BY JOHN SCHAFFNER
For a lot of years, the New Departure Hyatt Bearings plant in Sandusky was a major employer locally. Now it is being torn down. I pass the demolition process every day when I drive to Sandusky to visit Mary Alice. It is kind of sad.
The ”Doing Good Gala” Live Auction fundraiser supporting the Ottawa County Community Foundation is coming up on Tuesday, July 25 starting at 6 p.m. at Catawba Island Club. They will have a strolling supper, live music, fabulous sunsets and a live auction with a lot of interesting and unique items. For more information or to make reservations, contact www.ottawaccf.org.
Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, 110 Main St. in Marblehead, will be hosting “Market Days” this Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until they are sold out. Lots of good things to eat.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Port Clinton Area Chamber’s Jerry Lippus Memorial Classic Car Show planned for Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Madison Street in downtown Port Clinton. There is still time to get your vehicle registered. Call the Port Clinton Chamber office at 419-734-5503 or visit PortClintonChamber.com. The cost is $15 and the first 100 cars registered receive a free dash plaque.
How about this as an incentive to give blood? A free ticket to Cedar Point! The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be making two stops locally on Thursday, July 27. The first stop is at Catawba Community Hall from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second will be at the Port Clinton Elks Lodge from noon to 6 p.m. Help save a life and get a free ticket to Cedar Point.
Congratulations to the following students at the University of Findlay for earning Dean’s List recognition. The are all from Oak Harbor. Christine Bolen, Ellie Hanselman, Logan Harris, Alaina Hetrick, Amelia Mizelle and Caitllynn Noble.