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Gamers Club in Port Clinton reopens

Gamers Club and Mega Nites were the first to open Internet Sweepstakes Cafes in Ohio and rapidly became the industry leader. The Cafes were popular and the owner eventually opened several Cafes across the I-90 corridor. Many competitors followed suit, but they still were voted the “Best of the Best Internet Café” in a poll by the Lorain Journal. 

In October, 2013, the Ohio legislature passed laws that essentially made Sweepstakes games illegal. As a result, approximately 600 Cafes closed. The owner searched for a better solution and found it with a new software provider, offering state-of-the-art games, but most importantly, a business model that is legal and will remain so in Ohio for the duration– Skill Games. Customers have the opportunity to play Skill Computer Games on a high-speed interactive web-based network utilizing true HD graphics with video animations. The games include features such as multi level bonuses, power spins, wild cards and other interesting twists. Prizes are paid in gold and silver bullion which is readily convertible into cash or gas cards. 

Gamers Club reopened in Harbor Light Landing in Port Clinton in December and Mega Nites reopened on SR 60 in Vermilion in January. The Café offers a place to play and win the games and enjoy an adults-only, alcohol-free, smoke-free environment and the camaraderie developed among the customer base. Early reports indicate the Cafes have already nearly reached their prior levels of business.

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Toledo Symphony String Quartet to play at Edgewood Manor and the Vineyard

Thanks to a grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation, the Toledo Symphony String Quartet will perform at two Port Clinton retirement communities on Wednesday, Feb. 12. 

Edgewood Manor Nursing Care Center, Fulton St., Port Clinton, will host the group at 1:30 p.m., with refreshments provided by Home Instead.  The Vineyard on Catawba, 3820 E. Vineyard Village Drive, will host the quartet at 3 p.m.  

Admission is free and family, friends and the public are invited to attend both of these concerts.  The concerts have been arranged by the Musical Arts Series at Firelands.

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Liberty Aviation Museum recruiting volunteers

Liberty Aviation Museum Director Jeff Sondles addressing a tour group from the Catawba Island Club on Saturday. 

The Liberty Aviation Museum, adjacent to the Erie-Ottawa International Airport in Port Clinton, opened in July of 2012. A year and a half later, the museum is already undergoing a major expansion.

The hangar being constructed behind the existing buildings will house the Ford Tri-Motor restoration project and visiting historical aircraft, and will be the winter exhibit area for the Museum’s fully restored PT boat. This will allow more space in the existing part of the Museum for new exhibits and various events. Two historical organizations have recently contacted the Museum about being the permanent home for their collections.  

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