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Area home values rise in 2010 By JOHN SCHAFFNER Publisher Despite challenging conditions prevalent throughout most of 2010, the local real estate market saw the average price increase for the first time in a while with sales nearly mirroring the results of the previous year. “The 2010 market was interesting for both industry professionals and property owners as the

real estate market worked to regain its footing following the economic downturn that has affected the nation over the past two years,” said Meg Hudson, president of the Ohio Association of Realtors. “We remain bullish on the marketplace as interest rates remain at historic lows. Prices are beginning to increase while sellers are realistic in their expectations and consumers understand

that long-term, owning a home is a tremendous investment.” For the Firelands Association of Realtors area (which includes, Erie, Ottawa and northern Huron counties), December home sales were down by 10 units from 163 to 153. However, total dollar volume was up more than 9 percent and the average sale price jumped 16.5 percent. For all of 2010, the total num-

ber of units sold was 1,924, compared to 2,009 in 2009. Despite that reduction in units sold, total dollar volume was up nearly 2 percent for the year while the average sale price jumped 6.4 percent. New president of the Firelands Association of Realtors, Donna Schoonmaker, had this to say about the OAR 2010 report: “The first part of 2010 was consumed

Community Supported Agriculture

Sign up For information on Seeds of Hope Farm or to get a registration form, call Sister Rita Wienken at 419-934-5144 or email rwienken@ sbcblobal.net

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Monica Bankowski, of Catawba, is our “Find Wylie” winner this week. She was selected from 81 entrants who found the finicky fish in the ad for Walker Funeral Home ad on page 6A in last week’s Beacon. Monica wins a $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll be hiding Wylie again this week. If you find him, just drop off an entry form at our office in the Beacon Place Business Center, or hit the Find Wylie icon at www.thebeacon.net. nnn

The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Dinner Meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at the

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Community Markets VFW Memorial Hall on West Main Street. The evening will kick off with a social hour followed by a hot buffet dinner, a short business meeting to elect 2011 board members, followed by entertainment by DJ Hank Fox along with a Chinese Auction. Tickets are $12 each and may be purchased by calling the chamber office at 419-8980479. The deadline to RSVP is Jan. 21. nnn

There will be a Scholastic Book Fair at Danbury Schools Feb. 7-11. Their theme this year is “Book Fair Carnival” and the idea is to make reading as entertaining as a carnival midway. They will have special evening times from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday,

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More than 40 Ottawa County residents returned at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning after participating in the March for Life in Washington D.C. There were more than 800 there from the Toledo Catholic Diocese. My sources tell me that the most enthusiastic participant from here was 78-year-old Estella Gamboa, of Port Clinton. At every stop, she was the first one

ERIE-OTTAWA REGIONAL AIRPORT

The George V. Woodling Jr. Foundation recently awarded a Challenge Grant to the Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation to help expedite restoration of their Ford TriMotor aircraft and construction of a new hangar facility. This is a $2 for $1 challenge, meaning that each dollar donated toward the project through the Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation or EAA Tin Goose Chapter 1247 will be matched with an additional $2 from the George V. Woodling Jr. Foundation. “We find great merit in supporting this cause and hope this Challenge Grant will help fast track the aircraft’s completion,” said Ed Patrick, Woodling board chairman. Of the 199 Ford Tri-Motors built, only six remain flying. “Our airplane will definitely be number seven,” said Lisa Benjamin, president of EAA Tin Goose Chapter 1247. “These aircraft played an important role in the Lake Erie islands region and we’re fortunate to have the opportunity of saving this piece of history for future generations.” The Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation recently announced plans to build a 1930sstyle hangar facility to house the aircraft at Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport in Port Clinton. The hangar will ultimately include museum space, a vintage diner and classroom area for educational programs. To learn more about the project and how to make a donation, go to www.trimotorheritagefoundation.org.

By ANGIE ADAIR ZAM Editor Have you ever wanted to own a farm and enjoy the fresh produce but don’t want the hard work that comes along with it? Here’s your chance. Seeds of Hope Farm is selling shares for its Community Supported Agriculture program which allows locals the chance to sign up now for a growing season worth of deliveries. In its eighth year of operation, Seeds of Hope Farm is a small, diversified farm dedicated to the production of all-natural vegetables, herbs, eggs and meat chickens. Located in Tiffin on the St. Francis Community campus, the Farm operates in partnership with the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, an environmental and demonstration center serving northwest Ohio. The farm raises more than 30 varieties of vegetables and herbs that are available to the public at the self-service farm stand in Tiffin. Open from dawn to dusk during the growing season, the stand features seasonal vegetables, eggs from free-range laying hens, as well as whole and cut-up chickens from pastured broilers. Both eggs and chickens are available year round. Produce from the farm is also available to the public through CSA shares. CSA is a consumer-based movement that allows individuals and families to enjoy fresh, all-natural produce all season long. During the winter months, members purchase a share in the farm, then once harvesting

Don’t forget to sign up for Ottawa County’s largest Texas Hold’em Tournament at the Port Clinton Elks Lodge this Sunday, Jan. 30. It’s a $50 buy-in with no re-buy. Registration begins at noon and the first deal is 1 p.m. Advanced registration is encouraged and you may do so by contacting Dennis Tester at 419-7323012.

by the first buyer tax credit and lower dollar homes. About midsummer, the pendulum shifted to higher dollar second homes. Most agents I have talked to had a very good second half. Our January has also started very well. Interest rates have crept up and have been a motivating factor in getting buyers to move. There is definitely more optimism in the marketplace.”

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The Port Clinton VFW Post 2480 is collecting gently used prom and/or formal gowns and accessories for our first ever Prom Boutique. All donated gowns and accessories will be collected at the VFW Post 2480, 214 Madison St., in downtown Port Clinton through March 19. Beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, the back hall will be open all area girls to come and shop for a gown and accessories for the upcoming prom. Dresses will be priced no higher than $50. All are welcome to come and shop for prom at a fraction of the price. Port Clinton High School’s prom is scheduled for May 7. Those who have items to donate but can’t make it to the VFW 2480 can call 419-7341360 or email vfw2480@ymail.com to arrange for pickup. Proceeds will benefit the Class of 2012 prom fund.

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RECORDS Obituaries

Robert Witt

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Jan. 6, 1941 — Jan. 18, 2011 Robert L. Witt, 70, of Oak Harbor, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, in Mercy-St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor, with interment to follow in Rusha Cemetery, Oak Harbor. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, and 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21.

Died Jan. 23, 2011 Lucia C. (Cavazos) Hernandez, 80, of Port Clinton, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 23, at Riverview Healthcare Campus, Oak Harbor. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton. A Funeral Mass will be conducted by the Rev. John Missler at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with family prayers beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be in Catawba Island Cemetery.

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Harbor, died Thursday, Jan. 20, in Riverview Healthcare Campus, Oak Harbor. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Oak Harbor, with interment to follow in Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor.

