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Downtown revitalization presented to council

Downtown plan for Madison Street.

On Wednesday, March 26, Poggemeyer Design Group presented their renderings for the revitalization of downtown Port Clinton. Poggemeyer has met with council two times prior and spoke with citizens at those meetings to get their ideas of what they would like to see in the downtown area. With these latest renderings that have been presented, Poggemeyer has taken design, organization, promotion, and economic structuring into consideration. This particular meeting was focused on design.

Even though the meeting focused on design, Lauren Falcone and Greg Telecky, representatives from Poggemeyer, gave a brief finding of the market study of the area done by Boulevard Strategy out of Columbus. The market study found that manufacturing, medical, service, and food were the growing areas of industry in the area; the highest being food service. Poggemeyer also found that the office market is shrinking, but the medical industry of the area is growing.

“People are coming to the community,” said Falcone, “we just need to get them to stay here.”

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Success for PCHS Students at State DECA Competition

The following students placed at the 70th Annual DECA State competition (Career Development Conference) held in Columbus on March 21 and 22:

Top 25 - Kennedy Gulas - Business Finance Series, Tarrynn Edgefield - Accounting Series, Ashlynn Slauterbeck - Business Services Series, John Morton - Sports & Enertainment Series, Alexis Cash - Advertising Campaign Event, Jacob Reed - Marketing Management Series

Students awarded with Top 10 honors included:   Nathan Haghiri, 5th place, Automotive Service Marketing; Dylan Spears, 9th place, Principles of Marketing; Kayla Armendariz, 9th place, Entrepreneurship Written Event; Eryn Nason, 3rd place, Retail Merchandising Series; and Madi Baxter & Claire Zielinski, 3rd  place, Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan

Qualifying for the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, GA on May 2-6  are  Eryn Nason, Madi Baxter, Claire Zielinski and Nathan Haghiri.  Mr. Bill Hollister, is the  PCHS Marketing Teacher & DECA Advisor.

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PCHS announces Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2014

  • Published in Sports

The Port Clinton High School Athletic Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2014 Inductees. The 1976 Port Clinton High School Football Team and Scott Rickel will join the high ranks of PCHS Athletes and Coaches inducted into the Hall of Fame. This year, instead of at a banquet in May, the event will take place on Sept. 26 and 27. Inductees will be introduced at the Friday evening football game and then inducted at the Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 27. Ticket sales will be announced at a later date.  

The 1976 team was one of the greatest teams in PCHS history. More than thirty-five years ago they won the Great Lakes League Championship, the first outright championship for PCHS since 1963. They had an outstanding 9-1 record, with their only loss to Bellevue. After that first loss, they regrouped and rampaged through the league, allowing only one touchdown for the rest of the season, that in the final league game at Bedford. One of the most memorable games was the contest with Fostoria, with the Redskins beating rival Fostoria 64 to 0. Port Clinton High School is looking for contact information on 1976 team member. If you have information, contact Rick Dominick or Amy Kelly at 419.734.2147.

Scott Rickel was a Redskin three sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball, earning six varsity letters and numerous team and league honors. After graduating from Port Clinton High School in 1993, Scott had an outstanding athletic career at Wittenberg University, where he participated in football and track and field. He earned All Conference honors in multiple track events and is the Wittenberg record holder in the indoor 500 meter, the outdoor 400 meter, and is part of the record-holding 800 and 1600 meter relay teams.

Nomination forms for the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015 are available online at the high school office or www.pccsd.net--click on schools, high school, athletics, Athletic Hall of Fame. Applications must be received by the first Friday in February.

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