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Snowy owl a rare treat for Ohio birders

Santa exiting his plane after his arrival to Erie-Ottawa International Airport

Gavin Dowling and Bryden Allen watching Santa’s plane land

Santa flies into Erie-Ottawa International Airport BY JASMINE CUPP It was around 11 a.m. on Saturday when the pilot radioed into the Erie-Ottawa International Airport that Santa was 10 miles out. The radio rang loud and clear to the families and children waiting inside of the airport anxiously awaiting Santa’s arrival. Bryden Allen and his classmate Gavin Dowling were the first outside in the rain to see Santa’s plane land and approach. As Santa came down

the runway, everyone filed outside to see to see the jolly old elf exit the plane. Santa waved and greeted the children as he exited the aircraft where he was received with joy and cheer. He then made his way into the airport where each girl and boy had their moment to talk with Santa. Also inside were cookies, candy and milk for each child.

BY JASMINE CUPP On Sunday, Dec. 29, this snowy owl made a rare appearance on the shoreline of Lake Erie at Maumee Bay State Park. There have been a few sightings of the Arctic natives in our area. A shortage of lemmings, the snowy owls’ main source of food, has led the owls to fly further south than normal to find food. Unlike most owls, the snowy owl is diurnal which means they actively hunt day and night. Snowy owls love to hunt near open water so the Lake Erie shoreline would be a great place to spot this snowy visitor.


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The Great Swami’s Predictions for 2024 Ok, it is New Years, so it is time once again for The Great Swami (otherwise known as your slightly cynical Beacon Newspaper Publisher) to predict what Ottawa County will look like in the year 2024. Just having a little fun… nnn January 2024 – Port Clinton Mayor Bert Fall successfully serves as Master of Ceremonies at the 2024 Walleye Drop that now surpasses the size and scope of the ball drop in New York’s Times Square. The new Victory Hotel and Water Park serves as the venue for the event in the old Waterworks Park. The hotel now has 300 rooms and is full most of the year. nnn February 2024 – FED EX-CANADA announces that they will be using the Port Clinton International Airport as a major hub for international shipments between the U.S. and Canada. The expansion will bring Ottawa County 1,300 new jobs! Ageless quarterback Braxton Miller leads the Cleveland Browns to their fifth straight Super Bowl win over the Detroit Lions. Coach Josh McDaniel calls it a “win for the ages”! nnn March 2024 – With the dramatic growth in the Port Clinton-Catawba-Marblehead-Oak Harbor area, The Beacon has grown to 6 sections, proving the value of their 2014 PIND (Print Is Not Dead) campaign. Yes, people still get their news on the internet, but nothing beats holding that newspaper in your two hands! From his winter home in the Bahamas, Publisher John Schaffner is heard to say “I told you so!”



nnn April 2024 – Lake Erie’s Algae Control Campaign is now being duplicated in the rest of the Great Lakes as well as other inland lakes across the world. The western basin of Lake Erie is once again the #1 Walleye Fishery in the U.S. ODNR sets the Walleye Limit to 12 per day per fisherman and the perch limit to 60. nnn May 2024 – Schaffner Publications announces a major improvement in the delivery of their newspapers. Circulation Manager Sage Dinse begins the use of helicopter drones to deliver the newspaper throughout Ottawa County. Speaking of aircraft, the restored Ford Tri-Motor begins passenger service to the islands. Liberty Air Museum also launches PT Boat ferry service to all of the Lake Erie Islands, as well as Cedar Point and Leamington, Ontario. nnn June 2024 – The Walleye Festival, now being held at East Harbor State Park, grows to over 500,000 visitors. Ottawa County Commissioners Mac Gilliland, Joe Miller and Michelle Ish officially cut the ribbon for the 2024 Walleye Festival. The Geico Gecko and Flo from Progressive are Grand Marshals for the parade. Port Clinton native and Harvard Professor Emeritus, publishes a new book titled “Rising American Dreams” based on the amazing comeback of the City of Port Clinton from the economic abyss. Mayor Fall credits much of the revitalization to the development of Waterworks Park and the new Victory Hotel.



nnn July 2024 – Christmas at the Bay draws over 800,000 revelers to Put-in-Bay. Mayor Eric Booker is all smiles as he watches the hordes of visitors getting off the Jet Express, the SS Julene Market and SS William Market, the new Ford Tri-Motor and the “Thomcat” PT boat. His joy is short-lived however as the island springs a leak near Joe’s Bar. nnn August 2024 – The 2024 Inter-Lake Yachting Association’s annual Regatta at Put-in-Bay is a record-breaker! Over 350 sailing vessels from all over Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair arrive for the big party. Thomas McRitchie sails his 20 year old 40 footer, JEB to first overall. 78 players show up for football practice as the Port Clinton Lakers (formerly the Redskins, but they adopted the name Lakers when Danbury and Port Clinton Schools consolidated in 2018) get ready for the 2024 season under veteran head coach Beau Carman. nnn September 2024 – The 2023 Tall Ships Festival celebrates its 11th anniversary, as over 300,000 visitors flock to the Port Clinton waterfront for tours. Lake Erie Shores and Islands Director Laura Schlachter says that she knew it all the time that this event would be wonderful. Among the Tall Ships participating is the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) who sailed in from Boston Harbor. nnn October 2024 – The Cleveland Indians win the





