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Danbury looks at community dog park By ROBERTA REDFERN Beacon Correspondent When Stevie Rinaldo moved back to the Marblehead area in December 2009, she wanted Penny Lane to have the same experience she did while living in North Carolina. Penny Lane is Rinaldo’s husky.

And while in Charlotte, the pair visited a downtown dog park about four times a week. “Everyone at the park talked to each other and the dogs loved it, and I thought ‘What a great idea,’ ” Rinaldo said. Upon her return to Ohio, Rinaldo pitched the idea to the

township trustees in the form of a 10-page proposal and a committee was formed. PAWS, a Danbury High School service club that promotes the well-being of animals, jumped in, and now all involved are hoping the park becomes a reality here soon. Rinaldo and PAWS – Promot-

ing Animal Welfare by Students – are working with officials to secure township-owned land for a park that would be accessible to all canine owners in the area. “Stevie came to us and suggested that we really need a dog park. I think she has a fabulous idea because dog parks are so up-

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FIRE! By ANGIE ADAIR ZAM Editor As the snow continues to fall and the cold of winter continues, many in the area look for ways to get out of the house but still stay warm. The Civilian Marksmanship Program is offering just the thing each Tuesday and Thursday evening. Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, are invited to take advantage of a new opportunity to do practice shooting at the Camp Perry Marksmanship Center air gun range. The 80-point, 10-meter air gun range is fully equipped with electronic targets that accommodate air rifle, air pistol or National Match Air Rifle Shooting. “This range is one of the nicest air rifle ranges in the country,” said program manager Katie Harrington. “There’s a lot of technology in this building.” Upon arrival, shooters sign an affidavit, watch a short safety video and within minutes are given an air rifle and a target to begin. The cost is $5 to shoot and $7.50 for 500 pellets, which is plenty for a small group to share. Though shooters are welcome to bring their own guns, one is supplied for the initial $5 charge. For an additional $5, shooters can upgrade to a National Match Air Rifles. Plenty of staffers and experienced shooters are on hand to help get guests get ready, aim and fire. “We set them up on a target and show them how to use the monitors,” said Harrington, who herself was a competitive shooter at the University of Nebraska. The monitors, which sit next

scale,” said Township Trustee Dianne Rozak. “It’s a cool thing to have here; who would not want a dog park?” Trustees at minimum will answer that question at a Feb. 23 township trustee meeting, where they are expected to vote on


Local shooter Jackie Sloznerick fires off a shot during open shooting at the Camp Perry Marksmanship Center air gun range. A monitor next to each shooter shows to the shooter, show each shot exactly where the and its score. The targets are set up to shoot 200 yards and the pellet strikes the shooter can lower or raise the target and the target easily to stand, sit or even score. This screen lay down and take aim. shows a night of On one side of the building, shooting by Editor the 4-H Shooting Stars practice Angie Adair Zam and the other side is open to the — a first-timer at public — usually 20 or so shootthe range. (Two bullseyes!) See SHOOTING 2A

BY VIRGINIA PARK I wrote last week that I’m relinquishing the task of writing this “Beacon Bits” column on a regular basis. Today’s column is the last. After almost 28 years (since February 1983), the time has come for me to move on. As I thought about writing this final message, I remembered numerous events and incidents that I’d written about and thought I’d recount a few of them. And so, this column will be intensely personal. Read on only if you’re interested in that. To compile this I consulted desk calendars back to 1990. Long ago, my favorite great-aunt said that making notes on a calendar was the best way to keep a “diary,” She was right; my calendars yielded a wealth of information. Several common themes run through the entries of all those years. I note that church activities, choral singing, giving public talks, political events, election campaigns for many candidates at all levels of government, family holiday gatherings and attending community meetings were regular occurrences. 1990 seemed to be the year that was most interesting. The calendar revealed that at that time I often met friends for lunch at Town and Country Restaurant. Remember that? It was located where A la Carte is now. Lots happened in 1990. I attended a meeting on “zebra mussels.” (I wonder when biologists actually recognized those little critters as being a big nuisance.) A wonderful day that year was lunching at the Island House Hotel when the Ohio Supreme Court came to Ottawa County and heard



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After 28 years, we bid adieu to local writer A little over 28 years ago, when I was getting ready to begin publishing this new free weekly newspaper called The Beacon, I was told about this nice lady from Bay Township that was very involved in the community and loved to write. Knowing I wanted a community “bits & pieces” article from a local writer, I contacted her. That is how my relationship with Ginny Park started. It has lasted all of these last 28 years. She has never let us down. Today, she writes her final “Beacon Bits” column, and to mark the occasion, Angie and I decided to feature it on the front page. We



wish Ginny only the best, and hope to, someday, run an occasional “Beacon Bits” just so Ginny can say hi to all her fans and readers. nnn

Local contractors, large and small, are encouraged to attend an Informational Meeting at 3 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 11 in the Bataan Memorial Elementary Gymnasium. The School Facilities Project that includes the new Middle School and renovation of Bataan School will be outlined by Amy Runge of RJ Runge Company of Catawba, who is the construction manager

for the project. This is an opportunity for LOCAL contractors to learn about possible opportunities to get involved in the construction process schedule to begin this Spring. nnn


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Obituaries Danny H. Barker March 25, 1953 – Feb. 1, 2011 Danny H. Barker, 57, of Port Clinton, passed away unexpectedly, Tues, Feb. 1, 2011, at his residence. He was born on March 25, 1953, in Applachian, Va., the son of Fred Barker and Virginia (Maggard) Bevins. On July 7, 1992, in Port Clinton, he married Carlene (White) Barker and she preceded him in death on March 01, 2009. Danny worked as an orderly at Magruder Hospital, a groundskeeper at Fort Firelands and a supervisor for NRA at Camp Perry, Port Clinton. He loved BARKER gardening, landscaping, playing poker, cornhole and bowling. But his greatest joy was spending time with his family. Danny was a people person and he never met a stranger. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends. Survivors include: Mother: Virginia Bevins of Port Clinton; Sons: Danny Ray Barker of Churchill, Tenn., and Michael Barker of Port Clinton; Daughter: Michelle Barker of Port Clinton; Sisters: Shirly (Larry) Geist of Pennsylvania, Carolyn (Ray) Royster of Oak Harbor and Marcella (David) Mowel of Port Clinton; Grandchildren: Caleb Barker, Brandon Seamon, Tim Vance Jr., Cheyenne Ontko, Mikey and Abby Barker and Blake Barker; Special Uncle: Coy Barker of Chicago; Mother of his children: Joyce (Ball) Bachtel of Tennessee and Special Friend: Kay Williams of Port Clinton. Danny was preceded in death by his father, wife, brother: Bobby Witt, step-father: Willard Barnette, best friends: Bruce Johnson and Tim Vance Sr.

