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.


Vendor space available for arts and crafts show

Vendor spots are still available for the Port Clinton Women’s Club annual arts and crafts show July 13 at Lakeview Park. The show is an opportunity for crafters and other vendors to display their wares. The club will advertise the event throughout town.

The show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and vendors are asked to keep their displays up until 4 p.m. Check-in and setup for vendors starts at 6 a.m. Setting up the night before the event is not recommended.

Registration is $50. For more information call Candace at 419-607-0221 or Jennifer at 419-341-8115.



PC Art Club Offers Class

Erin Cremean, fine art instructor at EHOVE Career Center, will be teaching an abstract class in acrylics on Thursday, June 19, at the Sutton Center, 1848 E Perry St., Port Clinton from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  The class is sponsored by the Port Clinton Artists’ Club and open to the public.  The cost is $45, and space is limited.  Cremean has a BS in visual arts from Bowling Green University, and promises a fun day of painting.  For more information, or to make a reservation, call Kathie Widing at 419-341-0817. 



Attention all vendors and crafters

The 7th annual United Way Gem Beach Rocks event is being held on Saturday, August 16, from 12-8 p.m. at Gem Beach on Catawba Island. Volunteers and vendors are needed for this event. For more information about volunteering for Gem Beach Rocks, contact Kristen Gerwin at the United Way 419-734-6645. For more information about the event or being a vendor, contact the United Way office at 419-734-6645 or go to



Danbury Township executive session

The Board of Trustees of Danbury Township will meet in executive session at the Danbury Township Police Department, 419 S. Bridge Road, Marblehead, Ohio 43440 on Monday, June 16, at 6 p.m. to conduct four interviews for the full-time Fire Chief position.

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