Port Clinton News

Chevys take first, second and third at Chamber car show

First place winner Jean Kehrwecker of Port Clinton, 1966 Chevy Chevelle.

On Saturday, August 2, the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce put on the 21st annual Jerry Lippus Memorial Classic Car Show in downtown Port Clinton. Cars, trucks and bikes lined Madison Street starting at 8 a.m., but unfortunately the rain kept some people away from staying until 3 p.m. when the car show was supposed to end.

There was a DJ, 50/50 raffles and door prizes. 72 cars attended the show.


Chemo Crawl Aug 9

The sixth annual Port Clinton Chemo Crawl is being held on Saturday, August 9, from 3-8 p.m. The Chemo Crawl is a bar crawl that benefits The American Cancer Society. The event has raised over $10,000 each year. Participants should meet at The Our Guest Inn and Suites at 220 East Perry Street at or before 3 p.m.

The crawl is $10 and t-shirts can be purchased for $15. These can be purchased at The Our Guest Inn and Suites. Reverse raffle tickets will be sold for $25, but there are only 200 tickets sold so buyers are encouraged to buy early. First prize for the reverse raffle is $1500, second is $750 and third is $250.


City of Port Clinton launches water quality information online

On Thursday, August 7, the City of Port Clinton launched a new service on their website,; water quality information. The information includes Microcystin results in the Ottawa County regional water system, a safety threshold chart which informs residents of water and health advisories, and links to information that pertains to algal blooms.

“We want to be proactive in keeping our citizens informed of the quality of water in our community,” said Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone. 

The webpage also includes a statement from the Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency and the City of Port Clinton on what to do in case of an emergency:

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