Homecoming week Hat Day

Port Clinton High School celebrated Homecoming Week October 6 -11.  The fun and theme days were not only limited to PCHS. District wide student and staff participated in the planned homecoming week themes.    

Here, grade 1 students at Bataan Primary Elementary, Selina Curry and Lindsay Rumfola, show off their hats on Hat Day at Bataan Memorial. 


Lakeside-Marblehead hosts Lighthouse Festival

By Jasmine Cupp
Photos by Rob Zajac

The Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival, sponsored by the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and Lakeside Chautauqua, took place Saturday, October 11. The family friendly festival live entertainment, children’s crafts, a pumpkin decorating contest, plein air artists, arts and crafts vendors, a farmers market, hayrides, sailboat rides, and, of course, tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse and Wolcott Keeper’s House.


Community calendar October 16-22

October 16-18

Photo Contest Display
What: Enjoy the splendor of federal lands. Categories include birds, wildlife, landscapes and people
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W SR 2, Oak Harbor
Info: 419-898-0014 or


PC second in region ranks

In the latest computer rankings from the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Port Clinton Redskins are now ranked second in Division IV, Region 12, just a scant few 10ths of a point behind Bellevue 5-2.

Region 12

1. Bellevue (5‐2) 13.5643
2. Port Clinton (6‐1) 13.1929
3. Wooster Triway (7‐0) 12.6357
4. Wauseon (7‐0) 11.6357
5. Kenton (5‐2) 11.2429
6. Genoa Area (5‐2) 10.3929 
7. LaGrange Keystone (6‐1) 9.8429 
8. Galion (4‐3) 9.5571
9. Bryan (5‐2) 8.6714
10. Oberlin Firelands (5‐2) 7.9643
11. Lima Bath (4‐3) 6.9
12. Caledonia River Valley (4‐3) 6.6071


Citizens and organizations speak on Issue 6

On Tuesday, October 7, the Port Clinton City Council Planning and Development Committee held an open forum meeting to hear residents, organizations and businesses opinions on Issue 6. Issue 6 is a ballot initiative that has proposed City residents have a separate vote in a general election on the leasing and/or selling of City park land.

The Planning and Development Committee, comprised of Council members Mike Snider, Gabe Below and Nicole DeFreitas, heard seven speakers. The first speaker was Larry Fletcher, Executive Director of Lake Erie Shores & Islands, and he spoke on the economic impact of tourism on the local economy. Over 43 million dollars in federal, state and city taxes have impacted the area due to tourism.


Flushing hydrants begins October 14

Flushing hydrants will begin October 14 and will continue until the entire town is completed.  Customers may experience temporary discoloration of water in areas near the flushing. Check the water for discoloration before use. Doing laundry during this time is discouraged.


Ribbon Cutting Planned for Buckeye Tech Solutions

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is announcing the grand opening of Buckeye Tech Solutions located at 304 Madison Street, Suite C in downtown historic Port Clinton.  The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, October 14, at 1 p.m.  Weather permitting, Buckeye Tech Solutions plans to fire up the grill to serve burgers, hot dogs and other refreshments.


R.C. Waters Elementary School hosting school-wide pop-up playground

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, R.C. Waters Elementary School in Oak Harbor is hosting a school-wide pop-up playground presented by Lake Erie Adventure Play (LEAP).

LEAP is a pilot program of United Way Ottawa Co. that provides opportunities for kids (and adults) to play in their own chosen ways in and around Ottawa County. Using recyclable materials such as cardboard boxes, plastic containers, fabric, glue and string, children are given the time and space to create and play as they desire.


Donna Schoonmaker receives new Certified Negotiation Expert designation

Donna Schoonmaker has been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI). The CNE is earned by real estate professionals after successfully completing formal negotiation training over two days. Agents who receive this certification are among the top agents in the country in negotiation skills.

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