Recent News

Port Clinton High School offers College Credit Plus

Port Clinton High School will continue to offer college credit courses to qualifying students.  This program, previously known as Post Secondary Educational Options (PSEO) is now College Credit Plus.  Ohio’s new College Credit Plus gives students an opportunity to take college courses through eligible post-secondary institutions, which provides an opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. 


Terra Choral Society presents “Faure's Requiem”

The Choral Society will be joined by the Terra Chamber Strings Ensemble and Terra Arts Chorale, presenting a masterworks concert featuring "Faure's Requiem" among other classical music selections. 

"Faure's Requiem" is based on the traditional text from the Requiem Mass, which has been used to create great compositional masterworks by Mozart, Brahms, and countless classical and contemporary composer. French composer, Gaberial Faure's setting of the text in the late 1880s is filled with beautiful harmonies and haunting melodies that will certainly be recognized by audience goers. "Faure's Requiem" will include solos by TCS's baritone John Boaz, soprano Joan Eckermann, and accompanied by the Terra Chamber Strings Ensemble. 


Magruder Hospital hosting a fun end to winter

The Womacks

On Saturday, March 14, the Magruder Hospital Foundation is hosting a Winter Mixer at the Catawba Island Club.

"This is a casual event. The concept for this mixer is to come out to the CIC, enjoy some great food and music in support of the Magruder Hospital Foundation," said Todd Almendinger, President and CEO of Magruder Hospital.  


Downtown improvement grant applications available

Main Street Port Clinton Downtown Improvement Grants are available for downtown businesses and building owners. The focus of the Downtown Improvement Grant is to provide financial support to downtown business owners and downtown property owners to improve their property, positively influence economic growth, and enhance aesthetic appeal. 

These grants are made possible because of the success of Main Street’s fundraisers, specifically the Walleye Festival. Since 2013, $30,000 has been awarded to downtown property owners and business owners.

Main Street Port Clinton is striving to promote, preserve, and improve downtown historic Port Clinton as a vibrant center for businesses, entertainment, and cultural activities for residents of the community and visitors to our area.  Larry Hartlaub, Chair of the Economic Restructuring Committee and Main Street PC Board Member said, "I am really excited about the Downtown Improvement Grant. It is our organization's opportunity to put dollars into projects that reflect our mission."

Committee Member Lee Vivod said, “I feel the Downtown Improvement Grant program shows Main Street’s commitment to the community and offers us an opportunity to put our money that was earned downtown to work downtown with our business owners”.

For more information about the Downtown Improvement Grant, please contact the Main Street Port Clinton office at 419-734-5503 or grant applications can be picked up at 110 Madison Street.


KidsCollege is seeking new instructors for July 2015

The KidsCollege program at Terra State Community College offers academic enrichment to kids entering grades 1 through 8 with a variety of classes from technology and science to creative arts and fitness. This year KidsCollege is July 20-24. Terra is seeking enthusiastic instructors for a variety of classes including acting, cosmetology, crafts, and more. 

Instructors must be at least 18 years of age and have a current BCI background check. Pay is based on classroom experience and knowledge of the subject matter. Instructors need to be available Monday-Thursday of this week (July 20-24) to be eligible.

To be considered for an interview, complete the questionnaire online at and email a copy of a BCI background check to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Those applying that do not have a background check must let the college know when applying.

For more information contact Amanda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 419-559-2205.

Interviews began March 2 and will conclude no later than March 13.


BGSU Firelands Professor Walls publishes book on individualism

Of the many ideas that inspired and shaped the American Founding Fathers' thought, individualism and a commitment to individual rights were primary among them. However the individualism that inspired the Founders, has transformed over time to reflect the changing economic and social landscape in the United States.

In her new book, “Individualism in the United States: A Transformation in American Political Thought,” BGSU Firelands Assistant Professor of Political Science Stephanie Walls attempts to chronicle the impact of individualism throughout American history and how it continues to shape our cultural and political landscape.


The Dark Ages: an age benighted

Art historian Sean Crum will present a special lecture on The Dark Ages at Ida Rupp Public Library on Monday, March 9, at 6 p.m. The Dark Ages were a time of turmoil in Western Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the time of Charlemagne, but it was also a time of exquisite and luminous art. It was the great age of the barbarians and the golden age of the Irish who produced such masterpieces as the Book of Kells. Dark winter nights seem an appropriate time to see this fascinating presentation. 

For more information about this program and other library programs please visit


Thank You, Port Clinton, for making Burning Snowman a success

The crew in front of "Norman" the Snowman at this year's Burning Snowman Fest. (Not pictured: Sara Rine and Mike Roder)

Thank you to everyone who made Saturday’s first Burning Snowman Fest a “hot time” that showcased the many wonderful things Port Clinton has to offer. The way this grew from a group of friends with a wacky idea about how to attract folks to our town in the winter into a bustling citywide event is a testament to the can-do spirit, enthusiasm and creativity that exists in our small town. We can accomplish amazing things when we all work together.


2015-2016 Ohio hunting and fishing licenses available

Ohio’s hunting and fishing license year kicked off March 1 allowing hunters and anglers to purchase their 2015-2016 licenses and many permits, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

The prices for Ohio’s 2015-2016 hunting, fishing and trapping licenses and permits are unchanged from last year. Resident license and permit prices have remained unchanged for 12 years.

Ohio’s 2015-2016 licenses will be valid immediately upon purchase through Feb. 29, 2016. White-tailed deer and fall wild turkey hunting permits will go on sale later in 2015.

Licenses and permits can be purchased online at and at hundreds of participating agents throughout the state. A complete list of participating license sales agents can be found at

Licenses are also available for purchase on a mobile device, such as a smartphone. For licenses purchased on a mobile device, the customer must be able to display the emailed license on the mobile device or present a printed copy of the license upon request.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at


PCCS announces Terrific Kids for February

In cooperation with the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club, Port Clinton City Schools recognizes outstanding elementary students as Terrific Kids.  The following have been honored as Terrific Kids at Bataan Memorial Elementary in February 2015:

Terrific Kids are selected in each class each month to recognize students for working to the best of their ability to improve academic performance, behavior, relationships with peers, displays honesty, or attendance.

Bataan Memorial Primary

Kindergaten - Alexia Luzader, Zarion Stokes, Lilly Hatt, Colt Emigh, Grant Barnhill, Jasmyne McAtee, Gracie Young,  Ariyah McDonald, Dylan Wheeler, Alaina Koester.
Grade 1 - Alivia Adorni, Braylon Poole, Sophia DiMario, Brayden Wright, Jessica Baxter, Kai Weit, Dakota Yeager, Jaidyn Streng.
Grade 2 - Dylan Lukac, Amberley Benson, Alena Guerra, Ryan Madison, Mattie Luebcke, Maddy Cornell, Cameron Chasteen, Kate Lovitt, Griffin Nelson,  Makayla Salyers.

Bataan Memorial Intermediate 

Grade 3 - Aubrey Haghiri, Andraya Gomez-Lambert, Sevont Kleinhans, Amelia Gonzalez, Branden Ramsey, Tabitha Duncan, Edward Fick.
Grade 4 - Tatiana Horne, Cairin Dix, Alliyah Wharton, Demetrios Skoufos, Noah Damschen, Taylor Bollinger.
Grade 5 - Alexis Spears, Aeris Shortridge, Davie Avis, Nathen Lukac, Jordan Spencer, Eliza Havens.