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2024 World Series behind the incredible pitching of veteran Danny Salazar. Third Baseman Lonnie Chisenhall goes 10 for 21 with three homers and 15 RBIs in the series win over the LA Dodgers. Oak Harbor is designated as a City/Municipality by the State of Ohio and files suit to become the County Seat of Ottawa County. nnn November 2024 – Jeb Bush is elected President of the United States, succeeding Hillary Clinton. Chris Redfern is re-elected to the House of Representatives, Randy Gardner is elected Governor of Ohio, and Carl Koebel isn’t elected to anything! Ohio State trounces Michigan again for the fifteenth straight season. Once again, Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge Fritz Hany loses the bet and is forced to play the Buckeye Battle Cry to a packed house in his courtroom with the assistance of Mike Libben, OSU Band Director Jon Waters along with PCHS Band Director, Rod Miller. nnn December 2024 – Beau Carman leads the Port Clinton Lakers to their first State Championship in football. First Energy announces that thanks to the resurgence in nuclear energy power plants, the Davis-Besse site will be home to 3 new reactors which will add 1,200 jobs. Finally, if you believe any of this stuff, I have a bridge to sell you in Alaska! Happy New Year! –Swami

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Obituaries Phyllis “Jean” Williams Jean Williams, 87, of Catawba Island, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25 at a friend’s residence in Palmetto, FL. Arrangements are pending at GernerWolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton.

Charles Zivkovic July 9, 1920-Dec. 21, 2013 Charles Zivkovic, 93, of Marblehead, Ohio died Saturday, Dec. 21 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusk. He was born on July 9, 1920 in Cleveland. Visitation with the family was held on Fri-

day, Dec. 27 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 Barclay Street, Marblehead from 9:30 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m.   with Father Daniel J. Ring officiating. Burial followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Danbury Township Fire Department or to Stein Hospice. Online condolences may be left for the family at The Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, Lakeside-Marblehead is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Dear Editor: The Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services would like to thank all of the community members who have worked and contributed to meet the needs of the less fortunate this holiday season. There are often times when we see needs that government programs are not designed to meet, especially at the holidays. Your efforts exemplify the caring and giving community in which we live. Thank you to 1812 Restaurant and Bar, Rosie’s Grille, their staff and vendors for continuing the annual Santa Benefit Breakfast which provides assistance to those in need during the holiday and throughout the year. Thank you to Port Clinton troop of the Girl Scouts of Northwest Ohio for your generous donations toward our emergency food pantry. Thank you to the Ottawa County Realtors for the generous donations of Christmas Gifts to our foster and other needy children. Thank you to the United Way and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program members for financially contributing to our emergency food pantry. Thank you to the Ottawa County Safety Council for your donations of non-perishable goods to our emergency assistance pantry. Thank you to Gwen Shipley-Lewis, of Elmore, for your generous gift of suitcases and children’s clothing. Thank you to the staff at Job and Family Services for connecting families to the donations and resources we have available to them. Thank you to the countless volunteers and anonymous donors who have given of themselves to help our entire community enjoy the holiday season. Our genuine thanks go out to those organizations and individuals who respond through volunteer hours, gifts, and financial contributions. You made a difference in someone’s life this year.

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Autism Support WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital INFO: 419-898-0400 Al-Anon/Alateen WHAT: Group for those affected by another’s drinking WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Trinity United Methodist Church Art Class WHEN: 6-7:30 p.m. WHERE: Danbury Senior Center, Marblehead COST: $10 per class INFO: 419-798-0608. Open Public Shooting WHAT: Shooters, including new shooters, are invited to do practice shooting. WHEN: 5:30-8 p.m. WHERE: Camp Perry Training Site, Port Clinton INFO: Contact 419.635.2141 ext. 1101 or publicshooting.htm COST: $5/adult, $2/junior

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Strength Training WHEN: 5:30-6:30 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Conference Center COST: $4 per session INFO: 419-732-4061

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Friday Jan. 33 Jan. iPad Basic Training Course WHAT: Introductory course WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Otterbein North Shore, Marblehead

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Gentle Yoga WHEN: 8:30 a.m. WHERE: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, PC COST: $7/wk or $20/4 wks INFO: 419-635-2337

Community Calendar Wellness Programs Yoga Tuesdays 6:30pm

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Conference Center $10/week or $8/week if paid monthly 419-635-2337

Aquatic Exercise Program at Lake Erie Sportsmedicine $30/month - 3 times per week for 4 weeks Release from Dr. required 419-734-3131 ext. 3475 Strength Training Conference Center Tuesdays & Thursdays

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5:30pm $4 per class 419-732-4061 for more information

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Education & Outreach

Monthly Luncheon “The State of the Hospital” Magruder President & CEO Todd Almendinger Monday, January 20th Noon Conference Center $6 for lunch RSVP by noon Fri., Jan. 17th 419-732-4061

