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Volume 28 Number 6

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Season has been quite a ride!

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By JOHN SCHAFFNER Publisher “What a ride!” Those are not my words, but those of a long-time Port Clinton Redskin fan and booster, Rich Kokinda Sr. Port Clinton Redskin basketball fans, who have lived through decades of disappointment come tournament time, are now enjoying the ride of their lives as the Redskins (25-0) travel to Columbus to face the Zanesville Blue Devils (17-6) Thursday night in the Ohio Division II state semifinals at the Schottenstein Center. They got there with a convincing 6655 win over Celina in the regional finals at Bowling Green last Saturday, as their mantra — consistency and focus — took over in the second half and they were able to cut down the nets at Anderson the tournaments, Hicks would not have Arena. They did it with solid defense and received the opportunity to break the a balance scoring attack. 1,000-point mark. “Our kids played outstanding defense “Ryan is a tremendous young man,” and gave our offense a chance to get go- said Diels. “Much like the other players ing. They all performed their roles very on this team, he does not play the game well,” said Coach Troy for individual accomDiels on Monday. plishments. Ryan wants “These kids That win followed a to win. He is a leader on heart-stopping 45-43 vichave grown up the floor for us and he tory over 21-2 Defiance playing the game.” so much. They loves in the regional semifiHicks has been a starter nal that was a defensive for the Redskins for four have learned gem for both teams. Josh years, a rare accomplisha tremendous ment. He has twice been Francis came up big in that one with one big play named to the All Sanamount from after another. dusky Bay Conference So how did this team our previous first team and once to the that ended last season in All District team. Followexperiences.” such lackluster fashion ing Saturday’s win over with essentially the same Celina, he raced into the TROY DIELS cast of characters, sudstands with the game ball denly find the magic this give to his father, Tim Redskins Head Coach to year? Hicks. “Maturity and experiThe younger Hicks has ence,” according to Diels. “These kids gained the respect of coaches and playhave grown up so much. They have ers from other teams, not because of his learned a tremendous amount from our scoring or rebounding or other statistics. previous experiences.” He gains respect for his overall game and One moment almost lost in the eupho- winning attitude that spills out onto the ria of Saturday’s Regional Champion- court. ship victory was the fact that the first two “Ryan is one of the fiercest competitors points scored by the Redskins put Ryan that I have ever known,” said Diels. “He Hicks at a career 1,000. Hicks, a four- hates to lose at anything. As with all of year varsity player, led the Redskins in our seniors, we are fortunate to watch scoring Saturday with 19. No doubt, had them play every time they take the floor.” the Redskins not gotten all this way in The next time he and his buddies take


Ryan Hicks, Allen Tigner, Cory Brown and Josh Francis show off the regional championship trophy after Saturday’s game.

Jefferson Elementary fifth-graders visited Port Clinton Middle School to present Coach Troy Diels a banner they made for the undefeated basketball team on Friday. the floor will be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for all of them. They play at Value City Arena with a shot at the state championship.

For more on Thursday’s game against Zanesville and PC City Schools’ revised schedules, see SPORTS 1B


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RESTAURANT DESTROYED The state fire marshal is investigating the fire that destroyed Port-nStarboard Restaurant Saturday night. Firefighters were at the eatery — which was closed when the fire broke out shortly after 5 p.m. — for more than eight hours battling the blaze. Firefighters from Port Clinton Fire Department were joined by crews from Bay Township, Catawba, Erie Township and Lakeside. No one was injured.

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Everybody I talk to is focused on one thing right now … the incredible run of the Port Clinton High School boys’ basketball team! Working the games last Thursday and Saturday, it was great to see so many fans rallying to this team — a team that is truly deserving of fan support. It was also great to see so many PCHS alumni, like former athletes Duane Colston, Rich Riley, Hall of Famer Phil “Porky” Gutkowski, Von Graffin (Bowling Green High School’s head basketball coach) and many more. We have generated another “Spirit Sign” this week, for those of you who have NOT put them in your windows at home or in your car. All I can say is … GO SKINS!


