Perch Fishing in the Western Basin is Heating up

Phil and Zander Ruth and a double. Zander’s smile says it all.

After many charter trips this season for walleye, it was a nice change of pace when a customer called and wanted to go after some of Lake Erie’s “gold” instead. I absolutely love perch fishing, and I was excited to finally be able to go “perch jerk’n”.

We launched out of Mazurik’s boat access this past Sunday at 8 a.m. and headed to a spot between Kelleys Island and Gull Island Shoal, in about 40-42 foot of water. My electronics were showing good marks on the bottom with what looked to be perch, so we anchored upwith my Terrova trolling motor’s Spot Lock feature, baited up the hooks with some emerald shiners and started catching perch right away.


Sea Grant Program funding restored

State Rep. Chris Redfern (D- Catawba Island) issued the following statement in response to the restoration of $285,000 per fiscal year in state funds for Lake Erie’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program.  

 “I am pleased to see the state’s commitment to Lake Erie’s Sea Grant College Program continue. Gov. Kasich had originally nixed this vital resource in his version of the budget, but thanks to the efforts and leadership of Assistant Minority Whip Rep. Dan Ramos, this program will be able to continue on its important mission of research, education and outreach for our Great Lake.


New Scoreboard to light up Rocket Stadium

Thanks to three very generous donors, Oak Harbor High School's Rocket Stadium will have a brand new scoreboard beginning in the fall of 2013.  The new Fair-Play scoreboard is eight feet larger than the previous one, and features all LED lighting which will prove to be far more energy efficient and require far less maintenance from the district. 

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) donated the lion's share of the money required for this project, while the Oak Harbor Athletic Booster Club and Tri-Motor Sales donated sizable amounts as well.  These three donors covered the entire cost of the new scoreboard.


WSOS enrolling preschoolers now

With a new school year approaching, applications for children birth to 4 years old are now being accepted at each of the nine preschool centers operated by WSOS. The centers located in Ottawa County include Genoa and Port Clinton.

Options available to parents who enroll their children at WSOS include full and half-day classes and/or home visitation services. Those children who cannot be served at a center can be served through the home-based/home-visitation program. Services are also available at some centers for babies and toddlers through the Early Head Start program.


Fall Sports Meeting at PCHS

Port Clinton High School will host the mandatory OHSAA Player-Parent Meeting for Fall Sport Athletes on Thursday, July 18 at 6:30pm, Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center. Individual Sport Meetings will be held by Head Coaches immediately following the General Meeting.


Upstairs downstairs at the Marblehead Lighthouse

Lighthouse tours quickly turned into a tour of the basement in the keeper's house museum when tornado sirens were activated on July 10. Several guests and museum volunteers took cover there during the severe weather alert. The still-smiling volunteers pictured left to right are: Karen Salzgeber, Jerry Thompson, Linda Price and Betty Thompson. (Photo by Dianne Rozak)


Edgewood Manor receives Silver National Quality Award

Edgewood Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center has been selected as a 2013 recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Quality for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award is one of three distinct awards possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The competitive award program highlights select facilities across the nation that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long term care.

“To earn an award at this level requires the unwavering commitment of each individual in a facility,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “Edgewood Manor deserves the Silver Quality Award for its accomplishments, and I congratulate each and every person that helped in this constant journey of improving quality care.”


Remington named Title Sponsor of 2013 NRA National Rifle & Pistol Championships at Camp Perry

The National Rifle Association has introduced Remington as title sponsor to the 2013 Remington/NRA National Rifle & Pistol Championships. Held July 8 through August 14 at Camp Perry, the National Matches are considered America’s “World Series of Shooting Sports.”

“Remington has been a longtime supporter of the National Matches and we are elated to be working with one of the finest names in the firearms industry,” said Dennis Willing, Director of NRA’s Competitive Shooting Division. “We welcome and appreciate their increased involvement as title sponsor of the National Matches and the opportunity to make our events bigger and better than ever.”

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