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“Giving Tuesday” with United Way of Ottawa County

You’ve heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday? Now Tuesday, Dec. 3, is “Giving Tuesday” in Ottawa County. Giving Tuesday, which follows the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, kicks off the holiday season with a global day dedicated to charitable giving, harnessing the power of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities. Giving Tuesday celebrates and encourages people to give their time, resources, talents and social media voice to a new kind of philanthropy that is about social purpose and collaboration for a better world.

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STEM team from PCHS competes in Robotics

Pictured from Left to Right at Falcon Best Robotics competition are PCHS students Dylan Ireland, Kenny Boyle, Caleb Ireland,Melvin McCord, Avery Dackerman, John Vallance, Not pictured: Gage Hammon.

Port Clinton High School STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) Instructor Mr. Bobby Good recently took a group of students to compete at the BGSU Falcon Best Robotics competition. The PCHS team was in the Top four teams with their Engineering Notebook. The team was coached by Mr. Bobby Good and Ben Stienmetz.

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Thank you, Jonathon Pope Tournament

The Port Clinton Wrestling Club on behalf of the Pope Family wish to thank the many volunteers who assisted with the Jonathan Pope Memorial Scholarship Biddy Wrestling Tournament this past weekend and to all the wrestlers who participated. All net proceeds from the tournament will be placed in the Jonathan Pope Scholarship Fund. We also wish to thank the many sponsors who helped defray the cost of the tournament allowing more of the money raised to go into the scholarship fun. They are Susan Pope-Bitter, Plaskolie Inc., The K Company, Bolte Real Estate and Bolte Insurance, The Catawba Moorings, The Jet Express, Jeff Jordan State Champ Camp, Kroger Co., Wal-Mart and The Beacon.

Thank You to everyone.

The Port Clinton Wrestling Club Inc.

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Shuffles return to Musical Art Series

Singers and actors John and Nancy Shuffle return to the Musical Arts Series at Firelands this Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m., with a performance that features well-known favorites from opera to Broadway.  They will present a highly entertaining evening with a variety of popular songs to satisfy all musical tastes. 

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Rep. Redfern to hold Town Hall Meeting in Port Clinton

State Representative Chris Redfern (D–Catawba Island) will host a town hall discussion at Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison Street, in Port Clinton on Monday, Nov. 11, at 9:45 a.m. 

Rep. Redfern holds town hall meetings throughout Erie and Ottawa Counties to listen to constituents’ ideas, concerns and feedback. He will also provide a brief overview of actions in the legislature for area residents to learn about and discuss state legislative issues. 

The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend.

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Kiwanis Boys Basketball Program starts Nov. 16

The Port Clinton Kiwanis Club is once again sponsoring the 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Boys Basketball Teams to provide the opportunity for the boys to gain experience, learn the game and have fun playing basketball. The program starts Saturday, Nov. 16, at noon in the PCHS Gymnasium with a basketball clinic day. Participants will be assigned to teams and learn about the practice schedule that first day. Games are played at Port Clinton High School on Saturdays through January.

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Community calendar Nov. 7-13

Thursday Nov. 7

Community Diabetes Event “Celebrating the Seasons”
WHAT: Laura Tyson talks about physical fitness and diabetes
WHEN: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center
COST: $8.50
INFO: 419-734-3131

Computer Classes: iPad basics
WHEN: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St.
INFO: Register by calling 419-732-3212

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Ottawa County Election Results

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, with 40 of 40 precincts counted in Ottawa County, there were a total of 8,053 ballots cast, from a total of 29,651 registered voters, for a voter turnout of 27.16%. All results are unofficial, pending the completion of the normal process of certifying the votes.

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Oak Harbor's run ends in the state semifinal

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and sadly Oak Harbor found that out Tuesday night as Gates Mills Hawken defeated the Rockets, 4-1, in a Division III State Semifinal at Cedar Point Stadium in Sandusky.

Throughout much of the match, the Hawks (16-1-5) utilized their speed and were able to consistently push the ball into the Oak Harbor zone, scoring two goals in each half to take a 2-0 before the Rockets rallied to cut the deficit in half on a goal by Alexa Weis with 12:10 remaining in the first half.

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