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Meg Chrislip Customer Service Rep

Cathy Magers Put-in-Bay Branch Manager

Doreen Ryan Customer Service Rep

Dean Miller President & CEO

Lisa Molnar Customer Service Rep

Missy Walker VP Retail Manager

Lori Yurista Customer Service Rep

Amy Kirby Customer Service Rep

Melinda Stacy Port Clinton Branch Manager

Kelly Bullerwell Customer Service Rep

Cheryl DeVore AVP Mortgage Banking Officer

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2014 has started with a bang in our area. With Davis-Besse outage workers and ice fisherman populating the area, businesses that normally struggle during the winter months in our county are getting a pre-season boost. Davis-Besse outage workers are in the area because they have been assigned, but ice fisherman are coming to the area because of choice which is more indicative of the tourism yet to come to our attraction rich area.

“The bicentennial brought in an audience of first time visitors to our area in 2013,” said Larry Fletcher, Executive Director of Lake Erie Shores and Islands West. “People came because of the ships and a lot of work went into promoting the region as a whole. We are hopeful for the 2014 season and I think we have had a great start. The ice fishing in our area is getting great media attention right now.” If people come to the lake to fish in the brutally cold winter because of the great fishing, just think of the people that are going to populate the area in the summer months. Just because the tall ships have sailed out in 2013, doesn’t mean that the War of 1812 activities have halted. Perry’s Monument on Put-In-Bay has ongoing programming about the war that will stretch until 2015 which will celebrate the peace between Canada and the United States and the end of the war. Another attraction to the area that is gaining momentum is the Biggest Week in Birding. The event, which stretches with activities down the shore of Lake Erie and through the parks of the area, takes place May 6-15 and brings people from

The Black Swamp Bird Observatory which is located at the entrance of Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and Magee Marsh Wildlife Area Bird Center all located on State Route 2 in Oak Harbor are prime coordinates for the Biggest Week in American Birding. The headquarters for the event is Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center located in nearby Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon. Another staple in the community is the Walleye Festival. This year the Walleye Festival falls May 23-26. Rides, vendors, food and fun take over Waterworks Park over Memorial Day weekend for this annual event. Speaking of rides and vendors, the Ottawa County Fair is July 14-20 and will be home to all kinds of fun; corn hole tournament, livestock sales, a demolition derby, live entertainment and tractor pulls. The Liberty Aviation Museum in conjunction with Erie-Ottawa International Airport has blossomed into a great resource and attraction to the area as well. With a jam packed schedule events, this spot is sure to take off in 2014. With Camp Perry matches, farmers markets, boating, fishing, car shows, BBQs and Lakeside Chautauqua events, we are in for a fun filled, busy season! For more information about events throughout Ottawa County or the area visit for an ongoing calendar of events and information about any attraction in the area for natives or visitors.


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Highlighted events for the beginning of the 2014 season May 2-3

May 15-18

May 23

Put-In-Bay Spring Fling Customer Appreciation Party, Island Club, PutIn-Bay

Lake Erie Walleye Fishing and Golfing Seminar Weekend, Commodore Perry Inn, Port Clinton

Oak Harbor Chamber Golf Outing, Oak Harbor Golf Club

May 17

Summer Opening Ceremony with the Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside

May 2-4


Progressive Catawba Island Boat Show, Catawba Island Club, Port Clinton

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Blessing of the Fleet, Fox’s Dock, Downtown Put-In-Bay







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Armed Forces Day Rockin’ Bluegrass Festival, VFW Park, Port Clinton

May 17-18

May 6-15

Muddiest 911 Run Ever, Ottawa County Fairgrounds, Oak Harbor

Biggest Week in American Birding

May 22

May 14-17 Bolte Insurance Agency will be participating in the Ohio Health Insurance Exchange. Benefits of enrolling in the exchange plans with Bolte include:

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CAF Redtail Squadron “Rise Above” traveling exhibit, Liberty Aviation Museum

Port Clinton Art Walk (Art Walks are held every fourth Thursday through Sept.)

May 22-May 26 Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival, Waterworks Park

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May 24-25 Carronade Weekends, Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial, Put-In-Bay

May 27-30 Marblehead Lighthouse Tour, Marblehead Lighthouse

May 30-June 8 Ohio Bike Week, Sandusky

- Help in determining how much your subsidy may be and how to obtain subsidy. - Individuals and families who meet the enrollment criteria of the exchange will receive a subsidy up to 400% of poverty level. This is a very generous income level top still qualify. To give you a an idea, a family of 4 will qualify up to an income level a little above $90,000 per year.

