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Businesses earn Health Department honors



Ottawa County Health Department

Since 1983, the Ottawa County Board of Health has presented Awards of Merit to those licensed operations in Ottawa County which have maintained a high degree of sanitation and safety.

This annual award signifies a high level of concern by the operators, not just for meeting the rules and regulations, but in providing an operation that exceeds the minimum requirements.

The awards program, unique to the state, has developed into “healthy” competition among the operators and has proven to be beneficial not only to the health department, but to the residents and visitors to Ottawa County.

At the Oct. 8, 2019 Ottawa County Board of Health Meeting, Greg Deerhake, Ottawa County Board of Health President, presented an Award of Merit to the following operations:

– Food Service Operation-Limited Menu – Ottawa County Riverview Senior Healthcare Campus

8180 W. Ohio 163, Oak Harbor. Accepting the award Megan Knecht, Sarah Wagner, Kendra German, Jane Wolf

– Food Service Operation-Full Menu – Crosswinds Restaurant and Bar

280 S.E. Catawba Road, Port Clinton. Accepting the award Theresa Schramm, Ryan Lucas, Amber Nickel, Erika Brown.

– Swimming Pool – Catawba Island Club

  4235 E. Beach Club Rd., Port Clinton. Winner was unable to attend the meeting

– Large Campground – Turtle Point Marina

  10275 Lakeview Blvd., Oak Harbor. Winner was unable to attend the meeting

– Small Campground – Historic Harbor

  9948 Bayshore Road, Marblehead. Accepting the award Richard and Jean Rice


Nancy C. Osborn, RN, MPA, is health commissioner, 419-734-6800.