William Lacy Aug. 16, 1935 — Jan. 21, 2011 William Lacy, 75, of Port Clinton, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton, Ohio. He was born on Aug. 16, 1935, in Muncie, Ind., the son of the late Hermit L. and Theresa (Van Camp) LACY Lacy. He was married to Sandra (Ourada) and she preceded him in death on Nov. 17, 2004. He was a contractor working in Illinois and Wisconsin until his retirement. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed traveling across the country in his RV, but more importantly, he loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his children: Ann Brands, Illinois; Michelle (Don) Otte, North Carolina; Brian (Janice) Lacy, Illinois; Sandra (Bart) Erwin, Ohio; Suzanne (Bill) Turpel, Illinois; Shelley (Tom) Kuebler, Hawaii; Stephanie (Tami) Romic, Illinois; grandchildren: Stepanie, Christi, Michael, Geoffrey, Brett, Nicole, Jessica, Michael, John, Christopher, Daniel, Jennifer, Rebecka, Kyle, Cody, Jimmy, Ian, Josh; great grandchildren: Emma, Makayla, Lorali and Dean. He was preceded in death

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Feb. 24, 1946 — Jan. 23, 2011 Deborah E. Kwiatkowski, 54, of Port Clinton, died Sunday, Jan. 23, at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. A memorial service to celebrate Deborah’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Neidecker, LeVeck and Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton St., Port Clinton. The Rev. John C. Missler will officiate.

Wilma S. Lorensen May 28, 1908 — Jan. 20, 2011 Wilma S. Lorensen, 102, a lifelong resident of Oak

FARM from 1A begins they pick up fresh produce on a weekly basis. For locals, that means a trip to the Catawba Island Club each Thursday evening. The club’s manager, Mike Schenk, has been buying a share for his family for the past three summers and two years ago, the club began ordering the produce and eggs as well — something CIC Executive Chef Susan Davila is pretty excited about. “The advantage I think with any CSA — and they do it very well — is the just the freshness,” the chef said, pointing out that much of what the club and shareholders get is picked and delivered in less than 24 hours. “At a grocery store, who knows how long it’s been there.” Each week, a bag for each shareholder is delivered to the club full of whatever is in season, from lettuce

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If you are retiring soon, or have just retired, and have questions concerning Social Security, you invited to come to Oak Harbor High School at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16, and have your questions answered

by his parents, wife, and son: Jon Lacy. There will be no visitation or services as cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.neideckerleveckcrosser.com. The Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Margie Wolf July 15, 1927 — Jan. 21, 2011 Margie Lou Wolf, 83, of Oak Harbor, passed away Friday, Jan. 21, at Riverview Healthcare Campus, Oak Harbor. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, Oak Harbor, where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Special services will be as follows: the Sorority service at 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon in the funeral home; Eastern Stars service at 7 p.m. and the V.F.W. service at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oak Harbor, with Pastors Keith Hunsinger and David Tinker officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor.

Thomas Brown Jr. Feb. 10, 1949 — Jan. 12, 2011 Thomas H. “T.H.” Brown Jr., of Marblehead, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, at his residence. Visitation was held on Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 7755 E. Harbor Road, LakesideMarblehead. Private burial will take place at a later date in Sackett Cemetery, Danbury Township.

and radishes in spring to squash and sweet potatoes in fall. And for those who don’t use some of the vegetables on a regular basis, Sister Rita Wienken, who runs the farm and delivers the produce, will include recipes and cooking instructions. “If you don’t know what you’re doing, you have directions to go along with it,” Schenk said. It’s that type of service, and the quality of the produce, that keeps Schenk and the club going back for more each year. “I know it sounds simple but if you were to try a commercially produced product next to one that’s organically grown, it’s a remarkable difference in flavor. Her beans are unbelievable,” Schenk said, referring to Wienken’s handywork. “Her potatoes are actually the best I’ve ever had,” said Davila. In 2011, 90 CSA shares will be of-

fered on a first-come, first-served basis. Shares are offered for individuals and families of varying sizes and include both working and non-working options. Shareholders receive 20 weekly shipments of locally grown, chemical-free seasonal produce. The farm offers pick-up sites for CSA members in Tiffin, Findlay and Perrysburg as well as at CIC. Last year, 10 locals took part in the program. “There’s a real movement to buy local, use local,” said Schenk. “I think if people really want to get food that’s nutritious, this is a great way to go and teach your kids about it too.” Seeds of Hope Farm is managed by Wienken, production coordinator, and Tricia Valentine, operations coordinator. For information about Seeds of Hope Farm or the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, visit www.earthliteracy.org or call 419-448-7485.

by Matt Sherman, District Manager, for the Sandusky County Social Security Office. There is no fee, but you must call the B-C-S Community Education Department to register at 419-898-3315 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

mitted an idea to the Pepsi Refresh Program. Their project idea, building a new Show Barn at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds, was accepted. Now, they need your help voting for the project. Log onto this website: www.refresheverything.com/ottawacountyshowbarn. You can vote multiple times each day.

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WHAT: Children 3 and older are invited to drop in to help decorate the area for a visit from author Denise Fleming. Bring a brand-new clean child’s tube sock (white, shoe size 3-9), and the library will provide the

WHAT: State Sen. Mark Wagoner will speak about Ohio’s budget challenges. No reservations required; buffet lunch is $10. WHEN: Noon WHERE: Port Clinton Elks

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WHAT: The Sandusky Ski Club will travel to Lake Tahoe, Nev., for a week of skiing. INFO: Contact trip leader Daria Deno at 419-2398545 or cake45@aol.com

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WHAT: Eight young women representing cities statewide, ages 17-23, will be competing for the title of Miss Vacationland. Jacquelyn Nichols, Miss Vacationland 2010, will crown this year’s winner who will then

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 5A By VIRGINIA PARK

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Ooooh, this weather! Snow, snow and more snow. We can’t complain too much, though, as we certainly have not had the horrible weather that some other parts of the country have endured. But, hey, now that Christmas is past, I am ready for spring to get here quickly. I notice that seed and plant catalogs have been mailed out to prospective customers. I don’t receive them because I have not purchased anything from such a catalog in a long time and the companies gave up on sending them to me long ago. But I see the catalogs elsewhere and it’s always fun to look at them. Speaking of Christmas, I have not yet given up on my Christmas trees. The biggest one is now down and off the front porch. But it’s Sunday night — the end of the weekend — and I still have the fiber-optic tree on a table in the living room and the Austrian pine in front of the fireplace. I really enjoy seeing the little white tree lights on at night and the Christmas presents are not put away yet; they are under the Austrian tree. But maybe I’ll even get the trees back into storage sometime soon. It’s now been about a month since Christmas so most folks would say it’s time to move on. In fact, Valentine’s Day will soon be here. It’s on Monday, February 14 — only 18 days from the date of this newspaper. It isn’t too early to start planning a nice treat for someone you love. Here are a few ideas you might consider to celebrate the day in style: • The Ritz Theatre in Tiffin will present an “All Gershwin” program by pianist Thomas Pandolfi at 2 p.m. Sunday March 13. Call 419-448-8544. • The Firelands Symphony Orchestra will feature the Heritage Brass Quintet at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb 20. Place is the Sts Peter and Paul Church at Sandusky. Call 419-6214800. • The 2011 Hayes Lecture on the Presidency will be 5 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 20. It includes a reception, dinner and a lecture by John M Cooper Jr., noted historian and author. His topic will be “Woodrow Wilson: Some 21st Century Perspectives.” Reservations are definitely required for this event at the Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont. Call 419-332-2081. nnn

