Ottawa County Fair School Art Exhibit winners

Ottawa County Fair School Art Exhibit ribbons were issued to the following students throughout Ottawa County.  The School Art Exhibit is coordinated through the efforts of B. Jean Fanning and Sandra Butzin of North Point Educational Service Center and with the support of the Ottawa County Cabinet of Superintendents (Guy Parmigian, Benton-Carroll-Salem Local; Patrick Adkins, Port Clinton City; Daniel Parent, Danbury Local; Dennis Mock, Genoa Area Local; Andrea Smith, North Point E.S.C.; and Linda Bringman, Woodmore Local).


Ohio Wildlife Council approves early migratory game bird hunting seasons

The Ohio Wildlife Council approved the state's 2013-2014 early migratory game bird hunting seasons at its scheduled meeting on Wednesday, July 17, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Sept. 1 kicks off the state’s bird hunting seasons for mourning dove, Canada goose, rail, moorhen and snipe.

New this year, bag limits for Canada geese and teal have increased, and possession limits after the second day of hunting have increased for all migratory game bird species.

Ohio's dove season is Sept. 1-Oct. 21 and Dec. 15-Jan. 2, 2014, with a daily limit of 15 birds and a possession limit of 45 birds after the second day.


First Annual Lenny Appelhans Open

The Friends of Riverview Nursing Home Levy Committee announces the first annual Lenny Appelhans Open Golf Scramble. The event will take place on Saturday August 17, at the Oak Harbor Golf Club. The morning begins with a shot gun start at 8 a.m., includes lunch and other activities throughout the morning.

The event is in memory of Lenny Appelhans (also known as the Voice of the Oak Harbor Rockets). Lenny was the Staff Accountant at Ottawa County Riverview Nursing Home at the time of his passing on July 3, 2011. Lenny loved working at Riverview as well as spending time on the Golf Course with his friends. The committee is combining Lenny’s loves and planning this special event, with all proceeds benefiting the Friends of Riverview Nursing Home Levy Committee.


American Red Cross thanks Gala attendees and supporters

The American Red Cross of Ottawa County hosted the Boogie Woogie Bugle Girls of Company Red Friday, July 19, at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton. The 6th annual Club Red fundraising gala was a benefit for local Red Cross disaster relief and recovery. 

This year’s theme encouraged guests to wear World War II or USO apparel as they were transported to the 40’s for the evening. Guests to the sold-out affair enjoyed hors d’oeuvres with dinner provided by Zinc Brasserie. Honored guests were Dr. Harold Brown and his wife, Dr. Marsha Bordner, as well as Dorothy “Dottie” Patrick. Retired Lt. Col. Brown served as a Tuskegee Airman and flew a Red Tail P-51 Mustang during World War II. He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in March 2007 for his brave service and dedication to our country. Dottie, an accomplished pilot, is a past member of the women aviators group, ‘Ninety-Nines, Inc.’, and an active member of the Erie-Ottawa County Airport Authority. Gala chair Danis Putzbach shared her personal memory of Patrick building a plane in the Patrick family room and then flying it.


Mary’s Blossom Shoppe raises funds for American Red Cross Disaster Relief

Mary Gangway Snyder

Local business woman, Mary Gangway Snyder, owner of Mary’s Blossom Shoppe in Port Clinton, has been recognized by the American Red Cross of Ottawa County for her dedication to help raise funds for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Most recently Snyder raised $580 through a cash and carry floral special with all proceeds benefitting those affected by the spring storms across the nation.


Port Clinton Middle School cross country practice begins Aug. 5

Practice for the Port Clinton Middle school cross country team begins on Monday, August 5. Students in grades 7 and 8 that want to participate should meet at the Port Clinton Middle School from 8-9:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 5-7. On Thursday, Aug.  8, practices will be held at East Harbor State Park. Students should meet at the Lockwood Shelter house from 8-9:30 a.m, Monday through Friday. Students must have a recent physical to participate. There is a link to the OHSAA physical form on the school website. Contact Coach Nichole Wiechman with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 419-332-3236.


Kingdom Rock at Oak Harbor UMC

A summer kids’ event called Kingdom Rock will be hosted at Oak Harbor United Methodist Church from August 5th to August 9th. At Kingdom Rock, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience epic Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to stand strong, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. 

Kids at Kingdom Rock will join an international missions effort to share God’s love with children in India. Kingdom Rock is for kids from 3-12 and will run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day. For more information, call 419-898-8481.


Friends of Ida Rupp memberships available

Memberships to the Friends of Ida Rupp Public Library group are still available before the annual book sale begins.

The book sale runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3, in the community room of the library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton.


Croghan Colonial Bank celebrates 125 years by giving away $5,000

To help celebrate their 125th Anniversary, Croghan Colonial Bank is invite the public to partake in their week long celebration that began July 22. At each of their 14 locations there will be treats, socializing and drawings for the opportunity to win $125. On Friday, July 26, there will be a drawing for 40 winners of $125, for a total giveaway of $5,000.

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