Community calendar September 11-17

Sept 11-14

Kelleys Island Yoga and Wellness Retreat
What: Reflexology, yoga, meditation and more
Where: Kelleys Island
Info: or 330-289-7026

Thursday Sept 11

Magruder Hospital Aux. uniform sale
What: Uniforms, shoes and accessories for anyone working in dental, medical or veterinary
When: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Main Lobby of Magruder Hospital
Info: or 419-734-3131 ext 3256


Port Clinton Middle School Lesson in Surface Tension

Ahmyre McCree and Michaela Ferrell test water tension in Port Clinton Middle School Science.

Students in Mr. Jared Rhode’s Fleet 7 Science class at Port Clinton Middle School recently had a lesson in water tension.  During a classroom experiment, students tested how soap affected the surface tension of water.  Students dropped water on a penny and counted the drops to see how many can fit on the surface.  They developed a hypothesis and worked in teams to see how soap affected the tension and then analyzed the results.


Your vote is your choice

In July, Port Clinton City Council’s meeting format changed requiring citizens to sign in for questions and make statements before meetings begin. It is unclear why council would not want to hear what the people have to say about what they are doing. How can we comment if we haven’t heard what they have said yet?

Is this to stifle public input?

Council President Hartlaub said that’s what other cities do. Councilman Below said that’s what Oak Harbor, Huron, Vermilion, Perrysburg, Clyde and Woodville do.

What else do these cities do?


Three men recently convicted of poaching in Maumee

Three men were recently convicted of poaching a white-tailed deer buck in the city of Maumee last Thanksgiving, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. The deer was poached by the three individuals at night during the early morning hours with a crossbow.

The incident happened at approximately 3 a.m. near the St. Joseph Church and School. The 10-point buck had been a frequent resident of Side Cut Metro Park in Maumee and had been photographed numerous times by wildlife photographers in the park. The deer was killed near the sidewalk in a residential yard, and was likely shot from a vehicle.


Magruder Hospital Offers Cardio Exercise Class

Magruder Hospital will be offering a Cardio Exercise Class in the Conference Center on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. from September 8 through October 27.  The cost is $4 per class and participants should wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  The classes are being taught by licensed instructor, Laura Tyson.  The class will consist of a variety of cardio exercises for different levels.               

For more information feel free to call 419-732-4061.  And for more information on programs, classes, and events, go to and click on the events calendar.


GPCAAC planning for holiday trip

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council is getting a head start on catching the holiday spirit by traveling to Chicago December 8-10. Activities planned on the trip are: seeing the musical “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale”, visiting the Art Institute of Chicago, enjoying a group dinner at Weber’s Grill Restaurant, visiting the acclaimed Christkindl Market in Daly Square and more.

On the way home, the group plans to visit Michigan with stops at the casino and Michigan City Outlet Mall. A late lunch stop at the Blue Gate Restaurant in Shipshewana will complete the three day journey.

For more information visit or call Marty at 419-734-5362 for registration information.


B-C-S Board highlights DECA program

Pictured above (left to right) are Oak Harbor High School students Brenna Franck and Jordyn Dunn presenting to the B-C-S Board of Education on the highlights of the DECA program on August 26, 2014.

By Guy Parmigian, Superintendent, Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District

On Tuesday, August 26, DECA members were the district highlight at the B-C-S Board of Education meeting. An overview of the program was presented to the board members. The program allows students to learn about business and marketing by experiencing business in action through participating in a variety of “real world” activities, classroom instruction, co-op experience, and the student organization, DECA.  Students in the program earn credits from Owens Community College in addition to Oak Harbor High School through dual-enrollment. 


Open letter from State Representative Chris Redfern

It has been a month since half a-million Ohioans were forced to go without water, and 300 times as long since the state got serious about looking at and researching the cause—harmful algal blooms; 25 years, at least.

And now, our state and the health of its greatest natural resource, Lake Erie, are at the crossroads.

We can continue down the path of haphazard, piecemeal policies that brought us to this point, or we can put in place comprehensive, long-term solutions that address more than just the symptoms of harmful algal blooms.

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