We had 79 correct entries in our Find Wylie contest last week. Our winner is Helen Gonzales,



of Port Clinton, who found Wylie in the Bolte Real Estate ad on page 1B last week. Helen wins a $20 gift card from Friendship Convenient Stores. We’ll hide Wylie again this week. If you find him, drop us a note at our office … or click on the Find Wylie icon online at www.thebeacon. net. nnn

From a team of horses in the early 1900s to powerful tractors with up to 300 horsepower today, American farmers provide us all with more and better quality food than ever before. One farmer now supplies food for about 144 people in the United States, compared to fewer than 26 people in 1960. National Agriculture day was last Saturday, the first day of spring. Local agencies will celebrate Ag Week with a breakfast on Friday, March 26, in Oak Harbor. I went last year and it was great!





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In recognition of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, RVI is “Opening Doors for Success” at Bassett’s Market this Friday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. They will be helping with Bassett’s “Going Green” campaign by handing out RVI reusable shopping bags. RVI (formerly Riverview Industries) continues its mission of providing valuable and meaningful work experience for adults with developmental disabilities. nnn

The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, in the Adolphus Kraemer Park at the Log Cabin. The egg hunt will be followed by a candy hunt downtown, and then to the VFW Hall on Main Street where there



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July 27, 1936 — March 19, 2010 Don Albright, 73, of Port Clinton, died Friday March 19 at his residence. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Don’s life from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Portage Township Hall, 2501 E. State Road, Port Clinton. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Lorna May Ballin March 13, 1924 — March 22, 2010 Lorna May Ballin died Monday, March 22, at Riverview Healthcare Campus, Oak Harbor. A funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010, in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 165 E. Water St.,

Oak Harbor, with visitation one hour prior to the service from10-11:00 a.m. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery.

Randall Dubbert April 11, 1938 — March 21, 2010 Randall O. Dubbert, 71, of Catawba Island, died Sunday, March 21, at Edgewood Manor Nursing Center in Port Clinton. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton St., Port Clinton. Prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church with the Rev. John C Missler officiating. Burial will follow in Rusha Cemetery.

John Petersen Oct. 27, 1925 — Feb. 27 John C. Petersen, 84, of Fairfield,

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Jerome Stan June 1, 1934 — March 17, 2010 Jerome “Jerry” E. Stan, 75, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away Wednesday, March 17, at Magruder Hospital. A memorial service was Saturday at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton.

Terry Wear May 11, 1936 — March 19, 2010 Terry C. Wear, 73, of Catawba Island, died Friday, March 19, at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky. He was born on May 11, 1936. Visitation will be held 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 21, until memorial services at 1:30 p.m. at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 7755 E. Harbor Road, Lakeside-Marblehead. The Rev. Dave Brown will officiate.


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David and Susan Blankenbeker of Port Clinton are announcing the engagement of their son Andrew Blankenbeker, of Gahanna, to Meghan McPherson, also of Gahanna. Meghan is the daughter of Mark McPherson and Holly McFarland of Gahanna. The groom is a graduate of Port Clinton High School and Bowling Green State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communication with a minor in sales. He is employed at Verizon in Columbus. The bride is a graduate of Gahanna Lincoln High School and Bowling Green State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She is employed at Edwards Communities of Columbus. A July 30 ceremony is planned.

