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Waterworks Park

For over 30 years I have summered in the Port Clinton area. During that time, I have watched the shrinking Lake Erie coastline being taken over by condominiums and hotels that are for the most part vacant from September to May. And now the last public shoreline is being considered for development of the same. With heartfelt pleading, I beg of you to not let this happen.

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Port Clinton kindergarten

Port Clinton City School District student Logan Tupa is hard at work in the kindergarten classroom. Tuesday, Sept. 3, was the first day all kindergarten students attended even though school started August 26. To ease the transition into kindergarten, the school district has a staggered start for the youngest students.

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Federal Duck Stamp events at ONWR and Maumee Bay

The Federal Duck Stamp, also known as the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, is selected by distinguished judges from hundreds of submitted works of art each year.  For every dollar sold, 98 cents are used for the lease and purchase of critical habitat for waterfowl, wetland birds and other wildlife. To date, the Federal Duck Stamp is one of the world’s most successful wildlife conservation programs, raising $850 million to preserve 6.5 million acres of habitat.

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'Building Doctors' will be making rounds in Port Clinton Sept. 26-27

Main Street Port Clinton and the Ohio Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio Historical Society will sponsor a Building Doctor Clinic for old-building owners in the Port Clinton area on Sept. 26-27.

The clinic features Building Doctors Justin Cook and Scott McIntosh of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office. It begins with a free seminar on Thursday evening, Sept. 26, from 7-9 p.m. at the Commodore Perry Inn, 255 Lakeshore Dr., Port Clinton. Open to all old-building owners in the area, the seminar will feature guidelines for renovation projects and ways to solve some of the most common problems of buildings dating from 1800 to 1955.

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A free library card is your ticket to back-to-school savings

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Ida Rupp Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that students have the most import school supply of all, a free library card. Resources at the Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton are available to anyone who has a library card.

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Oak Harbor volleyball team wins tri-match

Oak Harbor Varsity volleyball team defeated Danbury in two on Saturday, 25-19, 25-18.  The Rockets also defeated Lake in three, 25-16, 23-25, 25-18.  Jordyn Thorp led the Rockets  with 25 kills.  Annie Quisno provided 28 assists, and Athena Eli added 31 digs.  

The JV also defeated both Danbury and Lake.

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The Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie, Sept. 10

The National Park Service continues to commemorate the Bicentennial of The Battle of Lake Erie, fought between American and British navies during the War of 1812. This battle was a decisive American victory led by Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry from the safe harbor at South  Bass Island on Sept. 10, which led to a long-lasting peace between the United States, Great  Britain, and Canada. 

A series of events will take place at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

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Port Clinton Council

There is a lot of talk around town right now about council members and what their personal convictions are concerning Mike Rose and Washington Properties' development of Water Works Park. I would like to remind everyone that the elected representatives of Port Clinton are here to represent the people which they serve. Personal beliefs and interests of council members should have no part in making decisions and choices for Port Clinton residents. 

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