Art Walk: Ecogreen Sculptures July 24

More than 35 artists, a diverse group of musicians, Lake Erie Adventure Play (LEAP) and a farmer’s market will be featured at the Art Walk this Thursday, July 24, in downtown Port Clinton. The free family-friendly downtown art celebration features artists, live music and galleries, restaurants and other businesses taking part on the fourth Thursday of each month, from 5-8 p.m.


COSI joins the 2014 Ottawa County Fair

A mobile science spot from COSI Columbus joined the 2014 Ottawa County Fair on Sunday, July 20.  This was the first time COSI was involved with the fair.  The completely mobile operation consisted of self-led kiosks highlighting brain teasers, laws of science, and scientific methods.  COSI staff was also in attendance to assist children with the kiosks and other activities throughout the space.


Antique tractor display and games at the Ottawa County Fair

Chris Brandt with his co-pilot during the box the chain competition

Joe Hartlaub securing Adam Gyde’s blindfold for the obstacle course

Byron Cook and Sheldon Miller ready for the blindfolded obstacle course

On Saturday, July 19, the old tractors in the antique tractor display got a chance to have it out at the tractor games. 

There was a slow race where tractors would see how slow they could go without stalling out. In addition to the slow race, there was a fast race where the driver has to start their tractor, hop on and fly to the finish line. The fast race sounds easy, but not all of the old tractors are easy to start. There was also a barrel push where the tractor and driver roll a barrel from one line to another measured by speed.


Mandatory meeting for PCHS fall athletes and parents

There will be a mandatory meeting for all Port Clinton High School Fall sport athletes and their parents.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the PCHS Performing Arts Center.  Ohio High School Athletic Association requires these mandatory parent-athlete meetings.  

Please call PCHS Athletic Department at 419-734-2147 with any questions.


Debra Garrard installed as District Nine President

Marblehead VFW POST 7572 Ladies Auxiliary President Debra Garrard was installed on June 15 as one of twelve District Presidents for the state of Ohio at the state convention held in Perrysburg June 11 through June 15.  

Attending her impressive installation ceremony were her husband Mike Garrard,  who pinned Deb’s District Nine Ribbon on her;  daughters Jessica Garrard and Holly Garber, Commander of 7572 Bob Peroni and wife Alice Peroni, Vickie Kozak,  Darlene Novak and her mentors from Clyde’s Auxiliary 3343 and representatives of District Nine. 

Deb will be overseeing 21 different auxiliaries that are located in that district.   This is a huge honor with immense responsibilities.

The Marblehead VFW Post 7572 Ladies Auxiliary is so very proud of her and wish her a successful 2014-2015 term as District-Nine President.



Blood drive August 12

Ottawa County Riverview HealthCare Campus, 8180 West State Route 163, Oak Harbor, is having a blood drive on Tuesday, August 12, from 1-6 p.m.

Those donating blood will receive a coupon for $10 off Cedar Point Admission while supplies last.

Appointments are requested.  To schedule an appointment, please contact the information desk at 419-898-2851 ext. 6075 until 6:30 p.m.

Blood is especially needed this time of year, please schedule your donation today.


Small Business Basics seminars set for August

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, “Small Business Basics,” that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.

This seminar will take the confusion out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Learn the basics of: name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.


OSS Grant Enhances Community Room

The Portage Township Community Room was originally an unused garage area that the trustees decided to make available to residents for private gatherings such as birthday parties, reunions, and other family gatherings.  The hall received sporadic use but, it was basically a two-car garage in which to hold family activities.

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