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Education Schools Benton-Carroll-Salem 11685 West State Route 163, Oak Harbor, OH 43449 Phone: 419-898-6210 Superintendent: Guy Parmigian, The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District is committed to serving the needs of all learners.  The district continues to work to provide the most innovating and engaging learning opportunities for students.  The district serves students from Benton, Carroll, and Salem Townships, along with the Villages of Oak Harbor and Rocky Ridge.   The district was rated “Excellent with Distinction” by the Ohio Department of Education on its 2011-2012 School Year Report Card, the only school district in Ottawa County to earn such distinction.  Additionally, R.C. Waters Elementary School was

recognized as being in the Top 2% of high-achieving school buildings in the State of Ohio. Danbury Local Schools 9451 E. Harbor Road, LakesideMarblehead, OH 43440 Phone: 419-798-5185 Superintendent: Dan Parent, The Danbury School district is located on the eastern peninsula of Ottawa County. It serves Danbury Township, the Village of Marblehead and the community of Lakeside. The district boasts strong academics, integrated technology and extracurricular activities that provide students with a well-rounded education. Danbury Local School District was rated “excellent” by the Ohio Department of Education on its 2011-2012 School Year Report Card.

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Genoa Area Local Schools 2810 N. Genoa-Clay Center Road, Genoa, OH 43430 Phone: 419-855-7741 Superintendent: Dennis Mock, Genoa Schools consist of Genoa Area High School 9-12; Genoa Area Middle School 6-8; Genoa Area Elementary K-5. The high school was built on the corner of Martin-Moline Road and Genoa-Clay Center Road because of the site’s central location. The Genoa Local School District was rated “effective” by the Ohio Department of Education on its 2011-2012 School Year Report Card.

art school buildings with an emphasis on the latest technology. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, this school district of 1800 students has four grade level buildings with Bataan Primary (PK-2), Bataan Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8) and High School (9-12). Not only is the school district focused on technology and studentcentered learning, but an emphasis is placed on the arts at all levels. Port Clinton City School District is the only school in the county to offer all three: Band, Choir, and Orchestra, as well as offering almost 30 hours of college credits at PCHS and 17 varsity sports.

Immaculate Conception School 109 W. Fourth St., Port Clinton, OH 43452 Phone: 419-734-3315 Principal: Connie Snyder Immaculate Conception School is an elementary school serving families of the Port Clinton area and sharing the Vision of Immaculate Conception Church since 1925. Student enrollment covers diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds with 85 percent Catholic and 15 percent other Christian faiths.

Put-in-Bay Local Schools 548 Catawba Ave., Put in Bay, OH 43456 Phone: 419-285-3614 Superintendent: Steven Poe, spoe@ Put-in-Bay Local School District consists of Put-in-Bay High School and Elementary School, located on South Bass Island in the western basin of Lake Erie. The district serves about 80 students from preschool through 12th grade, 4 coming from Middle Bass Island. The Middle Bass students fly or travel by boat to school each day. The Put-in-Bay School is located two blocks south of the downtown area of the Village of Put-in-Bay.

Port Clinton City Schools 811 S. Jefferson St., Port Clinton, OH 43452 Phone: 419-732-2102 Facebook: Port Clinton City School District Superintendent: Patrick Adkins, 419732-2102 Thanks to the support of the community, Port Clinton City School District has brand new, state-of-the-

St. Boniface School 215 Oak St., Oak Harbor, OH 43449 Phone: 419-898-1340 Principal: Millie Greggila, mgreggila@

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Education • Government Preschools Genoa area Light The Way Learning Center 310 Congress St. Elmore, OH 43416 419-862-3431 Erica Duris, Director North Point ESC Preschool 2820 N. Genoa Clay Center Rd., Genoa, OH 43430 419-855-7741 Laurie Martin, Director, 419-6273950 St. John’s Nurturing Center 1213 Washington St., Genoa, OH 43430 419-855-7158 Deb Reiner, Director St. Peter’s Precious Moments Preschool St. Peter Lutheran Church 17877 W. Ohio 579 Martin, OH 43445 419-836-8903 Peggy Skees, Director

