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Fort Firelands Rockin’ the Fort

Fort Firelands RV Resort’s 2014 Rockin’ the Fort free summer concert series starts July 19. “We are excited about getting the concerts started this year” said Jeff Barton, one of Fort Firelands’ owners. “Last year was the first year for this concert series and we had a great time getting music back on the Fort stage. This year the bands are calling us to see if they can get a chance to play at the Fort and we have four acts booked already for this year.”  

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Waterworks Park development

I have been reading Bob Walls letters and, as many people do, I disagree with his idea of what will happen if we develop Port Clinton. I also have lived here 70+ years.  I have watched factories close and store fronts sit empty. We have had Mayors and Council Members who were afraid to rock the boat so nothing has been done to bring jobs and visitors to this town except the Jet. 

My family members have traveled to many other small towns around the U.S. and this kind of development is what took us there. Take a good look as you drive down Perry Street I see nothing to bring me to that park. And, yes, they won't be $28 an hour jobs, but where did Mr. Wall work that he made that kind of money! WOW! 

Bring us some of those jobs and we will give up the Park development! We the citizens voted so that the Council could proceed with the development.

I love this community. 

Patti Howell
Port Clinton

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B-C-S Schools welcome new administrators

Cheryl Schell, Principal at Oak Harbor High School

Students in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District will be welcomed by two new dynamic and energetic building administrators on the first day of school, August 26.  Mrs. Cheryl Schell has taken the helm as the Principal of Oak Harbor High School and is proud to be a Rocket.

“Mrs. Schell is very excited about her new leadership role and brings will bring a wealth of student-centered leadership experience to our high school,” said Superintendent Guy Parmigian.   “Cheryl is eager to meet staff, students, and community members, and is currently working and meeting with folks this month to make a smooth transition,” Parmigian added.  

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil to speak at Lakeside Chautauqua

Melvyn Levitsky, former U.S. ambassador to Brazil, will speak as part of Lakeside’s Chautauqua Lecture Series’ theme on South America. 

Levitsky will give two lectures on Thursday, July 17. The 10:30 a.m. lecture is titled, “Brazil: Still the Country of the Future? And will it always be so?” and the 1:30 p.m. lecture is titled, “Illegal Drugs in the Western Hemisphere: From Field to Street.” Both lectures will be held in Lakeside Chautauqua’s Orchestra Hall.

A senior diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service, Levitsky retired in 1998 after 35 years of service.

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Columbus ships Pinta and Nina to land in Lorain

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On Friday, August 8, the Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will open in Lorain.  The ships will be docked at the Black River Landing, 421 Black River Lane, until their departure early Tuesday morning August 12.

The Nina was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools.  Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.”  The Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels.  She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel.  Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.

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Arts Council takes to the skies

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council hosted a kite flying event at Waterworks Park on July 13.  The event has been flying since 2009, and shows no sign of coming down soon.  Children were welcomed to design their own free kite and all were welcomed to bring and fly their own.  

The event was highlighted by a kite flying team based out of Detroit, Michigan, Windjammers, showing off their skills, and letting members of the audience try their hand at a professional kite.

For more information on this event or the GPCAAC, visit ottawacountyarts.org.

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Community calendar July 17-23

July 17-23

The Splendor of Lake Erie Exhibit by Local Artists
What: Local artist’s exhibit works
Where: Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-West, 770 S.E. Catawba Rd
Info: shoresandislands.com

Summer Ghost Walks with Victoria
What: Walk with Victoria through old Port Clinton as she recounts tales of romance, history, mystery, and spirits
Where: Marshall Inn Bed & Breakfast, 204 Monroe St., Port Clinton
When: 7 & 8 p.m.
Cost: $8.50
Info: marshallinn.com

Katherine C. Crampton Memorial Art Show
Where: Hoover Auditorium Lobby, Lakeside
Cost: Gate fees apply
Info: lakesideohio.com

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Hessville Road closure July 21-24

Ottawa County will be replacing a crossover on Hessville Road between Weis Road TR #83 and Smith Road TR #151.  In order to complete the work Hessville Road will be closed to all traffic during construction.  Work will begin July 21 and is expected to be complete by July 24.  Emergency vehicles and local traffic will NOT be permitted through the area and must plan an alternate route.

Please keep in mind that schedules are weather dependent and subject to change.  Please view our website at www.co.ottawa.oh.us/countyengineers/roadclosures.htm for updated closure information.  Changes to the schedules will be posted as they become available.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 419-734-6777.

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Board of Elections meeting July 17

The Ottawa County Board of Elections will meet Thursday, July 17 at 3 p.m. for the regular meeting and to consider any other business that comes before the board.  The meeting will be held at the Board of Elections office, 8444 West State Route 163, Oak Harbor, in the Veterans Memorial Building.

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Portion of SR 101 named Sfc. Charles L. Adkins Memorial Highway

State Rep. Chris Redfern (D-Catawba Island) and Sen. Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) will join friends and family of fallen war hero Sergeant  First Class Charles L. Adkins for Friday’s memorial highway dedication honoring his service and sacrifice to the nation.

Sgt. Adkins, a ’93 graduate of Margaretta High School, served 16 years in the US Army with two deployments to Iraq and a final deployment to Afghanistan where he was killed by a suicide bomber on April 16, 2011 while working to train Afghan forces.

Sgt. Adkins is survived by his wife, Sarah Lane Adkins, and five children.

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