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Magruder Hospital recognizes the moments of care our physicians provide. Thank you for the lives you have saved, hands you have held, and illnesses you have healed. Dany Abou Abdallah, MD, Pulmonology Ravi Adusumilli, MD, Cardiology *Aban Affan, MD, Anesthesiology Taro Aikawa, MD, Radiology Karen Alderholdt, MD, Radiology Nicole Barylski-Danner, DO, Neurology Brendan Bauer, MD, Neurology William Bauer, MD, Neurology Martin Beerman, MD, Gastroenterology Steven Benedict, MD, Neurology Paul Berlacher, MD, Cardiology James Berry, MD, Orthopedic Surgery Paul Biedenbach, DO, Otolaryngology James Bingle, MD, Cardiology Nagi Bishara, MD, Cardiology Michael Blank, MD, Infectious Disease *Ted Bloch, MD, Pathology *Chad Blunt, MD, Family Practice *David Bodie, MD, Family Practice Susan Boldys, MD, Pathology Steven Brick, MD, Radiology *Jennifer Briede, MD, Family Practice *Dennis Buono, DO, Family Practice Everett Bush, MD, Cardiology *Daniel Cadigan, MD, Family Practice *Sean Callahan, MD, Family Practice Luis Carvalho, MD, Plastic Surgery Courtney Carter, MD, Radiology Daniel Cassavar, MD, Cardiology Joseph Centa, MD, General Surgery Sandra Chisar, DO, Emergency Medicine Mariel Cobb, MD, Radiology Gregory Cook, MD, Urology Marsha Cooper, MD, Internal Medicine *Jessica Crow, DO, Family Practice Mark Davis, MD, Radiology Michael Davis, MD, Internal Medicine Thomas Davis, MD, Radiology Laura DeBenedetti, MD, Cardiology David Deehr, DO, Anesthesiology Dawn DeLavallade, Radiology Brent DeVries, DO, Cardiology Marc Dolce, DPM, Podiatry Brian Dolsey, MD, Cardiology

David Draper, MD, Pediatric Cardiology George Engeler, MD, Radiation Oncology James Fanning, MD, Oncology Michael Felter, MD, Orthopedic Surgery Thomas Fleming, MD, Dermatology Vicenta Gasper-Yoo, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Vinay Gudena, MD, Oncology Robert Haladay, MD, Rheumatology Ramin Hamidi, DO, Radiology *Sina Hazneci, MD, Radiology James Hennessy, MD, Pediatric Cardiology Edward Huang, MD, Radiation Oncology Andrew Huddleston, MD, Orthopedic Surgery Stewart Isley, DO, Emergency Medicine Mark Issa, DO, Cardiology Fredric Itzkowitz, DO, General Surgery *Steve Jackson, DO, Family Practice Molly Judge, DPM, Podiatry Adil Karamali, MD, Cardiology Rajendra Kattar, MD, Cardiology *Philip Kennedy, MD, Family Practice Hany Khalil, MD, Pulmonology *Karen Klaege, MD, Family Practice *Gary Kresge, DO, Orthopedic Surgery Paul Laffay, MD, General Surgery Quang Le, MD, Emergency Medicine Michael Leslie, MD, Neurology John Letcher, MD, Cardiology *Douglas Lindsey, MD, General Surgery Raymond Lobins, DO, Oncology J. Peter Longabaugh, MD, Cardiology Mohammed Maaieh, MD, Cardiology George Magill, MD, Emergency Medicine Kenneth Mapes, MD, Emergency Medicine Lawrence McCormack, MD, Gastroenterology Kevin McDonnell, MD, Radiology *Sandy McLean, MD, Family Practice Todd Monroe, MD, Cardiology David Moon, MD, Radiology *David Morris, MD, Sleep Medicine Matthew Morrow, MD, Rheumatology Benjamin Murcek, DO, Otolaryngology Brian Murphy, MD, Oncology

Kelly Nigro, MD, Pathology Timothy Omley, DO, Emergency Medicine *Thomas Olexa, MD, Orthopedic Surgery Thomas Pappas, MD, Cardiology Kenneth Parschauer, DO, Ophthalmology Marc Paul, MD, Radiology Ranie Pendarvis, MD, Radiology Susan Perng, MD, Family Practice *Panjy Prithviraj, MD, Oncology *Leonardo Que, MD, Cardiology P. Kasi Ramanathan, MD, Cardiology Amy Reese, MD, Oncology Martin Ribovich, MD, Oncology Robert Rice, MD, Urology *David Rickson, MD, Emergency Medicine Steven Roshon, MD, Oncology Kenneth Roush, MD, Cardiology *Thomas Rowe, MD, Family Practice Adam Rulnick, MD, Radiology Khalid Siddiqui, MD, Oncology Nassar Smiley, MD, Cardiology *Kevin Sneider, DPM, Podiatry Dale Solze, MD, Ophthalmology David Stanbery, MD, General Surgery *Carl Steele, DO, Family Practice *Mark Stevens, MD, Family Practice Laiandrea Stewart, MD, Radiology Frederick Stockton, MD, Cardiology *Christopher Stranathan, MD, Internal Medicine Benjamin Strong, MD, Radiology William Suarez, MD, Pediatric Cardiology D.W. Swayngim, MD, Vascular Surgery Praveen Tamirisa, MD, Cardiology Ryan Tompkins, MD, Radiology Gopinath Upamaka, MD, Cardiology *Peter vanden Berg, MD, General Surgery Albert Vargas, MD, General Surgery Mary Wall, MD, Radiology Jeffrey Ward, MD, Radiology Patrick Waters, MD, Urology Danielle Weems, MD, Radiology Kam-Ming Wong, MD, Orthopedic Surgery *Scott Zgrabik, MD, Emergency Medicine William Zinn, MD, Radiology

