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Summer Cooling program starts June 1

The 2012 Summer Cooling Program operated by WSOS will begin June 1 and last until Aug. 31 or until funds are exhausted, whichever comes first. Appointments are being accepted now.
The program, which operated for two months the last several years, has expanded this year to include June. The benefit amount per household has also increased this year to $250, up $75 from previous years.

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Walleye Festival fun

The Walleye Festival weekend marks the beginning of the busy summer season and Port Clinton kicks it off with the Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival and family friendly events.

Main Street gives back
Local non-profit organizations will be helping to make the 32nd anniversary of the Walleye Festival the biggest and best event ever. Local groups will be volunteering in the Entertainment Tent all weekend long. Main Street Port Clinton encourages you to come to the Walleye Festival and support the following: Compassionate Friends, Goodwill, Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council, Leadership Ottawa County, the Oak House, Port Clinton Business and Professional Women and Port Clinton Rotary.

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PC gets Safe Routes to Schools funding

Mayor Leone of the City of Port Clinton and Superintendent Patrick Adkins of the Port Clinton City Schools are pleased to announce the approval of $406,000 in Safe Routes to Schools funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation. The Safe Routes to Schools program is intended to establish safer pedestrian access, upgrade pedestrian signals and signage in proximity to the schools, and mark the pavement with proper identification symbols. The approved activities will be undertaken in the vicinity of the Bataan Memorial Elementary School and the Port Clinton Middle School. The application was a joint effort between the city, the schools and the consulting engineering firm of DGL.
The award breakdown, subject to a final project scope meeting with ODOT officials, includes $390,000 for construction activities and $16,000 for construction engineering.
Mayor Leone stated he was “very pleased that the application for these funds was approved by ODOT.” Leone added that “ODOT’S award will provide 100 percent of the construction costs for these improvements which will greatly improve the safety of the students going to and from school.” 

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Lighthouse, museum post new hours

With the cold weather well behind us, the lighthouse and museum have been cleaned and special tours are now taking place.
The regular hours have been changed as there were more people waiting for the lighthouse to open, and not as many near closing time. The weekday hours are: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday after Memorial Day through Friday before Labor Day; 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday evenings June through August; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of each month May through October. The last tour to climb the lighthouse is 15 minutes before closing.

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Stein Hospice 5K Regatta Run coming up

Stein Hospice’s annual 5K Regatta Run will be held Saturday, June 30, beginning and ending at Battery Park in downtown Sandusky. Walkers are also welcome.
The run starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Runners can pre-register by visiting www.steinhospice.org and either downloading a brochure or signing up online. Register by June 22 to be guaranteed a T-shirt.

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Champions, Extension partner for ‘Whale of a Good Time’

Port Clinton City School District’s Champions for Children has been a partner with the Ottawa County 4-H and OSU Extension Office for years. Students enrolled in the after-school program are members of 4-H and participate in projects, camp and much more. Kathy Booher, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, submitted a grant to the Ohio 4-H Foundation to fund summer enrichment activities. The grant funds activities for Acorn Alley as well. This summer, Port Clinton Champions participants will be constructing a life-sized whale, all while having fun and learning at the same time.

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Danbury Township Trustees — May 9 meeting

At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Trustees held May 9, the following business was conducted:
• Road Superintendent Brett Waldron reported he met with Marblehead Village and LaFarge officials regarding the Lakepoint Park culvert replacement project, an undermine on Erie Beach Road was reported to the Sanitary Engineer and County Engineer, the new Ford F-450 was delivered and is being outfitted, road department employees attended a deferred compensation meeting, the trees donated by the Lions Club were planted in a temporary location until the drainage project at the dog park is complete, weed spray is being applied as weather permits, approximately 40 tons of millings were spread on the road to the brush collection site for dust control and potential spraying for mosquito control will be researched.

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Local adults earn Scouting honors

As the Erie Shores Council, Boy Scouts of America, celebrates it’s 100th year of Scouting in Northwest Ohio, the Council will honor their adult volunteer Scouters for their time and talent in working with the youth of Northwest Ohio and also honor some of the youth who have earned special recognitions this past year. The programs and activities of the Erie Shores Council work to instill values in young people and prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential and becoming valuable citizens of our communities. The annual Scouter Recognition Dinner will be June 7 at historic Camp Miakonda, 5600 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with the program following at the outdoor Council Ring at 7 p.m.

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Small Business Basics — June

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, Small Business Basics, that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.
This seminar will take the confusion out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Learn the basics of: name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.

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