Visitation was from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb 06, 2011, at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Earl Taylor at 4 p.m., following visitation in the funeral home. Memorial contributions in memory of Danny may be directed to Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home, 216 Washington St, Port Clinton, to help the family with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Cyril H. Wesley

Sept. 24, 1912 - Feb. 3, 1022 CATAWBA CLIFFS - Cyril H. Wesley, 98, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2011, at Otterbein North Shore Retirement Community. Cyril was born on September 24, 1912 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (across the harbor from Halifax) to the late Charles “Harold” and Vivian (Bateman) Wesley. Cyril was the eldest of six children who moved to Port Clinton in the summer of 1924, when his father, a carpenter/shipbuilder, took a job with Matthews Boat Company. Cyril worked at Matthews as a teenager and also dabbled in watch/ clock repair at a local jewelry store before being hired at the Standard Products Company. Cyril WESLEY loved the water and could often be found swimming in the lake and river or diving off the Portage River Bridge. He often liked to challenge himself, and one day, swam from the mouth of the Portage River to Catawba, around the CIC area. In 1942, he took a leave of absence from Standard Products to join the US Navy where he served in WWII and was honorably discharged as a Gunner Mate, 2nd Class in 1945. On June 24, 1944, he married his longtime SUNDAY FEB. 13TH sweetheart, Margaret J. Euchre Tournament Carsten, who preceded Open to the Public him in death, August 1996, Sign in starts at Noon after 52 years of marriage. Cyril was a proud memGames start at 1:00pm ber of the Moose Lodge $5.00 per game 1610 for more than 37 Double Elimination years where he held sevWinner Receives 75% of Pot eral positions including V.F.W. 2480, 214 Madison St. • 419-734-9981 Governor, Past Governor, Legion of the Moose, earning his Fellowship Degree Create Your Kitchen or Dream Bath! in 1986. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW 2480 and the Eagles Lodge

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Aerie 2295. Left to cherish his memory are children Diana L. (Dan) Gouker, Craig H. (Sharon Bell) Wesley, and Carole L. (Bob) Schau; grandchildren Michelle L. (Randy) Farris, Melissa A. (Chuck) Slauterbeck , and Chad H. Wesley; six great grandchildren, two step great grandsons and one step great-great granddaughter; sister Norma Riedmaier, and many nieces and nephews. Always there with a hug or a handshake, Cyril will be greatly missed by many friends and family. Preceding him in death were his parents, wife, sisters- and brothers-in-law, Pauline (Hiram) Stone, Gwen (Bill) O’Brien, Marian (Fred) Babes; brother Robert; brothers-in-law Jack Riedmaier and Jack Carsten; and nephew Keith Riedmaier. Visitation was from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 8, 2011, with Moose Memorial Services at 7 p.m. at the GernerWolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in the funeral home. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton. Military Graveside Services will be conducted by Port Clinton VFW Post 2480. Memorial contributions in memory of Cyril can be made to Moose Lodge 1610 General Repair Fund, Humane Society of Ottawa County, or Stein Hospice. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Claude Havens Nov. 14, 1935 — Feb. 2, 2011 Claude E. Havens, 75, of Marblehead, passed away Feb. 2, at the Elmwood Healthcare Center, Green Springs. Visitation will be 3 p.m. until time of Funeral Services at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton. Claude’s brother Pastor Alfred Havens will officiate.

Susan Stouffer Gallagher March 31, 1959 – February 6, 2011 Susan Stouffer Gallagher, a well known and long time resident of Huron Township, Ohio and Catawba Island Township, passed away peacefully with her family at her side at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital on Sunday February 6, 2011 after a courageous and gallant battle with multiple myeloma. Susan was born in New York City in 1959, the daughter of James and Mary Stouffer and the granddaughter of Stouffer Food Corporation founders Vernon and Gertrude Stouffer. She spent the majority of her youth in Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Catawba Island in 1972, graduating from Port Clinton High School in 1977. A 1981 graduate of Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio with a Bachelors of

Art degree in Education and was an active member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Susan taught for two years at the Atwater School, Waterloo local school district, Portage County, Ohio. Upon moving to Catawba Island in 1984 Susan became involved with her family’s business and utilized her skills in accounting and administration to help develop and nurture the Catawba Island Club and Marina established by her father over four decades ago. In particular, Susan’s careful attention to detail and her never ending commitment to peoples’ enjoyment was a keystone of her success. She was truly proud of her fellow Catawba Island Club teammates’ hard work and dedication to service, and for all their accomplishments. Susan’s kind smile and gracious ways were a wonderful example for all to emulate. Susan and her loving husband Timothy S. Gallagher were married on February 17, 2001. Most memorable was the spectacular aroma of a springtime desert bloom along with the warmth and spirit of friends and family. Together they enjoyed boating, drives through the countryside, trips to Maine and in particular, beautiful Arizona desert sunsets. They shared a passion for cooking, gardening and all God’s creatures big and small. Susan was a loving and devoted aunt to Mary, Marshall and Kathryn Drew, and James, David, Matthew, Nicholas and Lillian Stouffer. As a former educator she inspired learning, discipline and creativity. Likewise her spirit of giving was evident with her longtime loyal support for the local chapter of PEO. Susan is survived by her husband Tim, brother James (Heather) Stouffer, Jr., sister Sarah (John) Stouffer Drew, father-in-law Pat (Judy) Gallagher, mother-in-law Jackie (Phil) Gutowski, brothers-in-law Sean (Joanna) Gallagher and Denny (Sandy) Gallagher and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. At her request there will be no visitation or funeral services. Burial will be in the Catawba Island Township Cemetery. The family wishes to acknowledge the special compassionate care Susan received from the nurses, doctors and staff at the Firelands Community Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center. For those wishing to express special thoughts or condolences to the family, they would be honored to receive them in care of the Catawba Island Club or online with the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory at www.walkerfuneralhomes. com. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions in memory of Susan be given to Cancer Services of Erie County, 505 West Perkins Ave., Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

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4A Thursday, February 10, 2011 BEACON BITS from 1A cases in our Common Pleas Courtroom. The local Bar Association hosted the justices at lunch and invited the county elected officials to join them. That was a fascinating day. By far the most time-consuming activity in 1990 was helping celebrate the county’s sesquicentennial (150th birthday). A committee headed by the very capable Karla Windnagel of Oak Harbor planned the celebration. This occupied a lot of space in “Beacon Bits� as we sought to keep everyone apprised of many happenings. There was an opening celebration — chaired by Dave Zeitzheim, I think, and a “Sesquicentennial Day� at the County Fair. I gave numerous “Sesqui� programs for clubs and organizations. The “closing ceremony� was in November (after nearly a year of constant activity). In a similar situation in 2003, I helped with the county’s celebration of Ohio’s 200th birthday. It was lots of fun to be interviewed in the state’s bicentennial video. My niece, a school teacher in Napoleon, showed the video to her class and said she was amazed to see her aunt show up in it! Also in 1990, I fulfilled a lifelong dream and went to northern Scotland, near Inverness, to visit my pen pal Maureen Ronald for the first time. I’d been writing to her since I was 12 and we’d always wanted to meet. While there she and I went to Edinburgh to visit her daughter in college. And on one memorable, never-to-be-for-