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Ivaylo and Rachel Klimentov, Port Clinton, are the parents of a baby girl, Maya Below Klimentov, born March 9 at Firelands. The 6-pound, 7-ounce baby was 19 inches long and welcomed home by big sister Eva, 2; grandparents Richard and Carol Below, Port Clinton, and Ilia and Temenushka Klimentov, of Sofia, Bulgaria; and great grandmother Pauline Chapman, Port Clinton.

Marriage Licenses • Bryan T. Laughlin, 23, maintenance, and Erica L. Schimming, 22, educator, both of Oak Harbor. • Nathan D. Reaper, 34, contractor, and Elizabeth E. Garber, 28, self employed, both of Port Clinton. • Michael Paul Libben, 36, dist. technician/farmer, to Anne Elizabeth Risch, 30, patient registration.

Sound Off Sportsmanship

Saturday some family and I made the trip to Bowling Green to watch Port Clinton play Celina for the regional title and was thoroughly impressed by the level of sportsmanship displayed by the players, unfortunately I can not say the same of the fans. During the pre-game warm-up the Port Clinton team stepped onto the court to thunderous applause. However, the Bulldogs entered to thunderous “BOO’S,” and it wasn’t just from the student section but from the majority of the Skins fans. I don’t get the opportunity to go to many games so I don’t know if this is a regular occurrence but I hope that it is not. I can understand “booing” a public official that you disagree with but to treat a high school basketball team, who has done nothing but be the best in their district, with such disrespect is inexcusable and sets an awful example for all the school children in attendance. I wish the players the best of luck as they play in Columbus this week and I hope the fans represent our community in an honorable fashion. Bert N. Fall, Port Clinton

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Churches come together for Good Friday service


ODNR funding local boat ramp project COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft, will provide more than $376,000 for urgent boat launch facility repairs and maintenance at 34 sites statewide this spring, following recent approval from the State Controlling Board. East Harbor State Park is getting $6,700 of that for replacement of the campground boat ramp dock. Funding is provided through the state’s Waterways Safety Fund, which consists of monies paid by boaters for watercraft registration and titling fees, a share of the state motor fuels tax and funding from the U.S. Coast Guard. A total of 34 projects, each ranging in cost from $381 to $20,000, will be completed by June 30, including 25 boat launch access sites within Ohio’s state parks. A listing of the approved project expenditures is available online at

ORSI gets $3K from OSS Solid Waste District Ottawa Residential Services Inc. received $3,035 from the OSS Joint Solid Waste Management District for implementing a recycling program at its Rose Acre Manor property in Port Clinton. Rose Acre Manor is a 10-unit HUD-811 project that focuses on providing affordable and accessible housing to persons with disabilities. The recycling program will provide a 6-yard recycling collection container for the complex, 10 individual apartment size recycling collection containers for each unit, and five waste receptacles and cigarette collection containers to be displayed throughout the property. “This grant allows our organization to offer our tenants a responsible way of disposing of their recyclable waste materials,” said Chelle Blausey, housing operations manager. Also funded through this grant was a double-sided sign made out of recyclable materials for ORSI’s main office. This sign includes the organizations logo and was designed and produced by the WSOS Sign Shop in Sandusky County. “Since our office is located in a residential neighborhood, it is hard to distinguish our office from a neighboring home. This sign will help identify our agency and it is made out of recycled materials … it’s a win-win, what a responsible way to promote business,” said Stephanie Lowe, executive director.

