner of Dollar Island. Guerra also said that Nesser has done very well learning these concepts, compiling her manual and working at the store. “She’s developed leadership skills and self-confidence, and really wants to be at school every day,” said Penny Adelman, EHOVE retail careers instructor and DECA advisor who teaches the program and monitors the students at their training sites. Nesser says she now really enjoys school and hopes to take business and marketing courses in college. “I like the program a lot. I get to experience a lot of different things. I’ll have a big head start in the working world when I graduate from EHOVE,” Nesser said. Stores in the Sandusky Mall and The Crossings have partnered with EHOVE for several years by allowing students to train about two hours a day in their facilities. “This real world experience is very valuable to the students,” said Adelman. Students’ responsibilities include customer service, inventory, stockroom work and other hands-on activities. Sandusky Mall stores this year are Sears, Elder-Beerman, Deb’s, rue 21, Payless Shoes and Dollar Island. Stores at The Crossings are Maurice’s, Fashion Bug, Dollar Tree and Sam’s Club. Additionally, Kalahari Resort, Perkins Restaurant and The Community at Parkvue are also active partners.

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Tourism partners hit trade show

Attendees were: (first row) Julie Pitino, Melissa Bender, Kim Barish, Carolyn Miller, Amanda Smith, Gavin Longer, (second row) Karen Fuller, Jessica Fosco, Judy Berry, Bryan Hart, (back row) Tim Walsh, Joe Lamb, Wendy Eller, Jason Blake, Adam Gehman, Larry Fletcher and Lance Woodworth.

Lake Erie Shores and Islands joined forces with several of the region’s tourism businesses to attend the Heartland Travel Showcase in Columbus. This annual motor coach trade show is presented by the Ohio Travel Association and brings together group tour operators and destination representatives for focused appointments and other information sharing opportunities. The Lake Erie Shores and Islands team included representatives from the Erie and Ottawa County Visitors Bureaus, along with Cedar Point, Lakeside Association, Jet Express, Island Transportation, Doller Mansion/Put-in-Bay Winery,

Goodtime I, Great Wolf Lodge, Kalahari Resort & Conference Center, Sawmill Creek, Sandusky State Theatre, Hampton Inn-Sandusky and Sandusky Hotels. com. The group had 11 booth spaces and worked as a team to promote the area to the more than 100 tour operators in attendance. Additional exposure for the area came as the result of a pre-conference familiarization tour that provided the opportunity for 20 tour company leaders to experience some of our region’s most popular lodging properties, attractions and restaurants. Since many attractions in our area are seasonal, the group also

received an invitation and incentives to come back and tour the area again in the summer months. The motor coach travel industry is an important audience for the area. These travelers generally represent a great return on investment of marketing dollars and staff time. Most groups of this type bring in 50 to 60 people on one trip who spend money at many businesses during their stay. Earlier this year, a comprehensive Group Tour Planner was produced to help promote our region to this audience. To view the planner or for information, visit shoresandislands.com or call 800255-3743. 

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6B Thursday, March 18, 2010

REAL ESTATE

Real Estate Transfers L. and Sandra L. Shepherd, 5644 E. Harbor Road, $5,000.

Real Estate Transfers Week ending March 12

Benton Township

• 3-12-10 Edward C Kaiser and Janet L. Lickert to Brandon M. and Jennifer Lynn Schwind, 14588 W. Kolb Roas, new split, $142,500.

Bay Township

• 3-10-10 Travis L. Cook et al to Federal National Mortgage Association, 5915 W. Oak Harbor Southeast Road, $153,334.

Carroll Township

• 3-8-10 Town & Country RV Center Inc. to Roger S. and Judy A. Mahaffy, Unit 4042/ Campsite 1101 Wild Wings, $12,405.

Clay Township

• 3-8-10 Paul W. and Sandra J. Blausey to David C. Schwan, 0 North Opfer-Lentz Road, $19,000.

Catawba Township

• 3-8-10 Terence J. and Patricia A. Ross to Robert J. Tomsich, 4180 E. Moore’s Dock Road, $620,000. • 3-10-10 Timothy R. Pelton et al to Federal National Mortgage Association, 3079 N. Tiara Drive, $233,000. • 3-10-10 Sunshine Land II, LLC to Sarah S. Drew, 2780 B Canterbury Circle, $405,700.

Danbury Township

• 3-12-10 Marblehead Porthole LLC to Michael

Erie Township

• 3-8-10 William D. Horn to Christine David, 3530 W. Ohio 163, $5,000.

Harris Township

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CATAWBA ISLAND

Elmore Corp.

