FOPA casino bus trip September 7

The Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge #34 is hosting a casino bus trip on Sunday, September 7.  The bus will depart from Port Clinton City Hall parking lot at 10 a.m. for Horseshoe Casino Cleveland.  Tickets are $40 and include $25 free play upon arrival at the casino.  We will depart the casino at approximately 4 p.m.  

Raffles and 50/50 chances will be played on the trip to the casino.  This is a fundraiser for the countywide Police Memorial to be constructed in the future.  

Tickets are available at Perfect Color, 90 N. Madison Street or by phone 419-308-4690.


Ava’s Labor of Love

The parents and extended family of Ava Arnold would like to thank all who donated supplies or time, brought their beautiful cars to show off, or came and supported them this past Saturday at Ava's Labor of Love at Waterworks Park. A huge thank you to The Compassionate Friends for overseeing the event! 

People were loving the raffle items that were all donated by local businesses and friends, and thank everyone who won for picking up their prizes so quickly. The event was a huge success and we are looking forward to making it a yearly tradition. Check out Ava's labor of love on Facebook and let us know if there are new things you would like to see at next year's fundraiser. 

Ava even paid us a little visit while cleaning up and sent a rainbow to brighten the already beautiful day we were blessed with! 

If someone you know is suffering from a mitochondrial disorder contact the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, they are such a wonderful organization full of knowledge and support. They are always excepting donations for research, thank you for making a difference in the life of another child with a mitochondrial disorder and honoring the life of our little Ms. Ava. 

Carmen Richards
Port Clinton


Air Show

I grew up in San Diego. We lived on the flight path to Lindburg field in the 1940's and 1950's I went to Bassett’s last weekend when the air show was going on. The sounds of the old planes brought back happy memories. I hope they come back next year. 

Thanks to everyone who worked to put on the event.

Alberta Seymour
Oak Harbor


Community calendar September 4-10

Thursday Sept 4

Port Clinton Chamber Business After Hours
What: Appetizers, drinks and networking
When: 5-7 p.m.
Where: PJ’s Grille and Bar, 17 N. Monroe St., Port Clinton
Info: 419-734-5503

The Listening Room Local at The Loft
What: Tapas, drinks, and singer-songwriter live entertainment
When: 7 p.m.
Where: The Loft at Cielo Grande, 117 Madison St., Port Clinton
Cost: Two drink or one tapas plate purchase
Info: 419-967-9084


Annual St. Boniface School golf scramble set for Sept. 13

St. Boniface Catholic School is pleased to host for the second year a special golf scramble on Saturday, September 13, at Oak Harbor Golf Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Boniface students, programs and services in all grades, Pre-K through 7. 

Cost to participate in the scramble is $280 per team of four and includes golf, cart rental, light breakfast, lunch and eight drink tickets. Individual registration is also available for $70 and players will be assigned to a team prior to the scramble. A shotgun start will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m.

By registering, players will receive a super ticket and a free gift; a chance to beat the pro with Oak Harbor Golf Club’s own Matthew Jennings; golf balls blessed prior to the start by Father Tim Ferris, pastor at St. Boniface Catholic Church; and many more fun activities!

Individual hole sponsorships are also available. 

Registration is required and checks must be received by Thursday, August 28.  For more information and to register please call event chairs Nancy Thompson at 419-607-3330 or Judith Meyer-Hall 419-276-1255.


Waterfowl hunting dates approved by Ohio Wildlife Council

Ohio’s waterfowl hunting zones were simplified for waterfowl hunters after the 2014-2015 season dates and bag limits were approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council on Wednesday, August 20.

The South Zone, North Zone and Lake Erie Marsh Zone remain the same for waterfowl hunting, but the Lake Erie Goose Zone that previously covered mush of northeast Ohio was removed. Also new this year, the canvasback daily bag limit was reduced to one.


Ottawa County Wildlife Officer awarded Mississippi Flyway Council’s Ohio Officer of the Year

L to R: Scott Zody, Chief of the Division of Wildlife and State Wildlife Officer Reid Van Cleve.

State Wildlife Officer Reid Van Cleve, assigned to Ottawa County, has been named Mississippi Flyway Waterfowl Protection Officer of the Year for Ohio by the Mississippi Flyway Council’s Law Enforcement Committee, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

“Officer VanCleve is very deserving of the Mississippi Flyway Waterfowl Protection Officer of the Year Award,” said Kevin Newsome, Field Supervisor for the ODNR Division of Wildlife. “Ottawa County has some of the best waterfowl hunting in Ohio, and Reid takes his responsibility of enforcing waterfowl hunting regulations very seriously.” 


PCHS Looking For Alumni Band Members For September 26

Pictured from the 2013 Alumni Band night are Amy Magi, Sonya Culp Zimmerman and Carol Streeter Fox.

Port Clinton High School Marching Band Alumni are invited to dust off their horn and join in the fun of the Annual Alumni Band Night.   The Alumni Band will perform with the PCHS Marching band during halftime of the football game vs. Margaretta on September 26.  There is no All- School Reunion this year, however, alumni will be in attendance for the Athletic Hall of Fame introductions of Scott Rickel, Class of 1993 and the 1976 Redskin Football team that evening.

To get involved in this year’s Alumni Band Night, please visit the school district website at and find link to the online registration form under the “News” section.  If you have questions please contact Jan Gluth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 419-732-2102, ext. 8.


WSOS now enrolling preschoolers

With a new school year approaching, applications for children birth to four years old are now being accepted at each of the nine preschool centers operated by WSOS. The centers are located in Genoa, Port Clinton, Fremont, Clyde, Bowling Green, Perrysburg/Rossford, Bascom, Fostoria and Pemberville.

Options available to parents who enroll their children at WSOS include full day and half day classes and/or home visitation services. Services are also available at some centers for babies and toddlers through the Early Head Start program.

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