Christmas in July bell-ringers

Maureen Saponari, Director of The Salvation Army Port Clinton Service Unit and Beth Wood of Dockers at Catawba Moorings.

Christmas in July is being celebrated this weekend by the Salvation Army bell-ringers. The fund-raiser began last weekend and will continue through Sunday at Bassett’s and Community Markets in Port Clinton and at the Jet Express dock.


Wooden boats and plein air artists enrich Lakeside

Docked along the Lakeside pier and trailered onto the Hotel Lakeside lawn this weekend were gleaming wooden boats--kayaks, dinghys, runabouts, cruisers, sailboats and yachts. The 10th Annual Lakeside Wooden Boat show shared Lakeside’s waterfront with the 47 plein air artists who were painting and exhibiting their canvases. Wally and the Beavs played on the pavilion deck, adding the soundtrack for the festival atmosphere. 

The Lyman, the classic Lake Erie wooden boat, was well represented in its many variations, from a 35’ Lyman Seahawk to a 13’ Lyman sailboat, with nearly half of the boats displayed carrying the Lyman name.


Rock & Roll returns to Fort Firelands’ stage

Fort Firelands RV Resort located on OH163 at 269 will be hosting “Gathering at the Fort” featuring the Third Degree Band on Saturday, July 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. Third Degree Band is a local band consisting of Rich Wyde on drums, Mike Hauke on bass and Don Lombardy on guitar. The members of the band have been playing together for many years. When asked how long, they say, “We are three old guys that love to play, do it well, and have a good time. We really enjoy entertaining.” They add, ”We may be old but we don’t know it.” Third Degree Band plays the rock classics like ZZTop, Tom Petty, The Beatles and a host of other bands. They may even throw in some Taylor Swift to keep things fresh.


OSHAA mandatory parent meeting at Danbury

Danbury will be hosting its mandatory parent meeting on Monday, August 5th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. This is a required meeting for all middle school and high school athletes that are participating in a fall sport.


Lions Club food tent at Arts in the Park

Port Clinton Lions Club food tent will be at Arts in the Park on Aug. 3 and 4. Proceeds from sales at the food tent will go to The Lions Club’s community projects, such as buying eye glasses for adults and children in need.


PC Little Leaguers have a successful season

Port Clinton #2 Little Leaguers, sponsored by Cheesehaven, were Lakeshore League 12-U regular season champions with a 15-5 record and finished 3rd in the season end tournament. Team members were Kertis Johnson, Dylan Johnson, Austin Sabo, William Snyder, Eric Wammes, Lohany Arambula, Caden Swander,Braeden Kelley, Braeden George, Morgan Mallory, Jose Rangel III, Kyle Coleman, Mason McDougall and  Lymon Brown. Coaches were Jose Rangel II and Kent Coleman.



From the Bench

An often discussed aspect of criminal cases is the insanity defense and competency to stand trial. We have all watched television shows, read books, or heard a story about a criminal who beat the system, claimed insanity and walked out of the courtroom scot free. In reality, individuals who claim insanity or incompetency, rarely, if ever, walk out of court “scot free.” In the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court, as well as most other criminal courts, we are presented with two separate standards and defenses.


Cruise to be awarded to Ohio Family Caregiver

Ohio residents are invited to nominate deserving family caregivers, including themselves,for the opportunity to win a free, four-night five-day cruise.

Home Instead Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, is sponsoring the cruise for one caregiving hero and guest. Submit your nomination and vote by Aug. 24, at

The Caregiver Cruise is scheduled for Feb. 3-7, 2014, on the Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas. The cruise will set sail from Cape Canaveral, FL, with stops in CocoCay and Nassau, Bahamas. In addition to the cruise, the winning recipient will receive 40 hours of free care from a Home Instead Senior Care professional CAREGiverSM for his/her senior loved one while away.


Cooking up a career at EHOVE

EHOVE Adult Career Center Culinary program graduate Mary Magyar (Bellevue)

EHOVE Adult Career Center is now accepting applications for their Adult Professional Culinary Program.  

The culinary students learn the basics of professional cooking.  They start with knife skills including how to use different knives and how to cut meats, vegetables, fish, etc.  They also learn basic cooking skills including meat cookery, starches, vegetables, soups, sauces, baked goods, and desserts.  Students work on seasonings and international cooking as well. Students will also learn professionalism and employability skills.


Club Red fundraiser fills the Liberty Aviation Museum

On Friday evening the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton transported attendees back in time to World War II. Club Red sponsored the fundraiser for the Red Cross in Ottawa County disaster relief efforts. Photos by John Schaffner.

Andrews Sisters Tribute Singers welcomed the attendees to the Club Red  fundraiser Friday night, singing "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”.

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