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Port Clinton’s brain gain: Toni and Doug Garrett

Toni, a 1965 Port Clinton High School graduate, and Doug Garrett, a former Port Clinton High School art teacher, have started Erie Cottage Trading Company and 2nd Street Gallery and Shoppes, both upscale consignment galleries and resale shops. This month Erie Cottage Trading Company is celebrating its fourth year in business.

The Garretts moved to Perrysburg after college to raise their children. After Perrysburg, the Garretts moved to Florida.

“It’s nice to be back in the Midwest,” said Toni. “When working retail in Florida there were people from all over the world, but here it’s comfortable. I missed the Great Lakes. Even with seeing the ocean, I missed the Great Lakes.”

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Timmons Top Cop, Cochran Top Deputy

Left to right: Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman, PCPD officer Ron Timmons, Deputy Sheriff Curt Cochran, and Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick.

Port Clinton Police Officer Ron Timmons and Deputy Sheriff Curt Cochran received their departments’ highest honors Wednesday at the Port Clinton Kiwanis’ annual Law Enforcement Day. Timmons was named Officer of the Year, while Cochran was named 2014’s top Deputy. 

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Port Clinton Safety Town

Children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2014 are invited to attend the Port Clinton Safety Town. The program will be held June 24-27 at the Port Clinton Fire Department/North Central EMS station, 1755 E. State Street, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Registration deadline is June 10.

On Tuesday, June 24, the Port Clinton Police Department and Canine Unit, along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, will teach the children about Buckling Up for Safety, Walking Safety, and Stranger Danger. The officers will also provide safety instructions in the Safety Town Village. Wednesday, June 25, the Port Clinton Fire Department will talk about fire safety while the children visit the Smoke House, a simulator of an actual house fire. Thursday, June 26, North Central EMS crew members will teach the children about home and playground safety, and what to do when an emergency occurs. That day the ODNR Division of Watercraft will also present their Kids and Floats program and discuss water safety. The last day of Safety Town, Friday, June 27, will include a school bus ride that will teach the children proper entering and exiting rules for riding a school bus. This is also graduation day, and family members are invited to attend the graduation ceremony.

For more information or to enroll your child in the Port Clinton Safety Town, contact Cynthia Geiger at 419-663-1367.

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