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I know my wife and I are part timers of the area and that usually means "tourist" or "visitor". But we have been property owners on Catawba for the past 7 years and have been coming up for the past 12 years. We love the beauty of the area and the effort most take to keep Catawba Island and Port Clinton looking beautiful. But some people are not making the effort to keep the area clean.

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WSOS seeks funding for area’s homeless

If a $1,320,000 proposal to the Ohio Department Services Agency, Homeless Crisis Response Program, is funded, 556 households in Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa, and Seneca counties will receive homelessness prevention assistance for the next two years.

The Board of Directors of the WSOS Community Action approved submitting the proposal along with two other new proposals.

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Pop-Up Playground

Thursday, Sept. 26, the Pop-Up Adventure Play – Port Clinton committee will have a mini pop-up playground at Veterans Park (corner of 2nd and Monroe) from 5-8 p.m. during the regularly scheduled Art Walk in downtown Port Clinton. The event is free and open to all youth and their adults.

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Port Clinton boys defeat Edison in soccer

Monday night the Port Clinton boys soccer team played at Edison High School. The final score was Port Clinton 4, Edison 1. 

Edison went up first, then Port Clinton scored in the first half to tie it up. In the second half Port Clinton scored three more times. The goals were scored by Alec Ochs (1), Simon Shulz (1) and Nathan Stubblefield (2). The assists were provided by Simon Shulz (1) and Josh Brown (1). Port Clinton had six shots on goal and Edison had two. Tytan Rumball had one save in goal.

Port Clinton’s record is 8-2-0 overall and 4-1-0 in conference play.

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Danbury to offer private swim lessons

Private swim lessons are available at the Danbury Local Schools during pool hours. Lessons will be taught by swim instructor Cynthia Fisk. If interested in taking a private swim lesson, Contact Cynthia Fisk at 419-357-1182.

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Kenn Kaufman honored by scientific group

Kenn Kaufman of Oak Harbor, recently was honored for his contributions to the scientific study of birds. 

The recognition came from the American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU), one of the world’s leading professional societies for bird study. For 130 years, the AOU has been promoting science and publishing the results of original research, and virtually all the professional ornithologists in the U.S. and Canada belong to the group. Basic membership is open to anyone with a serious interest in bird study, but there are two honorary levels of membership. Individuals may be chosen as Elective Members for “significant contributions to ornithology.” From among the Elective Members, a few are chosen as Fellows for “exceptional and sustained contributions to ornithology.” 

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