Recent News

The Salvation Army gives through another season

Volunteers and Maureen Saponari (far right) hold up receipts for the 314 toys bought for the toy drive.

Maureen Saponari, Director of The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit, has made it her life’s mission to help others. On Thursday, Nov. 19, Saponari and other volunteers bought 314 toys totaling $2542.53 with donations to kick off the toy drive in collaboration with the Holiday Bureau and Toys for Tots.


Oak Harbor honored again with Tree City USA

As part of the Village of Oak Harbor’s annual Arbor Day a tree was planted at Veterans Park in honor of John A. Fader American Legion Post 114 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8732.
Attending the tree planting were members of the Tree Commission Carolyn Watson and Sue Rahm, employees of the Village and Mayor Elect Joe Helle.  Certificates of Appreciation are to be presented by Village Administrator Randy Genzman to the VFW Post 8723 and the American Legion Post 114 in the appreciation of those who have served, are serving and for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Country.


Snoochy Poochy

Amanda Linton, left, and her daughter, Joey, out in front of the Snoochy Poochy.

Amanda Linton, owner of Snoochy Poochy, has always worked with animals. Her mother owned a boarding kennel and her aunt was a dog groomer. Linton has been a veterinary technician and pet groomer since 2001.


Port Clinton High School announces Senior Spotlight

Port Clinton High School announces the Senior Spotlight for November 2015 is Adam P. Wells.  Adam is President of the PCHS Class of 2016 and is involved in a variety of activities at PCHS. 

He is a four year member of PCHS Leadership Council currently serving as Vice President, Freshman Mentor, National Honor Society, Key Club, Boys Tennis, and International Club.  As a member of Marching Band and Wind Ensemble he has participated in all the band trips and was a member of the OMEA District Honors Band in 2013.  He was selected and participated in Buckeye Boys State. 


Danbury eighth graders tour Gettysburg & Washington D.C.

The Danbury Middle School 8th grade class took a four-day educational trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.

The group left Danbury in their charter bus on Tuesday (Election Day) at 6:20 a.m. and spent their first day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  Upon arrival to the Gettysburg Heritage Center the students viewed a film, "Gettysburg: An Animated Map".  Presented in conjunction with the Civil War Trust, the program takes an in-depth look at the three day battle, including the aftermath and the dedication of Soldiers' National Cemetery.  ", The students then took a battlefield tour and went on a guided “ghost walk” through town that evening.  They had dinner at the historic Dobbin House,which was part of the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War.


Downtown PC lights up for Community Christmas

The Holiday Season is upon us! Community Christmas is planned for Saturday, December 5. Children and families will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Our Guest Inn & Suites beginning at 3:30 p.m. Children can participate in activities at over 15 local downtown restaurants and retail stores including cookie decorating, ornament making, and coloring contests.


Giving thanks to our Armed Forces this Thanksgiving

By State Representative Steven Arndt

Year after year, I always look forward to gathering with my family for the holiday season. From eating a meal on Thanksgiving to celebrating Veterans Day just days before, November serves as a month of gratitude and appreciation. Every year, we pay tribute to what and whom we are thankful for, a tradition that holds true for both Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.


New trees planted by Tree Commission

The Port Clinton Tree Commission planted four trees Friday, Nov. 20. Two arborvitaes and a king crimson maple were planted at West End Park. Here, Tree Commissoner Larry Holman is planting a Norway spruce at Veterans Park.

The three trees at West End Park were paid for by Port Clinton Friends of the Parks and the tree at Veterans Park was paid for by the American Legion Perpetual Life Fund.


Leaders on the rise

I attended the special Economic Development Forum at Port Clinton City Hall last Thursday hosted by the Planning and Development Council Committee chaired by Gabe Below, along with members Trish McCartney and Nicole DeFreitas. It turned out to be a very pleasant and surprising evening.

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