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Thank You to Becky Wooster For Sending the Easter Bunny!

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April 4th will mark the 5th year that Becky Wooster of Re/Max Quality Realty has brought the Easter Bunny to the Huron Boat Basin for the community Egg Hunt. Breakfast will be served by the Lion’s Club at the First Presbyterian Church from 8:00am to 12 pm. The Egg Hunt begins at 12:30 at the Huron Boat Basin. Becky has a love for Huron that is evident in her many activities in the community including Arts in the Park, Huron Library Board and the Cancer Society. She was a 6th grade teacher for 10 years and has been a very successful Realtor for the last 30 years. Becky began her real estate career after meeting John Halter when she taught his daughter in school, and was an agent with his office for 29 years. Becky and her husband Jim have two sons, Matt and Curt. It’s obvious that she lives her motto of giving back to the community that has been so good to her. Thank you Becky!

Huron Pizza Fans Have Spoken The votes have been counted, the judges have judged and the pizza has been eaten! The results of the Huron Hometown News Pizza Challenge are as follows: Best Crust – Domino’s Pizza Best Specialty Pizza – Jim’s Pizza Box Best Specialty Pizza – Rye Beach Pizza & Deli Best Presentation – Cameo Pizza Family Favorite – Huron Pizza House Overall Winner – The community of Huron, for having so many excellent pizzas to choose from! Thank you to all who voted and a special thanks to the pizza providers!

National Honor Society Inductees Twenty-seven students from Huron High School were inducted as new members of the National Honor Society in a ceremony held at BGSU Firelands College on Thursday, March 19, 2009. Relatives, friends, school board members, and members of the school administration attended the 7 PM ceremony. The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. The chapter’s Faculty Council selected the new members for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character. Dr. Ronald Ruble, an Associate Professor Emeritus of Humanities at BGSU Firelands College, was the guest speaker and spoke to the students and guests about the importance of maintaining the high standards set forth by the National Honor Society. We are very proud to recognize these outstanding members of our student body. National Honor Society members are chosen for and then expected to continue their exemplary contributions to the school and community. Those named below join the forty-six current members of the Society:

Joseph Bogden Brian Bollenbacher Alexandra Carter Emily Decker Kaitlyn DeRan Andrea Gillespie Bryce Haase Zachary Hemker Jonathan Hicks Jacob Hillman Kali Horman Tahni Hresko Ellen Justus Rory Kaip Thomas Kyer Joshua Marshall Marlana Mielke Erin O’Reilly Kayla Riddle Allison Scheid Elizabeth Slocum Rachel Stelzer Amelia Utley Jesslyn Vanbarg Lauren Volz Benjamin Washburn Claire Woodburn

National Honor Society Left to Right Row 1: Kayla Riddle, Jesselyn Vanbarg, Allison Sheid Row 2: Emmalee Decker, Katie DeRan, Amelia Utley, Tahni Hresko Row 3: Kali Horman, Rachel Stelzer, Elizabeth Slocum, Andrea Gillespie Row 4: Erin O’Reilly, Lauren Volz, Marlana Mielke Row 5: Ellie Justus, Claire Woodburn, Allie Carter Row 6: Josh Marshall, Rory Kaip, Ben Washburn Row 7: Bryce Haase, Thomas Kyer Row 8: Brian Bollenbacher, Joey Bogden, Jonathan Hicks, Jacob Hillman Missing from picture: Zachary Hemker

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Joy Hillman,(l.) Huron School Board president and past president of the Huron Chamber of Commerce, was honored as a “Woman of Excellence” by the Volunteer Center of Erie County at a luncheon at the Kalahari Nia Center on Sunday, March 22. Presenting the award was Sharon Traut of Zpnta Club of Sandusky.U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur was guest speaker at the celebration honoring 23 women who have contributed in many various ways throughout the county. Joy serves on the Mother’s Group of the Boosters, providing meals for Tiger athletes and served as treasurer of Temple Oheb Shalom sisterhood for seven years.She and her husband, Sam, operate Cruise One, a specialty cruise planning business.

During National Agriculture Week, which was March 15 – 21, the Erie County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee honored a baby born at Firelands Regional Medical Center with gifts and a fruit basket. This year Scarlet Jean Frisbee, daughter of Ryan Boldman and Branden Frisbee, was honored for the event. Photo (L – R): Elnora Sargeant, Erie County Farm Bureau Representative, Ryan Boldman, Scarlet Frisbee, Linda Ricci, Director, Women’s and Children’s Services

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We often hear “I did some work for so and so but it was less than $600 so I don’t need to put it on my tax return.” This is so wrong. If you worked and got paid for it, it is taxable income to you. You need to talk to a tax professional. IRS does like to tax your income no matter where you got it. Here are some brief comments on income from IRS. While most income you receive is generally considered taxable, there are some situations when certain types of income are partially taxed or not taxed at all. Some common examples of items that are not included in your income are: Adoption Expense Reimbursements for qualifying expenses Child support payments Gifts, bequests and inheritances Workers’ compensation benefits Meals and Lodging for the convenience of your employer Compensatory Damages awarded for physical injury or physical sickness Welfare Benefits Cash Rebates from a dealer or manufacturer Economic Stimulus Payment received in 2008 Some income may be taxable under certain circumstance, but not taxable in other situations. Examples of items that may or may not be included in your in-

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come are: Life Insurance. If you surrender a life insurance policy for cash, you must include in income any proceeds that are more than the cost of the life insurance policy. Life insurance proceeds paid to you because of the death of the insured person are not taxable unless the policy was turned over to you for a price. Scholarship or Fellowship Grant. If you are a candidate for a degree, you can exclude amounts you receive as a qualified scholarship or fellowship. Amounts used for room and board do not qualify. All other items—including income such as wages, salaries and tips— must be included in your income, unless it is specifically excluded by law. Taxable income may be in a form other than cash. One example of this is bartering, which is an exchange of property or services. The fair market value of goods and services exchanged is fully taxable and must be included as income on Form 1040 of both parties. These examples are not all-inclusive. For more information, visit the IRS Web site at to view or download Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income from the Forms and Publications section or call 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676).

Catch of the Day 3/15/09 Found license plates in trash container. Owner of plates was contacted and plates were destroyed. 3/17/09 HAPPY ST. PATTYS DAY Complainant contacted the department in regard to two dogs running at large. Dogs were barking and became vicious while an individual was walking to her car. Upon arrival dogs were walking together in parking lot and they were followed home. Citation was issued for dogs running at large as well as warning for no dog license. Neither dog was wearing green.

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NOTICE OF HEARING PERSONNEL APPEALS BOARD Notice is hereby given that the City of Huron Personnel Appeals Board will meet on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. at Huron city Hall, 417 Main St. at the request of Mr. Charles Kaman, as outlined in Section 8.05 of the City Charter, regarding the layoff of his Lieutenant’s position for lack of work.


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Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Habitat For Humanity ReStore is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There are all kinds of ways to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity besides building homes for families. Find out at the ReStore or call Brenda Burke at 419-602-1205. The ReStore is located on 11001 U.S. Route 250, Milan. Friday March 27 Deadline for Erie County Solid Waste District’s poster contest. Design a poster to be used in advertising Earth Day. For more info call Tina or Lisa at 419-433-7303. Saturday March 28 10:00 Erie County Solid Waste Management District Kick off Event, The Great American Clean-up. Meet at Shelter 1 at Osborn Park 4-5PM Erie Shores Early Childhood PTA will be holding an Egg Hunt at the Ritter Public Library (Vermilion). Kids will

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3/17/2009 Items found behind a local businesses newspaper machine. Ohio Driver License and credit card found. Items were destroyed per owner. All ended well. 3/18/2009 Dog running/ barking. Written warning was given and any future involvement would result in a citation. BAD DOG! 3/18/2009 Of duty officer observed vehicle pass a stopped school bus. Vehicle was stopped and cited for passing a stopped school bus. Laws should not be broken and you never know who is in those other vehicles you just passed.

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make Easter bags, door hangers and hunt for eggs. New members are always welcome. For more info on the ESECPTA please contact Ann Meyer at 419-663-6606. No calls after 9PM. 1:30-3:30 Mulberry Creek Farm, 3312 Bogart Rd. Huron is hosting a free class entitled “Grow Your Own Food”. No registration necessary. Saturday March 28-April 4 Members of the Sandusky Ski Club will be traveling to Aspen, Colorado for a week of skiing. For more info, contact Trip Leader Pat & Larry Williams at 440-965-5362 or patnlarry@ Monday March 30 6-7PM Wee People Preschool is hosting an Open House for 3 and 4 year olds with their parents. The school is located in Christ Church, 120 Ohio St., Huron. Enrollments are being accepted for the coming school year. Some financial aid is available. Call 419-433-4701. Wednesday April 1 “An Evening of Percussion and Dance” presented by The Performing Vision Foundation at the Huron High School gymnasium at 7p.m. Of the several groups performing, the featured performers will be the Exit Indoor Drumline and the Vision Guard, consisting of mostly area high school students. The show will be hosted by Brad Bill of Detroit, Mich. Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $6 for students and includes a spaghetti dinner that will be served in the high school cafeteria from 5pm to 6:45 pm. Show only tickets are $4 at the door. For more info, call 419-366-7897 or go to Thursday April 2 Newcomer’s & Friends Annual Teacup Auction Tickets are on sale now for more info call Melinda Carpenter 419-271-0675 Saturday April 18 11:00am-4:00pm Earth Day Extravaganza at the Sandusky Mall. Raffle, crafts, information on green living, live remote K-96 Every Tuesday Community Café at Portland House Assisted Living, 3708 Venice Rd., Sandusky. BYOM, Bring Your Own Mug, every Tuesday 9:30am.

