Tell Tales 2-11-21

Feb 10, 2021 | Tell Tales | 0 comments

The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) reelected Ottawa County Commissioner Mark Stahl as its chairman, during the organization’s recent annual business meeting. With Commissioner Stahl in charge, Ottawa County will play an important part in determining regional planning with members in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan working on transportation, water quality, and support regional economic development endeavors that affect quality of life in the region.

TMACOG’s role in transportation is to help plan roadways, rail, bike and pedestrian accommodations, and transit that will move goods and people safely and efficiently throughout the region. The staff at TMACOG compiles information that local elected officials need to set priorities and make plans.

Ultimately, those plans are used to secure federal and state funding for area projects. TMACOG’s role in water quality planning is to help the region comply with governmental regulations for clean water.

I was hoping to escape the Covid-19 thing, but I ultimately got it. I had to spend 5 days at Magruder for treatment and I’m back in quarantine. The staff at Magruder was great!

I got a nice message from Lorn Garber of the Port Clinton Lions Club thanking me for announcing their recent Chicken Dinner, which was a success. It’s what we do!

Gary Matthews from Port Clinton was chosen from among 101 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Otterbein on Page 6B in last week’s Beacon. So, congratulations Gary. You are the winner of our weekly $25 gas card graciously donated by Friendship Stores. Each week we hide Wylie Walleye in an ad and our readers, when one of them finds him, can either bring in a contest entry cut out of the paper or log onto our website … … and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning our weekly contest.

Mark Phillips and Sydney Moore put together a dazzling video of the brand new Port Clinton Field House, as well as the week in sports at Port Clinton High School, at PC Video Productions. The video is sure to make Port Clinton sports fans smile, and many in Port Clinton are anxious to take the video tour of the old Zink Warehouse. The outside of the PC Field House remains to be done, but inside is a very slick $1.2 million facility offering 26,000 square feet of athletic equipment and workout space at Railroad and Short streets on the east side of downtown.

The new shows by PC Video Productions are available on Twitter (@PCVideoPro), where there are links to the YouTube video. The official Twitter account showcases Video Production classes at Port Clinton High School and Port Clinton Middle School.

Great job, Mark and Sydney!

The Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency has provided face masks for businesses in Ottawa County. The Chambers of Commerce in Oak Harbor and Port Clinton have them available at their offices free of charge for local businesses to help comply with the mask mandate. Contact them to make arrangements to pick up a supply of masks for your establishment.

Port Clinton native Alexander Sprenger, a graduate of Lawrence School, earned academic distinction for the most recent semester at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. Sprenger completed a minimum of 12 credits and earned a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher during the semester.

Drew Kopchak, a graduate of Port Clinton High School majoring in physics, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester at Baldwin Wallace University. Any full-time student who achieves a GPA of at least 3.6 for 12 or more graded hours or part-time student who achieves a GPA of at least 3.6 for six or more graded hours in the fall or spring semester is placed on the Dean’s List.

Mikahla Conrad, of Marblehead, was awarded a scholarship from the Marjorie M. McGranahan-Mildred F. McGranahan-Shafer-VanDorn-McGranahan Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of Findlay for the 2020-2021 academic year. The University of Findlay is known not only for science, health professions, animal science and equestrian studies programs, but also for cultivating the next generation of business leaders, educators and global citizens through a dedication to experiential learning.

Otterbein SeniorLife resident Mim Bable is happy to receive her second COVID shot!


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