‘Last shot’ celebrated at PCMS

PCHS alumnus John Papcun (center) took part in the ceremonial tip-off at Port Clinton Middle School. “The Last Shot” event was held during the last home game to be held at PCMS. The new Middle School opens in 2012.The last game played at Port Clinton Middle School took place on Thursday, Feb. 2, when both the seventh and eighth grade boys teams played Huron.
For decades, Redskin players have taken the court in the 1922 building, which was the high school through 1963. About 60 PCHS alumni were in attendance to witness the last game in the current building. The new Port Clinton Middle School will open in 2012.  


Top shooters at Camp Perry for Army Junior ROTC Service Championships

The top Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps individual and team air rifle shooters from 16 states as well as Germany and Guam will gather this weekend, Feb. 9-11, for the 2012 Army JROTC Service Championships.
The actual shooting competition will be on Feb. 10 and 11, at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Marksmanship Center North, Camp Perry. The competitions will be three-position air rifle events fired at a distance of 10 meters.


Sound Off — Feb. 9

International Food Fest
Heartbeat of Ottawa County wishes to give a huge thank-you to all community members who participated in our International Food Fest.  Thanks to Heartbeat Board Members, community volunteers, area restaurants, and businesses, this years event was a great success.


Workers Comp seminar offered free

On Friday, Feb. 17, Michelle Ish, of The HR Department (an independent HR consulting firm) will be presenting the Oak Harbor Chamber’s first free seminar of the year. It will run from noon to 1 p.m. and will be held at the Ottawa County Resource Center, at 8043 W. Ohio 163 in Oak Harbor. This seminar is free to Oak Harbor chamber members and includes lunch. Non-members can attend at a cost of just $10 per person.
The topic of discussion will be BWC supervisor training.


Ag Society sets annual meeting

The Ottawa County Agricultural Society is holding its annual meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Ottawa County Fair Board Office on Ohio 163, Oak Harbor Ohio.
Last year’s fair and finances will be reviewed and events for the upcoming 2012 fair will be discussed.
Brunch will be served prior to the meeting. The public is welcome, especially anyone interested in becoming more involved in the fair for 2012.
RSVP by calling 419-898-1971 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Terra offers free tax service

For the second consecutive year, students at Terra State Community College will be participating in a nationwide program aimed at helping people complete their income tax forms.
The students, with support from accounting faculty Jack Fatica and Terry Holmes, will be part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service.


Community Calendar — Feb. 9 and beyond

Feb. 9

Health Screening
WHAT: Cholesterol (Total/LDL/HDL/Triglycerides), blood pressure and glucose screening is offered the second Thursday of every month. For appointments, call 419-734-3131, ext. 3420,
WHERE: Magruder Hospital
WHEN: 1 p.m. the second Thursday of each month
COST: $16


Redskins hit the road

Port Clinton junior guard Kalib Shiets fires up a shot over the St. Mary’s defender last Friday night. PHOTO BY BILL MIGALAThe Port Clinton Redskins boys’ basketball team started out like a house on fire last Friday night in their final home game of the year against Sandusky St. Mary’s. And just as suddenly went ice cold in the fourth quarter in a 43-35 loss to the Panthers.


Lady Redskins go thud at Perkins

Tiffany Colston does battle with a pair of Perkins defenders last Saturday. PHOTO BY BILL MIGALACoach Toby Bickel’s girls basketball team was on a bit of a roll for a while, but ran into a buzz saw on Saturday in a 51-32 loss to the Perkins Pirates.
The team struggled with the Perkins defense all afternoon in a game that looked fairly even going in. Both teams entered the game with 11-5 overall records and 7-4 records in the SBC.


Oak Harbor girls fall to Clyde, defeat Lakota

Clyde 54 — Oak Harbor 34
After taking a 15-10 lead following the first quarter, Clyde blew the game open in the second quarter, outscoring the Rockets, 22-4, to take a 37-14 lead at halftime before winning, 56-39.
On a positive note, Oak Harbor did outscore the Fliers, 20-17, in the second half. It was, however, the sixth loss in the last eight games for the Rockets, who are now 6-11 overall and 2-10 in the SBC.

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