The Beacon gotten day, Maureen’s husband took me up into the Scottish Highlands where there are truly spectacular views and scenery. On another trip to Scotland, autumn 2003 (?), I saw my pen pal and her family again. Then I spent time in London and took several day trips, seeing Stonehenge (amazing) and Windsor Castle (awesome). I also rode the Euro Star (a very fast train) through the chunnel (a tunnel under the English Channel) to Paris. Seeing the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral were two Paris highlights. I have a pen pal in northern Italy as well. Her name is Patricia (nee Bailey) Sala and we’ve also been corresponding for years. “Pat� is English. After she graduated from school, she went to work in London and met and married Franco Sala from Valbrona, Italy. His family owns a hotel in the Lake Como region and that’s where Pat has lived for many years. In March 1996, I went to Europe to visit good friends, Sue and Horst Herzog, who then lived near London. After that I flew on to Italy to meet Pat. She and her husband live in their hotel and I stayed there. On one of my last days, I cooked an American meal for her family. It featured fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy. For dessert we had apple pie made in a square pan. (I couldn’t find a pie pan.) Believe it or not, the pie was made with Granny Smith apples that I found in a market there! The most wonderful thing I saw in Europe? On the flight from London to Milan, the mighty Alps thrust up huge finger-like projections through the clouds far below the plane. The Alps were beautiful and powerful and breathtaking. I’ve heard they claim 400 lives a year. Just seeing the view of them from the plane makes that state-

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ment plausible to me. One of my fond hopes for the future is to go again to Europe â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to London and Paris and then on to Rome. And I also want to travel in the American West and see some of the wonderful sights there â&#x20AC;&#x201D; particularly some of the National Parks. And now to conclude, I must write about politics. Being involved in political activity has been fun â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but also a lot of work. Walking door to door, day after day, or putting up lawn signs or writing letters or planning and implementing fundraising events takes energy and perseverance. But politics has also afforded lots of opportunities I might not otherwise have had. This included meeting some famous people, including Govs. Ann Richards, Ted Strickland, Dick Celeste, Robert Taft, George Voinovich and Bill Clinton (when he was campaigning in Ohio for the Presidency). And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve attended some parties at the Ohio Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Residence. But the best party of all was actually in the White House, Washington, D.C. It was an afternoon party and the guests were free to wander through all the staterooms on the main floor. I had studied up on the White House so I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss anything. I made sure to sit on a James Monroe chair in the Blue Room! The foods were served buffet style in the State Dining Room. And we went into the formal East Room to hear Sen. John Glenn and President Clinton speak. Afterwards, each guest had a picture taken with President Clinton in the Diplomatic Reception Room. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve kept that photograph and treasure it. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll cherish those memories always. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one other momentous event I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t neglect to mention â&#x20AC;&#x201D; being a delegate to the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The Ohio delegation members were all housed in the same hotel. It seemed that every Ohio politician

was there. In the convention hall there were famous people all around us and it was glorious to see these folks up close. Ohio was seated close to the podium, making it easy for us to see everything and everybody. We caucused in the hotel in the early mornings. Then we were out late at night (for four days) in the convention hall. It was an exhausting, yet exhilarating, experience. There is, of course, much more I could write about in this last column. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll conclude by simply saying that writing this column has generally been a joy but meeting a weekly deadline EVERY week has sometimes been a burden. It is great personal discipline, too. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve written it in cars, trains and planes. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve written it while in bed in the hospital (on several occasions), and from the sick rooms of a relative or two. I also wrote on the weeks that my parents died and on the weeks that my two siblings died. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve written in advance before leaving on a vacation and then while away on that vacation. I really never took any time off from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beacon Bits.â&#x20AC;? In recent years, that got a little easier; it is now possible to write while miles away and send copy via the Internet. Now, I am hanging up my hat and will no longer be writing this column for you on a weekly basis. Here is an example of what I will miss most: Recently I went to the hospital to have some X-rays taken. In the short time I was there TWO people mentioned something theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d read in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beacon Bits.â&#x20AC;? In point of fact, people have mentioned â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beacon Bitsâ&#x20AC;? to me nearly every day of my life for these past 28 years. Writing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beacon Bitsâ&#x20AC;? was a wonderful connection into the community. So not only will I miss writing it, I will also miss hearing about it from you readers. I close with great affection and respect for all of you. Virginia M (Ginny) Park

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What is PAWS PAWS, or Promoting Animal Welfare by Students, was started two years ago by Danbury Spanish teacher Sherri Roth, who was interested in starting such a service club because of the work she has done with animals throughout her life. The organization, made up of 42 high school students, is helping with a dog park proposal project, as well as upcoming events that include: - The start-up of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pet Food Pantryâ&#x20AC;? in conjunction with the townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food pantry at St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, is collecting Purina-product dry cat and dog food and cat litter (any brand) donations the week of Feb. 14-19, between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the high school. The club will also accept monetary donations in the form of checks made out to Danbury Local Schools to the attention of the PAWS Club. Collected donations will help feed 24 dogs and five cats in needy households currently, Roth said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Animals and pets are generally the great equalizer among kids,â&#x20AC;? Roth said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No matter who you are, you can find something in common with someone else through loving a pet.â&#x20AC;? For more information about PAWS, call 419-7984037. whether to use township-owned acreage located at 310 S. Bridge Road (Ohio 269 across from the townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new building) and move ahead with the project. Rozak said according to data gathered so far, there are about 26,000 licensed dogs in the area â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just during the summer tourist season. PAWS, a club made up of 42 high schoolers who participate in animal-service related events throughout the year, are also seeing prom-

ise in the project. Student members have given their time to take petitions around the area and have residents sign their approval; are partipating in a drive to encourage residents to attend the Feb. 23 meeting; and have come up with several ideas for the park, including a doggy waste receptacle area, Rinaldo said. If the trustees give the project their nod, PAWS will kick off donation drives, with proceeds going to such things as park benches, landscaping and engraved pet memorials. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now we only have to hope that everything will go accordingly and we can start building,â&#x20AC;? Rinaldo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If all goes as planned, we should be up by spring.â&#x20AC;?

This white boxer named Boris â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a dog who will get a chance to run and exercise at the Danbury Township dog park should the project move forward later this month, greets PAWS member Jacob Freeh during a recent PAWS meeting. Borisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; owner, Danbury teacher Amy Schulte, tells PAWS the story of Borisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rescue during the meeting.

