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National Day of Prayer observed May 2

The National Day of Prayer will be observed on May 2 on the grounds of the Ottawa County Courthouse in Port Clinton. Clergy from Port Clinton area churches will be leading prayers at the service which will begin at 12 noon.

The National Day of Prayer was signed into law in 1952 by President Harry Truman, and in 1988 President Ronald Regan signed the law that set the date as the first Thursday in May.

Attendees may want to bring a chair or a blanket. Should it rain, the services will be held in Immaculate Conception Church. For further information, contact Carol Fox at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 419-734-1239.

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From Wall Street to Main Street at Ida Rupp

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Ida Rupp Public Library will be hosting a free workshop titled “From Wall Street to Main Street: Myths, Miscues and Investment Fundamentals”, presented by Allison Falls, CFA, on Tuesday, April 23 at the library.  

In this educational and informal discussion Falls will demystify the financial pundits and in plain language highlight investment fundamentals such as asset allocation, diversification, risk and return and volatility. Falls is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the CFA Institute. 

Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with the workshop beginning at 9 a.m.  To register, contact the Chamber at 419-734-5503.

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James D. Grodi, Sept. 2, 1944-April 15, 2013

James D. Grodi, 68, of Port Clinton, passed away Monday, April 15, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. James was born on September 2, 1944, in Port Clinton, the son of Clarence “Cracker” and Charlotta (Wendt) Grodi. 

Funeral services will be at 8 p.m, Thursday, April 18, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, with visitation three hours prior, from 5-8 p.m. Interment will be private in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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