Lady Redskins volleyball team drops match to Margaretta

The Lady Redskins were in action Thursday night against Margaretta. The Varsity volleyball team lost in three tough sets 25-14, 25-13, 25-14. Senior Ericka Castillo and sophomore Sydney Alexander were 14 for 16 on serves received and Ericka Castillo also chipped in 8 digs. Sophomore Marissa Day tallied 6 kills and junior Taylor Zink had 3 solo blocks.


Tuskegee Airman Dr. Brown meets bomber pilot Roen he led to safety

New friends Dr. Harold Brown and Vernon Roen

The traveling exhibit of the Red Tail squadron is expecting two to three thousand people to attend their exhibit this weekend, but Dr. Harold Brown of Port Clinton, retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Tuskegee Airmen, didn’t expect to meet one visitor in particular. Vernon Roen, a B-24 bomber pilot, came to the Red Tail exhibit Thursday with his daughter, Nancy Dunlap. Roen and Brown have had many close encounters before, but this is the first time they have formally met. Roen was escorted by the Tuskegee Airmen three times during his service in WWII.


Putnam offers thanks and help to Port Clinton

Panelists Christine Galvin and Peggy Debien with moderator Alex Thomas. Not pictured: Panelist Larry Hartlaub. 

Today Dr. Robert Putnam meets with President Obama. On Tuesday evening, the Harvard professor, 1959 Port Clinton High School graduate and 2012 National Humanities Medal of Honor winner, took time to have a conversation by video conference with a panel of Port Clinton leaders. At Ida Rupp Public Library, Putnam talked about his research and the recent New York Times article “Crumbling American Dreams” that featured Port Clinton. The information for the article was gathered for Putnam’s latest book, “Our Kids”, scheduled to be published in 2014.


Revolution3 Triathalon at Cedar Point

More than 1,000 racing enthusiasts will flock to Cedar Point amusement park/resort when the “Best Amusement Park in the World” welcomes some of the best athletes in the world for the fourth annual Revolution3 Triathlon in September.  Whether you are a triathlete or just looking for a fun way to get in shape, the weekend-long event will have something for you, including a new Glow Run along the Cedar Point Beach.


Free skin cancer screening at Magruder Hospital

Magruder Hospital will hold a free skin cancer screening by appointment on Friday, Sept. 27, starting at noon.  The screening will be held in the 1 South Oncology area and appointments can be made by calling 419-734-3131 ext. 3505 and leaving your name and phone number.  Michelle Bodie, PA-C, from Dermatology Partners, will be providing the screening.


Community Calendar Aug 29- Sept 4

Aug. 29-Sep. 1

The Traveling Museum for the Tuskegee Airmen
WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: Erie Ottawa Regional Airport, 3255 E. State Road, Port Clinton

Aug. 29 & 31

Mom’s Gift
WHAT: Fundraiser presentation for Playmakers
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Playmakers Civic Theatre, 604 W. Sixth Street, PC
COST: $15
INFO: 419-734-5044 or


Art Club sponsors day trip

Port Clinton Artists’ Club “Reflections of America” museum tour will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The Butler Institute of American Art, located in Youngstown, is the first museum of American art. The original structure, dedicated in 1919, is an architectural masterpiece listed on the National Register of Historic places. The museum's mission is to preserve and collect works of art in all media created by citizens of our country. The Institute's holdings now exceed 20,000 individual works, and the Butler is known worldwide as "America's Museum." The Butler permanent collection includes works from four centuries, and is assembled in galleries in chronological order according to the history of America. The collection mirrors the dynamic changes the nation has experienced in the four centuries of our country’s history. 

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