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TELL TALES from 1A The Firelands Symphony is sponsoring the Terra Community College Faculty Woodwind Quartet this Saturday, Feb. 12 at 3:15 p.m. This free concert will be held at the Community Room of The Vineyard on Catawba. The public is invited to join The Vineyard residents and friends. For further information, contact Paul Shaw at 419-797-3100. Also at The Vineyard, Jill Musil, a physical therapist at Firelands Hospital, will speak at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17. She will speak on various aspects of arthritis, ways of treating it, and answer

Join us St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day for a Bus Trip to Greektown Casino, Detroit Thursday, March 17th Starting at 7:30 am coffee, juice & donuts Bus promptly departs for Detroit at 8:00 am from RobinsonWalker Funeral Home, 165 E. Water St., Oak Harbor $25 per person (55 & over please) and receive $20 casino comp credit. Reservations required. Please call Jennifer at Walker Funeral Homes at 419-898-3011. Seating is limited! Call early! Our trips sell out fast!!! ***Chance to win cash prizes*** games, refreshments, munchies

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Interested in researching your family history? The Ottawa County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, Feb. 15 at the Ida Rupp Library in Port Clinton. They will host a beginnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workshop. Attendees will experience hands-on computer research. There is no charge for this event. â&#x2013; â&#x2013; â&#x2013; 

A local group is holding a special Memorial Benefit event for Greg Haar, who was killed in two days before Christmas when his service truck was hit by a train in Ottawa County. The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds. Adults and children 13 and over will be charged $15 at the door, while children ages 5-12 get in for $5. The dinner that evening is an â&#x20AC;&#x153;all you can eatâ&#x20AC;? spaghetti and meatballs feast. There will also be silent auctions, 50/50 raffles, as well as other raffles. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Chris Hanselman at 419-466-0841. â&#x2013; â&#x2013; â&#x2013; 

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 5A


State of the city

Good evening Administration, City Council, and citizens of Port Clinton. I would like to welcome the new council members to their ďŹ rst State of the City address. We started 2010 with the swearing-in ceremony of the new members of council who are: Mark Coppeler and Vince Leone, as co-chairmen of the Infrastructure Committee; Kathy Mehl, as chairwoman of the Parks and Recreation Committee; and Randy Lipstraw, as chairman of the Rules Laws and Ordinances Committee. As I stated last year, we are a work-in-progress and together we are continuing to move Port Clinton forward. Our accomplishments, from major infrastructure projects to the simplest improvements, have not gone unnoticed. Throughout most of the year, there were construction zones, orange barrels, yellow vests, pipes, and trucks seen throughout our community. Many residents and guests complimented our progress and stated that this was the most improvement they have seen in years. What a sense of pride we have shared as we came together after years of planning, seeking funds, and implementing and watching the plan come to fruition. In 2010, the city government of Port Clinton accomplished many tasks through the hard work of its various departments. The Administration: Appointed Tracy Colston as Interim Safety Service Director, and hired Walter Wehenkle as a consultant Obtained a Small Cities Grant for the complete reconstruction of 6th St., with a sewer and water cost of $1,471,200, worked on the Fulton St. Project from OPWC for $175,000, and continued the Urban Resurfacing Program from ODOT for the 2nd Phase of Perry St. for $460,000. Obtained a Stensen Grant in the amount of $25,000.00 for downtown improvements Received a CDBG Grant of $33,500 for curbs on 2nd St. Began Phase 2 of the East End project from a loan at 1 percent for which work is being done on principal forgiveness Partnered with OCIC, Regional Planning, and County Commissioners to receive funding from the USEPA for sediment sampling at the proposed marina site and lakefront preserve Conducted a retreat for Council and Department Supervisors along with a work session for Administration and Council to bring consensus on the waterfront and to prepare a master plan for the City Sent out RFQs for the waterfront project and hired URS to work on the master plan Applied for funding through Coastal Management for the Lakeshore Drive sidewalk program Partnered with Friends of the Cemetery for beautiďŹ cation at Lakeview Cemetery entrance along with the help of Girl Scout Ashley Zoller, who landscaped around the mausoleum Applied for, but was denied stimulus money for the water meter replacement program Received funding from Federal ODNR for ash bore trees removal on low- to- moderate income private property Met several times with painters and masonry workers to plan the refurbishment of the Stensen Mural Reviewed and increased the rental contract for Sassy Sal at the Jefferson Street dock Reviewed the Lakefront Marina tap fees Completed the waterfront development update from the last ďŹ ve years Met with Sean Logan, Chief of ODNR, and newly-appointed John Goss, the Asian Carp Director Received through the county the CHIP grant of over $500,000 Worked with Norfolk and Southern Railroad addressing the drainage issue at the viaducts Met with Federal OfďŹ cials and the Corps of Engineers for repairs of the east jetty Attended the Economic Development Small Cities Big Future Seminar Attended the annual Ohio Municipal League Conference Met with Kim Kaufman concerning the Big Sit and Bio Blitz Cut Trees along the Lakeshore Preserve and through Ottawa County Preserve sprayed the phragmiti and worked on a ďŹ shing pier grant Hosted Fishing with the Mayor for seniors and the Port Clinton Middle School Hosted Coffee with the Mayor throughout the year Announced the 2009 Citizens of the Year, Kathy Jo Schweitzer and Jim Hansen Hosted, along with Port Clinton City Schools, To the Horse, a welcome-home ceremony for the Red Horse Squadron Received the honor of the Port Clinton School Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Flagship Award Submitted to ODOT a Safe Routes to School application Reviewed the design and building plans for the new Port Clinton Middle School Made repairs to the roof on City Hall Accepted the resignation of Chief Tom Blohm, who will ofďŹ cially retire as of Jan. 20, 2011, as the Police Chief of the City of Port Clinton Requested the Civil Service Commission begin the process for choosing a new police chief Continued the City Recordsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Retention Program Hosted Student Government Day and held a mock trial with Judge Hany, Lou Wargo and George Wilber But, many of these accomplishments would not have been possible without a proactive council consisting of: John Folger, the most-senior council member and Finance Committee chairman, Mike Snider, the Emergency Services Committee chairman, and Debra Benko, the Planning and Development Committee chairwoman. Each of our City departments also has a major role in our successes.


Port Clinton Mayor Debbie Hymore-Tester recently gave her 2010 State of the City address to Council and members of the community. The Beacon will run portions of the speech over the next few weeks.


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4-H programs arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just found in traditional 4-H community clubs, they are found in local schools. Presently, 4-H School Enrichment involves teachers and students in kindergarten through fifth grade in Ottawa County. Together they use 4-H in science, math, language arts, art, social studies and social skills activities. 4-H staff uses 4-H curriculum to enhance studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; learning through handson activities. This allows students to apply what they learn to real life situations and increase studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; interest and understanding of science, math and develop life skills. Some of the most popular programs in the 4-H School Enrichment program include: â&#x20AC;˘ Rockets Away â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Students learn about motion, gravity and aerodynamics. Students make and launch their own 2-liter bottle rockets. â&#x20AC;˘ Weather Together â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Educate youth about the wonders of weather through hands-on activities. â&#x20AC;˘ Character Counts â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Engage students in activities to teach responsibility, respect, caring, trustworthiness, fairness and citizenship to enhance personal development.

