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Port Clinton Lighthouse restoration complete

Left to right: John Smothers, Stewart Brand, Debbie Hymore-Tester, Brooke Browne, Kathy Mehl, Dave Mehl, Richard Norgard, Alex Thomas, Connie Brand, Darrell Brand.

On National Lighthouse Day, August 7, the Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy was happy to announce the Port Clinton Lighthouse has completed its restoration and is ready to be moved to its permanent location in Waterworks Park.  

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Harry Stensen Memorial Fund to benefit Terra State students

From left, Diane Bascone, Licensed Personal Banker, and Stephani Preston, Branch Teller, represent the KeyBank National Association in presenting the check to Carl Koebel, Terra State Trustee, College President Dr. Jerome Webster, Executive Director Lisa Williams, and Matt Montowski, Terra State Trustee.

The Harry Stensen Memorial Fund recently made a $10,000 donation to Terra State Community College for an endowed scholarship fund to assist Port Clinton High School graduates with their studies at the college.

“This is the first scholarship fund we have that specifically benefits Port Clinton students,” said Lisa Williams, Executive Director of the Terra College Foundation. “We are so appreciative to those who have been instrumental in this donation.”

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Wild About Eyes special reading hour to be held at Ida Rupp Public Library

Prevent Blindness Ohio and the Ida Rupp Public Library are presenting a special reading hour at 10:30 a.m. on August 18.  Senator Randy Gardner and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur will read a book to children gathered for the hour.  

The theme of the reading hour is children’s eye health and safety.  Specially selected books will introduce the children and their caregivers to the importance of taking care of your eyes, and Prevent Blindness Ohio will facilitate five stations of hands-on activities for the children to engage in that will help them understand the importance of eye health and safety. Each child attending will receive a special goody bag that contains a pair of sun/safety glasses, a copy of the book ‘Arthur’s Eyes,’ and assorted brochures for their caregivers.

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