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Ohio Wildlife Council 2015-2016 hunting …

19-04-2015 Hits:80 Ottawa Outdoors  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Ohio Wildlife Council 2015-2016 hunting regulations

A reduction in white-tailed deer bag limits and antlerless permit use during the 2015-2016 hunting seasons were among regulations approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council at its scheduled meeting on...

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Stein Hospice joins Port Clinton Yacht C…

18-04-2015 Hits:162 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Stein Hospice joins Port Clinton Yacht Club for May Day

On Saturday, May 2, the Port Clinton Yacht Club will be holding a May Day celebration benefitting and supporting Stein Hospice from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The evening, which is open to...

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GPCAAC named Business Member of the Year

17-04-2015 Hits:412 Business  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

GPCAAC named Business Member of the Year

On Thursday, April 16, the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton held their annual dinner and awards ceremony at Catawba Island Club. The dinner hosted...

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Maxine Phipps, March 15, 1920 – March 12, 2013

Maxine Phipps, 92, slipped gently into the arms of the Creator on, Tuesday, March 12,.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, William H. Phipps in 1999. She is survived by her son Bill, a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren of Camp Verde, AZ, her daughter Sandee (Jerry) Abele of Marblehead, and the daughter of her heart, Honey (Irene) Phipps of Catawba.

Per Maxine’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, Maxine wished for memorials to be sent to the Humane Society of Ottawa Co., 2424 E. Sand Rd., Port Clinton, OH  43452 or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH  44870.  Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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OSWCD Women in Conservation taking registration

The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District “Women in Conservation Series” is starting soon. The series will be held in various locations in Ottawa County from 5:30 p.m.– 8 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from April through September. The first workshop will be on April 17th at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, one of the most popular spots in America for bird watching. Staff from the refuge will lead the group on a bird tour through different habitats ranging from forest to marsh.

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Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton present annual awards

Thursday evening at the Catawba Island Club the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton held their annual dinner and awards ceremony. In a full evening for Port Clinton business leaders, Linda Aigler, chairwoman of the Chamber Board, Laura Schlachter, president of the Port Clinton Chamber, and Missy Walker, President of Main Street, conducted business meetings and elections and presented awards.


Lori Opfer, Carrie McGlothlin

The Lighthouse Award winner is Edgewood Manor nursing home. Edgewood also this year received the prestigious Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau, has an award-winning team of nurses and has a complete rehabilitation team.


Dave McDougall, Vince Leone, Ernie Hopkins

The Beautification Award winner is Veteran’s Park. In the last two years an Eternal Flame and star were added to the park, along with a brass statue, archway and landscaping, all of which have enhanced the hallowed ground that honors our veterans.


Judi Halstead

The 2012 Chamber Bright Star Award winner is Judi Halstead. Halstead has been a devoted Chamber Member, is an integral part of other community and chamber events and emceed the Walleye Festival Grande Parade.


Kevin Lowe and Bill VanDerGiessen

The Outstanding New Business of the Year Award winner is 1812 Food and Spirits and Rosie’s Bar and Grill. Bill Van DerGiessen and Kevin Lowe have restored the Island House to its former glory, providing a vibrant anchor for downtown. 


Dana Bacak-Lynd, Steve Cooper

The Business of the Year Award winner is the Civilian Marksmanship Program. The CMP offers Open Public Shooting every Tuesday and Thursday evening, operates a store at Camp Perry and partners with the Ohio Army National Guard and NRA to conduct the National Matches. 


Larry Hartlaub

Main Street Volunteer of the Year Award winner is Larry Hartlaub. Hartlaub has been Chair of the Economic Restructuring committee for Main Street Port Clinton since 2010, is a vital part of the Walleye Festival and in December was appointed Ottawa County Auditor.


Becky Clemons

Main Street Business of the Year is Bait House River Bar. A former actual bait house, since its founding in 2011 the river-front bar has become popular for entertainment and as a gathering place for locals and visitors all through the summer months.

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