Class Reunion

The Danbury High School Class of 1988 will be holding its 25 year reunion on August 17. They are asking local business owners if they would like to donate items for a raffle to be held at the reunion. Proceeds from the raffle will be put towards a scholarship to be given to a member of the Danbury Class of 2014. Contact Robert Lenthe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to contribute.


Rain, rain, go away! Come again another day!

Capt. Juls with a nice Canadian walleye

When summer began, people’s spirits were high and everyone was looking forward to all of their summer plans that they had been dreaming of since the cold dreary days of winter. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had a devious plan of her own to upset all those plans.


Bell ringers needed for Salvation Army’s “Christmas in July”

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to ring the bell for the “Christmas in July” Red Kettle Campaign. This community event will take place on July 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th & 28th from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. There will be several kettle sites set up with volunteers needed at each site. The sites involved are: Community Market in Port Clinton, Bassett’s, and The Jet Express Port Clinton and Put-in-Bay locations. All proceeds will help support The Port Clinton Salvation Army Service Unit.

If you are interested in ringing the bell for “Christmas in July” or would like to make a donation, contact Director Maureen Saponari at 419-732-2769, 1854 E. Perry Street,Suite #800, Port Clinton.


Governor John Kasich signs Boater Freedom Act

Governor Kasich in Port Clinton at the signing of the Boater Freedom Act. Photo by John Schaffner

Wednesday afternoon at the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Welcome Center in Port Clinton Governor John R. Kasich signed into law House Bill 29, known as the “Boater Freedom Act,” which establishes criteria for watercraft safety inspections on Ohio’s waters. This legislation should decrease the number of safety inspections that recreational boaters experience on Lake Erie and all of Ohio’s waterways.


Warrior Fest at Harbor Lights Landing July 13

For the last 5 years Bodi N Balance of Port Clinton has hosted Warrior Fest, a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). This year, on July 13, Bodi N Balance has teamed up with Ciao Bella to host the event at the Harbor Lights Landing plaza and have added the Bay Bridge 5K Run/Walk. 

Warrior Fest is a benefit rock concert sponsored by local businesses Crosswinds Restaurant and Bar, Lafarge, First National Bank, Jolly Roger, Randy Smith Construction & Roofing, Civilian Marksmanship Program and Wendy’s. Many individuals and members of Bodi N Balance also have donated to the cause of helping our wounded soldiers.


Therapy riding opens doors for local fair participant

Chad Karnes began his journey of riding horses when he was seven years old. Carolyn Karnes, Chad’s mother, shared that he began riding at Vail Meadows Equestrian Center in Oregon, OH, as therapy for Asperger’s Syndrome and was a natural from the start. Chad has no tension when he rides and describes it like sitting in a rocking chair. Since then, the family has moved to Ottawa County and Chad now works with Suzanne Miller, trainer at Lemon Tree Stables in Oak Harbor.


Sydney Mahaney to compete at National American Miss Pageant

Miss Sydney Mahaney, age 7, recently competed at the state level of the National American Miss Pageant Princess Division. During the 3 day competition held in Columbus, Sydney competed in formal wear, personal introduction, interviews, community involvement and casual wear. She won Overall in the casual wear competition and placed as fourth Runner-Up (out of 146), making the Queen’s Court and receiving an invitation to the National Competition for both events. The National Pageant will be held Thanksgiving week at the Anaheim Marriott in California and includes age categories up to 18 years old.


Rain Barrels: Conserving water and saving money

Save money and water by purchasing your own 55 gallon rain barrel for a special price of $50 from the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District. This cost-effective alternative for watering your garden and lawn conserves tap water and takes advantage of an already existing source of fresh rainwater. Rain barrels provide numerous benefits to homeowners as well as the environment. They reduce runoff into waterways, help keep yards and basements from flooding and provide a naturally soft source of water devoid of chlorine and chemicals that are found in city water. 

Call the Ottawa SWCD at 419-898-1595 or visit their office to buy a fully assembled rain barrel.


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