Northpoint ESC Preschool 11681 W. State Route 163, Oak Harbor, OH 43449 419-898-3280 Laurie Martin, Director, 419-6273950 Rainbow Acres Educational Day Care 115 Portage St. Oak Harbor, OH 43449 419-898-1310 Francine Harder, Director/owner St. Boniface Catholic School 215 Oak St. Oak Harbor 419-898-1340 Millie Greggila, Principal St. John’s Nursery School 122 W. Ottawa St. Oak Harbor, OH 43449 419-898-1917 Marian Clark, Director

appointed officials. The eight municipalities within the county (Clay Center, Elmore, Genoa, Marblehead, Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay and Rocky Ridge) all are administrated by mayor/city council forms of WSOS Child Development Program government. Each of the townships 1846 E. Perry St. (Sutton Center), (Allen, Bay, Benton, Carroll, Catawba Port Clinton, OH 43452 Island, Clay, Danbury, Erie, Harris, 419-734-1452 Portage, Put-in-Bay and Salem) are Irene Miller, Center Supervisor administrated by three elected trustees.

Government County Offices 315 Madison St., Port Clinton, OH 43452 Phone: 419-734-6700 Ottawa County is governed by three commissioners who are elected to four-year terms to oversee an administration of elected and

OTTAWA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 315 Madison St., Room 103, Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-734-6710 Fax: 419-734-6898 • Steven M. Arndt, President, 419734-6706, • JoEllen Regal, 419-734-6710, • James M. Sass, 419-734-6710,

Port Clinton area East Harbor Montessori 2120 East Harbor Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-734-1764 Melissa Bayer, Director

Trinity Lutheran Preschool 412 Fremont St. Elmore, OH 43416 Firelands Presbyterian Day Care 419-862-7010 Dolly Sanchez, Administrator/teacher Center 2626 East Harbor Road, Port Clinton, OH, 43452 Village Early Childhood Center 419-732-0009 1205 Main St. Karen Crownover, Director Genoa, OH 43430 419-855-9605 Immaculate Conception Preschool Andrea Hayes, Director 109 West Fourth St., Port Clinton, OH 43452 WSOS Head Start/Genoa Public 419-734-3315 School Preschool Connie Snyder, principal 310 Main St. Mary Heschel, preschool teacher Genoa, OH 43430 419-855-3931 Northpoint ESC Preschool Brenda Barton, Center Supervisor/ 575 W. Sixth Street, Manager WSOS Child Development Port Clinton, OH 43452 Program 419-734-2815 Laurie Martin, Director, 419-6273950 Oak Harbor area Kersten’s Korner Nursery School 11969 W. State Route 105 Oak Harbor, OH 43449 419-898-0099 Debbie Winters, Director

Rainbow Acres 2353 East Harbor Road Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-734-1210 Francine Harder, Director

Port Clinton Preschool 135 Adams, Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-734-9698 Mary Jo Rospert, Director, Teacher





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Marksmanship Program significantly expands its airgun center at Camp Perry Thanks to area residents and forward of the firing line to thousands of Americans who score or replace targets. support the efforts of the Cvilian During events, all scoring Marksmanship Program through its appears on monitors at sales and marksmanship programs, each firing point and also the organization is proud to announce on 80” television monitors a major expansion to its airgun located throughout the marksmanship center is now complete. range for spectator view. The Gary Anderson The new expansion CMP Competition Center, includes a new entrance as it is now known, has leading to a reception been greatly expanded, and check-in desk, providing users greater a retail shop, a large space to meet, compete common area for and relax during events eating and relaxation and public functions. and a pair of large Anderson, the Director classrooms. Competitor Emeritus of the CMP changing rooms and and resident of Oak significantly larger Harbor, retired in 2010. restrooms were added He is the holder of two to the facility. The Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center has been greatly Olympic gold medals, The center’s expanded to serve the needs of CMP event participants and the multiple national and classrooms and The center’s versatile open common area has been designed for Ottawa County community. The center will eventually be open relaxation, presentations and award ceremonies to name a few. world championship rifle for use by civic groups and area businesses for meetings. common area will be marksmanship titles and made available to the National Junior Reserve Officer Corps six world records. His accomplishments and public for use by civic groups and special championships and the CMP’s own National CMP legacy will remain intact indefinitely. events. The CMP will be offering the space Air Rifle Championships. The competition center is home to public for team-building events for businesses and The Anderson Center features electronic marksmanship activities, 4-H Club practice community groups using both the airgun targets which means no one needs to go and matches, Junior Olympics Shooting, range and common areas if they wish.

