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Schultz breaks middle school diving reco…

26-12-2014 Hits:205 Sports  - avatar Rob Zajac

Schultz breaks middle school diving record

Alaina Schultz, 8th grader at Port Clinton Middle School, broke the school record for diving in route to winning the Middle School Diving Championships Friday, December 19. Alaina starting diving last...

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Santa flies into the Erie Ottawa Interna…

24-12-2014 Hits:234 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Santa flies into the Erie Ottawa International Airport

On Sunday, December 21, boys and girls across the area gathered at Erie Ottawa International Airport to watch Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves fly in. After their arrival, Mr...

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Second Street renovation plans discussed…

23-12-2014 Hits:308 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Second Street renovation plans discussed at public meeting

On Wednesday, December 17, the City of Port Clinton and members of Poggemeyer Design Group held a public meeting discussing the Second Street reconstruction project. The project extends two blocks...

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I LIVE UNITED kick off campaign

Local bars, restaurants and taverns are joining together to raise money for the United Way. November 7-9 patrons are encouraged to head to downtown Port Clinton to kick off the I LIVE UNITED t-shirt campaign.

Participating businesses include: 1812 Food & Spirits, Bell Mell Tavern, Cielo Grande Tapas Bar, Clinton House, McCarthy’s, Rosie’s and Slater’s. These businesses will be inviting their customers to donate to the United Way. The campaign is simple; each bar and/or restaurant will have blank paper t-shirts available. For a donation to the United Way, the patron can write their name on the shirt and have it posted in the establishment.

No, more than ever, United Way needs the support from the community. United Way works to improve lives in our community by focusing their work on education, income and health. For more information call Lisa Dubbert at 419-734-6645.

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PC Alum and Harvard Dean reports socioeconomic split in Ottawa County

Dr. Putnam (left) with Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone at the Island House Friday night.
Photo by Donna Lueke

Dr. Robert Putnam came home last week. He was here to speak to an Ottawa County Task Force on Aging, and to a group of community leaders gathered at the Island House a bit later. In between, he spent about an hour with Port Clinton Mayor, Vince Leone. His message was an eye-opener.

Dr. Putnam, a 1959 graduate of Port Clinton High School, is the Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has spent the better part of the last 10 years studying the crumbling of the American Dream among America’s Youth. He caused quite a stir locally over a year ago when he wrote a piece for the New York Times, and Port Clinton appeared. His research provided a fairly grim picture of his home town. 

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United Way hosts a day of caring

Noah Damschen and Bridgette Schroeder play with recycled barrels.

On Friday, September 12, the United Way held its Day of Caring. The day is dedicated to educating the community on ways they can volunteer their time to give back to their community in many ways or the services that are available for families. The event was held at the Sutton Center, a resource center for many of the organizations Day of Caring supports.

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