Everyone that I know who has seen the new movie, “The King’s Speech,” raves about it and says it is simply great. It’s on the list of things I really want to do. I recently bought the book of the same name and am currently reading it. The storyline is about King George VI of England, father of the present Queen Elizabeth II, who had a bad stammer when speaking in public. A man named Lionel Logue helped cure him of it. This is the story of what happened back then, particularly in the days just before World War II. If you have seen it, email me at ginny@nwonline.net and let me know what you thought of it.

and had given exceptional service to both the congregation and the community. Current Pastor Jeanne Gay succeeded Bob as the minister at Firelands Church. • Lori Madison, co-owner of Frederick Insurance Agency, in Port Clinton. Lori was named “2010 Woman of the Year” by the Port Clinton Area Business and Professional Women Club (BPW). Lori was cited with many accomplishments and endeavors both for the benefit of the BPW Club and for the Port Clinton community in earning the award. • Sue DeBortoli on her retirement on Dec. 24 from the National Bank of Oak Harbor. The bank was grateful to her for the provision of great service to customers and also for training new tellers during the course of her career. • Curt Laubner for earning the “Bright Star Award” from the North Ohio Association of Chambers of Commerce for his 32 years of service to the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber. For the past 22 years he has served as a chamber director and has taken various leadership roles and offices. • Joseph Macko, formerly of Port Clinton and now of Arlington, Texas, who was inducted into the Tiffin University Hall of Fame for his athletic prowess there in the late 1940s. • Oak Harbor Public Library which received a donation to fund a handsome display cabinet to house the collection of the Oak Harbor Buildings Plaque series from Arlene Ruth (Tolan) Deppensmith. Arlene donated

the complete collection of miniature buildings and then also donated the money to purchase the new cabinet. It is very bneautiful and is large enough to be used for other collections as well. nnn

The latest edition of the newsletter of the Ottawa County Historical Museum lists several items that museum members are looking for to add to the collections there. Photos and stories would be welcome. The topics are ice fishing and ice fishermen, snow and ice storms, ice boating, ice harvesting and winter scenes and activities. Of particular interest are items and stories about the Great Depression. If you can help with any of these, contact curator Peggy Debien at 419-732-2237 or ochm@ cros.net. One of the recent interesting donations to the museum is a postcard collection featuring local area scenes. It was a gift of Jim Frederick. nnn

“Taste of the North Coast” will showcase our region’s restaurants, food purveyors and student culinary skills. This takes place at Kalahari Convention Center from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 24. This first-time event will be hosted by the Erie County Chamber of Commerce. There will also be a wine and beer tasting and a silent auction. Admission fee/s will be charged. For ticket prices and information, call the Chamber at 419-625-6421. nnn

Until next week …

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The British television situation comedy series, “Keeping Up Appearances,” stars Patricia Rutledge as the busybody social climber Hyacinth Bucket. She insists that everyone pronounce her last name as “Boo-kay.” The show is no longer broadcast on Public Television Channel 30 on Saturday nights. But all of the episodes are on a set of DVDs. I received it for my birthday and was truly grateful for that particularly nice gift. I have been watching a couple of the shows every evening. I’ve seen most of them before but still enjoy them very much. It’s great entertainment. nnn

Magruder Hospital is now offering a pain clinic for people who have chronic pain. Patients are now being accepted. Call 419-7323972 for information. nnn

Congratulations to several persons who have been in the news lately: • Karen Shaw of Sand Road who has been named fiscal officer for Catawba Island Township. Karen had previously performed secretarial and clerical duties for the township. She is, therefore, well-equipped and knowledgeable in the more extensive duties she has now undertaken. • Muriel Sneller who retired from the Erie Islands Library at Put-in-Bay at the end of the year. She worked there for 27 years and was the head librarian. Muriel was always willing to help everyone with books, computers and all sorts of other learning materials. Now she intends to do a little traveling in her spare time. Linda Rence will become the new librarian and will be assisted by Karen Wilhelm and Susan Byrnes. • Rev. Bob Butcher who, though retired now for three years, was recently named Pastor Emeritus at Firelands Presbyterian Church. Bob had served the local church for 24 years

Sound Off Thanks WSOS Port Clinton Child Development Program staff and families would like to extend a big thank you to the members of the Port Clinton Lodge No. 1718 for the Christmas Party they gave the families on Dec. 12, 2010. The families and staff of the WSOS Port Clinton center say “thank you.” WSOS Child Development Staff

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Catawba gardeners getting ready for spring While we endure the bone-chilling temperatures, the wind-stinging noses and cheeks and the fluffy, light snowflakes trying to beautify one’s days, the close to 30 members of the Catawba Island Garden Club reflect on their good times and learning experiences at meetings in 2010. Members not vacationing in warmer climates encourage their orchids to stay alive and bloom, water and fertilize amaryllis bulbs brought out from dark places hoping for the tall beautiful blooms, enjoy late blooming Christmas cactus, poinsettias from the holidays, “digest” their gardening magazines and “how to” gardening books, and read and make lists from seed catalogs. All in hope and preparation for spring — the gardener’s time! Even though the members’ winter activities are not actually being done in their outside gardens, they fit beautifully with the club’s prayer recited before each meeting. “Lord, help our gardens grow in beauty so that all may find joy in them. Help us, the gardeners, to grow in patience, wisdom and love, so that we may do our work with your blessings. Amen.” The Catawba Island Garden Club, organized in 1933, has been affiliated with the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs since October 1956. The active and interested members meet the last Tuesday of each month. Those who want to join the group or learn more may contact any member. The leadership for the 2010-2011 year is President Brandi Taylor, 419-797-0101; vice president Janey Melle; secretary Sally Fornwald; assistant secretary Ann Wagnitz; treasurer Carol Kubit; historian Rona Rothschild; and Sue Cribbs. Committees are: program —Sue Herzog, Joan Ahlers, Joyce Murphy and Susan Cribbs; civic — Rona Rothschild, Sally Fornwald, Alana Martin, Linda Teen and Elaine Winton for Catawba State Park and Lori Segaard, Bonnie Basch, Nancy Lehner, Rose Markel and Sue Herzog for John Braun Park; sunshine and telephone — Kate Bauer, Margaret Mann and Ann Wagnitz; ways and means — Cheryl McLaughlin, Rosemarie Shinde, Edie Greber, Sandy Pienta; NOMINATING Pat Wales, Linda Teen, Rose Markel, Sandy Erwin, Eva Rall and Edie Greber; news release — Joyce Murphy, Sally Fornwald and Janey Melle. Honorary members of the club are Elizabeth Nitz and Sally Williams. Sue Hill also belongs. In December, the Christmas luncheon and party was a noon potluck and gardening-related gift exchange at the Vineyard on Catawba. President Brandi had a unique, personalized poem for the distribution of gifts. Margaret Mann led the group in singing. Sally Fornwald exhibited and shared her highly skilled artistic talent by making and donating a beautiful gingerbread house complete with picket fence and colorful flowers for a door prize won by Joan Ahlers. The group shared with others by donations to the Firelands Presbyterian Food Pantry, Ruth Ann’s House and the collection of coats for those needing them. During the “thankfullness month,” November, the meeting was at the Elks Club. Donna from Barnes Nursery of Catawba showed and completed door/wall hangings made of natural material for Christmas decorations. One was given as a door prize. Members of the group have

