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Community response to "club drug" allegations 

As a follow up to the summary released by the Put-in-Bay Police Department on Thursday, July 31, the Put-in-Bay community supports local law enforcement's immediate response to recent allegations that 15 visitors were slipped drugs while on the island. All allegations and complaints are treated seriously by the Put-in-Bay Police Department and our island community. Our interests are not in just protecting our visitors but also our island residents.

Put-in-Bay is proud to have served approximately 450,000 visitors this season and we estimate another 300,000 visitors before the end of October.

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Lorrain Croy endorsed by The Ottawa County Police Chiefs' Association

During the Ottawa County Police Chiefs' monthly meeting held on July 24, 2014 at the Courthouse, Ottawa County Police Chiefs renewed their support and endorsement for Lorrain Croy for Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge, and posed with the candidate they support. 

The Police Chiefs originally voted to endorse Lorrain Croy for Common Pleas Judge earlier in the year, and wished to voice their continued support.

Pictured with Lorrain Croy are: Jody Hatfield, Carroll Township Police Chief, Steve Levorchick, Ottawa County Sheriff, Terry Mitchell, Clay Township Police Chief, Rob Hickman, Port Clinton Police Chief, Mike Frank, Rocky Ridge Police Chief.

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New perch to be donated

Over the weekend the perch from the statue “Dream Big/Catch of the Day”, or otherwise known as Boy with Perch, was stolen. The Port Clinton Police Department put the word out that anyone with any information is to contact the department at 419-734-3121.

With word of the theft, business owners Mike and Lisa Davis of Custom Gates and Coating, located at 420 W. Second Street, have stepped up and are offering to replace the perch as a donation.

“I was approached by Lisa this weekend and then went to Safety and Service Director Tracy Colston this morning (Monday) asking if they could replace the fish,” said Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman. “We both thought it was a great idea. I took some close up photos to Custom Gates and Coating and they are starting on the project today.”

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FitzGerald to attend Ottawa County Democratic Party summer picnic

The Ottawa County Democratic Party will be hosting Gubenatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald at their annual summer picnic. The picnic will be held on Wednesday, August 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the Bay Township Hall located at 4471 Fremont Road in Ottawa County. 

Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share, a drink and place settings. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. Mr. FitzGerald is a Democrat running for Governor of Ohio against John Kasich this fall.

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Chris Redfern to hold Put-in-Bay town hall meeting

State Representative Chris Redfern (D-Catawba Island) will host a town hall discussion at Put-in-Bay Village Hall, 435 Catawba Avenue, on Saturday, August 9, from 10-11:30 a.m.

Redfern holds town hall meetings throughout Erie and Ottawa Counties to listen to constituents’ ideas, concerns and feedback. He will also provide a brief overview of actions in the legislature for area residents to learn about and discuss state legislative issues.

The event is free and open to the public, all are welcome to attend.

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Sheriff’s Office increasing patrols through August

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrol throughout the month of August.  Overtime shifts will be scheduled in an attempt to promote safety among drivers, as well as draw awareness to the other traffic on the roadways.

The Deputies assigned to the overtime duties will work different shifts and will enforce all traffic laws, with emphasis on speed, OVI, and seat belt violations.

This overtime is part of a grant received by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.

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Team Fred Race for the Cure fundraiser Aug 9

On Saturday, August 9, Team Fred is hosting a fundraiser and silent auction at PJ’s Grille and Bar in Port Clinton from 5-9 p.m. In September Team Fred will be walking in the Race for a Cure for the third consecutive year. A portion of the sales during the fundraiser held August 9 will go towards Team Fred’s contribution for the race.

“I am celebrating my five year “cancerversary” this August. Five years ago, at the age of 32, I was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer,” said Sarah Koelsch. “This fundraiser will also be a celebration for myself, family and friends.”

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Arts in the Park blossoms in the rain

Kelly Rigoni (right) posing with a couple from Findlay who purchased this print at Arts in the Park on Sunday.

