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Summer time team work
For some students in the Woodville area, summer vacation from school isn’t a time to sleep in.

By 7:30 a.m. or so, they are mulching, mowing, pulling weeds, pruning bushes, painting, power washing, and an assortment of other jobs residents need done.

Finding summertime work for local youths – mostly students at Solomon Lutheran and Woodmore schools – has been a labor of love for Woodville Mayor Rich Harman, who’s been doing it for the past few years.

Dancing for CASA
The lineup of stars has been announced for the ninth season of “Ottawa County Stars Dance for CASA” fundraising event, which will be held Nov. 19 at the Camp Perry Conference Center in Port Clinton.

This year’s dancers include Joe Balwinski, operations manager at Materion; Sarah Nation, attorney and magistrate; Julie Bowman, Juvenile Court probation officer; Kevin Lowe, 1812 Food & Spirits and Rosie’s Bar and Grill; Kyle O’Neill, Oak Harbor Middle School; Aimee Slater, Slater’s Madison Street Pub; Gary Nipper, Ottawa County Young Professionals and Michelle Chio-Fox, Riverview.

Professionals Hank Fox, Paula Fox Ferguson, Ann Duez, Lisa Ramsey, Elizabeth Hany and Steven Velasquez are assisting the stars, who will be battling it out on the dance floor to raise funds for CASA, a program that provides advocacy for abused and neglected children in Ottawa County.

Tickets for the event are $30, which includes heavy hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will be available. For more info, call the CASA office at 419-301-0225.

County juvenile court receives innovation grant
The Ottawa County Juvenile Court has received the Court Innovation Grant from The Supreme Court of Ohio to assist with the implementation of the “Ticket to Success” program.

“Ticket to Success” will provide transitional services for youths ages 14-21 by creating an Independent Living Skills Lab for youth encompassing basic skills such as meal planning, cooking, shopping, laundry, housing, education, budgeting and career planning. Trained community volunteers will be integral as well as community resources to assist youth with developing a plan for a successful future and learn to live independently.


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