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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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First Annual Bird Ohio Day celebrated May 10

On Saturday, May 10, the trail head of the boardwalk at Magee Marsh was even busier than usual for the Biggest Week in American Birding. Senator Randy Gardner, Representative Chris Redfern, and representatives from the offices of Senator Sherrod Brown and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur made remarks regarding the first annual Bird Ohio Day. The following letter from Governor Kasich was also part of the ceremony:

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Walleye Festival Grande Parade

The Civilian Marksmanship Program Grande Parade will be held Saturday, May 24, at 1 p.m. Main Street Port Clinton in conjunction with the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce are asking businesses and organizations to be in the parade. All it takes is a banner to carry along the parade route or a well-decorated poster board with your group name mounted on some sort of transportation.

Judging will be held in the following categories:

•Most spirit
•Most entertaining
•Best theme
•Best of show
•Port Clinton pride
•Best baton corp
•Mayor’s Wild Walleye award

Please contact the festival office at 419-734-5503 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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