Plans to restore the old Port Clinton Lighthouse and transfer the historical structure from private ownership to the city will be the focus of a public meeting being held Jan 17 at the Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton. The meeting will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy, a local non-profit organization, called the meeting to brief the public on the ongoing restoration effort and how it will impact the future of the city and its residents. The Conservancy will also provide a brief history of the lighthouse and will be recruiting motivated volunteers to assist in the restoration, distribute flyers, assist with future fundraising, and other duties.
Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) was sworn in to the 113th Congress on Thursday, Jan. 3, at noon by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Following the official oath of office, Speaker Boehner conducted a ceremonial swearing-in, where he joined Congressman Latta and his family for a photo opportunity.
Visitors to the Progressive Mid-America Boat Show at Cleveland’s I-X Center can learn about some of the major issues facing Lake Erie Jan. 17–21 at the Ohio Sea Grant booth. Sea Grant experts will be available to discuss harmful algal blooms, invasive species, dead zones, and climate change, along with educational opportunities available at Stone Laboratory, Ohio State University’s Island Campus on Lake Erie.
In an effort to protect patients, their families and staff this flu season, Firelands Regional Medical Center has begun restricting visitors to people 18 and older and immediate family or immediate support persons.