ordered bright chartreuse colored long- and short-sleeved tee shirts with a logo designed by Janey Melle of a zinnia, the club flower. Cheryl McLaughlin has been in charge of working with the vendor to design the shirts, getting prices and doing the ordering. Therefore, when members are working at The Catawba State Park and/or John Braun Park they will be visible to the public who will know that these areas are projects of the club. Bonnie Basch led the volunteers working at John Braun Park this past summer. The club will particularly work on pots at the state park. This area by the water is a new undertaking of the club. Members attended the Fall Region 6 Ohio Association of Garden Clubs Nov. 6 meeting in Norwalk. Several received ribbons with their horticulture specimens in the morning flower show. Speakers’ topics included “Vegetable Growing and More” and “Flower Design.” Margaret Mann organized the October meeting at Otterbein Northshore Retirement Center. Margaret also presented the program on Herbs of the Bible, their uses and growing habits and had specimens. The day of the meeting was one of those days of storm warnings. In September, what has almost become an annual enjoyment, was the English Tea and Garden Party at Rosemarie Shinde’s home. The members shared and enjoyed tea cakes and sandwiches, brought by them. The suggested garb of the day was a hat. Most came wearing an appropriate one, Kate Bauer’s was probably the most stylish and Joyce Murphy’s large red hat with multi-colored flowers and butterflies was unusual. In August, many of the group went to the Naturally Native Nursery outside Bowling Green (near Haskins) where they learned much and saw unusual areas and plants relating to ecological diversity. This venture is supported by Ohio State University. At least 15 beds of roses in a back-yard garden at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Mentzer in Tiffin amazed the group in early summer. There were all different sizes and types and varieties of roses in a relatively small, neatly designed and kept area. An unusual one was an old climber which had grown far up into a tree and showed its blossoms from there. The group then had lunch at T.J. Willies. The meeting for this month, January, will be the 25 when Kate Bauer will share her home and cooking skills with members. Members will add our tasty food dishes with hers and have a delicious lunch. The Club will host the May 6 OAG Spring Region 6 meeting at the Catawba Island Club. The theme will be Therapeutic Gardening. There will be vendors with numerous wares, some relating to gardening and therapeutic gardening, plant and bulb exchange from members’ gardens and others. There will be morning and afternoon speakers relating to the theme, door prizes and a flower show judged by a certified flower show judge. The program booklet for Club year 2010-2011 was organized and put together by Carol Kubit. It features pictures of Club activities and members gardens. Her expression on the back is “My wish for you — Be with God and May God be with you.”

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Oak Harbor United Methodist Church is holding Toddler Time from 6 to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday beginning Feb. 9. Liz Marquart, who has 25 years experience as a preschool teacher, will lead the class. Two- and 3-year-olds, along with a caregiver, are invited for books, dancing and fun with finger plays. Toddler Time will be held in Room 8 of the church at 360 E. Ottawa St. For information, call 419-239-6811. If school is canceled because of bad weather, Toddler Time will be closed.

Arts meeting coming up The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council is holding its general membership meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Ida Rupp Public Library. The group will review the mission and vision of the organization as well as nominate new board members and announce chairpeople. The meeting is open to anyone interested in helping the arts thrive in Ottawa County.


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Tundra swans at Magee Marsh.

Bird group holds meeting to discuss wind turbines On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Black Swamp Bird Observatory hosted a meeting to discuss wind turbines in migratory bird stopover habitat along Lake Erie. Taking part in Tuesday’s meeting were representatives from Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, The Nature Conservancy, the American Bird Conservancy, Long Point Waterfowl/ Bird Studies Canada, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ohio Division of Wildlife, Bowling Green State University, University of Toledo, Ohio State University, Toledo and Erie Metroparks, Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments and Ottawa County Visitors’ Bureau. Ottawa County Commissioner Jim Sass also attended.   There is growing concern about the impact of poorly sited wind turbines on the large population of Bald Eagles, the thousands of swans that grace the marshes, and the millions of tiny songbirds that rely on the

Lake Erie Marsh region as a resting point before and after crossing the lake during their long migration. “When this many national organizations, universities and state and federal agencies come together to discuss this issue, it sends a powerful message about the critical nature of the habitat along the Lake Erie Shoreline, and the responsibility we have to be proper stewards of this precious resource,” said Kimberly Kaufman, the Observatory’s Executive Director. “It is time for the industry to realize that there are some areas where wind turbines just don’t make sense.” Several working groups were formed to continue to move the effort forward. The Observatory’s research director, Mark Shieldcastle, said that he was encouraged by the interest in the ongoing effort. “Several outstanding biologists have agreed to participate in our efforts here in northwest Ohio,” said Shieldcastle. “I feel certain that with

the combined knowledge and expertise of the Observatory, UT, BGSU and OSU, and the support of the stakeholder organizations and agencies that BSBO has brought to this issue, we can design and conduct the type of research project that is needed to look at the impacts of wind turbines in areas of migratory bird stopover habitat like that of the Lake Erie Marsh Region.”  The Observatory is calling for stricter regulations on all turbines in highly bird-sensitive areas and a three-year moratorium on any additional wind turbines along a 3-mile buffer of the Lakeshore in Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Erie counties until comprehensive research can be conducted. Those who support the Observatory’s efforts can sign an online petition at: www.thepetitionsite.com/ takeaction/924/482/794/ For information visit www.bsbobird.org.

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GENOA — American Red Cross Emergency Services offers opportunities for the public to be trained to respond effectively to disasters that occur here at home, in our neighboring areas and/or at a national response level. The Ottawa County District Office of the American Red Cross will be offering training opportunities at the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District Office, 3155 N. Genoa-Clay Center Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. Training includes: • Disaster services: An Overview is a prerequisite to all other authorized Red Cross disaster courses. The course includes fundamental information about disasters, their effects on people and the community, the role of government agencies, Red Cross

and other agencies, and how the Red Cross provides disaster relief. Upon completion, participants will also be able to identify resources for personal preparedness, determine how to help their community prepare, respond to disasters and identify the next steps to becoming a volunteer. • Shelter operations/simulation (prerequisite: Disaster services overview) is a course that prepares Red Cross paid and volunteer staff to effectively and sensitively manage shelter operations as a team and meet the needs of people displaced as a result of a disaster. Pre-registration is required. Call 419734-1100 or email redcross@thirdplanet to sign up. There is no charge for disaster services training.

