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If your business is based in Danbury Township, we'd like to list it on the Township Website for you at no charge! Please click here to fill out the form. Then just email, fax, mail or drop off the form to the Township!
          Send to:  Kathryn A. Dale, Zoning & Planning Administrator
                           5972 E. Port Clinton Eastern Road
                           Marblehead, Ohio 43440
                           Fax: (419) 734-3137
                           Email: zoning@danburytownship.com


African Safari Wildlife Park (Est. 1969)
267 Lightner Road
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
P:  419.732.3606
Website: www.africansafariwildlifepark.com
Contact:  Elizabeth Hunt- elizabeth@internationalanimalexchange.com


Allure Signs & Printing (Est. 1998)
5831 E. Harbor Road (SR 163)
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.732.7880
Website:  www.alluresignsoh.com 
Contact:  Michele - allure@aol.com 


Bass Haven Marina (Est. 1961)
6657 E. Harbor Road (SR 163)
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.734.2544
Website:  www.basshavenmarina.com
Contact:  Greg Deerhake or Debbie Clemons - info@basshavenmarina.com


Bayside Comfort (Est. 1989)
280 S. Bridge Road (SR 269)
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.732.6688
F:  419.732.6685
Website:  www.baysidecomfort.com
Contact:  Andy Schlotterer - andy@baysidecomfort.com


Big Boppers (Est. 1985)
7581 E. Harbor Road (SR 163)
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.734.4458
Facebook:  BigBoppers
Contact:  Ken Kostal - bigboppers@bigboppers.net


Bruno's Pizzeria 
726 W. Main Street
Marblehead, Ohio 43440

P:  419.798-1000
Website: mybrunospizza.net
Facebook: BrunosPizzeriaMarblehead


Bumbera Designs - Boats & Signs
6604 E. Bayshore Road
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.732.2772
F:  419.734.4654
Website:  bumberadesign.com
Facebook: BumberaDesignGraphics
Contact:  Jeff Bumbera - bumberadesign@hotmail.com


Canoe Club
5831 E. Harbor Road (SR 163)
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.960.7030
Website:  www.canoeclubwinebar.com
Facebook: CanoeClubWineBar
Contact:   Mark - mark@canoeclubwinebar.com


Don's Body Shop (Est. (1986)
9900 E. Harbor Road (SR 163)
P.O. Box 153
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.798.4695
F:  419.798.4647
Facebook: Dons-Body-Shop
Contact:   Don Hanville 


East Harbor Excavating (Est. 2000)
P.O. Box 241
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.656.3284
Contact:   Tod Harris - todhr5@aol.com


East Harbor Pooch Parlor (Est. 2011)
7432 E. Harbor Road (SR 163)
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.635.5506
Facebook: EastHarborPoochParlor
Contact:   Karen Dominguez - kcw335@neo.rr.com


Erie Social Shuffleboard Club & Bar (Est. 2015)
5686 E. Harbor Road (SR 163)
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.960.7894
Website: theeriesocial.com
Facebook: ErieSocial
Contact: Helen Puckett - hpuckett44@hotmail.com or  info@theeriesocial.com


Ferguson's Gallery (Est. 1999 - in business since 1979)
5890 E. Harbor Road (SR 163)
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.734.0600
Website: www.fergusongallery.com
Facebook: FergusonGallery
Contact: Cary Ferguson - info@fergusongallery.com


Furniture Factory Liquidators  (Est. 2007)
5707 E. Harbor Road (SR 163)
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.732.0000
Website:  www.furniturefactorymarbleheadoh.com
Facebook: Furniture Factory Liquidators
Contact: Toni Herrick - 440.665-1944 or Scott - 440.666.7759                 


Harbor's Edge (Est. 1950)
999 N. Buck Road (SR 269)
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.967-0629 or 419.707-7628
Website: www.harbors-edge.com
Facebook:  MarbleheadHarborsEdge
Contact:  Jim Young - Harborsedgemhp@gmail.com


H2 Designs - Sign & Boat Graphics (Est. 2007)
178 Arman Road
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.341.6207
Contact:  Shane Halblaub


Hidden Beach Bar (Est. 2014)
530 Hidden Beach Road
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.798.4635
F:  419.798.5907
Website:  www.hiddenbeachbar.com
Facebook: HiddenBeachBar
Contact:  Jake & Emily Dunfee 


House of Healing (Est. 2006)
818 W. Main Street
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.798.4103
Website:  thehouseofhealingllc.com
Facebook:  TheHouseofHealing
Contact:  Jennifer Collins, LMT - jenniferc818@gmail.com


Jack's Amish Country Konnection (Est. 2015)
189 S. Bridge Road (SR 269)
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.967.9030
Website: www.amishcountrykonnection.com
Facebook: jacksamishcountrykonnection
Contact: Connie Thompson - sales@amishcountrykonnection.com


