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“Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice and Survival” thank you

The Ottawa County Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge #34 would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support of the recent documentary screening of “Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice & Survival”: The Island House Hotel, WPCR-portclintonradio.com, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, Cuyahoga County Sheriff Ceremonial Unit Bagpiper-Deputy Bruce Connor, Frankie Bickel, Cub Scout Pack , Guest Speakers Cory and Lindsey Winfield, Heroes Behind the Badge Film Producer Bill Erfurth, Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center, Dupps Printing, Fraternal Order of Police #79, Ottawa County Sheriff Office, Poggemeyer Design Group, Speer Bros. Construction, Arcadis and RFC Contracting. We are proud to announce the funds raised from the event were donated to the Natioal Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Fund, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #79 and Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge #34.  

Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge #34
Roseann Hickman

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Port Clinton Kiwanis donates pediatric trauma equipment

L to R: Shannon Belcher, Danbury Township; Tim Brown, Rocky Ridge; Tom Kellogg, Erie Twp.; Will Moore, Catawba Twp.; Kassie Anderson, former Chief North Central EMS; and Trish McCartney, State Farm Insurance.

Kassie Anderson and Trish McCartney spearheaded an initiative to get updated pediatric trauma equipment to townships in Ottawa County that needed it. In January of this year Anderson and McCartney headed to the North Central EMS station in Milan to talk with them about helping obtain the equipment.

On Wednesday, Feb. 26 the equipment was donated to the area EMS units in Ottawa County by the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club through the Ohio Kiwanis Foundation at the Kiwanis weekly meeting. 

The emergency personnel that received the equipment, a toddler sized backboard and a car seat, gave the Kiwanians a report on how the equipment will be used in the field.

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Investing in Port Clinton

Cielo Grande logo, designed by Davenport Sign and Art of Port Clinton

This year has started on the upswing for Port Clinton. New businesses are moving into the downtown and people are starting to stop and take notice of Port Clinton. 

“In the past three or four months we have definitely had more interest from business owners wanting to move into the store fronts,” said program manager of Main Street Port Clinton and president of the Port Clinton Chamber Laura Schlachter.

Schlachter also said that already established businesses in Port Clinton are relocating to the downtown and some are also expanding to reap the benefits of the location. Lilly & Gert’s is expanding and moving to West Second Street across from the Post Office. Dr. Francis of Erie Shores Chiropractic is relocating to Madison Street and On Point Wellness is moving into where Pin-Ups hair salon used to be.

“There are so many positive things happening downtown,” said Schlachter.

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