James â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jimâ&#x20AC;? M. Recker Port Clinton Chapel Manager, Licensed Funeral Director

We welcome Jim Recker back to our family, and to the Port Clinton community. He became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1998 and has gained valuable work experience over the years at other funeral homes. However, Jim recently returned to Port Clinton to re-join the Walker family because of their strong commitment to quality and service. He and his wife, Lisa (Ling), an Ottawa County native and licensed funeral director herself, are both committed to the value of funeral service. They have two children Madeline and Michael, and are members of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unique Services Celebrating Unique Livesâ&#x20AC;? Rebecca Maenle, 4-H Program Assistant, instructs an activity with Put-in-Bay students on air density to teach about the layers of the atmosphere for the Weather Together program.


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We have had housed The Sand to purchase the 4.5 sonnel changes here some perBox for the Gift winter, acre Store parcel of land on the east. so we have decided not to hide PHOTO BY CHRIS Presently, plans call erty that includes along with the propcontinuing our â&#x20AC;&#x153;Win Wylie until April. We are According to Bob MCBAIN-BERRY what is now The Sutton it on the Webâ&#x20AC;? for a complete Center. an expansion of theSnyder, plans call for vation of the This week, we had 116 entries and our Contest. exterior of the former renoThe 25,000 square understand that there Sutton Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We store and The Evelyn Benton who winner is foot building that Sutton Center to Pharm used to house The agencies in the Suttonare a number of the ment the card from Friendshipclicked her way to a $20 gas Pharm discount store, Government complexcompleCenter that were has been empty for seeking additional our next winner, just Food Stores. You might be to the south. For leasing ofďŹ ce space, and we information, the original locationnearly a year. It was lieve we will be- Brian Snyder net and click on the log on to www.thebeacon. be able of a Food Town at Snyder Group of contact â&#x20AC;&#x153;Win it on the Webâ&#x20AC;? says Snyder. The ďŹ to accommodate that,â&#x20AC;? nies at 419-797-6303. Compaicon. nal use of the building â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; As part of a National Jeff Dornbusch Day of Community vice held on Martin Selected as Treasure Luther King Day this Serday, January 19, United r of Port Clinton MonWay in Ottawa County City School District sponsoring a special is food collection drive. Nonperishable food items may be dropped Sutton Center in The Port Clinton Port Clinton or at off at the any Senior Center in Ottawa County. Board of Education City School District excellence.â&#x20AC;? stated hired Jeff David Dornbusch Belden, Presias its new treasurer dent of the Board â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at the Tuesday, January of 13 board meeting. In spite of the horrible tensive experiences, Education. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His exMr. Dornbusch was weather on Saturday, both from business they had a very good lected from a ďŹ eld se- and educational of settings, will help Island Bloodmobile. turnout for the Catawba ďŹ ed applicants based several highly quali- innovation bring and efďŹ ciency to the upon his experience woman Linda Snyder,In fact, according to chairand knowledge of ofďŹ ce of Treasurer.â&#x20AC;? school they were able to their quota for the a Masters in Educational ďŹ nance. He has been blessedBelden continued, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have exceed event. to have outstanding Administration and undergraduate contributions from Jack â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; degree in Business Coffman as our Acting Marketing from Bowling Archie GrifďŹ n is coming & Treasurer for to Oak Harbor! It another coup by the versity. Mr. DornbuschGreen State Uni- transition of the past two months, and the is duties had previously ni group. He will be Ottawa County OSU Alumbeen the controller ing place next week.â&#x20AC;?to Jeff will begin takfor here on Thursday, 19 at Oak Harbor don Lumber CompanyBassettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s IGA, GorPatrick Adkins, High School to speak.February Superintendent pearance of the only the Treasurer of Benton and is currently Schools stated, The apof two-time â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jeff Carroll is a Heisman very Salem well respected winner will beneďŹ t cal School District. Lo- treasurer not both the local Alumni Trophy only in our area but well as the Benton-Carrol â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Port Clinton Club as across the State of Ohio. l-Salem School FounWe are very fortunate dation. Tickets are is very excited to ďŹ Board of Education to have a person $25 for the dinner nd a of treasurer Jeff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s caliber of Jeff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our team, and speech and $50 for the dinner stature after a thorough and I look forward as part of and autograph search process. you only want to We found strong to working with him.â&#x20AC;? hear him speak, thatsession. If mutual â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel very fortunate only $5. For ticket pursuit of educational interests in the ticket is Dornbusch will replace information call Louis and operational nity to work for yet to have the opportuDr. Paul Lockschroeder at 419-898-5440. Damwood who recently retired from the district. district in Ottawa another great school Countyâ&#x20AC;? said Dornâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; busch. The Oak House 2009 Bowl-A-Thon will at Harbor Lanes on February 8 from 1-4 be held BY MAYOR JACQUELIN more information p.m. For E A. BIRD bowler, contributor on participating either as a or sponsor, call Lisa our previous year. 419-734-4417. According However with our Byers The year 2009 celebrates current applications connections, to the ďŹ&#x201A;yer sent out at Director Lisa Byers, for tap by versary of the incorporation the 118th Anni- Marblehead the number could rise to 651 taps. The Water Department is Striking!!!â&#x20AC;? (Get â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Difference Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Make of the Village of Marblehead. has plenty of capacity Village of it???) additional growth. to take on On January 2, 1891 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to be sound, in spite Financially, the Water Department continues State Representative of the many challenges hard work, dedicationour fore-fathers, through Water Revenue Jeff Wagner of Sycamore, placed before it. The who represents a of incorporation with and belief met their goal and continues Fund is operating within its couple of Ottawa projected budgets the establishment of our to support itself in Southern-most Townships, Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s municipality. By April compliance with state Next spring we will will be the speaker the next 4th Thursday begin construction laws. at tration was formed of 1891, the Adminis- clarifying Republican Lunch on a new solids contact tank with: Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wins at the Port Clinton Griesser, Pres. Pro low ďŹ er to assure that will work in tandem with the Elkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lodge on BuckeyeBunch Temâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tim Larkins, existing clariNo reservations necessaryâ&#x20AC;Śjus Blvd. cilmenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Henr y Pokey, Coun- This project our production capacity of 400 gallons ey, William Schmidt t show up! John Burns, Jerry is being done due per minute. further information, contact Joyce MurphyFor Eberwine and Legal and Dan Griesser. Village Clerk was Trac- EPA that all systems have sufďŹ to a requirement from the Ohio 419-734-3459. at George dancy in Advisorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Solomon cient components the event of equipment to assure redunOne of the ďŹ rst plans Slauss. of action was to develop failures. Previous â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; been ments and build a projects have Village Depart- lationcompleted along these same requirements, Village jail which of new feed pumps. opened December Thus the dream for including instal7, 1891. the village began and Along with the new I hope many of you 118 years later. continues to this day, chemical feed system clariďŹ er, we will also be constructing remember my niece, Though the names a new redundancies, a new that incorporates the required equipment Alison Wilford. Well, mains consistent with have changed over the years, the block building for goal re- age and our fore-fathers to activated she's now Alison feed commonwealt sustain our prominent system, and other carbon storEnh as an enduring place equipment upgrades to meet state standards rightâ&#x20AC;Śand on Monto current and future necessary and all generations. This dwell, work, and visit for upgrades day, she gave birth mission the soul of each elected are all a result of EPA Ohio EPA requirements. These requirements and ofďŹ cial, employee, is deeply seeded in to not only comply to her second child, and visitor to the municipality. are being volunteers, resident we will be able to with all requirements, but to also assuredone Though funding and Mason Christopher mains at a minimum, continue delivering that stafďŹ a quality product 7lbs. 4 oz. Mother Village of Marblehead and growth and cost continue to ng re- customers. to our rise, the held steadfast in 2008. President Pro Tem and baby are doing Our sole Utility remains John Starcher continues the Village aison to the just ďŹ ne. to Water Plant is in excellent condition Water Department. The Councilman BPA and Water Department. As be the Village Lisince top quality water to and residents and visitors. continues to provide beyondâ&#x20AC;? his Starcher continues to serve the village ďŹ rst elected, This is the result of role in all areas including â&#x20AC;&#x153;above the on going efforts â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; acting mayor. various committees and elected Board of Public of our employees The Ballet School and and Public Affairs, Because of his efforts, along with consists of President Affairs. Our current Board Membership our Board of Water Superintenden ballet class for 3 andis starting a new Pre-School Robert Boytim, George t Utility 4 and year employees, offered olds. Tom Classes by the Bird. Bob Biers held on Saturday our Danchisen, and mornings from 10:30 will be generations. All are village remains strong and sound for sole Plant Superintenden continues to lead the department a.m. Space if very â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:00 applauded for their future as Water efforts. partment maintain t. All certiďŹ ed employees of the Water calling Mary Ann limited so register today by DeSnider at 419-635-6106. Continued next week. by the Ohio EPA to ongoing Continuing Education as required maintain their Water itself has an EPA ďŹ lter CertiďŹ cation. The plant rating of 400 gallons per minute per square foot area; this gives the plant a capacity gallons per minute or 552,960 gallons of 384 per day. The average daily production for the year was 127,113 gallons, which Sound Off .................... is 22.9% of our daily .2A Real Estate ................1-6 rated capacity. The B Beacon Bits ..................4 tion was 3,866,343 average monthly producgallons, which is 23.3%of A Sports ...........................2B the monthly rated R Records .........................4A Business .................... production day thiscapacity. The maximum year was July 4th ...3B 320,500 gallons, which with E Entertainme is 57.9% of the daily nt ..............5A Financial Focus ............3B rated capacity. Accordingly, the maximum production month Community Calendar S Schools .................... ..4B .....6A gallons produced, was July with 6,930,100 Joy Riedl, which is 41.7% ClassiďŹ eds .................... Marketing Director monthly rated capacity. of our ďŹ res a C Community Updates at Otterbein North 5B shot down range ...7A Yellow Page Shore, Currently, there are during the PC Area of Commerceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dr. ............5B 614 active taps on Chamber Business water system. 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Computer classes back by popular demand Port Clinton City School District will once again offer computer classes for the community. Registration is required. The 2011 schedule includes the following classes: â&#x20AC;˘ Just the Basics: A beginner computer class to discuss the basics of how to save files, burning CDs, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is a USB anyway?â&#x20AC;? A great class for those just learning to use the computer but there will also be tips for the experienced user as well; 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24. â&#x20AC;˘ Picture This!: What can you do with all those digital pictures on your camera or computer? This class will provide the answers. Participants will learn various methods to edit, store, send and share digital pictures; 2 p.m. Thursday, April 21. To register for any of the classes, call 419-732-2102, ext. 242, email or register online at http:// The classes are free to residents of the Port Clinton City School District. Space is limited.

