Local Coast Guard unit jumps into action

A Port Clinton-based Coast Guard port security unit assisted four mariners in distress while conducting training on San Diego Bay, April 6.
“This is an example of the multi-mission capabilities of the Port Security Units,” said Cmdr. Gerald A. Nauert, Port Security Unit 309’s commanding officer. “Our primary mission is to provide security to sensitive ports and vessels, but our training also enables us to provide humanitarian assistance to the public. It’s a perfect example of our members living up to our unit motto, Facta Non Verba — Deeds Not Words.”


Fish for a cure at MS walleye tourney

Get out on Lake Erie for a day of fishing and help people with multiple sclerosis by signing up for the MS Walleye Fishing Tournament on June 6. Get a group of six friends, customers or co-workers to fill a boat. The fully stocked boat will set sail from the Midway Marina in Port Clinton.
Join more than 150 anglers as they participate in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s 23nd annual Walleye Fishing Tournament. The anglers are treated to a continental breakfast before heading out to fish aboard a charter boat with a licensed charter boat captain at the helm. Each boat is stocked with food, beverages, bait and ice. 
When the participants return in the afternoon, they take part in a light dinner and win some great prizes while their catch is being cleaned and bagged for them to take home.  Prizes are awarded for first, second and third place for largest fish and stringer.


Jay and Margaret Mann to be recognized

Jay and Margaret Mann will be recognized at their last concert on Saturday, May 19, as they retire after 10 years on the coordinating committee of the Musical Arts Series at Firelands.
The Michael Shirtz Jazz Quartet will perform at the concert, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Road, Port Clinton.


Magruder Hospital Auxiliary to host breakfast

The Magruder Hospital Auxiliary will host a free breakfast program to welcome the newest Auxilians, as well as guests and interested members, at 9 a.m. Monday, May 21.   
Currently the Auxiliary has more than 250 members and the volunteers donate approximately 11,000 hours of service to the hospital each year. Come learn about the Auxiliary and what it does for the hospital and the community. Auxiliary members help with two major fundraisers for the hospital: the Charity Ball and the Auxiliary Golf Classic. They also provide healthcare scholarships to local students, host A Day For Me, the annual women’s health seminar, help with hospital book fairs and uniform sales and volunteer in a variety of capacities throughout the hospital.
No matter the level of interest or experience, the Auxiliary has something to offer everyone.
Anyone interested in attending the breakfast is asked to RSVP by Thursday, May 17,     to Kathy Gallogly at 419-734-3131, ext. 3140.


Construction season is upon us

Ohio 2: Resurfacing work postponed — The resurfacing work scheduled for May 14-17 on Ohio 2 between Ohio 590 and 19 has been postponed until further notice.

Ohio 19: Pavement repair — Ohio 19, between Mill Street and Leaser Road, will be closed for resurfacing from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 9-11. Detour: Ohio 523; Ohio 53; Ohio 2; Ohio 163. All work is weather permitting.

Ohio 53/163: Intersection upgrade and resurfacing
— Expect lane restrictions at the intersection of Ohio 53 and 163 for intersection upgrade. Access to businesses will be maintained. The project will be completed this month. All work is weather permitting.

Ohio 163: Resurfacing
— Through May 23, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Ohio 163, between Ohio 269 to Tower Street in Marblehead for resurfacing. The project will be completed this month. All work is weather permitting.


Stein Hospice warns of scam

Stein Hospice has recently been made aware of a telephone scam soliciting donations. Be aware that Stein Hospice does not solicit donations by phone. If you have any questions or have received a phone call soliciting on behalf of Stein Hospice, call 800-625-5269.


Grant helps Portage Township enhance cemeteries

The elected officials of Portage Township believe that it is fitting to maintain and enhance the cemeteries within the township in order to honor the memory of past generations. With the Township employees Matt Seamon and Bryan Laughlin are shown putting the finishing touches on the arbor at Shook of a $2,665 grant from the Ottawa-Sandusky-Seneca County Joint Solid Waste Management District, Portage Township has completed enhancements to two of the township cemeteries. An arbor was added to the existing fence at Christy Chapel Cemetery, located at the township maintenance complex on State Road. At the Shook Cemetery, located on the north side of Ohio 163 between Christy Chapel Road and Ohio 53, 84 feet of fence and an arbor were erected by the township maintenance crew.


Home Instead honors outstanding CAREGivers

Home Instead Senior Care is pleased to announce the CAREGivers of the first quarter of 2012:
• January CAREGiver of the Month — Jennifer Ackerman of Norwalk
• February CAREGiver of the Month — Patty Chapple of Port Clinton


Port Clinton Police K9 Fund to hold Casino Bus Trip Fundraiser

Port Clinton Police K9 Fund will be hosting a Casino Bus Trip Fundraiser on Sunday, May 20. The proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to purchase Port Clinton Police service dog Spike a life jacket.  K9 Spike will be working the Harbor Patrol Unit for Port Clinton this summer and will need a life jacket while he is aboard the boat.


Mother’s Day Brunch planned at Wesley Lodge

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Lakeside at the annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13 at Wesley Lodge, 510 Central Ave. There are two seating times available to gather for a brunch buffet: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost is $18 per adult, $8 per child (ages 6-10) and children age 5 and under are free. There are no gate pass admission fees for this event.
Jason Platfoot of Black Tie Catering will prepare a buffet-style menu, including prime rib carving station, pasta primavera, stuffed chicken breast, red skin creamed potatoes, carrots, green beans, salad, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, fruit skewers, Danishes, sugar free fruit pies, gourmet cupcakes, dessert bars and more.

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