Driftmyer receives Quilt of Valor

Sunday afternoon, the family of Carl Driftmyer, 86, of Portage Township surprised him with a very special honor at the Liberty Air Museum. Army Private Driftmyer, a veteran of the Korean War who served 10 months driving tanks on the front lines, was presented with a Quilt of Valor by Kathy Pettry of North Ridgeville.

He was totally surprised by his special honor, noting that since he returned home in the early 1950s, "I never got thanks for anything!" Driftmyer was wounded in action, receiving the Purple Heart, along with a number of other medals from his time in the military. 

Over 10,000 handmade Quilts of Valor have been presented to worthy veterans over the years. Kathy Pettry and her husband Tim have presented over 30 of them this year alone.


PC jumps on top of Margaretta, wins 44-20

PC's Tristen Mallory heads upfield with the football against Margaretta.
Photos by Bill Migala

After losing its first game of the season last week to Oak Harbor, Port Clinton wanted to get back on the right track.

The Redskins wasted no time in answering the call, scoring on their first five possessions before defeating Margaretta, 44-20, in Sandusky Bay Conference action Friday night at True-Lay Stadium.


Oak Harbor falls to Edison late, 14-7

In a defensive struggle, one or two plays can make or break a game.

With the game tied at 7 late in the fourth quarter, two runs that netted 77 yards set Edison up for the winning score, a three-yard run by Owen Moyer with 2:15 remaining that gave the Chargers a 14-7 victory over Oak Harbor last week.

The first big run, a 50-yarder by Moyer, was followed by a 27-yard dash by quarterback Keegan Hall that gave Edison a first-and-goal at the 3-yard-line.


Gibsonburg pulls away from Danbury

Danbury's Justin Tibbels returns this punt 51 yards for his first of two rushing touchdowns against Gibsonburg last Friday evening.  The Lakers lost to the Golden Bears, 58-24.
Photo by John Kozak

Sometimes, the final score is very deceiving.

That was certainly the case in Danbury’s 58-24 loss to Gibsonburg on Friday night at Biro Field.

In its matchup with the top team in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference, the Lakers fought tooth and nail to hang with the Golden Bears before Gibsonburg pulled away, pushing its 35-24 lead, which it held early in the fourth quarter, to 58-24 by scoring 23 unanswered points in the game’s final nine minutes.


Candidates and issues night October 2

The public is invited to a forum where candidates for public offices and issues representatives will have an opportunity to present their platforms.

Candidates for Ottawa County offices including judiciary candidates, commissioner, auditor, and state and federal offices have been invited.

Representatives supporting and opposing Issue 6 regarding the parks initiative in Port Clinton will be present. Mental health renewal levy for Ottawa and Erie County is also on the ballot.

The program will be broadcast on WPCR, on the internet and taped and later shown on cable.

For more information contact the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce at 419-734-5503.


Redfern to hold town hall meetings in Port Clinton

State Representative Chris Redfern (D-Catawba Island) will host a town hall discussion on Friday, October 3, at 11 a.m. in Port Clinton City Hall Council Chambers.

Rep. Redfern holds town hall meetings throughout Erie and Ottawa Counties to listen to constituents’ ideas, concerns and feedback.

Rep. Redfern will also provide a brief overview of actions in the legislature for area residents to learn about and discuss state legislative issues. The event is free and open to the public.


Dire straits

The City of Port Clinton’s finances and state of being have been a hot topic for some time among residents, part-time residents and frequent visitors to the area. The condition of City streets and infrastructure are a concern for residents and visitors. With a decreasing population and just under half of Port Clinton’s population being retired and not contributing to income tax revenue, the City is receiving less and less to keep up with day to day operations.

Being the county seat, it is said that the economy in Port Clinton has a direct effect on the rest of the county. City of Port Clinton Auditor Cole Hatfield and Port Clinton City Council Finance Committee Chair Mike Snider explain how the City gets its revenue, how the budget is created and just how much money the City really has.


Hog Calling Contest

Every year for the past 14 years, the Ace of Clubs 4-H club has hosted a Hog Calling Contest during the local county fair. This event would not be possible without the generous support of our community. The Ace of Clubs 4-H club would like to thank the following donors for their gifts for the 14th Annual Hog Calling Contest held this summer at the 50th Ottawa County Fair. 


Community calendar October 2-8

Thursday October 2

Watercolor painting with Dee Cochran
What: Registration required, call for suggested supply list
When: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Info: 419-732-3212 or

Yoga with Mary Leahy
When: 5:30-6:30 pm.
Where: Sutton Center Conference Room
Info: 330-858-1890

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