Road closing OH 163

Effective immediately until Friday, May 31, OH 163 between Nissen Rd. & N. Toussaint South Rd. is closed for bridge work. Detour: OH 51; OH 105; OH 590.


Marblehead Summerfest

The Marblehead Summerfest will take place in James Park, Marblehead, and will begin Friday, June 28 and end on Sunday, June 30. The fun-filled event will include a full schedule of activities.

D&R Shows will bring in 10-14 amusement rides. There will be rides for everyone including kiddie rides and high thrill rides. They will also bring a midway of games and prizes.


Red Cross encourages youth to download tornado app

The American Red Cross is working around the clock to help people in Oklahoma and throughout the Midwest after devastating tornadoes hit their local communities earlier this week. The Red Cross is here to help families and students prepare for tornado season with the new and free American Red Cross Tornado App.

“Events like these are a reminder that tornadoes can strike anywhere and at any time. It’s best to prepare for them before the weather turns bad,” says regional chief operating officer and emergency services director Kenneth Robinson, “As a father of two boys, I feel it’s important to make sure other youth in our community know how they can prepare and react to severe weather.”

Over the next few weeks, schools will be closing for the summer, and many students will be home alone during the day. In the age of electronic gadgets and indoor playtime, it’s a good time for youth to be reminded about summer weather safety. The Red Cross is encouraging parents and teachers to download the American Red Cross Tornado App to be prepared and have the information they need right at their fingertips in the event a tornado hits.

The Red Cross Tornado App is available for Apple and Android devices. Some features include:

  • Instant access to local and real-time information
  • Location-based NOAA tornado, severe thunderstorm and flood watch and warning alerts
  • Interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice to prepare for severe weather
  • A high-pitched tornado warning siren (even if the app is closed)
  • Preloaded content to access critical information even without mobile connectivity
  • One-touch “I’m safe” messaging to broadcast reassurance to family and friends via text, web, or social media
  • Simple steps and checklists to create an emergency plan
  • Toolkit with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm

People can call “**REDCROSS” (**73327677) from a mobile device to receive a text message with a link to download the app, or they can do so directly from the iTunes or Google Play app stores.

The Red Cross also encourages parents to have a conversation with their children about tornado safety, download this app to their child’s smart phone, and explore it together. Information about tornado preparedness and severe weather safety is available at

People can help those affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and other crises by making a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People who wish to make a donation to support the Red Cross response can visit, dial 1-800-REDCROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.


Walleye Wishes for the Cure

The flamingos from Firelands Presbyterian Church have flown on sabbatical. This year the Celebration of Life team plans to drop Wild and Wacky Walleye in the yards of unsuspecting friends and family members.  Their mission to support the American Cancer Society is called “Walleye Wishes for the Cure.”

Last year their frisky flamingos raised over $1400 for this worthy organization. This year their hand crafted and hand painted walleye hope to do even better.

To arrange for a Walleye Surprise, call Kay McIntosh (440-725-1546) or the Firelands Presbyterian Church office (419-734-6211). Suggested donations to the American Cancer Society: Initial Walleye drop, $20; Walleye removal, $15; or Walleye removed and sent on to another home,$25. This campaign will run during the months of June and July.


“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” with ICS Graduating Class

It was the perfect day for baseball on Monday, as the Immaculate Conception School fifth grade graduation class and their teacher Mrs. Jane Drusbacky spent the day at the Mud Hens game in Toledo. It was the 2013 Mud Hens School Celebration Day at the field. The Mud Hens came from behind to tie the game in the fifth inning to tie the Syracuse Chiefs, but couldn’t pull out a win in extra innings. Regardless, the fifth graders had a great time at the stadium as a class.  Many fun events are planned for the fifth graders as the school year winds down in celebration of their accomplishments and their time at ICS together. These students have all been together since their preschool days which make the coming weeks bitter sweet for all.


RUI says farewell to beloved therapist

This past Sunday volunteers, staff, clients and parents of Riders Unlimited Inc. gathered around the grave of one of their recently deceased therapists for a memorial service while seven of her counterparts grazed serenely on grass in the nearby pasture. For the first time in their 17 year history, RUI had to make the difficult decision to have one of their horses, Sweetie, humanely euthanized on April 18th.  Sweetie was a 30+ year old grulla mare that had been providing equine assisted activities and therapies to individuals with disabilities for the past 3 ½ years.


CMP Walleye Festival Grande Parade

It was a perfect day for a parade on Saturday in downtown Port Clinton. Veterans, vehicles, bands, dogs, walleye, twirlers, skaters, airplanes bikers, tire-rollers, royalty and public officials paraded and entertained. Candy was thrown and gathered. It was the quintessential northern Ohio Memorial Day celebration.

Prize winners for the Civilian Marksmanship Program Grande Parade were:

Best Theme: Lake Erie Shores & Islands, War of 1812
Port Clinton Pride: PCHS Marching Band
Best of Show: Fraternal Order of the Eagles
Most Spirit: Girls Scouts of Western Ohio
Best Baton Group: Hi Society
Most Entertaining: On Point Wellness
Mayor's Wild Walleye Award: Walleye Drop


St. Hazard Resort on Middle Bass Island reopened

St. Hazard's Resort on Middle Bass Island will be re-opened under new ownership for the 2013 season. Dave Magden and Patrick Bezuur, friends for over fifteen years, will be operating the resort and taking it in a new direction with a European flair. 

Their unofficial motto is “food, and the stuff it eats.”  “We want to mine the entire food chain for the most delicious ingredients and offer up a varied menu that reflects items available seasonally at the peak of flavor. This includes not only the produce, but meats as well. There will be some evergreen items on the menu but the menu will evolve based on what is available locally at the time, “ says ~ Bezuur.

St. Hazzards is a full service resort on Middle Bass Island, with everything from waterfront condos to cabins and camp/RV sites. It features a tropical setting, with pools and other amenities created as if in the tropics. The Resort is within walking distance from the ferry and State Park Marina and boasts the tranquility of Middle Bass Island and easy access to Put-In-Bay.

All resort amenities, such as the pool, bar, restaurant and golf cart rentals are open to the public. 

St. Hazard’s is open every day of the week, and open to the public until 2 a.m. 

For more information, reservations, pictures and details, go to Facebook or the website at,  phone -419-285-6121 , or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The address is 1223 Fox Road,  Middle Bass.


Skipper Bud’s Fishing Derby

The Walleye Festival fishing derby sponsored by Skipper Bud's Marina took place at Derby Pond in Port Clinton on Saturday. The fishing tournament was open to children up to age 12. Bait and poles were provided but some children brought their own poles. Over 200 children and families participated in the Derby and received goodie bags and ribbons.

Photos by Jasmine Cupp

Prizes went to:

Longest Fish:  Ashton Sanchez, Braden Hymore, Jenna Schank
Most Caught:  Chase Wadsworth, Braden Hymore, Eric Wilson
Shortest Fish: Wyatt Pollock, Steven Holly, Leo Mahoney
Most Unusual Fish: Jack Jadlos, Shelby Baer, Elye Byington

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