Mark Schaffner

Mark Schaffner

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Ag Credit Stockholders elect Elmore farmer to Board of Directors

Ag Credit, Agricultural Credit Association, (Ag Credit), stockholders elected four farmers to three-year terms on the organization’s board of directors effective May 1, 2013: Charles Bostdorff, Bowling Green; Jerry Layman, Kenton; Deborah Johlin-Bach, Elmore; and Lauren Kamm, New London.  Their terms end April 30, 2016. All four were incumbent members of the board.

Deborah Johlin-Bach and her husband farm 1,200 acres, rotating corn, soybeans, wheat and/or spelt. Additionally, they feed out steers for market. Mrs. Johlin-Bach was elected to the Board in 2007, representing eastern Lucas, Ottawa, and Sandusky counties. 

Ag Credit finances the growth of rural America including the special needs of young, beginning, small and minority producers. With more than 6,300 customers and $1.325 billion of assets, Ag Credit is one of the region’s leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, agribusiness and rural residents in northern Ohio. Learn more at

Port Clinton defeats Oak Harbor in tennis

Port Clinton Boys tennis took on Oak Harbor Thursday at Port Clinton High School in an SBC Match.  The Redskins improved to 7 - 4  (4 - 2) on the year winning 4 - 1.  Port Clinton will resume league play home vs. Perkins Monday at 4 p.m.

The scores were as follows:

  • 1st Singles:  Eli Boldt (OH) def. Matheus Rodrigues (PC) 6 - 0, 5 - 7, 6 - 4
  • 2nd Singles:  Noah Cross (PC) def. Ian Rhoads (OH) 6 - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 6 (3)
  • 3rd Singles:  Leandro Papa (PC) def. Doug Pennington (OH) 6 - 3, 6 - 0
  • 1st Doubles: Matt Fillmore/Jeff Griffin (PC) def. Matt Rayburn/Garett Crum (OH) 6 - 0, 6 - 1
  • 2nd Doubles:  Max Mercurio/Ryan Norgard (PC) def. Bryce Rubie/Dane Puckett (OH) 6 - 3, 4 - 6, 6 - 4

Coach Aaron Taylor: “Matheus returned to action is a tough re-match with Eli, that Eli gritted out in the end today, both players played well and we can look forward to more in the SBC tournament/Sectionals.  Noah and Ian slugged out another 3 setter that was very similar to their previous match, Noah took over in the 3rd set tiebreaker to secure the victory.  Leandro came up with a big win today over Doug, hitting all his shots and playing with great confidence.  Matt and Jeff were able to team back up today and they never missed a beat with a thorough victory.  Max and Ryan played tough and mentally strong, pulling out a very even 3 setter today.  In JV action Ellis Adolph and Tristan Auxter won their match as did Steven Kast and Joseph Miller.  Cameron King and Avery Dackermann took a loss today but played well at 2 JV doubles.”

Ottawa County appliance & scrap metal collection

On Saturday, May 4,  Ottawa County residents may bring their old appliances and scrap metal for the Ottawa County Fairgrounds at Ohio 163, Oak Harbor, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Items accepted include washing machines, dryers, ovens, stoves, hot water heaters, refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, dehumidifiers, furnaces, air conditioners, water fountains, etc. Items made of steel, such as grills, lawn mowers, and propane tanks will also be accepted. Televisions, computers, computers and electronics will not be accepted at this collection. This collection is free to all Ottawa County residents and appliances with CFC’s (Freon) will be accepted. All of these items will be taken to a scrap metal yard.

For general recycling information, District recycling collections or sponsored events log onto the OSS Solid Waste District’s website at or on Facebook.

Elizabeth Hrupcho, Feb. 17, 1917-May 1, 2013

Elizabeth H. “Betty” Hrupcho, 96, of Port Clinton, died Wednesday, May 1. She was born on February 17, 1917.
Visitation will be held at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton Street, Port Clinton on Sunday, May 5, from 3-7 p.m. with members of the Altar Rosary Society praying the rosary at 6:30 p.m.
On Monday, May 6, prayers will begin at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church, 414 Madison Street, Port Clinton. Cremation will follow and burial will be at a later time in the summer at Riverview Cemetery in Port Clinton.Online condolences may be expressed at

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