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Church Chat New Church Forming in the Sandusky/ Norwalk Area The Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) would like inform the residents of Erie and Huron counties of a new church forming the Sandusky/ Norwalk area of northern Ohio. Grace OPC, is a mission work of Covenant OPC located in Mansfield, Ohio. Grace OPC meets for worship at the Kalahari Convention Center on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am and on Thursday evenings for Bible study at 6:30 pm. The public is cordially invited to attend these meetings. Grace OPC is committed to proclaiming God’s grace in the face of our guilt, of neglecting God’s gifts and commands and our gratitude toward God through Jesus Christ. During these

Milestones JODY THOMAS RENE GREENAWALD, MARCH 21, 2009 In memory of Jody Thomas Rene Greenwald, son of Malisa Rinehart and Joseph Greenawald, brother to Jeannie, Joseph Jr., Caleb, Albany and Joe; grandson to Scott and Mona Rinehart, Jeannie Bowers and Ben McClellan; great-grandson of Georgia Foster and Clarence “Poppy” Stanley; nephew to many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by one brother, Noah, and grandmother, Phyllis Stanley. “Calm is the slumber As our baby angel sleeps No longer will he awaken To toil and weep Thine is now at perfect rest With the angels safe and secure Knowing we will always love this angel With a love that is strong and pure So rest ye little angel As we say Goodnight and not Goodbye Til we are together again, and hold you close, With no more sad tears in our eyes.” The family received friends from 4pm Tuesday, March 24 until a Memorial Service at 6pm at Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron. The Rev. Ray Vance officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Malisa Rinehart, in care of Foster Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared at CHARLES A. EDGE, JULY 10, 1916-MARCH 20, 2009 Charles A. Edge, 92, of Huron, died Friday, March 20, 2009 in Concord Care Nursing Home, Sandusky. He was born July 10,1916, in Vermilion. He was a retired postmaster for the Vermilion post office. He enjoyed brunch at Sawmill Creek and eating dinner out. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Elma Edge. Private interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion. Arrangements have been entrusted to Riddle Funeral Home, Vermilion, and condolences may be expressed at Maxene R. Muehlfeld, Nov. 1, 1920-March 17, 2009 Maxene R. Muehlfeld, 88, of Huron, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009 in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky. She was born Nov. 1, 1920, in Fostoria, and was a resident of Huron for the past 60 years. She worked for the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services for 30 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Huron, and OES Chapter 171, Huron. She was a true lover of all animals and enjoyed her pets. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Wright of Huron; brother, David (Barbara) Strom of Huron; niece, Kris Strom; and nephews, David Strom Jr. and Erik Strom. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle “Bud” Muehlfeld; parents, Albert Fox and Helen Strom; and stepfather, Arthur Strom. Friends called from 5pm Friday until service at 8pm in Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron. The Rev. David Aber, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Huron, officiated. Cremation will take place at a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to Back to the Wild, P.O. Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824 or Humane Society of Eric County, 1911 Superior St., Sandusky, OH 44870 Condolences may be shared at

hard financial times, most people are looking to the government to “help them out” or “fix the problem”. Although these financial difficulties are real and can not be ignored, the more pressing issue is how we as individuals are “spiritually bankrupt” in God’s eyes and how God through Jesus Christ has paid that debt for us. If you would like to find out more about Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, or to schedule an interview with Chris Vandergoot, please call 419.271.3934 or email Chris at

Simply put…contributing to a Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) may be a smart money move. The question then is…are you taking full advantage? The benefit of contributing to a Roth IRA is that money you put into one of these accounts grows tax free and distributions may be tax free.1 If you haven’t yet opened a Roth IRA, do it now. You have until your tax return deadline (typically April 15) to set up and make contributions for the previous tax year. Annual contributions are limited -- currently $4,000 annually2. That means you can invest $4,000 for 2007, giving you a solid start to your savings. The contribution limit rises to $5,000 in 2008.2 If you’re just getting started investing, the Roth should be one of your first stops -- even before you open a regular, taxable account, or contribute to a workplace retirement-savings plan. The only exception is if your employer offers a match on your 401(k) contributions. That’s free money you don’t want to pass up. Yes, you can invest in both a Roth as well as a workplace retirement plan. Not sure where to find the money to fund your account? Consider investing your tax refund. About 70% of Americans will get a refund this year, and last year the average check totaled more than $2,000. That cash would make a great start to your Roth. Contributions are limited based on a taxpayer’s filing status and Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) as indicated below. The MAGI ranges, for 2007, are: * Single filers: Up to $99,000 (to qualify for a full contribution); $99,000-$114,000 (to be eligible for a partial contribution); above $114,000, no contribution allowed. * Joint filers: Up to $156,000 (to qualify for a full contribution); $156,000-$166,000 (to be eligible for a partial contribution); above $166,000, no contribution allowed. * Married filing separately: $0 (to qualify for a full contri-

This Saturday, March 28, the Easter Bunny will be paying her third visit to Christ Episcopal Church for the Annual Bunny Breakfast. The event is sponsored by the Christ Church Puppet Ministry. The Bunny has arranged for a filling and nutritious breakfast for children and adults alike which will be served between 10 and 12 o’clock. A donation of $4.00 is requested. Following breakfast, the bunny will be handing out treats and leading the children on an Easter Egg Hunt to be held at the Lakefront Park across from the church. In the event of inclement weather, the hunt will be held inside. Prizes will be given. The bunny is hoping to get the opportunity to mingle with many of Huron’s children of all ages. Hope to see you all there.

Directory of Church Services Christ Episcopal Church 120 Ohio St., Huron 419-433-4701. Sunday—9 a.m. and Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays during Lent at 6:30 Soup & Salad Supper “Island of Transformation” April 1st “The Inn of Fun House Mirrors” First Presbyterian Church 225 Williams St., Huron; 419-433-5018. Sunday Worship with Communion—8:30 a.m. Sunday school 6th grade-adults—9:30 a.m. Sunday school K-5th grade –10:45 a.m. Sunday Traditional service—10:45 a.m. Wednesdays during Lent at 6:00pm Soup Supper and Inspirational Program During Holy Week, the program will be moved to Maundy Thursday (Apr. 9th) The public will is welcome to attend. Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church Kalahari Resort, Nia Convention Center Rt. 250, Huron; 419-271-3934. Worship—Sunday 10:30 a.m. Bible Study—Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church 1608 St. Rt. 113, Milan; 419-499-3683 Rev. Dr. John C. Jordan Worship and Holy Communion—Sunday, 10:30 a.m.

of the Huron United Methodist Church invites the community to attend their annual Lake Erie Perch Fry. It will be held tomorrow, March 27th in the Fellowship Hall at the church from 6:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the HUMC office or by calling 419-433-7547. The price for adults is $10 and children 12 and under is $5. The men are great cooks and offer a lot of value and fellowship for the money. CARRY OUT is available!! Lifepoint 539 Cleveland Rd. W., Huron: 419-433-4156. Sunday—10 a.m., and nursery available. Sunday school—10 a.m. for K-6th grade. “Grounded” youth group for grades 6-12—Sundays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. 3-5 grade Boys Youth Group—Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m. 3-5 grade Girls Youth Group—Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m. “The Biggest Loser” campaign drive focuses on weight loss, new visitors and faithfulness in attendance. Call Pastor Brenton for more information. Lighthouse Assembly of God Church 820 Cleveland Rd. E., Huron; 419-433-8889. Sunday service—10:30 a.m. Sunday school—9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study--6 p.m. Sunday. Youth Group—6 p.m. Sunday. Food Pantry—9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays. Salvation Army Service Unit—10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, by appointment only.

St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church April 4th 9:30AM to Noon “The Spirit 15617 Mason Rd., Vermilion Rev. Dr. Karl Fry, Pastor of Childhood: A Journey with Jesus” seminar for children ages 2-9 and adults. 440-967-9886 Rev. Dr. Jane Jacques will be the In her 25 years of experience as mlcms a teacher, as a United Methodist pastor, Sunday School/ Bible Study 9:30 and as an Ashland seminary Adjunct Ladies Bible Fellowship 9:15 Professor, Dr. Jacques has discovered Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. that we can learn so much from children and their intuitive search for God. For ‘Souper Sunday Pot Luck Soup and further info, contact Sharon Sprague at Sandwich Lunch 419-668-5294. Sunday March 29 after the 10:30 a.m. service Huron United Methodist Church 338 Williams St., Huron; Sunday April 5 at 10:30 a.m., “Twas the 419-433-3984. Night Before Easter” presented by the Sunday School children and youth On Sundays: 8:00 a.m.—Praise Service in Sanctuary Thursday April 9 at 6:00 p.m., Seder Ser9:00 a.m.—Sunday school vice and Dinner. For reservations, please 10:00 a.m.—Celebration service in call 440-967-9886 by March 15, 2009. Sanctuary 8:00-11:00 Nursery and toddler care April 10th, Good Friday Service 7:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. – 7th & 8th grade Youth Group & Confirmation Class April 12, Easter Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Senior High Ministry April 25 Annual Spaghetti Dinner (more info soon) Lake Erie Perch Fry! The Men’s Group

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bution); $0-$10,000 (to be eligible for a partial contribution); above $10,000, no contribution allowed. Your exact contribution amount can be calculated using the worksheets found in Publication 590 on the IRS web site at 1 Withdrawals are tax-free if you’re over age 59? and at least five years have expired since you established a Roth IRA. Otherwise withdrawals of gain may be taxable (unless the withdrawal Huron Church is “qualified”) and mayUnited be subject Methodist to a 10% tax penalty. 2 An individual can contribute up to $4,000 (or 100% of earned income, whichever is less) for tax year 2007 and $5,000 for tax year 2008. If you are over age 50, you are allowed to make additional “catch-up” contributions of $1,000 for tax years 2007 and 2008. Your adjusted gross income may limit your contribution amount.

