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Oak Harbor Community Cleanup Day May 3

The 4th Annual Oak Harbor Community Cleanup Day is on May 3.  Service clubs, youth groups, homeowner associations, community groups, businesses, families and individuals are encouraged to take part in this annual event. The goal is to clean up debris and trash from the downtown community. Community Markets will be providing the dumpsters. All volunteers will be meeting in the back of Community Markets parking lot at 9 a.m. and will clean until approximately11 a.m. If you or your group would like to sign up, call the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce office at 419-898-0479.

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March successful in raising awareness of people with disabilities

The month of March proved to be very successful in raising awareness of developmental disabilities in Ottawa County and all across the State of Ohio. Locally, the Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities (OCBDD) raised awareness through this year’s theme of “Ability @ Work” by featuring David Salyers, service clerk at Community Markets, on billboards throughout the county and an up close interview. David’s popularity has grown as pictures of him spread quickly on the web. Members of the community commented on what a great guy he is and people were asking him for autographs. Even people that didn’t know David before were getting the opportunity to know him. Like many others served by the Ottawa County Board of DD, David has a lot to offer the community.  

On March 16 the OCBDD and the Port Clinton Knights of Columbus #1750 teamed together to host a pancake and sausage breakfast with the proceeds going to Port Clinton High School scholarships. The main focus was to raise awareness and show that people with developmental disabilities are a part of the community. The breakfast showcased display boards of individuals working in the community, showing their “Ability @ Work”. Many individuals and their families supported the breakfast and volunteered their services. One volunteer enjoyed his role so much that he decided to join forces with the Port Clinton Knights of Columbus and volunteered to work at their Friday night fish fries.

It just goes to prove that given the opportunity to be included in the community; people with disabilities shine, not only through their smiles, but also through their work. Next year’s pancake breakfast is set for Sunday, March 15. Until then, look for ways to give people with disabilities the chance to be part of your life and part of the community.

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Fishing derby at Walleye Festival

The Skipper Bud’s Kids Fishing Derby at the Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival is scheduled for Sunday, May 25 at 12 p.m.  This will be a free, family oriented event and it will take place at the Derby Pond at Waterworks Park.

All children ages 12 and under are invited to participate.  Trophies for each age group will be awarded in each of the following categories: longest, shortest, most fish caught, and most unique.  Trophies will be presented in the Entertainment Tent immediately following the derby.

A limited number of fishing poles will be provided.  Children are encouraged to bring their lucky pole!  Bait will also be provided.

Each registrant will receive a goody bag.  Registration begins day of the event at 11 a.m. at Derby Pond.  Please complete the registration form in advance and bring with you day of event to help expedite registration process.

Registration forms for the Skipper Bud’s Kids Fishing Derby can be picked up at the Main Street Port Clinton office located at 110 Madison Street in downtown or by downloading the form at the Walleye Festival website www.walleyefestival.com.

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Edgewood Manor to host joint replacement class

Edgewood Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center will be hosting a Joint Replacement Class on April 28 at 6 p.m.  The class will be held at Edgewood Manor, 1330 S. Fulton Street, Port Clinton. 

The class will contain a wide variety of information pertaining to joint replacement procedures.  Topics will be useful for individuals at various stages, from those considering undergoing a joint replacement to those that have scheduled their procedure.  Michael Lopez, Rehabilitation Director, will be on hand to answer questions and concerns about the rehabilitation process.

Light refreshments will be provided.  For questions or to make a reservation,by April 25, call 419.734.5506.

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Daisy Run 5K to be held May 10

The Marblehead Bank is announcing their 10th Annual 5K Daisy Run/Walk.

The race is scheduled for Saturday, May 10. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the race beginning at 9 a.m. Cost for the event is $15 if entered before April 28 and $18 the day of the event. 

The 5K starts at the Marblehead V.F.W. Post 7572, 421 W. Main St., Marblehead. This is an out and back course which passes the Lakeside Daisy Preserve. This year all proceeds from the race will be divided between The Danbury Township Police Department and The Marblehead Police Department. You can pick up a race application at either of The Marblehead Bank branches or at www.marbleheadbank.com. 