There will be a Community Good Friday Service sponsored by the Danbury Ministerial from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 2, at Chapel-on-the-Lake, 199 S. Bridge Road, Marblehead. Area pastors will  be giving  short reflections on the persons at the cross.  Some include Rev. Kay Cox from the United Church of Christ who will speak on Mary Magdalene, the Rev. Dan Ring from St. Joseph Catholic Church who will speak on

Portals/4/pdfs/grants/awards/EBA-awarded.pdf. The popularity of recreational boating has reached new heights as a record number of Ohio watercraft — 419,364 — were registered in 2009. The previous record of 418,300 registered boats occurred in 2003. The totals do not include additional watercraft registered through commercial liveries. The ODNR Division of Watercraft reported that watercraft registrations increased in all but seven counties from 2008 to 2009. Counties with the highest number of registered watercraft in 2009 include: Franklin — 26,586; Cuyahoga — 23,972; Summit — 19,320; Hamilton — 17,971; and Montgomery — 15,239. A listing of county-by-county watercraft registrations is available online at http:// tabid/2078/default.aspx

Peter, Pastor Brad Hall from Chapel-onthe-Lake who will speak on the thief on the cross, Pastor Jerry Phelps from Lakeside United Methodist Church  who will speak on John, and Pastor Chris Young from St. John and St. Paul Lutheran who will speak on Mary, the Mother of Jesus. There will be an offering gathered for the Danbury Food Pantry. All are welcome. For questions, call 419-635-6062.

GOP Women plan spring banquet The public is invited to attend the spring banquet hosted by the Sandusky County Republican Women on Thursday, April 15, at Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, 1375 Ohio 590, Gibsonburg. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $30 per person. Reservations must be submitted by April 8 by mailing a check, made payable to the Sandusky County Republican Women, to Bonnie Whisler, Treasurer, 509 Lime St., Fremont, OH

43420. The event will host an interesting slate of speakers, including the Republican candidates for state representative, court of appeals, Sandusky County commissioner and state central committee. Dinner will consist of Ole Zim’s famous chicken and at least one other entree, along with sides, salad and dessert. For information, call president Peg Rettig at 419-547-8033.

Deadline nears for heating help With two weeks to go in the 2008-09 Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program and numbers for March still unavailable, the amount of requests for assistance is on course to surpass the 2009 program year. EHEAP, which is operated by WSOS Community Action Commission Inc., will end Wednesday, March 31. Incomeeligible residents who think they need help from this program must have their applications in by the deadline. The program operates from November 1 to March 31 each year and provides income-eligible residents with one-time assistance to pay

their heating bills. In February, a total of $82,424 was disbursed to 342 households in the WSOS four-county service area. Of the 342 households, 45 were in Ottawa County while 92 were Sandusky County households and another 79 were in Seneca County and 126 in Wood County. A similar program, the Home Energy Assistance program (HEAP) which provides assistance to families not in an emergency situation, also ends March 31. This program is operated directly by the state’s Office of Community Services (OCS) and applicants must submit these

applications on their own. WSOS can provide applications to residents who request them. EHEAP provides up to $600 for propane, and if more is needed, the participant will have to make a co-payment as part of the application process. If a tank is empty, the propane company may charge for a leak test, which will require a copayment, and that may delay approval of the application. Other utilities receive up to a maximum of $250, depending on the utility company. Appointments are required for EHEAP applicants by calling 419-734-2652.

Military news Navy Seaman Apprentice Peter W. Matla, son of Cherl A. and Paul H. Matla, of Port Clinton, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Matla completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is Battle Stations. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Battle Stations is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through

TELL TALES from 1A will be games, prizes and photos with the Easter Bunny. You could also win one of 24 Golden Egg baskets. The event is free and open to children 12 and under. nnn

The 34th annual Cabaret will be held this Thursday through Saturday at Danbury High School. All tickets are $5 presale at the high school office. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door. There has been some remarkable talent performing in this special presentation over the past 34 years. nnn

the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Matla is a 2005 graduate of Port Clinton High School. nnn

training. Recruits performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training. They also received instruction on the Marine Corps’ core values —honor, courage and commitment, and what the core values mean in guiding personal and professional conduct. Herevia and fellow recruits ended the training phase with The Crucible, a 54hour, team evolution culminating in an emotional ceremony in which recruits are presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and addressed as “Marines” for the first time in their careers.

