Put-in-Bay School Board Announces Hiring of New Superintendent

Jill & Scott Mangas

Put-in-Bay School Board confirms the hiring of a new school superintendent for 2022-2023 at a board meeting held on Tuesday, 17 May 2022.  Mr. Scott Mangas, currently the Ottoville, Ohio, Local School District Superintendent, was in attendance at the meeting.  He was joined by his wife, Jill.  Mr. Mangas holds a Bachelor of Special Education and Teaching from Toledo University, and a Master of Educational Leadership from the University of Findlay.

Board L-R: Kostura, Goaziou, Market, Hill, Domer; Treasurer Cooper above Market





Mr. Mangas released the following statement:

Put-in-Bay School and Community:

I am so excited to be a part of the Put-in-Bay community and school system.  This is a position I first dreamed about four years ago when my family, along with our foreign exchange student from Sweden, visited the island.  Mr. Poe was very generous and gave my family a tour of the school.  When we left the building, I told my wife this is the only place I would ever leave Ottoville to go to–and here I am.

I want the Put-in-Bay staff to know that I am not a change agent.  I have heard many good things about the students and staff here, and I just want to be a part of it.  I am here to work WITH all of you.  I am eager to meet all the students and staff, and to start memorizing all those names.  My door will always be open.

I come to this community from Ottoville, Ohio, a small town in Putnam County.  I have been an administrator at Ottoville for 23 years.  I have been both the principal and superintendent at Ottoville for 14 years, so this position is vary familiar to me.

My wife, Jill, of 27 years, will join me on the island.  Jill is a registered nurse and presently works at Lima Mercy Health.  I also have two daughters; Brooke, 23, is a special education teacher at Pandora-Gilboa Schools.  Taylor, 26, is an occupational therapist for Wapak, Waynesfield-Goshen and Memorial St. Mary’s Schools.  She is married and has a 7-week-old daughter.

I look forward to meeting all the residents and settling down in our new community.

Educationally yours,

Scott Mangas, Put-in-Bay Schools Superintendent



Put-in-Bay School Senior Trip 2022

Put-in-Bay School senior Kate Byrnes presented a video documentary to Put-in-Bay School Board today.  Ms. Byrnes and Jacob King, accompanied by chaperone Mr. Green, visited San Francisco, California.  The images below do not reflect the high quality and professionalism of the video, but offer a mere glimpse into the senior trip adventure.  The video itself may be released by Put-in-Bay School in the near future.

Park Hotel is the Essential Stay at Put-in-Bay

The Park Hotel offers guests affordable lodging and is centrally located to entertainment and shopping attractions.  Experience the Victorian age of Put-in-Bay right by the picnic at Put in Bayserenity of DeRivera Park and the beautiful docks along the waterfront.  Only footsteps away are the Chicken Patio, Red Moon Speakeasy, and the famous Round House Bar.


Hall to Bath

Celebrating 150 years, the historic building is like a period museum with the modern comforts of an island resort hotel: a perfect place for couples who seek a quaint and quiet retreat!  The McCann Family has owned and operated the Park Hotel since before 1960.

Reservations are being taken now for opening day on May 20th.

For an impressive video tour, click here!

Book a room at the PARK HOTEL for the 2022 season, call 419-285-3581.

Put-in-Bay Shopping a Trifecta at Island Hardware

The Shops at Compass Pointe fulfill high expectations!

Island Hardware & Market, Home Port gifts and accessories, and “little shops” with resort wear, jewelry, and distinctive gifts combine to deliver a convenient, well-stocked, and satisfying shopping experience at Put-in-Island HardwareBay.

Put in Bay Hardware

Cooper Brothers: “We’ve got color!”

The Hardware Store offers two floors packed with paint, electrical supplies, batteries, plumbing materials, as well as automotive and marine products.  Need some help with a DIY project?  The resourceful staff will assist you!  The “little shops,” present fashion jewelry, summer tops, fishing shirts, nautical decor, and wall art.

Last, but not least, the newly arrived Market department has a healthy variety of grocery items:  fresh fruits, bread, dairy products, frozen foods, and personal household items.

Do yourself a favor and shop at Compass Pointe!


Meet Convenience and Service with Boardwalk Harbor Operations

Put in Bay DiningPut-in-Bay boaters will find Boardwalk Harbor Operations’ regular hours for the water taxi convenient!  Serving the Put-in-Bay Mooring Field with three Crosby Yachts, taxi hours are 8am-11pm , Sunday through Thursday, and 8am-12am on Friday and Saturday.

The Boardwalk Fuel Dock is open every day from 8am to 9pm.  Right now, fuel service hours are 8am to either 5pm, 6pm, or 7pm, depending on the weather.

BOARDWALK HARBOR OPERATIONS is the official mooring, dock, and fuel information source.

Check this page for mooring and dock rates, as well as information about Park Place Boat Club at The Keys!