Small Business Basics Seminars coming to Oak Harbor Jan. 2014

Terra State Community College is offering Small Business Basics seminars. These seminars are free workshops that help entrepreneurs and those interested in starting a business with questions on how to get started, but or expand a business. These seminars will provide education to help avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps.

Attendees will learn the basics of: name registration, licensing, taxes, advisors, business ethics, employees, insurance, financing, business planning and more.

This seminar will be offered Jan. 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation Conference Room, 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

For more information call 419-559-2210 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Marine mechanics program enrolling now

A new class in the Marine Mechanics Skills for Life program is enrolling applicants now for a class set to begin January 6, 2014.

The classes will operate each week Monday to Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. until May 8, 2014.  Classes will be at the Ottawa County Community Improvement Corp.’s (OCIC) offices on SR 163 in Oak Harbor.


Canoe Club Win Bar two weekend open house

The Canoe Club Wine Bar located at 5831 East Harbor Rd., Marblehead will be holding a two weekend long open house to celebrate the holiday season. The open house will showcase guest artists’ art and jewelry. There will also be Christmas decorations, wine tasting, gift ideas and more.

The event will take place Friday and Saturday Dec. 6 & 7 and Dec. 13 & 14 from 5-9 p.m. Visit for more information.


Local Manufacturers Talk Shop with Oak Harbor High School Students

BCS skilled trades day

On November 22, representatives from ARES, Inc. of Port Clinton, Century Tool & Die of Fremont, C Nelson Manufacturing of Oak Harbor, Materion-Brush, Inc. of Elmore, Whirlpool of Clyde and Terra State Community College Skilled Trades Dept. met with more than 100 students at Oak Harbor High School to talk about skilled trades careers in local manufacturing operations, and the ability for high school students to explore and take advantage of apprenticeship programs, co-ops and certificate programs at local technical schools.


Santa scheduled to arrive at Erie-Ottawa International Airport Dec. 21

The Erie-Ottawa International Airport in Port Clinton has announced that Santa will arrive for a visit on Dec. 21. Santa will be bringing special sweets and treats for all the children that come to welcome him as he arrives at the airport. 

Santa’s flight plan allows him to stay at the airport from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For any more information call 419-734-6276.


Cheyenne Meek sets new pool record in girls 100 free in meet against Perrysburg

PCHS vs Perrysburg - Dec. 3

Women 200 Yard Medley Relay

 1, Port Clinton High School 'A' (Cheyenne Meek SR, Alysia Zoeller JR, Allie Schroeder JR, Taylor Steyer SO), 1:59.44. 

2, Perrysburg High School-OH 'A' (Sabrina Smith FR, Cigdem Kahyaoglu JR, Christina Schorsch SO, Elizabeth Palmer JR), 2:00.25. 

3, Perrysburg High School-OH 'B' (Meghan Burnard SO, Jordan Knappins JR, Morgan Beier SO, Alyssa Knappins FR), 2:08.47. 

4, Port Clinton High School 'C' (Brittany Diaz FR, Abbey Weldon FR, Hannah Roberts FR, Natalie Gottron FR), 2:21.35. 

5, Perrysburg High School-OH 'C' (Tatum McManus JR, Gabby Zysik SO, Cassie Schorsch JR, Winie Barchick-Sutter FR), 2:24.33. 

--, Port Clinton High School 'B' (Emily Shaw SO, Alayne Herevia SR, Sammy Schroeder SR, Abby Sharkey FR), DQ. 


Port Clinton Bowlers start out their season

The Port Clinton Redskin Bowlers opened their season at Tri County Bowl in Woodville Monday and split matches with Woodmore. The Lady Redskins rolled team games of 769 and 818 and added 770 in Baker for a 2357 total to the Woodmore girls’ 2003.

Alysia Zoeller rolled 201-170 for a 371 series, Samantha Stroupe 171-184 for 355 and Reilly Wittman 168-173 for 341. Kassidy Mahler added a 165 game. Emily Paul led Woodmore with 212-150 for a 362 series. Courtney Burner added 148 for 280 and Elissa Knipp 139 for 273.

Coach Bob Black said, “For our first match our girls did very well. We need to improve our spare shooting, but we were able to get all 8 girls playing time. If we can continue to improve from this match, we should be a very competitive team this season.”


Persian Gulf Era Veterans Approaching Deadline for Ohio Veterans Bonus Application

Persian Gulf War veterans are reminded that an important deadline is falling just after the holiday. Applications for the Ohio Veterans Bonus for Persian Gulf era veterans must be submitted no later than Dec. 31.

Veterans eligible to receive the Persian Gulf War portion of the Ohio Veterans Bonus could have served anywhere in the world for at least 90 days active duty, not for training, between Aug. 2, 1990 and March 3, 1991. The amount of the bonus is higher for service in the Persian Gulf theatre. Eligible veterans must have been a resident of Ohio when they entered the military and must be a resident at the time they apply.


NARFE Installs New Officers

Left to right: Joe Cinadr, Regional Rep; Jill Groves, President; Dave Baldwin, Vice President; Phyllis Garn, Treasurer; Nancy Rudes, Secretary.

Ottawa County/Fremont Chapter of National Active & Retired Federal Employees installed their 2014 officers at their Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 2 at the American Legion in Elmore. The chapter meets on the third Monday of every month (excluding July & Dec.) at noon at the Peace Lutheran Church in Port Clinton.

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