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Patrolman Nate Edmonds awarded Myron Dress Award

At the Port Clinton City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 24, Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman announced that Patrolman Nate Edmonds was awarded the Myron “Mike” Dress Award. The award was started by then Port Clinton Police Chief Walt Bahnsen to honor Myron Dress who was a member of the Port Clinton Reserve Police and passed away after a short battle with cancer. 

“Mike Dress was the composite of a police officer as he was caring, professional and always there when called upon,” said Police Chief Hickman.

The award was instituted by the department to recognize individual officers who have had an outstanding year. This award is given based on felony arrests: burglaries in progress, narcotic arrests and recovered stolen vehicles. The Port Clinton Police Department continues to honor Mike Dress’ memory, his service and compassion by recognizing individual officers with this award.

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Gary Anderson attending First Shot and Range Dedication ceremonies

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) invites men, women and children of all ages to attend a Dedication Ceremony of its newly-expanded Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center, located in historic Camp Perry in Port Clinton. The Range Dedication Ceremony will take place Monday, July 7, at approximately 11 a.m. (following the First Shot Ceremony). Join us as we tour the modern architecture and flowing walkways, glass cases of authentic Olympic memorabilia and the advanced technology of our indoor air gun range within the multi-million dollar complex. 

Guests of Honor at the event will include the mayor of Port Clinton, Vincent Leone; CMP Board Chairman, Mrs. Judith Legerski; as well as the range’s namesake, Mr. Gary Anderson.

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Register now for Walk to Remember

The Compassionate Friends of Ottawa County invites bereaved parents, siblings, relatives and friends to register now for a one-mile “Walk to Remember” Sunday, July 20, at 1 p.m.

As the world’s largest self-help bereavement organization, The Compassionate Friends offers friendship, understanding, and hope to families that have experienced the death of a child.  There are more than 650 chapters in the United States, including all 50 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The local event is patterned after The Compassionate Friends National Walk to Remember® in Chicago, Illinois, where as many as 1,500 are expected to participate. Dozens of chapters across the country are expected to hold a local Walk to Remember during 2014.

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Flying in the Ford Tri-Motor

See what it's like to fly in the Ford Tri-Motor! View the video below. To take the flight yourself visit flytheford.org or call 1-877-952-5395.

A special thank you to the Liberty Aviation Museum from the Beacon!

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Phenomenal year for walleye fishing

I’m no expert, but I do believe that the heavy ice we had this past winter resulted in a very big shad kill. In turn, that removed a large portion of the walleye forage base. What does this mean? It means that walleye have been more eager to taste our offerings of painted metal, plastics, and live bait selections in an almost suicidal fashion.

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Safety Town graduates 25

The Port Clinton Fire House hosted Safety Town Tuesday, June 24, through Friday, June 27. Safety Town is a program where children that are entering kindergarten get a chance to learn about safety from the emergency service workers themselves.

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Lions Club at Waterworks Park on July 4

The Port Clinton Lions Club will again be at the 4th of July celebration at the Waterworks Park.  The Club will be selling hotdogs, chili dogs, chips, pop, water and “Glow Sticks”.  Come and help support our sight and hearing programs.

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OCIC presents award to Davis Besse/FENOC

OCIC presents an award to Davis Besse/FENOC from ODOT’s Jobs & Commerce program to support roadwork safety improvements made on State Route 2 at Davis Besse’s main entrance.  Pictured L to R: Ray Lieb, Site Vice President-Davis Besse, Jamie Beier Grant, Director-OCIC, and Hans Rosebrock, Manager, Economic Development & External Affairs - FirstEnergy.

 

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