Redfern to hold town hall meetings in Port Clinton

State Representative Chris Redfern (D-Catawba Island) will host a town hall discussion on Friday, October 3, at 11 a.m. in Port Clinton City Hall Council Chambers.

Rep. Redfern holds town hall meetings throughout Erie and Ottawa Counties to listen to constituents’ ideas, concerns and feedback.

Rep. Redfern will also provide a brief overview of actions in the legislature for area residents to learn about and discuss state legislative issues. The event is free and open to the public.


Dire straits

The City of Port Clinton’s finances and state of being have been a hot topic for some time among residents, part-time residents and frequent visitors to the area. The condition of City streets and infrastructure are a concern for residents and visitors. With a decreasing population and just under half of Port Clinton’s population being retired and not contributing to income tax revenue, the City is receiving less and less to keep up with day to day operations.

Being the county seat, it is said that the economy in Port Clinton has a direct effect on the rest of the county. City of Port Clinton Auditor Cole Hatfield and Port Clinton City Council Finance Committee Chair Mike Snider explain how the City gets its revenue, how the budget is created and just how much money the City really has.


Hog Calling Contest

Every year for the past 14 years, the Ace of Clubs 4-H club has hosted a Hog Calling Contest during the local county fair. This event would not be possible without the generous support of our community. The Ace of Clubs 4-H club would like to thank the following donors for their gifts for the 14th Annual Hog Calling Contest held this summer at the 50th Ottawa County Fair. 


Community calendar October 2-8

Thursday October 2

Watercolor painting with Dee Cochran
What: Registration required, call for suggested supply list
When: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Info: 419-732-3212 or

Yoga with Mary Leahy
When: 5:30-6:30 pm.
Where: Sutton Center Conference Room
Info: 330-858-1890


Magruder hosts first 5K event in honor of local woman

Magruder Hospital is hosting its first annual "Bras for the Cause" 5K Run/Walk, on Saturday, October 4. The race is in memory of Mimi Campbell who was a long-time Magruder employee, and Director of Nursing, who lost her battle with cancer in 2010. 

There will be an optional bra decorating contest at the event.  Individuals, families and groups are invited to make a creative bra to display (or wear if you are feeling brave) and some local celebrity judges will pick a winner after the race.  There will be race awards for top male and female overall, top male and female in each age group and top 3 walkers.

The cost is $25 per person if pre-registered or $30 on the day of the race.  Registration is from 8-8:45 a.m. at the Jefferson Street Pier in downtown Port Clinton, with the race starting at 9 a.m.  All proceeds will benefit the Magruder Hospital Foundation.  Registration material can be found on the hospital’s website or if you have questions, you can call 419-732-4061.


Latitude, Longitude and Battleship

Learning Latitude and Longitude was fun when Mr. Ryan Evarts, Port Clinton Middle School Fleet 6 Social Studies teacher, turned his classroom into a giant game of Battleship.  Here Xavier Zapata, Ian Lawson, and Bret Gaskalla help their team by checking coordinates during the game.


Port Clinton Rotary Pizza Challenge

The Port Clinton Rotary Club is hosting their fifth annual Rotary Pizza Challenge Tuesday, October 21 from 4-7 p.m. at the Port Clinton Moose Lodge on Lakeshore Drive. Celebrity judges determine the best specialty pizza and high school judges determine the best pepperoni pizza. Everyone in attendance can vote for the People’s Choice winner.

Tickets are $10 for adults and children 12 and under at $5. The pizza is all you can eat and there is a cash bar. Proceeds from the event go to fund scholarships for Port Clinton and Danbury High School students.


Local Veterans Services Team passes award to Heroes in Action


The Veterans Services Team presents the check to Dawn Heisler, second from right, at the OhioMeansJobs office in Fremont

The OhioMeansJobs (Northcoast Jobs Connection) Veteran Services Team was selected as the sole recipient of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services 2014 Veterans O.N.E. (Ohio Network for Employment) Incentive Award.


Firelands Symphony opening night October 11

Join the Firelands Symphony and award-winning pianist Stanislav Khristenko performing Rachmaninoff’s passionate Piano Concerto # 2, opening night, Saturday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sandusky State Theatre.  Single event tickets are $29 Gold, $26 Silver and free for students in the balcony or $10 for students on the main floor.  Tickets are available at the Sandusky State Theatre box office by calling 419-626-1950 or 1-877-626-1950 or can be ordered online

This event features a 30-minute “Conversation with the Conductor” one hour before the concert. For more information about any of these concerts, please call the Firelands Symphony Orchestra at 419-621-4800 or visit

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