May 2022 Gazette – PIB Township Primary Election 2022

Put-in-Bay Township Primary Election 2022: New Tax Levy for the Purpose of Providing Police Protection In past years, the Township has contracted with the Village of Put-in-Bay for police services in the unincorporated portion of the township. The Township has relied upon the full portion of the Resort Tax Receipts and a portion of the General Fund to pay for this Police Contract, but the contract now exceeds those monies. However, the demand for police services and staffing of police officers in the unincorporated areas of the Township have continued... View More

Moss On The Rock – March 2022 is proud to present the Put-in-Bay Gazette’s Moss on the Rock. For the best South Bass Island journalism, visit and subscribe to the Gazette today!   Moss on the Rock Mother of Sorrows Supports Rahab’s Heart Throughout the month of March, Mother of Sorrows Church will be collecting items for Rahab’s Heart, a ministry supported by the Sisters of Notre Dame in Toledo. Items you may donate include: toiletries, alcohol-free hand sanitizer, $5 McDonald gift cards, mints or gum, and socks. These small items can easily be placed... View More

Moss On The Rock – February 2022 is proud to present the Put-in-Bay Gazette’s Moss on the Rock. For the best South Bass Island journalism, visit and subscribe to the Gazette today!   Moss on the Rock Kurt Rohrbacher Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament The weather finally got cold and it looks like it’s a go this year for the Kurt Rohrbacher Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament. The sign-on party will be at Topsy Turvey’s on Friday, Feb. 4th, from 6 to 9 p.m. Fishing will take place from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.... View More

January 2022 Gazette – Great Lakes Warming, and Revisiting Ullr, the God of Ice and Snow is proud to present the Put-in-Bay Gazette’s News. For the best South Bass Island journalism, visit and subscribe to the Gazette today! Great Lakes Warming! In the past two and a half decades, lakes in the Northern Hemisphere have warmed six times as rapidly as in any other period. This fall, the water temperatures on all five of the Great Lakes are hovering at record-high autumn levels, about a half dozen degrees above average. This comes after abnormally warm temperatures this past summer. The record-warm water temperatures over... View More

All About Put-in-Bay Fishing!

Put-in-Bay Ohio, A Fisherman’s Paradise! Now that the 2020 Put-in-Bay Ohio season, an unusual one to put it mildly, has come to a close, here at Put-in-Bay Reservations we turn our attention towards 2021. Specifically, April 2021, which will be the next time we are receiving visitors to the island. And those visitors will all be of a very specific type; our beloved fishermen arriving for some Put-in-Bay fishing! The portrait of Put-in-Bay that most have in their heads is one of a summer paradise. Cold drinks, great shopping and... View More

Rascal Flatts Rock the Island of Put-in-Bay Ohio

Thousands of people are flocking to Put-in-Bay today to attend the Bash on the Bay concert featuring Rascal Flatts. Yesterday, hundreds braved the heat and humidity to set up the big event on this Lake Erie Island. Miller Ferry loaded 20 semis on their ferry boats, all of the people, and all of the gear yesterday; and then today all of the concert goers are coming here. It’s a logistical undertaking, as riggers and movers worked in the damp heat to setup the stage and concert area on the airport... View More

Perry’s Monument to Re-Open on Saturday, May 19

Put-in-Bay’s iconic landmark, Perry’s Monument, will reopen to the public this week after undergoing a yearlong renovation. Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial’s observation tower closed in 2017 to undergo a $2.4 million maintenance project, which included repointing exterior masonry; replacing broken interior tiles; revamping five bronze doors; removing debris. It will reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday. “This is a proud moment for us,” monument and park superintendent Barbara Fearon said. “It’s an important moment in the history of this park, and we are thrilled to share it with the... View More

Vintage Sports Car Racers Return to Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay, Ohio – The Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion for the ninth straight year will again wake up the residents of sleepy South Bass Island (off Ohio’s North Coast near Sandusky, OH) with the sights, sounds and smells of vintage sports car racers roaring through its quaint streets and around its airport, much the same as it was on the island for one weekend a year back in the 1950s and early ‘60s. This year’s event takes place from Monday, August 28 to Wednesday, August 30. Unlike most vintage racing events,... View More

Put-in-Bay Music Festival Bands

Put-in-Bay is bringing bluegrass, new grass, folk, zydeco and rhythm & blues to island visitors free this spring as we kick off 2017 with the first Put-in-Bay Music Festival on Saturday, June 10, at Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island. “The music festival continues Perry’s Victory’s ongoing celebration of peace through music at the National Park,” said Park Superintendent Barbara Fearon. “We’re looking forward to hosting this event annually at the park.” This year’s Put in Bay Music Festival line-up includes Strung Like a Horse, Emily... View More