Mental illness alliance holds peer-to-peer class SANDUSKY — National Alliance on Mental Illness Erie-Ottawa is offering a free, 10-week Peer-to-Peer education class.  These classes are for someone who has and is dealing with a mental illness. Classes will be held at Erie Shore Network,

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Danbury community ed offers yoga, aerobics Danbury Local Schools, through its Community Education Department, offers a variety of community education fitness classes • Yoga is offered from 5 to 6 p.m. every Monday and reduces stress through proper breathing, stretching and relaxation. Yoga also compliments other forms of exercise. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and bring a mat or blanket. Fee is $8 per class. • Walkers are welcome at Danbury after 4 p.m. and should enter through the elementary entrance and sign in at the elementary office. • New to the Community Education program at Danbury is Pilates. Pilates is offered on Wednesday evenings from 6 to

7 p.m. Pilates is an exercise system that is focused on building strength without bulk, improving flexibility and agility, and helping to prevent injury. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket. Fee is $8 per class. • Water aerobics is 6 to 7 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Fee is $4 per class. • The pool is open from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. Monday through Friday for lap swimmers. Evening open swims are 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 7 to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. The pool is also available for rentals. To register for a class or for information, call Mrs. Henninger at 419-798-5185 after 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Strenth training offered twice weekly at Magruder Local certified instructor Lisa Seckler offers two strength training classes in the Magruder Conference Center every week. The ongoing class is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost for the class is $4 per session. This class is a full-body workout with lots of stretches to combat soreness. Participants use hand weights, elastic bands and tubing, stretch strips and  their own body weight to whip those muscles into

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Sacred Art of Living and Dying starts March 11 An innovative training program called the Sacred Art of Living and Dying will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 11-12 at Sawmill Creek Lodge in Huron. The series consists of four units, but the units do not have to be taken in order. Unit 2, “Diagnosing Spiritual Pain,” will be in March. The Sacred Art of Living and Dying, sponsored by Stein Hospice, focuses on making life’s final journey as comfortable as possible. Through discussion, handson experience and practical skills, partici-

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 9A By JEFF ROTH

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The goal of this article is to awaken you to the necessity of planning and actually signing the documents. The level of preparedness is given in three stages. NOTHING DONE. The first couple had basically done nothing at the time of dad’s death. The wife had no knowledge of what assets they had. Each had one account in their individual name and all of the other assets were titled in a joint and survivorship arrangement. Dad had several vehicle titles in his name and each parent owned a one half interest in the family home. This guaranteed a probate estate and all of the extra work that it creates. The children actually found a wet mildew box with $28,000.00 dollars in the basement. Dad lived through the depression. The problem is that they have a large estate and mom is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Everything passing to the spouse is not good planning. No arrangements were in place for the children to assist mom. Their mother now feels threatened by the children’s interest in her affairs. She remembers that dad never wanted to tell the

children about their financial affairs. Durable power of attorneys have just been signed by mom but not without difficulty and the mental capacity is on the line. Having everything automatically transfer to the spouse only opens the door to a large tax at her death and makes available all of the funds for the nursing home. Educating mom and the children is a complicated task with time being of the essence. Transferring some of the assets now to the children and retiling some assets to avoid nursing home costs are an immediate necessity. Mom is making all decisions based on what dad said to do. This family meeting should have happened several years ago. ALMOST DONE. He jogged, flew his own airplane, and arranged all of the golf tournaments at his club. He ate all of the right foods and had annual physicals for his pilot’s license. In an instant he was gone at the age of 59. Actually, his wife asked that I write this article. We started the planning process in March after several years of procrastination.

He had just sold his business and knew he had to get his house in order. He was a master of all trades and thought he was doing his wife a favor by not burdening her with the business and financial side of life. After his death, a meeting was held with the two children in attendance. We had one week with the adult children at home to prepare mom for the rest of her life. Mom said that she needed them to be involved. Fortunately, we had everything in order since we had just transferred the assets into the trust but that did not take care of the reality of continuing life. The son showed mom how to pay bills on line while the daughter acted as secretary to make a check list of actions to be taken after both children return to their homes two states away. Does his name stay on the credit card? Do the utilities get changed? Do I have to pay off the mortgage and where is the payment book? How do I make quarterly estimates? As she asked questions, she went to his office and froze. Looking at files and seeing his writing, she could not continue. The children

acting as one took charge to find the immediate necessities. Dad had everything organized but only he had the key to that organization. The emotional trauma to the wife would not allow her to take charge. This was not supposed to happen for another 20 years. EVERYTING DONE. The third example is how it is supposed to work. The couple has had separate living trusts for several years. They consciously placed one half of their assets in each trust. Mom took care of the book work and had taken a careful inventory of assets and who owned what property and accounts. They came in for a review every three years. Upon dad’s death, she paid the bills and transferred the assets to herself and her children. She exercised a disclaimer for the summer cottage and other assets so she had the comfort of knowing that these assets would get to the next generation. She knew the financial planners, the CPA and the insurance experts. The children had also been brought into the loop several years ago and had the comfort knowing

that mom had it together. She knows that she will be selling the house and moving closer to her daughter. She also has a plan to gift to grandchildren over the next several years and help with their education. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that there are all levels of preparedness that can make life after death a nightmare or a new chapter with a prepared spouse. nnn

Jeff Roth is a partner with Forrest Bacon and David Bacon of the firm ROTH and BACON with offices in Port Clinton, Upper Sandusky and Marion, Ohio. Mr. Roth is also licensed in Florida with an office in Fort Myers. His 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 help educate the public on concepts of law as they pertain to estate and business planning. Jeff Roth can be reached at ohiofloridatrust@aol.com (telephone: 419-732-9994) copyright@Jeffrey P. Roth 2011.

Terra announces spring schedule for ElderCollege ElderCollege of Terra Community College is a peer-led group serving mature learners 55 or older by broadening intellectual interests, physical activity and social interaction. Classes, outings and lectures aim at stimulating an interest in lifelong learning. The schedule is:

Educational outings • Washington D.C. — April 1-4. This weekend trip includes motor coach transportation, three nights lodging and several tours. Cost: $425 • Future outings include Ashtabula County on Oct. 17-18 and Boston, Mass., from Sept. 28-

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Lecture and Lunch Series at Terra (includes lunch) • Sandusky County Commissioner — Facilitator: Dr. Terry Thatcher. 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Cost: $15 members • Ohio State Patrol-Road Unit — Facilitator: M. Brent Meredith, Fremont Post Commander. Noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 15. Cost: $15 members • Ohio State Patrol-Canine Unit — Facilitator: Sgt. Logston, OSP Canine Office. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Cost: $15 members/$20 non-members

• Honor Flight of NW Ohio — Facilitator: Jim Tichy, Honor Flight Spokesman. Noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 17. Cost: $15 members • Sandusky County Sheriff — Facilitator: Sheriff Kyle Overmyer. Noon to 1 p.m. March 23. Cost: $15 members