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St. Peter’s Catholic Church 430 Main St., Huron; 419-433-5725. Saturday—5 p.m. Sunday—8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Parish Penance Service - Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. Palm Sunday Liturgies, Blessing of palms and procession before Mass Saturday, April 4 at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday April 5 at 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Holy Week Schedule Tuesday, April 7 at 11:00 a.m. Chrism Mass at Rosary Cathedral (Toledo) Holy Thursday April 9 at 7:00 p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Supper, Adoration in the Chapel until 11:00 p.m. Good Friday, April 10 at 12:15 p.m. Huron community Ecumenical Service at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church 7:00 p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion Holy Saturday April 11 at 12 noon Blessing of Food 8:30 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass Easter Sunday April 12 Masses at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The Chapel 4444 Galloway Rd., Sandusky; 419-627-0208. Saturday service--5:00 p.m. Sunday service—9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Jr. High Youth Group—Sundays 5-6:30 p.m. Sr. High Youth Group—Sundays 7-9:00 p.m. Latitude group ages 18-29—Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints 4511 Galloway Rd., Huron; 419-626-9860. Bishop: Bill Reel Sacrament service—9:30 a.m. Sundays Family History Center Wed. 10 am-2pm, Thur. 9am-9pm 1st & 3rd Sat. 9am-5pm Zion Lutheran Church 930 Main St., Huron; 419-433-4711. www.zionhuron,org Worship times: 9 a.m. Sunday is Contemporary Worship and Children’s Sunday school. 10:15 a.m. Sunday is Traditional Lutheran Services; Holy Communion is served every Sunday. Adult Bible Study meets at 8:15 a.m. Sunday in the office area meeting room. Keep us up to date on your church services and happenings. We may not know about your events unless you tell us! Send your church service updates, news, events and happenings to

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Health & Wellness Fisher-Titus Medical Honors Board Certified Nurses Fisher-Titus Medical Center is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19 by honoring its board certified nurses. “Nurses in FTMC’s emergency department, maternity, critical care, case management, cardiovascular and surgery have achieved additional certification in their area of practice,” said Cherie Spragg, FTMC’s Vice President of Nursing. “We would like to honor those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism and a job well done.” Board certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. “Nursing, like health care in general, has become increasingly complex. While a registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive post-secondary and continuing education and a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.” FTMC encourages national board certification for all its nurses. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiac vascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others. Many nursing certification bodies exist to serve the full range of specialized nursing care offered in the contemporary health care system; national nurse-certifying bodies should be accredited by either the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA), or both. Pictured at right; Certified Operating Room Nurses (from left) Ruthann Stocker, Lou Ann Blank and Barbara Schafer, all registered nurses, prepare a patient for surgery at Fisher-Titus Medical Center . Nurses in FTMC’s emergency department, maternity, critical care, case management, cardiovascular and surgery have achieved additional certification in their area of practice.

Annette Holmes Earns Certified Hand Therapist Designation Annette Holmes, a licensed occupational therapist at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk , has earned her credentials as a Certified Hand Therapist. Holmes has met all requirements of the Hand Therapy Certification Commission, Inc. including at least five years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist, a minimum of 4,000 hours in direct practice in hand therapy, and successful completion of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. Approximately 5,200 individuals worldwide hold this marked designation. Certified hand therapists are highly skilled in eval-

uating wounds and scars, edema, strength and endurance, pain, range of motion, sensibility, activities of daily living and work activities. They commonly manage medical conditions such as amputations, arthritis, burns, fractures and dislocations, sprains and strains, joint contractures, nerve compressions, nerve injuries, impingement syndrome, tendinitis, and tendon injuries. Holmes has been a registered/licensed Occupational Therapist since 1989 and has worked at FTMC since 1994. She resides in Norwalk with her husband and two daughters . For more information on hand therapy, contact

FTMC’s Ralph & Alice Walcher Rehabilitation Department at 419-660-2700. The Ralph & Alice Walcher Rehabilitation Center at Fisher-Titus Medical Center houses physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, audiology, athletic training and pediatric therapy. Currently, the rehabilitation department has 85 employees and sees an average of 3,600 outpatients each month. The department has therapists with advanced certification in geriatrics, orthopedics, vestibular, lymphedema and spine care.

Two FTMC Speech-Language Pathologists Earn Special Training Two speech-language pathologists at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk recently attended a three-day seminar “Picky Eaters versus Problem Feeders: The SOS Approach to Feeding.” FTMC’s Speech and Audiology Supervisor Mary Helton and staff Speech-Language Pathologist Danielle Hayward, M.A., CCC-SLP, recently learned the S equential Oral Sensory approach to feeding, which integrates sensory, motor, oral, behavioral/learning, medical and nutritional approaches to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth difficulties. The SOS approach was developed over the course of 15 years through the clinical work of Dr. Kay Toomey, a pediatric psychologist, who is internationally known for her work with children with eating problems. The SOS approach follows a hi-

erarchy to feeding from tolerating foods in the same room, to interacting with food, smelling, touching, tasting and eventually eating food. The hierarchy is based on typical developmental steps toward feeding and allows a child to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way. Helton earned a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Cleveland State University and bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University . She joined FTMC in 2002 and became FTMC’s speech and audiology supervisor in 2007. She also is certified in deep pharyngeal neuromuscular stimulation and vital stimtherapy, both for swallow rehabilitation. She resides in Norwalk with her husband, Danny and her son, Nicholas. Hayward received a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Cleveland State University in 2001. She joined FTMC in 2006. She is certified in vital stimtherapy and the

Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention, both for swallow rehabilitation . She resides in Bellevue with her husband, Jeff and their three children Brandon, Aiden and Logan. For further information on this particular service or any pediatric speech-language therapy service, contact Mary Helton at 419-663-1975, Ext. 6457. The Ralph & Alice Walcher Rehabilitation Center at FisherTitus Medical Center houses physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, audiology, athletic training and pediatric therapy. Currently, the rehabilitation department has 85 employees and sees an average of 3,600 outpatients each month. The department has therapists with advanced certification in geriatrics, orthopedics, vestibular, lymphedema and spine care.

Living with Illness Support Group Offered at Firelands (March 19, 2009 – Sandusky) Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a Living With Illness Support Group on Monday, April 6th at 6 pm.


Whether you struggle with long or short-term illness or a terminal disease, please join us. Meetings will be held in the Atrium of the Firelands Professional Center I, 701 Tyler Street. Talk with others who are experiencing challenges; gain support and hope; be encouraged. All are welcome. Deanie Kehres, MSN, CNS, will facilitate this new, evolving group.

Firelands Regional Medical Center is a 401-bed, full service, not-for-profit hospital. Serving the five-county region, Firelands provides comprehensive diagnostic, medical, surgical, emergency and rehabilitation services for people of all ages. For more information about Firelands Regional Medical Center visit

To register or for more information, please call 419-557-6959.

Dr. Gustovich is an Orthodontic Specialist with 28 Years Experience and is an Associate Professor of Orthodontics, Case Western Reserve University Treatments Include:

Moutaz Almawaldi, MD, Accepting New Patients (March 19, 2009 – Sandusky, Ohio) Moutaz Almawaldi, MD is now scheduling appointments. Treating patients in the Firelands Dialysis Center in Sandusky and Bellevue, Dr. Almawaldi is Board Certified in Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Nephrology and is on the Medical Staff at Firelands Regional Medical Center. Joining the practice of Dr. Essam Elashi and Dr. Gwang Kim in Sandusky, Dr. Almawaldi brings 15 years of practice experience in treating patients with kidney disease. Dr. Almawaldi treats patients for: Dialysis, Renal and Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Disease and Renal Disease. Dr. Almawaldi’s private practice is located at 2819 South Hayes Avenue, Suite 1, Sandusky. For an appointment, please call 419-627-8403. Firelands Regional Medical Center is a 401-bed, full service, not-for-profit hospital. Serving the five-county region, Firelands provides comprehensive diagnostic, medical, surgical, emergency and rehabilitation services for people of all ages. For more information about Firelands Regional Medical Center visit

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To make healthcare more affordable, we’ve lowered prices significantly. In these challenging economic times, finding the best value for healthcare is more important than ever. Firelands is committed to providing you with top quality services at prices competitive with what you can find elsewhere in the local community. To show our commitment to you, we have lowered outpatient charges for:


䡲 Physical Therapy 䡲 Occupational Therapy 䡲 Speech Therapy 䡲 Clinical Laboratory Services 䡲 Diagnostic Imaging Services

Staying Healthy is Important! Please continue to see your physician. Please schedule the medical tests and procedures recommended by your physician. And please ask your physician to refer you to Firelands for your therapy, laboratory and diagnostic imaging needs.

We know you have a choice in healthcare. Make Firelands Your Choice.

