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Downtown Port Clinton construction updat…

06-05-2015 Hits:251 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Downtown Port Clinton construction update

  Starting Friday afternoon, north and south Monroe St. will be opened. Second Street from Coffee Express to the Madison and Second intersection will be closed. Even though Second Street from...

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Catawba Island Boat Show completes 11th …

06-05-2015 Hits:99 Business  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Catawba Island Boat Show completes 11th year

On Friday, May 1, through Sunday, May 3, the Catawba Island Club hosted the 11th annual Progressive Insurance Catawba Island Boat Show. This year there were 35 merchant tents as...

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Soap Box Derby Gravity Racing takes to E…

05-05-2015 Hits:162 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Soap Box Derby Gravity Racing takes to Erie-Ottawa International Airport runway

On Saturday, May 2, the Erie-Ottawa International Airport held a Soap Box Derby Gravity Racing Challenge STEM School Race on their runway. There were 20 racers in the derby and...

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Lake Erie Thunder wins Best of the Best Basketball Spring Shootout

Front Row L to R: Clay Schulte (Oak Harbor), Jac Alexander (Oak Harbor), Ryan Lozier (Clyde), Trent Scott (Sandusky), Zach Voight (Perkins). Back Row L to R: Brycetyn Hedden (Margaretta), Nate Roesch (Perkins), Joey Brown (Huron), Drew Wennes (Huron), Michael Wade (Sandusky).

Lake Erie Thunder seventh grade AAU team won the Best of the Best Basketball Spring Shootout in Tiffin. The team went 5-0 in the tournament and beat the Future Rookies 66-34 in the Championship. 

The team also went to Columbus to participate in the Ohio Youth Basketball March Classic.

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Coaches Bickel and Carmon honored

Coach Beau Carmon after receiving his award.

Two Port Clinton High School Coaches received distinguished honors this week. Girls Head Basketball Coach Toby Bickel was named the Division II Coach of the Year in Ohio. Also, Beau Carmon, who was also named Ohio Division IV Coach of the Year in Ohio, received the Coach’s Award from the Toledo Wistert Chapter of the National Football Foundation.

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Lady Rockets’ magical run ends in the regional semifinals

Only four teams finish the season happy. 

For the rest, not winning a state championship means their season ends with a loss. But that shouldn't put a damper on a team's accomplishments.

The Oak Harbor Rockets' magical season came to an end when they lost, 53-42, to North Union in the Division III regional semifinals. In a back-and-forth game that featured two ties and eight lead changes, Oak Harbor held a 32-31 lead after Maddy Rathbun scored inside off a pass from Emma Bergman with 2:04remaining in the third quarter, but the Wildcats, who sport a 26-1 record a No. 4 ranking, closed out the quarter on a 6-2 run to take a 37-34 lead heading into the fourth and slowly pulled away in the final quarter. The Rockets' last real chance came with 2:38 remaining when they trailed 45-40 and called a timeout, but were unable to convert and were forced to foul where North Union, which is located in Richwood, closed it out at the free-throw line.

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