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Lottery for special archery only deer hunt for mobility impaired hunters

An increasing deer population, resulting in extensive damage to plant communities and an increased risk of deer/vehicle accidents has led the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Parks and Recreation to coordinate a mobility impaired hunter, archery only deer hunt at East Harbor State Park on Saturday, November 1. A random drawing through the Lakeshore Longbeards Chapter of the NWTF will be held to select 10 hunters with physical disabilities.

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CHANTICLEER docked at PCYC

The 108 ft. Motor Yacht CHANTICLEER spent the last week in front of Port Clinton Yacht Club. The yacht was built in 1973 and was originally owned by George Evinrude of the Evinrude Outboard Motor Company. His wife was the famous Frances Langford, a singer and actress who accompanied Bob Hope on many of his trips overseas to entertain the troops. The song she is most famous for is "I'm in the Mood for Love". 

It is currently owned by Mickey Cole, owner of the Mickey Mart stores. CHANTICLEER was supposed to leave early Friday, but the south and west winds held it to the dock and dropped the water levels to where it was sitting on the bottom. It will be headed to Stuart, Florida for permanent dockage via the Erie Canal. Stuart is the hometown of Frances Langford.

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Vote yes on Issue 6 to protect our parks 

Ohio ranks 47th per capita among the 50 states in the amount of public land available for outdoor recreation. Private land makes up approximately 95% of our state. Decades of unrestricted development have left the Buckeye State little space for woods, open fields, wild streams and open shoreline on the Great Lake Erie. Ohioans have very limited access to the 312 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, making it hard for residents to directly experience Ohio's greatest natural resource. 

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Lake Erie Shores & Island marks social media milestone

Lake Erie Shores & Islands, the destination marketing organization which promotes travel and tourism to Erie and Ottawa counties, celebrated a milestone over the weekend when its Facebook page reached over 100,000 likes. The Lake Erie Shores & Islands Facebook page now has the benefit of more followers than any other Ohio CVB destination.

The page has seen 345% growth since April 1. Early in 2014, Lake Erie Shores & Islands set a goal to reach 40,000 likes by the end of September. Working in partnership with Ron Foth Advertising of Columbus, the organization began a social media marketing campaign that included increasing community engagement and offering regular sweepstakes to both engage and increase followers. 40,000 likes was reached by May 7, beating the original goal by 147 days. In addition, the overall engagement (people who like, share, and or comment on the Facebook pages posts) of the LES&I Facebook followers has more than quadrupled during the course of the campaign.

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Toledo Hosts Rocket Classic at CIC

The Toledo women’s golf program will host the Rocket Classic on the shores of Lake Erie for a second consecutive year at the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton. The tournament will be held on Monday-Tuesday, October 13-14. UT will welcome 12 schools to the 54-hole event.  Special note that spectators are welcome and there is no entry cost.

The scoring format will consist of each team fielding five players, with the lowest four scores counting for each round. 

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Ward 2 Councilman's view on Issue 6

I am writing this letter to express my concerns about the upcoming election. Issue 6 has become quit controversial and I would like to ask the citizens to vote no. As written issue 6 inhibits council’s ability to do our job. We need to move forward with development to help improve our economic situation.  

The City’s intention has been to use the Waterworks park area for more than just recreation since it was filled in during the early 1900’s.  In 2006 and 2007 Waterworks Park was a controversial topic as well, and eventually the rezoning was approved in a general election.  

We, City Council, were voted in to represent the best interest of all of the citizens of Port Clinton.  We are always willing to listen and consider what our constituents want, so please feel free to contact any or all of our city council members and let us know what you want, now and in the future.   

Thank you, 

Jerry Tarolli
Port Clinton Council Ward 2

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Scouting for Food Sunday

Sunday, October 12, Cub Scouts from Port Clinton's Pack 361 will participate in this year's "Scouting for Food".  Scouts will be delivering fliers to homes in Port Clinton asking to leave out non-perishable foods for them to pick up between the hours of 4-5 p.m. on Sunday, October 12.  

If you do not receive one of these fliers but would still like to donate to those in need, please deliver your non-perishable foods to St. John's Lutheran Church, 207 Adams St. Port Clinton, at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Iraq War Veterans can claim Ohio Veterans Bonus

Veterans who served in Iraq have taken advantage of the Ohio Veterans Bonus in increasing numbers this year, but time is rapidly running out to claim this benefit – the deadline for those who served in Iraq is December 31, 2014.

The eligible period of the Ohio Veterans Bonus for service in the country of Iraq is from March 19, 2003 through December 31, 2011. The deadline of December 31, 2014, is for applications made for this service.  No deadline has been announced for the Ohio Veterans Bonus for those who served in Afghanistan, or anywhere else in the world, since October 7, 2001.

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Civil War Encampment at the Wolcott Keeper’s House

The Ohio 14th Civil War re-enactors will return to the grounds of the Wolcott Keeper’s House during the Lighthouse Festival, Saturday, October 11, from 1-4 p.m. to highlight a day in the life of Ohio’s Civil War soldiers. In addition to drill and firing demonstrations, the company, under the leadership of Brian Porter, will demonstrate daily life with camp craft and campfires, and the families and craftsmen that followed the soldiers.  The annual event is in honor of Henry Wolcott, son of first Marblehead lighthouse keeper Benajah, who fought in the War.  Daughters of Civil War Veterans will also stroll the grounds in costume.  The Keeper's House is located at 9999 E. Bayshore Road, Marblehead, 2 1/2 miles southwest of the Marblehead Lighthouse.

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