Day and evening classes at Terra • The Cold War — Instructor: Norb Wethington. 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays from Feb. 2-March 9. Cost: $35 members/$40 nonmembers • Painting with Watercolor — Instructor: Jim Andrews. 10 a.m. to noon Fridays from Jan. 28-March 4. Cost: $55 mem-

bers/$60 non-members • Biographies of Music — Instructor: Jean Vestal. 10 a.m. to noon Fridays from Jan. 28-March 4. Cost: $35 members/$40 nonmembers • Wood Carving — Instructor: Jim Andrews. 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays Jan. 24-March 4. Cost: $55 members/$60 non-members • Shaker Boxes — Facilitator: Carl Huth. 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays from Jan. 24-Feb. 21. Cost: $115 members/$120 non-members • Popcorn and a Movie — Facilitator: Bob Gamble. 12:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays from Feb. 2-March 9. Cost: $40 members/$45 non-members • Games of the Past — Facilitator: Don Stull. 8:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Thursdays from Feb. 3-March 3. Cost: $10 members/$15 nonmembers • Mixology of Ohio — Instructor: Jeff Joerg. 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 25-Feb. 15. Cost: $35 members/$40 non-members • Harps Before Heaven — Facilitator: Karen Westgate. 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays from April 5-19. Cost: $30 members/$35 non-members • Natives of the Southwest — Instructor: Carol Repass. 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 25-March 1. Cost: $35 members/$40 nonmembers For information, call Marsha at 419-559-2255 or for a complete description of classes, visit www. terra.edu/learning.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 1B

OHHS wins SBC duals

Redskins break drought against rival Rockets By JOHN SCHAFFNER Publisher It certainly wasn’t easy, but the wounded warriors of Port Clinton finally got back on the winning track last Friday as they won a hard-fought road game at Oak Harbor. The final read 53-48, but it was a close encounter from the opening tip. “We had the upper hand in the first and third quarters, and Oak Harbor seemed to control things in the second and fourth,” said Coach Troy Diels on Monday. “We were able to come away with a win even though we did not do some little things down the stretch. We will work on those things and try to get better.” Junior Aaron Mier came up huge against the Rockets scoring 23 points, many of them on offensive rebounds. The 6’1” junior played like a man possessed. “It was just an outstanding performance by Aaron,” said Diels.

“It seemed like there was two or three of him out there at times. It was the kind of effort that we need from Aaron every night.” Derek Colston added 13 points, including a couple of crucial 3-pointers. The Redskins will be without the services of Jason Faust and Josh Graves again this weekend when they play a pair of home games against Margaretta and Norwalk. Robert Fravel may see his first action in over a month this weekend. “Robert will begin practicing this week and we will see how he feels when Friday and Saturday come around,” Diels said. “Josh Graves will be re-evaluated again on Tuesday to see where he is at. I still expect him to be out at least a couple more weeks.” The Redskins are 3-6 in the Sandusky Bay Conference, and

Hruby. Danbury led Margaretta 18-16 at halftime of a non-league boys’ basketball game on the Polar Bears’s court, but the host team outscored the Lakers 28-12 in the second half to take a 44-35 victory. Dalton Chapman had three goals behind the three-point

After going through a tough stretch of duals and the Perrysburg tournament, the Rocket wrestling team showed up in Clyde on Friday and Saturday in the Sandusky Bay Conference Duals proving they were improved and focused. Defending state champion Ian Miller got his 150th career victory against a wrestler from Huron. The team went 7-0 for the fifth straight year, holding losses to a minimum and fighting hard in the losses that did occur. Seven of the 13 guys finished up with perfect 7-0 records, including Alec Bowlick (112), Brock Evans (119), Tyler Hackworth (125), Luke Cramer (130), Ian Miller (160), Konner Witt (171) and Jake Cramer (189). Alex Bergman, Jared Chambers and Sean McGee each finished the duals with one loss. After four years of dominance at the Perrysburg Invitational, the Oak Harbor Rockets took second.  It was not without some consolation.  With only 11 of the 14 weight classes filled, the team placed 10, took home six individual titles and an out-

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Danbury drops league match-ups BY J. PATRICK EAKEN Danbury junior guard and cocaptain Lucas Kennedy scored on a drive to the basket during the Laker’s first possession, but from that point on the host team could never recover in a 44-27 Toledo Area Athletic Conference loss to Ottawa Hills. At halftime, Danbury trailed 22-9 as the Laker offense could never get on track against the

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placed were Alec Bowlick, third, and Luke Cramer, fourth.  standing wrestler award. Team chamOn Thursday, the Rockets will pions Wauseon placed all 14 wrestlers host Napoleon and Northern Ohio with three champions.  League champions Norwalk in a triIan Miller won his fourth individual meet. Wrestling will start at 5:15. title, along with the most outstandThe Oak Harbor junior high wresing wrestler award for the third time.  tlers blasted the 2011 Chuck Mason Other champions for Oak Harbor Invitational held at Fostoria Middle were Brock Evans, Tyler Hackworth, School this past Saturday by leading Alex Bergman, Konner Witt (his the field of 20 teams by nearly 100 fourth also) and Jake Cramer.  Two points.  more wrestlers reached the finals, but After the dust settled the Rockets came up short settling for second, found themselves with seven individand they were Kyle Mincheff and ual champions and 11 overall placSean McGee. The two other guys who ers.  One special note in the tourna-

ment is that Mike Osbourne finally “got the monkey off his back” by defeating Fremont’s Ethan Hetrick, who has downed Osbourne twice already this season.  Other champions for Oak Harbor were Rhett Petersen, Jermey Balboa, Nick Bergman, Ben Bergman, Brody Hennig and T.J. Lawrence.  Those placing for the team were Ben Petersen and Thomas Loope, second, Michael Boss, and John Pluto, sixth. The Rocket junior high team will next compete at the SBC Duals on Jan. 26 at Clyde and Jan. 29 at Perkins Middle School. 

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ing defenses.” Norwalk is a very young team starting a pair of freshmen. “They are very good. They are second in the Northern Ohio League behind unbeaten Shelby. They are very athletic and we will definitely be challenged on Saturday night.” The Redskins are 5-6 overall. With all their injuries, what are Diels’ goals

for the remainder of the season? “We want to be playing the best possible basketball when late February hits. This is the same goal that we have every year and it is no different this year. You want to improve each week so you are playing your best basketball at the end of the season. We have some work to do, but I know we can get there.”

