Bay Township Pork Chop BBQ

On Sunday, April 27, the Bay Township Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their annual Pork Chop BBQ from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. (or until sold out). The price for a two chop dinner is $8 and the price of a one chop dinner is $7. The dinners are available for dine in or carry out. The event will be held at the Bay Township Hall which is located on State Route 53, just south of Port Clinton.


PC boys tennis team loses to Huron

Port Clinton boys tennis team played Huron Thursday in an SBC Match at Huron.  The Redskins lost 1-4. This moved PC to 2-5 (1-2).

Noah Cross played another tough match and lost to a very strong opponent. Ryan Norgard stepped up to play #2 singles and lost a heartbreaker. A third set was replaced by a Super Tiebreaker to move the match along as the team result had been decided. The match was very back and forth but Ryan came up on the wrong end.  Ellis Adolph struggled with Patrick Dusza’s net game at third singles.  Will Mercurio stepped into #1 doubles with Tristan Auxter and they lost to a very strong doubles team.  Cameron King and Dean Colston executed the game plan of attacking the net very well in their victory at #2 doubles.

The scores were as follows:

1st Singles:  Jake Guerrero (H) def. Noah Cross (PC) 6-1, 6-2
2nd Singles:   Benji Battiste (H) def. Ryan Norgard (PC) 3-6, 6-4, 10-6
3rd Singles:  Patrcik Dusza (H) def. Ellis Adolph (PC) 6-1, 6-2
1st Doubles:  Jake Lehrer/Ben Schoewler (H) def. Will Mercurio/Tristan Auxter (PC) 6-2, 6-2
2nd Doubles:   Cameron King/Dean Colston (PC) def. Jack Springer/Nick Swope 7-6(5), 6-2

PC JV winners:

Steven Kast/Simon Shultz
Avery Dackermann/Anthony Paradiso
Jacob Koch/Thomas Keville
Alex St. Leger/Corban Trick

Port Clinton next plays in the PC Doubles tournament Saturday at 4 p.m.


St. Joseph’s to celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy

St. Joseph Catholic Church will celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. The hour of prayer will include scripture readings and songs of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Veneration of the Image of Divine Mercy, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Litany of Praise and prayers for the church. The event will be led by St. Joseph Choir. Refreshments and fellowship will follow in the church hall.

St. Joseph Catholic Church is located at 822 Barclay St., Marblehead.


29 Area Businesses Receive Safety Awards

The Ottawa County Safety Council held its annual CEO Breakfast meeting at CIC on Wednesday, April 16.  Twenty nine county businesses received safety awards from Ohio BWC for safety council membership and safe business practices.  The awards include a certificate and a rebate check on their workers’ compensation premiums.

The following Safety Council Members received a safety council recognition award certificate:

• T. Emmett, LLC

• Ackerman Industrial Equipment

• Adfilm LLC

• Alpha Coatings, Inc.

• Bay Point Management Corporation

• Bassett's Market

• C Nelson Mfg.

• CC & G Enterprises, Inc.

• City of Port Clinton

• D & G Focht Construction Co.

• Danbury Local School

• Danbury Township

• Graymont Dolime (OH) Inc.

• Interstate Road Management

• Machining Technologies Inc.

• Magruder Hospital

• Materion Brush Inc.

• Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce

• Ottawa Improvement Corporation

• Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce

• Port Clinton Manufacturing Co.

• Riverside Machine & Automation Inc.

• Terra Community College

• The Muffler Smiths, Inc.

• Tiger Material Handling Corp.

• Trilogy Healthcare of Ottawa County

• Village of Marblehead

• Village of Oak Harbor

• Zink Calls. Inc.

OCSC is sponsored by the Ottawa County Improvement Corp.  For information about the Safety Council, please visit the Ottawa County Safety Council website at If you would like to become a Safety Council Member, please contact Jessica Kowalski at 419-898-6242 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Earth Day was Tuesday, April 22.  Earth day is a chance to reflect on how everyday actions impact the environment. Earth Day is also a welcome reminder that small behaviors make a big difference. 

Recycling is one of the easiest things you can do, especially with the recycling drop-box program offered by the Ottawa-Sandusky-Seneca Solid Waste District and serviced by Rumpke. Visit or for a map of convenient recycling locations. The tips below can help you do even more. 

Top 5 Ways You Can Help the Recycling Program: 

1. No plastic bags. Recyclables should be placed unbagged in the container. If you use plastic bags to collect or transport recyclables, empty the recyclables at the recycling site and take the bags home to reuse. Or, consider taking plastic bags back to the grocery store for recycling. 

2. Plenty of paper. Remember to recycle computer paper, magazines, newspaper and inserts, envelopes with or without windows, postcards and junk mail. 

3. Recycle right.  Each recycling drop-box is stickered with a list of acceptable and unacceptable items. The long list includes many items found in your home. Recycling the right items helps the program run smoother and keeps costs low. 

4. Flatten cardboard. Do you shop online? If so, you probably have a bunch of cardboard boxes, which are great to recycle. Help save space in the container by flattening boxes. 

5. Summer parties. Are you hosting a party soon? Place a recycling container next to each trash can to make it easy for your guests to recycle glass and plastic bottles, along with beer and soda cans. 

Rumpke is proud to support recycling throughout the community. Let’s all make the most of the opportunity to recycle more and trash less.


Antique Appraisal April 27

An Antique Appraisal Fundraiser is being held by the Port Clinton Friends of the Cemetery at the Ida Rupp Library Sunday, April 27. There will be five appraisers on hand from 1-4 p.m. There will be a limit of two items per person at a cost of $5 per item. All proceeds raised from the event will go towards paving the roads in Riverview Cemetery.


Ottawa County Veteran of the Year 2013 Presentation

The Ottawa County Veterans Service Commission takes great pride in announcing the selection of Paul A. Laderach, US Navy Veteran, as Ottawa County Veteran of the Year 2013.   A presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 30, at Oak Harbor VFW 8732, 251 West Main Street, Oak Harbor.  The public is invited.


Team Mary attending Glass City Marathon

Chris and Erin Lucas of Catawba Island Township are pleased to announce that this Sunday, April 27, over 60 friends and family members from Ottawa County will come together to participate in the Glass City Marathon in Toledo in support of their special needs daughter, Mary Lucas.

The Glass City Marathon is one of the largest local marathon opportunities in the area and regularly draws over 6,000 people who participate in the full marathon/half marathon/5k annually. The large number of Ottawa County residents participating will be sporting “Team Mary” shirts and will be spotted running in a wide variety of race options.  

The large group of “Team Mary” supporters have not only committed their time and energy to participate in the marathon activities, but they have also collectively raised over $7,000 in Mary’s name to be donated to the ARC summer program of Ottawa County. ARC, the Advocacy and Resource Center, will use the funds to provide dedicated summer programs for special needs children in Ottawa County.

Through the generosity of McCarthy’s Pub in downtown Port Clinton, “Team Mary” participants and supporters will gather after the Marathon to dance to the music of  JK All Day and to enjoy much a much deserved post-race celebration. Anyone interested in donating to “Team Mary” can go to and type in "Team Mary 2014."

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