National Trophy Pistol Matches to commence in July at Camp Perry

Spectators and competitors are invited to witness the excitement and fierce competition at the National Trophy Pistol Matches, being fired on July 13 at Camp Perry. A total of 24 National Trophies are earned by talented teams and individuals each year in such highly regarded events as the President’s Pistol Match, National Trophy Individual Match and the National Trophy Team Match.


Legislation will protect Great Lakes from Harmful Algal Blooms, Hypoxia

Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) released the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of S. 1254, the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act. The legislation reauthorizes a program to monitor and mitigate the harmful impacts of algal blooms on freshwater resources and expands the Task Force within the program to include a representative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Help for Ohio’s Honeybees

Ohio farmers rely on bees to pollinate more than 70 crops, but 50 to 80 percent of the honeybees raised by Ohio’s registered beekeepers died last winter.  Researchers suggest a number of reasons for this phenomenon, including the loss of the flowering habitat bees need to strengthen and grow their colonies.


Umpires needed for Co-Ed Softball Tournament on Middle Bass

All Sport FUNdamentals is putting on a Co-Ed Softball Tournament at Middle Bass Island June 28-29 and is searching for umpires to call the games. Anyone interested should contact All Sport FUNdamentals at 614-6363-FUN (386) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . There are also still spots open to be in the tournament as well. More information about the tournament is listed on online at



Port Clinton native, Harman, named Marion Military Institute softball coach

Sarah Harman, former assistant softball coach at the University of Dayton, has been named the Head Softball Coach for Marion Military Institute.

"We really were impressed with Coach Harman's credentials both on and off the softball field.  She brings a wealth of experience to our program and is the type of leader that we have been looking for at Marion.  I believe that she will be able to build a quality softball program for us here," MMI Director of Athletics, Michelle Ivey, said.


Mad Dog Adams’ guitar up for auction at Red Cross Gala

Barbara Gravengaard, Jan Baker, Carol Schemmer, Mike “Mad Dog” Adams with his guitar that will be auctioned, Beth Leggett, Lynn Majce and Danis Putzbach

After finding out that the American Red Cross Club Red of Ottawa County was looking for items for their upcoming fundraiser event, Mike “Mad Dog” Adams decided to donate a guitar that has entertained so many over the years.

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