Red Cross offers 2-year certification for CPR The American Red Cross now offers two-year certification for CPR. Thanks to the generosity of the Harry Stensen Foundation, full scholarships are available for anyone unemployed, underemployed or caring for family members with high-risk health conditions. The following classes are being offered at the Magruder Hospital Conference Center, 615 Fulton St.: â&#x20AC;˘ Adult CPR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 â&#x20AC;˘ Infant/Child CPR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 â&#x20AC;˘ First Aid Basics â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 The following class will be offered at the Sutton Center on Perry Street: â&#x20AC;˘ Adult CPR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 The following class will be offered at Trinity United Methodist Church, Oak Harbor: â&#x20AC;˘ Adult CPR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 Learn how to clear obstructed airways of conscious and unconscious victims, how to perform rescue breathing and how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Get information on identifying and treating sudden illnesses; this includes treatment for shock and bleeding, burns, eye and nose injuries, bites and stings, fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, poisoning, diabetic emergencies, stroke, seizures, temperature extremes and rescues. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Class size is limited. Call the American Red Cross at 419-734-1100 or email

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School INFO: Contact person: Pastor Chris Young, 419635-6062 (cell), 419-7341662 (office)

Feb. 15 Mental Health and Recovery Board Meeting WHEN: 7:00 p.m. WHERE: The Oak House, 333A Buckeye Boulevard, Port Clinton, Ohio INFO: 419.627.1908 or 1.800.627.4999 or www.

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WHAT: Firelands Symphony is sponsoring the Terra Faculty Woodwind Quartet. The public is invited to join The Vineyard residents and friends as music and hospitality promise to brighten up a winter afternoon. WHEN: 3:15 p.m. WHERE: The Vineyard on Catawba INFO: Paul Shaw at 419797-3100

Arthritis Seminar WHAT: Jill Musil, Physical Therapist from Firelands Hospitalwill discuss the various aspects of arthritis, ways of treating it, and answer questions. Open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Come and bring a friend! WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: The Vineyard Community Center INFO: 419-797-3100

Feb. 14 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Choicesâ&#x20AC;? for Teens WHAT: Teens from Danbury and surrounding area schools are invited for music, snacks, games, time to hang out and talk. Teens direct the conversation with each other about â&#x20AC;&#x153;choicesâ&#x20AC;? they face everyday. The purpose is to offer a a safe place for honest sharing of thoughts and resources. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Choicesâ&#x20AC;? is sponsored by the DYO (Danbury Youth Organization), a Christian outreach through the joint efforts of St. Paul and St. John Lutheran Church, Lakeside-Marblehead. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Danbury High

American Legion Post 113 Dinner WHAT: Beef stroganoff, corn, roll and butter WHEN: 4:30 p.m. til sold out WHERE: American Legion, 2364 Sand Roads, Port Clinton COST: $8 and open to the public INFO: 419-732-2934

Feb. 18 Free Films in February at the Vineyard on Catawba WHAT: The movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;SECRETARIATâ&#x20AC;? WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: The Vineyard on Catawba

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Register now for 2011/2012 Kindergarten screening WHAT: The Port Clinton City School District will hold Kindergarten Screening for any child who will be 5 years old by Sept. WHEN: Appointments are required INFO: To register your child for kindergarten screening, call the Board of Education Office at 419-732-2102 (or 419-734-3315 for ICS students) or at