Firelands to Host Free Program on Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (March 19, 2009 – Sandusky, Ohio) Firelands Regional Medical Center, in conjunction with Medtronic, will be hosting “Need Relief from Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?” on Thursday, April 2nd from 6:30 – 8 pm in the Mylander Conference Center at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Main Campus, 1111 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. Presented by Dale Braun, MD, Neurosurgeon with Erie Neurosurgery & Associates and on the Medical Staff at Firelands Regional Medical Center, the program will provide information on Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, as well as innovative treatments and the latest technologies. For more information or to register for this free event, please call 419-557-7410. Firelands Regional Medical Center is a 401-bed, full service, not-for-profit hospital. Serving the five-county region, Firelands provides comprehensive diagnostic, medical, surgical, emergency and rehabilitation services for people of all ages. For more information about Firelands Regional Medical Center visit

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HURON HOMETOWN NEWS | Thursday, March 26, 2009


Schools St. Peter School News

Places We Love


Pied Piper I like going to Pied Piper. I see ice cream at Pied Piper. It feels could because it is ice cream. It smells like chocolate ice cream. It sounds like people talking loudly. I like Pied Piper. Noah Burger King I feel happy because it is fun. I see French fries and chicken nuggets. I hear The crunching French fries. I touch chicken. I like Burger King. Terry Donut Shop I like to go to the donut shop. I see people Eating food. I feel happy because I get to go to the donut shop. I smell lots Of donuts. I here lots of happy ins. I love donuts. Collin McDonald’s I like MC Donadls. I see kids because they are playing. I feel exsided because it is fun. It smels good because they are making hambregs. I hear kids because they are skreming. I love mc donlds. Madison Donut shop I like the donut shop. I feel very happy because the donuts are very yummy. I smell chocolate donuts. I hear very loud people chatting. I see happy people eating donuts. I love the donut shop. From Matt My House I like my house. I see my family in my house because we live there. It sounds really really quiet in my house. I feel nice when my mom makes dinner because it is good. I love my house. Grace Disney I like Disney. I see Disney because it is cool, I feel Nolan Cookie Shop I like the COOKIE SHOP. I see a brown cookie. I feel happy when I go to the cookie shop. I hear people crunching cookies. I smell cookie baking. By GARRETT Shopping mall I Like the mall. The mall is very big. I hear video games. I smell cookies baking. I like the mall. Mitchell I Like the donut shop. I feel donuts in my body. I smell chocolate donuts. I hear people crunching donuts. I see happy workers. Jack Pied Piper I like pied piper. I feel happy when I eat ice cream. I see people eating ice cream. I smell the ice cream. I hear like talking. I like pied. Cade

Washington DC I feel excited because I was going to see the memorials. I smelled gas from all the cars. I hear lots of cars going by. I see my cousins I’ve never seen in a long time. I love Washington DC. Brian California I like California. I see pretty girls at the beach. I feel the hot sand. I smell the salty water. I hear the water crashing on the rocks. I love California. Trae Grandpa’s House I like Grandpa’s house. I see their cat Alley because I Sleep over. I feel happy because my Grandpa plays with Alley. I hear laughing because my grandpa makes me. I smell turkey because it is for dinner. I love my Grandpa’s house. Kelsey Cavs I like to go to the Cavs game. I see basketball players dunking. I feel happy at the Cavs game because it is fun. It smells like hotdogs cooking. It is loud when people are screaming. I like the Cav’s game. Tyler Cheer and tumble I like Cheer and tumble center. I feel happy when I get up in the air. I smell my sweaty head and hair. I hear music yelling and cheering. I see Olivia and my team. I like cheer and tumble. By Rece Cedar Point I like cedar point . I see roller coasters and snoopy. I feel hot sun on my face. I hear people skreaming. I smell smoking. Roller coasters are fun. I like Cedar Point. Rylie Pied Piper I like Pied Piper. I see vanilla and chocolate ice cream. I feel a hot hot dog. I smell ice cream. I hear the ice cream machine. I like Pied Piper. Daniel

St. Peter School will have their youngest students in attendance longer during the 2009-2010 school year. The three year old preschool classes will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 8:30 until 11:15 next year while the four year olds will attend four afternoons per week, Monday through Thursday, from 12:30 until 3:15. St. Peter School principal, Mrs. Linda Smith, shared that this change came about as a result of the requests made for more time by the present preschool parents. “With our present kindergarten classes running every day, all day, it was felt by many that a little more time in preschool would make the transition to the big school easier. Since we have only one facility in which to teach our preschool classes, we made the change to afternoons for our four year olds so that we could also increase the time for the three’s. We will evaluate this new schedule after we have run with it a year” During a typical preschool day, you will find the preschoolers immersed in learning, often in small groups. Teaching them to work with each other, to take turns, share and ask politely are just a few of the socialization skills that they work on throughout their preschool day. According to teacher, Mrs. Lisa Klaus, students come in at varying levels of socialization and ability but respond well to the consistent, reasonable routines that make up their preschool day. “It is awesome to watch the growth of these little ones throughout the year. Activities that were a big challenge to them in September are routine now in the spring of the year. They thrive on the structure we have; it allows them to develop, not only their socialization skills, but also some of their academic interests.” St. Peter School is taking registrations for both age groups for the coming school year. If you are interested, a call to the office will get you more information

EHOVE students take top prizes and $3,500 in Scholarships from College Tech Prep Showcase

Grandma’s House I like Grandma’s house. I see flowers. I hear the t.v.. I smell popcorn. I feel better. I like Grandma’s house. Carly Quickin Loans Arena I like Quickin loans arena. It is a big arena. I feel excided because when the say the starting lineups! I hear a lot of people cheering and screaming! It smells like sweat and hotness. I want to go to the Quickin Loans Arena! By Drew Pied Piper I like Pied Piper. I see ice cream and people. I hear machines, talking and people eating. I feel sticky and slimy. I like Pied Piper. Kelly

BGSU Firelands Bookstore Grand Opening Sale Wednesday, March 25 through Wednesday, April 1 BGSU Firelands Bookstore will celebrate its grand opening with a Grand Opening Sale. All clothing and BGSU imprinted gift items will be 25% off. The first 100 customers who purchase any Russell Athletic item will receive a Russell lanyard. Drawings will be held for two large Russell Athletic duffle bags. On Thursday, March 26 refreshments will be served.

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The BGSU Firelands Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Clasen Welcome Center at BGSU Firelands. The bookstore is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Bonnie Lindsley, sales manager, at 419-433-5560, ext. 20677. E-mail:


EHOVE Career Center Tech Prep students took home several awards at the annual Northwest Regional College Tech Prep Showcase held March 10 at Terra Community College . EHOVE Career Center and BGSU Firelands partner to offer College Tech Prep, a program for high school students that includes a mix of high school and college classes, allowing students to get a head start on an associate degree or a career. About 75 representatives from area business, industry and education judged the projects, which showcased students’ skills in technical areas. First Place in each category earned a $500 scholarship to Firelands BGSU, Terra Community College or North Central Technical College . The Interactive Media College Tech Prep (IMT) team of Amanda Allender (W. Reserve), Brenna Ballard ( Norwalk ) and Jamie Tassie (Vermilion) earned an Excellent rating for their Business/Arts & Communications project Dallas BPA 2009. Angelo Cerrilli ( Norwalk ) also earned an Excellent for his Senior Research Project called Nothing But Wii. The IMT team of Logan Fannin ( New London ), Ryan Pippert ( New London ) Mike Rockford (Monroeville) and Andy Westfall (Edison) earned a Superior rating and scholarships for their New Age

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Networking video on social networking. The team consulted experts and spent 70 hours filming and editing a video, utilizing different software applications like Adobe Soundbooth, Flash, and Premiere Pro. Computer Networking (CNT) students Will Klaehn (Danbury) Alex Slattery (Sandusky Central Catholic) and Robert Tomczyk (Huron) and a Superior rating and scholarships for their “Collaboration Column” multi-touch technology program. Using a light projector, a web cam and infrared lights, the team showed how photos can be easily moved and rotated with a flick of the fingers. Zooming in and out is done by pinching two fingers together and 25 different software programs. Dylan Border and Zach Ellis of New London , earned Excellent ratings for their projects. Border designed a network for 250 users at a car rental company. Ellis created a secure online home inventory database for insurance clients to record all personal belongings in the event of loss The CNT team of Allen Baum (Perkins), Chris Larizza (Huron) Chris Mason (Perkins) and Drake Smith (Perkins) earned an excellent rating for their Multipurpose Wii project.

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Schools School Lunch to the Rescue As our community continues to struggle in this financially difficult time, your school Cafeteria is here to help. We continue to offer a federally funded free or reduced lunch program for those who qualify. Each household need only complete an application listing income and family members. This form may be obtained from any school secretary, by calling the Food Service Director at 419-43-1821, or online at the Huron City Schools website: www. and can be completed at any time in the school year. This application is kept confidential. The Food Service Director is the only person processing and posting the application to our Point of Sale system. With this system records are maintained on the computer. A student simply goes thru the lunch line, just like everyone else, but no money is pulled from the student’s account for this meal. At many schools even the students have no knowledge of being on the program. If you are receiving food stamps, work hours have been reduced, have a sudden illness and loss of income, or maybe you or a family member have lost their job, you may be eligible. Why continue to worry about your children eating when they could be getting a well-balanced hot school meal?

All school meals must meet federal guidelines based on the dietary guidelines for Americans. No more than 30 percent of calories can come from fat and less that 10 percent from saturated fat. School lunches provide one-third the recommended dietary allowances of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories. These guidelines apply over the course of one week of school lunch menus. Each lunch must offer 2 ounces of protein, a serving of grain, three-fourth cup of fruit/vegetable and an 8 ounce carton of milk. A variety of foods are offered daily and are not always listed on the monthly menu sent home. This allows our customers a choice in what they would like as their meal. All our cafeterias, except Shawnee, have an offer versus serve policy. What this means is your student can refuse up to 2 of the offered daily items and it is still considered a lunch. This is just another way of allowing our customers the option of not having to take something they will not eat and helps us keep waste and costs down. Huron City Schools cafeterias are here to help feed our students. A school meal should always be a fond memory. Please consider giving the Food Service Director a call if you have any questions or concerns about anything involving our lunch program.

