Community calendar July 3-9

July 1-6

Ford Tri-Motor Rides
What: Experience travel as it was in the golden age of aviation
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Where: Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport, Port Clinton
Cost: Advanced online admission $70 adult, $50 17 and under, Walk up rate $75
Info: 419-734-6297 or

Thursday July 3

Independence Day Celebration
What: Duck race, kid’s games, beer tent, 50/50, fireworks at dusk
When:5-11:30 p.m.
Where: Riverbank in downtown Oak Harbor
Info: 419-898-0479 or


Walleyes for Wounded Heroes

For the third year, and still growing, the Walleyes for Wounded Heroes came to fish in our Great Lake, Lake Erie. The Walleyes for Wounded Heroes is an extension of the Kentucky Wounded Heroes organization. The program offers Kentucky’s uniform members of the United States Armed Forces, law enforcement officers, fire fighters and emergency medical responders who have been injured in the line of duty, the opportunity to fish, relax and enjoy the natural healing resources that Lake Erie has to offer.


EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor has returned to Port Clinton

EAA Tin Goose Chapter 1247 invites you to step back in time and experience the Golden Age of aviation when they host rides in a beautifully restored 1929 Ford Tri-Motor this July 1-6. Rides will depart from the Liberty Aviation Museum complex, 3515 E. State Road, Port Clinton. 

Tri-Motor rides will be available July 1 from 1-5 p.m. and July 2-6 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adult ticket prices are $70 in advance ($75 at event) and $50 for children. Advance tickets may be purchased via EAA’s secure web site or by calling 1-877-952-5395. Walk-in tickets will be available at the event.


Port Clinton Area Fourth of July

This year the Port Clinton Area is celebrating baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and classic cars over the Fourth of July holiday. 

Star Spangled Squirt Gun Run

The day starts with the Star Spangled Squirt Gun Run/Walk 5k. Registration for the run starts at 8 a.m. at the Jefferson Street Pavilion. The run/walk starts at 9 a.m. Spectators are encouraged to line the race route with squirt guns to squirt runners. Pre-registration is $20 for the race and $25 the day of. For more information visit


Senator Gardner’s Education Reform Bill signed into law

Senator Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) is joined by Perrysburg Schools Superintendent Tom Hosler, State Superintendent Richard Ross and other education leaders as Governor John Kasich signs House Bill 362 into law

Governor John Kasich signed into law legislation proposed by Senator Randy Gardner to reform Ohio’s educator evaluation policies. Gardner’s legislation was amended into House Bill 362, passing the Ohio Senate by a vote of 30 to 3 and in the House of Representatives by a vote of 94 to 1. 

Originally known as Senate Bill 229, the legislation provides more flexibility for school districts conducting teacher evaluations, saves schools and taxpayers an estimated $60 million per year, and helps school districts focus on teachers in their first four years or teachers who have failed to attain a designation of skilled or accomplished.

Gardner’s legislation generated wide bipartisan support in the House and Senate and was endorsed by the organization representing Ohio’s elected school board members.

“This legislation says to Ohio educators, ‘Columbus is willing to listen to you’,” Gardner said.  “This bill helps make our education system less bureaucratic, saves tax dollars and helps improve results in the classroom.”


Healthcare Provider CPR Courses Offered at Firelands

Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering the Healthcare Provider CPR Certification Course on the following dates:

• Tuesday, July 1, 8-11:30 a.m.
• Monday, July 14, 1-4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, July 29, 8-11:30 a.m.

The classes will be held at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue.  This Healthcare Provider Course is for medical professionals and students beginning course work in healthcare professions only.  The class fee is $50 per person.

Those attending will learn adult, child, and infant CPR in cases where there are either one or two rescuers and Obstructed Airway Management for adults, children, and infants.  Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training is also included.

The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible. Registration is required and can be made by calling Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-6740.


Two-Day Childbirth Class Offered at Firelands

Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a Childbirth Preparation class on Friday, July 18, from 6-9 p.m. and continuing on Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Childbirth Preparation classes are held at Firelands Regional Medical Center, South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky.

Participants will learn breathing patterns and relaxation exercises to be used during labor and delivery.  Induction of labor, medication and anesthesia options, Caesarian birth and recovery will also be discussed.

Childbirth classes are taught by experienced obstetrical nurses from Firelands Regional Medical Center with a clinical background focused on contemporary childbirth methods.  It is recommended that this course be taken during the last trimester of pregnancy and that expectant mothers select a class that ends at least three weeks before their due date.

The cost for the class is $35 per couple.  No one will be refused this course due to inability to pay.  The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible. To register, call Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-7840.


Choo Choo Chow Chow Golf Outing Aug. 11

The Catawba office of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is planning the 6th Annual Choo Choo Chow Chow Golf Outing benefiting the Children’s Hospital Free Care Campaign.  The pictured Howard Hanna Catawba Team is working to make the event another success under the direction of Office Manager Mary Ann Gecsi and event Co-Chairmen Ted and Cathy Greene.  Also pictured is Ken Williams, Director of Golf and Marketing for the Catawba Island Club where the golf outing will be held Monday, August 11.

The event is a four person scramble that includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart (2 person), continental breakfast, lunch after golf and a silent auction.  One of the auction items is an evening cruise around the South Bass Islands on a 73’ Burger Yacht with light hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

Sponsorships are available starting with tournament, corporate and golf holes.  With these sponsorships you receive from one foursome in the outing to two golfer entries to one golf entry.  These sponsorships also receive signage on golf holes and around the pro shop at the CIC.  The number and amount depend on the sponsorship level.  Individual golfers are also available and wanted.  

We welcome any and all donations for door prizes and/or silent auction items.  Several items have been committed but more are needed.  To be a part of this fund raising event for children from our region without healthcare coverage, call Howard Hanna at 419-734-5751 and ask for Stacy, Ted, Cathy or Mary Ann.

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