Dean’s List, The Ohio State University, Fall semester 2012:
Port Clinton: Katie Ashley
Each year the Leadership Ottawa County (LOC) class completes a project. The 2013 class is organizing The Welcome Doors of Ottawa County. These doors, modeled on the urban fairies project of Ann Arbor, MI, is designed to encourage travel and exploration throughout our region and encourage children of all ages to discover new points of interest and businesses in Ottawa County.
With a little more than a month left in its 2012-2013 campaign, United Way in Ottawa County is approximately $15,000 short of its fund-raising goal. United Way’s yearly investment in the community is over $365,000. “If you haven’t yet given to United Way this year, it is not too late,” says Chris Galvin, Director of United Way in Ottawa County. “We need your help in order for us to continue to fund all the programs in need. If every person in the county donated $10 a year, we would reach our goal.”
Plans to restore the old Port Clinton Lighthouse and transfer the historical structure from private ownership to the city will be the focus of a public meeting being held Jan 17 at the Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton. The meeting will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy, a local non-profit organization, called the meeting to brief the public on the ongoing restoration effort and how it will impact the future of the city and its residents. The Conservancy will also provide a brief history of the lighthouse and will be recruiting motivated volunteers to assist in the restoration, distribute flyers, assist with future fundraising, and other duties.