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How Old Is This Guy?

He was busted in Ohio, but before you read the article, see if you can figure out how old he is. This Ottawa County, OH man named Bobby Dean Slocum was arrested on earlier this week drug and drug paraphernalia charges. He is only 54 years old!. Not much detail...
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Mother accused of punching daughter while holding child

SANDUSKY – A 37-year-old woman was arrested late Thursday night after she allegedly punched her daughter who was holding her son. According to a report from the Sandusky Police Department, police responded to an Osborne Street house for a domestic violence complaint. When police arrived, according to the report, the complainant claimed that the incident started when her mother, Ayron Brown, was intoxicated and began arguing with her about how she raises her son. She told police that during the argument, Brown punched her in the face and then left the house. She added that she was holding her son when she was punched, the report states.

Ottawa County director appointed to advisory council

COLUMBUS — Stephanie Marie Kowal, director of the Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services, was appointed Wednesday by Gov. Mike DeWine to the Early Childhood Advisory Council. The Port Clinton resident holds a 1991 bachelor's degree in psychology from Adrian College and a 1993 Master's in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Akron. The council provides input to the governor's office on early childhood programs. The term does not have a firm expiration date.

Lights of Season Brighten DeRivera Park

‘Tis still some time before celebration, but lights abound all ’round the nation. Multi-color patterns hither and yon . . . So, gather your family, gather your friends, visit the Park, make memories of good times!

Two Lake Erie islands benefit from NOAA's record-setting coastline grant program

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio — The Great Lakes region is one of several ecosystems around the United States dividing up a record amount of grant money from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help improve the nation’s coastlines and make them more resilient to climate change. NOAA on Tuesday announced another 88 grants in 29 states and U.S. territories totaling $136 million, of which about $93.7 million came from the Biden administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that Congress approved about a year ago. Put-in-Bay Township’s Scheeff East Point Preserve and the Middle Bass Island East Point Preserve were among eight recipients announced during the first round in August. They are part of the initiative, bringing this year’s federal grant total 2022 to $144 million. Both South Bass Island and Middle Bass Island have undergone significant erosion.

Put-in-Bay VFD Responds Quickly to Langram Road Fire

Late on Tuesday afternoon the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department responded to Langram Road for a “fire in the woods” call. No injuries or serious damage have been reported. The prompt response and effective dousing of flames is a testament to the expertise the department provides to South Bass...

Property Transfers: Ottawa County

The Ottawa County Auditor's Office reported the following property transfers for Nov. 28 to Dec. 2:. 21291 Ohio 579, Shank and Son LLC to Troy J. Bullock and Jennifer Bullock, $109,000. Benton Township. 1725 North Oak St., Cyrus Wagner and Bernadine Gangemi fka Bernadine Wagner to Sweet Home Enterprises LLC,...

Tell Tales 12-8-22

Sorry to report the passing of my friend, classmate and football teammate Steve Horn. Despite his three-year battle with cancer, Steve always had a smile on his face, and positive things to say every time I saw him. He leaves behind a terrific legacy of family members and friends. I...

Catawba Historical Society to offer county scholarships

The Catawba Island Historical Society (CIHS) plans to offer an annual academic scholarship to a senior graduating from each one of Ottawa County’s six high schools. The first $1,000 award will be made in the spring of 2023. It will go to a student intending to pursue an accredited...

Rented Christmas: The Musical is a holiday delight

Plans for a Merry Christmas may go awry in the Rented Christmas: The Musical at the Playmakers Civic, but that makes for a special holiday treat on the Playmakers Civic Theatre stage, which opens its 76th season on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinee at 2 p.m., on Dec. 9-11.

Police searching for 17-year-old girl

SANDUSKY – The Perkins Township Police Department is searching for 17-year-old Rylee Stookey. Police believe that Stookey left her home on her own free will. They also believe that she is now on the East Coast, possibly in the New Jersey, New York or Connecticut areas. Stookey is 5’8″,...

DECISIONS: December 2, 2022

Judgment of the Erie County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division, is affirmed at appellant’s costs. Pietrykowski and Osowik, JJ, and Duhart, PJ, concur. Judgment of the Huron County Court of Common Pleas is affirmed at appellant’s costs. Pietrykowski and Osowik, JJ, and Duhart, PJ, concur. ***. OTTAWA...

OHSAA girls bowling preview: 5 teams to watch in 2022-23

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Area teams made an impression at the OHSAA state bowling tournament last season. Green entered the tournament as the top seed but finished fifth while Amherst and Mentor finished ninth and 12th, respectively. In Division II, no area team qualified for state. Hamilton captured the Division I crown while Triway won the Division II title.

Can you Drive to Put In Bay?

Put-in-Bay is a popular holiday destination on South Bass Island, just three miles offshore of the Ohio coast. Situated in the middle of Lake Erie, this quaint village boasts great restaurants, hotels, wineries, and festivals. It's a beautiful setting in which to get active on the water or relax with breathtaking lake views.

Elks Hoop Shoot is Saturday

NORWALK — The annual Elks Hoop Shoot will be held Saturday in Norwalk. The competition is based on the best score of 25 free throws. There is a boy and girl division broken down into the following age groups: 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Age is determined by age of constant on April 1, 2023.

Comfort & Joy Sunday in Norwalk

NORWALK — St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church has secured the ultimate concert of the season, Comfort & Joy, for 7 p.m. Sunday in the church. Featuring award-winning Catholic composers and musicians Sarah Hart (This Winter’s Eve) and Steve Angrisano (God With Us (Emmanuel)), the popular event will center around the music of the Advent season. Don’t miss this sought-after duo and their uplifting storytelling and songs of hope and joy. Sing along, pray, be uplifted, and truly enter into the season.