Marine Corps Pvt. Zachary J. Herevia, son of Tisha and Gilberto Herevia, of Port Clinton, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Herevia spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons Gold

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We got a note from George Wight this week, who told us an interesting story. Back in 1961 when George was a member of the local Luther League at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Port Clinton, he went to a special Youth Convention in Miami Beach. The group was accompanied by the late pastor Harry Holzaepfel and his wife Verna. The keynote speech of the event was given by an unknown pastor from Atlanta named Dr. Martin Luther King! George doesn’t remember who else was on that trip, but would love to re-connect with somebody else that might remember it. His e-mail address is nnn

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Thursday, March, 25 2010 4A By VIRGINIA PARK

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Week filled with highs, lows, little in between

Well, this past week was one of highs and lows and not much in between. I’ll start with the lows and move on to the better stuff … I watched the hit television show, “American Idol,” on Wednesday night with a friend. Of course our interest had been piqued by the fact that a young Ottawa County woman is among the finalists on the show. I watch almost no television and thus had very little idea about what to expect. But there is always a lot of “chatter” around the community about this show so I did know the basic concept. And it has been exciting to know that someone from our area is appearing

on national television. Anyway, we were excited to have the time and opportunity to sit down to watch and see what all the talk is about. We viewed it for a while and then gave up on it. My friend said (after hearing some really vicious comments by a judge or a moderator — we did not know what his role was) that the whole thing seemed like “cruel and unusual punishment.” I agreed. We changed the channel to watch something else. We would like to have seen the local star, Crystal Bowersox, but were turned off by our dislike of the show. I have been told that this show’s comments are “fun.” Hmmmm. It did not look like fun to me. Unfortunately, almost the very next thing we saw on television that night was a news commentary with a re-cap of an interview where President Obama had repeatedly been interrupted by an interviewer. The interviewer would ask have You thought about taxeS aS Well? a question, the President It’s likely that your retirement income may come from would attempt to answer, then the interviewer would many sources, such as Social Security, pension distributions, interrupt and absolutely a 401(k) or IRA withdrawals. That’s why, if taxes are a would not let the President concern for you, it’s important to choose the right investments finish speaking. for your portfolio. At Edward Jones, we have many options No matter who had been that can give you more control over your taxes, so you can being interviewed, there enjoy what you’ve worked so hard to achieve. would have been a noticeEdward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax advice. You should able lack of respect and consult with a qualified tax specialist for professional advice on your specific situation. courtesy from this interviewer. And there certainly call today to see how our unique, face-to-face approach was no respect or courtesy makes us best-suited to help long-term investors meet their shown for the President of current needs and future financial goals. the United States or for the Presidency. The repeated Gary J Coon Larry Brown interruptions were off126 East Second Street 2870 E Harbor Rd putting and definitely were Port Clinton, OH 43452 Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-732-3128 419-732-6570 not intended to clarify what was being said. They Member SIPC were just downright nasty and they happened way too many times. I turned that off, because it, too, was disturbing to watch. Whenever I see things like this happening — the cutting, hurtful, remarks in a public venue such as on television, rudeness to a famous person (or to anyone), humiliation of innocent people for the sake Each week Wylie is hiding of someone’s amusement somewhere in The Beacon. or pushing around people

