Solid Waste District announces grant winners

Thirteen organizations received funding to start recycling programs or to buy products made from recycled materials in the first-round of competitive funding offered by the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste Management District.
The grant program’s main priority is to set up recycling programs for educational institutions, governmental entities or non-profit organizations. Any agency applying must have a recycling program in place in order to apply for funds for products made from recycled material. There is a $10,000 grant award limit on each application and the applicant must match a minimum of 25 percent of the total project cost.


Beach cleanup Sunday in PC

Earth Day was first celebrated April 22, 1970. This day has been set aside each year to recognize our Earth and promote greater environmental awareness through education, action and celebration. To commemorate this day the Port Clinton Recreation Department and the OSS Solid Waste District will once again be providing the  Port Clinton City Beach and Park Cleanup. The cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Volunteers are needed and are asked to report to the Lakeview Park Shelter House with gloves, rakes and lots of energy.  Dress appropriately for the weather.


Oak Harbor DECA members win big at state conference

A total of 44 Oak Harbor DECA members qualified to compete at the Ohio DECA Career Development Conference held on March 16-17 at the Columbus Convention Center. More than 2,000 DECA members from 111 schools across the state competed at this event. The Oak Harbor chapter is a satellite program of Penta Career Center.
The majority of the members competed in written projects which included market research business plans and community service projects. In addition to being evaluated on their written documents, the student teams were also graded on oral presentations. All of the written projects teams placed in the top 10 in the state. Several students also competed in team decision-making and individual events.


Reserve space now for Rally for the Kids

Joyful Connections and Ottawa County CASA will be hosting the second annual Rally for the Kids event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in Bassett’s Market parking lot at the corner of Ohio 163 and 53.  
Activities are being planned including a Sidewalk Sale where anyone and everyone can rent table space and sell their wares. This is a cross between a flea market, garage sale, art sale and vendor sale. An 8-foot table is $25; space for an additional table is only $10.  


Author speaking at library

The Ida Rupp Public Library will be hosting local author Patrick Welch at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Welch received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Bowling Green State University and taught English composition at Owens Community College. Now he writes fiction — sci-fi and fantasy mainly. He also publishes in the ebook format. Come meet Patrick and learn about his books and his experiences in publishing ebooks. Hard copies of his books are available through the library.
Ida Rupp is at 310 Madison St., Port Clinton. For information, call 419-732-3221.


Small Business Basics Seminars — May

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.


Women’s wellness event this weekend

A Women's Wellness Weekend and Day Spa is coming up at Commodore Resort Inn, Port Clinton, to assist women in finding a healthier lifestyle.
Join in for an overnight stay on Saturday, April 21, and enjoy lunch and dinner, as well as breakfast on Sunday morning for $165.
The weekend starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and ends approx 2 p.m. on Sunday and includes exercise programs, Zumba, water exercise, Tai Chi, Yoga and morning stretch/pilates, a health lecture on achieving your goals and Saturday night PJ party and wine.


Division of Watercraft offers Power Boating Skills Course

he Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft, is offering a new Power Boating Basics Course that provides novice and untrained boaters the basic skills needed to properly and safely operate a power boat. The eight-hour course is open to the public and is being offered in a three-day format, July 11-13, from 5 to 8 p.m. as well as a one-day course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14. The class will take place at the Sandusky Watercraft’s field office located at 1407 Cleveland Road in Sandusky.


Babysitter training offered in Genoa

The American Red Cross will be offering Babysitter Training at the Genoa Middle School Library from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 16. Students must attend both sessions to receive a certificate. Leslie Vogelpohl is the instructor.
Training fees are $85. Thanks to the generosity of the Ottawa County Community Foundation, there are a limited number of full scholarships available for this training. Students should be 11-13 years old. Space is limited to 15 students.


Bible study starts Wednesday

Dr. Kurt Borows will be leading a Midweek Bible Study on Wednesdays beginning at 7 p.m. April 18 at Resurrection Lutheran Church.  The title will be “How God Structured Human Nature.”
The study on April 18 and 25 will be “Created in the Image of God for Time and Eternity.” The study for May 2 and 9 will be “Created Male and Female.” May 16 will be “Nations Under God.” The last Wednesday, May 23, will be “One Nation Under God.”
Community members are invited to attend. The church is at 2370 N.E. Catawba Road, Port Clinton.

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