On public marksmanship nights, the CMP provides entry-level sporter air rifles, shooting mats, safety glasses and instruction for a fee of $2 for juniors and $5 for adults. Boxes of 500 pellets are available to purchase for $7.50. Across the nation last year more than 15,000 people received firearm safety instruction and participated in CMPsanctioned competitions through our 5,000-plus affiliated clubs and onsite programs. Thanks to qualified range safety officers and fellow shooters who serve as a second set of eyes, participants can enjoy their shooting experience at CMP events in a constructive, stress-free environment. “You can only handle firearms or participate in matches after a safety briefing, and airguns must be handled in a safe manner, with no exceptions,” says CMP Programs General Manager, Christie Sewell.

Getting Started Because the fundamentals of all marksmanship are similar, new shooters can learn the basics of target shooting with an airgun supported on a rest. When ready, the shooter can advance to three-position shooting in prone, sitting or kneeling and standing positions. Our competitions are safety-driven and shooter-friendly. We award achievement medals, plaques and trophies at every event. Our shooters range from 10 years on up!

Bring the family out and join us for a safe and rewarding experience!


Promoting Firearm Safety and Marksmanship Since 1903 Camp Perry Training Site, Port Clinton (419)-635-2141

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Government Sheriff Steve Levorchick 315 Madison St., Room 110, Port Clinton, OH 43452 Phone: 419-734-4404 Clerk of Courts Gary A. Kohli 315 Madison St., Room 304, Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-734-6755 www. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday The clerk’s responsibilities include the Court of Common Pleas, the Court of Appeals, the Auto Title Department and Passports. Court of Common Pleas Judge Bruce A. Winters 315 Madison St., Port Clinton, OH 43452 Juvenile & Probate Courts Judge Kathleen L. Giesler 315 Madison St., Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-734-6830 Municipal Court Judge Frederick C Hany II 1860 E. Perry St., Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-734-4143 Auditor Lawrence Hartlaub 315 Madison St., Room 202, Port Clinton, OH 43452 800-788-8803, ext. 6740 Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Treasurer Robert J. Hille, 315 Madison St., Room 201, Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-734-6750 Fax: 419-734-6738 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Board of Elections 8444 W. Ohio 163, Suite 101, Oak Harbor, OH 43449 419-898-3071 or 800-697-9807 Director: Carol Hill Deputy Director: Karen McTague Clerks: Erica Reynolds and Wendy Perry The total voter registration for Ottawa County is approximately 29,000, an increase of nearly 5,000 voters since January 1994 when the National Voter Registration Act was passed. Residents of Ottawa County can register to vote at any Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Clerk of Courts Title & County Treasurer’s Offices in the courthouse, any public library or the Board of Election’s Office. Health Department 1856 E. Perry St., Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-734-6800 or 800-788-8803 Fax:419-734-6888 Health Commissioner: Nancy Osborne

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PORT CLINTON 1868 E. Perry St., Port Clinton, OH Ottawa County 43452 Improvement Corp. 419-734-5522 Fax: 419-734-1043 8043 W. Ohio 163, Suite 100, Oak Harbor, OH 43452 Mayor: Vincent P. Leone, ext. 8, 866-734-6789 or 419-898-6242 pcmayor@ Auditor: Cole Hatfield, ext. 4, Director: Jamie Beier Grant, Treasurer: Edna L. Hansen, ext. 5, Administrative Assistant: Jessica Kowalski, Law Director: George C. Wilber, The Ottawa County Improvement 419-734-4060, pclaw@ portclintonCorporation serves as the lead economic development agency by President of Council: Linda J. advancing, encouraging, and Hartlaub, 419-734-5908, pcpoc@ promoting the industrial, economic, commercial, and civic development of Council-at-Large: Ottawa County. These efforts create • Lisa Sarty, pccouncil2@ an environment in Ottawa County where existing businesses are able to • Nicole DeFrietas, 419-202-3444, continue to compete and grow in the worldwide marketplace and allow us • Michael J. Snider, 419-734-0515, to attract new companies to the area. Ward 1: Ron Aukerman, 419-285OCTA 6630, Ward 2: Jerry Tarolli, 419-341To schedule a ride, call OCTA at 4197593, 898-RIDE (7433); 888-898-RIDE Ward 3: Margaret J. Phillips, 419(7433) or Ohio Relay at 800-750732-3034, pcward3@portclinton0750. Ward 4: Gabe Below, 419-341The Ottawa County Transportation 6387, Agency is a general public transit system that provides curb-to-curb, advanced Clerk of Council: Leigh Sprenger, reservation, shared ride service to 419-260-0969, pccouncilclerk@ anyone in Ottawa County who wants transportation for any reason. Vehicles operate from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Villages 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. CLAY CENTER Lake Erie Shores & Islands 420 Main St., PO Box 52, Clay Welcome Center Center, OH 43408 770 S.E. Catawba Road (Ohio 53), 419-855-7444 Fax: 419-855-7444 Port Clinton, OH 43452 Mayor: Robert V. Purney 419-734-4386 or 800-441-1271 Clerk/Treasurer: John Weber, www. Council: • Merle Fondessy Executive Director: • Mark Franks Larry Fletcher, ext. 223 • Brad Fritsch Office Manager: • Steve Hochanadel Cathy Halstead, ext. 221 • Timothy Traver Group Sales & Events Manager: • Sharon Wachter Duane Myers, ext. 225


