Lake Erie Shores & Island marks social media milestone

Lake Erie Shores & Islands, the destination marketing organization which promotes travel and tourism to Erie and Ottawa counties, celebrated a milestone over the weekend when its Facebook page reached over 100,000 likes. The Lake Erie Shores & Islands Facebook page now has the benefit of more followers than any other Ohio CVB destination.

The page has seen 345% growth since April 1. Early in 2014, Lake Erie Shores & Islands set a goal to reach 40,000 likes by the end of September. Working in partnership with Ron Foth Advertising of Columbus, the organization began a social media marketing campaign that included increasing community engagement and offering regular sweepstakes to both engage and increase followers. 40,000 likes was reached by May 7, beating the original goal by 147 days. In addition, the overall engagement (people who like, share, and or comment on the Facebook pages posts) of the LES&I Facebook followers has more than quadrupled during the course of the campaign.


Toledo Hosts Rocket Classic at CIC

The Toledo women’s golf program will host the Rocket Classic on the shores of Lake Erie for a second consecutive year at the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton. The tournament will be held on Monday-Tuesday, October 13-14. UT will welcome 12 schools to the 54-hole event.  Special note that spectators are welcome and there is no entry cost.

The scoring format will consist of each team fielding five players, with the lowest four scores counting for each round. 


Ward 2 Councilman's view on Issue 6

I am writing this letter to express my concerns about the upcoming election. Issue 6 has become quit controversial and I would like to ask the citizens to vote no. As written issue 6 inhibits council’s ability to do our job. We need to move forward with development to help improve our economic situation.  

The City’s intention has been to use the Waterworks park area for more than just recreation since it was filled in during the early 1900’s.  In 2006 and 2007 Waterworks Park was a controversial topic as well, and eventually the rezoning was approved in a general election.  

We, City Council, were voted in to represent the best interest of all of the citizens of Port Clinton.  We are always willing to listen and consider what our constituents want, so please feel free to contact any or all of our city council members and let us know what you want, now and in the future.   

Thank you, 

Jerry Tarolli
Port Clinton Council Ward 2


Scouting for Food Sunday

Sunday, October 12, Cub Scouts from Port Clinton's Pack 361 will participate in this year's "Scouting for Food".  Scouts will be delivering fliers to homes in Port Clinton asking to leave out non-perishable foods for them to pick up between the hours of 4-5 p.m. on Sunday, October 12.  

If you do not receive one of these fliers but would still like to donate to those in need, please deliver your non-perishable foods to St. John's Lutheran Church, 207 Adams St. Port Clinton, at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.


Iraq War Veterans can claim Ohio Veterans Bonus

Veterans who served in Iraq have taken advantage of the Ohio Veterans Bonus in increasing numbers this year, but time is rapidly running out to claim this benefit – the deadline for those who served in Iraq is December 31, 2014.

The eligible period of the Ohio Veterans Bonus for service in the country of Iraq is from March 19, 2003 through December 31, 2011. The deadline of December 31, 2014, is for applications made for this service.  No deadline has been announced for the Ohio Veterans Bonus for those who served in Afghanistan, or anywhere else in the world, since October 7, 2001.


Civil War Encampment at the Wolcott Keeper’s House

The Ohio 14th Civil War re-enactors will return to the grounds of the Wolcott Keeper’s House during the Lighthouse Festival, Saturday, October 11, from 1-4 p.m. to highlight a day in the life of Ohio’s Civil War soldiers. In addition to drill and firing demonstrations, the company, under the leadership of Brian Porter, will demonstrate daily life with camp craft and campfires, and the families and craftsmen that followed the soldiers.  The annual event is in honor of Henry Wolcott, son of first Marblehead lighthouse keeper Benajah, who fought in the War.  Daughters of Civil War Veterans will also stroll the grounds in costume.  The Keeper's House is located at 9999 E. Bayshore Road, Marblehead, 2 1/2 miles southwest of the Marblehead Lighthouse.


CASA announces dancing lineup

Seated left to right: Tomi Johnson, Kendra German, Jaclyn Favro, Diane Ball. Standing left to right: Larry Fletcher, Jamie Fletcher, Gabe Below. Not pictured: Austin Short.

CASA Board President Robyn Sautter announced the lineup of stars for the seventh season of Ottawa County Stars Dance for CASA fundraising event. A reception was held for the announcement at The Victorian Inn and was hosted by Ann Duez.


Ralph Canter's unique metal creations featured at Desdemona's

Desdemona's Art Gallery in Marblehead is featuring exciting new work by local metal sculptor Ralph Canter.  In the summer of 2013 the skilled welder, who has 30 years experience in a manufacturing facility, decided to merge his trade skills with his creative talents. 

"I envisioned metal creations that were unique and hand-crafted," said Canter. "I live near the shores of Lake Erie so it was a natural fit for me to begin by fashioning the popular native fish and waterfowl." 


Yes on Issue 6

I’ve been paying attention to the debate about the development of our waterfront and whether the citizens of Port Clinton should be allowed to vote on the sale of our public lands, such as Waterworks Park. In my estimation, the primary issue is not whether I want development or to have a beautiful park. The primary issue of concern to me is that we do not sell or lease (leasing for 100 years is essentially selling, in my view) our public lands without the consent of the people. 

That’s why I think it is important to vote yes on Issue 6. 

Mary K. Baumgartner
Port Clinton

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