Back to School Backpack Drive

The Ottawa County Republican Women in conjunction with the Salvation Army are sponsoring a Back to School Backpack Drive. The Drive will benefit the Port Clinton, Oak Harbor, Genoa and Elmore communities with backpacks and school supplies for families unable to purchase them.

The collection of backpacks and supplies goes through August 3. There are listings of supplies needed and drop off boxes at Bassett’s Market in Port Clinton, Miller’s New Market in Genoa, Mann Technologies in Williston, Pills & Packages in Elmore and Community Market in Oak Harbor. 

For more information to drop off or have someone pick-up a backpack, call Roni Reid at 614.361.1323 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Gem Beach yoga has been discontinued

Gem Beach yoga has been discontinued for the rest of the summer. For five years Gem Beach has hosted yoga in the mornings, and participants have contributed hundreds of dollars to United Way in Ottawa County.


Senator Gardner maintains 100% voting record

State Senator Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) completed the recent legislative session with his career-long 100% voting record intact.

Gardner, who represents Fulton, Lucas, Wood, Ottawa and Erie counties in the Senate, did not miss any roll call votes during the first half of 2013 (149 votes).  He has not missed a roll call vote on any bill or amendment as a member of the House of Representatives or Senate since 1985, bringing his consecutive voting streak to 9,281 votes.



The Port Clinton High School Class of 1961 will be holding a 70th Birthday Picnic at John Braun Park on Catawba Island on August 24. Those interested should contact Larry Schultz at 419-357-2634 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Ottawa County Court recognizes graduate

Magistrate Louis P. Wargo III presided over a special session of the Ottawa County Municipal Court Tuesday, June 25, at 10 a.m. Wargo recognized a graduate of its Benchmark Alcohol/Drug and Mental Health Intervention Court Program, the 22nd  graduate overall, after its regularly scheduled weekly session. The Court session, followed by a reception for the graduate and his supporters, honored the program’s graduate for his successful completion of the approximately two (2) 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. That this is the Court’s 22nd graduate, speaks volumes, in and of itself, as to the court’s long term commitment to the families and citizens of this county.”


Lakeside Farmers Markets

On Tuesday and Friday mornings Lakeside’s Walnut Street becomes a Farmer’s Market. Local produce and baked goods, homemade pies, flowers and herbs are available.


EHOVE honor roll, 4th Nine Weeks, 2013

Allison Ahrens, Danbury
Mikinzie Benyak, Danbury
Porsche Donich, Danbury
Concetta Gerber, Danbury
Rex Hart, Danbury
Brandon Holmes, Danbury
Irwin Taylor, Danbury
Nicholas Macgillivray, Danbury
Shelby Woody, Danbury


Ease and Grace at Ida Rupp

Are you talented, successful and exhausted? The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ida Rupp Public Library invites the public to a one hour presentation by Life Coach Joan Washburn to discover how to take an inspiration to a desired outcome with Ease and Grace.


Dick Thompson three time winner of Legacy Club

The annual Stouffer Cup golf tournament was held at the Catawba Island Club on July 13-14.  Each year, at the conclusion of 36 holes of play, one participant is singled out for having the lowest gross score versus age in years.  For 2013 Dick Thompson was recognized as the first three time winner of the Legacy Club.  Previous winners include two time winner Bud Martin. Also winning in prior years were Andy Ungar and Bob Stevens.

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