Diabetes Education instructional classes presented by our Dietitian and a Registered Nurse for diabetic individuals and their families. Physician referral needed. Call for times and dates. 419-734-3131 ext. 3544 Tobacco Cessation for Adults $25 per person 7-week/8-session class starting January 14th For questions or to sign up call 419-734-3131 ext. 3461

Support Groups

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group 1st Tuesday each month 6:30pm8pm Conference Center For more information 419-607-6021 The Connection: A Care Group for Special Needs 1st Thursday each month at 6:30pm Conference Center For more information 419-898-0400 National Alliance on Mental Illness Anxiety & Depression Support Groups Family Support Group 1st Tuesday 6-8pm Peer to Peer Support Group 3rd Wednesday 6-7:30pm For more information 419-732-6264

Al-Anon/Alateen WHAT: Twelve-step group for those affected by another’s drinking WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: St. John Lutheran Church

January 2014 Alzheimer’s Support Group 2nd Monday each month 9am Conference Center 419-734-3131 ext. 3363 for more information

Saturday Jan.Jan. 44 American Red Cross Bloodmobile WHAT: Walk-ins are welcome after 10 a.m. WHEN: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. WHERE: Catawba Community Hall INFO: 419-797-6606

Grief Support Group Sponsored by Stein Hospice & Crosser Funeral Homes Magruder Conference Center 3rd Thursday each month 5:30pm 419-732-3141 for more information

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Cancer Support Group 4th Wednesday each month 12:30pm Conference Center complimentary light lunch provided 419-301-4317

The Energy of Money WHAT: Book discussion on relationships with money WHEN: 6-8 p.m. WHERE: Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St. INFO: 419-732-3212 or

Health Screenings

Health Screening: Cholesterol (Total/LDL/HDL/Triglycerides) Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening $16 2nd Thursday each month in the Magruder Lab 419-734-3131 Ext. 3420 for appointments

Compassionate Friends WHAT: For bereaved that have lost a child. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Peace Lutheran INFO: 419-308-4690 or Yoga WHEN: 5:30-6:30 p.m. WHERE: Danbury Schools library, Marblehead COST: $8 per class INFO: 419-798-5195 or Al-Anon/Alateen WHAT: Group for those affected by another’s drinking WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: St. Thomas Episcopal

Each month Magruder Hospital will publish a list of screenings, programs and special events, which the public is welcome to attend. Please note that certain events require appointments or physician referrals in order to attend. Thank you for your support of Magruder Hospital.

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Tuesday Jan. Jan. 77 Oak Harbor Rotary Pizza Challenge WHAT: Vote and see who has the best pizza in town WHEN: 4-7 p.m. WHERE: Oak Harbor High School Cafeteria COST: $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under Mental Illness Anxiety & Depression Family Support Group WHEN: 6-8 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center INFO: 419-732-6264 Multiple Sclerosis Support Group WHEN: 6:30-8 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center INFO: 419-607-6021 Chair Yoga WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Danbury Senior Center COST: $5 INFO: 419-635-2337 Open Public Shooting WHAT: Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, are invited to do practice shooting. WHEN: 5:30-8 p.m. WHERE: Camp Perry Training Site, Port Clinton INFO: Contact 419.635.2141 ext. 1101 or publicshooting.htm COST: $5/adult, $2/junior Pilates WHEN: 9 a.m. WHERE: The Ballet School, Madison St., Port Clinton COST: $5 INFO: Strength Training WHEN: 5:30-6:30 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Conference Center COST: $4 per session INFO: 419-732-4061 TOPS WHAT: Take Off Pounds Sensibly; all are welcome WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Catawba Community Hall, 3307 NW Catawba Road Yoga WHEN: 6:30-8 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, Port Clinton COST: $8 per class for the whole month or $10 per class INFO: 419-635-2337

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Jazz Night WHAT: Wine, pasta, and live Jazz with The Bob Szmik Trio and special guests. WHEN: 7-10 p.m. WHERE: Slater’s Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton INFO: 419-732-2030 TOPS WHAT: Take Off Pounds Sensibly. All are Welcome. WHEN: 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Danbury Senior Center, Marblehead TOPS WHAT: Take Off Pounds Sensibly; all are welcome WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Oak Harbor Library, 147 W. Main St. INFO: 419-276-0304

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Firelands Regional Medical Center to Acquire The Giving Tree

Firelands Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce it will be acquiring The Giving Tree, a provider of mental health, drug and alcohol and behavioral health services in Ottawa County. The Giving Tree will be managed by Firelands beginning Jan. 1 and will officially become Firelands Regional Medical Center Counseling and Recovery Services of Ottawa County on April 1, 2014. Services will continue to be offered at The Giving Tree’s current locations in Port Clinton, Oak Harbor and Genoa. Most importantly, care provided to clients served by The Giving Tree will not see an interruption of their care during the transition. Clients will continue to be served by a local provider which receives the same local funding as The Giving Tree and operates under similar policies and procedures as The Giving Tree. Firelands Regional Medical Center anticipates transitioning the 35 employees of The Giving Tree over to Firelands Regional Medical Center Counseling and Recovery Services of Ottawa County. Marsha Mruk, vice president of Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services said, “We were very pleased to be approached by the administration of The Giving Tree to discuss an arrangement that would allow the continuation of the high quality service Ottawa County residents have come to expect from The Giving Tree.” According to The Giving Tree owners Mariann Davids and Ann Kersten, “Firelands’ mission is closely aligned with the mission of The Giving Tree, which will help make the transition smooth for clients, employees and the community. We made our selection in part based on what or-