points. “In the second quarter, he got into a little bit of foul trouble. That’s what really hurt us when he was out of the game,” Davie said. Helline had 10 points, Hruby had eight, Chapman had six and Burke had three points. Chapman had Danbury’s only three-point goal. Helline and Kennedy did a great job of ball control against TC’s press, but eventually the Eagle defense wore them down. “We knew that their defense was going to pressure us,” said Davie. “For the entire game, they are always a fullcourt pressing team. It’s something we are going to continue to work on. I don’t have any really true point guard, so every guy shares the responsibility of bringing it up the floor.” Danbury had 22 turnovers against TC’s full court press. Chapman and Kennedy also had steals for Danbury. “They (TC) have a lot of good ball handlers — three good guards that can flat out shoot, and then No. 5, Cellier, came off and hit some three’s for them, too, which really hurt. Really, the key to the game is we would

get some key baskets, but we were unable to shut them down and get that big stop. If we were able to get them down to like three or four in the third quarter, but they continue to come down and make good shots,” Davie said. “That was really the key tonight.” The Danbury varsity, at 3-8 overall and 1-4 in the TAAC, hosted Emmanuel Christian on Jan. 25 and then travel to Emmanuel Thursday night for the second half of that game. The Emmanuel-Danbury junior varsity will play a full game Thursday night starting at 6 p.m. Two weeks ago, the Danbury boys’ basketball team had a 23-20 lead against Emmanuel Christian. While warming up for the second half, the power went out and head coaches Dave Regnier and Davie made the decision to call the game. Emmanuel is 5-6 and 1-3. This Saturday, Danbury travels to Seneca East for a non-league contest. The Tigers are 5-5. Tuesday, Danbury hosts Northwood (3-9, 2-4) in another TAAC contest. The Lakers defeated the Rangers 5453 in their first contest.

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LAKERS from 1B arc on his way to scoring 13 points for the Lakers. Helline and Hruby each scored seven points, Stephens had six points, and Kennedy scored two points. Helline also had a threepoint goal, and the Lakers only had three chances at the free throw line, but connected on all three. Danbury lost 68-53 at Toledo Christian in another TAAC contest. The Lakers never led but stayed close through the first half. In the final quarter, Danbury pulled to within 10 only once; TC soon pushed its lead to 54-39 and the Lakers could not recover. Using his height to an advantage, Stephens finished the game with 22 points, five rebounds and one steal. “Hunter is always the focal point of our offense,” first-year Danbury coach Drew Davie said. “With them having two 6-foot-2 post players, we knew had a little bit of a size advantage there and we really wanted to focus on getting the ball down low.” In the first quarter and fourth quarter, Stephens had a combined 20


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Board closing school, asking for levy Rocky Ridge Elementary school will close after this school year. The Benton-CarrollSalem school board voted unanimously to approve a resolution shuttering school — and putting a levy on the ballot — at its last regular meeting Jan. 11. Because of the school’s closure, the district’s fifth-graders will move to the Middle School for the 2011-2012 school year. A five-year, 3.9 mill ($1,326,000) emergency operating levy will be put up for vote on the May 3 ballot. After months of discussion about the financial deficit facing the district at the end of fiscal year 2013, the board reviewed several scenarios that would assist the district in maintaining educational excellence while being fiscally responsible. The savings generated from the school closure helped reduce the amount needed for the May ballot. Through careful deliberation, review of the student and staff schedules and evaluation of real and anticipated retirements, along with the realignment of the district, the administration was able to pinpoint a more accurate financial need for the board to consider.

“With the current amount requested, we are setting some parameters for future budgeting,” according to Superintendent Diane Kershaw. The history of the Benton-Carroll-Salem district has shown a need for new money approximately every 10 years. In the October 2008 five-year forecast, the district was projecting a nearly $1.2 million deficit at the end of fiscal year 2012. “Through careful spending we were able to hold that off until 2013, once again, showing that we are truly responsible with taxpayer dollars. We will continue to provide the community with district information to help them make an informed decision for the May ballot,” said new board president Rick Bast. The same day as the regular meeting, the board’s organizational meeting was held. Bast and Jamie Tooman were elected president and vice president, respectively, and the board voted on its regular meeting time: 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month. Meetings will be held at the board office. The organizational meeting authorizes the superintendent and treasurer to

do their duties as voted on by the board. It also authorizes the approval of the legal law firms of Bricker & Eckler and Chester L. Sumpter & Associates, LLC, as the district’s legal counsel. A full accounting of this agenda can be found on the district website. At the regular meeting, Neal Barrett, the district’s technology director, presented the a report on the growth of student computing devices and network that supports it. BCS currently supports 400 machines in its computer labs, which are comprised of Apple and Windows machines. The district also has approximately 400 Windowsbased Acer netbooks in its 1:1 computing classrooms. In the past three years, the district has gone from 260 lab computers to 800 student computers. The district has also increased the number of classroom smart boards from 27 to 76 and every elementary classroom is now equipped. The district’s network has been upgraded substantially to provide the bandwidth required to support the increase. The following items were approved at the

Regular Meeting: • Dec. 14 and 20 minutes. • Monthly financial reports. • The FY 2011 Tax Budget • The following personnel changes: transfer of Andrea Swope from Rocky Ridge recess/classroom assistant to Middle School study hall monitor/tutor effective Jan. 3; resignation of Vikie Barman as Middle School health/physical education teacher effective June 30 after 35 years of service; resignation of Gail Whitman as social studies teacher effective July 1 after 35 years of service; resignation of Diane Wise, guidance counselor/student support specialist, effective July 1 after 23 years of service; resignation of Joan Hurrell as third grade teacher effective May 31 after 35 years of service; approval of Elizabeth Zelms as a classified substitute employee for the 2010-2011 school year. The board adjourned from the regular meeting to meet in Executive Session for the discussion of personnel. The next regular scheduled board meeting is Feb. 22, 2011 at 6:00pm.

SPELLING BEE WINNERS MOVE ON TO COUNTY COMPETITION Immaculate Conception School held its school-wide spelling bee recently. The students moving on to the Ottawa County Spelling Bee are: sixth grader Joe Brenner (left), third; sixth grader Hannah Roberts, first; and fifth-grader Ryan McDougall, second place. The county bee will be 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8, at the Port Clinton Performing Arts Center.

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St. Boniface celebrates Catholic Schools Week Beginning with 8:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Jan. 30, St. Boniface will join with all other Catholic Schools in the nation in celebrating “A+ for America Catholic Schools” during Catholic Schools Week. The school will have random moments of dancing for Joy; a red, white and blue day; crazy hat day; inside-out day; and a final fun day of Friday. The community is invited to join in at an open house Tuesday, Feb. 1, to tour the school and talk to teachers and staff. The week will end Friday evening with a potluck and Wii Family Fun Night. St. Boniface Catholic School serves students in grades K-5 of all religions, racial, ethnic and income backgrounds. For information on the curriculum, admissions policies and registration contact the school office at 4198989-1340 or visit the website at www.ourstb.com.

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Long-time bank staffer retires Baumann Auto Group scores a goal for youth soccer OAK HARBOR — After 33 years at National Bank of Oak Harbor, Marian Austin is retiring. Her last day at the bank will be Friday, Jan. 28. The bank also announced the appointment of Shannon Bloomfield as the successor to Austin. Bloomfield was hired in November 2010 and will continue to work closely with Austin as duties are fully transitioned. Austin joined The National Bank of Oak Harbor on July 20, 1977, as a teller at the Oak Harbor office. She advanced to the new accounts desk and was promoted to assistant cashier. Austin transferred to the banks’ Curtice office where she was the assistant branch manager and named assistant vice president. She later became the

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invaluable,” said President and CEO Gary P. Macko. “On behalf of our entire organization, I wish Marian all the best in her retirement.” Bloomfield began her employment with NBOH on Nov. 1 as a loan documentation specialist in anticipation of Austin’s retirement. She has experience as a loan documentation specialist and customer service representative with other financial institutions. “In the few months Shannon has been at NBOH, her proven experience in loan documentation has left us feeling confident this will be a smooth transition. I am very pleased to welcome Shannon to our team,” Macko said.