The Port Clinton Artists’ Club had another successful Arts in the Park August 2 and 3 despite the rain. Over 120 vendors were at Lakeview Park over the weekend for the event. The vendor spots were sold out and this year, just like years past, there was a waiting list for those who might cancel.

President of the Port Clinton Artists’ Club and Co-Show Director Rosalie Kastelic commended her vendors for their patience and quick thinking over the weekend.

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Community calendar Aug 7-13

August 7-13

The Splendor of Lake Erie Exhibit by Local Artists
What: Local artist’s exhibit works
Where: Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-West, 770 S.E. Catawba Rd
Info: shoresandislands.com

Summer Ghost Walks with Victoria
What: Walk with Victoria through old Port Clinton as she recounts tales of romance, history, mystery, and spirits
Where: Marshall Inn Bed & Breakfast, 204 Monroe St., Port Clinton
When: 7 & 8 p.m.
Cost: $8.50
Info: marshallinn.com

Lakeside Photography Show
What: Features 12 award categories including “Best of Show” and viewers vote for “Popular Preference”
Where: Hoover Auditorium Lobby, Lakeside
Info: lakesideohio.com

August 7-8, 11-15

Marblehead Lighthouse Tour
What: Tours every 15 minutes to the top of the Marblehead Lighthouse
Where: 110 Lighthouse Dr., Marblehead
When: 12-4 p.m.
Cost: $2
Info: dnr.state.oh.us/parks

August 7, 12-14

Wolcott House Tours
What: Visit the 1820s stone home of the first keeper of the Marblehead Lighthouse
Where: 9999 E. Bayshore Rd., Marblehead
When: 1-5 p.m.
Info: thekeepershouse.org

August 7-10

Power Boat Bay Week
What: Put-in-Bay welcomes the annual I-LYA Power Boat Regatta
Where: Put-in-Bay
Info: visitputinbay.com

Thursday, August 7

Business After Hours
What: Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce
When: 5-7 p.m.
Where: Star Lanes at the Harbor, 311 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton
Info: RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 419-734-5503

Lakeside Wooden Boat Society Wooden Boat Rides
What: Take a 30 minute ride on a wooden boat on Lake Erie and see Lakeside from a different perspective
Where: Lakeside Dock, Maple Ave., Lakeside
When: 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: Gate fees apply
Info: lakesideohio.com

Lakeside Wooden Boat Society Sunset Cruise
What: Take and hour-long sunset cruise aboard the Amazing Grace
Where: Lakeside Dock, Maple Ave., Lakeside
When: 8 p.m.
Cost: $32 adult, $10 youth, gate fee applies
Info: 866-952-5374

The Listening Room Local at The Loft
What: Enjoy tapas, drinks, and some of Ohio’s best singer-songwriters in a listening room environment
When: 7 p.m.
Where: The Loft at Cielo Grande, 117 Madison St., Port Clinton
Cost: Free with two-drink or one-tapas plate minimum
Info: 419.967.9084

Coconuts and Capos
When: 8-11 p.m.
Where: Slater’s Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St.
Info: 419-732-2030

Oil, acrylic, one stroke with Kathie Widing
What: For beginners and beyond
When: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Nooks & Crannies, 419 W. Main St., Marblehead
Cost: $20
Info: 419-341-0817 or kathiewiding.com

Craig Karges-Mentalist & Illusionist
When: 8:15 p.m.
Where: Hoover Auditorium, 115 W. Third St., Lakeside
Cost: Gate fee applies: $19.75 adult, $13.75 child

Stone Lab Guest Lecture Series
What: Research brief at 7 p.m., guest lecture begins at 7:45 p.m. with more general talk
Where: Stone Lab, Gibraltar Island
Info: stonelab.osu.edu

Bonsai 101 with Director, Rod Noble
What: Discussion of history, principles, care, watering, tools, and techniques for the beginner.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S Rd., Elmore
Cost: $12
Info: scedel-gardens.org

