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Port Clinton’s brain gain: Dina Rodgers of Lilly and Gerts

Dina Rodgers of Lilly and Gerts

Editor’s note: First in a series, The Beacon is showcasing businesses of Port Clinton graduates that moved away, saw the country and world, and decided to come back to Port Clinton to start their business. People may talk about a “brain drain”, but we want to showcase Port Clinton’s “brain gain”. Many of these graduates and business owners came back to start a business and raise their families. That is the case with Dina Rodgers.

Dina Rodgers, owner and operator of Lilly and Gerts, is a 1990 Port Clinton High School graduate.

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PCMS hosts grade five orientation

Port Clinton Middle School will be welcoming grade five students on Wednesday, May 28, as part of an orientation program. As a class, students will visit PCMS during the school day for a tour and to learn more about all that is available to them as a sixth grade students next year.  

Later that day, parents of grade five students are invited to attend a special “Parent Chat” to discuss both student and parent expectations. Topics will include the transition from elementary school to middle school, general information, expectations and extra-curricular opportunities for students. The Parent Chat will take place at PCMS at 6:30 p.m. 

More information regarding scheduling and elective classes is available on the school district website, pccsd.net, under News.

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Father and son graduate from water operator training

William Pinkleton (left) with step-father Mark Buxton (right).

Mark Buxton and his stepson, William Pinkleton, both of Port Clinton, received their certificates from the Water Operator’s training class on May 1 at the program’s graduation exercise. They join two Fremont residents in the graduation class.

“This was an opportunity for me to re-invent myself and start a new career path,” Buxton said. 

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