We Are PC

Port Clinton Academic Boosters would like to thank all those who supported our We Are PC raffle whether you purchased tickets or donated items. This event, held on Sept. 26, at the PCHS football game, was a huge success due to such a generous community. All proceeds from this raffle will support academic scholarships for PCHS seniors. 

We would especially like to acknowledge the following businesses for their continued support: Allstate Financial Services (Agent Kym Botson), Arby's, Bassett's Market, Coffee Express, Crosswinds, DECA, Dianna's Deli, End Zone, Green's Pharmacy, Island Adventures Family Fun Center, Jet Express, Jolly Roger's, JT's Catawba Café, KFC, Kit's Korner Ice Cream Shoppe, Kroger, Mary's Blossom Shoppe, McCarthy's, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Walmart, and Wendy's. 


Port Clinton Academic Boosters Board


Record year for Apple Festival

By Jasmine Cupp
Photos by Rob Zajac

The 36th annual Apple Festival filled the streets of downtown Oak Harbor Saturday and Sunday. It is estimated that 20,000 people came to the festival throughout the weekend. The smell of apple butter and apple dumplings filled the autumn air for the festival, which had perfect weather.


Port Clinton Lighthouse

On November 20 of last year, following many months of public meetings and dickering with city officials, Mayor Leone agreed to allow the Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy to place our historic lighthouse on the lakefront north of Derby Pond. Shortly thereafter it was learned that the swath of land along the shoreline between the east pier and the wetlands, which included the plot of land upon which the lighthouse would rest, was “formerly submerged lands.” As a result, the city was required to obtain a submerged lands lease from the state before this property could be used for any purpose.

Working with a local architectural firm, the Conservancy prepared the required submerged lands lease application that the city ultimately approved, signed, and submitted to the Office of Coastal Management early this past summer. One of requirements of the lease application was a city council resolution approving the lease. The council passed this resolution in December. The State Office of Coastal Management reviewed the city’s application and on July 29 forwarded to the city the lease documents for signature.


Mandatory meeting for PCHS winter athletes and parents

There will be a mandatory meeting for all Port Clinton High School Winter sport athletes and their parents.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 22, at 6 p.m. in the PCHS Performing Arts Center.  Ohio High School Athletic Association requires these mandatory parent-athlete meetings.  Please call PCHS Athletic Department at 419-734-2147 with any questions.


Drive one for BCS Schools

On Saturday, October 18, community members can help students of the Benton Carroll Salem school district by test driving one of several cars at Tri-Motors Sales, Inc.  The event will take place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the dealership located at 1430 Route 19 South in Oak Harbor. 

Tri- Motors and the Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union are the event sponsors and will donate $20 for each test drive. In addition to test driving the newest Ford models, there will be several other activities including a Safety Day hosted by Oak Harbor DECA members, a chance to win a 42 inch TV, and BBQ dinners prepared by BBQ Travelers.


Make a costume at the October Art Walk

Families who visit the complimentary costume tent at the Port Clinton Area Art Walk on Thurs., Oct. 23 from 5-8 p.m. will have an opportunity to fashion a mask and patch together a costume out of recycled materials and art supplies. The event will be located inside and just in front of the Hirschburger building at 109 Madison St. in Port Clinton.

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPCAAC) and Lake Erie Adventure Play (LEAP) are joining together to provide some good old-fashioned costume-making for kids and families.

“My fondest memories of Halloween were coming up with fun ideas for costumes and then figuring out how to make it,” said Carol Morgan, GPCAAC.


Humane Society awarded donation

The winner of the 50/50 raffle at the Best of the Best award ceremony, Kim Bennett-Fleenor, chose the Humane Society of Ottawa County to be the recipient of the other half of the money raised at the raffle. Pictured here are (L to R) Trudi St. Clair, Christy Hayden, Ashley Tennant and Lorie DiNicola.


Hot Shots Photography Studio Loft open for business

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Hot Shots Photography Studio Loft located at 106 ½ West Second Street, Suite E in downtown historic Port Clinton on October 10.  Representatives from the City of Port Clinton, Main Street Port Clinton, and the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce congratulated the Rigoni’s and wished them many years of success in their new location.

Pictured left to right: Dave Amarante, PC Chamber Ambassador; Shannon Hopkins, PC Chamber Board Member; Jerry Tarolli, PC City Council; Lisa Sarty, PC City Council; Don Clemons, Main Street PC Board Member; Kelly Rigoni, Owner; Margaret Phillips, PC City Council; Bill Rigoni, PC City Council; Carrie Jo Wahl, PC Chamber Ambassador; Laura Schlachter, PC Chamber and Main Street PC; Brad Hickman, PC Chamber Ambassador.


Issue 6

To the registered voters living within Port Clinton city limits, vote “no” in November on Issue 6.  This issue is not about saving parks.  Issue 6 is about giving the citizens of Port Clinton the right to grow and thrive. It is about the future of Port Clinton and surrounding townships.  It is about enhancing one small section of land that has been relatively unused for over a decade.  It is about embracing change and realizing that we are not the same city we were 10, 20, 30 years ago. The world around us evolving, we need to change with it.

Competition to attract and retain visitors and new residents to our area is as harsh as luring industry and businesses here. We can no longer sit idly by and hope people choose our small town as the place to raise their families, spend summer vacations, book business trips, and perhaps open businesses of their own.  We need to be creative and proactive.  We have to adapt to the changing labor, technology and tourism markets.


Port Clinton outlasts Perkins, 33-30

Brandon Moore heads upfield on a keeper against Perkins.

The victory over Genoa in Week 3 was supposed to be the signature win of Port Clinton's season. Instead, the Redskins did themselves one better by defeating Perkins in a slugfest, 33-30, on Friday night at True-Lay Stadium.

Port Clinton, which improved to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in the Sandusky Bay Conference, jumped out to a 28-6 lead before holding off a furious rally by the reigning league champions.

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