ELMORE 344 Rice St., Elmore, OH 43416 419-862-3362 Fax: 419-862-2789 Mayor: Matt Damschroder, 419376-3937 Fiscal Officer: Sheri Hayes, 419862-3362, villageofelmore@amplex. net Council: • Richard Claar, Council President • Tom Deitermyer • Bob Eickel • Dave Hower • Bill Kieffer • Andrea O’Reilly Board of Public Affairs: Douglas Edward Perkins, Gary C. Rhiel and Alvin Roeke GENOA 102 E. Sixth St., Genoa, OH 43430 419-855-7791 Fax: 419-855-2201 Mayor: Mark D. Williams, Mayor, Fiscal Officer: Charles Brinkman, Village Administrator: Kevin Gladden, Council: • David Adams, President of Council • Dave Brown • John Lewis • Ray St. Marie • Darryl Bittner • Ken Harsanje

OAK HARBOR 146 Church St., Oak Harbor, OH 43449 419-898-5561 Fax: 419-898-0895 Mayor: Bill Eberle, weberle@ Fiscal Officer: Debbie Carpenter, Village Administrator: Robert Pauley, Council: • Donald Douglas, ,419-898-5559, • Jon Fickert, 419-707-1669, • Jackie Macko, 419-898-5561, • James F. Seaman, 419-898-5561, • Brad Weis, 419-898-0735, bweis@ • Sue Rahm, 419-898-5561,

PUT-IN-BAY P.O. Box 404, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456 419-285-4313 Fax: 419-285-2515 Mayor: Margaret Ruth Scarpelli Fiscal Officer: Joy R. Cooper, 419285-4313 Village Administrator: Doug K n a u e r, 419-285-8545, Council: • Terry Bodenbender • Kelly Faris MARBLEHEAD • Jacob Market 513 W. Main St., Marblehead, OH • Melinda McCann Myers 43440 • Jeff Koehler • Lee Krendl 419-798-4074 Fax: 419-798-1458 Mayor: Jacqueline Bird, 419-7985697, ROCKY RIDGE Fiscal Officer: Rhonda Botti-Sowers, P.O. Box 218, 419-798-0490, Rocky Ridge, OH 43458 Council: 419-898-9541 Fax: 419-898-8015 • John Starcher, President Pro Tem, Mayor: Samuel C. Rose 419-798-8314, Council: • Angela Kukay, 419-798-4083, • Raymond Brown • Sam Rose • John McDonald, 419-798-5342, • Eric Wallace • Randy Brown • Vickie Kozak, 419-798-5627, • Brenda Fastinger • Daniel Kitzler • Dean Dorko, 419-798-4309, • Duane L. Myers, 419-798-8120,

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Government Townships ALLEN TOWNSHIP 21030 W. Toledo St., Williston, OH 43468 419-836-4204 Fiscal Officer: Sonia Eischen, 4683 N. Martin-Williston Road, Martin 43445, 419-855-9886, radlady@aol. com Trustees: • Craig Blausey, 4907 MartinWilliston Road, Martin 43445, 419-855-9056, craig@ • Ernest E. Cottrell Jr., Vice Chairman, 22095 Honeysuckle Lane, Curtice, OH 43412, • Scott Everhardt, 22459 Bittersweet Lane, Curtice, OH 43412, 419-836-9614, scott@


BAY TOWNSHIP 4471 W. Fremont Rd., Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-734-2876 Fiscal Officer: Bonnie Kaspar, 5530 W. Little Portage East Road, Port Clinton 43452, Trustees: • Daniel Mulligan, 3672 S. Paulsen Road, Port Clinton 43452 • Virginia Park, 900 S. Schau Road, Port Clinton 43452 • Gerry Perry, 4987 W. Little Portage Road, Port Clinton 43452 BENTON TOWNSHIP PO Box 7, 1670 Walker St., Graytown, OH 43432 419-862-3774 Fiscal Officer: Gayle S. Millinger, 3852 N. Lickert-Harder Road, Graytown, OH 43432 419-707-1070