Movie Night WHAT: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twin Sistersâ&#x20AC;? 2003/R/Dutch with English subtitles. In 1920s Germany, Lotte and Anna become orphans at age 6; one is sent to live a life of privilege in the Netherlands, while the other stays in Germany to face a harsh existence on her uncleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm. When they reconnect years later, they try to reconcile, also finding themselves on opposite sides during WWII. Powerful and thought-provoking, this motion picture earned world-wide acclaim. Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, other awards and nominations for best film and director. 137 min. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Community Rooms, Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton COST: Free

Feb. 19 Red Cross offers oneday disaster training WHAT: American Red Cross Emergency Services offers â&#x20AC;&#x153;Disaster Servicesâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shelter Operations/Simulationâ&#x20AC;? Courses provide training 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 these sessions. WHEN: 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 p.m. WHERE Allen-Clay Joint Fire District Office, 3155 N. Genoa-Clay Center Road INFO: Call 419-734-1100 or email redcross@thirdplanet to sign up or for more information

Marsh Madness Dinner WHAT: A bountiful meal from the marsh consisting of muskrat, turtle, alligator and spaghetti for the less adventurous, plenty of sides, drinks and desserts. The proceeds of this dinner will help fund the Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Youth Programs. Programs like these are becoming more important to keep our interested youth involved in conservation. OHCC is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit corporation. WHEN: Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. WHERE: OHCC Clubhouse, 975 S. Gordon Road, Oak Harbor COST: Adults are welcome for a $12 donation in advance or $13 at the door; kids 7 to 12 are $5 and kids under 6 are free INFO: 419-734-3751 (during the day) or 419-7972569 (evenings) or visit

Musical Arts Series at Firelands WHAT: John and Nancy Shuffle in Opera meets Broadway: from 66th to 42nd! Sponsored by Musical Arts Series at Firelands. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Firelands Presbyterian Church, Port Clinton COST: $15 at the door, students are free

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PC loses late lead and game BY JOHN SCHAFFNER The difficulties of the Port Clinton boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball team continued last Friday night as they dropped a heartbreaker to St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at The Den, 62-61. Panther senior Jake Williams made three of four free throws in the final seconds to seal the deal and lift his team to only its third win of the season. The loss was the Redskins sixth in the last seven games, dropping their overall record to 5-9. The Redskins, behind the 32-point effort by Aaron Mier, led 56-51 with 1:37 left in the game, but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hang on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just could not do the things that we needed to do late in the game to finish them off,â&#x20AC;? PC head coach Troy Diels said Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our clock management and decision making late in quarters and late in games needs to get better.â&#x20AC;? About Mierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 32-point game, Coach Diels said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aaron has had a great stretch of games over the last few weeks. We have been waiting for him to bust out on offense; we knew he was capable. His teammates did a good job of finding him early in the game to get him going.â&#x20AC;? Mier had 15 of the Redskinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 18 points in the first quarter. The Redskins got Jason Faust and Robert Fravel back for some limited minutes. Faust

scored just two points and Fravel did not score, suffering from the after effects of pneumonia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was great to see them back on the floor,â&#x20AC;? said Coach Diels. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are just now getting back to practicing at full strength, so hopefully that will lead to more quality minutes. Getting their leadership and hustle back on the floor is key for us.â&#x20AC;? Friday night, the Redskins travel to Perkins to take on the 13-2 Pirates. They crushed Clyde, 58-39, last Friday night at home, but still trail Edison by a game in the SBC title chase. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zach Dees is their leading scorer at 17 points a game. Brandon Smith gives them a deep threat and Michael Ebert is one of the best post players in the league,â&#x20AC;? Diels said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will need to be focused and mentally prepared for this one.â&#x20AC;? Saturday night, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back on the bus for a trip to Fremont to play the Ross Little Giants. Ross is 4-10 and has suffered injuries to some key people, just like the Redskins. They PHOTO BY BILL MIGALA play a game Thursday night, so the Port Clintonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big man, Alex Greene puts up a shot Redskin coaching staff will have a over the St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense. chance to have a look at them.

Girls Basketball Game Rescheduled The Oak Harbor JV and Varsity Girls basketball game at Lakota that was cancelled on Feb. 1 has been rescheduled for Tuesday Feb. 15. The JV game will start at 6 p.m., with the varsity game to follow.

OH Junior High Wrestlers SBC Champs Congratulations to the Oak Harbor Junior High wrestling team for being crowned SBC Champions this past weekend at the tournament held at Clyde Middle School. The team was coached by Scott Zeitzheim and Chris DeTray.

Danbury Boys Narrowly Lose Basketball Battle BY J. PATRICK EAKEN The Danbury boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball team lost a hard fought battle to Cardinal Stritch High School, 51-49, on Friday night. With the game going back and forth all night and the Lakers being down as many as eight in the fourth quarter, the Lakers had an opportunity to win the game with six seconds left. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fault the effort of our young men,â&#x20AC;? said Danbury coach Drew Davie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They battled all night; they took care of the basketball and made free throws, something that has been our Achilles heel all season.â&#x20AC;? With six seconds to go, Danbury junior Dalton Chapman got off a good look that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fall. The Cardinals were then able to get a rebound and sink one more free throw before a last ditch half-court effort by junior cocaptain Lucas Kennedy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This game is a tough one to swallow because of the way we lost our last home game,â&#x20AC;? Davie said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What you want

from your basketball team is an opportunity to win late in the game, which is what we have had the last three games. Unfortunately we have been unable to finish and close out those games.â&#x20AC;? Leading the way for the Lakers was 6-foot-4 senior cocaptain Hunter Stephens, with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Lucas Kennedy added 13 points and junior Caleb Helline chipped in with 12 points and four steals. Helline had Danburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only goal from behind the 3-point arc, and as a team, Danbury was 18-for-24 from the free-throw line. Stephens shot 12 free throws making 10; Helline was 3-for-6 from the line; and Kennedy was 5-for-6. Stritch took a 13-10 lead after one quarter, but the Lakers came back with a 17-12 second quarter to lead 27-25 at halftime. Danbury still led 34-33 entering the final quarter. For Stritch, sharpshooter Justin Staler was 8-for-13 from the free throw line and had one 3-point goal to score 17 points. Michael Blazevich scored 11 points, including

4-for-6 from the line and one trey; Conner Kelsey scored 10 points; Robbie Bekier had nine points, including two treys; and Matt Guy had four points. In all, Stritch had four treys and was 13-for-23 from the charity stripe. With the loss, the Lakers fall to 4-11 on the season and 2-6 in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference. Cardinal Stritch improved to 3-12 overall, 2-7 in the TAAC. The Lakers took on Maumee Valley Country Day (11-2, 7-1) on Feb. 8 in Toledo and Toledo Christian (8-5, 6-3) Feb. 11 for their home season finale. TC defeated Danbury 68-53 on the Eagleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s court. TC also has wins over Stritch (55-41 and 69-40), MVCD (30-27), Clay (49-37), Emmanuel Christian (60-30), Eastwood (52-50), and Northwood (70-46). The Eagles have lost to Anthony Wayne (60-51), Ottawa Hills (58-47 and 47-39), Van Buren (60-51), and MVCD (47-46 in overtime). Danburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game with Northwood last Tuesday was postponed because of snow and will be made up.

