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Often, the word "boxing" conjures up a whole barrage of imagery — some of it not so good for some people.

Then there's International Boxing Club founder and executive director Harry Cummins, who has started another new community program. This time, the IBC is helping people living and coping with Parkinson’s disease.

Currently, there are 11 Parkinson's students enrolled in their "Knock-Out Parkinson's" class.

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Ottawa County-Sheriff thanks volunteers for work on truck
Partnership was the word tossed around repeatedly when the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office recently debuted its new Special Response Team equipment truck.

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Alvarado’s gig is making custom guitars from scratch

For years, Art Alvarado has been perfecting the craft of making custom electric guitars from scratch. After years of fine-tuning his skills, he’s finally opened a store of his own, where he can not only sell his guitars, but also create them.

“The store is more my workshop, that happens to have a storefront to display my (completed) guitars,” he said.

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New principal making rounds in community

Cheryl Schell relishes these laid-back days as she heads into her first school year as Oak Harbor High School principal.

She’s been making a swing through town at morning coffee events accompanied by Superintendent Guy Parmigian and Treasurer Tim Coffman to get to know community members and hear what’s important at the grassroots level.

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Elmore resident Hunter Gregory now has a greater appreciation of things.

That is because last spring, Gregory went on a mission trip to Africa that saw him make new friends in another continent while enduring challenges not seen in Northwest Ohio.

For two weeks, Gregory, along with his aunt, Sharon, and some of her friends, helped to build a residence hall for an orphanage in Malawi, a country located in southeast Africa.

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