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Whiskey light is on

The Round House Bar on Put-in-Bay flipped the whiskey light on Sunday, April 13, around 2 p.m. The whiskey light reflects the start of the season on the island. Ray Fogg was there to perform while patrons celebrated.

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Ottawa County Health Department Clinic Schedule April 21-25

Unless otherwise noted all clinics are at the Ottawa County Health Department with appointments being made by calling 419-734-6800 or 1-800-788-8803.

April 21

Immunization Clinic (including flu/pneumonia shots) 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
WIC Clinic 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

April 22

No clinics scheduled

April 23

Family Planning Clinic 9:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Immunization Satellite Clinic, Oak Harbor, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
TB Clinic (no appointment necessary) 3-4 p.m.

April 24

Well Child, STD and Family Planning 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

April 25

WIC Clinic 7:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
TB Clinic (no appointment necessary) 3-4 p.m.

For home health please call 419-734-6800.

Speakers are available for your group by calling the Ottawa County Health Dept at 419-734-6800 or 1-800-788-8803.

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Port Clinton boys win against Rossford

Port Clinton Boys tennis played Rossford in a Non-Conference Match at Rossford.  The Redskins won 4 -1. This rose PCs record to 1 – 3.

The scores were as follows:

1st Singles:  Noah Cross (PC) def. Derek Krieger (R) 1 – 6, 6 – 4, 6 - 4
2nd Singles:   Jeff Griffin (PC) def. Logan Fairbanks (R) 6 – 2, 6 - 0
3rd Singles:  Tristan Auxter (PC) def. Logan Ganthier (R) 6 – 4, 6 - 2
1st Doubles:  Julie Hotz/John Hotz (R) def. Steven Kast/Joe Miller (PC) 6 – 0, 6 - 0
2nd Doubles:   Cameron King/Dean Colston (PC) def. Alek Wood/Evan Austin (R) 6 – 2, 4 – 6, 6 – 4

Noah Cross gutted out a very tough match after falling behind early.  Jeff Griffin played excellent and won easily.  Tristan Auxter impressed again at 3rd singles.  1st doubles was a tough match as Joe and Steve stepped up to play a very strong set of Senior Twins.  Cameron King and Dean Colston won their first ever varsity matches in a thrilling back and forth match at 2nd doubles.

PC JV Winners:

Aver Dackermann
Will Mercurio/Simon Shultz
Justin Beckford/Aaron Lin

Port Clinton next plays home against Oak Harbor on Tuesday at 4pm.

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Mother-to-Mother Sale May 3

Booths are available for anyone interested in selling gently used children’s clothing, gear and accessories at the Port Clinton Women’s Club spring mother-to-mother sale on May 3, 9 a.m. to noon, at St. John Lutheran Church, 207 Adams Street.

Cost to rent a table is $15. Checks made payable to Port Clinton Women’s Club can be mailed to Mother-to-Mother Sale, c/o Kristina Aukerman, P.O. Box 141, Port Clinton, OH 43452. Include with your check your name, address, phone number and email, or email that information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put “Mom-to-Mom Sale” in the subject line.

Admission to the sale for those who aren’t renting a table is 50 cents or a canned good to be donated to a local food pantry. For more information, call 419-960-9156.

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Melissa Manchester at State Theatre and Terra

Terra State Community College and the Sandusky State Theatre are joining forces with KeyBank in bringing Grammy Award winning artist Melissa Manchester to the area for several events. 

On Friday, May 2, at 8 p.m., the Sandusky State Theatre will host “An Evening with Melissa Manchester,” a concert sponsored by KeyBank. The event will also feature several music ensembles from Terra State and the Sandusky State Theatre’s Amerikids show choir.

For tickets, call the Sandusky State Theatre Box Office at 419-626-1950 or visit the State Theatre’s website. Prices range from $26 to $46.

Manchester’s music has served to establish her as a compelling singer/songwriter. Her debut releases “Home To Myself” and “Bright Eyes” positioned her as a dynamic new talent. Manchester’s career took off with the launch of the smash hit single “Midnight Blue” in 1975. Later international hits, including “Through the Eyes of Love” and “Don't Cry Out Loud”, were written for her by her friends and frequent collaborators, Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin Hamlisch and the late Peter Allen.  

After co-writing the radio classic, “Whenever I Call You Friend”, with Kenny Loggins, her songs were recorded by Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, Kathy Mattea, Peabo Bryson, Cleo Laine, Barbara Cook and Mel Torme, among many others.

The President’s Scholarship Dinner will precede the concert at the State Theatre. Proceeds from the dinner will support the President’s Scholarship Fund, an endowment which assists students at Terra State in achieving their higher education goals. Tickets are $125 and include dinner with open bar, reserved concert seating and a commemorative CD of the performance. Reservations must be made through the State Theatre Box Office by April 18.

Manchester will also be presenting a Master Class for vocalists and songwriters on Thursday, May 1, 10-11:30 a.m. The class is open to the public. Singers or songwriters who would like to participate and perform for comments and coaching from Manchester should call the Music Department Office at Terra State at 419-559-2379 to reserve a spot in the Master Class presentation.

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The Chalet at The Vineyard named in top 25

The Chalet at The Vineyard on Catawba is ranked in the top 25 assisted living facilities in Ohio.  Every 2 years, the Ohio Assisted Living Association conducts a resident satisfaction survey of the 370 assisted living communities in the state.  For the second survey in a row, The Chalet at The Vineyard on Catawba has ranked in the top 25.

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Phi Theta Kappa induction at Terra State

The Phi Theta Kappa inductees face the audience to thank loved ones for their support.

Sixty-six Terra State Community College students were inducted into membership by the Alpha Mu Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national two-year college honor society, during a ceremony on April 3 at the Fremont campus.

