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Mark Schaffner

Mark Schaffner

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Primary Election in Port Clinton May 7

On Tuesday, May 7, the spring primary election will be held. In the city of Port Clinton there are two contested offices. Democratic candidates for City Council Ward 1 are Ronald D. Aukerman (incumbent) and Karen A. O’Keefe. Democratic candidates for City Council Ward 4 are Gary Philabaum and Gabe Below.

The information sent with the water bills was inaccurate.  The voting locations for the election are:

For wards 1A and 1B, Bataan Memorial Elementary School, 565 W. Sixth Street.

For 4A and 4B, Ottawa County Health Department in the City County Complex, 1856 East Perry.

Port Clinton boys lose to Lexington

Port Clinton Boys tennis took on Lexington Monday at Port Clinton High School in an Ohio Coaches Tournament Match.  The Redskins fell to 6-2 on the year as Lexington won 5 - 0.

The scores were as follows:

  • 1st Singles:  Mason Dragos (L) def. Matheus Rodrigues (PC)  6-0, 6-0
  • 2nd Singles:  Matt Youse (L) def. Noah Cross (PC) 6-0, 6-0
  • 3rd Singles:  Mark Youse def. Leandro Papa (PC) 6-0, 6-0
  • 1st Doubles:  Matt Barkett/Tommy Barkett def. Matt Fillmore/Jeff Griffin (PC) 6-4, 3-0 (retired)
  • 2nd Doubles:  Jett Acero/Carson def. Max Mercurio/Ryan Norgard (PC) 6-1, 6-1

From Coach Aaron Taylor: “Matheus ran into an excellent player in Mason who was his District's champion last year.  Noah ran into a similar situation as Matt was his District's runner-up to Mason.  Leandro also went up against a former state doubles qualifier in Mark.  At 1st doubles Jeff and Matt were forced to retire due to an injury after playing a very close first set.  Ryan and Max had a tough time against a very cohesive unit from Lexington at 2 doubles."

Ann Elizabeth Nelson, May 2, 1920 – April 30, 2013

Clerk of Courts of Ottawa County (1973-1984)
Ann Elizabeth Nelson, a lifelong resident and former Clerk of Courts of Ottawa County, died on Tuesday, April 30, after a short illness. Ann died peacefully at the Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania, three days before her 93rd birthday.

In 1972, Ann was elected Clerk of Courts of the Common Pleas Court of Ottawa County, and she held that office for three 4-year terms until 1984. Before that, she served as Deputy Clerk of the Court for over 15 years.

Ann was born on May 2, 1920, to Christ and Mary (Imes) Nelson. She was an honors graduate of Port Clinton High School’s Class of 1938. She then graduated from Davis College in Toledo. Before her employment with the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court, Ann was employed by Herbrand Corporation in Fremont, and later worked at the Erie Ordinance Depot.

Ann was an active member of the Port Clinton and Ottawa County communities and was involved in many organizations. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary, and the Riverview Nursing Home Auxiliary. Ann was a 16-year volunteer with the Red Cross at Magruder Hospital.

Ann was a member of the Port Clinton Yacht Club where she enjoyed attending weekend social events and spending time with her friends. Active in local politics, Ann was a member of the Ottawa County Democratic Club. She was also a member of the Port Clinton Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

Ann enjoyed art and painting and was a member of the Port Clinton Artists Club. She also enjoyed traveling. She traveled to all but six of the United States, and visited most of northeastern Canada. She took a European tour of 15 countries, and later traveled to the British Isles, Australia, Tahiti, New Zealand and Fiji.

Ann was devoted to her Catholic faith and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Port Clinton. There, she was a member of the Adult Choir, the Memorial Choir and the Altar Rosary Society.

Ann is survived by her brother, Curtis (Arline) Nelson; her niece, Nancy Nelson; and her nephews, John (Cathy) Nelson and David (Susan) Nelson. She is also survived by her grand-nephew, Kyle Nelson; and her grand-nieces, Lindsay and Claire Nelson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Christ and Mary Nelson; her brother, Marvin; and her sister, Lois.

Friends may visit the family on Friday, May 3, from 4-7 p.m. at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St, Port Clinton. A Funeral Mass will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, any donations be made to the Immaculate Conception Church. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Ralph Marquez, Sr., Jan. 21, 1948-April 27, 2013

Ralph Marquez, Sr., 65, of Port Clinton, passed away Saturday, April 27, at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, surrounded by his loving family. Ralph was born on January 21, 1948, in Port Clinton, the son of Jose and Tiofila (Carrion) Marquez.
Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, with funeral services conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 4, in the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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