Waterfowl hunting dates approved by Ohio Wildlife Council

Ohio’s waterfowl hunting zones were simplified for waterfowl hunters after the 2014-2015 season dates and bag limits were approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council on Wednesday, August 20.

The South Zone, North Zone and Lake Erie Marsh Zone remain the same for waterfowl hunting, but the Lake Erie Goose Zone that previously covered mush of northeast Ohio was removed. Also new this year, the canvasback daily bag limit was reduced to one.


Ottawa County Wildlife Officer awarded Mississippi Flyway Council’s Ohio Officer of the Year

L to R: Scott Zody, Chief of the Division of Wildlife and State Wildlife Officer Reid Van Cleve.

State Wildlife Officer Reid Van Cleve, assigned to Ottawa County, has been named Mississippi Flyway Waterfowl Protection Officer of the Year for Ohio by the Mississippi Flyway Council’s Law Enforcement Committee, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

“Officer VanCleve is very deserving of the Mississippi Flyway Waterfowl Protection Officer of the Year Award,” said Kevin Newsome, Field Supervisor for the ODNR Division of Wildlife. “Ottawa County has some of the best waterfowl hunting in Ohio, and Reid takes his responsibility of enforcing waterfowl hunting regulations very seriously.” 


PCHS Looking For Alumni Band Members For September 26

Pictured from the 2013 Alumni Band night are Amy Magi, Sonya Culp Zimmerman and Carol Streeter Fox.

Port Clinton High School Marching Band Alumni are invited to dust off their horn and join in the fun of the Annual Alumni Band Night.   The Alumni Band will perform with the PCHS Marching band during halftime of the football game vs. Margaretta on September 26.  There is no All- School Reunion this year, however, alumni will be in attendance for the Athletic Hall of Fame introductions of Scott Rickel, Class of 1993 and the 1976 Redskin Football team that evening.

To get involved in this year’s Alumni Band Night, please visit the school district website at and find link to the online registration form under the “News” section.  If you have questions please contact Jan Gluth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 419-732-2102, ext. 8.


WSOS now enrolling preschoolers

With a new school year approaching, applications for children birth to four years old are now being accepted at each of the nine preschool centers operated by WSOS. The centers are located in Genoa, Port Clinton, Fremont, Clyde, Bowling Green, Perrysburg/Rossford, Bascom, Fostoria and Pemberville.

Options available to parents who enroll their children at WSOS include full day and half day classes and/or home visitation services. Services are also available at some centers for babies and toddlers through the Early Head Start program.


The Chalet at The Vineyard receives perfect survey

The Chalet at The Vineyard on Catawba has achieved a perfect survey from the Ohio Department of Health. The annual inspection found The Chalet at The Vineyard to be 100% compliant with all ODH regulations.  The Chalet has also been rated as one of the Top 25 Assisted Living facilities in resident satisfaction for the state of Ohio this year.


Redfern Announces Additional Funds for Middle Bass Island, Lonz Winery Revitalization

State Representative Chris Redfern (D-Catawba Island) voted today to appropriate $13,776 in state funds for the continued development of Middle Bass Island State Park.

“Today is another sign of the great things to come in the redevelopment of Middle Bass Island State Park and the Lonz Winery. This revitalization is sure to drive further economic development and increased tourism to our Lake Erie Shores and Islands,” said Rep. Redfern.


Ribbon cutting for No Time Detailing

No Time Detailing would like to announce their grand opening at 10655 SR 2 in Oak Harbor. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday August 19. No Time Detailing is owned by Julie Smith, and they specialize in detailing of boats, cars, trucks, RV's and more. 

They are located at Magee East Marina and are currently open Wednesday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting and Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment only. For more information about No Time Detailing, call 419-607-0260.


Marblehead Peninsula Chamber donates back to the community

Photo by John Kozak

Marblehead Mayor Jacqueline A. Bird ceremoniously cuts the ribbon in a ceremony held Thursday, August 14, to unveil one of four new trash containers donated to the Village by the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.  The containers were purchased from one of Marblehead’s newest businesses and chamber member, Jack’s Amish Country Konnection, owned by Connie Thompson and located at 189 South Bridge Road (SR269).  


Magruder Hospital Auxiliary hosts Dollars for Scholars trunk/style show

The Magruder Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting Dollars for Scholars, a style/trunk show, in the CIC Chart Room on Sunday, September 21, from 1-4 p.m.   Proceeds will benefit the Auxiliary’s healthcare scholarship fund.  Enjoy background music, light refreshments & cocktails while browsing the items for purchase and for auction.

There will be clothing & accessories from:


Lifelong Learning at Terra State offers Saturdays are for Kids

Saturdays are for Kids is an exciting hands-on series offered this fall by Lifelong Learning at Terra State Community College.

The classes are geared toward students in grades 1 through 6 who love to try new things.

Students can register for each class individually but will receive a 20 percent discount for enrolling in three or more. Class sizes are limited to eight.

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