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Fall is in the Air

Dr. Jackson with a nice walleye.

Even though the first day of fall doesn’t officially start until Sept. 22, the weather we are experiencing this week makes it feel like it has already arrived. The reports of walleye in certain areas of the lake right now would confirm that it is indeed an early fall. I just hope that winter delays itself long enough for an extraordinary extended fall bite.

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Rockets defeat St. Mary’s in volleyball

The Oak Harbor Rockets Varsity Volleyball Team defeated St. Mary’s Central Catholic in 4 games Tuesday night, 25-19, 24-26, 25-20, 25-22.  Leading the team to victory was Jordyn Thorp with 4 aces, 14 kills and 4 blocks.  Emma Bergman had 3 aces and 16 assists.  Athena Eli provided 21 digs and 25 serve receptions.  The JV lost in 2.  The Rockets play Perkins at home on Thursday.

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Waterworks Park

How soon we forget. We now see a replay of 2007 on the Waterworks Park issue. The people who oppose any development and insist that the citizens should decide were already accommodated 6 years ago.  The issue of rezoning the park to permit the development was on the ballot November 6, 2007.  Those in favor had their say and, among many others, were supported by the opinion of three former mayors: myself, John Fritz, and Jeanne Huskey. The opposition was organized by the same C.O.R.D. group that continues to oppose it as if they have forgotten that the people spoke to them that November and supported the change to allow the development. 

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Waterworks Park

For over 30 years I have summered in the Port Clinton area. During that time, I have watched the shrinking Lake Erie coastline being taken over by condominiums and hotels that are for the most part vacant from September to May. And now the last public shoreline is being considered for development of the same. With heartfelt pleading, I beg of you to not let this happen.

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Port Clinton kindergarten

Port Clinton City School District student Logan Tupa is hard at work in the kindergarten classroom. Tuesday, Sept. 3, was the first day all kindergarten students attended even though school started August 26. To ease the transition into kindergarten, the school district has a staggered start for the youngest students.

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Federal Duck Stamp events at ONWR and Maumee Bay

The Federal Duck Stamp, also known as the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, is selected by distinguished judges from hundreds of submitted works of art each year.  For every dollar sold, 98 cents are used for the lease and purchase of critical habitat for waterfowl, wetland birds and other wildlife. To date, the Federal Duck Stamp is one of the world’s most successful wildlife conservation programs, raising $850 million to preserve 6.5 million acres of habitat.

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'Building Doctors' will be making rounds in Port Clinton Sept. 26-27

Main Street Port Clinton and the Ohio Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio Historical Society will sponsor a Building Doctor Clinic for old-building owners in the Port Clinton area on Sept. 26-27.

The clinic features Building Doctors Justin Cook and Scott McIntosh of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office. It begins with a free seminar on Thursday evening, Sept. 26, from 7-9 p.m. at the Commodore Perry Inn, 255 Lakeshore Dr., Port Clinton. Open to all old-building owners in the area, the seminar will feature guidelines for renovation projects and ways to solve some of the most common problems of buildings dating from 1800 to 1955.

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