Boy Scout Troop #370 and Scoutmaster Joe Lochotzki have announced that Jacob Lochotzki has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting.
A Court of Honor will convene March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carroll Township Hall. The Carroll Township Trustees sponsor Troop #370.
For his Eagle project, Lochotzki repaired, painted, removed sod and put soft material around the playground equipment at Camp Sabroske. He credits the assistance of his fellow troop members, friends and family who helped him on his project. He received donations for his project from Damman Paint in Fremont, Oak Harbor Hardware Store, Tractor Supply Company, Lowe’s and Thomas Powell.
Lochotzki has held numerous positions in the troop, including Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Historian, Patrol Leader, and Assistant Patrol Leader.
He is a member of Tindeuchen Lodge #225 Order of the Arrow, a society of honored campers in scouting. He has also served on the Eagle Bay District Day Camp Staff for over seven years.
Lochotzki also earned all the ranks in Cub Scouting as a member of Pack #370, also sponsored by the Carroll Township Trustees. A Tiger Cub graduate, he earned the Arrow of Light Rank, which is the highest rank in Cub Scouting.
The senior at Oak Harbor High School is involved in the National Honor Society, the Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Stage Crew, Drama/Thespian Club and FFA. He is a member of St. Boniface Church in Oak Harbor where he has served for many years as an altar boy. Lochotzki is also a member of the Ottawa County Junior Fair Board.
Lochotzki is the son of Brenda and Joseph Lochotzki, of Oak Harbor, and the grandson of Joseph and Faye Lochotzki, of Oak Harbor, and the late Glyn Hall and Dorothy Hall.
Lisa Brohl, of Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, received the Wildlife Diversity Conservation Award at the recent Wildlife Diversity Conference sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.
Brohl is the chairperson of the board of directors of the Lake Erie Islands chapter of the Black Swamp Conservancy, a conservation organization committed to preserving the natural environment of the Lake Erie Islands. She was instrumental in assisting the Division of Wildlife in its acquisition of Haunck’s Pond on Middle Bass Island, now known as Kuehnle Wildlife Area. She coordinated a deal that raised funds from island property owners, persuaded the Realtor to contribute the commission and convinced the property owner to reduce the sale price. This allowed the division to purchase the 20.12 acres of the last remaining wetland on the island. Brohl is the ninth recipient of the award, which is given annually at the conference.