Ralph Canter's unique metal creations featured at Desdemona's

Desdemona's Art Gallery in Marblehead is featuring exciting new work by local metal sculptor Ralph Canter.  In the summer of 2013 the skilled welder, who has 30 years experience in a manufacturing facility, decided to merge his trade skills with his creative talents. 

"I envisioned metal creations that were unique and hand-crafted," said Canter. "I live near the shores of Lake Erie so it was a natural fit for me to begin by fashioning the popular native fish and waterfowl." 


Yes on Issue 6

I’ve been paying attention to the debate about the development of our waterfront and whether the citizens of Port Clinton should be allowed to vote on the sale of our public lands, such as Waterworks Park. In my estimation, the primary issue is not whether I want development or to have a beautiful park. The primary issue of concern to me is that we do not sell or lease (leasing for 100 years is essentially selling, in my view) our public lands without the consent of the people. 

That’s why I think it is important to vote yes on Issue 6. 

Mary K. Baumgartner
Port Clinton


Zombie Pub Crawl tickets on sale

Downtown historic Port Clinton will welcome zombies from all shuffles of undead on Saturday, October 25, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. for the third annual Zombie Pub Crawl and Ball presented by Heidelberg Distributing.   Zombies will crawl to eight participating pubs: Bait House, Cielo Grande, Clinton House, McCarthy’s, Mr. Ed’s, PJ’s Grille & Bar, Rosie’s, and Slater’s Madison Street Pub.

Cash prizes will be given to the top three costumes.  New this year, cash prizes will be awarded for Best Group, Best Couple, and Most Creative.  Costume judging will take place at the upstairs of Slater’s from 7:30-10 p.m.  Tickets must be punched at each bar and must be complete to be entered to win prizes at the Ball. At 12 a.m., zombies are asked to head to PJ’s Grille & Bar for the Zombie Ball where costume contest winners will be announced.

The first 100 tickets sold will receive a free Zombie t-shirt.  Tickets can be purchased for $10 at Main Street’s office or any of the participating pubs. For more information, please contact 419-734-5503.


Riverview trick or treat October 26

An Ottawa County Halloween tradition will celebrate its 14th year, Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus (Nursing Home) will open its doors to the public for Riverview’s annual Trick or Treat Night, Sunday October 26, 6-7:30 p.m.

Little ghost and ghouls are invited to trick or treat at the door of over100 residents (children 12 and under please).  “This is a win a win for both Riverview and the community. It gives families a safe, well-lit, warm place to trick or treat, and our residents have a ball getting to see all the different costumes. It is something that they may have enjoyed in their own home and we are happy we are able to provide the experience right here in our building,” states Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus Administrator, Kendra German.


Ward 3 Councilman's view on Issue 6

The background:  In 1828 Ezekiel Haines proposed that the lakefront area near Perry and Jefferson Streets as they were in his time should remain free as a park.  Bear in mind that Perry Street in his time was just in front of some of the homes on Perry Street.    I have read many of the documents regarding the area and it appears that Ezekiel Haines’ park was a 2 or 3 acre area.  If C.O.R.D. and its followers continue with the idea that this is what Ezekiel Haines had then they are talking about that small area.  The rest of Waterworks Park east of the Portage River is a landfill.  Ask some of the older local residents and they will tell you of seeing truck loads of waste, some industrial, some manufacturing, some domestic, being deposited in the area.


True-Lay Stadium set for major facelift

What started as a “Wish List” and a “Crazy Dream” just over a year ago has “almost” now developed into reality. Port Clinton’s storied True-Lay Stadium appears set for a major renovation with funds nearly fully generated by local donations. The $3-million project has been turned over to Poggemeyer Engineering of Bowling Green for the development of final plans. They hope to have it all finished by the football team’s opening night of 2015.


PC defeats Conneaut, improves to 5-1


PC's Nathan Stubblefield leaps over a fallen teammate on the way to another big gain.
Photos by Bill Migala.

The final score wouldn’t indicate it, but Port Clinton’s game with Conneaut on Saturday was not a blowout.

In the Redskins’ 58-29 victory over the Spartans, Port Clinton trailed throughout the first quarter and, after taking a 22-15 lead midway thru the second, fell behind 29-22 before tying the score just before halftime.


Rockets fall to Huron, 33-0

Slowly but surely, Huron was able to pull away from Oak Harbor.

After taking a 6-0 lead just 28 seconds in the contest, the Tigers scored their second touchdown with 10:30 remaining in the first half on a 12-yard pass from Kyle Kovach to Eric Weir. But the dagger came when Kovach scored on a 5-yard run with 12 seconds left in the second quarter, pushing the Huron lead to 19-0. 

The Tigers’ first score came on a 44-yard run by Tommy Bogden, who also scored a touchdown from 64 yards out in the third quarter. Kovach’s 11-yard pass to Nick Stauffer in the fourth quarter accounted for the final scoring.

Huron’s first drive began at the Rockets’ 38-yard-line after a great kick return, but the two other first-half scoring drives were much lengthier. The second touchdown came on a 10-play, 75-yard drive and the third was completed after the Tigers marched 90 yards in 12 plays.

With the win, Huron improves to 5-1 and 3-0 in the SBC. The Rockets are now 1-5 and 1-2 in the league.

The Tigers dominated throughout, outgaining Oak Harbor, 393-153, in total yardage.

Bogden finished with six carries for 121 yards and two scores and Danzell Harris had 12 rushes for 71 yards. Kovach finished the night 12-of-17 for 109 with a touchdown and an interception.

Jeremy Balboa finished with six carries for 29 yards to lead the Rockets, Kyle Rutledge had three catches for 41 yards and Rhett Petersen caught three passes for 30 yards. 

This Friday, Oak Harbor travels to Clyde to face a 5-1 Flier club that is currently ranked first in the Division III, Region 8 Standings with 12.22 points. Clyde lost, 26-21, to Perkins last week after reaching No. 2 in the Div. III AP Ohio High School Football Poll.


Danbury blasts Hilltop, 51-6

After a Danbury drive fizzles, kicker James Dorko splits the uprights for a 31-yard field goal against visiting Hilltop at the end of the second quarter to make the half-time score 23-0.

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