Arbor Day Picnic
What: Brings together folk who are concerned about promoting environmental issues, bring a dish to share along with your own plate/utensils
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Perry Park, Lakeside
Cost: Gate fee applies, $19.75 adult, $13.75 child
Info: lakesideohio.com

Yoga on the Beach
When: 8-8:45 a.m.
Where: East Harbor State Park Beach, 1600 N Buck Rd., Marblehead
Cost: $5
Info: 419-341-4110

TOPS
What: Taking off pounds sensibly
When: 6:30-7:30 p.m., weigh in at 6 p.m.
Where: Port Clinton Senior Center
Info: 419-734-4102

Al-Anon/Alateen
What: Twelve-step group for those affected by another’s drinking
When: 7 p.m. every Thursday
Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams St. Port Clinton

Art Class
When: 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday
Where: Danbury Senior Center, Marblehead
Cost: $10 per class
Info: Call Lori at 419-798-0608

Strength Training
When: 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday
Where: Magruder Conference Center
Cost: $4 per session
Info: 419-732-4061

August 8-10

Ottawa County Agricultural Society Flea Market
When: Fri 12-5 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor
Info: ottawacountyfair.org

August 8-9

The Ray Fogg Show
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Reel Bar, 461 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay
Info: reelbar.com

Bob Gatewood
When: 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Where: Reel Bar, 461 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay
Info: reelbar.com

Friday, August 8

Lakeside Farmer’s Market
What: Items include fresh produce, honey, herbs, and homemade baked goods
Where: Walnut Ave, Lakeside
When: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cost: Complimentary 90-minute shopping/dining pass is available at the gates
Info: lakesideohio.com

Sam Lewis
What: Sam has opened for Merle Haggard and is fresh off a UK tour
When: 8 p.m.
Where: The Listening Room, 220 E. Perry St., Port Clinton
Cost: $10 plus 2 drink minimum
Info: thelisteningroompc.com

“Let’s Hang On!” Frankie Valli Tribute Show
When: 8:15 p.m.
Where: Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside
Cost: Gate fee applies, $19.75 adult, $13.75 child
Info: lakesideohio.com

Erie Shores Cruisers Car Show
When: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Bassett’s parking lot, Catawba
Info: 419-341-2867

Al-Anon/Alateen
What: Twelve-step group for those affected by another’s drinking
When: 7 p.m. every Friday
Where: St. John Lutheran Church, 122 Ottawa, Oak Harbor

Gentle Yoga sponsored by the Ida Rupp Library
When: 8:15-9:15 a.m.
Where: Ida Rupp Library
Cost: free

Saturday, August 9

Redfern town hall meeting
What: Free and open to public
When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Put-in-Bay Village Hall, 435 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay

Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert “Music of Judy Garland” featuring Joan Ellison
When: 8:15 p.m.
Where: Hoover Auditorium
Cost: Gate fee applies, $19.75 adult, $13.75 child
Info: lakesideohio.com

Port Clinton Chemo Crawl
What: Check-in at 3 p.m., get your card stamped at all each participating bar.  Drink and food specials.  Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
When: 3-8 p.m.
Where: Meet at OurGuest Inn & Suites, 220 E. Perry St., Port Clinton
Cost: $10 each
Info: pcchemocrawl.com

Celebration of Life after crawl
What: $1500 reverse raffle, DJ, The Flyin’ Jays, benefit for American Cancer Society
When: 8-11 p.m.
Where: Mango Mama’s, North Madison Street, Port Clinton

“Singin’ Round the Campfire” Family Show
What: Margie Warner performs her original music for kids of all ages, targeted at 3-10 years old
When: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Fort Firelands RV Resort, 5650 E. Harbor Rd., Marblehead
Info: fortfirelands.com

Marblehead Second Saturday Sunset Strolls
What: Participating merchants extend evening hours, cards providing discounts and specials available at the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce
When: 5-7 p.m.
Where: Downtown Marblehead
Info: themarbleheadpeninsula.com