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CLAY TOWNSHIP 21774 Holts E. Rd., Genoa, OH 43430 419-855-7878 Fax: 419-855-4440 Fiscal Officer: Christina Sheldon, 419-855-3507 Trustees: • Donald E. Hoeft, 520 Nissen Road, Genoa, OH 43430, 419862-2888 • Matthew N. Widmer, 104 N. CARROLL TOWNSHIP Railroad St., Genoa, OH 43430, 11080 W. Toussaint East Rd., Oak 419-855-8258 Harbor, OH 43449 • Lee Yackee, 2897 N. First St., 419-898-9621 Martin, OH 43445, 419-855-8500 Fiscal Officer: Jessica Brough, 2990 N. Behlman Road, Oak Harbor, OH DANBURY TOWNSHIP 43449, 419-898-8063, jessicabrough@ 5972 E. Port Clinton Eastern Rd., Marblehead, OH 43440 Trustees: 419-732-3039 Fax: 419-734-3137 • Rodney Biggert, 419-898-1802, Fiscal Officer: Shelley Seamon, • Donald St. Clair, 419-898-4921, 1475 S. Church, Marblehead, OH 43440, 419-732-6615 • Kenny Gyde, 419-270-7186, Trustees: • David Hirt, 1775 S. Church Road, Marblehead, OH 43440, 419CATAWBA ISLAND TOWNSHIP 732-2703, dave@ 4822 E. Cemetery Rd., Port Clinton, OH 43452 • Dianne Rozak, 3265 S. 419-797-4131 Fax:419-797-4737 Confederate Drive, Marblehead, OH 43440, 419-798-4071, Fiscal Officer: Karen Shaw Trustees: • Charles Scott, 5971 E. Von Glahn • Matthew Montowski, Chairman, Rd, Marblehead, OH 43440, 4192157 N. Wedgewood Circle, Port 734-4703, charles@ Clinton, OH 43452, 419-797-3031 • Gary Mortus, 2940 Heron Drive, Port Clinton, OH 43452, 419-7974860 • William Rofkar, Vice Chairman, 3481 N.W. Catawba Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452, 419-797-9988 Trustees: • James Buhro, 1114 N. Stange Road, Graytown, OH 43432, 419707-2049 • Wesley Gahler, 3295 N. Stange Road, Graytown, OH 43432, 419351-3177 • Michael Milbrodt, 17600 W. True Rd., Graytown, OH 43432, 4196089

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Government ERIE TOWNSHIP PO Box 312, Lacarne, OH 43439 419-635-2010 Fax: 419-635-2834 Fiscal Officer: Louise Bice-Linehan, 3343 W. Lakeshore Drive, Port Clinton, OH 43452, 419-635-2532 Trustees: • Frederick J. Bice, 3449 W. Lakeshore Drive, Port Clinton, OH 43452, 419-635-2617 • Dale Collins, 5901 W. Harbor Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452, 419-635-2360 • Alfred Wozniak Jr., 45 N. Seegard, Port Clinton, Oh 43452, 419-734-3832 HARRIS TOWNSHIP 321 Rice St., PO Box 341, Elmore, OH 43416 419-862-3332 Fax: 419-862-3890 Fiscal Officer: David Robenstine, 419-309-4551, harrisfiscal@hotmail. com Trustees: • Carol Baker, 18903 W. State Route 105, Elmore, OH 43416, 419-862-2832, cbaker@ • Jerald A. Haar, 19030 W. State Route 105, Elmore, OH 43416, 419-862-2221, jharr@ • Kenneth Neeb, 3445 S. Dischinger Road, Elmore, OH 43416, 419-261-0517, kneeb@ PORTAGE TOWNSHIP 2501 East State Rd., Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-732-3543 Fax: 419-732-0141 Fiscal Officer: Judy Johannsen, 419-732-3543, fiscalofficer@ Trustees: • Sam Conte, 1760 S. Sanbay, Port Clinton, OH 43452, 419-7322302, conte@portagetownship. net • Keith Heilman, 50 E. Luchsinger Rd., Port Clinton, OH 43453, 419-656-2767, heilman@ • Drew Surovjak, 2348 E. Sand Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452, 419-341-5445, surovjak@