ganization could continue to provide Ottawa County with the highest standard of behavioral healthcare. In addition we considered the integration of primary care and behavioral health needed by the residents in Ottawa County who cannot afford the care they need.” Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services is a private, not-for-profit entity and is unique in the State of Ohio in its provision of publicly funded Behavioral Health services under the scope of a Regional Medical Center. These services include a 34-bed Inpatient Psychiatric unit. Serving seven counties, including Erie, Huron, Lorain, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot, Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services provides a comprehensive breadth of behavioral health services. Accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), services provided include inpatient psychiatric care, outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, a medical health home program providing behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare within a single location, consultation services, alcohol and drug treatment services, and crisis services/hotline as well as numerous specialized outpatient program. Services at both Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services and The Giving Tree are funded in part by the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Erie & Ottawa Counties. To learn more about Firelands Regional Medical Center Counseling and Recovery Services, visit mentalhealth.

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VFW Post 2480 feeds the hungry The VFW Post 2480 in Port Clinton couldn’t have wished for a better giving season from the community. Post 2480 held a food scavenger hunt in Port Clinton in November with a great response. After the food scavenger hunt, Bataan School, Port Clinton Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 79, the Ohio National Guard Red Horse Squadron, and VFW members ran food drives to gather items for the needy. “We had 12 tables full of food,” said Teresia of the VFW Post 2480. “Originally we had 13 families to deliver to, but we had so much food we added 7 more families. We even had more food after adding families so we are donating the left over donations to the local food pantries.” The food was donated to the families on Fri. Dec. 20 starting at 6 p.m. To contact VFW Post 2480 please call 419-734-9981.

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Christmas Tree Recycling

Trees will be picked up at the curb through Jan.

Port Clinton’s Women’s Club selected as winner of Gift of Lights

Village of Oak Harbor- 419-898-1823

Place trees at the curb for pickup through Jan.

Catawba Island Township419-797-4131

Trees will be collected roadside Jan. 1end of Feb.

Danbury Township- 419-734-4091 As our holiday season comes to a close and Christmas trees are ready to be taken down the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District has compiled information on how to dispose of your live Christmas tree in your community. Trees must be free of all decorations and tinsel. In Ottawa County:

Trees may be dropped off at the designated area behind the township hall located at 5972 E. Port Clinton Rd. through the end of Jan.

Erie Township- 419-635-2010

Trees may be dropped off at the old LaCarne School during the month of Jan. during daylight hours

City of Port Clinton- 419-734-5522

Portage Township- 419-732-3543

Village of Elmore- 419-862-3454

Salem Township- 419-898-4494

Trees will be collected at the curb Dec. 26-Jan. 13 Trees will be collected at the curb starting Dec. 26

Village of Genoa- 419-855-7791

Trees will be collected at the curb after Dec. 26

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Trees will be collected roadside until Jan. 14 Trees will be accepted at the Salem Twp Union Cemetery though Jan. For general recycling information, district recycling collections or sponsored events log onto the OSS Solid Waste District’s website

Main Street Port Clinton is pleased to announce that the Port Clinton Women’s Club is the winner of the 2013 Gift of Lights. Local businesses and organizations competed to win the best decorated Christmas tree at Adams Street Park in historic downtown Port Clinton. All money raised from the voting was donated to the Oak House. The following businesses decorated a tree: Civilian Marksmanship Program, City of Port Clinton, Compassionate Friends, Diversified Insurance, Edgewood Manor, Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council, Keith E. Fleming, Lake Erie Shores & Islands, Oliver H. Perry Lodge 341, Peace Lutheran Church, Port Clinton Artists Club, Port Clinton Women’s Club, Slater’s Madison Street Pub, and Team Devin.

Port Clinton Women’s Club’s winning tree

Celebrate the New Year with 10 Free Flowering Trees from the Arbor Day Foundation Residents of Ohio can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during Jan. 2014. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent crabapple, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns, three white flowering dogwoods. “These beautiful trees will give your home lovely flowers with pink, yellow and white colors,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “These trees are perfect for large and small spaces, and they will provide food and habitat for songbirds.” The free trees are part of the Foundation’s Trees for

America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Feb. 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6 to 12 inch tall trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Members will also receive a subscription to the Foundation’s bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care.