Cindy Carbone, Regional Coordinator for Phi Theta Kappa Ohio Region and Dean of Arts and Sciences at Central Ohio Technical College, was the keynote speaker.  She focused on two aspects of the organization’s mission statement, leadership and service. “You have come to discover and refine your academic and leadership potential,” Carbone said. “Leadership is an art in perpetual motion.”

She told the new inductees that service comes in many forms, and, as Phi Theta Kappans, they must be ready whenever and wherever to serve. “You have to have that sense of optimism of what can be done,” she said. “When you serve, you lead.”

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages scholarship among associate degree students who are invited to membership on the basis of scholarly achievement, leadership, citizenship, character and faculty recommendation. To be eligible for membership, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 and must have completed at least 12 hours of course work. 

Nina Schyllander, Associate Professor in Mathematics at Terra, serves as the chapter’s advisor and Michelle White, Assistant Professor in Mathematics, serves as a co-advisor.

Area students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa on Sunday are:

Graytown-Qiaoping Rohloff and Michelle Ulrich
Gypsum-Britney Lindemann
Lindsey–Jessica Foos and Abbi Hasselbach
Oak Harbor–Annmarie Detray, Cindy Dunfee and Elizabeth Zelms
Port Clinton–Andrea Dlugoleski, Ariel Gresh, Jamie Kennedy, Stacy Nesbitt, Gabriel Reyna, Heather Dilly and John Jadwisiak

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Port Clinton boys tennis team falls to Wauseon and Ross

Port Clinton boys tennis team played Wauseon in a non-conference match at home on Thursday.  The Redskins fell 3-2.  This moved Wauseon to 2-1  on the season and Port Clinton to 0-3.

Noah Cross played an excellent opponent and struggled to get things going. Jeff Griffin rallied from an early deficit and used his big forehand to rip off 10 straight games in his win.  Tristan Auxter made his 3rd singles debut and played very well while defeating Levi Rees.  Steven Kast and Joe Miller had to step up to 1st doubles due to some absences and did a commendable job at 1st doubles.  Dean Colston made his varsity debut and Cameron King joined him at 2nd doubles;, they put up a hard fought match, especially considering their lack of playing time together.

The scores were as follows:

1st Singles:  Tyler Shipley (W) def. Noah Cross (PC) 6-1, 6-1
2nd Singles:   Jeff Griffin (PC) def. Alex Wegner (W) 6-3, 6-0
3rd Singles:  Tristan Auxter (PC) def. Levi Rees (W) 6-3, 6-3
1st Doubles:  Zach Spadafore/Fernando Canales (W) def. Steven Kast/Joe Miller (PC) 6-1, 6-1
2nd Doubles:  Coling Tedrow/Derek Zimmerman (W) def. Cameron King/Dean Colston (PC) 6-4, 6-4

PC JV Winners:

Will Mercurio/Simon Shultz

The Port Clinton boys tennis team played Fremont Ross on April 9 in a non-conference match at home.  The Redskins fell 5-0.  This moved Fremont to 4-2  on the season and Port Clinton to 0-2. 

Noah Cross played an exciting match before falling in a third set tiebreaker.  Jeff Griffin battled long and hard but was outlasted in the end by Nate Rellinger.  Cameron King continued improving at 3rd singles.  The 1st doubles team played an excellent match after being down big to start.  The 2nd doubles team is still trying to navigate their way during a varsity match.

The scores were as follows:

1st Singles:  Robert Joerg (F) def. Noah Cross (PC) 6-1, 6-7, 7-6
2nd Singles:  Nate Rellinger (F) def. Jeff Griffin (PC) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
3rd Singles:  Jonathon Alexander (F) def. Cameron King (PC) 6-4, 6-0
1st Doubles:  Conner Martin/Dylan WIlley def. Tristan Auxter/Ellis Adolph (PC)  7-5, 6-4
2nd Doubles:  Marshall Kuieck/Dylan Henry def. Steven Kast/Joe Miller 6-2, 6-0

PC JV Winners:

Dean Colston
Jacob Koch/Thomas Keville
Alex St. Leger/Corban Trick

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Oak Harbor holds annual Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m. Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce held its annual Easter Egg Hunt. The children lined up by age group, were given a number and were able to go on the lawn of Adolphus Kraemer Park by the Log Cabin to pick two eggs. After getting their eggs, the children went through downtown Oak Harbor looking for their number in shop windows around town. When they found their number, that business gave the children a bag of candy. Then, at the Portage Fire Department, children were able to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny.

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New volunteer guardians complete training

Back row, left to right: Judge Kathleen Giesler, MaryAnn Dackermann, Sue Tignor, Jill Bothe and Jody Strickling. Front row: Carol Kmetz, Ann Chio and Annette Lucas.

The Ottawa Count Probate Court recently completed its first volunteer guardianship training on March 26 and 27. The Volunteer Guardianship Program now has seven qualified volunteer guardians ready to act as surrogate decision makers for those in need of an advocate. 

Over the course of two days, the volunteers were trained by Judge Kathleen Giesler; Linda Kroeger-Baum, partner in the law firm of Kroeger and Peters; Dianne Mortensen, Executive Coordinator for Ottawa County Senior Resources; James Recker, Funeral Director/Manager of Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home; Kendra German, Administrator for Riverview Healthercare; and Lynn Ritter, Education Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association. Each speaker provided valuable information on topics pertaining to the legal aspects of guardianship, resources in our community, end-of-life arrangements, nursing home/rehabilitation care and the care of persons with Alzheimer’s/dementia.  

To learn more about this volunteer opportunity, contact Jennifer Simpson at 419-734-6833 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . More information is provided at the court’s website, www.ottawacountyprobatecourt.com. The next training for the Volunteer Guardianship Program is projected for the fall of 2014.

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