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Port Clinton Councilman's view on Issue 6

My mother’s favorite saying has to be; “What part of NO don’t you understand?” 

Now, to her credit she would only use this line on the rare occasion when I would repeatedly ask for something I really didn’t need but wanted.  Although quite rhetorical in nature, mom’s favorite statement can also be assigned to the current debate in Port Clinton over Issue 6. 

This debate too is about what Port Clinton wants and needs for a better future.  Taking a line from my mother, what part of NO don’t you understand?

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Apple Festival

The 36th annual Apple Festival was held on October 11-12 and we could not have asked for better weather or a better turnout. What a wonderful weekend filled with food, rides, crafts and entertainment. When we say that the festival and all of the great activities would not be possible without the help of generous sponsors and volunteers, we truly mean this. From the Village Departments to the property owners to the volunteers and vendors it really takes everyone working together to make our festival the success that it is. 

The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their contribution to this year’s festival:

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Huron defeats Port Clinton, 20-7

Redskin running back Emerson Lowe break away from a Huron defender.
Photos by Bill Migala.

After experiencing so much success in recent weeks, Port Clinton lost for the second time this season, falling, 20-7, to Huron on Friday night at True-Lay Stadium.

The Tigers, currently alone in first place in the Sandusky Bay Conference, fell behind 7-0 before scoring 20 unanswered points to get the win. 

Huron is now 7-0 and 4-0 in the SBC, and the Redskins are now 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the league. Port Clinton is now ranked fifth in the Division IV, Region 12 Standings with 14.03 points.

Tristen Mallory hauls down a Huron ball carrier Friday night.

The Tigers, which employ a spread offense and is known for passing the ball, accumulated 335 yards of total offense, but 258 came on the ground Huron established control at the line of scrimmage. Running back Kyle Kovach led the way, running for 108 yards and scoring three touchdowns while Danzell Harris rushed 14 times for 93 yards. In fact, Tigers quarterback Kyle Kovach attempted only nine passes on the night, completing five of them for 81 yards. 

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PCMS announces Students of the Month for October

Left to Right:  Dailee Terry, Chaz Jackson, and Reahanna Summerland, Port Clinton Middle School Students of the Month for October. 

Port Clinton Middle School recently announced the Students of the Month for October 2014 are Reahanna Summerland, Chaz Jackson, and Dailee Terry.

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Oak Harbor routs St. Joseph CC, 49-0

In desperate need of a victory, Oak Harbor came up big on Senior Night.

Running back Andrew Heberling had one of the best game of his career, running 19 times for 176 yards and four touchdowns in the Rockets' 49-0 victory of St. Joseph Central Catholic on Friday night.

The junior, who leads the team in rushing, scored on one long run (40), two intermediate runs (22, 23) and one short one (2) as Oak Harbor dominated throughout.

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Ottawa Hills blanks Danbury, 35-0

Despite losing 35-0 to Ottawa Hills last Friday, Danbury had its chances.

The Lakers had their chances, but ultimately they failed to convert before a late touchdown in the second quarter put the Green Bears ahead 14-0 and broke Danbury's spirits.

Holding a 6-0 lead and facing a third-and-goal with eight seconds to play, Ottawa Hills quarterback Austin Stevens found Dan Intrater for an eight-yard touchdown, giving the Bears a 12-0 advantage before a two-point conversion made it 14-0 heading into the half.

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Oak Harbor Library

Attention citizens of the BCS school district,

The Oak Harbor Public Library will have a 1 mill operating levy on the November 4 ballot. I urge you all to vote yes! The library is a great gift to all children and adults. The library has all kinds of great programs for kids of all ages.

If you want a certain book that the library doesn’t stock, they will order it free of charge. They have books on CDs, free newspapers, free online computers and so much more. Check it out and please vote!

Thank you,

Chuck Schultz
Retired Salem Township Trustee

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The Book Exchange holding coloring contest

The Book Exchange, located on 136 Madison Street, is holding a Halloween coloring contest. There will be three age groups in the contest: 0-3 years, 4-6 years and 7-10 years. Pages can be picked up at The Book Exchange all week, but the deadline for submission is 1 p.m. Saturday, October 25, right at the start of downtown trick or treat.

Prizes and gift certificates will be presented to winners of the contest. Winners will be notified via phone. For more information contact Tom at The Book Exchange at 419-734-4590.

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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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