Chicken barbecue Sunday in Marblehead

St. Joseph Catholic Church will be hosting its annual Chicken Barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29. The chicken will be prepared by the Bar-B-Que Traveler. Dinner includes half-chicken, baked potato with butter and sour cream, vegetable and coleslaw.
The cost is $8 for adults or $5.50 for children under 12 (quarter-chicken dinner). Carry-out service is available. Tickets will be available at the door. The church is located at 822 Barclay St., Marblehead.
For information or to reserve tickets, contact any choir member or the parish office at 419-798-4177.


Support Stein Hospice at tailgate party

Enjoy an entertaining evening Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Catawba Island Club and support Stein Hospice. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes tailgate food, wines, craft beers, a performance by members of The Ohio State Marching Band and a live auction. Guests are encouraged to wear tailgate attire to support their favorite school.
Cost is $90 per person. Tickets can be purchased at  (click on the calendar), the Catawba Island Club, 4235 E. Beachclub Road, Port Clinton, or by calling 800-625-5269.


Chamber plans second Village-Wide garage sale

In response to several requests from the public, the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce has decided to add a second Village Wide Garage Sale Days this year. The chamber will be creating a list of sales for anyone interested and the sale dates will be Aug. 24-25. The lists will then be available at the chamber office and Oak Harbor Public Library starting Aug. 23.
To be added to the list of sales, call the chamber office at 419-898-0479 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Coulda Woulda performing at Riverfront Live!

Over the past 20 years, two musicians — Chase Elliott and Frank Schmenk — have collaborated throughout Erie County and are now together as Coulda Woulda. They will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Riverfront Live! — the free summer concert series sponsored by Main Street Port Clinton. The show will take place under the canopy at North Jefferson Street with the Portage River as the backdrop.
For a complete schedule of performers for the summer season, go to


Ottawa County Fair names art winners

Ottawa County Fair School Art Exhibit ribbons were issued to the following students throughout Ottawa County. The School Art Exhibit is coordinated through the efforts of B. Jean Fanning and Sandra Butzin from North Point Educational Service Center and with the support of the Ottawa County Cabinet of Superintendents (Diane Kershaw/Guy Parmigian, Benton-Carroll-Salem Local; Patrick Adkins, Port Clinton City;  Daniel Parent, Danbury Local; Dennis Mock, Genoa Area Local; Douglas Crooks, North Point E.S.C.; and John Fernbaugh/Linda Bringman, Woodmore Local).

R.C. Waters Elementary
• First — Reagan Schultz, second grade
• Second — Ripley St. Clair, second grade
• Third — Paige Favro, kindergarten


Local students participate in Pinning Ceremony

Fourteen Bowling Green State University Firelands College students will participate in a pinning ceremony Aug. 5 for earning their associate of applied science degrees in radiologic technology.
“We are proud of our graduates who have completed the program and have chosen to work in an admirable profession for the delivery of healthcare,” said BGSU Firelands Radiography Program Director Sylvia Fedro.
The graduates have completed a rigorous program that included a two-year clinical internship and they have earned the right to take the national examination of American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.


Project Lifesaver talk planned

Horst Herzog from the Port Clinton Lion's Club will discuss Project Lifesaver at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at The Vineyard Community Center. Project Lifesaver aids families and friends who may have a loved one who is liable to wander away. All residents, friends, families and the general public are invited to find out more about this unique service.
The project is a partnership of the Lions Club, Magruder Hospital, Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, UTMC and St. Rita's Life Flight/Mobile Life, Ottawa County Senior Resources, Ottawa County Board of DD and Ottawa County Veterans Service Office.


Ice cream social set for local candidates

There will be an ice cream social campaign fundraiser for Ottawa County Candidates Dr. Dan Cadigan, coroner, and John Huffman and Jodi Regal, commissioner, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, at the home of Dan and Amy Laity, 18190 W. Portage River South, Elmore.
Toft’s ice cream will be served along with a variety of tasty toppings. Sugar free selections will also be available.
All interested voters are invited to attend and learn more about these candidates. Any donations toward the campaigns will be accepted.
Reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting the Laitys at 419-862-3053 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Picnic, fundraiser coming up for Angela Zimmann

There will be a picnic and campaign fundraiser for 5th District Congressional Candidate Angela Zimmann at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the home of Dan and Amy Laity, 18190 W. Portage River South, Elmore.
Come out and meet Zimmerman and hear why she wants to represent the recently redrawn 5th district (and western Ottawa County). Any donations towards the campaign will be accepted.
Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the Laitys at 419-862-3053 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


K. of C. installs new officers

Port Clinton Knights of Columbus Council 1750 recently installed new officers for 2012-2013. The installation ceremonies were conducted at the Council Hall by District Deputy John Madison, assisted by Chaplin Rev. Ray Ensman. A reception was held in conjunction with the ceremonies attended by relatives and friends. The officers for 2012-2013 are: John Madison (front left), District Deputy; Cat Alvarez, Financial Secretary; Andy Migas, Grand Knight; Dave Ashton, Deputy Grand Knight; Edward Maher, Chancellor; Ed Verkin (back left), Two Year Trustee; Octavio Alvarado, Advocate; Paul Anderson, Outside Guard; Don Gresbach, Three Year Trustee; Dale Bird, Treasurer; Mike Mathews, Inside Guard; Jerry Arnold, One Year Trustee;  Mike Hayes, Warden; and the Rev. Ray Ensman, Chaplain. Not pictured: Ed Schafer, Recorder.

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