The Village of Oak Harbor, with a population of 2,759, is located at the hub of the industrial Midwest. The Village lies on the north bank of the Portage River, in north central Ohio. It is 25 miles southeast of Toledo, 80 miles south of Detroit, MI, 120 miles north of Columbus, and 90 miles west of Cleveland. Access to Lake Erie, via the Portage River, is 10 miles due east from the village.
Like most small towns in northwest Ohio, much of the business and commerce of the area is related to agriculture. However, many small manufacturing, commercial, and businesses also call central Ottawa County home. Recreational opportunities also abound as the area enjoys a long Lake Erie shoreline, beaches, marinas, a state park and a wildlife refuge.
The village merchants have a lot to offer. There are barbershops, beauty shops, craft stores, a hardware store, automobile parts store, service stations, car dealers, a grocery store, churches, twenty four-hour police protection and an emergency medical service. For dining out, the village offers several fast food restaurants and full service restaurants.
We invite you to learn more about our local school district by visting the Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools website.