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Deadline is fast approaching for Amazing Island Raise signup

Ottawa County CASA and Joyful Connections report that teams are filling up fast for The Amazing Island Raise, being held on South Bass Island on Saturday, June 14.  

These two non-profit agencies serving local children are teaming up for this fun-filled event to raise funds Put-in-Bay style. Teams will solve clues, complete challenges and win prizes while enjoying the fun and sun of Put-in-Bay. Teams of 4-6 adults will race against one another to see who has what it takes to be an Amazing Island Raise Champion.  

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Athletic yard sale May 17

The Port Clinton High School and Middle School Athletic Departments will be hosting the first ever Athletic Yard Sale on May 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, at True-Lay Stadium in Port Clinton. The tables will be set up in front of the visitor side stands. In case of rain, the sale will be held in the visitor/middle school lockeroom on the east side of stadium. Various equipment that is no longer utilized, along with old football jerseys and girls basketball jerseys will be sold. All proceeds will benefit the Port Clinton High School and Middle School Athletic Fund.

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Peace Officers Memorial Day

Port Clinton City Council member Jerry Tarolli, Bill Rigoni, son of fallen officer Robert Rigoni, Port Clinton City Council member Lisa Sarty, and Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone posing with the Port Clinton memorial wreaths at the Peace Officers Memorial Day Ceremony.

“It doesn’t matter the time, the day, or task being preformed, big city or small; they perform these tasks so we can sleep easy at night,” said keynote speaker Magistrate Louis P. Wargo III of the Ottawa County Municipal Court at the Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony Thursday, May 15.

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Little Free Library Comes to Port Clinton

Been wondering what the new little structure on the north side of Lakeview Park is? No, it’s not a birdhouse; it’s a library! A Little Free Library sponsored by the Friends of the Park organization. A Little Free Library is a “Take a Book/Leave a Book gathering place where people can share their favorite literature and stories. Essentially, it is a box full of books that anyone may visit and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.

The Little Free Library movement was started in Wisconsin in 2009, and there are now libraries in every state and 10 countries.

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Rockets win third straight game

Behind some clutch hitting and a fine pitching performance by Emma Bergman, Oak Harbor’s softball team defeated St. Mary Central Catholic, 4-2, on Senior Night.

Justine Webb, who was honored along with fellow senior Theresa Stokes, had an RBI double to lead the charge for the Rockets. Chrislyn Stevenson added an RBI triple and Brandy Lochotzki and Olivia Rollins each drove in a run.

Bergman allow two runs (one earned) on four hits in seven innings. She struck out four and did not walk a batter.

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Oak Harbor defeats Scott to advance to sectional final

The Oak Harbor Rockets baseball team defeated Toledo Scott, 19-0, in five innings, in their Division II Sectional Semifinal matchup on Saturday at Oak Harbor High School.

Oak Harbor took control early, scoring nine runs in the first inning to effectively put the game away early on. The Rockets then added three runs in the third and seven in the fourth to account for their 19 runs.

A number of Oak Harbor hitters contributed to help account for the scoring. Caleb Turco had a triple and three RBIs, Garrett Harvey finished with three RBIs, Andy Rathbun finished with one hit, two RBIs and two runs, Ryan Pavlica went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run and David Tooman had a double and an RBI.

Harvey got the win on the mound, allowing no runs to go with seven strikeouts in 2.1 innings of work.

Oak Harbor plays Defiance at Thursday at 5 p.m. The Bulldogs won the Division II State Championship last season.

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Oak Harbor clean-up thanks

The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Village Wide Cleanup was held on Saturday May 3. Despite the rainy, cool weather, we had nearly 30 volunteers, including the OHHS Baseball Team, come out to help clean up the downtown area. We would also like to thank Community Markets for the use of their dumpsters and The Village of Oak Harbor for donating trash bags for the event.  1/2 of a dumpster was filled on Saturday morning, which is trash that is no longer on our streets.  Everyone needs to do their part to help keep our small town beautiful. Again, we would like to thank everyone who participated and their efforts to help keep Oak Harbor clean!

Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce

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Community garden

When I was talking by the field left after the old middle school was removed, I was struck by how suited it would be for a community garden. Not only to sell produce but to supply fresh food to the food banks. It would need a good organization to organize, but I think there would be plenty of volunteers to work in it. I would give a few hours a week, others would too.

Phoebe Borman
Port Clinton

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Yoga on the Beach at East Harbor

Beginning Saturday, May 24, Yoga on the Beach will be held at East Harbor State Park Beach, Marblehead, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8-8:45 a.m.

The gentle yoga class will accommodate all levels experience, including beginners, and all ages, from youth through seniors. Attendees should bring a beach towel or a blanket, as traditional yoga mats do not work well on the sand. A $5 contribution is suggested, with a portion of all contributions donated to United Way in Ottawa County.

For further information, contact instructor Donna Lueke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 419.341.4110.

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