Community Church yard sale and barbeque
What: Household items, baby clothes, baked goods, car wash, food, fun and music
When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Church of God and Rebirth Church, 570 McKinley Dr. (off of SR 53), Port Clinton
Info: 419-341-7586

Movies at the Memorial
What: Movie begins at dark, bring a chair or blanket
When: Dusk
Where: Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial, 93 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
Info: nps.gov/pevi

Yoga on the Beach
When: 8-8:45 a.m.
Where: East Harbor State Park Beach, 1600 N Buck Rd., Marblehead
Cost: $5
Info: 419-341-4110

10 Annual Conservation Day
What: Celebrate the environment with hands on activities, live critters, crafts, face painting
Where: East Harbor State Park, 1169 Buck Rd., Marblehead
Info: eastharborstatepark.org

Duck Drop Fundraiser
What: Free Miller Ferry or Monsoon Lagoon pass with purchase of duck, proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society
When: 11 a.m.
Where: Monsoon Lagoon, 1530 S. Danbury Rd., Marblehead
Cost: $10 duck
Info: 419-734-7111

Sunday, August 10

Hike the Dikes: Search for Shorebirds
What: Walk areas of Magee Marsh and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge usually close to the public
When: 9-10:30 a.m.
Where: 13299 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Info: friendsofmageemarsh.org

2 Annual 3W2 Fly-in
What: Airplanes, antique automobiles, and pig roast
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Put-in-Bay Airport, 1494 Langram Rd., Put-in-Bay
Info: put-in-bayairport.com

Family Night in the Park
What: Sarah Goslee Reed Trio
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo, Lakeside
Cost: Gate fee applies, $19.75 adult, $13.75 child
Info: lakesideohio.com

Acoustic Coffee House Sunday
What: Featuring the Half Naked Monkeys
When: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Slater’s Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton
Info: slatermadisonstreetpub.com

Drive-in Church
What: Worship in your car with service broadcasted from an enclosed wagon in the parking lot
Where: Mon Ami Historic Restaurant Parking Lot, 3845 W. Wine Cellar Rd., Port Clinton
When: 8 a.m.
Info: tumcpc.org

Great Lakes Largemouth Series
What: Fastest growing largemouth only bass fishing team tournament on the Great Lakes
When: 5 a.m. check-in, 2:30 weigh-in
Where: West Harbor Public Ramp, 1955 NE Catawba Rd., Port Clinton
Info: greatlakeslargemouthseries.com

Port Clinton Firefighters Association Chicken BBQ
What: Half BBQ chicken, baked potato, baked beans, roll and butter, beverage; dine in or drive thru
When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Port Clinton Fire Station, 1755 E. State St., Port Clinton
Cost: $8 per dinner

Justo Saborit Salsa Band
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Canoe Club Wine Bar
Info: canoeclubwinebar.com

August 11-12

South Bass Island Lighthouse Tours
Where: End of Langram Rd., Put-in-Bay
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Info: stonelab.osu.edu

Brian Day
When: 3-5 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Where: Reel Bar, 461 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay
Info: reelbar.com

Aug 11-15

Water aerobics
When: 8-9 a.m. and 10-11 a.m. Monday through Friday
Where: Danbury School pool
Info: Cynthia Fisk 419-357-1182

Monday, August 11

6 Annual Choo Choo Chow Chow Golf Outing
What: 4 person scramble benefiting the Children’s Hospital Free Care Campaign; 18 holes, cart, lunch, awards, prizes, silent auction
Where: Catawba Island Club, 4235 Beach Club Rd., Port Clinton
Cost: $125 each, $25 lunch & auction with no golf
Info: 419-563-4968

Lakeside Wooden Boat Society Wooden Boat Rides
What: Take a 30 minute ride on a wooden boat on Lake Erie and see Lakeside from a different perspective
Where: Lakeside Dock, Maple Ave., Lakeside
When: 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: Gate fees apply
Info: lakesideohio.com

