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A child’s death is not what we expect from life’s natural course of events. We assume that children outlive their parents and when this unthinkable tragedy occurs, it is hard to imagine that anything can make a family whole again or allow us to move forward with our lives. 

A little over a year ago we imagined a place of solitude, a place to reflect and a place to remember our children. We wanted to create a place to soften the sadness of visitors who needed a special place to honor the memory of their child. Our dreams came true last year when we were granted permission to build such a place at the southwest corner of Lakeview Park. Our Children’s Memorial became a reality.

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Sheriff’s office announces extra patrols during Halloween

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrols Oct. 25-Nov. 1, to promote safety among drivers and draw awareness to the other traffic on the roadways. The Deputies will enforce all traffic laws with emphasis on impaired driving.

The Deputies’ overtime is part of a grant received by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.

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PC NHS Adopt-a-Road cleanup

Port Clinton High School National Honor Society collected trash this past Sunday, Oct. 13, as part of their semi-annual Adopt-a-Road campaign. They collected approximately 45 lbs. of trash along Gill Road. 

Pictured left to right are: Row 1-Amber Wuersig, Halee Jones, Morgan McGlothlin; Row 2-McKenzie Stine, Cheyenne Meek, Ericka Castillo, Alyane Herevia, Cameron King, Eryn Binder, Allison Gilleland, Alyssa Araguz, Kathryn Mueller; and Row 3-Gracey Stewart, Andrew Cline, Gabe DeFreitas, Michael Lay, Nick Reineck.

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Lori Clune graduates from National Courts program

CCE graduate Lori Clune is center right, directly above Justice O’Neill.  

Oak Harbor resident Lori Freimark Clune was among 37 court administrators, clerks, chief probation officers, and program managers from courts throughout Ohio to receive the Certified Court Executive credential on Friday, Sept. 27, from the Court Management Program (CMP).  The program was developed by the Institute for Court Management, the educational arm of the National Center for State Courts. 

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Ian Kyle is PCHS Student of the Month

Port Clinton High School recently announced the Student of the Month for October is Ian Kyle. Ian has been involved in a wide variety of extracurricular activities during the past four years at PCHS. He is a member of Leadership Council, Touch of Class, and last Spring joined Drama Club with a part in the musical, “Back to the 80’s”. Ian serves as the Treasurer of National Honor Society and the Vice President of International Club. In addition, he has been a four year member of the Redskin Basketball Team, Baseball Team and three years on the Boys Soccer Team.

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Healing Lake Erie with in-stream sediment collectors

One of the major problems for Lake Erie is the runoff that happens when there is a heavy rain. The soil runs off the fields and yards, into the streams and rivers, and out to the lake, carrying with it soil and nutrients, some of which also contribute to algae blooms. The farmer loses valuable topsoil and nutrients. The streams and lake fill with silt, damaging fish and wildlife habitat and necessitating dredging that further damages stream and lake beds and shorelines.

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Black competes in first collegiate bowling tournament

Port Clinton graduate and Davenport University Freshman Sean Black competed in his first collegiate bowling tournament last weekend at the 43rd Midwest Collegiate Tournament. Black had a total of 1641 for 8 games (205 average) and led the team in scoring on the second day of competition with zero open frames.

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Bataan students learn fire safety

Students at Bataan Memorial Primary Elementary learned about Fire Safety the week of Oct. 7. Bay Township Fire Department visited with Grade 2 students on Friday, Oct. 11. Pictured here are Gage Johnson, Miranda McDougall and Camden Redd with Firefighter Doug McDougall. 

Earlier in the week Port Clinton Fire Department visited with all kindergarten and Grade 1 students. Students enjoyed seeing the fireman’s gear up close along with the Fire Trucks.See more pictures and short video of the visit at www.pccsd.net under the “News”.

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Lighthouse Festival

The Lighthouse Festival in Lakeside and Marblehead celebrated the bounty and the beauty of a perfect fall weekend in Ottawa County; the majesty of the Marblehead lighthouse; the talents of local entertainers, cooks, vendors, artisans and re-enactors; the simple pleasures of childhood; and the hospitality and camaraderie of friends and neighbors.

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Funding sought to build walk path in Port Clinton

On Tuesday, the WSOS Board of Directors gave its approval to WSOS staff to apply for $30,000 from the Ohio Capitol Corporation for Housing Place-Based Strategies Fund. These funds will be used to demolish one or more blighted structures in the Conestoga West area of Port Clinton. The demolition would be an effort to improve the park area of the neighborhood and create a walk and bike path for the children who live there. This neighborhood borders on a tax credit development, Port Clinton Pointe, which WSOS contributed to constructing.

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