To become a member of the Foundation and to receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to TEN FREE FLOWERING TREES, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by January 31, 2014. Ohio residents can also join online at

The Village Square Port Clinton Chamber of BY ROBERT HRUSKA MARBLEHEAD ZONING ADMINISTRATOR Happy New Year everybody! I hope this letter finds you well. In case you thought you heard more construction trucks going by this year: you did! We had 20 new homes built in the village in 2013. That is twice as many homes as in 2012. We also issued permits for 4 house additions and a dozen accessory structures including four fences, three sheds, several garages and a swimming pool. In addition to being the Zoning Administrator, I also serve as the Secretary for the Planning Commission, Marblehead Representative to the Regional Planning Commission, Flood Plain Administrator, Waterfront Development Administrator, village contact person and coordinator for the 2010 Census and Chairman of the Records Committee. The Planning commission consists of three citizen members and two members from the village administration, comprising five in total. The citizen members are Hal Clagg as the Chair, Terry Glovinsky as the Vice Chair and member Corky Zembala. The members representing the Village are Mayor Jackie Bird and newly elected Councilman David Redett. Congratulations, Dave and welcome. These great people all spend a lot of time and effort to monitor and guide the growth of the village while still balancing that tightrope of serving those who want to expand the use of their properties and those who want things to be as undeveloped as possible. As a resident of the village I would encourage you to let these members know that you appreciate their efforts. If you do not know their individual contact information, you can call or send an email to the numbers below and I will make sure they get the messages. Goodbye, and have a great New Year. A good suggestion that I heard for a New Year’s Resolution is to listen to only good news for two weeks, which means you can only watch one tenth of the stories on TV! After two weeks of not hearing about the next crisis, you will be amazed at how happy you feel. If you need any zoning information call, email or stop in to the village office which is located above the Police Station and ask me questions. The Zoning/Planning Office is open every weekday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (419) 798-4074 or

Commerce photo contest winner

The winning photo Sunrise on Erie by Kathy Jo Schweitzer The Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce recently held a photo contest to find local photos for their new website. Winner of the home page background photo was Kathy Jo

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As the winter blahs set in, a fixture of the summer party scene will be coming to town. Popular Put-In-Bay entertainer Ray Fogg will bring his one-man show of island fun to Fremont for a single performance at Strikers (at Plaza Lanes) on Saturday, Jan. 25. Showtime will be 9 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Seating will be limited. Tickets are available by calling 419-332-1192. Ray Fogg has become a favorite of islanders and tourists alike at Put-In-Bay. He performs about 50 shows on the island during the season. Cleveland’s Sun Papers said, “What attracts people to Fogg’s shows is his ability to write, and better yet ad lib, edgy comical songs and anecdotes perfectly suited to a beer-drinking crowd.” For more information call Strikers at 419-332-1192 or Ray Fogg Productions at 216-749-3334.

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OPEN SATURDAY 1:00-3:00 5540 Windjammer – Marblehead • 3 bedroom with 2 car oversized garage • 20 foot dock • Heated pool, beach nearby • $279,900 Rob & Joy Ault 419-341-6769

711 Lakeshore Dr #101 – Port Clinton • 1 bed 1 bath first floor condo • Terrific views of Lake Erie • Close to Jet Express & Islands • $99,900 Jenny Smith 419-279-0319

1600 Buck Rd. #29 – Marblehead • Your boat docked only feet away! • Golf cart community with heated pool • Newer roof and interior flooring • $59,000 Rob & Joy Ault 419-341-6769

OPEN SATURDAY 1:00-3:00 2197 Meter Rd – Marblehead • 100x200 lot & dock rights at Danbury Cove! • Quant breezeway with brick indoor grill • New siding & roof. Wood burning FP in living room • $149,900 Sharon Polanco 419-341-0080

1421 Orchard Beach – Catawba • Weekend get away or year round • Large yard • Sandy beach & dockage available • $199,900 Ron Bates 419-341-5671

Port Clinton falls to Huron, 65-55

BY YANEEK SMITH Despite playing well at times, the Port Clinton Redskins fell to Huron 65-55 in Sandusky Bay Conference action last weekend. Port Clinton guard Nathan Stubbelfield led all scorers with 22 points and was instrumental in helping to keep his team in the game. After holding an early lead, the ‘Skins rallied to cut the deficit within five points several times but were unable to get over the hump. Port Clinton trailed 29-25 and 37-33 before the Tigers (4-1, 3-1 SBC) were able to build their lead each time. Carter Rumball helped pace the ‘Skins with 11 points and hit a three-pointer with 2:40 to play to cut the deficit to 59-54 before Huron finished the game out on a 6-1 run to get the victory.




3983 Stonehenge Dr – Catawba • Catawba Cliffs – 4 bed 2 bath • 2175 sq. ft. – double lot • Beach rights, dockage available! • $219,900 Karmen Lucas 419-656-9188

3300 Stonehouse – Catawba • 3 bed 2.5 bath – Lake view! • CIC condo, 2 car garage • • $337,000 Ted 419-563-4968/Mark 419-341-9999

3255 State Rd #13 – Port Clinton • Port Clinton Airport Hanger • Store your plane in safe environment • Good location & secure, tons of space • $135,000 Rob & Joy Ault 419-341-6769



