Danbury class of ’74 reunion

Save the date! The Danbury class of ’74 is holding their class reunion on September 13, 2014. Those interested in attending are encouraged to contact Jerri Uhinck-Lucas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or join the Danbury class of ’74 Facebook page.



Fireworks in Ohio

I once again write to suggest that the time has come to consider legislation in Ohio to allow for the sale and use of the full line of consumer fireworks.

Consumer fireworks are safer today than they have ever been in the history of our country.  John Adams, in a prophetic 1776 letter to his wife Abigail, suggested that the Independence Day holiday “ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations (fireworks) from one end of this continent to the other, from this day forward forevermore.”


Marblehead Summerfest sizzles through its third year

St. Joseph’s Marblehead choir, volunteers from the parish and community, locals and visitors worked together to have another successful year at the Marblehead Summerfest. Friday night was very busy at the festival, but heat played a factor during the day on Saturday.


Bluegrass Jam rocks the hangar

Photo: The Willow Creek Band

The 3rd annual Bluegrass Jam took place in the Liberty Aviation Museum hangar on Saturday, June 28, from 6-11 p.m. It is the third year for the Jam, but it’s the first year it was held in the museum hangar. The Bluegrass Jam bands were the Ottawa County Bluegrass Band and Willow Creek Band.

Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport Authority Director Stan Gebhardt said that last year there were 335 people that attended the event and he expected the number of people there met or exceeded last year’s numbers.

“We have a great group of volunteers that help with this event,” said Gebhardt. “That’s what makes everything run smooth and efficient.”

All of the money raised at the event goes towards aviation: the Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation and the Liberty Aviation Museum. For more information about these organizations visit and


Community calendar July 3-9

July 1-6

Ford Tri-Motor Rides
What: Experience travel as it was in the golden age of aviation
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Where: Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport, Port Clinton
Cost: Advanced online admission $70 adult, $50 17 and under, Walk up rate $75
Info: 419-734-6297 or

Thursday July 3

Independence Day Celebration
What: Duck race, kid’s games, beer tent, 50/50, fireworks at dusk
When:5-11:30 p.m.
Where: Riverbank in downtown Oak Harbor
Info: 419-898-0479 or


Walleyes for Wounded Heroes

For the third year, and still growing, the Walleyes for Wounded Heroes came to fish in our Great Lake, Lake Erie. The Walleyes for Wounded Heroes is an extension of the Kentucky Wounded Heroes organization. The program offers Kentucky’s uniform members of the United States Armed Forces, law enforcement officers, fire fighters and emergency medical responders who have been injured in the line of duty, the opportunity to fish, relax and enjoy the natural healing resources that Lake Erie has to offer.


EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor has returned to Port Clinton

EAA Tin Goose Chapter 1247 invites you to step back in time and experience the Golden Age of aviation when they host rides in a beautifully restored 1929 Ford Tri-Motor this July 1-6. Rides will depart from the Liberty Aviation Museum complex, 3515 E. State Road, Port Clinton. 

Tri-Motor rides will be available July 1 from 1-5 p.m. and July 2-6 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adult ticket prices are $70 in advance ($75 at event) and $50 for children. Advance tickets may be purchased via EAA’s secure web site or by calling 1-877-952-5395. Walk-in tickets will be available at the event.


Port Clinton Area Fourth of July

This year the Port Clinton Area is celebrating baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and classic cars over the Fourth of July holiday. 

Star Spangled Squirt Gun Run

The day starts with the Star Spangled Squirt Gun Run/Walk 5k. Registration for the run starts at 8 a.m. at the Jefferson Street Pavilion. The run/walk starts at 9 a.m. Spectators are encouraged to line the race route with squirt guns to squirt runners. Pre-registration is $20 for the race and $25 the day of. For more information visit

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