Spectacular marina & Lake views. Luxury condo in gated community w/open floor plan, 3 bdrm, 3 full baths & large balcony. 40ft dock in private marina w/direct Lake access. $307,000

Harbor Island Condo: great views of channel & 37+ft dock at door! 2nd floor unit features open floor plan, 1188sqft, 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths & carport. $249,000

Oak Harbor Corp

• 3-11-10 Home Sales Inc. to Snyder Real Estate, LTD., 406 N. Locust St., $20,000. New Price

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• 3-8-10 Fannie Mae to Blaine Winegarden, 262 Clinton Reef, $68,250. • 3-8-10 S&R Construction and Management, Ltd. to BEJ Family Limited Partnership, Ltd, 217 Laurel Avenue, $69,605.98. • 3-10-10 Sylvia S. Kimball et al to CitiMortgage Inc., 832 Madison Street, $60,000. • 3-11-10 Cindy J. Havener et al to John and Amy Timmons, 329 East 7th Street, $19,000.

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• 3-8-10 Steven A. and Patricia A. Holcomb, 15835 W. Portage River South Road, $145,000. • 3-9-10 Howard E. Anstead and Janice C. Wagner to Melvin H. and Diane M. Giesler, W. Elmore Eastern Road 60 acres, $244,000. • 3-10-10 Jeremy M. LaCourse et al to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, 344 Harris St., $70,800.

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MARBLEHEAD 2230 Commodore Ct Commodore Bay: 60x124 lot in newer subdivision. Includes 2-30ft docks with water & electric in private marina on the Bay. $68,500 CATAWBA ISLAND NE Catawba Rd Lakefront Property: 2.7 acres with 260 ft of Lake Erie coastline! Views of Perry’s Monument, Kelleys Island & more. Close to ferry to the islands, restaurants & marinas. $2,500,000 CATAWBA ISLAND 2212 Carriage Ln #5 Lakefront Colony Club Townhome with unforgettable views & sunsets! 2nd floor Master Suite with spacious sitting area, numerous built-ins & more. Offering $50,000 decorating allowance. $799,000 JOHNSON’S ISLAND 3416 Memorial Shwy Spectacular views of Sandusky Bay from 3BD, 2.5BA home w/ full basement & spacious deck. 40ft stone wall + 40ft of dockage. Includes back lot with 30x40 pole barn. $669,900

tomijohnson.com 2442 SPLIT ROCK, MARBLEHEAD Don’t miss this home! Price reduced by $50,000 to $299,000 for this beautiful home. Lovingly crafted by the sellers to create the comfort of days gone by, wood plank flooring custom kitchen, spacious master suite, the cantilevered screen porch overlooks your own secret garden!

5555 CONSTITUTION, MARBLEHEAD This 3 bed 2 bath home comes fully furnished and ready for this season! Enjoy the summer breezes on the screen porch overlooking the marina where your boat is docked in your 30’ slip, just steps from your door. Hop on board and take an evening cruise to the islands, this is the lifestyle you were looking for! $209,900

4555 FOREST GLEN, JOHNSON'S ISLAND New construction, nearly finished and priced well below appraisal, it is not too late for you to pick the carpet throughout this spectacular 5300 sf home. A 50’ dock at your door in the sheltered Baycliffs marina, a walkout lower level recreation or family room, an amazing kitchen-dining area with all the extras and a ground floor master! $839,000

PORT CLINTON 1909 E Harbor Rd #305E Captain’s Cove condo on shores of Lake Erie. Refurbished 2 bedroom, 2 bath with spectacular views of Lake & marina! Sandy beach, clubhouse with pool & dockage available. $249,900 CATAWBA ISLAND 4260-C Marin Wds New! LeMarin condo with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & 3rd floor bonus bedroom. Brick ceramic flooring, freshly painted & overhead storage in garage. $157,200

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353 Miley Dr. Marblehead— Spacious 4BD/2BA vacation home or primary residence. Lake Erie views from master bedroom and 2nd floor deck. Dockage available in direct lake access marina, only .1 mile from front door! Large kitchen and 1st floor bed and bath. Three season room with south exposure. 2 patios. MONEY BACK GUARANTEE & HOME WARRANTY OFFERED! Howardhanna.com/901975 $165,000 GLENNA BENDER 419-3411579

6485 E. Harbor Rd. #27 Marblehead—90 ft of dockage at your door! Two boat wells, multi-level decking, garden gazebo, sunroom, 3 bed 2 bath. Newer carpeting, flooring, patio doors and window, fresh paint all in 2008. Minutes to Lake Erie and beautiful Islands! Howardhanna.com/902650 $129,000 CHERYL HETRICK 419-202-0144

4412 Forest Glen Marblehead—Enjoy all the beauty of Johnson's Island & save energy at the same time! This unique home would be a great retreat with spacious rooms, vaulted ceilings and secluded backyard. Includes 40 ft. dock, geothermal heating and cooling system. Dining/Family/Kitchen Combo is GREAT for entertaining! Howardhanna.com/905815 $319,900 LISA HORMAN 419-271-8110

