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Ribbon Cutting Held for PJ’s Grille and Bar

Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton held a ribbon cutting for PJ’s Grille & Bar to celebrate their grand opening on July 1.  Representatives from the City of Port Clinton, Main Street Port Clinton, and the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce congratulated them and thanked them for their commitment to Port Clinton.

Pictured left to right: Port Clinton City Councilman Jerry Tarolli; Port Clinton City Councilman Margaret Phillips; Port Clinton City Councilman Lisa Sarty; Don Clemons, Main Street Port Clinton Board Member; Ashley Wuersig; Donald Kleinhans, General Manager; Latoya Kleinhans, owner; Paula Cromley; Jamie Kleinhans, owner; Laura Schlachter, Port Clinton Chamber and Main Street; Missy Walker, Main Street Port Clinton Board Member; and Tracey Elson, Port Clinton Chamber Ambassador.

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Paege Murphy to Teach Art Class

Paege Murphy of Sandusky will, once again, after an enjoyable class last year, teach a colored pencil drawing class on Thursday, July 17.  Murphy specializes in pencil and colored pencil drawings, and shows and sells her work throughout the area.  Students will learn to draw water in a colored pencil drawing of a Lake Erie landscape.  Murphy walks her students through the class, so all levels of artists are encouraged to attend.  Everyone will go home with a frame-able piece of art.

The class is sponsored by the Port Clinton Artists’ Club and will be held at the Sutton Center, 1875 E. Harbor Rd/Perry St. from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Open to the public, the classes are $45.  Seating is limited. For more information, or to make a reservation, call Kathie Widing at 419-341-0817.

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PCHS announces new volleyball coach

  • Published in Sports

Port Clinton High School has a new Volleyball Coach, Kelly Ward.  Even though she is new to the Redskin Volleyball program, she has a great deal of experience as a volleyball coach and player.  She graduated from Sandusky High School with three varsity letters in volleyball and continued being involved in area programs as a coach.  Ward was a coach with the North Shore Club Volleyball, and has been both a Junior High and Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach at Sandusky Schools for a number of years.  

Rick Dominick, Port Clinton High School Athletic Director stated, “We are very fortunate to find someone of Coach Ward's caliber to lead our Volleyball Program.  She brings to Port Clinton a good deal of experience coaching and Kelly is a very energetic person.  In our conversation her passion for Volleyball became very evident and everyone that knew her from Sandusky spoke very highly of her in regards to her knowledge of the game, work ethic, and ability to relate to her players.” 

Kelly lives in Sandusky with her husband, Andy, the chef at Edgewood Manor in Port Clinton, and their three children.  She and her husband also have a catering business, Ward Catering.  Coach Ward stated, “I am excited to come and coach at Port Clinton.  I love the area and look forward to this new opportunity to build a strong program.”

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