Terra State board welcomes two new members

The Terra State Community College Board of Trustees added two new members during its regular April meeting.

Matt Montowski of Catawba Island and Kay E. Reiter of Fremont were sworn in by board chair Carl Koebel. 

Montowski has been a self-employed independent insurance agent in Ottawa County for 23 years. He has also been a Catawba Island Township Trustee for nearly four years. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ashland University.


The Marblehead Bank joins the ABA in offering tips for small business owners

Now that the 2012 tax season is in the rear-view mirror, it’s a good time for small business owners to reassess their company’s financial health and their relationship with their bank.  The American Bankers Association offers the following tips to help small business owners enhance their current banking relationship or choose the best bank for their needs.


FFA packs tree seedlings

Oak Harbor FFA students and Ottawa SWCD Staff packed tree seedlings for the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District at Moore Orchards. The annual tree sale program has been offered to landowners for over 40 years. Offered are varieties of small seedlings, shrubs and larger hardwoods. Native plant seed packets were also available.


ODNR anticipates good fishing at Lake Erie in 2013

Lake Erie anglers should enjoy diverse fishing opportunities in 2013, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

“When you consider the mix of species and sizes that are seasonally available to Ohio anglers, we are optimistic about the fishing prospects this year,” said Jeff Tyson, Lake Erie fisheries program manager for the ODNR Division of Wildlife. “Weather is always a wild card at Lake Erie, but if conditions are similar to those in 2012, anglers should have excellent seasonal opportunities this year to catch walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, white bass and steelhead.”


The ‘Biggest Senior Event of the Year’: Ottawa County Spring Senior Day at Camp Perry

Ottawa County Senior Resources and Magruder Hospital present this year’s Spring Senior Extravaganza-Casino Day on Wednesday May 8,  starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. The Casino theme will feature the “Showcase of the Stars” – presented by Jimmy Bilgin, featuring the music of the Las Vegas circuit, like Andy Williams, Tony Bennett and Wayne Newton. They will also be presenting the annual Ottawa County 2013 Senior Hall of Fame Awards.


Homesteaders Life recognizes Priesman for Outstanding Performance

Homesteaders Life Company recognizes Kathryn M. Priesman for outstanding success as an advance funeral planning professional. Kathy qualified to attend the company’s 2013 Leaders Conference held at the Montego Bay, Jamaica, Ritz Carlton Hotel, where she was joined by nearly 200 colleagues and their guests. Kathy is the advanced funeral planning advisor for Crosser Funeral Homes in Oak Harbor and Elmore-Genoa and at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Homes in Port Clinton and Lakeside-Marblehead. 

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Ferguson Gallery to Host Peninsula Four, a Fine Art Event

Four local artists from the Marblehead Peninsula have turned the Ferguson Gallery glass blowing studio into a gallery show place. The Peninsula Four, comprised of Lori-Roberts-Cobbledick, Rick Dziak, Debbie Prue and Cary Ferguson, will be exhibiting approximately forty original paintings. All the paintings will be new work that has never been exhibited before, and will be for viewing and for sale.


Environmental law enforcement training workshop

Experts involved in local, state and federal efforts to fight environmental crimes will share their knowledge with law enforcement, public officials, community leaders and public defenders at a free workshop sponsored by Keep Ohio Beautiful (KOB), a state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. The workshop will take place in Port Clinton on May 3.


COSI comes to ICS

On Wednesday, April 24, young minds got a jolt of energy when COSI (Center of Science and Industry) brought its traveling science program, Investigating Energy, to Immaculate Conception School in Port Clinton for a day of learning. 

Investigating Energy is one of six traveling science demonstrations from COSI.


GPAAC events

As this year marks an exciting time for Port Clinton and Ottawa County, so to it is for the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPAAC). With the summer season just around the corner, people will soon be making their way back to our area for the enjoyment brought by Lake Erie, the islands, boating, fishing, camping or otherwise simply the thought of getting away. With all the upcoming events planned around the Battle of Lake Erie bicentennial celebration, we may very well see the greatest influx of tourism in our lifetime.

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