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Community Markets wins Oak Harbor Chamber Independence Day fundraiser

Lester Weatherwax, Manager at Community Markets, and Cathe Riffle, cashier at Community Markets.

In late May, the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off a fundraising campaign for their annual Independence Day Celebration. Patriotic stars were sold at several businesses throughout town, and the response was wonderful. 

“We would like to thank all of the businesses that sold the stars and all of the people who purchased them,” says Valerie Winterfield, Executive Director. “It is a great feeling to see the town rally together and support this wonderful event, and we are grateful for all of the contributions.”

Community Markets in Oak Harbor raised the most money, bringing in over $1,200 in donations with cashier Cathe Riffle selling the most stars. There have also been several donations by businesses in town and private citizens.

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Paege Murphy to Teach Art Class

Paege Murphy of Sandusky will, once again, after an enjoyable class last year, teach a colored pencil drawing class on Thursday, July 17.  Murphy specializes in pencil and colored pencil drawings, and shows and sells her work throughout the area.  Students will learn to draw water in a colored pencil drawing of a Lake Erie landscape.  Murphy walks her students through the class, so all levels of artists are encouraged to attend.  Everyone will go home with a frame-able piece of art.

The class is sponsored by the Port Clinton Artists’ Club and will be held at the Sutton Center, 1875 E. Harbor Rd/Perry St. from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Open to the public, the classes are $45.  Seating is limited. For more information, or to make a reservation, call Kathie Widing at 419-341-0817.

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It’s Time to Defend Our Veterans

Submission by Congressman Bob Latta (OH-5)

In a letter to his wife, Abigail, John Adams wrote, "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not." 

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Two caught stealing gas at Oak Harbor Golf Course

A joint investigation between the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and the Ottawa County Drug Task Force resulted in Robert McClanahan and Cody Brengartner being arrested for stealing gasoline at the Oak Harbor Golf Course. Both subjects were charged with criminal trespass, theft and possession of criminal tools.

Information was received from a source that the individuals were going to steal the gasoline so officers maintained surveillance on the golf course area and caught the individuals stealing gasoline from a large gas tank located at the golf course. Both subjects were incarcerated in the Ottawa County Jail. A male juvenile was also arrested. He was released to his parents, pending charges in the Ottawa County Juvenile Court.

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Anderson highlights friendship and community at First Shot Ceremony

Gary Anderson taking the first shot at the 2014 National Matches.

The 107th annual National Rifle Matches started Monday, July 7, with the First Shot Ceremony honoring Gary Anderson. Anderson, a Nebraska native, taught himself how to shoot by dry firing. In his shooting career, he has won 2 Olympic gold medals, 7 world championships, set 6 world records and holds 16 national records. He also became the Director of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) in 1999. Since then membership has skyrocketed from 2250 to nearly 5000.

“There is a big difference between shooting and marksmanship,” noted Anderson during his speech at the ceremony. “Marksmanship makes soldiers more efficient and able to better defend themselves and our country.”

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PCHS announces new volleyball coach

Port Clinton High School has a new Volleyball Coach, Kelly Ward.  Even though she is new to the Redskin Volleyball program, she has a great deal of experience as a volleyball coach and player.  She graduated from Sandusky High School with three varsity letters in volleyball and continued being involved in area programs as a coach.  Ward was a coach with the North Shore Club Volleyball, and has been both a Junior High and Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach at Sandusky Schools for a number of years.  

Rick Dominick, Port Clinton High School Athletic Director stated, “We are very fortunate to find someone of Coach Ward's caliber to lead our Volleyball Program.  She brings to Port Clinton a good deal of experience coaching and Kelly is a very energetic person.  In our conversation her passion for Volleyball became very evident and everyone that knew her from Sandusky spoke very highly of her in regards to her knowledge of the game, work ethic, and ability to relate to her players.” 

Kelly lives in Sandusky with her husband, Andy, the chef at Edgewood Manor in Port Clinton, and their three children.  She and her husband also have a catering business, Ward Catering.  Coach Ward stated, “I am excited to come and coach at Port Clinton.  I love the area and look forward to this new opportunity to build a strong program.”

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PC Tennis Open

The PC Tennis open was held at the Verdi Von Thron courts at Port Clinton High School.  The champions and runners up by bracket are:

Boys 14U Singles:  Andrew Fillmore Champ, Jacob Koch 2nd

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Miller Ferry going green

Over the Fourth of July weekend, most passengers aboard the Miller Ferry showed off the familiar red, white and blue showcasing their patriotism.  The actual ferry boat itself however, will be showing off quite a different color: Green. 

In an effort to make their fleet more energy efficient and lower emissions, Miller Boat Line is proud to announce that they will now be using a 10% biofuel blend in two of their passenger/vehicle ferries hoping to someday increase that ferry number to four. 

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Kelleys Island Triathlon & Family Races

Kelleys Island Triathlon & Family Races will be held this summer on Sunday, July 13, at the Historic Village of Kelleys Island. This family friendly event has something to offer everyone as event day includes a Sprint Triathlon, Sprint Duathlon, 10k Run, 5k Run, Kids FUN Run, awards ceremony and a shoreline lunch. The courses for each event have been designed with two things in mind: safety and scenery. Regardless of which event participants are competing in they will be amazed by the rich landscape of Kelleys Island as they race through wooded preserves, open fields and breathtaking shorelines. Race Central can be seen from the Kelleys Island Ferry Dock so no taxi needed. 

This event will raise money for the Kelleys Island Emergency Services including the EMS, Police & Volunteer Fire Department. Everyone at All Sport FUNdamentals and the Village of Kelleys Island is looking forward to sharing this memorable day with participants. This event is organized by an All Sport FUNdamentals Certified USA Triathlon Race Director. 

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Vegetation clean up

Any chance the city or county could utilize county jail inmate trustees to clean off the vegetation on the stone walkway to the lake, out the east side of the Portage River? It is an eyesore that gives Port Clinton a black eye to anyone entering from the lake.

Ron Mayle

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