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Making the Port Clinton Lighthouse famous

Photo by Jordan Davenport.

Port Clinton now has one of the most photogenic lighthouses on the Great Lakes. The Ottawa County Museum is hoping to make it also the most photographed lighthouse on the Great Lakes. The museum is featuring an exhibit of photos of the lighthouse by either amateur or professional photographers. This exhibit was inspired by the large number of excellent photos that individuals post on Facebook. Because not everyone has access to Facebook, the museum will display submitted photos as an exhibit for everyone to see, free of charge.


Barr signs with Notre Dame College

Port Clinton High School senior, Zach Barr, signed his national letter of intent to continue his education and swim career at Notre Dame College in Euclid, Ohio. Seated left to right are Helena Barr (mother), Zach Barr, and Bryan Barr (father).


Danbury Middle School Honor Roll

Third nine weeks

Grade 5

High Honor Roll
Lia Brown*, Lily Dobrowolski, Ellie Fish*, Keileen Fullenkamp*, Michaela Harris, Emma Herbert*,
Maria Maringer*, Job O’Day*, Maggie Thompson*, Rosemarie Todd

Honor Roll
Hannah Bickley, Gavin Clark, Tess Humphrey, Laurel Maltese, Jacob Minton-Lewis, Gordon Strnad,
Kelly Uhinck, Presley Valenti, Braydon Wagner

Merit Roll
Nate Mahler, Mia Schenk


Musical Arts Series: Cleveland Orchestra Brass Trio

Cleveland Orchestra's Factory Seconds Brass Trio:  Jesse McCormick, horn; Jack Sutte, trumpet; Richard Stout, trombone.

The Musical Arts Series in Port Clinton will present the Cleveland Orchestra Brass Trio in the Earl E. Warnke Memorial Concert on Sunday, April 23 at 3:30 pm at Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Rd. in Port Clinton.  This trio consists of Jack Sutte, trumpet, Jesse McCormick, horn, and Richard Stout, trombone.  They call themselves Factory Seconds, since each occupies the second chair position of their respective section with the Cleveland Orchestra.  All are faculty members of the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music.


Support your organization at the Walleye Festival

Main Street Port Clinton’s Walleye Festival Committee would like to send out an invitation to volunteer at the 37th annual Walleye Festival over Memorial Day weekend. The committee is inviting non-profit organizations to raise money for their organization or any business who would like to raise money for their favorite charity by bartending in the Entertainment Tent over the weekend. Organizations can run a 50/50 during their time and also receive all tips at the bar.

This is a great way to generate extra funds for an organization or charity while having an enjoyable time at the Walleye Festival. The committee encourages organizations to invite family and friends to come down and support you.


ODOT construction update

State Route 2: Bridge Rehabilitation

Through May, lane restrictions are possible on SR 2 over Gypsum Road for bridge work. Additional lane restrictions may be announced in the fall. Project complete: November. All work is weather permitting.


Community calendar Apr. 20-26

Thursday, Apr. 20

Trivia League with DJ EJ
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Slater’s Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton

Friday, Apr. 21

Eagle Tour
When: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W SR 2, Oak Harbor

Twilight Bus Tours
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W SR 2, Oak Harbor


Tuttamore presented with BGSU Alumni Award

For more than 100 years, Bowling Green State University has celebrated accomplished individuals for service to their professions, their communities and to the University. On March 18, ten alumni were honored for their contributions at the 2017 College Alumni Awards.
A committee chose the honorees based on the recommendations of their peers, and each has achieved exceptional accomplishments in his or her career, bringing distinction to himself or herself and BGSU.

“We are pleased to honor each of these recipients and their contributions to their professional communities, and the world,” said President Mary Ellen Mazey. “I am humbled to be surrounded by so many talented and dedicated people. They serve as wonderful role models for our students.”


Board honors students at meeting

Front L to R: Ema Barton, Paige Priesman, Taylor Byington, Mikenzie Blunt, Erin Druyor, Abbie Mizelle. Back L to R: Tristan Moeller, Nate Poiry, Kain Thompson, Dylan Thorp, Dylan Mansor, Bruce Hrynicw, Cam Dickman, Jacon Huston.

The Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education met for its regular business meeting on March 23, 2017.

The meeting, which was held at the Oak Harbor High School Media Center, began by honoring the following athletes and employees with certificates for the following:


Tiki Warriors hosting Frozen Party

The Tiki Warriors Relay for Life Team is hosting a Frozen Party on Saturday, June 17, from 2-4 p.m. during the 2017 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ottawa County event at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased for $5 each. The party is limited to 75 children.

The party includes refreshments, snacks, a coloring contest, games, raffle baskets and goodie bags. Plus, a meet and greet with Elsa and Anna from the Gabby’s Once Upon A Time Princess Parties. Tickets are available until June 10 or until sold out.

For tickets, contact Kimberley Gaeth at 419-706-7431 or Tami Coppes at 419-270-2194. Tiki Warrior members will also be at the Community Market in Oak Harbor on April 22 selling tickets if the tickets are not already sold out.

Proceeds from the Frozen Party will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ottawa County.