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Community calendar October 23-29

Thursday October 23

Port Clinton Art Walk
What: Art, music, costume making and more
When: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Downtown Port Clinton
Info: 419-341-0804 or portclintonarts.org

Morning Blue Goose bus tour
What: Join a ranger and enjoy access to closed areas of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Reservations required.
When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W SR 2, Oak Harbor
Info: 419-898-0014 or fws.gov.refuge/Ottawa/

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Croghan Colonial Bank breaks ground in Port Clinton

The projected rendering of the new Croghan Colonial Bank.

The Croghan Colonial Bank had an official ground breaking at its 226 East Perry Street, Port Clinton property. Croghan purchased the property in March 2013 with the anticipation of growing its presence in Ottawa County. “Croghan Colonial Bank has a real dedication to Ottawa County,” said Rick Robertson, President and CEO of Croghan Colonial Bank. “With branches in Port Clinton-Catawba, Oak Harbor, Curtice and soon in Downtown Port Clinton; I don’t think there is a financial institution that covers more ground in Ottawa County than we do. Our style of community banking is to be a trusted source of financial information for our customers and they appreciate that.”

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Oak Harbor High School celebrates Manufacturing Month

The State of Ohio has declared October as Manufacturing Month.  The goal of this state-wide initiative is to educate students on the career potential available in the manufacturing sector. 

One way that Oak Harbor High School plans to promote Manufacturing Month is by participating in the Ottawa County Career Showcase, sponsored by the Ottawa County Business Advisory Council, which will take place on October 24.  The purpose of the showcase is to expose students to the valuable and meaningful career opportunities available right here in Ottawa County.  During the showcase, the students will participate in a variety of engaging career experiences as they visit with individual exhibitors and employers.

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PCHS National Honor Society highway clean up

Port Clinton High School National Honor Society collected trash this past Sunday, October 12, as part of their semi-annual Adopt-a-Road campaign. 

First Row:  Bethany Urban, Maddie Cole, Abby Waite, Olivia Heckerd, Alyssa Araguz, Allie Schroeder, Sydney Alexander, Alex Brough-Suter. Second Row:  Emily Shaw, Ellis Adolph, Michael Leone, Adam Wells, Steven Kast, Ashley Householder, Allison Cline. 3rd Row:  Collin Rider, McKenzie Stine, Ty Gallogly, Andrew Cline, Kassidy Mahler, Eryn Binder, Nick Reineck, Michael Lay. 4th Row:  Joseph Miller, Shane Meek, Allison Gilleland, Haley Klima, Katelyn Koebel, Katelyn Chapman and Gabe DeFreitas.

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BPW Adult Scholarship Application Grants

Ottawa County women in need of funds to attend college or technical school for the winter 2015 semester are encouraged to apply for a grant from the Port Clinton Area Business and Professional Women.  Applicants must be attending an Ohio college and have not received a grant from BPW in the past five years.

Women interested in applying may pick up applications at Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton, The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, Oak Harbor Library or the Job Store in Oak Harbor.

For additional information or to receive the application by email contact BPW Scholarship Chair, Roseann Hickman by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Deadline for application submission is Monday, November 10, at 5 p.m.

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Dueling Piano Fundraiser November 8

The BCS Music Boosters are hosting a Dueling Piano Fundraiser on Saturday, November 8, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds. The doors for the event will be open at 6:30 p.m. The event features the Main Street Dueling Pianos. 

This fearless musical team performs an all-request show with a healthy dose of interactive comedy thrown in to entertain any audience.  Dinner and beverage will be provided at this 21 and over event offering 50/50 raffles and silent auction items.   Tickets are $25 per person or $45 for two.  Contact Lisa at 419-607-0073, Tina at 419-367-0368 or Traci at 419-680-4326.

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Issue 6

Issue 6 is about people having a vote. The yard signs on Issue 6 in and around Port Clinton seem to be confusing a lot of people. Issue 6 is about the people having a vote on selling or leasing our public park properties. 

Still confused? Well ask yourselves this: Do I want to decide whether our parks should be sold or leased? I would say yes. Do I want to keep our parks open for every man, woman and child to enjoy? I would say yes! Do I want to protect our future? I would say yes! If you really and truly want to protect our parks future, I would encourage you to vote yes on Issue 6. Your Parks, Your Vote – YES on Issue 6. 

Respectfully, 

Elva Cortez
Port Clinton

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Doug Johns featured with Terra State Music Program

This fall, music students at Terra State Community College have the unique opportunity to work with nationally renowned performer, composer and musician Doug Johns as he serves as a guest lecturer and artist-in-residence.

A professional bass player, Johns is known for his raw presence, energy and all-around crowd-wowing prowess. He has had the privilege of working with such icons as Victor Wooten, Buddy Miles, Chuck Rainey, The LA Mass Choir, Aaron Lindsey and many others.

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BOO! On the Boardwalk

The annual BOO! on the Boardwalk event will be Saturday, October 25, at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area.  This event is sponsored by the Friends of Magee Marsh and geared towards younger aged children.  There will be treats and pumpkins for all.

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