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Catawba Peach and Wine Festival

30-07-2015 Hits:118

Catawba Peach and Wine Festival

Peach harvest from 1914.Most area residents know of the great history of peaches growing in the Catawba Island area.  Few, however, realize the importance of this particular year as it...

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The health of Lake Erie

29-07-2015 Hits:681

The health of Lake Erie

A satellite image by NOAA taken July 27 shows the algal bloom near the area.As predicted by multiple organizations, there is a harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie. How we’ve...

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Sea hawks are making a comeback in Ottaw…

26-07-2015 Hits:234

Sea hawks are making a comeback in Ottawa County

A female Osprey getting banded at ONWR. By Heidi Hughes, Ottawa National Wildlife RefugePhotos by Heidi HughesNot the football team.  We’re talking about real, live fish eating birds of prey: Ospreys.

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Corbin Sidney Bragg

Corbin Sidney Bragg, of Port Clinton, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, Feb. 5, at his home.  Arrangements are pending at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton.

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Wesley Wightman, Sr. Aug. 2, 1954-Jan. 26, 2013

Wesley R. Wightman Sr., 78, of Port Clinton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, at his residence.  Wesley was born on July 6, 1934, in Fremont, the son of Ralph and Grace (Allison) Wightman.  On August 2, 1954, in Angola, IN, he married Iva Della Skinner and she survives. Prior to his death there were five living generations on his mother's side of the family. Wesley was a custodian for the Port Clinton City Schools for 26 years, retiring in 1997. Wesley was a volunteer at H. B. Magruder Hospital.  He loved OSU, Cleveland Browns, fishing, music and spending time with his family and friends.  He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends. 

Survivors include: loving wife of 58 years: Iva D. Wightman of Port Clinton; mother: Grace Wightman of Lakeside; sons: Wesley (Tammy) Wightman Jr. of Port Clinton, Bret (Cindy) Wightman of Elwood, IN, and Todd (Kelly) Wightman of Pemberville; daughters: Shelly (Bill) (Wightman) Young of Green Springs and Brenda (James) (Wightman) Deininger of Gibsonburg; 9 Grandchildren and 7 Great-Grandchildren; sisters: Sharon (Frank) Rofkar of Port Clinton and Linda McCleary of Lakeside.  Wesley was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Wightman and step-mother, Mary (Wightman) Jones.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations in memory of Wesley be given to the family or Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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