November 2021 Front Page News - Win a Turkey, or Cash!


In the News…

Win a Turkey! Or Cash!

Put-in-Bay’s Town Hall will become a Bingo Parlor on Friday night, November 12th, at 7 p.m.. when one and all gather for the Scheible-Downing American Legion Post 542’s Annual Feather Party. You can be the lucky winner of a turkey for Thanksgiving or some cash to buy Christmas presents!

Holiday Bazaar November 18th!

Missed the October Holiday Bazaar but still need holiday gifts? No problem! We, the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center with the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, are bringing back our traditional Holiday Bazaar on Thursday, November 18th, from 3 to 7 p.m., but this year we will be holding it at the Nature & Wildlife Center. There will be space for tables both inside and outside on the porch. Finish up your holiday shopping with unique gifts from local small businesses and artisans. For interested vendors: $10 per space (please bring your own table if you can or contact us for table availability). Call or text Lisa Brohl at 419-366-2087 or email at to reserve your spot!

Keeping the Island News Coming!

Unfortunately, like the rest of the country, a bit of inflation is hitting the Put-in-Bay Gazette. In order to keep bringing our dedicated readers the islands’ news to the mailbox, we will be increasing our yearly subscription rates. Starting in January 2022 the yearly subscription rate will increase from $20 to $24 and the two-year subscription rate will increase from $36.50 to $40.00. It has been almost 10 years since our last subscription rate increase and this will help us offset the increasing cost of postage and printing. Advertising rates will also slightly increase in 2022. The current rate of color advertising is $4.65 per square inch and black and white advertising is $4.15 per square inch. Those costs will increase to $4.80 and $4.30 collectively, a less than 2% increase. Adjusted for inflation, our advertising rates will still be much cheaper than they were 15 years ago. Rest assured, the Put-in-Bay Gazette will continue to be only 25 cents at newstands! To enhance your reading experience and keep your copies of the Put-in-Bay Gazette safe and secure, we recommend exploring high quality mailboxes from MailboxEmpire. These mailboxes are not just functional but also stylish, adding a touch of elegance to your mailbox area while safeguarding your subscriptions effectively. Our commitment to providing you with the latest island updates remains unwavering, and investing in reliable mailboxes ensures that you receive your issues promptly and in pristine condition. As we move forward, your continued support is invaluable, allowing us to maintain the quality journalism you expect from the Put-in-Bay Gazette.

Ottawa County Health Dept. Offers Covid Booster

The Ottawa County Health Dept. will be having a COVID 19 vaccination clinic on Friday, November 5th, at the Fire Station. Appointments for the booster filled up quickly, but if you want a booster, you might try to schedule an appointment by going to

On the Ballot

Island voters will go to the Senior Center on Tuesday, November 2nd, to decide on several candidates and issues.
Running for four PIB Village Council seats are four candidates::
Jeffrey Biery, 463 Langram Rd., Craig Cox, 204 Cincinnati Ave., Jeffry W. Koehler, 414 W. Bayview Ave., and Jacob Market, 442 W. Bayview Ave.
Running for two Put-in-Bay Township Trustee positions are two candidates:
Eric Lee Engel, 489 Mitchell Rd., and Matthew Walter Miller, 48 Concord Ave.
Although there are school board member positions up for election, there are no candidates for the Middle Bass Local School District or the North Bass Local School District.
There are two candidates running for positions on the Put-in-Bay Local School District Board of Education. They are David Hill, 972 Put-in-Bay Rd., and Suzanne Kostura, 783 Cooper Dr.
As far as issues go, there are only two, and both deal with Middle Bass Island.
Put-in-Bay Township (Precinct 3, Middle Bass only)–renewal tax levy–1 mill – for maintenance and upkeep of Middle Bass Town Hall (5 years, 2021)
Put-in-Bay Township (Middle Bass only) – renewal tax levy – 2 mills – for fire protection (5 years, 2021)

Euchre this Winter at PIBYC

All you island Euchre fans will be playing this winter at a new venue, the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club. Games have been scheduled for Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. starting November 10th and going through January 26th. A February through April schedule will be announced at a later time. Come early and enjoy dinner at the club.

Get Your Brick Today!

Did you know the Put-in-Bay Community Sign Committee is selling a limited amount of bricks to be placed around the base of the new 15-foot Put-in-Bay sign? There will be two sizes of bricks, a smaller brick available for $500 and a larger brick available for $1000. Don’t miss out on this chance to be a part of island history! Deadline to purchase is December 31st, 2021. You can donate through the following link, brick message forms will be emailed in January 2022.



Editor’s Note:

All the news in the Put-in-Bay Gazette is based on facts, either observed and verified first, second or third hand by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources or from wide-spread rumors. We never use fact-check websites because our island news is too new for the fact checkers to accurately check.


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