Ohio’s Navy serves at Marblehead Lighthouse

Left to right: ODNR Naturalist Dianne Rozak, Chief Warrant Officer Matt Komara, Rear Admiral Robin Osborn, Lieutenant JG John Varga.

On Saturday, August 9, members of the Ohio Naval Militia assisted with conducting a five-hour tour of the Marblehead Lighthouse. Nearly 500 guests climbed the 77 steps of the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on all of the Great Lakes.


Healthy Water Ohio says collaboration needed to address water issues

In the wake of the recent crisis in Toledo, the Healthy Water Ohio (HwO) coalition gathered at Grand Lake St. Marys to discuss collaborative solutions to the state’s water resource challenges.

HwO is a uniquely diverse group of stakeholders from conservation, business and industry, universities, water suppliers, agriculture, public health and others. The group, launched publicly in July, is developing a 20 to 30 year management strategy to address water issues for Ohio. One priority issue is toxic algae.

Grand Lake was chosen as the meeting site because, like Lake Erie, it has been challenged by harmful algal blooms. HwO stakeholders learned about the systems being used to keep Grand Lake’s water safe to drink.


Edgewood Manor to host The ABCs of Joint Replacement

Edgewood Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center will be hosting a Joint Replacement Class on August 25 at 6 p.m.  The class will be held at Edgewood Manor, 1330 S. Fulton Street, Port Clinton. 

The class will contain a wide variety of information pertaining to joint replacement procedures.  Topics will be useful for individuals at various stages, from those considering undergoing the joint replacement to those that have scheduled their procedure.  Michael Lopez, Rehabilitation Director, will be on hand to answer questions and concerns about the rehabilitation process.

Light refreshments will be provided.  For questions call 419.734.5506.


Marblehead Lite Bed and Breakfast featured at Marblehead Bank

The Marblehead Bank is featuring The Marblehead Lite Bed & Breakfast with displays in the lobby of their branch office located on Bridge Road during regular business hours from August 18 through August 30. The Marblehead Bank has established this marketing program to provide the opportunity for area businesses to positively promote their business, displaying their wares in the branch office lobby area. 

Marblehead Lite Bed & Breakfast is located on Lake Erie just a few steps from the historical Marblehead Lighthouse. The B & B also boasts a great view of Cedar Point. The upstairs room has two beds and a bath, the Suite has its very own entrance. The comfy, cozy B&B claims to be unique, quiet and private with a full breakfast, WIFI, Satellite TV and Netflix. The Keepers of the Marblehead Lite Bed and Breakfast are Jack and Marilyn Miller. You can contact them at 419-798-4200 for questions and reservations.


Port Clinton High School class of 1964 looking for graduates

The Port Clinton High School class of 1964 is looking for the following graduates: Nancy Alaria Bisak, Paul Cook, Dave Dawson, Alan Dewey, Tony Gennings, Luetta Hankins, Susanne Mallett, Andrew Palas, and Rudy Solis.  

If you have information of any of these individuals, please contact Don Drusbacky at 419-732-2252.


Terra State Life Scholars program begins fall season with sampler

The Life Scholars program at Terra State Community College is kicking off its fall season with a course sampler on Aug 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Neeley Conference and Hospitality Center on campus.

Life Scholars is learning for the joy of learning. It is a membership organization for active adults, age 50 and beyond, who share a common desire to learn. The Life Scholars Sampler will include music, friends, a sampling of courses and trips planned for this fall, and a light lunch.

“People do not need to be a Life Scholars member to come to the sampler,” said Amanda Pochatko, Coordinator. “This is open to everyone 50 and over to come and sample the many opportunities being offered this fall.”

The event is free but organizers are asking that RSVPs be made by Monday, Aug 25 so that food and drink can be planned. Call 419-559-2255 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

To see the entire fall Life Scholars schedule, go to


Heineman’s Winery: the oldest family owned and operated winery in Ohio

For 126 years, Heineman’s Winery has been owned and operated by the Heineman family on Put-in-Bay. In 1888 when Gustav Heineman founded the winery, there were 17 wineries on Put-in-Bay. Now there remains one functioning winery: Heineman’s. It is the oldest family owned and operated winery in Ohio.

During the time of prohibition, which was 1920-1933, most of the wineries on Put-in-Bay closed. Heineman’s Winery stayed open selling grape juice and offering tours of the many caves on Put-in-Bay with taxi service included. At that time there were three caves that the Heineman family managed: Crystal Cave (which is still functioning today), Mammoth Cave and Paradise Cave.


Toledo Gen and Rockhound Club hold 43rd Annual Jewelry, Gen, and Mineral Show & Sale

The Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club celebrate its 53rd year.  This resident artist club, located at The Toledo Botanical Garden, offers numerous opportunities for adults and students to explore and participate in all aspects of gem, mineral, and fossil collecting; metal crafting; beading; and jewelry making.  If you’ve never seen rocks that glow fluorescent, created a copper bowl, discovered a 350 million year old trilobite, then you’re missing the fun!

The club will host its 43rd annual Jewelry, Gem, and Mineral Show & Sale September 5-7, 2014 at the Stranahan Theater Complex, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, Ohio.  Show hours are Friday, 2-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Donation is $4 for adults and $3.50 for students and seniors over 55 with ID.  Admission is free for scouts in uniform, active military with ID, and children under 12.  The site is air conditioned and parking is free.

To learn more about the Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club or this year’s show, please contact the club at 419-531-8124 or through the website at or


Rocket Volleyball Varsity and JV defeat St. Mary’s

The Lady Rocket volleyball team defeated St. Mary’s Thursday, August 21. The JV won in 2 25-25, 25-20. The varsity team won in 5 25-21, 22-25, 26-24, 10-25, 15-13.

Leading the Rockets to victory were Ally Bloomer and Jordyn Thorp with 8 kills apiece and Rebekah Rayburn with 9 kills and only one attack error. Ally Bloomer had three blocks. Annie Quisno contributed 22 assists and Athena Eli had 26 digs. Jordyn Thorp and Rebekah Rayburn each had three service aces.

The Lady Rockets take on Genoa at Genoa on Saturday, August 23.


Lady Redskin tennis defeats Fremont 5-0

The Lady Redskins defeated Fremont Ross, 5-0, on Thursday afternoon to bring their record to 3-1 (1-0 in SBC).

Alyssa Krupp (PC) def. Taylor Paith (FR) 6-1. 6-1
Kelsey Dietrich (PC) def. Gaby Gutierrez (FR) 6-1, 6-0
Eryn Binder (PC) def. Natalie Brown (FR) 6-4, 6-0

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