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Changes for Ava’s Labor of Love Benefit

Ava’s Labor of Love Benefit event, originally scheduled for August 29 and August 30, has been changed to a one day event to be held Saturday, August 30 only.  The venue has also changed to Waterworks Park, at the corner of Perry and Jefferson Streets, in Port Clinton.  The public is invited to this free event being held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on August 30.

Event activities include a classic car show, kid’s tent, music, raffles and a 50/50 drawing.  Food will be available for purchase on site and monetary donations will be accepted throughout the day.  The Arnold, Jones and Fritz families thank the City of Port Clinton for providing a location for this benefit.

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Veteran Truman receives recognition

Left to right Gary Truman, Ottawa County Commissioner Jo Ellen Regal, and Ottawa County Commissioner James Sass.

On August 5, the Ottawa County Commissioners recognized Ottawa County Veteran Gary Truman, VFW Post 7510, Genoa.  

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Ohio’s Navy serves at Marblehead Lighthouse

Left to right: ODNR Naturalist Dianne Rozak, Chief Warrant Officer Matt Komara, Rear Admiral Robin Osborn, Lieutenant JG John Varga.

On Saturday, August 9, members of the Ohio Naval Militia assisted with conducting a five-hour tour of the Marblehead Lighthouse. Nearly 500 guests climbed the 77 steps of the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on all of the Great Lakes.

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Healthy Water Ohio says collaboration needed to address water issues

In the wake of the recent crisis in Toledo, the Healthy Water Ohio (HwO) coalition gathered at Grand Lake St. Marys to discuss collaborative solutions to the state’s water resource challenges.

HwO is a uniquely diverse group of stakeholders from conservation, business and industry, universities, water suppliers, agriculture, public health and others. The group, launched publicly in July, is developing a 20 to 30 year management strategy to address water issues for Ohio. One priority issue is toxic algae.

Grand Lake was chosen as the meeting site because, like Lake Erie, it has been challenged by harmful algal blooms. HwO stakeholders learned about the systems being used to keep Grand Lake’s water safe to drink.

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Edgewood Manor to host The ABCs of Joint Replacement

Edgewood Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center will be hosting a Joint Replacement Class on August 25 at 6 p.m.  The class will be held at Edgewood Manor, 1330 S. Fulton Street, Port Clinton. 

The class will contain a wide variety of information pertaining to joint replacement procedures.  Topics will be useful for individuals at various stages, from those considering undergoing the joint replacement to those that have scheduled their procedure.  Michael Lopez, Rehabilitation Director, will be on hand to answer questions and concerns about the rehabilitation process.

Light refreshments will be provided.  For questions call 419.734.5506.

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Marblehead Lite Bed and Breakfast featured at Marblehead Bank

The Marblehead Bank is featuring The Marblehead Lite Bed & Breakfast with displays in the lobby of their branch office located on Bridge Road during regular business hours from August 18 through August 30. The Marblehead Bank has established this marketing program to provide the opportunity for area businesses to positively promote their business, displaying their wares in the branch office lobby area. 

Marblehead Lite Bed & Breakfast is located on Lake Erie just a few steps from the historical Marblehead Lighthouse. The B & B also boasts a great view of Cedar Point. The upstairs room has two beds and a bath, the Suite has its very own entrance. The comfy, cozy B&B claims to be unique, quiet and private with a full breakfast, WIFI, Satellite TV and Netflix. The Keepers of the Marblehead Lite Bed and Breakfast are Jack and Marilyn Miller. You can contact them at 419-798-4200 for questions and reservations.

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Port Clinton High School class of 1964 looking for graduates

The Port Clinton High School class of 1964 is looking for the following graduates: Nancy Alaria Bisak, Paul Cook, Dave Dawson, Alan Dewey, Tony Gennings, Luetta Hankins, Susanne Mallett, Andrew Palas, and Rudy Solis.  

If you have information of any of these individuals, please contact Don Drusbacky at 419-732-2252.

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Terra State Life Scholars program begins fall season with sampler

The Life Scholars program at Terra State Community College is kicking off its fall season with a course sampler on Aug 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Neeley Conference and Hospitality Center on campus.

Life Scholars is learning for the joy of learning. It is a membership organization for active adults, age 50 and beyond, who share a common desire to learn. The Life Scholars Sampler will include music, friends, a sampling of courses and trips planned for this fall, and a light lunch.

“People do not need to be a Life Scholars member to come to the sampler,” said Amanda Pochatko, Coordinator. “This is open to everyone 50 and over to come and sample the many opportunities being offered this fall.”

The event is free but organizers are asking that RSVPs be made by Monday, Aug 25 so that food and drink can be planned. Call 419-559-2255 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

To see the entire fall Life Scholars schedule, go to www.terra.edu/learning.

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Heineman’s Winery: the oldest family owned and operated winery in Ohio

For 126 years, Heineman’s Winery has been owned and operated by the Heineman family on Put-in-Bay. In 1888 when Gustav Heineman founded the winery, there were 17 wineries on Put-in-Bay. Now there remains one functioning winery: Heineman’s. It is the oldest family owned and operated winery in Ohio.

During the time of prohibition, which was 1920-1933, most of the wineries on Put-in-Bay closed. Heineman’s Winery stayed open selling grape juice and offering tours of the many caves on Put-in-Bay with taxi service included. At that time there were three caves that the Heineman family managed: Crystal Cave (which is still functioning today), Mammoth Cave and Paradise Cave.

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