Pop Up Shoots planned at Camp Perry

The Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association will hold Pop-Up Shoots at Camp Perry on Labor Day weekend. Rifle will be Saturday, Sept. 1., with pistol set for Sunday, Sept. 2.
These pop-up shoots are held on the MRFR Range for rifle (located just forward of the parking lot on Viale Range and Young Range) and on the Combat Pistol Range for Pistol (located behind the CMP Airgun Complex).
The course of fire for both events is 40 shots at 40 pop-up silhouette targets.


PCMS cross country practice begins

Practice for the Port Clinton Middle School cross country team began on Monday, Aug. 6. Students in grades seven and eight who want to participate should meet at the Port Clinton High School Main entrance at 8:30 a.m. for practice until 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The week of Aug. 13, practice will be held at East Harbor State Park. Students should meet at the Lockwood Shelter house at 8 a.m. for practice until 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Students must have a recent physical to participate, there is a link to the OHSAA physical form on the school website. Contact Coach Nichole Wiechman with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 419-332-3236.


Port Clinton Middle School opening delayed

Anything worth having is worth the wait … that includes a state-of-the-art middle school. Port Clinton City School District officials recently learned that the building will not be completed for the first day of school on Sept. 5. Students and staff will start the new school year in the existing middle school on Fourth Street. The plan is to moved students and staff into the new building in October.
“We are very pleased with the design of the building and cannot move into a building that is not ready for students and staff,” said Pat Adkins, Superintendent of Schools. “The community has waited a long time for new school facilities and this is too important to rush. Twenty years from now we will be measured by the quality of the building not a starting date.”
The school district is fortunate to have the existing middle school on Fourth Street so that students and staff have a familiar location for classes to take place. A letter with the changes to orientations and open houses has been sent home to parents of Port Clinton Middle School students.  


Obituary — Lake Marsh

July 30, 2012 — July 30, 2012
Lake Allen Marsh, infant son of Jillayna Harrison and Robert Marsh passed away 40 minutes after his birth on July 30 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. 
A Celebration of Life Service for Lake will be held Sunday, Aug. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Dock’s Beach House Pavilion, 255 W. Lakeshore Dr., Port Clinton, OH 43452. Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Buckeye band marching into PC

Friday, Sept. 28, was going to be a very special day for the Port Clinton City School District and now, it is going to be outstanding!
That night The Ohio State Marching Band will perform at the Redskins football game, thanks to a request submitted by the Ohio State Alumni Club of Ottawa County. According to Mike Snider and Mike Libben, co-presidents of the club, the band will stop in PC on its way to East Lansing for the Michigan State-OSU game.
Libben, an OSUMB Alum, said it’s a tremendous honor to have the band in our area.
“We are very excited that TBDBITL (The Best Damn Band In The Land) choose to return to Ottawa County again this year,” he said. “It’s the third visit in six years. That frequency of visits in one area doesn’t happen unless we as a community are doing something right to make their trip worthwhile.”


Stacy named First National branch manager

Melinda Stacy has been named branch manager of the Port Clinton office of First National Bank. Stacy has been a First National employee in varying positions in the Ottawa County branches for more than 13 years. She graduated from Port Clinton High School and has also attended classes at the Sandusky Career Center.Stacy
Stacy will assume responsibility for the branch operations of the Port Clinton office located at 117 W. Perry St. along with business development in Port Clinton and the surrounding area. Stacy said she is excited about this new position as it will allow her to be more active in the local community by volunteering on committees and other civic organizations. She is currently a Child Assault Prevention Program Volunteer and was previously involved with the local Kiwanis club and as a 4-H advisor.
Stacy and her husband, Chad, reside in Port Clinton along with their youngest son Dylan. Their oldest son Jordan is serving in the United States Navy, currently stationed in Atsugi, Japan.
First National Bank is an independent community bank located in Bellevue, Catawba, Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay and Sandusky.


Public comment encouraged on fish and wildlife rules

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife is holding open house meetings in all five districts to discuss proposed rule changes to Ohio’s fish and wildlife rules. The meetings will be noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, and are open to the public.
“Ohio’s anglers, hunters, trappers and wildlife enthusiast are encouraged to provide their input on any rule being considered for change,” said Scott Zody, chief of ODNR’s Division of Wildlife. Rule proposals encompass new rules for wild animal hunting preserves, commercial bird shooting preserves and wild cervidaes to align with recently enacted legislation (House Bill 389). The rule package also includes proposals to define the geographical limits on reservoirs and bag limits on selected fish species.


Danbury Township Trustees — July 25 meeting

At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Trustees held July 25, the following business was conducted:
• The township was awarded a grant from the Joint Solid Waste District in the amount of $488 for the purchase of a prescription drop box that will be installed inside the police station. The township will contribute $163 in matching funds.
• Road Superintendent Brett Waldron reported the department had two services at the cemetery, the mapping section of the cemetery software is nearly complete, he met with the insurance adjustor to review township properties for hail damage, brush is currently being ground, an electrical problem at the Keeper’s House was resolved, the clean-up week was successful with 17 Dumpsters and two scrap metal bins being used, the ball fields have been used 49 times, hydrant markers are being placed on township and county roads, overflow at the recycling area was discussed as well as the plan for the new recycling dumpsters from Joint Solid Waste.


Author visits library via Skype

WPCR Port Clinton Radio and Ida Rupp Public Library present a Skype event with Richard Rosser, author of the children’s book “Piggy Nation A Day at Work with Dad” from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 16.
The book focuses on piggy behavior in an amusing, colorful update of the Golden Rule. The main character is a piglet named Sammy who joins his Dad on Piggy Patrol. As they search the town for piggies, Sammy learns about rude behavior.
For information on Richard Rosser, check out his website at
All ages are welcome and no registration is required. Call Ida Rupp Public Library at 419-732-3212 for information.


Print shop manager buys Minuteman Press

Jim Kieffer, of Bayview, who has served as manager the past several years at the local Minuteman Press franchise in Portage Township, officially purchased the operation effective Aug. 13. He will be moving the full-service print shop into Harbor Lights Landing on Ohio 53 North.
Minuteman Press started operations at 205 S.E. Catawba Road in February of 2001 as a division of Schaffner Publications, owners of The Beacon and North Coast Business Journal. John Schaffner, president and publisher of The Beacon for nearly 30 years, saud that he was extremely pleased he was able to come to an agreement with his longtime manager.
“I know how dedicated Jim is, not just to his craft, but to his customers at Minuteman Press,” said Schaffner.

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