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Fishing poles needed

Main Street Port Clinton is looking for new/used fishing poles for the Kids Fishing Derby that is held every year during the Walleye Festival. Over 200 children participate and many children do not have their own fishing pole. This event is a great way for children to learn about fishing and spend quality time outdoors.  Main Street Port Clinton is a non-profit 501C3 charitable organization.  If you are interested in donating fishing poles, please contact 419-734-5503.

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PC lady bowlers go to 12-0 for the season

Port Clinton bowlers played host to Woodmore at Star Lanes at the Harbor Friday, Jan. 17, and emerged victorious in both matches.

The Lady Redskins, led by Alysia Zoeller’s 175-187, improved to 12-0 with a 2442-1996 win over Woodmore. Kassidy Mahler rolled games of 168-161, Reilly Wittman 156-171, Eryn Binder 139-172, and Sam Stroupe 166-145. Courtney Burner rolled 172-163 for the Wildcat Ladies and Emily Paul rolled 169-148.

“Our girls rebounded from a subpar performance yesterday with one of their better efforts today,” said Coach Black. “All the girls were pretty solid hitting the pocket and making spares. They rolled two 800 games and had 802 in Baker. That’s good bowling and after this tough last seven days they can rest.”

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Cheers for the Port Clinton Garage

We would like to give a big thank you to the people who work at the Port Clinton Garage. We’ve called about plowing our alley for both ourselves and the special education school bus and they listen and politely respond every time without complaint. Again, thank you to those answering our calls and the crew that responds. They are there immediately.

Mike and Bonnie Elias

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Rep. Redfern helps direct resources to protect Lake Erie from algal blooms

State Controlling Board member Rep. Chris Redfern (D-Catawba Island) voted to appropriate $599,967 on Monday to protect Ohio’s greatest natural resource, Lake Erie.

“Lake Erie is our most precious resource, and we must do everything possible to protect it for area residents, visitors and generations to come,” said Rep. Redfern. “Our natural wonder means more than just recreation. It generates some $11.5 billion in economic activity, and it is a source of life for countless wildlife and over 11 million people.”

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Practice scenarios help judges prepare for bench

Judges new to the Ohio bench participated in a dry run in December by donning a robe, grabbing a gavel, and conducting mock trials or arraignments during the Ohio Supreme Court’s New Judge Orientation, conducted by the Ohio Judicial College.

Phil Schopick, Judicial College program manager who works on the initial orientation session, said new common pleas judges presided over mock trials, while new municipal court judges conducted mock arraignments. Teams of veteran judges, including Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce Winters, played the roles of litigants and court personnel in the exercises.

The real-life scenarios are intended to teach new judges how to maintain control of the courtroom, among other challenges they will be faced with on the bench, Schopick said. Afterward, the experienced judges gave their feedback on how the new judge handled the proceeding.

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Foundation invites grant applications

The Ottawa County Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations in or serving Ottawa County to submit requests for grant funding to the Foundation. The Foundation makes grants to programs in the fields of education, social services, physical and mental health, safe and positive living environments, natural resources and the arts. The Foundation serves to provide for the enrichment of the quality of life in the Ottawa County community. Since its inception in 1999, the Foundation has awarded numerous grants through designated funds, scholarship funds and organizational funds.

Applicants should download the latest Guidelines for Grant Seekers and Grant Summary Form from the website at www.OttawaCCF.org.

Applications must be submitted via the U. S. Postal Service to: The Ottawa County Community Foundation, P. O. Box 36, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452. Applications must be post marked no later than March 15 to be considered.

For additional information, visit the foundation website or contact Joy Roth, President, at 419-261-0797, or Jon James at 419-707-9691

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Library of Congress selects Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial website

The United States Library of Congress has selected the Battle of Lake Erie website, battleoflakeerie-bicentennial.com, for inclusion in the Library's historic collection of Internet materials related to the War of 1812 Bicentennial. 

“We consider your website to be an important part of this collection and the historical record,” said the notification from the Library. “The Library hopes that you share its vision of preserving web materials about the War of 1812 Bicentennial and permitting researchers from across the world to access them.”

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Little Shop of Hair joins the Sutton Center family

Jaclyn Favro, in her new business Little Shop of Hair

Venturing out on her own after working in the industry of 15 years, Jaclyn Favro has found a welcome home for her new salon, Little Shop of Hair, at the Sutton Center in Port Clinton. She was working at Pin Ups Hair Studio on Madison St. until the shop was relocating to a smaller venue so Favro decided to explore her options. While visiting the Sutton Center, she saw an office vacancy and thought about the aspect of opening a small business in Port Clinton.

“Port Clinton is an embracing community. It’s a little bigger than where I am originally from (Oak Harbor) and they’re very supportive; especially of small business,” said Favro. “I thought my customers would miss the hustle and bustle of a big salon, but it’s nice to have a small, calm environment.”

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