Ribbon Cutting Held for Ciao Bella

Left to right: Laura Schlachter, President of Port Clinton Area Chamber; Lee Vivod, Chairman of Chamber Board; Kathy Mehl, Port Clinton City Council; Executive Chef Paul Matthews; Ottawa County Commissioner Steve Arndt; Mel Ayers, Owner; Geoffrey Pryka, Manager; Barbara Ayers, Owner; Ottawa County Commissioner Jim Sass; Ottawa County Commissioner JoEllen Regal; Shawne Everett, General Manager; Drew Surovjak, Portage Township Trustee;   Chuck Miller, Chamber Board Member; William Moore, Chamber Board Member; Sam Conte, Portage Township Trustee; John Coppeler, Chamber Board Member; and Larry Hartlaub, Ottawa County Auditor.

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ciao Bella located at 3880 Harbor Light Landing on Tuesday, April 23.  Representatives from Ottawa County, Portage Township, and the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce congratulated Ciao Bella on their grand opening and for their commitment to the community.


Mueller commits to Northwood

Redskin Golfer Jason Mueller announced today he will continue his education and golf career as a Timberwolf at Northwood College in Midland, Michigan. Mueller was a four-year letter winner at Port Clinton, team captain, SBC Honorable Mention 2010 and 2011,SBC Second Team 2012, Coach’s Award 2012,SBC All Academic Team 2012, Member of Back to Back SBC Championship Teams 2011 & 2012, Member of Sectional Championship Team 2012,Member of Ottawa County Championship Team 2012, Ottawa County First Team 2012,Lake Erie Junior Golf Association Participant. 

Mueller was also a two year letter winner in basketball, SBC All Academic Team 2012, Ohio High School Coaches Association Scholarship Society Award 2013 and Captain Award


Handbell choir performs for Quarter ceremony

The Immaculate Conception Parish Children’s Handbell Choir performed at last weekend’s Perry’s Victory quarter release at Put in Bay. The quarter is the 17th in the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program, which honors national parks or other national sites in each state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.


PCHS NHS Adopt-a-Road

Port Clinton High School National Honor Society held their clean up on Gill Road this past Sunday as part of their Adopt-a-Road campaign. PCHS students pictured from left to right: Row 1-Jimmy Olsen, Ian Kyle; Row 2-Leah Evans, Hannah Sarty, Lacy Hepp, Isaac Akins, Rachel Chapman; Row 3-Sam Miller, Molly Haberman, Matthew Fillmore.


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.


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.


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.


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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