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The ninth graduating class of Terra State Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program received their nursing pins during a ceremony Dec. 18 at the college. Susan Kajfasz, MSN, RN, CNS, NE-BC, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Terra, was chosen by the graduating class to be the keynote speaker. “The art of our profession is our beautiful ability to care and communicate in a therapeutic manner with our patients,” said Kajfasz. “It is that intuitive part of us that knows something is going wrong with our patient when maybe the lab or x-ray tells us something different. But we can look at our patients’ eyes and know we must act quickly and listen to what they are telling us.” Each nursing graduate chose a person to pin them. They each received a Nightingale Lamp, which was lit by nursing faculty and then the entire class recited the Nightingale Pledge. A small reception followed the ceremony. Those receiving their Terra State nursing pins were: Sarah Gonzalez, Tysha Mosser, Meghan Rich and Walter “Skip” Turner, all of Fremont; Elma Felter, Richard Salazar and Rachael Salcedo, all of Clyde; Marci Brown and Patricia Hartman, both of Fostoria; Jackie Griffin and Ashley Moore, both of Sandusky; Catrina Guthrie and Julia Yoss, both of Port Clinton; Allison Apling, Oak Harbor; Jessica Garber, Graytown; Carrie Henney, Bellevue; Laura House, Norwalk; Chris Meyer, Gibsonburg; Jamie O’Connell, Bradner; Gina Jean-Paul, Toledo; Rachael Saldusky, Tiffin; and Brett Porter, Dublin.





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Sharon Woodson 1420 W Fremont Rd – Port Clinton • 4 bed 3 bath home on 1 acres • Hardwood floors, formal dining • 2 car heated garage • $179,900 Karmen Lucas 419-656-9188

4245 Lakeshore Dr – Port Clinton • Approximately 15 acres zoned commercial • Busy traffic area near Camp Perry • Needs work • $199,000 Randi McClintock 419-290-2799

5090 W Little Portage East – Port Clinton • 3 bed 2 bath ranch, open floor plan • New roof 2012, new appliances 2013 • 6 acres just 5-10 minutes from downtown • $155,000 Cheryl Hertick 419-202-0144

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1709 Langram Rd – Put-In-Bay • Custom built 3 bed 3 bath home • Beautiful wood property over 2 acres • Lots of space! • $650,000 Rudy Cooks 419-341-6376

141 Massie Dr – Put-In-Bay • Fishing camp/Summer rental • 2 cottages total 5 beds 2 baths • Close to Lake and downtown • $268,000 Rudy Cooks 419-341-6376

1510 Buck Rd #36 – Marblehead • West Harbor Waterfront/Lagoons • Large dock for boat toys • Own your own land, across from E. Harbor St. Pk. • $129,900 Rob & Joy Ault 419-341-6769

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Lakers lose to Margaretta Port Clinton defeats Edison in convincing fashion BY YANEEK SMITH Port Clinton recovered from a tough loss to Clyde and got back to its winning ways by defeating Edison 68-29 in Sandusky Bay Conference action last week. Hope Thorbahn and Tiffany Colston scored 16 points apiece as the Redskins raced out to a 20-2 lead after the first quarter and controlled the game throughout. Port Clinton, which improved to 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the league, got 13 points from Emily Ashley. The ‘Skins play Oak Harbor this week in a battle of second-place teams.

OH girls win fourth straight, improve to 8-2 (LEFT) Hunter Stinchcomb drives into the lane for a shot. (RIGHT) Jon Brooks powers his way to the hoop for a lay-up. Photos by John Kozak BY YANEEK SMITH The Lakers fell to Margaretta, 72-40, in non-conference action last week. The Polar Bears, who improved to 4-3 with the win, connected on 9 of 23 three-pointers. Brad Yates led Margaretta with 14 points and Tristen Scott finished with nine. The Lakers got 13 points from Hunter Stinchcomb and Dominic Manuella finished with nine points.

Fostoria St. Wendelin 49, Danbury 37 Fostoria St. Wendelin took control outscoring the Lakers by 17 points in the second and third quarters before defeating Danbury 49-37 in non-conference action.

The Mohawks, who are now 2-4 on the year, got 17 points from Nick Root and Gabe Walters finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Holding a 7-4 lead after the first quarter, St. Wendelin began the second period on a 9-2 run to push the lead to 16-6 and, after leading 22-12 at the half, outscored the Lakers 12-3 to start the third period to put the game out of reach. The Mohawks led 39-19 after three quarters before Danbury won the fourth quarter 18-10. St. Wendelin connected on 15 of 23 free throws while the Lakers made just 5 of 11 shots from the charity stripe. Hunter Stinchcomb led Danbury with 12 points and five rebounds and Dominic Manuella finished 10 points.

BY YANEEK SMITH With a 54-36 win over Margaretta last week, the Oak Harbor Rockets improved to 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the Sandusky Bay Conference. It was the fourth consecutive win for Oak Harbor, which took an early 11-8 lead after the first quarter before pushing the lead to 25-17 at the half before slowly pulling away in the final two quarters. Andrea Cecil led all scorers with 18 points and Maddy Rathbun chipped in with 11. Athena Eli, who’s been playing better as of late, scored nine points and gave the Rockets to lead for good at 9-6 late in the first quarter after connecting on a three-pointer. The Polar Bears (4-5, 2-5 SBC) got 12 points from Kristen Yost and nine from Becca Denman.