Lakeside Wooden Boat Society Sunset Cruise
What: Take and hour-long sunset cruise aboard the Amazing Grace
Where: Lakeside Dock, Maple Ave., Lakeside
When: 8 p.m.
Cost: $32 adult, $10 youth, gate fee applies
Info: 866-952-5374

Hoover Movie Night
What: See website for movie titles
When: 8:15 p.m.
Where: Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside
Cost: Gate fee applies; $19.75 adult, $13.75 child
Info: lakesideohio.com

Marsh Mondays
What: Children will learn about native plants and animals, explore the outdoors, and get creative with crafts
Where: 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
When: Ages 3-5, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., ages 6-12, 1-3 p.m.
Info: fws.gov/refuge/Ottawa

Peace by Piece Quilters Guild
When: 7 p.m.
Where: United Methodist Church, 306 E. Ottawa St. (use back entrance), Oak Harbor

Al-Anon/Alateen  
What: Twelve-step group for those affected by another’s drinking
When: 7 p.m.
Where: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 214 E. Second St., Port Clinton

Alzheimer’s Support Group
When: 9 a.m., second Monday of each month
Where: Magruder Conference Center, Port Clinton
Info: 419-734-3131 ext. 3363

Garden Yoga
When: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Where: 4396 E. Beach Club Rd., Catawba
Cost: $10 each session
Info: 419-635-2337

Tuesday, August 12

Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert with Pianist Gavin George
When: 8:15 p.m.
Where: Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside
Cost: Gate fee applies, $19.75 adult, $13.75 child
Info: lakesideohio.com

Round House Bar Bartender Olympics
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Round House Bar, Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
Info: visitputinbay.com

Yoga on the Beach
When: 8-8:45 a.m.
Where: East Harbor State Park Beach, 1600 N Buck Rd., Marblehead
Cost: $5
Info: 419-341-4110

Lakeside Farmer’s Market
What: Items include fresh produce, honey, herbs, and homemade baked goods
Where: Walnut Ave, Lakeside
When: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cost: Complimentary 90-minute shopping/dining pass is available at the gates
Info: lakesideohio.com

Pilates
What: Pilates with Laura Tyson, instructor
When: 9 a.m.
Where: The Ballet School, Madison St., Port Clinton
Cost: $5  
Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Strength Training  
When: 5:30-6:30 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday
Where: Magruder Conference Center
Cost: $4 per session
Info: 419-732-4061

TOPS
What: Take Off Pounds Sensibly; all are welcome
When: 6 p.m. every Tuesday
Where: Catawba Community Hall, 3307 NW Catawba Road

Yoga
When: 6:30-8 p.m. every Tuesday
Where: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, Port Clinton
Cost: $8 per class for the whole month or $10 per class
Info: 419-635-2337

Wednesday, August 13

Steve Piasecki
When: 3-5 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Where: Reel Bar, 461 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay
Info: reelbar.com

Karen Knotts “Tied Up in Knotts”
What: One-woman show by the daughter of actor Don Knotts
When: 8:15 p.m.
Where: Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside
Cost: Gate fee applies, $19.75 adult, $13.75 child
Info: lakesideohio.com

Gibraltar Island Tours
What: Groups take a guided tour of the island, then focus on the Lake Erie research currently being conducted
Where: The Boardwalk Water Taxi Dock, Put-in-Bay
When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $10 adult, $5 child
Info: stonelab.osu.edu

Jazz Night
What: Wine, pasta, and live jazz featuring the Bob Smik Trio and special guests
Where: Slater’s Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton
When: 7-10 p.m.
Info: slatersmadisonstreetpub.com

TOPS
What: Take Off Pounds Sensibly. All are Welcome.
When: 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday
Where: Danbury Senior Center, Marblehead

TOPS
What: Take Off Pounds Sensibly; all are welcome
When: 6 p.m. every Wednesday
Where: Oak Harbor Library, 147 W. Main St.
Info: 419-276-0304

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