Shawnee Elementary School Kindergarten/PreSchool Registration If you have a child coming to kindergarten or preschool next year, please contact the school office (433-1234 x 5102) between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., from April 1-April 7, to reserve a time for the May 5, 6, & 7 registration and screening. Please remind your friends, relatives, and neighbors to make an appointment also. Kindergarten children are required to have had: 2 MMR’S –both given after first birthday 3 Hepatitis B 4 or more DTaP, DPT or DT’s- one must be after 4th birthday 3 or more POLIO’s –one must be after 4th birthday VARIVAX-student either has had chicken pox or proof of vaccine Preschool Children (up to 5th birthday at time of entry) are required to have had: 4 DTaP, DPT OR DT’s 3 POLIO’s 1 MMR –given after first birthday 3 DOSES OF HEPATITIS B 4 HIB’s –given before 15 months or 1 HIB –after 15 months

IMMUNIZATION CLINICS WILL BE HELD AT: HURON PLAZA METHODIST CHURCH PARKING LOT Monday, March 30, 2-6pm Wednesday, May 6, 9am-2pm Monday, April 27, 2-6 pm (Look for the ‘Care-a-Van’ in parking lot) If you have questions regarding your child’s need for immunizations, feel free to contact the school nurse on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday at 433-1234 x 5511 These clinics are sponsored by the Erie Co. Health Department. Cost is $10 per immunization plus a $25 per child administration fee. This cost may be less with their sliding fee scale or free with ADC card. Parent (or legal guardian) must accompany child and bring their immunization records. (Or call ECHD the day before, 419-625-5623, ask for Chris @ x 117, and ask her to bring paperwork, if you are unable to.)

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SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS Huron City Schools Monday March 30 Breaded Chicken Nuggets Creamy Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Buttered Dinner Roll Chilled Applesauce Cup Ice Cold Milk Tuesday March 31 Garden Fresh Taco Salad Meat/Cheese/Lettuce Warm Bread Stick Chilled Peach Slices Ice Cold Milk Wednesday April 1 Italian Meatball Sub Crunchy Potato Munchers Fresh Baked cookie Orange Sherbet Cup Ice Cold Milk Thursday April 2 Double Dog Day Crisp Fresh Veggies Ranch Dip Assorted Baked Chips Juicy Pineapple Chunks Ice Cold Milk Friday April 3 Extra Cheesy Homemade Mac & Cheese Tender Green Beans Buttered Wheat roll Warm Cinnamon Apple Slices Ice Cold Milk

St. Pete’s Lunch Menu Monday, March 30 Hot Dog on Bun Potato Peach Turn-Over Milk Tuesday, March 31 Taco Salad Roll Salsa Applesauce Milk Wednesday April 1 Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce Bread Sticks Green Beans Jell-O Milk Thursday April 2 Mac-N-Cheese Roll Green Beans Bananas Milk Friday, April 3 Domino Cheese Pizza Celery Bananas Milk

Woodlands Intermediate School Honor and Merit Rolls HONOR ROLL Second Quarter 2008-09 FIFTH GRADE Jillian Balde, Abigail Black, Delaney Black, Hannah Blackwell, Kira Bolt, Jamie Borger, Leo Bunting, Breanna Chaffin, Kaelin Cockrell, Elisabeth Dawkins, Dean Dickirson, Victoria Fantozzi, James Faunda, Grant Ferrell, Jacob Fries, Bailey Gadd, Lisa Gies, Allison Gorby, Kylie Greulich, Michael Huddleston, Katherine Humphreys, Samuel James, Jim Jensen, Tyler Kleinhans, Kyle Kovach, Kaitlyn Krueger, Emily Lance, Chase Mosijowski, Kaelin Mulkey, Cody Myers, Wyatt Myers, Margaret Nelson, Gabrielle Norcross, Max Parell, Franchesca Reiber, Tyler Sasala, Aaron Schlessman, Nicholas Smercina, Gloria Souter, Kevin Stapanian, Ashton Staton, Emma Steinmetz, Brant Stieber, Erin Stoner, Anthony Studans, Nicholas Swope, Dayna Taylor, Theresa Tomczyk, Charlotte Tyree, Logan Weber, Valerie Werner

Miller, Madison Mize, Hollie Mueller, Eric Myles, Mackenzie Napholz, Madison Orzech, Jennifer Paiz, Christina Rivera, Samuel Sluga, Ashtyn Stadler, Zachary Stauder, Nicholas Stauffer, Caleb Stidham, Adam Storer, Julia Studer, Anna Tanaka, Preston Tymer, Oshae VonThron, Eric Weir, Jacob Wise, Audra Wisehart, Jenna Witter, Blake Wysocki

SIXTH GRADE Colleen Allen, John Baus, Joseph Bloor, Thomas Bogden, Alexis Brady, Megan Cammalleri, Austin Campbell, Hannah Cantrill, Jessica Carroll, Sarah Carroll, Megan Decker, Michael Delahunt, Matthew Dewey, Addison Enderle, Benjamin Fries, Paige Graham, Tyler Graham, Kassie Hamilton, Kiersten Hammond, Danzell Harris, Samantha Hebert, Michael Huffman, John Hufnagle, Shannon Hughes, Tyler Hurn, Jack Ineson, Alex Johnson, Teya Johnson, Alexander Klein, Renata Kurtz, Nicholas Lachowyn, Erin Lehrer, Alexandria Lenyo, Sean Martin, Graham Mast, Hannah

SIXTH GRADE Desmond Aaron, Elise Bartzen, Olivia Breay, Allison Brownell, Haley Burrier, William Coles, Addison Enderle, Elijah Franklin, Ann Hagstrom, Wyatt Hofacker, Seth Horvath, Alisia Kelley, Kaitlin Lance, Zoey Lehrer, Alison Litz, Julia Martello, Alex Martin, Kathleen Milchen, McKenzie Mraz, Noah Norcross, Edward Pettegrew, Samuel Pietschman, Sarah Schoelwer, Rylee Stradtman, Riley Strickland, Courtney Thorne, Madison VanBarg, Deryk Wray

MERIT ROLL FIRST QUARTER, 2008-09 FIFTH GRADE Damien Bellamy, Morgan Bollenbacher, Brenna Bollinger, Logan Boyd, Donovan Corwin, Ember Dietrich, Dominick Dolce, Sarah Elliott, Riley Figgins, Aaron Hoff, Austin Johnson, Devyn Jones, Brooke Keller, James Kilbury, Thomas King, Kegan Lobsinger, Ashleigh Osterling, Nathan Phipps, Owen Quisenberry, Trayjen Rarden, Zachary Romell, John Springer III, Shane Thatcher

HOMETOWN NEWS | Thursday, March 26, 2009


Gardening Plant Self-Sowers and Save Dollars BY MARY STRAYER, MASTER GARDENER

With our economy the way it is today, many gardeners are considering new ways to save money while continuing to maintain a luscious landscape. One of the easiest ways to do this is to sow seeds that will re-seed themselves and return next year, hence the name self-sowers. When planning your garden using this type of seed, be sure, that you allow ample space for them to drop seed, and come up where they decide to grow. The little seedlings can be moved once they are about 3” tall, and place in more acceptable areas, but do allow them to grow on their own for a short time. Self-sowing annuals, biennials and perennials are the answer to saving money on plants. Look for the right plants for your particular garden area. Make sure the plants will get the right amount of sun, as well as water. For instance, California poppies love well drained soils, and if you try to grow them in lower laying areas, the seeds may rot, and not come up in the first place, and if those first seeds make it, the new ones for next year probably will not make it. Be sure to read the seed packets to be sure if the plants prefer shade or sun.

Remember this year, when the flowers are in need of deadheading, go ahead, but I suggest leaving one or two flowers on each plant for self-seeding. Stop deadheading all together in August. This will give the last seeds enough time to ripen and drop into your garden. Make sure you don’t have mulch under the plants you want to re-seed. This stops the process for the most part. Rake the mulch away from the plants in August. If weeds grow, that’s ok, the weeds can be pulled, and not harm the new little seeds that have just fallen. One general hint: Don’t expect any plant that is marked a hybrid to come back true to seed. Most do not come back true. Just watch your seed packets, and plant anything but hybrid seeds. In early November protect your newly dropped seeds by mulching lightly with leaves or straw and lay small branches or chicken wire onto of the mulch to hold the leaves or straw down. This will help protect your seeds from our harsh USDA Zone 5 winters. The following is a list of many of the self-seeders that do well in our area: amaranth, calendula, California poppy, larkspur, petunia, poppy, sweet alyssum, viola, columbine, hollyhock, rose campion, and Dame’s rocket. The seed packets are in the catalogs, at general merchandise stores, even drug stores, as well as nurseries and greenhouses. Go now, chose what you like, and plan ahead for years to come. Happy Gardening.

