About the Put-in-Bay Gazette

The Put-in-Bay Gazette is the only current local newspaper for Put-in-Bay, Ohio, and also the Bass Islands in Lake Erie. You will find information about many of the Bass Islands and their happenings. Look for the Gazette in newspaper stands around the Bass Islands, and on the mainland in Catawba, Port Clinton and Marblehead.

About Us – Our Story

Since 1980, the Put-in-Bay Gazette Newspaper has been bringing South Bass Island residents their local news and visitors enjoy reading the Lake Erie news as well. Editor Kendra Koehler started the Put-in-Bay Gazette, our wonderful island newspaper, after moving to South Bass Island. She named the paper after the original Put-in-Bay Gazette.

Not many people know this but the original Gazette was published weekly during the summers of 1936 through 1938. As more people visited the island and seeing residents living here both summer and winter, Kendra saw the need to publish an island newspaper year round. So, she and her husband, Jeff, began with a typewriter and copier in their island home.

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The Digital Age

When Apple started desktop publishing in the ’80s with the Macintosh computer, the Koehlers graduated to the digital age with the very first such machine on Put-in-Bay. Today, the Put-in-Bay Gazette Newspaper publishes outstanding island news, information about current and future events and entertainment, historic island stories from years ago, columns from local island writers, and much much more.

If you are interested in the Lake Erie Bass Islands, islander life, and everything associated with the Lake Erie Islands… you’ve found the right place!

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