PUT-IN-BAY TOWNSHIP PO Box 127, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456 419-285-5112 Fax: 419-285-2082 Fiscal Officer: Joanne Wolf, PO Box 127, Put-in-Bay 43456, 419-2855112 Trustees: • William Burris, 45 Peeple Road, Isle of St. George, OH 43436, 419-285-2010 • Glenn Cooper, 180 Crowes Lane, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, 419-285-3823 • Matthew Miller, President, 48 Concord Ave., Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, 419-285-8903

Ohio Governor Governer John Kasich Riffe Center, 30th Floor, 77 South High Street , Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: 614 466-3555

Lorain office: 205 West 20th St. Suite M280,Lorain, OH 44052 Phone: 440-242-4100 Fax: 440-242-4108 Toll Free 1-888-896-OHIO (6446)

Senator Rob Portman Washington DC office: US Representatives 338 Russell Senate Office Building Representative Marcy Kaptur Washington, DC 20510 Phone: 202-224-3353 Washington, DC Office: Toledo office: 2186 Rayburn Bldg., Washington, DC 420 Madison Avenue, Room 1210, 20515 Toledo, OH 43604 Phone: 202-225-4146 Phone: 419-259-3895 Fax: 202-225-7711 Ohio Office: SALEM TOWNSHIP One Maritime Plaza, Sixth Floor, US President 11650 W. Portage River Rd., PO Box Toledo, OH 43604 417, Oak Harbor, OH 43449 President Barack Obama Phone: 800-964-4699, 419-259-7500 419-898-4126 The White House Fax: 419-255-9623 Fiscal Officer: Susan L. Perrin, 219 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, S. Robinson, Oak Harbor, OH 43449, Washington, DC 20500 Representative Robert Latta 419-898-2235 Phone: 202-456-1111 Trustees: Wahington DC office: • Richard Lenke, 2086 S. 2448 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC Woodrick Road, Oak Harbor, OH 20515T 43449, 419-898-4576 Phone: 202-225-6405 • Victor Harder, 2659 S. Mud Bowling Green office: Creek Road, Oak Harbor, OH 1045 North Main St, Ste 6Bowling 43449, 419-898-2911 • Charles Shultz, 10376 W. Elmore Green, OH 43402T Phone: 419-354-8700 East No. 6 Road, Oak Harbor, Ohio Toll Free No: 800-541-6446 OH 43449, 419-898-3081 Ohio Toll Free Fax: 800-278-8203

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State Representative Representative Chris Redfern, District 89 77 S. High St., 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: 614 644-6011 www.ohiohousegov/chris-redfern

Senator Sherrod Brown Washington DC office: 713 Hart Senate Office Bldg.,Washington, DC 20510 Phone: 202-224-2315 Fax: 202-228-6321

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Places of Worship St. Peter Lutheran Blackberry Corners 17877 W. State Rte. 579, Martin 419-836-2440 stpeterblackberry

Trinity United Church of Christ 17955 W. 3rd St., Elliston 419-862-3481 tuccelliston/

Genoa Christian Church 415 Main St., Genoa 419-855-3464 GenoaChristianChurch

Chapel on the Lake 145 S. Bridge Rd., Marblehead 419-732-2028

Bethel United Brethren Church 2920 S. State Route 590, Elmore 419-862-3966

Lemoyne Baptist Church 25020 Bradner Rd., Genoa 419-837-5408

First United Church of Christ 802 Prairie, Marblehead 419-798-4612

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 204 Main St., Genoa 419-855-8501

Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church 114 E. Main St., Marblehead 419-798-4591

Christ Community Church 303 4th St., Elmore 419-855-4187 Elmore Church of God 310 Congress, Elmore 419-862-3481

St. John's United Church of Christ 1213 Washington St., Genoa 419-855-3906

Grace Lutheran Church 19225 W. Witty Rd., Elmore 419-862-3630

Trinity United Methodist Church Main and Fourth, Genoa 419-855-3575

Heritage Baptist Church 353 Maple St., Elmore 419-862-3137 St. John's United Church of Christ 448 E. Rice St., Elmore 419-862-3511 St. Paul Trinity United Methodist Church 340 Toledo St., Elmore 419-852-3504 Trinity Lutheran Church 412 Fremont St., Elmore 419-862-3461 www.trinitylutheranchurch-elmore. com

St. Mark Lutheran Church 1700 Walker St., Graytown 419-287-4411 Zion United Methodist Church 18045 N. William, Graytown 419-862-3166 Gypsum Tabernacle 1229 E. State St., Gypsum 419-732-2024 Lakeside United Methodist Church 450 Central Ave., Lakeside 419-798-5119

United States Gypsum Company is the world始s largest producer of building construction materials. The Gypsum, OH Plant has been established since 1902. The facility maintains a staff of 235 associates whom help produce a wide variety of products including joint compounds, wallboard tape, plasters, texturing products and Fiberock Brand underlayment, tile backer, abuse resistant panels and Securock gypsum fiber roof panels.

