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Squirt Gun Run kicks PC July 4 off with …

06-07-2015 Hits:99

Squirt Gun Run kicks PC July 4 off with a boom

Star Spangled Squirt Gun Run coordinator Gabe DeFreitas sounds the horn and takes off as runners start the race. On July 4 at 9 a.m. nearly 350 runners took to the...

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Salvation Army’s Camp NEOSA

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Salvation Army’s Camp NEOSA

On June 24, fifty five children from Ottawa County got up early, loaded up on a chartered bus filled with snacks and movies and headed to Camp NEOSA in Carrollton...

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Lake Erie harmful algal bloom projection

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Lake Erie harmful algal bloom projection

Highest discharge yet recorded for the Maumee River On Monday, June 29, the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and the National Center for Water Quality Research released their seventh projection...

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Basketball tournament held to honor Board of DD and United Way

Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities members and coordinators of the event pose with members of the 200th Red Horse squadron basketball team.

The Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities hosted a basketball tournament benefitting the Board of DD and the United Way of Ottawa County. The tournament, which was held Monday, March 23, starting at 6 p.m. at Oak Harbor High School showcased members of the Ottawa County Special Olympics team, Port Clinton and Oak Harbor High School basketball players, United Way board members and servicemen from the 200th Red Horse.

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I LIVE UNITED kick off campaign

Local bars, restaurants and taverns are joining together to raise money for the United Way. November 7-9 patrons are encouraged to head to downtown Port Clinton to kick off the I LIVE UNITED t-shirt campaign.

Participating businesses include: 1812 Food & Spirits, Bell Mell Tavern, Cielo Grande Tapas Bar, Clinton House, McCarthy’s, Rosie’s and Slater’s. These businesses will be inviting their customers to donate to the United Way. The campaign is simple; each bar and/or restaurant will have blank paper t-shirts available. For a donation to the United Way, the patron can write their name on the shirt and have it posted in the establishment.

No, more than ever, United Way needs the support from the community. United Way works to improve lives in our community by focusing their work on education, income and health. For more information call Lisa Dubbert at 419-734-6645.

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PC Alum and Harvard Dean reports socioeconomic split in Ottawa County

Dr. Putnam (left) with Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone at the Island House Friday night.
Photo by Donna Lueke

Dr. Robert Putnam came home last week. He was here to speak to an Ottawa County Task Force on Aging, and to a group of community leaders gathered at the Island House a bit later. In between, he spent about an hour with Port Clinton Mayor, Vince Leone. His message was an eye-opener.

Dr. Putnam, a 1959 graduate of Port Clinton High School, is the Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has spent the better part of the last 10 years studying the crumbling of the American Dream among America’s Youth. He caused quite a stir locally over a year ago when he wrote a piece for the New York Times, and Port Clinton appeared. His research provided a fairly grim picture of his home town. 

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