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or the public in general just because you can — then I wonder what has happened to us as a society. I think that as a faith-filled people we should all try to think these things through and turn away from this kind of activity and “entertainment.” We could make such progress as a people, not only in a spirit of Christianity but also as coworkers or associates or volunteers for good causes — or maybe just as decent human beings — if we employed a spirit of cooperation and a willingness to treat people as well as we ourselves want to be treated. There are lots of good people in the world who do that. There are also lots of people who are spending their lives with a goal of causing problems. They are so busy concentrating on one-ups-man-ship that they don’t stop to think about what’s best for their neighbors, families, co-workers and the world. The fact of the matter is this. Mean people often win. The loud people often win. The people who think these tactics are funny or fun often win. Usually the rest of the world struggles along cleaning up the messes they make and that’s time-consuming, expensive and counterproductive. Now those were some of the things last week that were downers. But I’m happy to say that last week had a wonderful share of grand things that happened, too. So I’m moving on to talking about that because nothing is going to change just because I don’t like a bunch of stuff that is happening these days. nnn

So I’m happy to report that I had a successful week in my job as Ottawa County Recorder. First, I am extremely happy to see light at the end of the tunnel on a project I worked on for the Ohio Recorder’s Association. It has taken about a year’s worth of my spare time but, in cooperation with the Wayne County Recorder, we’re now putting the finishing touches on a new book that will contain all of the Attorney General opinions that deal with the work of Recorders. These go back to 1924 and they are still relied upon for much county work. These opinions have never been assembled before but now they’ve been accumulated on paper. The total project is 800+ pages long. Of course the “books” will be printed on computer disks rather than on paper, both for ease in retrieving the information when it is needed and also to keep costs down. The other Recorder dug though Web

sites, libraries and old files to gather these materials. My contribution was to compile an index of all of this work so that the opinions can be accessed through key words and topics. It was a long process. But overall it was enjoyable and educational, too. We hope to be able to provide a good working tool to counties all across the state when it is completed. It is now being proofread by other people who will make corrections and suggestions before we put the lid on this project. It was introduced to all of Ohio’s County Recorders last week at a conference in Columbus. Hard on the heels of that project, another one for the Ohio Recorders Association is being kicked off for the coming year. The Warren County Recorder and I will head it up but most of the time-consuming work will be done by an eight-person committee who will make suggestions to us for Ohio laws that govern the work of County Recorders. Many laws that regulate responsibilities of Recorders were written about 60 years ago and no longer apply to the way recording work is done electronically today. The committee will recommend some changes that will make the laws more relevant in today’s computerized society. nnn

Some other fun things that happened this past week: spending about 16 hours with 11 young teenagers at a learning experience as they get ready to be “confirmed” into full membership in their churches. That was a very good time. They were good kids. They were active when involved in games and swimming (or eating numerous snacks) but they were also attentive in the class situations. I loved being there and really enjoyed helping to teach them. nnn

Another great time, one never to be forgotten, was Saturday waiting by the County Line Store near Muddy Creek in Bay Township for the buses bringing students and players home from Bowling Green State University. The PCHS boys’ basketball team had just won the regional title there in a game against Celina. There were literally hundreds of cars and people accompanying the buses or waiting to greet them as they made their way home. That was fun, exciting and energyzing. The team now goes to state and plays in Columbus on Thursday night. Good luck, ’Skins! The entire town and community are with you in this.

Time running out for seedling sale

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April 2010

Community Education Calendar Childbirth Education

Attending these educational classes helps parents gain the knowledge, confidence and support they need during pregnancy and after the birth of their baby. For more information, please call 419-690-7738.

Free carotid, aortic and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) testing available. To qualify for the free screenings you must be over the age of 65, or over the age of 50 with a history of one or more of the following risk factors: diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, or family history of vascular disease. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 419-690-7845.

Spring into Wellness – Your Journey on the Road to Good Health

Bay Park Community Hospital Wellness Screenings

Come eat, learn, move and shop your way to better health at the 6th annual women’s wellness day at Bay Park Community Hospital, sponsored by the hospital Auxiliary. In addition, free bone density and vascular screenings will be offered. Breakfast and lunch is included, and attendees can get a massage, attend educational and exercise sessions, apply for a passport, view vendor booths and win prizes. Tickets cost $25. For more information, please call 419-690-7700.

Free blood pressure, bone density and glucose screenings will be offered. For more information, please call 419-291-5826.

Every Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m. Bay Park Community Hospital, Superior Room

Sat., April 10, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bay Park Community Hospital, