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Coats for Families

06-10-2015 Hits:26

Coats for Families

The Salvation Army in Ottawa County has partnered with the News Herald and Howard Hanna to provide new, warm winter coats for local children and families in need. The Coats...

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Coastline takes a beating

03-10-2015 Hits:3226

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…

02-10-2015 Hits:507

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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Centennial Activities for the Battle of Lake Erie Begin with Transfer of Command Ceremony in Cleveland

It was symbolic, but impressive none the less. On Thursday, August 30, the commander of the Brig Niagara, a direct descendent of Oliver Hazard Perry, was lowered onto a longboat with the “Don’t Give Up The Ship” flag draped over his shoulders (as has been depicted by historians) and was rowed by several Niagara crew members to board the USS DeWert, an Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigate docked in Cleveland Harbor.

It was an historic transfer of command from the direct descendants of the commander of the US Navy Fleet in the September 1813 Battle of Lake Erie to the commander of a modern US Navy ship. This event was the official opening of a number of ceremonies and activities that will commemorate the bi-centennial of the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813 that took place about 10 miles north of Port Clinton.

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