Healing Lake Erie: Assistance available to replace/repair septic systems

Untreated sewage and failed septic systems are major contributors to the pollution and toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie that threaten the health of our citizens, fish and wildlife, and negatively impacts our economy. 

Residents in the five-county area of Erie, Wyandot, Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca counties now can access funds to assist with replacing or repairing their home sewage systems. These funds will be available until May 2014 or until funds expire, whichever comes first.


ICS students participate in Young Authors Day

Fifth grader Mitchell Coon acts out a story with Tomah the Mime about his new car.

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the students at Immaculate Conception School went on an adventure in writing with Tomah the Mime. This all day assembly presented by Mobile Ed. Productions taught students how to reach into their imaginations and sharpen their creative writing skills. Tomah started the day with a 1 hour assembly where he shared his short stories with the classes by both reading the stories and acting them through the art of mime. This not-so-silent mime taught the children to think about characters, situations, and solutions in their writing. He suggested they make their story endings unexpected and to think about the emotions of their characters.


OSS Solid Waste collections Sept. 21 and 28

Appliance and Scrap Metal 

On Saturday, Sept. 21, the OSS Solid Waste District will be sponsoring the Appliance Collection. District residents can bring their old appliances and scrap metal for recycling from 9 a..m. until 12 p.m. Materials from businesses will not be accepted. In Ottawa County the collection will be at the Ottawa Co. Fairgrounds, W. State Route 163, Oak Harbor. Items accepted include washing machines, dryers, ovens, stoves, hot water heaters, refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, dehumidifiers, furnaces, air conditioners, water fountains, etc.  Items made of steel, such as grills, lawn mowers, and propane tanks will also be accepted.  Televisions, computers and electronics will not be accepted at this collection.


Port Clinton Artists’ Club member gets work showcased on the big screen

Helena Bonham Carter in the Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, racked in 89 million dollars at the box office this summer. To be part of that for Linda Karst Stone was priceless. Linda, a member of the Port Clinton Artists’ Club who now resides in Texas, works in the art of scrimshaw. In the movie The Lone Ranger, Helena’s character Red Harrington has an ivory leg. In February 2012 Linda Karst Stone was chosen to create the prop for the movie. Linda practices the traditional method of scrimshaw, working by hand and not by machine. A steel instrument is used to make lines or crosshatching into the surface, in this case ivory, then the scratches are filled with black India ink and  the excess is cleaned from the surface.


Port Clinton Homecoming parade and Powder Puff football game

On Wednesday night the Port Clinton High School homecoming parade, led by the PCHS marching band and featuring the PCHS Homecoming Court, started at the high school and ended at True Lay Stadium. After the parade, students gathered at the stadium to watch the Powder Puff football game. The band played and the football team cheered for the Powder Puff teams.


Danbury Township special session

The Danbury Township Board of Trustees will meet in special session on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 6:15 p.m. to review and discuss the plans to renovate the Township Hall with the architects of Bodner & Kerik.


From Port Clinton City Hall

In Port Clinton fire hydrant flushing will begin the week of Sept. 23 thru Sept. 27. 

Cemetery clean up will begin  Oct 1. Citizens should be able to put items back on their loved ones’ graves by Oct.8th.  

For more information please contact City Hall 419-734-5522.


Oak Harbor agriculture education looks towards a career in agronomy

The Natural Resources Class within Oak Harbor’s Agriculture Education program spent a day at Riker Farm Seeds Northern Ohio Training Site in Bowling Green on Thursday, Sept. 12. A total of 19 students attended the event. Students participated in hands-on topics that dealt with precision agriculture, field scripts, mapping, yield estimates, insect and weed identification, field diseases of corn and soybeans, grain marketing and agricultural careers. A total of nine schools attended the event within Northwest Ohio. The feedback from the Oak Harbor Natural Resources students was overwhelmingly positive.

The eventful day was organized and made possible through Monsanto- Dekalb/Asgrow District Sales Manager, Diane Zyski.


Thank you from Friends of Cemeteries

The Port Clinton Friends of the Cemeteries would like to once again thank the many people who have supported us with monetary donations from our most recent annual letter appeal. Special thanks to the Ottawa County Community Foundation for awarding us grant money towards our road paving project. Thank you Larry Hartlaub and Dupps Printing for your donation to our chicken BBQ and to all who purchased dinners and made it a success. And to the Port Clinton city workers who placed the refuse foundations and installed the section marker posts in both cemeteries, your work is greatly appreciated. 

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