PCMS Mission to the Moon

Port Clinton Middle School students Mason McDougall and Caden Chapman work to complete their portion of the “Mission to the Moon” during a field trip to Challenger Learning Center in Oregon, Ohio.

On Dec. 20 a group of thirty-two Port Clinton Middle School sixth grade students traveled to the Challenger Learning Center in Oregon, Ohio, to complete a space mission simulation. The trip was sponsored by the North Point ESC as a part of their STEM initiative to increase student enthusiasm about math, science and technology. The Challenger Center specifically designed this simulation program to provide an authentic encounter that increases the principles of teamwork, responsible decision-making, problem-solving and communication. Students were immersed in a realistic Mission Control and Space Station environment with computer consoles, communication headsets, continuous messages on the loud speakers, electronic messages, teammates they could only see on video monitors, emergency sounds and flashing lights and hands-on activities at science stations. 


John Madison recognized for professional leadership

John Madison of the Frederick Agency, Inc. was recently recognized for professional leadership and advanced knowledge by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC), a leading national insurance professional organization.

Mr. Madison was awarded a certificate marking more than fifteen years of participation as a designated CIC, which requires annual completion of advanced education and training.


Oak Harbor girls pulls away from Danbury

Behind a strong third quarter, Oak Harbor pulled away to defeat Danbury, 66-38, in non-conference action on Monday.

Holding a 30-20 lead at halftime, the Rockets (15-3) pulled away by outscoring the Lakers 22-7 in the third quarter.

Oak Harbor forward Andrea Cecil led all scorers with 31 points and scored in a variety of ways, inside and out on the perimeter. Athena Eli and Emma Barney helped to pace the Rocket attack with 10 points apiece.

Megan Stephens led Danbury (8-10) with 10 points and Cassidy Rhodes finished with eight.


OH boys fall to Clyde, 46-37

Holding a two-point lead at halftime, Oak Harbor was outscored by 18 points in the third quarter as Clyde rallied to win, 46-37, in their Sandusky Bay Conference matchup.

The Rockets (5-12, 0-10 SBC), who led 17-15 at halftime, were outscored, 20-2, in the third quarter by the Fliers, who led 35-19 after three quarters. Oak Harbor did win the fourth quarter, 18-11, to make the final score more respectable.

Deshawn Johnson led the Rockets with 11 points and Andre Ramsey, Tyler Sievert and Andy Rathbun finished with six points apiece.

Colin Rieman led all scorers with 14 points and Derek Gray had 13 for Clyde (11-3, 6-2), which has won seven of its last eight games.


PCHS DECA Students head to State Competition

Port Clinton High School DECA students are all smiles at the District 2 competition at BGSU since many will be moving on to the State competition.  

Port Clinton High School DECA competed at the DECA District 2 competition on Jan. 30 at Bowling Green State University.  The following PCHS students qualified for the State Competition to be held in Columbus on March 14–15:

1st place:  Jacob Reed, Marketing Management; Eryn Nason, Retail Merchandising; Madi Baxter & Claire Zielinski, Fashion Merchandising.

2nd Place:  Alexis Cash, Advertising Campaign; Nathan Haghiri, Automotive Services; Ashlynn Slauterbeck, Business Services; John Morton, Sports & Entertainment; Dylan Spears, Principles of Marketing.



The city of Port Clinton has endured a harsh winter so far and we all look forward to spring. It is time for the city to take steps to insure a sound financial year approaching through our efforts to see that the city moves forward with economic steps; jobs and infrastructure improvements.

As you can see by now, the tourists have left and the city begins to sleep until the spring. Many businesses have a rough time making it through these months.


Construction of new docks on Put-In-Bay frozen in its tracks

Aerial view of the docks: Photo by Mark Hablitzel

A 5.6 million dollar project is underway on Put-In-Bay to replace and renovate 905 ft. of existing docks and construct 590 ft. of new floating docks with 2,246,000 dollars worth of grants from the federal government. The renovation and addition to the docks will give a much needed overhaul for transient boaters that come to Put-In-Bay. In compliance with the grant, installation of new lighting connections as well as electrical, water and fire protection improvement must be done on the existing and proposed docks.

“This federal award, especially combined with the state funds, will provide even greater access to the boating community,” said Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur at the announcement of the grant last April. “Put-in-Bay is truly one of the crown jewels. Its docks are basically the front door to the community and everything it has to offer.” 


Port Clinton Schools Terrific Kids for January

In cooperation with the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club, Port Clinton City Schools recognizes outstanding elementary students as Terrific Kids.  Terrific Kids are selected in each class each month to recognize students for working to the best of their ability to improve academic performance, behavior, relationships with peers, honesty and attendance.

The following have been honored as Terrific Kids for January, 2014:


“Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice and Survival” screening Feb. 7

A special screening of “Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice and Survival”, the follow up film to the documentary, “Heroes Behind the Badge” will be shown in on Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Port Clinton High School.  This film features the stories of the fallen and also focuses on the stories of those who have been critically injured in the line of duty and have survived.  This documentary educates and highlights the unselfish acts of bravery the men and women of law enforcement commit each day on the job.   Thanks to a partnership with the NLEOMF, active duty police officers, retired officers and family members of the fallen, audiences canl experience what it’s really like to walk the thin blue line.

The net proceeds from this special screening will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Fund, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #79 and Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge #34. This screening in Port Clinton is part of the “Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice and Survival” national tour of special screenings.

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