Hawaiian Luau for Spring Senior Day

Ottawa County Senior Resources and Magruder Hospital present this year’s Spring Senior Day Hawaiian Luau on Wednesday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camp Perry. This year’s entertainment will feature Ohana Aloha, a Polynesian dance troupe.  Ottawa County Senior Resources will also be awarding the 2014 Senior Hall of Fame awards.  In addition, there will be over 38 local vendor booths.  

Seniors are encouraged to wear their favorite Hawaiian outfit for the event.   Lunch will include:  Sweet and sour chicken over rice, tossed salad, tropical fruit, bread and Hawaiian coconut cake.  There are limited tickets available for this event.  

For more information or to purchase a ticket for the event, please contact your local Senior Center, Magruder Hospital Gift Shoppe or the main office of Senior Resources at 1-877-898-6458.


Drop-off locations accept unwanted medications

Ottawa County residents have had the opportunity to properly dispose of outdated, unwanted and unused medications for the past four years. In the fall of 2010, law enforcement agencies sponsored a Medication Take Back event. This event was a one-day collection held in the spring and fall. During those events 78 pounds of medication were collected. In the fall of 2012, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, along with local police departments, worked to create full-time collection drop-offs. Permanent drop-box containers have been available to Ottawa County residents since Oct. 1, 2012. In three months 358 pounds of unwanted medications were collected. In 2013, the program continued to grow and 1,075 pounds of medications were collected from county residents.


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.


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.


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


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.


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 


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.


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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