5660 Windjammer Marblehead—Well maintained yearround, 3 Bed, 2 Full Bath ranch w/ 30' deeded floating dock. Association fees are reasonable. Swimming pool, spacious bedrooms, nice deck in back for parties, porch in front, open kitchen with nook. Everything is quality. New in 2004. Howardhanna.com/905302 $198,900 MARK HARTLINE 419-3419999

2955 Shad Row Catawba — This is Lake Erie living! Expansive lake views! Your own deep water dockage. Oversized, end lot in gated community, close to islands and beaches. 5BR/3BA spacious home includes motherin-law suite. Howardhanna. com/907101 $775,000 SUE PIACENTINO 419-341-4945

406 E. Third St. Port Clinton—Spacious 3 bedroom home in the heart of town. Upgrades include newer front porch and sidewalk, electric and insulation in garage, thermopane windows, newer bathroom, central air and more! Priced to sell. Howardhanna.com/906093 PRICE REDUCED TO $81,900 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

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1923 Yacht Port Beach #L Port Clinton—Excellent view of Lake Erie and Islands from this furnished 3rd fl., 2 story condo. Master BR overlooks the lake w/private balcony. Enclosed patio off living room has balcony for sunning. Gas FP takes the chill off. Walk the Lake's edge on the sandy beach. Gated community also offers in-ground pool. Marina next door for boating enthusiasts. Howardhanna.com/20100778 $224,900 MARK HARTLINE 419-341-9999

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10654 E. Bayshore Road #76 Pointe Falls Marblehead— “Room with a View” It’s spectacular from this 2nd floor 3BR/2BA home. Bay and Lake views surround you in this scenic development. Tennis, swimming, boating (w/25’ boat slip), easy lake access and a garage too. Beach and lighthouse are minutes away. See this one today! Howardhanna.com/20100714 $273,000 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

810 E. Main L3C. Marblehead—Lakefront luxury condo 2100 sq. feet on3rd floor via elevator, with panoramic unobstructed view. Priced way below market value. Granite, marble, gas fireplace, pool, beach, heated garage, clubhouse and close to downtown Marblehead. Howardhanna. com/20100247 299,900 KARMEN LUCAS 419-6569188

689 North Star Place Port Clinton—Waterfront home with 65 ft of dockage at your door! Beautifully appointed interior features granite countertops, tiled flooring, open floor plan, 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. 32 ft deck overlooks private backyard with dock and jet ski lift. 2 car heated garage. 1/2 acre lot. Howardhanna. com/20101255 $239,000 CHERYL HETRICK 419-2020144

BY APPOINTMENT 3300 Stonehouse Catawba—CIC condo overlooks spacious lawn and unobstructed Lake Erie views, one-of-a-kind floor plan including 3 large BR, 2.5BA, 2 car attached garage. Updated baths and kitchen featuring Sub Zero refrig, built-in icemaker. Floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Membership needed to enjoy amenities of CIC. Howardhanna.com/906004 $349,900 GLENNA BENDER 2043 Bristol Marblehead—Exceptional 3 bed 3 bath waterfront home in Danbury Cove with exquisite interior detailing. 70 ft dockage at your door with views of Sandusky Bay. Money Back Guarantee! Howardhanna.com/904233 $499,000 CHERYL HETRICK 419-202-0144 302 E Sixth St. Port Clinton—Well maintained home with beautiful original wide oak trim throughout. Conveniently located on large corner lot near school and hospital. Move in ready. Money Back Guarantee! Howardhanna.com/902036 $89,900 SUE PIACENTINO 419-341-4945 4448 Cliff Rd Catawba—Enjoy views of Lake Erie. Many new upgrades throughout home including custom cherry kitchen cabinetry with Brazilian granite, hardwood floors, designer frieze carpet and one of a kind Italian marble bath. 1st and 2nd floor screened porch. Gated community with beaches and parks. Howardhanna.com/903524 $899,000 MARSHA WARNIKE 419-681-5001 203 N. Bass Circle Marblehead—Spacious manufactured home just across the street from Bass Haven Marina. A nice, quiet neighborhood centrally located to all area attractions and destinations. Includes carport/covered patio and large storage shed. An affordable getaway or year round residence. Howardhanna.com/20100209 $29,500 KARMEN LUCAS 419-6569188 187 Hidden Beach Dr. Marblehead- Ranch home with 2 bedroom apartment above garage. Close to marinas for easy access dockage. Located on a quiet street between SR 163 and Northshore Blvd. There’s room for a family or two! Howardhanna. com/906278 $129,900 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

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