Baumann Auto Group, one of 17 Chevrolet dealers from the Toledo area that partnered with local youth soccer leagues for the 2010 season, raised nearly $67,500 in total donations from the dealership and private parties. In addition to monetary support, Baumann Auto Group provided Port Clinton Youth Soccer with equipment donations, an opportunity to raise and keep up to $10,000 through a unique fundraiser and participation in an instructional soccer clinic. “Chevrolet has a long history with youth sports and we’re glad we were able to bring that commitment to our youth soccer leagues in Port Clinton where our customers and their families live, work and play,” said Buck Baumann, owner for Baumann Auto Group. “We’ve been part of this community for over 55 years and enjoy supporting our youth sports teams.”      Port Clinton Youth Soccer had the opportunity to raise as much as $10,000 through a fundraising opportunity where one lucky recipient won his or her choice of a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox or Malibu. Another lucky winner received a home entertainment package. One-hundred percent of the proceeds of the fundraiser went directly to the league.  “We are delighted to be involved with youth soccer,” said Baumann. “Sponsoring Port Clinton Youth Soccer gave us the opportunity to illustrate our commitment to the youth and families in Port Clinton and we’re glad to have achieved such positive outcome for the community.” In 2010, more than 600 Chevrolet dealers participated in Chevy Youth Soccer and helped raise more than $1.9 million for youth soccer programs across the USA. 

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Clay Township • 1-18-11 Lyle J. Hellwig to Donald and Barbara Gruber, 21530 Moline Martin Road, $3,000. Lovely retirement home 36’ x 40’ on 50’ x 150’ lot. Fenced back yard & 50’ dock, 10 min to lake. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, large kitchen w/pantry. Large living room w/ water view. New refrigerator, washer & hot water tank. Covered patio & storage shed $99,900. Call 567-220-6671 (cell) for appointment.

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Catawba Township • 1-18-11 Pat A. and Chrissy Haaser Rocco to Thomas A. and Constance H. Polidoro, 4817 Wood Duck Court, $417,500. • 1-21-11 Michael John Gibbs and Patricia Trowbridge-Gibbs to Timothy Neal and Carol Funk-Neal, 4638 East Catawba Woods Road, $91,000.

Danbury Township • 1-18-11 Cunningham &

Barnes, LLC to Harry J. Roby, 625 Plum Avenue, $20,000. • 1-19-11 Paul James and Katheryn Ann Janiczek Sr. to Dearth Contracting, LLC, 518 North Erie Beach Road, $55,000. • 1-20-11 Margaret E. Tommer to M2H Properties, Inc., 1901 & 1902 South Church Road, $152,700. • 1-21-11 William M. and Rebecca S. Jones to Gary W. and Kathleen I Kothe, 6584 East Bayshore Road, $204,000 • 1-21-11 Martha J. Jackson, Ann J. Finesman and David M. Jackson to Daniel G. Jackson, Lot 11 Block 79 Lakeside, partial interest $157,500. • 1-21-11ACAP, LTD to Pamela E. Kramer, Lot 27 and 28 Gravel Bar, $60,000.

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Catawba Island • Catawba Place corner lot • Near Gem Beach, NorEaster • www.howardhanna.com/904094 • $37,500 • Glenna Bender 419-341-1579

Kelleys Island • 700 ft of shoreline • 13 acres partially wooded • Near airport • Margaret Lenthe 419-341-2014

Catawba • Vacant residential lot • Wooded, off beaten path • Howardhanna/20104156 • $38,500 • Glenna Bender 419-341-1579

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Catawba Office • 4054 East Harbor Road Port Clinton, OH 43452 • 877-734-5751


6B Thursday, January 27, 2011

CLASSIFIED

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WATERFRONT Marblehead lot about 150’x70’. Build a 50’ dock in your backyard, clubhouse, pool, 300’ beach ONLY $74,900. High end development in Harbor Bay Estates. By Owner Call 216-225-5775.

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PORT CLINTON two bedroom apartment. Ground floor, all appliances, including dishwasher and washer/dryer hook up. Central air, gas heat, private patio, pool, fishing pond. $565 per month, water and sewer included. 419-734-7422, 419-341-4498.

G.E 30” ELECTRIC stove2005. White with black seethrough oven door. Storage drawer on bottom. Like new! used very little in seasonal trailer. For info, call 440-248-4153 $150, OBO.

2 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME FOR RENT $625 FURNISHED. ORCHARD ISLE 1859 NE CATAWBA ROAD CALL KELLEY 330-417-8743

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 7B

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JOBS JUST POSTED HELP WANTED: HOME HEALTH/MRDD

NOW HIRING STNA Part-Time

LPN Part-Time

Otterbein Homes, a family of continuing care retirement communities related to The United Methodist Church, is currently seeking a part time LPN for second shift at its North Shore facility located outside the gates of Lakeside on the Marblehead Peninsula of Lake Erie, Ohio. Very competitive wages. (EOE) Please submit a resume to: AL Director or Health Services Otterbein North Shore Retirement Living Community 9400 North Shore Blvd. Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 43440 Fax 419-798-4662 ddonovan@otterbein.org

Otterbein Homes, a family of continuing care retirement communities related to The United Methodist Church, is currently seeking part time STNAs at its North Shore facility located outside the gates of Lakeside on the Marblehead Peninsula of Lake Erie, Ohio. Very competitive wages. (EOE) Please stop in to fill out an application or send your resume to: AL Director or Health Services Otterbein North Shore Retirement Living Community 9400 North Shore Blvd. Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 43440 Fax 419-798-4662 ddonovan@otterbein.org

RVI, Inc., an Ottawa County-based non-profit provider agency, is looking for direct care providers in Genoa/ Oak Harbor, Ohio, serving adults with developmental disabilities. Opportunities include working one-on-one or in a grouphome type setting, providing personal care needs for varying levels of disabilities as well as community-inclusion activities. Preference will be given to nurse aides or those with home health or MRDD experience but on-the-job training is provided! All positions start part-time and full-time opportunities will be awarded based on performance and attendance. Qualified candidates must be willing to work some weekends, evenings, over-nights and holidays as the schedule dictates. Competitive pay and benefits available including vacation and holiday pay for part-time employees after probation. Life and health insurance available for those awarded full-time status. Interested applicants MUST have a high school diploma or GED, a valid drivers’ license, and be willing/able to TAKE and PASS all company-sponsored, State-required training. For more information, visit our website at www.rviinc.org or email mish@rviinc.org to request an application. The purpose of RVI is to provide meaningful employment and quality of life for the benefit of adults with developmental disabilities.

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Small jobs are my specialty doing the "Honey-Do" lists

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