Register now for Walk to Remember

The Compassionate Friends of Ottawa County invites bereaved parents, siblings, relatives and friends to register now for a one-mile “Walk to Remember” Sunday, July 20, at 1 p.m.

As the world’s largest self-help bereavement organization, The Compassionate Friends offers friendship, understanding, and hope to families that have experienced the death of a child.  There are more than 650 chapters in the United States, including all 50 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The local event is patterned after The Compassionate Friends National Walk to Remember® in Chicago, Illinois, where as many as 1,500 are expected to participate. Dozens of chapters across the country are expected to hold a local Walk to Remember during 2014.


Flying in the Ford Tri-Motor

See what it's like to fly in the Ford Tri-Motor! View the video below. To take the flight yourself visit or call 1-877-952-5395.

A special thank you to the Liberty Aviation Museum from the Beacon!


Phenomenal year for walleye fishing

I’m no expert, but I do believe that the heavy ice we had this past winter resulted in a very big shad kill. In turn, that removed a large portion of the walleye forage base. What does this mean? It means that walleye have been more eager to taste our offerings of painted metal, plastics, and live bait selections in an almost suicidal fashion.


Safety Town graduates 25

The Port Clinton Fire House hosted Safety Town Tuesday, June 24, through Friday, June 27. Safety Town is a program where children that are entering kindergarten get a chance to learn about safety from the emergency service workers themselves.


Lions Club at Waterworks Park on July 4

The Port Clinton Lions Club will again be at the 4th of July celebration at the Waterworks Park.  The Club will be selling hotdogs, chili dogs, chips, pop, water and “Glow Sticks”.  Come and help support our sight and hearing programs.


OCIC presents award to Davis Besse/FENOC

OCIC presents an award to Davis Besse/FENOC from ODOT’s Jobs & Commerce program to support roadwork safety improvements made on State Route 2 at Davis Besse’s main entrance.  Pictured L to R: Ray Lieb, Site Vice President-Davis Besse, Jamie Beier Grant, Director-OCIC, and Hans Rosebrock, Manager, Economic Development & External Affairs - FirstEnergy.



Judge Winters to lead county team to combat opiate addiction

The Supreme Court of Ohio and Governor Kasich have requested Ottawa County Common Pleas Judge Bruce Winters assemble a team of community leaders to attend the Judicial Symposium on Opiates in Columbus. This Symposium aims to develop new opiate prevention strategies, increase public awareness, develop new addiction prevention approaches, and share insight on available treatment options. Most importantly, the Symposium hopes to create an exchange of ideas on judicial strategies that are making a difference in the midst of the current addiction epidemic.


GPCAAC holds second Art Walk of the season

Photos by Rob Zajac

On Thursday, June 26, the GPCAAC held its second Art Walk of the season. The Art Walk included a LEAP playground and a mini farmer’s market courtesy of Bergman Orchards.

For more information about the GPCAAC or the Art Walk visit

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