Oak Harbor 42, Woodmore 29 Athena Eli had a breakout performance, scoring a career-high 20 points as she led the Rockets to a 42-29 victory over Woodmore in non-conference action last week. Emma Barney and Andrea Cecil finished with nine points apiece as Oak Harbor, which trailed 8-7 after the first quarter, took a 19-15 lead into the half before outscoring the Wildcats, 23-14 in the second half.

Rockets rally to defeat Wildcats St. Mary CC 54, Oak Harbor 43

BY YANEEK SMITH Despite trailing by four points late in the fourth quarter, the Oak Harbor Rockets rallied to defeat Woodmore, 3330, in non-conference action last weekend to improve to 3-6 on the season. Andy Rathbun, who was fouled on a three-point shot with just under two seconds remaining, made all three of his free throws to account for the difference in Oak Harbor’s victory over the Wildcats, who are now 1-8 on the season. Trailing 30-26 with just a few minutes remaining, Woodmore turned the ball over five times and missed two critical free throws to give the Rockets a chance to get back into the game. Rathbun led all scorers with 20 points.

Trailing by just six points heading into the fourth quarter, Oak Harbor was unable to mount a serious rally before falling to St. Mary CC 54-43 in Sandusky Bay Conference action Friday. The loss, which drops the Rockets to 0-5 in the league, came with the Panthers holding a 44-38 lead heading into the final eight minutes. SMCC controlled the fourth quarter, outscoring Oak Harbor 10-5 to win the contest. Josh Sarahman led the Rockets with 13 points and Tate Haar and Deshawn Johnson added eight and seven points. The Panthers (6-0, 3-0 SBC) had three players finish in double figures. Trenton Zimmerman led all scorers with 19 points, Melvin Jackson finished with 15 and Denarius Harrison had 11. SMCC held an 18-15 lead after the first quarter before pushing the advantage to 33-22 at halftime. The Panthers were 15 of 21 from the foul line while Oak Harbor went 5 of 10 from the charity stripe. This Friday, Oak Harbor travels to Perkins (5-2, 4-0 SBC) and hosts Tiffin Columbian (3-3) on Tuesday.

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12-17-13 Martin and Rhonda Procko to Richard Banks and Elaine M. Hurst, 655 South Streeter Road, $55,000.

Carroll Twp 12-20-13 Margret C. Centgraf to Leonard E. and Kathy L. Durham, 8085 West Titus Road, new split $35,000. 12-20-13 Margret C. Centgraf to Clifford A. and Janis R. Briggert, 8085 West Titus Road, new split $35,000.

12-18-13 Nettie B. Mattox to Jo Anna Russell, 5276 School House Road, $41,250.

12-20-13 Steven J. and Penny J. Kozsey to Philip and Laura Enderle, 5855 Lakeview, $147,500.

12-18-13 Michael J. and Margaret A. Roder to Patrick and Patricia Griwicki, 1125 North Byrneal Drive, $412,000.

12-20-13 Barbara Linger Berkebile et al to John E. and Linda A. Fulton, Walnut Grove, vacant land $30,000.

12-18-13 Ruth M. riccio to Kenneth E. and Jane M. Stumbaugh, 3046 North Searay Drive, $25,000.

12-16-13 Marilyn Schultz to Flagstar Bank, 23909 West Meadow Drive, $42,334.

Catawba Twp

12-19-13 NE Port Investments to Gene F. and Mary E. Molnar, 2213 NE Catawba Road, $1,333,334.

12-17-13 Sunshine Land IV, LLC to EAMC Enterprises III, Inc., 3830 North Cliff Road,

12-19-13 Ruth C. Hurley to George A. Jacin, 5206 Dane Avenue, $90,000.

Clay Twp

12-16-13 Jeffrey R. Croll to US Bank, 1738 South Opfer Lentz Road, $80,000. 12-18-13 Rebecca L. Verdugo to Kevin M. Bringe, hellwig Road, new split vacant land, $35,000.

Danbury Twp

Genoa Corp

12-17-13 K F Enterprices Inc. to RT 269 LTD, 1335 South Danbury North Road, $189,250.

12-18-13 Steven H. Chalfin to Nichole L. Clapsaddle, 401 Wilbur Street, $96,000.

12-19-13 Gregg Mylett to M.E.J., North Shore Blvd., $5,000.

12-19-13 Bergman Properties, LLC to Robert ans Kathleen Keaton, South Main, vacant land $27,259.

Erie Twp

Port Clinton Corp

12-16-13 Charles Meachen to Tracy L. and Laurel S. Eckert, 4405 West Harbor Road, $115,000.

12-18-13 John and Mary J. Micallet to David H. Elberfeld, 23 Grande Lake, $250,000.

12-17-13 Jonathan E. Chorpenning to Keith L. and Karen S. Fenstermaker, 101 North Schooner Point, $105,000.

12-18-13 MACPREP LTD to STE Investments, LLC, 102 Madison Street, $34,950.

Portage Twp 12-18-13 Robert & Susan

Kuhlman to Chad J. and Tonia M. Copsey, 3069 East Shore Drive, $275,000.

