Sound off Waterworks Park

Having just read the review of the Waterworks Park/downtown Port Clinton proposal, all I can say is "let's get started". Having been coming to the area for 60 years and being a property owner for 30 years, I have watched the decline of a thriving community and so many local residents fight attempts to reinvent the area and bring new jobs and businesses here. All I can imagine is that those fighting this all have secure employment and don't mind that most young people have to leave their hometown to find employment. This proposal seems to be a good response to many of the fears of local residents. Local residents will have full access and improved facilities like an amphitheater, boardwalk and viewing platforms, the city can LEASE Washington Properties the land, and the plan takes into account year round usage. Sounds like a home run to me!

Susan McKenna


Sound off

Thank you 

I would like to thank the Port Clinton central committee members of the Ottawa County Democratic Party for appointing me to complete the open Ward 3 council term and to run for that position on the November 5th ballot. With the exception of four years, I have lived in Port Clinton all of my professional life as a teacher for the Port Clinton City School System. As a retiree, I have the background and the time to devote to the important decisions now facing the citizens. 


Margaret Phillips,

Port Clinton


Redskin football players assist Perkins Township police

Left to right: Perkins Township Police Chief Kenneth Klamar, Jesse Escabedo, Emerson Lowe, Darius Daniels and Lieutenant Vince Donald of the Perkins Township Police Department. 

At the Perkins Township Board of Trustees meeting on Aug. 13, Jesse Escadebo, Emmerson Lowe and Darius Daniels were each presented with Citizens Recognition Awards for assisting the Perkins Township police by chasing a suspect and providing information which led to the apprehension of a woman involved in a theft July 24 at the Chipotle restaurant in Perkins Township.


Halupki Festival 2013

Helen Jean Cooley of Marblehead is keeping us safe with her beautiful pysanky.

Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Marblehead on Sunday held the annual Halupki Festival, a celebration of Carpatho-Russian foods and culture. The festival at the oldest Orthodox church in Ohio featured not only halupki (cabbage rolls) and other foods such as pierogi and poppy seed rolls, but also day-long polka music and the art of pysanky, intricately decorated Ukranian Easter eggs.


Grand opening and ribbon cutting for Fowl Foolers Aug. 22

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of Fowl Foolers located at 2435 E. Gill Road in Port Clinton.  The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 5 p.m.  Grand opening festivities including discounts and raffles will be taking place throughout the evening until 7 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.


Firelands Symphony free outdoor concert

The Firelands Symphony and acclaimed jazz trumpeter Byron Stripling will be having a free family concert and Louis Armstrong Tribute on Sun., Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the BGSU Firelands campus in Huron. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy this New Orleans-style jazz by one of the foremost jazz trumpeters in the country. In case of rain, the event will move inside to the Sandusky State Theatre at 7:30 p.m.  Check the FSO website, for updates. This is a no-alcohol event. For more information,call the Firelands Symphony Orchestra at 419-621-4800.


ESOL classes offered at Vanguard

Adults whose first language is not English are invited to come to ESOL classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages). These free classes are held every Monday & Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career & Technology Center, 1306 Cedar Street, Fremont, in Room 126. Classes are enjoyable and taught by a qualified teacher. To register for orientation, call 419.334.6901 ext. 2701 or ext. 2703. Classes begin on Sept.9.


Port Clinton City Council needs to hear from residents

Main Street Port Clinton’s President Laura Schlachter thanks those who attended Thursday’s public presentation by Mike Rose with Washington Properties and David Krebbs with AODK Architects regarding the revitalization of downtown historic Port Clinton and the development of the waterfront.  Schachter notes that the attendance at the meeting proves how important the downtown and waterfront are to Port Clinton residents and businesses.


Appetite for the Arts Gala


Friday evening the Executive Hangar and an adjacent tent at the Erie Ottawa Regional Airport were transformed to an Arts Festival. The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council’s Appetite for the Arts Gala launched the weekend show that continues through Sunday. The Gala highlighted local cuisine, wine and beer, all graciously served by volunteers and set to the sound track of local musicians. The show is open to the public and features over 40 local artists. The Rotary Perch Wagon will be on site.


Terra State announces new Jazz Band director


A new season is beginning for the Terra State Community College Jazz Band with exciting changes in store for area student and community musicians.  

Local music director and instructor Jeff Blanchard is handing off the baton to the band's newest addition, regional musician and educator Kris Burt. A long time educator, Burt has led band and music programs at area schools in the Huron, Sandusky, Bellevue and Norwalk communities.

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