Fishing Derby at the Fair

Kaylee Laubacher, daughter of Jeremy and Laura Laubacher of Oak Harbor, at the fishing derby.

On Sunday, July 20th, at the Ottawa County Fair, the Oak Harbor FFA and Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored the annual Kids Fishing Derby. One hundred kids participated this year, some fishing for their first time. The Senior Fair Board stocked the racetrack pond with catfish so that the kids would have a pretty good chance of reeling in the big one. The largest catfish pulled in that morning weighed in at 6 ½ pounds.


Community invited to meeting on Downtown Revitalization Plan Aug. 15

Members of the community are invited to give input on the Physical Environment and Social (Promotions) Environment components of the Downtown Revitalization Plan.  Members of the community, Main Street Port Clinton and the City are working together to put a plan in place for revitalization of the Downtown. The Plan will be based on the Four Point Main Street Approach. Important physical environment (design) ideas will be discussed such as vehicular/pedestrian traffic, streetscape/greenspace, lighting, signage, gateways, street furniture/fixtures, parking, and building/infrastructure conditions.  Important social (promotions) environment ideas will be discussed such as general image, target markets, special events, retail events, and tourism. 

The meeting is on Thursday, August 15th at 7 p.m. at City Hall, Council Chambers, 1868 East Perry Street, Port Clinton. Please contact Jennifer Porter at the City at 419-734-5522 ext. 239 with any questions.


D&J Automotive and Freeman’s SureShine

With years of experience between them, Jamie Stoops from D&J Automotive and Brett Freeman from Freeman’s SureShine Auto Detail are making a one stop shop for Port Clinton’s automotive needs. D&J Automotive and Freeman’s SureShine are located at 318 Buckeye Blvd., across from Star Lanes at the Harbor bowling alley. Jamie and Brett ensure quality customer service. 


Special meeting on Waterworks Park Aug. 8

Mayor Vincent Leone of Port Clinton has called a special meeting of Council for Aug. 8 at 6 p.m.  This meeting will be held at the Elks’ Lodge located at 231 Buckeye Blvd., and will be for the purpose of a full presentation by Mike Rose from Washington Properties on their plan for Waterworks Park.  The previous meeting with Washington Properties was based on initial conceptual drawings and this meeting will include the actual proposal. The proposal will be presented to everyone, including the Administration, Council and the public, for the first time at this meeting.


PCAC’s Arts in the Park is one of oldest art festivals in Ohio

Arts in the Park, sponsored by the Port Clinton Artists’ Club, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 3 & 4 at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton.  Nearly 120 artists from Ohio, and all over the Midwest, will be showing and selling their original creations.  The show is open to the public and parking is free.  One of the oldest art festivals in Ohio, Arts in the Park is celebrating nearly 60 years of continuing to bring unique and original art to Ottawa County.


Community Calendar Aug 1-7

Thursday August 1

Port Clinton Chamber Business After Hours
WHEN: 5-7 p.m.
WHERE: Dock’s Beach House, 252 W Lakeshore Dr., Port Clinton
INFO: RSPV 419-734-5503 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Story Time and Crafts at the Park
WHAT: For Kindergarten age children
WHEN: 10-10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Lakeview Park, Perry St., Port Clinton
INFO: 419-732-3212 or


BCS Schools finish fiscal year in black

For the first time in 5 years, the Benton-Carroll-Salem Local Schools ended the fiscal year without deficit spending. After many years of using up cash reserves, the board along with administration began the long, painstaking task to reduce expenses. In the span of one year, expenses were reduced by nearly 12%, which played the largest part in ending the deficit spending trend. 

Treasurer Tim Coffman stated, “While it is certainly great to have eliminated deficit spending this past year, it is a trend we would like to see continued and we will work very hard to try and make that happen.”


American Cancer Society benefit double-header

On Saturday, Aug. 10, there will be two events benefitting the American Cancer Society.

The 5th Annual Chemo Pub Crawl begins at Our Guest Inn, 220 Perry St., Port Clinton, and travels to the area’s finest pubs: The Bait House, McCarthy’s, Madison Street Pub, Rosie’s, KoKoMo Bay and Jet Bar. Participants get stamps at each location and return for the Celebration of Life at Our Guest Inn, featuring Nashville singer-songwriter Trent Jeffcoat with D.J. Dale, from 8-11 p.m. Crawl tshirts and tickets are available now at Our Guest Inn, next to Wendy’s.


Magruder Hospital earns Most Wired designation

Magruder Hospital recently earned the recognition of Healthcare's Most Wired - Small & Rural, based upon the results of a national survey conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks. This recognition puts Magruder among some of the top institutions in the country that have successfully implemented technology that improves patient documentation, advances clinical decision support and evidence-based protocols, reduces the likelihood of medication errors and rapidly restores access to data in the case of a disaster or outage. 

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