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OSS billboard contest

Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca County Fifth Grade students had the opportunity to participate in the OSS Solid Waste District’s Billboard Contest.  The contest is run annually and the billboards were posted throughout the month of April in Celebration of Earth Day on April 22.  Students were encouraged to create a design with a recycling or litter prevention theme.  District staff selected three winners from each county, displaying artwork on billboards within their respective counties.  This year, 120 entries from 11 Ottawa County schools were submitted.

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Ribbon cutting April 17 for Cielo Grande

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of Cielo Grande, located at 117 Madison Street in downtown historic Port Clinton.  The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 17, at 4:30 p.m.

Alexis Kohlman, Chris Schaffer, Kevin Lowe and Bill Van Der Giesen are bringing the latest and perhaps the most unique addition to downtown Port Clinton. Cielo Grande is a Spanish-themed sports bar and restaurant specializing in tapas style dining.  Popular nationwide and in other countries, the tapas restaurant features small plates of snacks and appetizers, encouraging sharing and table conversation.  Cielo Grande will have ten beers on tap, a wide selection of wines, homemade sangria and a full bar.

Happy Hour is Monday thru Friday, 4-7 p.m. All house brand drinks (wine, beer, and liquor) are two for one. Cielo Grande can accommodate private parties for up to 100 in the upstairs loft. For more information, call 419.967.9084.

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Port Clinton softball team loses to Old Fort

Port Clinton’s softball team fell in non-conference action to Old Fort, 13-3.

The Stockaders led 2-1 after the second inning before breaking the game open with four runs in the third and three more in the fourth.

Jordan Magers, who got the win on the mound, went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and three runs. Teammate Krista Ward also went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBIs.

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Redskins win doubleheader tilt with Lakota

After winning the first game of their doubleheader with Lakota, 11-2, the Port Clinton Redskins baseball team had to hold off the Raiders to win the second contest, winning, 8-7, to complete the sweep.

The second game saw Port Clinton (4-3) use four pitchers before Stone Scott came on in relief to earn the save. Scott, who drove in a run and scored once at the plate, made a key play in the final inning when he fielded a groundball and held the runner at third before completing the out.

Max Avis got the win, allowing four runs (one earned) on five hits to go with three strikeouts and one walk in four innings of work. Nolan Smith contributed at the plate with an RBI and two runs.

Port Clinton 11, Lakota 2

Trevor Frias did damage at the plate and the mound as Port Clinton won easily in the first game of their doubleheader with Lakota, 11-2.

Frias had a double, two RBIs and scored a run at the plate and got the win on the mound, going six innings while allowing two runs (one earned) on just two hits. He struck out four batters and walked four.

Dylan Webb also contributed, walking three times and reaching base in four at-bats, and Drew Fodor scored a run to help pace the attack.

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ICS honors the best and brightest

Pictured, left to right, are ICS students that had perfect attendance for the third quarter:  Dalton Boyd, Stephanie Jadwisiak, Madison Wiechman, Dawson Scott, Luke Spicer, Oliver Fall, Morgan Wiechman, Bert Fall, Robby Perez, Ella Roberts, Emily Theibert and Garrett Hirt.  

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Danbury sweeps doubleheader with Old Fort

Danbury got back to .500 with a doubleheader sweep of Old Fort in non-conference action last weekend.

The Lakers won the first game, 6-5, and the second tilt, 9-6.

In the first game, Chase Botson went seven innings, allowing five runs (one earned) on eight hits to go with 10 strikeouts and one walk. He also drove in two runs at the plate. Ryan Chapman had two hits and scored once, Seth Vargo had a double, scored a run and finished with an RBI. Jake Internicola scored a run and had an RBI.

Danbury 9, Old Fort 6

Seth Vargo led the way with four RBIs in Danbury's 9-6 victory over Old Fort in the second game of their doubleheader.

Alec Calton went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored and Sam Tyson had three walks and scored twice. Calton, Jack Tyson and Jared Koenig pitched in the second game before Botson came on in relief to get the save. 

At the plate, Botson went 6-for-10 in the two games. 

 

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Whiskey light is on

The Round House Bar on Put-in-Bay flipped the whiskey light on Sunday, April 13, around 2 p.m. The whiskey light reflects the start of the season on the island. Ray Fogg was there to perform while patrons celebrated.

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Ottawa County Health Department Clinic Schedule April 21-25

Unless otherwise noted all clinics are at the Ottawa County Health Department with appointments being made by calling 419-734-6800 or 1-800-788-8803.

April 21

Immunization Clinic (including flu/pneumonia shots) 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
WIC Clinic 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

April 22

No clinics scheduled

April 23

Family Planning Clinic 9:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Immunization Satellite Clinic, Oak Harbor, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
TB Clinic (no appointment necessary) 3-4 p.m.

April 24

Well Child, STD and Family Planning 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

April 25

WIC Clinic 7:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
TB Clinic (no appointment necessary) 3-4 p.m.

For home health please call 419-734-6800.

Speakers are available for your group by calling the Ottawa County Health Dept at 419-734-6800 or 1-800-788-8803.

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Port Clinton boys win against Rossford

Port Clinton Boys tennis played Rossford in a Non-Conference Match at Rossford.  The Redskins won 4 -1. This rose PCs record to 1 – 3.

The scores were as follows:

1st Singles:  Noah Cross (PC) def. Derek Krieger (R) 1 – 6, 6 – 4, 6 - 4
2nd Singles:   Jeff Griffin (PC) def. Logan Fairbanks (R) 6 – 2, 6 - 0
3rd Singles:  Tristan Auxter (PC) def. Logan Ganthier (R) 6 – 4, 6 - 2
1st Doubles:  Julie Hotz/John Hotz (R) def. Steven Kast/Joe Miller (PC) 6 – 0, 6 - 0
2nd Doubles:   Cameron King/Dean Colston (PC) def. Alek Wood/Evan Austin (R) 6 – 2, 4 – 6, 6 – 4

Noah Cross gutted out a very tough match after falling behind early.  Jeff Griffin played excellent and won easily.  Tristan Auxter impressed again at 3rd singles.  1st doubles was a tough match as Joe and Steve stepped up to play a very strong set of Senior Twins.  Cameron King and Dean Colston won their first ever varsity matches in a thrilling back and forth match at 2nd doubles.

PC JV Winners:

Aver Dackermann
Will Mercurio/Simon Shultz
Justin Beckford/Aaron Lin

Port Clinton next plays home against Oak Harbor on Tuesday at 4pm.

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Mother-to-Mother Sale May 3

Booths are available for anyone interested in selling gently used children’s clothing, gear and accessories at the Port Clinton Women’s Club spring mother-to-mother sale on May 3, 9 a.m. to noon, at St. John Lutheran Church, 207 Adams Street.

Cost to rent a table is $15. Checks made payable to Port Clinton Women’s Club can be mailed to Mother-to-Mother Sale, c/o Kristina Aukerman, P.O. Box 141, Port Clinton, OH 43452. Include with your check your name, address, phone number and email, or email that information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put “Mom-to-Mom Sale” in the subject line.

Admission to the sale for those who aren’t renting a table is 50 cents or a canned good to be donated to a local food pantry. For more information, call 419-960-9156.

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