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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.

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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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Lake Erie Pumpkin Patch Event

Ferguson Gallery has joined forces with the United Way with a glass blowing event that is sure to entice viewers. The father-son team has been creating blown glass pumpkins over the last few seasons. 

“Despite the harsh winter, our Lake Erie Pumpkin Patch is the best ever,” Ferguson said. 

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Lest we not forget Veterans Park

To the residents of Port Clinton, LEST WE NOT FORGET - VETERANS PARK! There is a battle taking place and it’s not pretty. It has become ugly because in the process, folks who are usually considered reasonable are showing their true colors as political operators. It wouldn’t be a big issue except for one park in particular: Water Works Park. 

City Hall has staked its reputation on this one deal and so have the local influencers who think first of keeping developers happy and rely on public amnesia so they can do it all again further down the road. I don’t suffer from amnesia - I remember Veterans Park. Veteran’s Park pays tribute to the men and women of the US Military and it wasn’t that long ago, 1998, that the Downtown Business Association and city hall wanted to pave it over for a parking lot to serve downtown businesses. 

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Candidate’s Night

On Thursday, October 2, the Port Clinton Business and Professional Women and the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce but on their annual Candidate’s Night. This event is an opportunity for those running for office, representing a levy or an issue, to speak to the public about the election. Each candidate was given five minutes to speak to a packed room of residents wanting to be informed about candidates and issues.

Speaking first was U.S. States Congress ninth district candidates Marcy Kaptur (D) and Richard May (R).

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Port Clinton High School announces homecoming schedule

Port Clinton High School will celebrate Homecoming the week of October 6-11. PCHS Leadership Council has recently announced the schedule of events.  The community is invited to help support our Redskin student athletes.  

On Wednesday, October 8, the Homecoming Parade will start at 6:30 p.m. with various Redskin sport teams represented.  The parade route is as follows:  PCHS, 10th Street to Monroe, to 6th then end at stadium.   At True Lay Stadium there will be a Powder Puff football tournament between classes.  There will also be a dunk tank for students to submerge their favorite school teacher or administrator as well as the annual Car Smash.  

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The Salvation Army’s warm winter Coats for Families program to start

The Salvation Army in Ottawa County has partnered with the News Herald, Executive Cleaners and Howard Hanna to provide warm winter coats for local children and families in need.

The Salvation Army’s Coats for Families program will run from October-January.  This program is based on donations from the general public of new and gently used coats to be cleaned by Executive Cleaners, at no charge and redistributed, cost free, to local families in need of a winter coat.

Last year, The Salvation Army collected and distributed over 1,100 coats to local families in Ottawa County.  

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