Your Herbal Garden Questions Answered BY MARY STRAYER, MASTER GARDENER

What kind of herb is used between stepping stones on pathways? The type of herb you ask about is called thyme. There are many varieties, and a few of them are really short and work well in our area. Woolly thyme is usually the one mentioned on the gardening programs, and it does well in our Zone 5 gardens. Woolly Thyme grows only 2 inches tall, has minute gray-green leaves and tiny rosepink flowers. A different Thyme that is suggested for this type of planting is Caraway Thyme, and it also is 2-5 inches tall, has shiny dark green leaves, and tiny lavender flowers. Besides being a nice ground cover, this particular thyme is good for flavoring meats, vegetables, and soups. Lately I have had several questions about tomatoes growing upside down in pots. I have seen the shows you are talking about, and they show tomatoes growing upside down in pots, as well as many other veggies just planted in pots and planters instead of in the garden. For the tomatoes upside down trick, you have to buy special pots or bags for this, and they are available in most of our local greenhouses. Just remember any veggie growing in a pot must get 7-8 hours of sunlight daily, and you must remember to water them as often as they feel dry to the touch, and this could be daily come summertime heat. There are special tomatoes hybridized for growing in pots, and one is

appropriately named ‘Patio’. Others are ‘Red Robin’ and ‘Toy Boy’. Cucumbers can be grown in a pot, but be sure you get the bush type. I have heard information on two types of bush cucumbers. They are ‘Midget Bush Pickler’ and Spacemaster. What types of herbs are best for the beginner? I have worked with Herbs and assisted people with information about growing them for over 20 years now, and my best suggestion is to start simple, and to begin with ones that are perennial, i.e. come back year after year, and slowly add to your collection. My first choice would be oregano because it is so versatile. Clip it young to put in salads, let it grow a bit more to 6 inches, and dry it for winter use. My second suggestion would be thyme, and my favorite is lime thyme, not only for its wonderful aroma but it bright green coloring in the herb garden. This too can be used on fish, and dried for winter usage. I would also suggest that you plant a small packet of parsley, dill, and perhaps purchase a rosemary plant from a local garden sales establishment. With the rosemary, put the small plant you buy in a pot 2-3 times the size it needs now, and then plant in the garden, full sun, pot and all. In the wintertime bring it inside, and keep it in your coldest room, next to a window. It will grow all winter, and you can have fresh rosemary for your beef or pork roasts, and other meats right at your fingertips. If you have more questions email them to rmstrayer@msn. com, or call them into the OSU Extension office at 627-7631.

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OTTAWA COUNTY FOOD DRIVE March 12th, 2009 throughout April 12th, 2009 Drop off non-perishable items in the Gift Shop, Lobby or Chalet Bar of Mon Ami (Which includes boxed dinners, canned goods, paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, etc.) Mon Ami Restaurant and the Salvation Army are teaming up to help fight hunger in our community. Join us and assist with filling the depleting food pantries of Ottawa County. Together, we can save lives. Sandusky Huron Norwalk Over 10,000 Locations Worldwide: 419-626-2600 419-433-0433 419-660-9500

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Mon. April 13 Chili Mac Winter Blend Vegs. Alpine Snowflake Salad

Thurs. April 2 Swedish Meatballs Buttered Noodles Scandinavian Vegs. Mixed Berries Pound Cake

Mon. April 27 Baked Fish Amandine Baked Potato Broccoli Fruit Cocktail

Wed. April 15 Roast Turkey & Dressing Mashed Potatoes Green Beans & Corn Apricots

Tues. April 28 Turkey Cutlet Garden Peas & Carrots Orange & Pineapple Gelatin

Thurs. April 16 Baked Ham Beets w/ Orange Sauce Baby Carrots Asparagus Calico Fruit

Mon. April 6 Chicken Paprika Noodles Cabbage & Sour Cream Green Beans Apricots

Wed. April 29 BIRTHDAY BINGO Mushroom Steak Mashed Potatoes European Blend Vegs. Cake & Ice Cream

Fri. April 17 Brunswick Stew Seven Layer Salad Biscuit Mandarin Oranges

Tues. April 7 Chicken Strips Cole Slaw Italian Blend Vegs. Apple Slices

Thurs. April 30 BBQ Ribeye Potato & Cheese Casserole Corn & Peas Purple Plums

Mon. April 20 Veal Parmesan Riviera Blend Vegs Garlic Bread Mixed Melon Balls

Wed. April 8 Easter Dinner Baked Meat Lasagna Spring Blend Vegs. Easter Egg Fruit Pie

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Fri. April 24 Roast Beef & Gravy on Bread Mashed Potatoes Garden Peas Mandarin Oranges

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Thurs. April 23 Seafood Fettucini Dilled Baby Carrots & Brussel Sprouts Pears


Wed. April 1 City Chicken Sweet Potatoes Cole Slaw Cornbread Crumb Topped Cherries


Wed. April 22 Sunshine Chicken Ginger Rice Sugar Snap Pea Stir Fry Tropical Fruit Salad

Thurs. April 9 Pork Roast Mashed Potatoes Carrot Coins Orange & Pineapple Slices

April Menu LUNCH SERVED 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Senior Donation $2.50 All others $4.50

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Tues. April 21 Pork Chop w/Apple Slices Mashed Potatoes Broccoli & Cauliflower Cherry Jell-O

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Inpatient Rehabilitation Now Available in Sandusky With millions of Americans needing rehabilitation services annually, residents in the Sandusky and surrounding area can rest assured that their rehab needs will be met thanks to the recent opening of Fast Track Rehab. Fast Track Rehab is a highly-focused approach to reducing pain, building strength and flexibility, and helping you get on with your life as soon as possible. Fast Track Rehab is different, featuring clean comfortable rooms, delicious meals, phone, cable, flat-screen TV and other amenities, while providing per-

sonalized expertise and caring that makes a huge difference in recovery times. “What makes Fast Track unique is our flexible structure,” said Jane Doe Director of Rehabilitation. “We give our patients the confidence each day to make progress, but always with sensitivity to their overall health. We help them make the most of their time in therapy at their pace.” Conveniently located, Fast Track Rehab offers: *Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy up to seven days

a week *Care from skilled nurses and therapists *Amenities such as phone, internet and flat screen televisions *Consistent and caring follow-up The facility features 15 inpatient rooms with 3rehab therapists. For more information about Fast Track Rehab, call (419) 6211900 or visit un online at

FTMC Offers Monthly Vascular Screenings Vascular disease, such as stroke and abdominal aortic aneurysm, is known as a silent killer because there are often no warning signs until it’s too late. As a part of its commitment to providing preventive screenings to community members, Fisher-Titus Medical Center is teaming up with Dr. Barry Zadeh and Dr. Michael Levy, of Norwalk Cardiac, Thoracic & Endovascular Therapies, to offer vascular screenings on a monthly basis at FTMC. The screening consists of a complete risk assessment including a blood cholesterol check; and depending on their risk factors,

patients will have carotid artery checks to determine blockages or abnormalities; abdominal aortic ultrasounds to identify the presence of aneurysms; and/or lower extremity checks to assess peripheral vascular disease. These screenings are fast, non-invasive and include seeing board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons. “Men and women 50 and older with risk factors including diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, high blood cholesterol, family history of atherosclerotic, circulatory problems and abdominal aortic aneurysm should be screened for vascular disease,” said Dr. Barry Zadeh, board certified endovascular surgeon

Diabetes Support Group Meeting The next meeting of the Firelands Regional Medical Center Diabetes Support Group will be held on Monday, April 13th at 12 pm in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Education Room located at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Main Campus, 1111 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. The Diabetes Support Group meeting is a monthly support and educational program for people and family members affected by diabetes.

For more information, please contact Jill Wagner at (419) 557-6995. Firelands Regional Medical Center is a 401-bed, full service, not-for-profit hospital. Serving the seven-county region, Firelands provides comprehensive diagnostic, medical, surgical, emergency and rehabilitation services for people of all ages. For more information about Firelands Regional Medical Center visit

Firelands to Provide Free Blood Pressure Screenings During the month of April, Firelands Regional Medical Center staff will provide free blood pressure screenings at the following locations: • Sandusky Mall Walk Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (except holidays) from 8 to 10 am • Sandusky Wal-Mart Wednesday, April 1st from 9 am to 1 pm • Sandusky YMCA Tuesday, April 7th from 8 to 11 am • Firelands Regional Medical Center – South Campus Lobby Monday, April 13th from 9 to 11 am

• Rite Aid – Perkins Avenue, Sandusky Wednesday, February 11th from 9 am to 12 pm • Drug Mart, Huron Monday, April 20th from 10 am to 1 pm • Firelands Regional Medical Center – Main Campus Lobby Wednesday, April 15th from 10 am to 1 pm • Sandusky Library Thursday, April 16th from 9:30 to 11:30 am For more information call Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-7410.

Firelands 55+ Club Morning Coffee Join Firelands 55+ Club on Wednesday, April 1st for Morning Coffee from 8 - 10 am. Morning Coffee will be held at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, Community Resource Room. The following screenings will be available: • Free Blood Pressure Screening • Free Blood Sugar Screening • Cholesterol Screening for $6.00 • Total Lipid Profile for $16.00 (12-Hour Fast) Appointments are not necessary for the health screenings. For more information about Morning Coffee please call 419-557-7722. Firelands Regional Medical Center is a 401-bed, full service, not-for-profit hospital. Serving the five-county region, Firelands provides comprehensive diagnostic, medical, surgical, emergency and rehabilitation services for people of all ages. For more information about Firelands Regional Medical Center visit




Freedom from Smoking Support Group Meeting Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting the Freedom From Smoking Support Group at 6 pm on Thursday, April 16th. The support group meeting will be held in the Respiratory Services conference room at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Main Campus, 1111 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. For more information call Elaine at 1-800-342-1177 ext. 7683 or 419-557-7683.

and a member of Fisher-Titus Medical Center ’s medical staff. The cost for the screenings is $49. Cash, check or credit card is required at the time of the screening. Patients are asked to bring their insurance cards in case further testing is needed. Appointments can be scheduled through the FTMC Snyder/ White Heart & Vascular Center by calling 419-660-2117, Ext. 6132. The screening will be offered on a monthly basis, with the first scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, March 18. Appointments are limited

Seniors Age 60 and older Surveys of Jake’s customers indicate that their evaluation of Jake’s Quality, Service, Courtesy, Reliability and Facility Cleanliness has averaged 99.7% over the last three years. Jake’s has received an Exceptional Rating in each of the last 50 quarters.

