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Veterans Park and Issue 6

I would like to say to Roger Smith, your letter in the Sandusky Register (10-6-14) was the best ever, you told it like it was, and I remember the day very well.

It was early one morning in 1998 when our administration had heavy equipment moved in on the north end of the Veterans Park and with only a few knowing about it began removing the top soil as the first step into making a parking lot for our business people.

Someone at the American Legion called the VFW and after a long hard fight they saved the Veterans Park from being a parking lot.

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Putnam speaking at Summit on Aging

Dr. Robert Putnam, author of the New York Times article entitled Crumbling American Dreams, about his hometown of Port Clinton, will be speaking at the Ottawa County Summit on Aging on October 31 from 10:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Magruder Hospital Conference Center.

“The theme of the summit is the changing face of aging,” said United Way director Chris Galvin. “Putnam’s research is about the transfer of knowledge from the older generation to the younger. He paints a picture of how the United States has changed and how we need to transfer knowledge and skills across from our generation to the next.”

Putnam’s New York Times article sparked a huge reaction in our community. What Galvin points out, though, is that it is typical of what is happening in many communities in the United States.

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Open letter to citizens from Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone

As the Mayor of this City I feel excited that we have made great strides to move the City in a forward direction. This would not be possible without the direction of our City Council; yes the Administration plays a very important role in that movement. But ultimately without the approval of Council, the administration cannot accomplish the things that move our City in a forward direction.

In the last 3 years working together with Council we have secured over 4.6 million dollars in grant funding for our City. This equals more than 6 million dollars in progress of our City. These grants are extremely competitive, more so than past years, as more communities, like our own, are applying for these monies to help with similar projects. Gaining the successful edge in such a competitive arena is through planning.

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BPW Celebrity Server Night

The ninth annual Business and Professional Women Celebrity Server Night will take place on Wednesday, October 29, from 5-8 p.m. at the Clinton House. Not only will there be celebrity servers, but there will be a raffle and 50/50 drawings.

Local celebrities will include: Ottawa County Auditor Larry Hartlaub, WPCR’s Greg Peiffer, Ottawa County Commone Pleas Judge candidate Lorrain Croy, Port Clinton High School football coach Beau Carmon, Ottawa County Auditor candidate Roni Reid, Port Clinton Middle School principal Carrie Sanchez, Ottawa County Commissioner Jim Sass and City of Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone.

Locally, BPW has given away $7000 annually to women in Ottawa County attending college. For more information about this event or about BPW contact Roseann Hickman at 419-308-4690.

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Sheriff Sound Off

October brings cooler weather, falling leaves, football, and ghosts and goblins walking throughout our communities. 

With Halloween just around the corner, please pay extra attention to the dates that trick or treat will be held in your community and those that you may be traveling through. During those trick or treat times, and the times adjacent to those, please use extra caution while driving. Remember, some of those kids will be dressed in clothing that is not reflective and some in dark colored clothing. Also, please pay extra attention and watch for kids crossing the street.

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Last Art Walk of the season offers music, art and costume making

A “Goblin’s Ball” will invade downtown Port Clinton Thursday, Oct. 23, with 35 artists, special costume-making activities for families, and musicians “haunting” the streets, businesses and nightspots during the final Art Walk of 2014. The free family-friendly downtown art celebration features artists, live music and galleries, restaurants and other businesses taking part on the fourth Thursday of each month, from 5-8 p.m.

Families who visit the complimentary Costume Tent on Madison Street will have an opportunity to fashion a mask and patch together a costume out of recycled materials and art supplies. The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPCAAC) will have a limited supply of masks and materials for kids to customize their own mask, and Lake Erie Adventure Play (LEAP) will have recycled cardboard, containers and donated fabric to unleash some creative costumes for Halloween. “My fondest memories of Halloween were coming up with fun ideas for costumes and then figuring out how to make it,” said GPCAAC President Carol Morgan.

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Port Clinton Councilman's view on Issue 6

My mother’s favorite saying has to be; “What part of NO don’t you understand?” 

Now, to her credit she would only use this line on the rare occasion when I would repeatedly ask for something I really didn’t need but wanted.  Although quite rhetorical in nature, mom’s favorite statement can also be assigned to the current debate in Port Clinton over Issue 6. 

This debate too is about what Port Clinton wants and needs for a better future.  Taking a line from my mother, what part of NO don’t you understand?

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Apple Festival

The 36th annual Apple Festival was held on October 11-12 and we could not have asked for better weather or a better turnout. What a wonderful weekend filled with food, rides, crafts and entertainment. When we say that the festival and all of the great activities would not be possible without the help of generous sponsors and volunteers, we truly mean this. From the Village Departments to the property owners to the volunteers and vendors it really takes everyone working together to make our festival the success that it is. 

The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their contribution to this year’s festival:

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Huron defeats Port Clinton, 20-7

Redskin running back Emerson Lowe break away from a Huron defender.
Photos by Bill Migala.

After experiencing so much success in recent weeks, Port Clinton lost for the second time this season, falling, 20-7, to Huron on Friday night at True-Lay Stadium.

The Tigers, currently alone in first place in the Sandusky Bay Conference, fell behind 7-0 before scoring 20 unanswered points to get the win. 

Huron is now 7-0 and 4-0 in the SBC, and the Redskins are now 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the league. Port Clinton is now ranked fifth in the Division IV, Region 12 Standings with 14.03 points.

Tristen Mallory hauls down a Huron ball carrier Friday night.

The Tigers, which employ a spread offense and is known for passing the ball, accumulated 335 yards of total offense, but 258 came on the ground Huron established control at the line of scrimmage. Running back Kyle Kovach led the way, running for 108 yards and scoring three touchdowns while Danzell Harris rushed 14 times for 93 yards. In fact, Tigers quarterback Kyle Kovach attempted only nine passes on the night, completing five of them for 81 yards. 

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PCMS announces Students of the Month for October

Left to Right:  Dailee Terry, Chaz Jackson, and Reahanna Summerland, Port Clinton Middle School Students of the Month for October. 

Port Clinton Middle School recently announced the Students of the Month for October 2014 are Reahanna Summerland, Chaz Jackson, and Dailee Terry.

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