The biggest event in Ottawa County isn’t even in Ottawa County! It is in Cleveland. The Annual 5-day Mid American Boat Show opens this Thursday afternoon at the I-X Center near Hopkins Airport in Cleveland and runs through next Monday, Jan. 20 (Martin Luther King Day). Since eastern Ottawa County is a major hub for recreational boating in Ohio, this event is extremely important for the local economy. When boat dealers have a good week at the boat show, it trickles down to just about every economic segment in Ottawa County, same for manufacturing. So, those who are attending the Cleveland Boat Show, we wish you luck.
Congratulations and best wishes to Andy and Melissa (Twarek) Schlotterer who were married by my old friend Fr. Dan Ring at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marblehead last Saturday. Andy has become one of the leading Young Lions of Ottawa County as the owner of Bayside Comfort. We wish them all the happiness we can muster.