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Firelands to Host Pediatric Neurology Clinic Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting a Pediatric Neurology Clinic on Wednesday, April 15th. Staffed by a Board Certified Pediatric Specialist from Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Specialty Clinics are held in the Firelands South Campus Outpatient Clinic, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. To schedule an appointment for the Pediatric Neurology Clinic, call 1-800-377-3117. Additional Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Pediatric Specialty Clinics are also available at Firelands Regional Medical

Center. For a schedule of the Pediatric Specialty Clinics, please visit our Calendar of Events at For more information about the Pediatric Specialty Clinics, call 419-5576767. Firelands Regional Medical Center is a 401-bed, full service, not-for-profit hospital. Serving the five-county region, Firelands provides comprehensive diagnostic, medical, surgical, emergency and rehabilitation services for people of all ages. For more information about Firelands Regional Medical Center visit


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Firelands to Host Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting a Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic on Wednesday, April 15th. Staffed by a Board Certified Pediatric Specialist from Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Specialty Clinics are held in the Firelands South Campus Outpatient Clinic, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. To schedule an appointment for the Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic, call 1-800-377-3117. Additional Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Pediatric Specialty Clinics are also available at Firelands Regional Medical Center.

For a schedule of the Pediatric Specialty Clinics, please visit our Calendar of Events at www. For more information about the Pediatric Specialty Clinics, call 419-557-6767. Firelands Regional Medical Center is a 401bed, full service, not-for-profit hospital. Serving the five-county region, Firelands provides comprehensive diagnostic, medical, surgical, emergency and rehabilitation services for people of all ages. For more information about Firelands Regional Medical Center visit www.

Firelands Hosts Pediatric Cardiology Clinic (March 19, 2009 – Sandusky, Ohio) Firelands Regional Medical Center will be hosting a Pediatric Cardiology Clinic on Wednesday, April 8th. Staffed by a Board Certified Physician, Pediatric Specialty Clinics are held in the Firelands South Campus Outpatient Clinic, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. To schedule an appointment for the Pediatric Cardiology Clinic, call 419-557-7840. Additional Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Pediatric Specialty Clinics are also available at Firelands Regional Medical Center. For a schedule of the Pediatric Specialty Clinics, please visit our Calendar of Events at www.firelands. com. For more information about the Pediatric Specialty Clinics, call 419-557-6767. Firelands Regional Medical Center is a 401-bed, full service, not-for-profit hospital. Serving the five-county region, Firelands provides comprehensive diagnostic, medical, surgical, emergency and rehabilitation services for people of all ages. For more information about Firelands Regional Medical Center visit

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Huron Public Library Winter Hours Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 8:30 PM Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM Sunday 1 – 4 PM Online Book Club Our online book club is celebrating its anniversary! If you haven’t had a chance to try this, there’s no time like the present to join the 760 members already enjoying this service. Here’s how to start: log on to our website at, click on “Reading Room” and choose Online Book Clubs. After you set up an account in one or more of the 11 book clubs, each day, Monday through Friday you’ll receive a portion of a book that takes about five minutes to read. You’re able to read two or three chapters from a book during the week. If you like a book, you can check it out of the library. Now, you, too, can discover great books, even if you’re too busy to visit the library. This service is generously sponsored by “Friends of the Library.” Passport Fair The Huron Public Library, 333 Williams St, Huron Ohio is hosting a Passport Fair on Saturday, March 28, 2009 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. The Huron Public Library is joining the Department of State in celebrating “Passport Day in the USA”, a national passport acceptance and outreach event.

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To apply for a passport, visit to complete and print out an application form. Do not sign the form. Applicants will need to present a certified birth certificate, driver’s license, 2 photos, payment in the form of a check or money order. For further details, check or call the Huron Public Library at 419-433-5009. To make an appointment, call 419-433-5009. Walk-ins are welcome. On June 1, 2009, U.S. citizens must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry. Information on the cost and how to apply for a passport book and/or a passport card is available at U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778. Hunger Awareness Program In conjunction with The Big Read: Erie County Reads To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the Huron Public Library with Second Harvest Food Bank presents a Hunger Awareness Program at the Huron Public Library on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 PM for students in grades 5 and 6. Second Harvest Food Bank will use activities and games understand the challenges of hunger and poverty. To register, call 419-433-5009 or email To learn more about The Big Read in Erie County go to www. Basic Computing Classes Are you just beginning to explore your computer? Basic Computing Classes will be Wednesdays April 1 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Huron Public Library. In this two-part, hands-on series for beginners, you will learn the basics about computers, the Internet and e-mail. These free classes are for adults. To reserve your space, stop in, call the library at 419-433-5009 or email huron@ Ladies Night at the Movies Ladies, bring a friend and enjoy a free movie at the Huron Public Library on Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m. This movie is women’s comrade at its best. A group of women in North Yorkshire have long put out yearly calendar as a fundraiser for cancer. When one of their husband’s succumbs to leukemia, they decide to up the antae. Posing for nearly nude photos for the calendar, they hope to sell a few hundred extra copies. The calendar becomes a worldwide phenomenon and outsells the calendars of much younger women! Bring a friend and enjoy this free movie. This movie has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA and will run 108 minutes. Credit Scores Credit Scores: What are they? Why do they matter? Jim Neighbors of Citizens Bank will answer these questions and more at the Huron Public Library on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m.

Parks & Rec Huron Parks and Recreation Mailing address: P.O. Box 468, Huron OH Office location: 110 Wall Street Phone 419-433-8487 Fax 419-433-0470 Email: Website:

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Lion’s Club Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and HPRD Egg Hunt~Saturday, April 4th… Join us for the Annual Huron Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast; then walk over to the Huron Boat Basin for one of the largest Egg Hunts in Huron! The Huron Lion’s Club will be serving up all you can eat Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Coffee, Tea, Juice & Milk. The Easter Bunny will make appearances at the Breakfast & the Hunt. Where: Breakfast~First Presbyterian Church (corner of Cleveland Rd W & Williams) Egg Hunt~Boat Basin Time: 8:00-12 noon for Breakfast ~ 12:30 for the Egg Hunt Cost: Breakfast~ $4/Adults, $3/Children Egg Hunt~FREE (ages 2-8 years) Parents, please remember to bring your camera & kids, bring your baskets! Please help the Easter Bunny bring joy to those around us by donating a non-perishable food item. You can bring donations to the Breakfast or the Egg Hunt. Thank you. Spring Soccer Programs We’ve restructured our Spring Soccer program for 2009! Programs are open to students in grades 5-8. Participants are asked to bring water bottles and shin guards. Pre-Registration is required using Spring Soccer Forms. Forms are available on our website and at our office. Forms have also been distributed to local school offices. IN HOUSE LEAGUE ~APRIL 20 -MAY 28 MONDAYS & THURSDAYS ~ 6PM ~ McCORMICK ~ $35 Residents $40 Non-Residents This is a program designed for the competitive soccer player who wants to compete in an In-House League. The coaching staff will split the participants up into multiple teams and coach them on aspects of skill, development, teamwork and strategy. Each week, players will participate against each other in smallside (half-sized field) games on Thursday evenings. This is a new and exciting program for the true soccer fan and player. Players are asked to bring shin guards and a water bottle. PreRegistration required, using SPRING SOCCER IN-HOUSE LEAGUE FORM. SKILLS PROGRAM ~ APRIL 21-MAY 29 TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS ~ 4:30-5:30PM ~McCORMICK ~ $30 Residents $35 Non-Residents This program is designed for players of all skill levels. Whether you are just starting soccer or you want to take your skills to the next level, this is the program for you. There are no games involved in this program, simply 2 hours of skill development

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per week. The coaching staff will incorporate skills and techniques into an exciting variety of individual and group drills and practices. Players are asked to bring shin guards and a water bottle. Pre-Registration required, using SPRING SOCCER SKILLS PROGRAM FORM. City Wide Clean-Up Event~Saturday, April 25th 10am12pm. Come out and help make Huron “A Great Lake Place” by volunteering for a couple hours cleaning up our city. From 8:30am10:00am, volunteers stop in at the Huron Parks and Recreation Garage (110 Wall Street) where you can enjoy a quick breakfast snack (courtesy of the Huron Chamber of Commerce and Huron Lagoons Marina) then check in and get your clean up assignment; gloves and garbage bags will be provided as you head out to your assigned location for a couple of hours of clean-up; when finished your trash bags are left at the site for Parks and Recreation to pick up. Great opportunity for High School Students to earn community service hours, just bring the necessary forms with you and we will be glad to fill them out. If you have any questions, please contact our office. No registration necessary. While they last, we will be giving away tree saplings to our volunteers upon check- in. Another addition…..A representative from the Erie County Master Gardener Program will be available to answer any of your gardening questions! Safety Town 2009 at Shawnee Elementary This is one of the most important educational programs for young children who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall. This 7-day program is a planned curriculum program incorporating classroom activities to familiarize children with the school setting. Safety Town allows children entering Kindergarten to learn safe ways to approach school and everyday situations. The children are taught the basics of fire, water, traffic, and playground safety, as well as poison control, bus behavior and seatbelt importance. Huron Parks and Recreation is fortunate to have help from The Huron Fire & Police Departments, Erie Metroparks, Erie County Environmental Services, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Sandusky Power Squadron/Coastie, and Huron City Schools, who help make this program so successful. In addition, we have outstanding Teachers and Safety Town Teen Counselors who create a wonderful, fun and creative environment for our participants. Last but certainly not least, Huron Parks and Recreation has been fortunate to have the support of many local businesses who help with sponsorship and/or donations toward our daily snacks/ supplies. More on these great community partners to follow in future articles. This year Safety Town will take place from June 17-25 at Shawnee Elementary School(please note this location change) 712 Cleveland Road East; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, from 9am-11:30. Thursday, June 25th is Graduation Day….students and parents attend for a Graduation Ceremony/Party! The registration fee is $35 for Residents and $40 for NonResidents, the deadline for registration is May 15, 2009. Safety Town Registration Forms are available on our website or at the office.

