Safety Town graduates 25

The Port Clinton Fire House hosted Safety Town Tuesday, June 24, through Friday, June 27. Safety Town is a program where children that are entering kindergarten get a chance to learn about safety from the emergency service workers themselves.


Lions Club at Waterworks Park on July 4

The Port Clinton Lions Club will again be at the 4th of July celebration at the Waterworks Park.  The Club will be selling hotdogs, chili dogs, chips, pop, water and “Glow Sticks”.  Come and help support our sight and hearing programs.


OCIC presents award to Davis Besse/FENOC

OCIC presents an award to Davis Besse/FENOC from ODOT’s Jobs & Commerce program to support roadwork safety improvements made on State Route 2 at Davis Besse’s main entrance.  Pictured L to R: Ray Lieb, Site Vice President-Davis Besse, Jamie Beier Grant, Director-OCIC, and Hans Rosebrock, Manager, Economic Development & External Affairs - FirstEnergy.



Judge Winters to lead county team to combat opiate addiction

The Supreme Court of Ohio and Governor Kasich have requested Ottawa County Common Pleas Judge Bruce Winters assemble a team of community leaders to attend the Judicial Symposium on Opiates in Columbus. This Symposium aims to develop new opiate prevention strategies, increase public awareness, develop new addiction prevention approaches, and share insight on available treatment options. Most importantly, the Symposium hopes to create an exchange of ideas on judicial strategies that are making a difference in the midst of the current addiction epidemic.


GPCAAC holds second Art Walk of the season

Photos by Rob Zajac

On Thursday, June 26, the GPCAAC held its second Art Walk of the season. The Art Walk included a LEAP playground and a mini farmer’s market courtesy of Bergman Orchards.

For more information about the GPCAAC or the Art Walk visit


Friday Night Music Fest at East Harbor

East Harbor State Park will be hosting a Friday Night Music Fest Friday, July 4, from 7-9 p.m. in front of the Camp Store.  Prior to enjoying the 4th of July fireworks, come to the park to enjoy the one-man band Alan Siebert “The Music Man” who will be performing free, but will gratefully accept donations. This event is open to the public. Visitors are asked to park in the grass parking lot near the Camp Store. Please bring your own chairs.


Fr. Ring retires from St. Joseph Parish

Don and Pat Wales, long-time parishioners at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marblehead, greet retiring pastor Fr. Dan Ring at the reception following his last Mass as pastor Sunday morning. Photo by John Schaffner

Fr. Dan Ring, who has served a total of 46 years with the Diocese of Toledo, is retiring. Fr. Ring has served as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Marblehead for 7 years. The following is a statement he gave to his parish on his leaving:


Rumpke Independence Day collection schedule

Rumpke waste removal and recycling collection will not occur on Independence Day, Friday, July 4. 

Customers with collection on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will not be affected by the holiday. 

Friday's collection will move to Saturday. 

Regular collection will resume the week of July 7. 

Please contact Rumpke's customer service with additional questions at toll free 1-800-828-8171 or visit


Extra patrols throughout holiday weekend

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrols throughout the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.  Six overtime shifts will be scheduled over the weekend in an attempt to promote safety among drivers, as well as draw awareness to the other traffic on the roadways.

The Deputies assigned to the overtime duties will work varying hours those shifts.  The Deputies will enforce all traffic laws, with emphasis on impaired drivers, speed and seat belt violations.

This overtime is part of a grant received by The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office from the Governor’s Highways Safety Office.


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