OHS students earn accolades
Ottawa High School senior Stevie Hart accepts a $25 gift card from Chief Dennis Butler, Ottawa police chief, following a drawing for the SAFE Program at halftime of the boys varsity basketball game Tuesday night at Ottawa High School, 1120 S. Ash St., Ottawa. SAFE (Seatbelts Are For Everyone) allows students to participate in a monthly pledge to wear seat belts and be eligible to win one of four gift cards. The program also gives away two iPads at the end of the school year to promote driver safety. Butler said seatbelt use at the school was last recorded at 78 percent and the program has the goal increasing seatbelt use to 100 percent.