Ford Tri-Motor moved to new hangar

On Monday, August 18, with many hands on deck, the Ford Tri-Motor fuselage at Liberty Aviation Museum was loaded onto a trailer and was rolled out of the museum hangar. It was moved across the way to its new home in the new restoration hangar.


Economic impact of tourism in Lake Erie nearly $1.8 billion

Visitors generated nearly $1.8 billion in business activity, including direct, indirect, and induced impacts, in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands region in 2013. This valuable information was presented to the Erie and Ottawa County Visitors Bureaus recently in a report on the 2013 travel year. The biennial report was coordinated by the Ohio Tourism Division and executed by Tourism Economics. All 88 Ohio counties have the opportunity to participate in this study.

The $1.8 billion in economic impact reported is up more than 18% from the last economic impact study, done for the 2011 travel year.


Support rally being held for Republican candidates

The Ottawa and Erie County Republican Parties are hosting a Rally to Support Our Candidates: Roni Reid for Ottawa County Auditor, Steve Kraus for Ohio House of Representatives for the 89th District and Rick Jeffrey for Erie County Auditor at the Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 East State Road, Port Clinton on Tuesday, September 9, from 6-9 p.m. Matt Borges, Ohio Republican Party Chairman, will be the guest speaker. 


Medicare enrollees: things to know before 2015 open enrollment

By Steve Gulas, Bolte Insurance

This year’s annual open enrollment will be October 15 through December 7. This is the time of year in which all Medicare enrollees can change prescription drug plans or Medicare Advantage Plans. If you are going to make a change in your coverage this is typically the only time of the year you can change plans unless you qualify for a Special Election Period due to a special circumstance recognized by Medicare. Not reviewing your plan each year can be a costly mistake and may leave you in a plan that may not suit your needs.


ODOT announces area roadwork

SR 2 Mine Remediation

Effective Monday, Sept. 8, through May 2015, SR 2 between SR 163 and SR 53 will be reduced to one lane in each direction for mine remediation. On Monday, Sept. 8, through May 2015, the ramp from southbound SR 53 to westbound SR 2 is closed. Detour routes are SR 53 and SR 163. The projected date for this project to be complete is May 2016.


The time was served, now it’s time to honor

In Veteran’s Park in Port Clinton 12,500 bricks make up the Veteran’s Memorial Parkway; nearly 1300 of those bricks are engraved to honor and/or remember those who have served our country. The brick walkway was dedicated on November 11, 2001 in Veteran’s Park, a park that was first built in the 1930s to honor those fighting and who have fought for the freedom of our country.

Walking under the beautifully crafted Veteran’s Park arch facing north towards the lake, the brick walkway lays before you. The bricks in the front of the walkway honor those who were part of the Bataan Death March. The last survivor, Joseph Hrupcho, is honored in the center. Still facing north, to the left of the howitzer are past commanders of The American Legion, to the right are past commanders of the VFW.


Adult education classes offered in September

ABLE classes are available at the Ottawa County Resource Centre in Oak Harbor for adults interested in improving basic skills, obtaining a GED, or preparing to go to college. The Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program offers free ABLE classes at the OCRC to help adults improve their reading, math, or writing skills, to prepare for the GED test, and to get ready for college or an adult certificate training program.

Students interested in obtaining a GED are now doing so through the new 2014 GED test. We are prepared to help adult learners obtain the GED to earn the satisfaction of receiving a high school credential and to create a pathway to a better future. Students enrolling into the ABLE classes at the Ottawa County Resource Centre and meeting the eligibility requirements will be able to take an Official GED Practice test for FREE to determine their readiness for the Official GED test.

Orientation to the ABLE program is required before enrollment into classes. Attend orientation to set goals, complete placement testing, and develop an individualized learning plan. Call today to register for orientation. To register call 419-898-3688 ext 270. Classes are Tuesday, September 16, at 10 a.m. and Thursday, September 25, at 5 p.m.


Chapel on the Lake holds Labor Day yard sale

Chapel on the Lake will have a Labor Day weekend yard sale on the back pavilion. The yard sale will be held Friday, August 29, and Saturday, August 30, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Many items included a claw foot table and chairs, king and double headboards, antiques, housewares, electronics, TVs, dishes, books, movies, shoes, purses, clothes, many brand new items, roller blades, toys and more.

The church is located on SR 269 across from the fire station.

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