Just for Ewe (Est. 1987)
9523 E. Harbor Road (SR 163)
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.798.5151
Website: www.christisjustforewe.com
Facebook: Christis-Just-for-Ewe
Contact: Christi or Jessica - shop@christisjustforewe.com


Kaspar's Lake Breeze Cabins (Est. 1956)
11112 E. Bayshore Road
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.798.5410
Website: www.lakebreezecabins.com
Facebook: Kaspars-Lake-Breeze-Cabins
Contact: Gary & Roseann Sauvey - lakebreeze@cros.net


Lake Point Motel
908 E. Main Street
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.798.4684
Website: www.lakepointmotel.com
Facebook: lakepointmotel
Contact: Mark & Julie Walker


Lakeside Chautauqua (Est. 1873)
236 Walnut Avenue
Lakeside, Ohio 43440
P:  419.798.4461
Website: www.lakesideohio.com
Facebook: LakesideOhio


Lighthouse Lodge (Est. 2000)
6604 E. Bayshore Road
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.732.2772
Website: lighthouselodge.net
Facebook: lighthouselodgemarbleheadohio
Contact: Lisa & Jeff - lighthouselodgeoh@gmail.com


Little Ted's Cottages (Est. 1990)
8390 Northshore Blvd.
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.520.5266
Website: www.littletedscottages.com
Facebook: Little-Ted's-Cottages
Contact: Sandy Judd - info@littletedscottages.com


Lorenzo's Culinary School (Est. 2001)
162 Walnut Street
Lakeside, Ohio 43440
P:  419.921.6641
Website: www.lorenzoscookingschool.com
Facebook: lorenzothechef
Contact: Lorenzo & Carolyn Pytlik info@lorenzothechef.com or cranberry5563@gmail.com


Marblehead Bank (Est. 1907)
709 W. Main Street
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.798.4471
Website: www.marbleheadbank.com
Contact:  Patricia Pepa - patricia.pepa@marbleheadbank.com


Marblehead Galley & Freighters Lounge (Est.1986)
113 W. Main Street
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.798.5356
Website:  www.marbleheadgalley.com
Facebook:  MarbleheadGalleyandFreightersLounge
Contact:  info@marbleheadgalley.com


Marblehead Mercantile (Est.2016)
215W. Main Street
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.798.1400
Facebook:  MarbleheadMercantile
Contact: Kim Johnson or Patricia Lukac


Mar-Lu Marina (Est. 1978)
326 N. Steele Road
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.732-3300
Website:  www.mar-lu.com
Facebook:  Mar-Lu-Marina
Contact: Erika Suchy - marlu01@roadrunner.com


Otterbein North Shore (Est. 1995)
9400 North Shore Blvd.
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.732-3300
Website:  otterbein.org
Facebook: OtterbeinMarblehead


Paws Amore (Est. 2019) 5681 E. Harbor Road
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.357-8827
Email: vacationland@pawsamore.com


Rescue Marine (Est. 1965)
530 Hidden Beach Road
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.798.5194
Website:  www.rescuemarine.com
Facebook: RescueMarine
Contact:  Jake & Emily Dunfee 


Rosiar Construction (Est. 1994)
2071 S. Olaf Drive
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P: 419.341.3465
Contact: Dean Rosiar - cherylrosiar@yahoo.com


Safe Harbor Plaza (Est. 2011)
5686 E. Harbor Road (SR 163)
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P: 419.341.5011
Website: www.safeharborplaza.com
Contact: Kenny Montgomery - KJMMonty@aol.com


Sandwich Shoppe (Est. 2015)
5686 E. Harbor Road (SR 163)
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.960.7895
Website: theeriesocial.com/the-sandwich-shoppe/
Facebook: ErieSocial
Contact: Helen Puckett - hpuckett44@hotmail.com or 
info@theeriesocial.com


The Shade Tree (Est. 1990)
210 Walnut Avenue
Lakeside, Ohio 43440
P:  419.798.8443


Shrock's Marina (Est. 1938)
530 Hidden Beach Road
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.798.4635
Facebook: ShrocksMarinaInc
Contact:  Jake & Emily Dunfee 


Soski Excavation (Est. 1970)
9523 E. Harbor Road
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.798.5151
Contact:  Fred Soski


South Beach Resort
8620 E. Bayshore Road
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.798.4900
Website: www.sbresort.com
Facebook: SouthBeachResortOhio
Contact:  Fred Kolar


Starcher Enterprises (Est. 1992)
802 W. Main Street
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.798.4293
Website: starcher.biz
Facebook: StarcherEnterprises
Contact:  John Starcher


