Bay Township launches Crime Watch program

The first meeting of Bay Township Crime Watch will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Bay Township Hall, 4471 W. Fremont Road, Port Clinton. The meeting will feature guests Sgt. Zach Bowling from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s department and security specialist Roger Kunz from North Coast Security.

“Our purpose is to create an awareness of our presence and observe and report all suspicious activity to the Sheriff's department,” says Mel McCord. “We are not law enforcement. Our tools are our eyes, ears and phones. Communication and observation are proven crime deterrents. We will have door decals for all who wish to participate. It is statistically proven that criminals avoid 'CRIME WATCH' communities.”


Aim to be Green recycling program recycles 5 million lbs. in first year

On Oct, the OSS Solid Waste District marked the one year anniversary of the Aim to be Green Recycling Drop-off Program. The program has also reached another milestone by collecting over 5 million pounds of materials for recycling. Tim Wasserman, District Director is pleased with the program.

"The amount of material recycled demonstrates that our District residents are committed to recycling," said Wasserman.  "The program would not be successful without their participation."


Visitors Bureau Board accepting applications

The Board of Trustees of the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau is accepting applications for new members that if elected would join the board at the beginning of 2014. The Board of Trustees is a volunteer body that has responsibility for fulfilling the mission of the bureau which is to encourage economic development of Ottawa County, through the promotion of tourism.  

At least three of the 15 seats on the bureau board will be up for election with the voting taking place at a meeting on Dec. 6. Trustees must be residents of Ottawa County. Interested individuals should contact Ottawa County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Larry Fletcher for information.


Justice French keynote speaker for Republican Women

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French was the keynote speaker to a packed house at the annual fall banquet for the Ottawa County Republican Women's Club.

Other officials and candidates included County Commissioner Steve Arndt; Municipal Court Judge Fritz Haney; Congressman Bob Latta's wife, Marcia; Candidate Cassie Anderson, Ward I, Port Clinton Council; Candidate Trish McCartney, Ward III, Port Clinton Council; and Candidate Bert Fall, Auditor.


Free Community Meal on Thanksgiving

The Free community feast is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.  On Thanksgiving Day, residents of the Port Clinton area are invited for a fabulous Turkey dinner at Trinity United Methodist Church, corner of Adams and 2nd Streets, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.  To celebrate the holiday, volunteers and committee members create a festive atmosphere and prepare a buffet of traditional foods for all to enjoy.

“If you are willing to pitch in and spend some time preparing the food, helping us serve or delivering to our community shut-ins, we would love to have you in the crew,” said Chairman Ginna Fall. “We continue to grow. It is great fun to see our friends and neighbors gathering every year. It really embodies the original meaning of Thanksgiving.”


Danbury swim lessons

Danbury Schools will hold swim lessons that run up to Christmas Break. The swim lessons will be in four week sessions, either on Monday and Wednesday or on Tuesday and Thursdays. See below for dates and times. Cost of the swim lessons is $28 (checks payable to Danbury Local Schools). If interested contact Cynthia Fisk at 419-357-1182.


Court’s program graduates two

Magistrate Louis P. Wargo III presided over a special session of the Ottawa County  Municipal Court Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m.  Wargo recognized two (2) graduates of its Benchmark Alcohol/Drug and Mental Health Intervention Court Program, after its regularly scheduled weekly session. 

The Court session, followed by a reception for the graduates and their supporters, honored the program’s graduates for their successful completion of the approximately two year court program. Judge Frederick C. Hany II, as he’s stated in the past, noted that, “Since its inception in July 2008, the Benchmark Program has served the families and citizens of Ottawa County by addressing the County’s mental health and substance abuse issues. The success that this program has seen over the last five years speaks volumes as to the court’s long term commitment to the families and citizens of this county.”


friday night football

Friday evening football scores:

Huron 48, Port Clinton 8

Ottawa Hills 53, Danbury 14


Oak Harbor plays Saturday afternoon at St. Mary's Central Catholic in Sandusky.


Art Club paints with Jim Andrews

The Port Clinton Artists’ Club will host an oil painting class at the Sutton Center, 1854 Perry Street on Saturday, Oct. 26. 

The class instructor is Bellevue artist Jim Andrews. Known for his “chalk talk,” Andrews is also an accomplished and award-winning watercolor and oil painter, and teaches at Terra State Community College.  Students will have a choice of two possible paintings. There are still a few spaces available for this class.

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