St. John Lutheran Church 114 Stone St., Marblehead 419-798-4162 stjohnmarblehead

St. Paul Lutheran Church 541 Church Rd., Marblehead 419-734-1662 stpaullutherandanbury

Grace Baptist Church 325 S. Toussaint Portage Rd., Oak Harbor 419-898-4002 Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 7701 W. State Rte. 163, Oak Harbor 419-898-3000

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church 802 Barclay, Marblehead 419-798-5460 www.immaculateconceptionottoville. St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church 506 E. Main St., Marblehead 419-798-4283

Church of God 8932 W. State Rte. 163, Oak Harbor 419-898-1275

Oak Harbor Alliance Chapel 11805 W. State Rte. 105, Oak Harbor 419-898-7165 Oak Harbor United Methodist Church 360 E. Ottawa St., Oak Harbor 419-898-8481 Shoreline Church 769 Locust St., Oak Harbor 419-898-6700

Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce Relocating to the area?... We can help!

Our Chamber can help you locate a realtor, title agency, contractor, and home inspector.

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Contact the Chamber to receive your free welcome packet full of useful information to help you get acclimated to your new home! Let us be your Ottawa County Ambassador.

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Places of Worship St. Boniface Catholic Church 215 Church St., Oak Harbor 419-898-2212 www.stbonifaceoakharbor.

Grace Baptist Church 4650 E. Port Clinton Eastern Rd., Port Clinton 419-732-3964

Port Clinton Church of the Nazarene 205 W. Fourth St., Port Clinton 419-732-3035

The Wesleyan Church 515 E. Fifth St., Port Clinton 419-732-3549 Clinton.html

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church 122 Ottawa St., Oak Harbor 419-898-6474

Grace United Church of God and Christ 1229 E. State St., Port Clinton 419-732-2226

Rebirth Community Church PO Box 924, Port Clinton 419-734-4304

Trinity United Methodist Church 135 Adams St., Port Clinton 419-732-3161

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 424 Madison St., Port Clinton 419-734-4004

Resurrection Lutheran Church 2370 NE Catawba Rd., Port Clinton 419-798-4628

Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church 620 Catawba Rd., Put-in-Bay 419-285-2741 motherofsorrowsputinbay

St. John Lutheran Church 450 N. Rocky Ridge Rd., Oak Harbor 419-898-1058 St. Paul Lutheran Church 9789 W. Oak Harbor Southeast Rd., Oak Harbor 419-898-0908 St. Paul's United Church of Christ 165 Toussaint St., Oak Harbor 419-898-0852 Church of Truth Ministries 745 S. Lake Rd., Gypsum 419-557-4903

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 620 Jefferson, Port Clinton 419-734-9211 LaPointe United Methodist Church 7325 W. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton 419-898-5971 Lighthouse Worship Center 570 S. McKinley, Port Clinton 419-734-5626

Erie Shores Assembly of God 220 S. Gill, Port Clinton 419-734-3322

Peace Lutheran Church 900 S. Jefferson, Port Clinton 419-732-3800

Faith United Methodist Church 430 Jackson St.. Port Clinton 419-732-3549

Port Clinton Baptist Church 978 Limestahl Rd., Port Clinton 419-734-1410

Firelands Presbyterian Church 2626 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton 419-734-6211

Port Clinton Bible Church 150 Maple St., Port Clinton 419-732-2426 churches/oh-port-clinton.htm

Both Open April 2014 Marblehead Lite Bed & Breakfast Scenic location on Lake Erie, steps away from Historic Lighthouse Reservations: 419-798-4200 605 East Main St. Marblehead, Ohio 43440

Beacon Point Resort 4198 W. Lakeshore Dr. and State Route 2 Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 Phone (419) 341-3100

Golf Driving Range A short drive to practice for the long drive

St. John Lutheran Church 207 Adams St., Port Clinton 419-734-5548 St. Paul Episcopal Church 619 NW Catawba Rd., Port Clinton 419-285-5981 St. Thomas Episcopal Church 214 E. Second St., Port Clinton 419-734-3404

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