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Danbury Girls Lose by One By J. Patrick Eaken Danbury girls lost a tight encounter, 37-36, to Cardinal Stritch in Toledo Area Athletic Conference action. Stritch led 26-21 entering the final quarter, but Tori England hit three of her five 3-point goals in the final quarter to help bring the Lakers back. England was 3-for-5 from the free-throw line and hit her two other treys in the second quarter as she finished with 18 points. Mollie Knighton had six points for Danbury and Erin Lavelle added four. Lilly Kennedy, Kelsey Clemons, Katie Almendinger, and Alyssa Almendinger each had two points. Katie Almendinger and Lavelle were each 2-for-2 at the charity stripe. As a team, Danbury was 7-for-9 from the line. For Stritch, Marissa Katafiasz had a second quarter trey and was 3-for-3 at the line en route to scoring 12 points. Marissa Zaborski had two treys in the fourth quarter and scored nine points. Amanda Sinay and Ally Niehaus each scored five points and Alex Veres had one point. Stritch was 10-for-17 from the free throw line.

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The trophy ceremony is a tradition in sports. Awards are handed out to winners and to individuals who succeed in a specific category. It’s a time of excitement and celebration, and it should be. In hopes that more and more kids could experience that feeling of celebration, caring coaches and parents have tried to recognize the contributions of every player by increasing the number of trophies given. This is a prevalent practice in sports for kids under 12 years of age, when each player often receives a trophy. Is this a good idea? Are there too many trophies? Are they appreciated? This issue has bothered coaches for a while, but the recent story of college athletes selling very special awards has prompted discussion. Part of the uproar about the incident was wondering how these young men could sell such meaningful awards. Evidently, they were not so meaningful to them. One reason tossed around was that these athletes grew up in an era where everyone gets trophies and therefore, they don’t mean very much. If that’s true, then where have we gone wrong? My guess is with our good intentions to recognize the contributions of every player, we have overdone trophies and awards. They aren’t so special now. We looked to the pro and college scenes to copy what was done. In our excitement, we opted for bigger and fancier

prizes. Sixth-graders received bigger trophies than MVPs did in high school. It has become commonplace to give awards based on every possible statistic. The intention has been to honor more players. The reality is that one player frequently receives several of the awards. If you think about it, there are truckloads of old trophies pitched every year by folks who are not so young. Do you still have every bowling trophy you ever won? How about the golf plaques or medals received long ago? Generally, awards are kept around for a while to help us remember the accomplishment. Then, they get packed away only to be thrown out later when we are cleaning out “clutter” or downsizing. The ones we keep are the really important ones. They’re the ones from the competitions we had to work the hardest to win. If we persevered against big obstacles, we keep those trophies. When the contest was hard fought against first-rate opponents, we are really proud of that award and tell stories about it to our grandchildren. There are two reasons why we give trophies in the first place. One is to recognize something special; especially a championship or a new record. The other is to motivate. Often, the Most Improved award is given with the hope that the recipient will work hard before the next season. It is meant to be encouragement. We hope kids will want

to break records or earn a decal for their helmet and will therefore raise their level of effort to do so. Accordingly, coaches decide what’s important to reinforce by giving an award. If they want more players diving for a loose ball, then they invent ways to recognize the player that does it best. The age of the players makes a difference. Athletic goals change as kids grow up. It’s entirely appropriate to give every child on a beginning team a small trophy for participation. None are needed for excellence. At that level, there should be no pressure to win or be the best. Other lessons, like learning to share and playing in position are equally as important as scoring goals. We don’t need to keep celebrating participation when the skill level of the players gets better. How can we motivate and recognize superior performance without giving a bunch of hardware? Give intangible awards. Stop practice momentarily to celebrate a particularly good play. Compliment a kid with applause, a thumbs-up, a high-five or a written note. A memorable trophy does not have to cost a thing except some time and effort from a caring coach. Karen Coffin, retired coach, is a member of the P.C.H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame. She’s a writer and a facilitator for Ohio Coaching Education classes. Contact her at coachcoffin

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tine’s name. Your valentine may well support certain charitable, educational or civic groups. By making a contribution to one or more of these groups, and designating the gift in your valentine’s name, you will be doing a good thing for your valentine, for the charity — and for yourself, too, because your gift may earn you some tax benefits. If you simply give cash, you can write off part of the value of your gift if it’s made to tax-qualified charitable organization. And if you give an appreciated asset, such as stock, you’ll also avoid paying capital gains taxes, because when the stock is sold, it will be the charity, not you, taking the gain. • Make a debt payment. You might want to volunteer to pay your valentine’s car payment or credit card payment for a month, and then encourage your valentine to put the savings to work in an investment. The more debts any of us have, the less we have to invest for our future.   • Check your beneficiary designations. If your valentine also happens to be your spouse, you’ll be doing him or her a favor by making sure the beneficiary designations are correct on your insurance policies and investment accounts. Through all the events of life — marriage, remarriage, new children — these designations can become outdated, so you’ll want to keep them current. By following any or all of these suggestions, you can help make sure your loved one will feel the glow of this year’s Valentine’s Day far into the future.


Real Estate Transfers

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Week ending Feb. 4

Bay Township

2-3-11 Glenn A. and Theresa L. Bailey to Joseph T. and Deborah G. Zawislan, 615 South Tiffin, $178,000.

Carroll Township

2-1-11 James W. and Janice L. Zipfel to Douglas W. Cope, 10111 West Salem Carroll Road, $109,000.

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1-31-11 John M. Wasko to Linda E. and Richard W. Elchert, 1805 North Windward Drive, $115,000.

Danbury Township

1-31-11 B. Brynne Stevenson to Phillip and Deborah Crowdy, 542 Peach Avenue, $175,000. 1-31-11 Michael E. and Sharon L. Troncin to Robert Floyd and Janet Lou

Scheuerman, 531 Blue Water Drive #17, $225,000. 2-1-11 Deborah D. Pierce to Jon E. and Kathy K. Hjelm, 534 Maple Avenue, $240,000. 2-1-11 Buckeye Investment NOW, LLC to Best American LLC, 5416 Port Clinton Eastern Road, $300,000. 2-4-11 Bar Harbor Reserve, LLC to William McCarthy and Debrah BlemMcCarthy, 8399 Reserve Way, $450,000.

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2-3-11 Federal National Mortgage Association to Robert A. Witten, 508 Laurel Avenue, $54,000.

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2-1-11 The Gordon Lumber Company to Oak ting Harbor DG,NLLC,127 ew Lis Locust Street multiple parcels, $178,000.

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The Beacon - February 11, 2011  

When Stevie Rinaldo movedback to the Marblehead area inDecember 2009, she wanted PennyLane to have the same experienceshe did while living i...

The Beacon - February 11, 2011  

When Stevie Rinaldo movedback to the Marblehead area inDecember 2009, she wanted PennyLane to have the same experienceshe did while living i...