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store that located there BY JOHN SCHAFFNE A partnership of square footage under in 1978. The total is still up in R the air, but initial roof purchased by has purchased the Catawba Developers the group, including plans are Last week, when north end of the plaza The Sutton Center, to expand the Sutton Center’s offi I spoke that currently houstotals over 35,000 about the great dining ce space, plus create additional square feet. opes the John Fritz portunities in vate offices, storage office space for pridowntown and possibly for some City/County GovPort Clinton, I forgot to retail related business. ernment Complex mention A La Carte Café at Snyder says that on Port Clinton’s the south end of the downtown group would like far east end. That at the Madison Street viaalso market the to announcement was duct. Breakfast or out lot located along East made Tuesday by the guarantee you will lunch, I Harbor Rd. (State father and son team money’s worth. But,get your just in Route 163) between of Bob and Brian case you’d like to do better, the First Federal SavSnyder, who own we have a coupon for ings building on Catawba Mini StorThat ought to help them this week on page 4A. the some. west and the buildage. They have part––––––––– ing owned nered with several by Norm We actually forgot to hide Wylie Walleye Thayer that formerly other local investors week. Sorry about last that. We have had housed The Sand to purchase the 4.5 sonnel changes here some perBox Gift Store on the east. acre parcel of land decided not to hide for the winter, so we have PHOTO BY CHRIS Presently, plans call erty that includes along with the propcontinuing our “Win Wylie until April. We are According to Bob MCBAIN-BERRY what is now The Sutton it on the Web” for a complete Center. an expansion of theSnyder, plans call for vation of the This week, we had exterior of the former reno116 entries and our Contest. Sutton Center. The 25,000 square Evelyn Benton who winner is Pharm foot building that understand that there are a number “We store and The Sutton Center used to house The of the ment the to card from Friendshipclicked her way to a $20 gas Pharm discount store, agencies in the Sutton Center Government complexcomplehas been empty for that were south. seeking additional our next winner, just Food Stores. You might be For leasing information, to the office space, and the original locationnearly a year. It was lieve we will net and click on the log on to www.thebeacon. contact be able to accommodatewe be- Brian Snyder at Snyder of a Food Town “Win it on the Web” Group of Compathat,” says Snyder. The fi icon. nal use of the building nies at 419-797-6303. ––––––––– As part of a National Jeff Dornbusch Day of Community vice held on Martin Selected as Treasure Luther King Day this Serday, January 19, United r of Port Clinton MonWay in Ottawa County City School District sponsoring a special is perishable food itemsfood collection drive. Nonmay be dropped Sutton Center in The Port Clinton Port Clinton or at off at the Center in Ottawa County. any Senior Board of Education City School District excellence.” as its new treasurer hired Jeff Dornbusch dent of the stated David Belden, Presi––––––––– Board of at the Tuesday, January 13 board meeting. In spite of the horrible tensive experiences, Education. “His exMr. Dornbusch was weather on Saturday, both from business they had a very good lected from a field se- and educational of settings, will help Island Bloodmobile. turnout for the Catawba fied applicants based several highly quali- innovation bring and efficiency to the upon his experience woman Linda Snyder,In fact, according to chairand knowledge of offi ce Treasurer.” of school they were able to their quota for the a Masters in Educational finance. He has been blessedBelden continued, “We have exceed event. to have outstanding Administratio and undergraduat contri––––––––– e degree in Business n butions from Jack Coffman as Marketing from Bowling Archie Griffin is coming our Acting & Treasurer for to Oak Harbor! It another coup by the versity. Mr. DornbuschGreen State Uni- transition of the past two months, and the is duties had previously ni group. He will be Ottawa County OSU Alumbeen the controller ing place next week.”to Jeff will begin takfor 19 at Oak Harbor here on Thursday, February don Lumber CompanyBassett’s IGA, GorPatrick Adkins, High School to speak. Superintendent pearance of the only the Treasurer of Benton and is currently Schools stated, The apof two-time Heisman “Jeff Carroll Salem Lowinner will benefit cal School District. treasurer not only is a very well respected both the local Alumni Trophy in our area but across well as the Benton-Carro “The Port Clinton Club as the State of Ohio. ll-Salem School FounWe are very fortunate dation. Tickets are is very excited to fi Board of Education to have a person $25 nd a treasurer of Jeff and $50 for the dinner for the dinner and speech stature after a thorough ’s our team, and of Jeff ’s caliber as part of and I look autograph search process. forward to working you only want to We found strong with him.” hear him speak, thatsession. If mutual “I feel very fortunate only $5. For ticket pursuit of educational interests in the ticket is Dornbusch will replace to have the opportuinformation call Louis and operational Dr. Paul Lock- nity to work for yet schroeder at 419-898-5440 Damwood who recently . retired from the district. district in Ottawa another great school County” said Dorn––––––––– busch. The Oak House 2009 Bowl-A-Thon will at Harbor Lanes on be held February 8 from 1-4 BY MAYOR JACQUELI more information p.m. For NE A. BIRD bowler, contributor on participating either as a or sponsor, call Lisa our previous year. 419-734-4417. According However with our Byers The year 2009 celebrates current applications connections, to the flyer sent out at Director Lisa Byers, for tap by versary of the incorporation the 118th Anni- Marblehead the number could rise to 651 taps. The Water Department is Striking!!!” (Get “The Difference You’ll Make of the Village of Marblehead. has plenty of capacity Village of it???) additional growth. to take on On January 2, 1891 ––––––––– to be sound, in spite Financially, the Water Department continues State Representativ of the many challenges hard work, dedicationour fore-fathers, through Water Revenue placed before it. The who represents a e Jeff Wagner of Sycamore, of incorporation with and belief met their goal and continues Fund is operating within its couple projected budgets to support itself in Southern-most Townships, of Ottawa County’s municipality. By Aprilthe establishment of our Next spring compliance with state will be the speaker we will begin construction the next 4th Thursday laws. at tration was formed of 1891, the Adminis- clarifying Republican Lunch on a new solids contact tank that will work with: Mayor—Win at the Port Clinton Griesser, Pres. Pro Elk’s Lodge on BuckeyeBunch Tem—Tim Larkins, slow fier to assure our production in tandem with the existing clariNo reservations necessary…ju Blvd. cilmen—Henry Pokey, Coun- This project capacity of 400 gallons ey, William Schmidt st show up! John Burns, Jerry is being done due per minute. further information, contact Joyce MurphyFor Eberwine and Legal and Dan Griesser. Village Clerk was Trac- EPA that all systems have suffi to a requirement from the Ohio 419-734-3459. at George dancy in Advisor—Solomon cient the event of equipment components to assure redunOne of the first plans Slauss. of action was to develop failures. Previous ––––––––– been ments and build a projects have Village Depart- lationcompleted along these same requirements Village jail which of new feed pumps. opened December Thus the dream for , including instal7, 1891. the village began and Along with the new I hope many of you 118 years later. continues to this day, chemical feed system clarifier, we will also be constructing remember my niece, Though the names a new redundancies, a new that incorporates the required equipment Alison Wilford. Well, mains consistent with have changed over the years, the block building for goal re- age and our fore-fathers activated carbon storshe's now Alison feed system, and other commonwealth as Enan enduring place to sustain our prominent to meet equipment upgrades right…and on Monstate standards and to current and future necessary generations. This dwell, work, and visit for upgrades all day, she gave birth mission the soul of each elected are all a result of EPA Ohio EPA requirements. These requirements and official, employee, is deeply seeded in to not only comply to her second child, and visitor to the municipality. are being volunteers, resident we will be able to with all requirements, but to also assuredone Though funding and Mason Christopher mains at a minimum, continue delivering that staffi a quality product 7lbs. 4 oz. Mother Village of Marblehead and growth and cost continue to ng re- customers. to our rise, the held steadfast in 2008. President Pro Tem and baby are doing Our sole Utility remains John Starcher continues the Village aison to the just fine. to Water Plant is in excellent condition Water Department. The Councilman BPA and Water Department. As be the Village Lisince top quality water to and residents and visitors. continues to provide beyond” his Starcher continues to serve the village first elected, This is the result of role in all areas including “above the on going efforts –––––––– acting mayor. Because various committees and elected Board of Public of our employees The Ballet School and of his efforts, along with and Public Affairs, consists of President Affairs. Our current Board Membership our Board of Water Superintende ballet class for 3 andis starting a new Pre-School nt and employees, Utility offered 4 year olds. Classes Tom Bird. Bob Biers Robert Boytim, George Danchisen, held on Saturday continues to lead and generations. by the village remains strong and sound our sole mornings from 10:30 will be Plant the All department Superintende a.m. Space if very are for – applauded future 11:00 as Water nt. All certified employees for their efforts. partment maintain calling Mary Ann limited so register today by of the Water DeSnider at 419-635-6106 Continued next week. by the Ohio EPA to ongoing Continuing Education as . required maintain their Water itself has an EPA fi Certification. 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