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Coastline takes a beating

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Coastline takes a beating

Waves crash up onto the pier in Lakeside Chautauqua as debris shows were the water levels were previously. This photo was taken around 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3.

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Mayoral candidates: Mayor Vince Leone an…

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Mayoral candidates: Mayor Vince Leone and Hugh Wheeler Jr.

The inaugural Candidate Debate Night was held at the Elk’s Lodge in Port Clinton at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 1. Just under 150 people attended the event and WPCR...

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Steven Arndt Sworn in as State Represent…

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Steven Arndt Sworn in as State Representative of the 89th Ohio House District

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that Steven Arndt has been sworn in as state representative of the 89th House District.

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Walking Tour: Lakefront Path and Pavilions

By Linda Huber, LHS Board Member

On Friday, August 21, at 10:30 a.m. summer Lakesiders Dave Glick and George McCormick, will lead a tour of the Lakefront sponsored by the Lakeside Heritage Society.  The 90-minute tour includes West Cistern Park, gate to Erie Beach Resort, First Street, Beebe’s telescope, Hotel Lakeside exterior and fountains, sailing center, windmills and early dock, pavilions, triangle park, the bell tower, Kenton Row and several cottages along Park Row and Lakefront.  Meet at the north end of Oak Street.   Pre-registration is required at Heritage Hall Museum by 4 p.m., Thursday, August 20.  There is a fee of $5 per person with a limit of 15 participants. To learn more about this event and any other Lakeside Heritage Society event, please visit the website at lakesideheritagesociety.org.


The Civil War Comes To Lakeside

By Linda Huber, LHS Board Member

To kick off the Civil War week of events, the Lakeside Heritage Society Sunday Lecture Series presents “William D. Gill, Ottawa County Civil War Soldier”. Gill was one of 178 Civil War soldiers serving in Company I of the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The initial Company I was recruited from Ottawa County by John Mitchell. The men were mustered in September 16, 1861 at Camp Wood in Cleveland. They received their guns and training at Camp Dennison east of Cincinnati. After spending a difficult winter near New Haven, KY, the 41st left Louisville by steamboat for Nashville.  General Grant called them up to reinforce the troops at Shiloh, TN where they arrived at the end of the first day of battle, April 6, 1862. On the morning of the second day, while attacking across an open field, William D. Gill took a musket ball to the chest. He died at Evansville, IN on April 23. He is buried in Christy Chapel Cemetery in Portage Township adjacent to the Gill Family Homestead.


Walking Tour: Catastrophic Fire October 1929

Lakeside United Methodist Church Fire 1929. Photo courtesy Lakeside Heritage Society

By Linda Huber, Lakeside Heritage Society Board Member

The shrill sound of the Lakeside fire alarm pierced the air on Sunday morning, October 20, 1929. Former Lakeside Fire Department volunteer Dave Glick recalls, “When the fire siren sounds, all male employees who can leave their jobs are to report to the seat of the fire and assist the firemen.”

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