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Port Clinton falls late to St. Mary CC, 44-37

Port Clinton's Keegan Lowe tries to shake free of a shirt tail tackle against St. Mary's
Photos and gallery, photo credit Bill Migala

So close, yet so far.

For the third time this season, the Port Clinton Redskins lost a game that they were leading in the second half, falling to St. Mary Central Catholic, 44-37, on Friday at True-Lay Stadium.

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Oak Harbor loses to Perkins in volleyball

The Oak Harbor varsity volleyball team lost to Perkins Monday night, 16 - 25, 21 - 25, 14 - 25.  Jordyn Thorp had 10 kills, Emma Bergman had 7 assists, Athena Eli had 23 of 27 playable serve receptions.  The Rockets play @ Margaretta for their last regular season game on Thursday.  The JV lost to Perkins in 2.

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Stars will be dancing for CASA

The Stars, seated, l-r: Carlos Mincheff, Angela Rahm, Pat Adkins. Standing: Ann Duez, Rich Riedmaier, Roseann Hickman. 

On Tuesday evening the Stars were introduced, the Stars who will be competing and dancing for CASA on Nov. 23. The popular Ottawa County Stars Dance for CASA will take place at the Camp Perry Conference Center near Port Clinton, beginning at 7:30 that evening. 

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PC boys soccer team posts 10th win

On Monday evening the Port Clinton boys soccer team posted their tenth win of the season. The final score was Port Clinton 8, Clyde 1. The goals for PC were supplied by Ben Heminger (1), Nathan Stubblefield (1), Simon Shulz (3), Josh Brown (1), Seth Taylor (1), and Blake Clemons (1). Assists were given by Josh Brown (3), Simon Shulz (2), Carter Rumball (1), and Nathan Stubblefield (1). PC had 14 shots on goal and Clyde had 4. Tytan Rumball had 3 saves in goal and Clyde’s goalie had 6.

Port Clinton’s record is 10-5-0 overall and 6-3-0 in conference play.

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Niagara on the Lake lesson

Let me tell you about our weekend in Niagara Falls, Canada. We arrived at dusk,in our room overlooking the Falls, waiting for the lights to come on over the Falls. We went to a very nice restaurant to overlook the Falls. No lights! Finally, the second evening, we deduced our United States government had turned off the lights, saving 1 Flip Switcher and annoying a lot of people. Our day included a beautiful short road trip to Niagara On The Lake. Oh, my, why can't Port Clinton take a lesson from this nostalgic, charming town.  Beautiful plantings on the sidewalks, inviting shops, galleries, ice cream, etc. This is a destination town. Why can't Port Clinton do the same! We have all the natural resources, but none of the enthusiasm! 

Wake up, Port Clinton!

Sandy Schaffner

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Mums on display at Schedel Arboretum & Gardens

The Schedel Arboretum & Gardens in Elmore planted 600 chrysanthemums along the driveway approaching the manor house recently. The mums are of various colors and were grown by Bench’s Greenhouse in Elmore, according to superintendant Jeff Saffran. The SA&G ceased planting the beautiful fall display a few years ago in an effort to save money. This year, however, thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation and a significant gift from the family of Marilyn Bandfield the tradition was restored.

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Magruder Hospital Adult Flu Shot Clinics

Magruder Hospital is announcing its flu shot schedule for this year. No appointment is required and the cost is $25 per person. Magruder can bill standard Medicare and some Medicare Advantage plans. For pediatric flu vaccinations, please check with your physician or the Ottawa County Health Department.

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Bicentennial numbers

By D. R. Zavagno, chairman of the Perry Group's Bicentennial Committee

Some numbers and feedback are coming in from the Bicentennial. Lake Erie Living Magazine announced “It’s with confidence that we declare the commemoration of the War of 1812 the best event ever on Lake Erie.” 

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Adamov book signing at Twisted Sister Saturday

Put-in-Bay novelist Bob Adamov will be signing books at Twisted Sisters Gallery in downtown Marblehead (next to Avery's Cafe) on Saturday, Oct 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bob Adamov is an American mystery adventure writer whose stories are based in the Lake Erie South Bass Island resort town of Put-in-Bay, the “Key West of the Midwest.” His novels follow the adventures of Washington Post investigative reporter, Emerson Moore, and are written in the style of Adamov’s favorite author, Clive Cussler. Adamov was the featured author at the 2006 Ernest Hemingway Days’ Literary Festival in Key West and named 2010′s Writer of the Year by the University of Akron’s Wayne College.  His first novel, Rainbow’s End, was a finalist as the top fiction novel for the 2003 Great Lakes Book Award competition that was won by the Pulitzer Prize-winner, Middlesex.

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