Motion to move forward in talks with Washington Properties passes at Council meeting

At Tuesday evening’s meeting of Port Clinton City Council, a motion was passed to have the mayor enter into negotiations with Washington Properties. As was the case at Thursday evening’s presentation at the Elks by Mike Rose and David Krebs, there was a lively discussion amongst Council members and with members of the public. When it came to a vote on the motion, three Council members voted for and three voted against. The tie was broken by a “yes” vote from Council President Linda Hartlaub.


Senator Sherrod Brown visits ONWR

Senator Sherrod Brown talks with ONWR Refuge Manager Jason Lucas and ODNR’s Scott Butterworth about the GLRI fish passage project. Justin Woldt.

On Friday afternoon United States Senator Sherrod Brown visited Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (ONWR) near Oak Harbor. His visit was a meeting of federal employees working toward a similar goal.


Port Clinton City School hosts orientation and open houses

With the start of the 2013-14 school year just around the corner, the Port Clinton City School District has numerous orientations and open houses scheduled for students and their parents. Prior to school starting there are dates for older students to pay school fees and pick up schedules and supply lists. These sessions provide an opportunity for students and their parents to become familiar with their school setting and meet with the faculty and staff of each building.


O Isabel's grand re-opening

O Isabel's Organic Boutique and Spa has relocated to historic downtown Port Clinton at 105 Madison Street. Their Grand Re-opening is Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1-5 p.m.  In addition to all-organic and natural products and organic facial treatments, they now offer massage, Ayurvedic medicine and meditation classes. Jennifer Taylor, Ayurvedic practitioner and Theresa Klein-Hansen, massage therapist/meditation teacher, will be available on Saturday as well as special guest J. D. Aricchi, ethereal artist, who will be offering individualized spirit drawings.  

For more information contact 419-734-4799 or


Conservation Day at East Harbor State Park

Rescued birds from the rehabilitation facility Back to the Wild

Saturday, Aug. 10, was East Harbor State Park’s ninth annual Conservation Day. The event hosted many children and adults who wanted to learn about Lake Erie and the environment. Many attendees were campers from East Harbor State Park who rode their bicycles to the event. One of the main attractions at Conservation Day was the exhibit from the wildlife rehabilitation center Back to the Wild out of Castalia. Employees from Back to the Wild talked about the effects of people on the environment and an animal’s habitat. A bald eagles, a buzzard, five owls, a red tailed hawk and a kestrel were on display. Children and adults alike were fascinated by the birds.


Removing the politics

Dear Residents of the City of Port Clinton:

As we all know by now, on August 30, 31 and September 1, Port Clinton is joining the Bicentennial Celebration of the Battle-of-Lake Erie, an historical event, which occurred almost in eye-shot of our own City. We should be proud to have been chosen as one of the major port cities for dockage of the famous Tall Ships from the 1813 battle. 


Dancin’ the Beach

By Karin Messner 

(Excerpted from The Beacon, Feb.-March, 1987)

Terrace Beach Dance Hall, or Ballroom, or Gem Beach, or Twin Beach Resort, or whatever your era called it, must have been the most famous spot on the Northcoast.

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