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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.

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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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Northwood pulls away from Danbury, 47-17

With a chance to get over .500, the Danbury Lakers fell short in the 47-17 loss to Northwood last week in Toledo Area Athletic Conference action. 

Danbury had some early opportunities that could've changed the trajectory of the game, but ultimately they came up short as the Rangers used their size and strength to slowly build a lead before pulling away.

On Northwood's second play from scrimmage, running back Mike Bermejo fumbled the ball at midfield, but the Lakers failed to recover, giving the Rangers new life. They took advantage, scoring shortly thereafter on an 11-yard run by Bermejo to take a 7-0 lead.

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Clyde blanks Oak Harbor, 35-0

Clyde took an early lead on a 37-yard touchdown pass from Austin Baker to Eric Wiseman less than three minutes into the contest before defeating Oak Harbor, 35-0, on Friday night in Sandusky Bay Conference action. 

The Oak Harbor defense held the Fliers in check for the rest of the first quarter before Clyde (6-1, 2-1 SBC) scored twice in the second quarter to take a 21-0 lead into the half. Baker hit Zack Rieman from 56 yards out to make it 14-0 before Jake Jenne's two-yard run accounted for the final score of the first half.

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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. 

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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.

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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 fws.gov/refuge/Ottawa

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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

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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.

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