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.


Ohio offers abundant waterfowl hunting seasons

Ohio hunters should experience good opportunities for success as they take to the field in search of waterfowl throughout the hunting seasons, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Waterfowl seasons stretch from October through January, allowing sportsmen and women to pursue many popular waterfowl species.


ICS celebrates V.I.P.s

Father John Missler processes into the church during the school’s annual "VIP Day" Mass which honors those that stand beside us through life. 

The hallways were a buzz on Friday, Sept.  27 at Immaculate Conception School as many V.I.P.s arrived. The day was set aside as the school’s annual “V.I.P. Day” . V.I.Ps at ICS are honored guests of the students who were invited and recognized for the love and support they give throughout the school year.  V.I.Ps are parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, and special friends.


Coffee… It’s not the only thing brewing at Common Grounds

Marlee Fejes of Common Grounds

October is National Employment for People with Disabilities Month which raises awareness about employment issues and the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.  National data provided by American Society of Safety Engineers shows that people with developmental disabilities have a 48% lower turnover rate, 67% lower medical costs, and ask for 73% less time off from their positions.  This data also shows that 50% would like to work at a community job.  In celebration of October’s label locally, the Ottawa County Board of DD would like to spotlight two employees at Common Grounds Café and Catering, Marlee Fejes and Mac Gilleland.


Lady Redskins volley for a cure

Thursday evening the PC volleyball teams hosted a Volley For the Cure event to raise money for the Susan. G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The teams sold shirts, had a 50/50 raffle and had a bake sale to benefit the cause. Superintendent Pat Adkins shared some inspirational words and the national anthem was sung by breast cancer survivor Julie Walker. All of the proceeds will be donated for breast cancer research and awareness. 

In Varsity action the Redskins lost to Huron 11-25, 11-25, 11-25.

The JV team lost in two 9-25, 6-25. Tarrynn Edgefield was aggressive in all aspects of the game. Abigail Wuersig also did a great job on serves received.


Input needed for City of Port Clinton Downtown Revitalization Plan


Thursday night, Oct. 3, Poggemeyer Design Group, members of the Steering Committee, business owners and residents of Port Clinton met in the City Council chambers to discuss the Revitalization Plan for downtown Port Clinton. Poggemeyer Design Group is leading an analysis of the existing conditions of the downtown area, Portage River to the north, Monroe Street to the west, the railroad on the south and Jefferson Street to the east and the Waterworks Park area. The objective is to formulate goals and a plan that can best lead the City of Port Clinton to efficiently revive and revitalize the downtown area.


RC Waters collecting Labels for Education

For over 40 years, the Labels for Education program has been awarding free educational merchandise to schools in exchange for UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products. It’s a fun, easy program where students, families and members of the community work together for a common goal.

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