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Downtown Port Clinton construction update


Starting Friday afternoon, north and south Monroe St. will be opened. Second Street from Coffee Express to the Madison and Second intersection will be closed. Even though Second Street from Madison to Jefferson is closed now, it will be open for this weekend.


Jet Express celebrates its 26th year in operation

Jamie Beier-Grant of Ottawa County Improvement Corperation

On Friday, May 1, the Put-in-Bay Boat Line Co., the Jet Express, started its 26th season in Port Clinton. The first season of operation was spring of 1989 with the vision to create an innovative ferry service that would provide outstanding customer service, late night service to Put-in-Bay, as well as the fastest passenger ferry service on the Great Lakes.


Englebeck Road closure

Ottawa County Highway crews will be replacing a crossover pipe on Englebeck Road, on the very south end near the Bay Shore Road intersection. Work started Monday, May 4, and is scheduled to be completed by Thursday, May 7. In order to complete the construction this section of road will be closed to all vehicle traffic, including emergency service vehicles and buses.


Federal official to speak at Terra State commencement May 8

A federal official who provides leadership for three agencies charged with improving the economic well being of rural America will be the keynote speaker at the 46th commencement ceremony at Terra State Community College.

The Honorable Lisa Afua Serwah Mensah, Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, will speak to the graduating class during the event May 8 in the Student Activities Center.


Ottawa County Safety Council’s CEO Breakfast

The Ottawa County Safety Council held its annual CEO Breakfast meeting at the Catawba Island Club on Wednesday, April 22. Thirty-two businesses received safety awards from Ohio BWC for safety council membership, calendar year 2014 semi-annual reporting, and safe business practices.  The awards include a certificate and a rebate check on their workers’ compensation premiums. The following Safety Council Members received a safety council recognition award certificate:


The Power of Purple 5K run walk

The 2015 Relay for Life in Ottawa County is Saturday, June 20, at the Oak Harbor High School track.  The year brings some changes to the event.  

A notable addition is the Power of Purple 5K Run/Walk.  This will happen the morning of June 20.  The race begins and ends at the high school.


Memorial Day Ceremonies to honor the fallen from The Battle of Lake Erie

Memorial Day ceremonies remembering the importance of the War of 1812 and the 557 who served during the Battle of Lake Erie will take place Monday, May 25, at noon on the steps of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial.

Representatives from The US Navy, Coast Guard, Great Britain, Canada and the Flagship Niagara will speak highlighting the Battle of Lake Erie bicentennial as well as the importance of the War of 1812. At the conclusion of the ceremonies, a permanent plaque will be unveiled to honor those who served and the 557 modern-day sailors, who stood in their place during the 2013 re-enactment of the Battle of Lake Erie.


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