Danbury trounces Open Door Christian 63-20


 Behind a Herculian performance from running back Cody German, the Danbury Lakers defeated Elyria Open Door Christian, 63-20, to open the season 1-0.
 The Lakers jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the first quarter behind touchdowns from German and Brandon Bahnsen. German, who finished with 234 yards on the ground, scored from 41 yards out just 13 seconds into the second quarter to make it 32-0.


Lady Redskins tennis team defeats Oak Harbor

The Lady Redskins improved their record to 3-1 overall (2-0 in SBC) with a win at Oak Harbor on Thursday.
Ashley LaFountain of Oak Harbor defeated Morgan McGlothlin of Port Clinton 6-0, 6-0. Kelsey Dietrich of Port Clinton won over Jessica Hymore of Oak Harbor 6-3, 6-1. Eryn Binder of Port Clinton won 6-3, 6-0 over Emily Goff of Oak Harbor.
The doulbles team of Katie Schroeder and Tiffany Colston of Port Clinton defeated Rachel Helle and Amanda Sosa of Oak Harbor 6-0, 6-0. Lexi Fodor and Allison Long of Port Clinton won 6-1, 6-1 over Oak Harbor’s Emily Boss and Ashley Gallardo.



Oak Harbor crushes Sheffield Brookside 63-6

 This one was never in doubt.
 Oak Harbor recovered a fumble on the first play from scrimmage and scored on the ensuing play before cruising to a 63-6 victory over Sheffield Brookside at home Friday.
 The Rockets dominated throughout, scoring four touchdowns in the first quarter before taking a 49-0 lead into the half.


Port Clinton defeats Woodmore 35-14


By Yaneek Smith

 Behind three touchdown runs from quarterback Addison Rospert, Port Clinton rallied from an early 7-0 deficit and defeated Woodmore, 35-14.
 After Wildcats quarterback Jake Matwiejczyk hit Zach Brossia for a 42-yard touchdown with 5:48 remaining in the first quarter, the Redskins responded, scoring the next five touchdowns to take control of the contest.


Player of the week-Mark Konieczny


Bassett's Market Player of the Week

Name: Mark Konieczny
School: Oak Harbor
Position: Running back
Height: 5' 7''
Weight: 180 lbs.
Class: Senior

Overview: Last week, Konieczny ran 15 times for 243 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Oak Harbor Rockets to 63-6 victory over Sheffield Brookside in the opening game of the 2012 season.


War comes to Ohio--200 years ago

 The Ottawa County Historical Society Keeper’s House will sponsor a War of 1812 military encampment and bicentennial activities on Sept. 22 and 23 at the Wolcott Keeper’s Cottage at 9999 East Bayshore Road, Marblehead. The event will commemorate the first battle fought on Ohio soil during the War of 1812.


Thinking of giving blood?


“Maximize me” could be a new mantra for people giving the gift of life through the American Red Cross.

“It’s human nature to want to make the most of things,” said Tiffany Hayes, Spokesperson for the Western Lake Erie Blood Service Region of the American Red Cross. “At the American Red Cross, we want to help our blood donors maximize their donation by recommending donation options that best meet hospital and patient needs.”


Fine dining reappears at downtown Port Clinton landmark

Since the mid 1990s, I have personally had meeting after meeting with the operators of the food service venues at The Island House in downtown Port Clinton. I always pointed out that the proper operation of that facility was a “sacred trust” for the community because the Island House was the cornerstone of Port Clinton’s historic downtown.


Extra law enforcement over Labor Day weekend

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrols throughout the Labor Day holiday weekend. Overtime shifts will be scheduled in an attempt to promote safety among drivers, as well as to draw awareness to the other traffic on the roadways.
The Deputies will enforce all traffic laws, with emphasis on OVI enforcement.  The overtime is part of the National Alcohol Mobilization grant received by the Sheriff’s Office from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.


IJC Mission: Help restore Lake Erie's health

On Monday, Aug. 27, in the Sutton Center, Port Clinton, the International Joint Commission (IJC) hosted a public meeting, providing information about its Lake Erie Ecosystem Priority and hearing from the public about concerns regarding nutrient pollution and harmful algal blooms.

The IJC was created in1909 by the Boundary Waters Treaty for the purpose of helping Canada and the U.S. protect their shared waters. It is an independent body of experts working to develop consensus findings and recommendations for their governments. All IJC members are committed to serving without bias. The IJC has direct authority to regulate water flow in the Great Lakes, and serves in an advisory capacity on water quality. Since 2002 it has been a strong advocate for action to prevent Asian carp form entering the Great Lakes.

The meeting was attended by concerned citizens from around Ottawa county and by researchers and environmentalists from across Ohio, Michigan and Ontario. The Port Clinton meeting was one of eight being held across the region. David Dempsey, Policy Advisor to the IJC, gave a brief presentation and led a pro-active discussion about our lake and its watershed and the challenges ahead.

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