Fishing with the Women in Conservation

The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District, in cooperation with Tibbels Marina, is offering a special opportunity for women to take a chartered fishing trip out of Lakeside Marblehead. The trip will be held on Wednesday, July 16, from 5-9 p.m.  


Fishing poles and bait will be provided, as well as a boxed diner for the 4 hour fishing trip.  A fishing license will be required for the trip and are available for purchase at Tibbels Marina or at many other locations in the county.  A one day fishing license costs $11 and a resident fishing license is $19 (if you are 66 or older than the cost is $10).


The cost to attend the Fishing Trip for Women in Conservation is $35.  To reserve your spot for this evening of fun, fishing, and friends, please call 419-898-1595.


Ohio Clean Marinas encourages boaters to practice clean boating this summer

As boaters are uncovering their vessels and preparing them for another fun and exciting season, it is important to remember that certain activities, if not performed properly, can impact water and air quality. The Ohio Clean Marinas Program recommends that boaters follow Best Boater Practices- simple, effective actions that make a big difference in protecting our water resources. 

Clean boating tips for sanding and painting

•Use a drop cloth beneath the hull to catch sanding dust and paint drops when working over unpaved surfaces.

•Clean up all debris, trash, sanding dust, and paint chips immediately following any maintenance or repair activity. Dispose of captured debris in your regular trash at home or in designated receptacles at your marina.

•Paints, solvents, and reducers should be mixed far from the water’s edge and transferred to work areas in tightly covered containers of one gallon or less.

Clean boating tips for engine maintenance

•Keep engines properly tuned for efficient fuel consumption, clean exhaust, and economy.

•Keep an oil absorption pad in the bilge or below the engine to collect spilled products.

•Never dump waste oils and engine coolants on the ground or into storm drains, dumpsters, or open waters.

•Recycle used oil, oil filters, antifreeze and lead acid batteries.

Find more clean boating tips at the Ohio Clean Boater website.


Riverview Cruise-In Car Show June 29

Ottawa County Riverview HealthCare Campus will be hosting the Riverview Cruise-In Car Show on Sunday, June 29, from 2-5 p.m.

All makes and models of cars, trucks and bikes are welcome. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 50 entrants. Registration is just $5 and a best of show trophy will be awarded. DJ David Ninke will be playing and food will be available.

Any questions can be directed to Kimberly Geldien at the campus at 419-898-2851 or 419-732-3163 ext 6075.



Sherry & Chocolates a Success

Photo from left to right:  Karen Blizzard, past Club Red chair, Lynn Majce, current Club Red chair, Peggy Rolf, hostess, Cindy Amerine, Club Red founder, Beth Leggett, Red Cross director and Danis Putzbach, Club Red co-chair.



American Red Cross of Ottawa County’s Club Red held the 8th Annual “Sherry & Chocolates” event recently at the home of Eric and Peggy Rolf on Catawba Island. The annual membership drive event entertained 90 guests and was hosted by Club Red founder Cindy Amerine. The evening featured a tour of Eagle’s Ridge, the picturesque Rolf home. Guests also enjoyed music played by local pianist, Greg Fox.


Edgewood Manor receives Clinical Excellence Award for 12th straight year

Edgewood Manor Nursing Center has received the 2013 Covenant Care Clinical Indicator of Achievement Award for the 12th consecutive year in a row.


To qualify for the Covenant Care Clinical Indicator Achievement Award, a facility must meet several clinical standards of excellence.  Those standards include: exceeding all clinical indicators – chemical restraints, physical restraints, weight loss, and in-house acquired pressure ulcers.


Danbury 14U Baseball Team going to Regional League Championship Tournament

Front Row, left to right, Coach Mike Internicola, Tug Tibbels, Bryce Fletcher, Sam Perram, Jacob Internicola, Ben Driggers, Cade Wilhite, Noah Stys, Coach Keith Estes,  Back Row, left to right, Coach Doug Wahl, AJ Savona, Keval Petal, Alex Duez, Noah Calton, Logan Kenley, Justin Tibbels, Ryan Novotny, Coach Dan Driggers.

The Peninsula Youth Athletic League 14U Danbury youth baseball team sponsored by Tibbels Marina have had a very successful season in 2014.  They currently are undefeated during regular season play (15-0) and recently clinched the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) bid to the Regional Tournament in Cincinnati for the Rockets Little League. Communities in the Rocket Little League included Rossford, Northwood, Eastwood, Oregon, Eastwood, Oak Harbor, Fremont, and Port Clinton.


The Amazing Island Raise

The Amazing Island Raise kicked off 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, from The Catawba Inn. 33 teams of raisers headed to Put-in-Bay on the noon Miller Ferry to race around the island just like the Amazing Race. These teams solved clues and completed challenges to win prizes while raising funds and awareness for Joyful Connections and Ottawa County CASA. These two children’s charities support and advocate for families and children in crisis.

This is the second season of The Amazing Raise-Put-in-Bay style and the number of teams and individuals participating has more than doubled! Joyful Connections and CASA would like to thank the sponsors, teams and all who have supported this great event!

Thank you,

Joyful Connections and Ottawa County CASA



Rifle Small Arms Firing School returns to CMP Matches

Learn how to fire a real M16 rifle in a safe and relaxed environment at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Rifle Small Arms Firing School (SAFS), held Wednesday, July 16-17, during the National Rifle and Pistol Matches at historic Camp Perry.


The school is structured toward teaching new shooters, so no past firearm experience is required. Students will learn basic instruction and firing practices, competition skills and live range firing, as well as compete in a real M16 EIC Match at the conclusion of the clinic. Intermediate shooters are also welcome to participate in this fun and exciting opportunity.


Leadership Ottawa County 2014 graduates


The Board of Directors and Alumni of Leadership Ottawa County would like to extend a warm congratulation to the graduating class of 2014.  LOC’s annual graduation commenced on Wednesday, May 21, at the CIC Club House to recognize the hard work that this year’s class put in to successfully implement their class project, Pop-Up Talent.  


The Graduation ceremony started with social hour, followed by dinner and then a presentation of the class’s project by members of the class.  This year’s class project involved a fundraiser to help support United Way’s Lake Erie Adventure Play Program that encourages creative problem solving skills in child-directed play using recyclable items.  The event was held in April and showcased local celebrity talents where fun was had by all.  


During the graduation ceremony, the LOC board presents the annual Leadership Award to a member of the LOC Alumni.  This year’s award goes to Eryn Bauer Sanders – Rural Outreach Coordinator with The Ability Center of Ottawa County  for her incredible and selfless acts of leadership that have helped to improve the lives of individuals and their families with disabilities in rural communities.


Following the Leadership Award announcement, each class member was presented with a picture plaque to recognize successful completion of the LOC year. 2014 class members included:


Diane Ball        OSS Solid Waste District

Kathy BergerTerra Community College

Laurie Cleaver        Ottawa County Transportation Agency

Kathy Dale        Danbury Twp. Zoning

Steve Hall         First Energy

Steve LangeOttawa County Sanitary Dept.

Dawn Segaard   Ottawa County Board of DD

Vern Shepherd    Lakeside United Methodist Church

Amy Simkus Stein Hospice

Becky Simpson  Ottawa Soil & Water District

Kirsten Trammel Otterbein North Shore 

Andrew Wells     Kroger

Leadership Ottawa County is a non-profit organization that seeks to develop, strengthen, and enrich effective leaders within Ottawa County through an annual community leadership development program.  To learn more about this program or to apply for enrollment for the 2015 class, please go to

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