ABLE offers free adult education classes in Oak Harbor

Ottawa County Adult Basic and Literary Education (ABLE) is offering free classes to help adults who need to improve their basic educational skills to enter employment, to enroll in post secondary education or to earn a GED diploma.

The classes are held at the Ottawa County Resource Center in Oak Harbor on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-2 p.m.  and 6-8 p.m. The instructor is Sandy Braunworth.


2013 OSS Billboard Contest winners


Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca County 5th Grade students had the opportunity to participate in the OSS Solid Waste District’s Billboard Contest.  The contest is run annually and the billboards will be posted throughout the month of April in Celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd.  Students were encouraged to create a design with a recycling or litter prevention theme. District staff selected three winners from each county, displaying artwork on billboards within their respective counties.

Madelynne Schurdell’s design

Winning designs include the following students and their school: 

  • Regan Draeger – Woodmore Elementary
  • Zin Yadana Oo – Danbury Middle School
  • Madelynne Schurdell – Danbury Middle School 

All of the winners and their schools received a replica mini billboard featuring their artwork. Students also received an eco friendly fleece sweatshirt made from recycled PET plastic (soda bottles). The District would like to congratulate all of the winners and thank all students who participated in the contest.

Zin Yadana Oo’s design

For general recycling information, District recycling collections or sponsored events log onto the OSS Solid Waste District’s website at or connect on Facebook or Twitter.



Voter registration deadline is April 8

The Ottawa County Board of Elections reminds voters that the closing date for new voter registrations and changes of address for the May 7 Primary Election is April 8. Regular office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Board of Elections, located at 8444 West State Route 163, Oak Harbor, will be open Monday, April 8, until 9 p.m.


The Marbletucky Inn brings down-home cooking to the north coast

The Marbletucky Inn, opening this summer at 189 South Bridge Road, Marblehead, will be bringing a new and yet familiar dining and entertainment experience to Ottawa County.

The tradition of island food, whether on the southern or the northern coast, is “food that makes you feel good, like you are coming home to Grandma’s house,” says manager and co-owner Kelsey Rider-Bell.


Ottawa County Health Department Clinic Schedule for week of April 8th – April 12th, 2013

Unless otherwise noted, all clinics are at the Ottawa County Health Department, with appointments being made by calling 734-6800 or Toll Free (In Ottawa County) at 1-800-788-8803

April 8th

  • WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Clinic, 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Immunization Clinic, 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM

April 9th

  • 60+ Clinic – Lakeview Estates – Port Clinton, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

April 10th

  • Family Planning Clinic, 9:45 AM to 1:00 PM
  • 60+ Clinic – Riverview Healthcare Campus, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Immunization Satellite Clinic – Genoa St. John UCC, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • TB Clinic (No appointment necessary), 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

April 11th

  • Well Child, STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) and Family Planning Clinic, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

April 12th

  • TB Clinic (No appointment necessary), 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For home health please call (419) 734-6800. Speakers are available for your group by calling the Ottawa County Health Department at 419-734-6800 or toll free (in Ottawa County) at 1-800-788-8803.


Redskins boys begin tennis season with victory

Port Clinton traveled to Tiffin Columbian for a match on Monday 4/1.   Port Clinton won 5 - 0.  Winning at 1st singles was Matteus Rodriguez (PC) over Nick Gaietto (TC) 6-1, 6-2.  Winning at 2nd singles was Noah Cross (PC) over Braden Kuhn (TC) 6-2, 6-2.  Winning at 3rd singles was Max Mercurio (PC) over Austin Crabtree 6-4, 6-1.  At 1st Doubles Matthew Fillmore/Jeff Griffin (PC) over Mason McCool/John Obringer (TC) 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-0.  At 2nd Doubles Leandro Papa/Ryan Norgard (PC) over Brandon Berry/Hunter Stark (TC) 1-6, 7-5, 7-6(5).  The doubles matches were very hard fought and back and forth all afternoon.  Port Clinton Stands at 1 - 0, Tiffin Columbian 0 -1.  This was a non-conference match.


Easter Sunday morning

The churches of the county were dressed in their finest linens and festooned with lilies and spring flowers on Easter Sunday morning. 

The congregation of Marblehead’s First United Church of Christ processed to the lakefront for a near-sunrise service on the cool morning. The worship service, led by Rev. Kay Cox, featured guitar music and candle-lighting to welcome the Light of Easter morning.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marblehead



Easter Egg Saturday

On Saturday morning thousands of pastel plastic eggs were scattered over the lawns, parks and grounds of Ottawa County. By mid-afternoon, most had been harvested by treasurer-seeking children.

In Port Clinton at 10 a.m. over 250 basket and bucket toting youngsters and their entourages fanned out across the courthouse lawn. In a matter of minutes, the lawn was swept clean, and lines gathered for photos with and additional treats from the Easter Bunny. As a bonus, the fire truck that brought the Bunny was available for climbing on and in. The hunt was sponsored by the Port Clinton Recreation Department.


Woodson honored as “The Best of the Best”

Sharon D. Woodson, CRS, has recently been congratulated by Chairman and CEO Howard W. Hanna III as “The Best of the Best”, for being #1 in the Catawba Office of Howard Hanna. Woodson also received the Certificate of Excellence as the 2012 West Region Listing Leader and the Certificate of Excellence as the 2012 Mega Million Dollar Producer awards. 

Woodson ranks in the top 1% of America’s 4th largest real estate company out of more than 4,000 colleagues and also has been awarded the prestigious Award of Distinction for 2012.

Sharon Woodson will be honored for her success during the annual Howard Hanna Awards getaway in Montego Bay, Jamaica, this year. 

Woodson ranks in the top 3% of Residential Sales in the U.S. and in the top 1% of Residential Sales in Ohio with over 22 years of consistent success providing value and excellence in service in Vacationland with over $143,000,000 in total sales.

Woodson can be reached directly at 419-732-3020 or at

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