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Bay Township Pork Chop BBQ

On Sunday, April 27, the Bay Township Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their annual Pork Chop BBQ from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. (or until sold out). The price for a two chop dinner is $8 and the price of a one chop dinner is $7. The dinners are available for dine in or carry out. The event will be held at the Bay Township Hall which is located on State Route 53, just south of Port Clinton.

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PC boys tennis team loses to Huron

Port Clinton boys tennis team played Huron Thursday in an SBC Match at Huron.  The Redskins lost 1-4. This moved PC to 2-5 (1-2).

Noah Cross played another tough match and lost to a very strong opponent. Ryan Norgard stepped up to play #2 singles and lost a heartbreaker. A third set was replaced by a Super Tiebreaker to move the match along as the team result had been decided. The match was very back and forth but Ryan came up on the wrong end.  Ellis Adolph struggled with Patrick Dusza’s net game at third singles.  Will Mercurio stepped into #1 doubles with Tristan Auxter and they lost to a very strong doubles team.  Cameron King and Dean Colston executed the game plan of attacking the net very well in their victory at #2 doubles.

The scores were as follows:

1st Singles:  Jake Guerrero (H) def. Noah Cross (PC) 6-1, 6-2
2nd Singles:   Benji Battiste (H) def. Ryan Norgard (PC) 3-6, 6-4, 10-6
3rd Singles:  Patrcik Dusza (H) def. Ellis Adolph (PC) 6-1, 6-2
1st Doubles:  Jake Lehrer/Ben Schoewler (H) def. Will Mercurio/Tristan Auxter (PC) 6-2, 6-2
2nd Doubles:   Cameron King/Dean Colston (PC) def. Jack Springer/Nick Swope 7-6(5), 6-2

PC JV winners:

Steven Kast/Simon Shultz
Avery Dackermann/Anthony Paradiso
Jacob Koch/Thomas Keville
Alex St. Leger/Corban Trick

Port Clinton next plays in the PC Doubles tournament Saturday at 4 p.m.

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St. Joseph’s to celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy

St. Joseph Catholic Church will celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. The hour of prayer will include scripture readings and songs of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Veneration of the Image of Divine Mercy, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Litany of Praise and prayers for the church. The event will be led by St. Joseph Choir. Refreshments and fellowship will follow in the church hall.

St. Joseph Catholic Church is located at 822 Barclay St., Marblehead.

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29 Area Businesses Receive Safety Awards

The Ottawa County Safety Council held its annual CEO Breakfast meeting at CIC on Wednesday, April 16.  Twenty nine county businesses received safety awards from Ohio BWC for safety council membership and safe business practices.  The awards include a certificate and a rebate check on their workers’ compensation premiums.

The following Safety Council Members received a safety council recognition award certificate:

• T. Emmett, LLC

• Ackerman Industrial Equipment

• Adfilm LLC

• Alpha Coatings, Inc.

• Bay Point Management Corporation

• Bassett's Market

• C Nelson Mfg.

• CC & G Enterprises, Inc.

• City of Port Clinton

• D & G Focht Construction Co.

• Danbury Local School

• Danbury Township

• Graymont Dolime (OH) Inc.

• Interstate Road Management

• Machining Technologies Inc.

• Magruder Hospital

• Materion Brush Inc.

• Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce

• Ottawa Improvement Corporation

• Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce

• Port Clinton Manufacturing Co.

• Riverside Machine & Automation Inc.

• Terra Community College

• The Muffler Smiths, Inc.

• Tiger Material Handling Corp.

• Trilogy Healthcare of Ottawa County

• Village of Marblehead

• Village of Oak Harbor

• Zink Calls. Inc.

OCSC is sponsored by the Ottawa County Improvement Corp.  For information about the Safety Council, please visit the Ottawa County Safety Council website at www.ocic.biz/ottawa-county-safety-council. If you would like to become a Safety Council Member, please contact Jessica Kowalski at 419-898-6242 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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