Put In Bay Village School 12-19-13 Julene Market to Douglas J., Mark J. and Karen D. Wilhelm, 313 Meechan Road, $85,000.

Salem Township 12-17-13 John F. and Kathryn M. Bergman to Genoa Banking Company, 9511 Moonlight Bay, $193,334. 12-20-13 Dorothy J. Bassett to Charles J. Bassett, 1121 South Golf Lane, $55,000.


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I have all of my financial affairs in order. That is fine but does anyone else know these facts other than you? Does your spouse know of every bank you utilize and what type of accounts are in these banks? Do you know if there is a lockbox, and if so, do you know where the key is stored? This may sound trivial but upon a serious illness or death it can be crucial that your spouse or child be in position to continue to keep the home front running. My wife and I do everything together. That is great but that is also the problem. If you and your spouse are both totally knowledgeable about the family business affairs you are a step ahead of most couples. But does anyone else know? A tragedy could happen to both of you and you would be back to square one. Many times if something happens to one spouse, the other is just emotionally incapable of continuing everyday business. It is imperative that at least one child is informed as to where your important documents are and what needs to be done. Here is a partial list of oblivious items of importance that may now be overlooked: • I n come tax estimate forms and a list of what has been paid and what and where to make payments. • Lock box keys. • Ke ys to the shed, summer home, the old car out back, the boat, your jewelry box and the old

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truck in the basement. • Files storing information about supplemental medical insurance, company pension, life insurance, IRA’S, 401K’s and any other bank accounts. • A full list of fixed monthly payments. This may include health insurance premiums, utilities, mortgage payments, magazine subscriptions, or any other payment that is important to you and is made monthly, quarterly or annually. • Car titles, deeds and other important papers showing ownership of your assets. • Will, trust and all medical powers of attorney and living will. (That is assuming you have those documents completed, which a subject that I bring up every several months). For the New Year, give your spouse and children the gift of knowledge of your affairs. They do not need to know each dollar but they do need to know where those dollars are and how to access them in time of an emergency. For your children, you should give at least one of them the written power to secure these records and utilize the funds for your care. If you are single, the problem is even greater. You must find someone in which to confide and make aware of your business. If you do not, the court will become involved and attorneys will love you. Today, a person may think that he or she needs no one but the day will come when the help of a person you know would be far better than the cold hand of the probate court or the loss of insurance or other benefits. You owe it to yourself and your family to have your house in order. Happy New Year. Jeff Roth is a partner with David Bacon and associate Jessica Moon of the firm ROTH and BACON with offices in Port Clinton, Upper Sandusky, Marion, Ohio and Fort Myers, Florida. All members of the firm are licensed in Ohio and Florida. Mr. Roth’s practice is limited to wealth strategy planning and elder law in both states. Nothing in this article is intended for, nor should be relied upon as individual legal advice. The purpose of this article is to provide information to the public on concepts of law as they pertain to estate and business planning. Jeff Roth can be reached at (telephone: 419-732-9994) copyright Jeffrey P. Roth 2013.



LEGAL AD/NOTIFICATION SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE (Delinquent Taxes), Case No. 12CV161, State of Ohio, Ottawa County, Robert J. Hille, Treasurer of Ottawa County, Ohio, Plaintiff vs Parcels of land encumbered with delinquent tax liens, Defendant. In pursuance of an Order of Sale from Common Pleas Court in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction in the Room 100, first floor of the Ottawa County Court House in Port Clinton, Ohio, in the above named County on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM the following described real estate: Situated in the State of Ohio, County of Ottawa, in Erie Township. To see a full legal description, visit the Ottawa County Recorder’s Office, second floor of the Ottawa County Courthouse, 315 Madison St. Room 204, Port Clinton, OH 43452. Parcel number/s: 01606854-08946-000 and 016-0821817017-000 Property Address: 4245 SR2, Port Clinton, OH 43452 and 0 W. SR2, Port Clinton, OH 43452. Notice is given that such taxes and special assessments, or installments of special assessments, and any other assessments, which are not legally due and payable according to law at the confirmation of sale, and all penalty and interest charges placed on the property from the time of confirmation of sale until payment in full and distribution is made shall remain a first and best lien on the parcels, and the purchasers shall take such premises subject to all such taxes, assessments, interest and penalty charges. Said premises cannot be sold for less than the total of said delinquent taxes, interest and accrued penalties and Court costs in the amount of $81,726.75. Bidding at time of publication to start at $81,727, This minimum bid will increase at the time of sale to include additional accumulated taxes and court costs. If said premises are not sold at the above time, it will be reoffered at public sale at the same time and at the same place on January 31, 2014 not less than (2) weeks, not more than six (6) weeks. TERMS OF SALE: A 10% deposit is required at time of sale, either in cash or certified check. Upon confirmation of sale from the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas, payment of balance due 8 days after notification by the Sheriff’s Office to the successful bidder that they have received confirmation of the sale. Payment of unpaid balance beyond said 8 day period shall draw interest at 8% per annum from the date of notification to the successful bidder by the Sheriff’s Department. Stephen J. Levorchick, Sheriff,

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