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Walleye 5K Run/Walk to be held May 26

The 2013 Walleye Run/Walk will be held on May 26 in Port Clinton. The Run/Walk begins at 10 a.m. with registration beginning at 9 a.m. at the Jefferson Street Pier. Awards and prizes will be given at the Walleye Festival Tent.

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Shrink wrap recycling

In 2012, the Ohio Shrink Wrap Recycling Program collected over 300,000 pounds of shrink wrap from more than 125 participants. Thanks to an innovative recycling program launched by Ohio Sea Grant in partnership with Mondo Polymer Technologies Inc. of Reno, Ohio, more than 2 million pounds of plastic shrink wrap have been recycled since 2006. This discarded shrink wrap has been kept out of Ohio landfills and recycled into the manufacture of nearly 300,000 highway guardrail blocks by Mondo Polymer Technologies that help make over 350 miles of Ohio roadways safer and reduce landfill content.

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OCIC recognizes business leaders

Each year, the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation recognizes outstanding companies and individuals that have demonstrated success in business and have contributed to the growth and vitality of Ottawa County.

Awards are given in categories for small business (1 to 25 employees), medium business (26 to 100 employees) and large business (101 plus employees), business of the year, Bill Mack business leader, economic development partner, personal achievement, entrepreneur of the year, and volunteer of the year. A committee of OCIC Trustees reviewed and determined the award winners, who were honored in ceremonies on Wednesday at Camp Perry.

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Port Clinton Citizens: Don’t be a “Grasshole!”

It’s that time of year again.  When lawns grow inches overnight and pent-up homeowners respond furiously with their lawnmowers.  Bless their hearts for keeping our neighborhoods trim and good-looking.

But, as you join this noble troop, please keep in mind that your lawn clippings belong in your lawn – not in our streets.  

Every year, inconsiderate people (called “Grassholes”) blow their grass into our streets.  Consequences of their thoughtlessness include:

  • clogging our already-overburdened storm sewers,
  • grass flowing into the Lake, adding to our algae problem,
  • “slippery” pavements for motorcycle and bicycle riders,
  • just plain ugly streets and neighborhoods.

So please, please, don’t be a Grasshole yourself.  And if you see one, gently educate them by giving them two beeps of your car horn (for Grass … Hole.)  Possibly they’re not as inconsiderate as they seem to be.

Yours for cleaner streets, 
Jeffrey H. Bryden

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Port Clinton Volleyball Camp is June 12-14

Port Clinton High School Volleyball Coaching Staff and high school players will host a Volleyball Camp in the PCHS Gymnasium on June 12-14. Camp times are 9-11 a.m. for grades 3, 4 and 5; 11:30am–1:30 p.m. for grades 6, 7 & 8.   Campers will partake in various drills and games to help shape their volleyball skills and techniques; cost is $30 per player.

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PCHS DECA headed to Nationals

Port Clinton High School held a send off for their DECA National Qualifiers on Monday. Anaheim-bound are (L to R) Jacob Reed, Sean Black, Caitlin Behrens, Chris Stokes, Jason Mueller. Mr. Bill Hollister (not pictured) is the DECA Advisor.

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Welcome Doors are appearing around Ottawa County

The Welcome Doors are beginning to appear around Ottawa County. The Doors, a project of the 2013 Leadership Ottawa County (LOC) class, modeled on the urban fairies project of Ann Arbor, MI, is designed to encourage travel and exploration throughout our region and encourage children of all ages to discover new points of interest and businesses in Ottawa County.

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