Tibbels Marina (Est. 1921)
6965 E. Harbor Road
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.734.1143
Website: www.tibbelsfishing.com
Facebook: TibbelsMarinaandCharterServices
Contact:  Jackie Grosswiler - info@tibbelsfishing.com


Trophy Hunter Charter Services (Est. 1985)
5499 Mistic Bay Blvd.
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.270.3800
Website: trophyhuntercharters.com
Facebook: TrophyHunterCharterServices
Contact:  Gary Hopp - charter@trophyhuntercharters.com


Twinkle & Shine (Est. 2015)
4394 E. State Road
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
P:  419.732.0175
Facebook: TwinkleShine
Contact:  Dominique Antonio


Twisted Sisters Gallery (Est. 2013)
318 W. Main Street
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.260.4486
Facebook: TwistedSistersGallery
Contact: lakerez.granny@gmail.com


Victorian Bed & Breakfast (Est. 1988)
5622 E. Harbor Road
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
P:  419.734.5611
Website: victorianinnbb.com 
Facebook: VictorianInnBB
Contact:  Ann Duez - stay@victorianinnbb.com


The Watering Hole (Est. 2016)
1530 S. Danbury North
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
P:  419.732.6671
Website: wateringholeatmonsoon.com
Facebook: MonsoonLagoonWaterpark
Contact: Alan Jacoby & Bill Coburn - info@wateringholeatmonsoon.com


   

Census

Interactive Census Map

Population Total: 5,167
Lakeside: 694
Marblehead: 903
Danbury: 3,570

Total Housing Units: 6,484 units
     Occupied: 2,489 units
     Owner Occupied: 2,069 units (w/ 4,274 people in these units)
     Renter-Occupied: 420 units (w/ 864 people in these units)
     Vacant Units: 3,995 units (at the time of the Census 177 units were for rent and 96 units were for sale.(This number is skewed due to the large number of seasonal residents.In the 43440 zip code alone, 3,587 units were for seasonal recreational or occasional use.)

According to USA.com, overall, the 43440 zip code has grown by 12.87% since 2000.

Available Funding & Grants

  • WSOS
    • TARGETED BUSINESS LOAN FUND
      For new and existing businesses with 50 or fewer employees that need small loans. Priority projects will include the following:
      Complying with environmental regulations through installation of new equipment, environmentally sensitive projects involving energy-saving manufacturing processes, use or manufacture of recycled materials, or development of new and emerging environmentally enhancing projects; production of agriculturally based products; and smaller micro-business with the potential to provide a new service or product.
      Uses: Machinery/ equipment, furnishings/ fixtures, inventory, working capital (no acquisition of real estate, major construction, re-financing of existing debt or franchises)
      Max to Borrow: $30,000
      Type of Entity: Private for ProfitsFor more information contact: Angie McConnell (Loan & Grant Specialist) at (419) 334-8911 or ammcconnell@wsos.org
    • CHILD DAYCARE LOAN
      This loan fund is targets towards new and existing child day care facilities. The funds are designed to help create, expand, or improve childcare facilities and enables them to become properly equipped and licensed.Uses: Working capital, inventory, equipment, minor remodeling, minor upgrading of facilities to meet licensing and code requirements (no acquisition of real estate, major construction, re-financing of existing debt or franchises)
      Max to Borrow: $25,000
      Type of Entity: Licensed Daycare FacilityFor more information contact: Angie McConnell (Loan & Grant Specialist) at (419) 334-8911 or ammcconnell@wsos.org 
    • MICROENTERPRISE LOAN PROGRAM
      This loan fund is targeted to new and existing small businesses with 5 or fewer employees. The goal of the program is to create jobs for low-moderate income individuals.
      Uses: Furniture, fixtures, Machinery/equipment, Supplies, Inventory, Vehicles, Insurance, Minor Building Improvements, and Working Capital (no acquisition of real estate, major construction, re-financing of existing debt or franchises)
      Max to Borrow: $10,000
      Type of Entity: Private for Profits Income Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements
      For more information contact: Angie McConnell (Loan & Grant Specialist) at (419) 334-8911 or ammcconnell@wsos.org
  • ODNR Division of Watercraft
    • BOATING FACILITY GRANTS - 2 Available
      1.) Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) Program - Due August 1st
      Available to public & private tie-up facilities. Approximately $8 million is available nationwide each year for  construction of transient morrage facilities for non-trailerable boats over 26-feet in length. Matching grants are awarded  on a competitive  basis, 75/25 with the grant providing 75% of the cost.
      Contact Ted Welsh (614) 265-6410 ted.welsh@dnr.state.oh.us

