Mark Schaffner

Mark Schaffner

Graphic Designer for Schaffner Publications, Inc. Website URL:

FEMA conducting reconnaissance surveys

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is preparing new coastal studies and risk analysis for Erie and Ottawa Counties in Ohio. The engineering firm Risk Assessment Mapping and Planning Partners (RAMPP), a joint venture between Dewberry, URS, and ESP, and its subcontractors are performing land use reconnaissance surveys for these new studies.

Downtown Oak Harbor Farmers’ Market

The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce will again be holding Downtown Oak Harbor Farmers’ Markets on the fourth Saturday of each month June-October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The location of the market has been moved this year to the Log Cabin Park on North Church Street. Along with farm fresh produce, farm market vendors can also provide quality poultry products, fresh baked goods, herbs, fresh cut flowers, all types of plants, fruit, cider, handmade crafts, garden décor, antiques, art, music, jewelry and gourmet food items. If you are interested in being a vendor, call the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce at 419-898-0479 for more information or visit the chamber of commerce website for an application at

Robert S. Paschen, Jr., Sept. 17, 1946-April 2, 2013

Robert S. Paschen, Jr., 66, loving husband of Judy Paschen (nee Williams), passed away Tuesday, April 2, at their home on Catawba Island. He was born Sept. 17, 1946, in Erie, PA to Robert Sr. and Betty (nee Spencer) Paschen.

A Memorial service will be conducted by Pastor Jeanne Gay at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 6, in Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, with visitation two hours prior from 12-2 p.m. in the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at

ICS first graders receive “Thank You” from New Town, CT

Mrs. Rita McNutt’s first grade class at Immaculate Conception School in Port Clinton received an extra special piece of mail Tuesday, a thank you message from the community of Newtown, CT. Last December, after the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the class talked about the sadness that the community of Newtown was dealing with. The first graders spent some quiet time in church, lit a candle, and said special prayers for the school, the families and the community. The class then returned to the classroom to make cards that were sent off to the school by Principal Connie Snyder.  This week the class received a response from the town of Newtown that brightened their day. The response thanked the class for their thoughts and prayers and said that knowing that people care does indeed help their healing. The entire school continues to send its prayers to the community of Newtown, Connecticut.

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