Attention all vendors and crafters

The 7th annual United Way Gem Beach Rocks event is being held on Saturday, August 16, from 12-8 p.m. at Gem Beach on Catawba Island. Volunteers and vendors are needed for this event. For more information about volunteering for Gem Beach Rocks, contact Kristen Gerwin at the United Way 419-734-6645. For more information about the event or being a vendor, contact the United Way office at 419-734-6645 or go to



Danbury Township executive session

The Board of Trustees of Danbury Township will meet in executive session at the Danbury Township Police Department, 419 S. Bridge Road, Marblehead, Ohio 43440 on Monday, June 16, at 6 p.m. to conduct four interviews for the full-time Fire Chief position.


Open Letter from Sheriff Levorchick to Ottawa County Citizens

Well, we are once again thrown full force into the summer months and the great migration of visitors to our awesome county. We are truly blessed to live in such a great county, which is one of the prime vacation and weekend destinations within the State of Ohio. 

As we enjoy the warm sunshine and the many benefits that we enjoy during the summer months within Ottawa County, please be aware of the increased amount of traffic that always comes this time of year. With the increased traffic from our visitors, come some who are not familiar with our roads nor with the exact location of their destination. Therefore, I ask that we all take stock in our own driving habits and slow down a little in order to ensure that we all arrive safely to whatever location we are traveling. 


Good News for Western Basin Walleye Anglers

It sure has been nice being able to wear shorts out in the boat these past couple of weeks. I thought the warm weather would never arrive, but I’m sure glad it finally did! 

Water temperatures are now in the high 60’s and low 70’s and there are still plenty of walleye in the area. Reports of big fish being caught to the east, (Lorain and further east), have begun, so those fish have already left the west end and are on the move to their summer hunting grounds. However, there is still some pretty phenomenal walleye fishing to be had from Toledo to Vermilion. 


Gardner honors Port Clinton K of C for 100 years of service

Thursday, June 5, Senator Randy Gardner came to honor the member of the Port Clinton Knights of Columbus for contributing 100 years of service to the community. “100 years is impressive,” said Gardner, “but what’s most commendable are the contributions you’ve made to the children and families of the community.”

Pictured left to right are: Gerry Arnold, Ed Verkin, Andy Migas, State Senator Randy Gardner, Grand Knight Jim Wisler, Don Gresbach, Joe Majce, John Schaffner and Bill Miller.


Mother-to-mother Sale June 14

Gently used children’s clothing, gear and accessories will be on sale during the Port Clinton Women’s Club mother-to-mother sale on June 14. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 207 Adams Street, Port Clinton. Admission to the sale is 50 cents or a canned good donation that will be donated to the local food pantry.

For those interested in selling gently used children’s items at the sale, tables are still available to rent. The cost for a table is $15. To rent a table call 419-960-9156 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put mom-to-mom sale in the subject line.


Come for the Justices, stay for the sunset

The Ottawa County Republican Women’s Club is hosting a meet and greet with Ohio Supreme Court Justices Sharon Kennedy and Judi French at the Catawba Island Club Pavilion on June 19. The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. and the Justices will speak at 7:15 p.m.

The event also offers a strolling buffet featuring carved sirloin board, perch sliders, blackened walleye, slider bar with grilled pesto chicken, grilled tuna and eggplant pepper, lake table with locally grown fruits and vegetables, mashed potato bar, cheese board and grilled sausages from West Side Market, salads and a Toft’s ice cream cart. Bob Szmik and Evelyn Wright will also be performing live jazz music. The suggested dress is summer casual. Tickets are $50.

Reservations or questions are to be directed to Kathy Lambacher, 419-732-0060, or Joy Roth, 419-261-0797.


Port Clinton’s brain gain: Roseann Hickman

Port Clinton High School Class of 1982 graduate Roseann Hickman moved away one year after graduating only to come back to Port Clinton, the place that she claims as home. After graduation, Roseann wanted to relocate to a bigger community. In 2003, she decided to move back to Port Clinton.

“I moved back to be near my family,” said Roseann. “I missed the lake and I also missed the small town sense of community; it feels safe here. My roots were here, there’s nothing like coming home.”

Roseann is the owner of Perfect Color Hair and Tan on 90 N. Madison Street. “The former owner called and wanted to know if I wanted to purchase the business in 2009. I didn’t want to see an empty store front in Port Clinton. I saw an opportunity to enrich the downtown and I took it,” said Roseann.


PCHS presents year end awards at Honors Assembly

Mr. Bill Hollister, PCHS Marketing Teacher, presents Eryn Nason with the Marketing Education Department Award at the Port Clinton High School Honors Assembly.

Port Clinton High School held the annual Honors Assembly on May 23.  The following awards were presented for the 2013-14 school year:

Honoring student achievement and hard work is the purpose of The President’s Education Awards Program.  To be eligible for The President’s Award for Educational Excellence, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the fall semester of their senior year.  They must also receive recommendations from teachers in either school involvement or leadership abilities. President’s Award for Educational Achievement were presented to students who have met the grade point criteria, and have shown tremendous growth, but do not meet all criteria for the Presidential Award for Excellence. 

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