      2.) 
       Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Grant - Due October 1st
      Available to public & private marinas. Grants provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are designed to improve the number  and availability of marine facilities for the proper disposal of sewage from boats. Approximately $9.5 million is available per  year nationwide for construction of new or replacement pump-out and/or dump stations to public and private marinas.
      Matching grants are awarded on a competitive basis, 75/25 with the grant providing 75% of the cost.
      Contact Ted Welsh (614) 265-6410 ted.welsh@dnr.state.oh.us
    • NAVIGATIONAL AIDS - Due November 1st
      Grants are used to mark hazards and to assist in developing/ marketing zones in user conflict areas.
      Contact Ted Welsh (614) 265-6410 ted.welsh@dnr.state.oh.us
  • ODNR Division of Wildlife
    • WETLAND RESTORATION ASSISTANCE
      Available to individuals and organizations to assist with the costs associated with wetland restoration projects on private lands in Ohio. Projects include tile cuts and/or construction of small, low-level dikes to restore or enhance hydrology. Eligible landowners can receive 50% cost-share for wetland restoration or a maximum of $500 for each acre of wetland restored if they agree to a 10-year maintenance agreement. Twenty-year agreements can pay up to 100% of the cost, not to exceed $1,000 for each wetland acre restored. Call 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543) for more information.

Community Links

Community Links

Weather & Emergency Info

Warnings vs. Watches

Watch Severe Weather is possible. Watches are intended to heighten public awareness. Listen to local radio and television or NOAA Weather Radio for additional information.

Warning: Severe weather is occurring or will occur soon. Be prepared to take action. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life
and property to those in the path of the storm.

Tornado Shelters

The Danbury Township Hall located at 5972 E. Port Clinton Road, serves as a Tornado Shelter in a pre-storm event when a
Tornado Warning has been issued for the area. The Danbury Police Department will open the building if such Warning is issued
after regular business hours. The shelter is open until imminent danger has passed. Overnight stay is not provided except in
special circumstances, in which a Notice will be posted on the Township Website.

Snow Emergency Levels

Level 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very
cautiously.

Level 2: Roadways are hazardous due to conditions such as ice and blowing/drifting snow. Conditions could change at any time.
Drivers should use extreme caution and allow plenty of time for their travel. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be
out on the roads. Contact your employer with regard to whether or not you should report for work.

Level 3: Hazardous conditions such as ice and blowing/drifting snow have caused some roads to possibly be closed. No
one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists.Contact
your employer with regard to whether or not you should report for work.
**Special Note: Closure of roads will not be automatic in a Level 3. Closure of roads will be done after evaluation of conditions
and will be declared by the Sheriff. Also, there will be no order for arrest for drivers on the roadways during a Level 3 unless
there would be a declaration of roads being closed. Deputies will utilize current traffic codes should the need arise.

Rainbow Ridge

Thanksgiving Evening 2019 our neighbors African Safari Wildlife Park suffered an unimaginable loss of 10 animals in a tragic barn fire. The animals included:
   1. Giraffe, Waylon, 3 years, a resident since 2017
   2. Giraffe, Quinn, 1.5 years, a resident since June 2019
   3. Giraffe, Beltre, 2.5 years old, who arrived week of fire
   4. Red River Hog -Merlin, 9 years, resident since 2012
   5 & 6. Two Red River hog sisters, 7 years, that arrived at the park early in the week of the fire. Named RJ and Priscilla, they were to join Merlin in the       new red river hog exhibit constructed in 2019.
   7. Springbok, Chip, 9 years, lived at African Safari for 7 years
   8. Bongo, Tank, 15 years, lived at the park since 2006. He always greeted keepers at the door for head scratches.
   9. Bongo, Diesel, 10 years, resident since 2010
   10. Bongo, Binti, 5 years, resident for 4 years. Keepers were hoping she would have a baby in early spring 2020.


As you approach the lower main entrance to Danbury Township's Meadowbrook Marsh on Bayshore Road, your first view is that of a ridge overlooking the meadow, forest and pond. The Danbury Township Trustees will formally rename this portion of the preserve "Rainbow Ridge" in memory of the beloved wildlife that perished during this tragic fire. 

The ridge will remain a serene area to reflect and forever remember the grief-stricken day our devastated community came together to collectively share their tears.  

As donations allow, Rainbow Ridge will have a commemorative sign, tall grasses, a bench and a memory box for all to share their thoughts, including a path connecting to the main trail. The contents of the memory box will continually be placed below. A public dedication will occur in late Spring 2020. 

Donations will be accepted through March 3, 2020 in the form of check or money order payable to "Rainbow Ridge". Cash will also be accepted. We regret we are unable to process online payments. Donations should be mailed or delivered to either Marblehead Bank locations: 709 W. Main or 259 S. Bridge Road, Marblehead, Ohio 43440. The bank's night deposit box may also be used. 

Contact Trustee Dianne Rozak with questions: (419) 340-9359 or dianne@danburytownship.com. For a printable flyer regarding this, please click here.