Truth Ministries’ No Child Hungry program

The children and volunteers of Truth Ministries with special guest Judge Kathleen L. Giesler

"With your love, help, prayers, support and donations we can make a difference here in Ottawa County so that there is no child hungry, “ reads the sign at Truth Ministries. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. the doors of Truth Ministries were open, welcoming the community to a free meal. The first Wednesday of every month Truth Ministries offers a free meal, but that’s not all they’re offering the community. Located in the former Portage Elementary building, Truth Ministries also houses a resale shop and a food pantry. Both the resale shop and food pantry are run on donations. Kroger recently donated three pallets of frozen food to the food pantry for the community meal on Wednesday. Kroger, Bassett’s, St. Joseph’s in Marblehead, private donors and a grant from the Ottawa County Foundation are the primary donors to the food pantry. “That’s what keeps us going,” said Lois Tuttamore.


Riverview Trick or Treat

Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus is gearing up for its 13th annual Riverview Trick or Treat!  Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus (Nursing Home) will open its doors to the public for Riverview’s annual Trick or Treat Night on Sunday, Oct. 27., from 6- 7:30 p.m.


Civil War Encampment returns to Keeper’s House

A group of soldiers fire their rifles.

The Wolcott Keeper's House-14th Ohio Civil War Encampment is back for the 2013 Lighthouse Festival, Saturday, Oct. 12,  after a year's hiatus, along with the Keeper's House fall tradition of bean soup, Johnny cake, and cider. A group of Civil War re-enactors, led by Captain Brian Porter, will set up camp on the Keeper's House grounds, 9999 E. Bayshore Road, early Saturday morning,  Oct. 12. 


Chick Schaffner Memorial Charity Golf Classis donates to Stein Hospice and American Heart Association

Co-Chairman John Schaffner presented checks amounting to $9,000 each to Stein Hospice and the American Heart Association last Thursday. Both charities received half the net proceeds of the Chick Schaffner Memorial Charity Golf Classic played at Catawba Island Club last June. Representing Stein Hospice was their Executive Director Jan Bucholz (left); and representing the American Heart Association was their Northwest Ohio Executive Director, Allyson France.


4-H Endowment Dinner/Auction

It’s time for the 20th Annual Ottawa County 4-H Endowment Dinner/Auction scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, at 5 p.m. at the Camp Perry Club House. The buffet meal will feature baked ham and chicken plus all the fixin’s for a great meal catered by Ole Zims for only $15.  Doors open at 5 p.m. with a Silent Auction of items donated by many Ottawa County 4-H Clubs and area businesses i.e. themed baskets, baked goods and other interesting sundries. Our Grand Auction will feature many unique items including five nights in a condo in Kissimmee, Florida, 2014 OSU Football tickets, many OSU items, nighttime game package, Lakeside Cottage rental, and much more.  


Catawba Island Brewing Company hosts Business After Hours

Seven different brews were available at CIBC on Thursday.

On Thursday evening Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was hosted by the new Catawba Island Brewing Company. Dozens of Chamber members sampled the seven beers that are currently available at the area’s first microbrewery at 2330 East Harbor Road. The Tasting Room is open 5-10 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Sundays. For more information call 419.341.4243 or or check their facebook page.


Friday night football

Scores for high school football games for October 4, 2013:

St. Mary’s Central Catholic 44, Port Clinton 37.

Huron 34, Oak Harbor 7.

Toledo Christian 22, Danbury 17.


The Salvation Army’s warm winter “Coats for Families” program

The Salvation Army in Ottawa County has partnered with the News Herald, Executive Cleaners and Howard Hanna to provide warm winter coats for local children and families in need.

The Salvation Army’s “Coats for Families” program will run from Oct. 1st – Jan. 2014.  This program is based on donations from the general public of new and gently used coats to be cleaned by Executive Cleaners at no charge and redistributed, cost free, to local families in need of a winter coat.

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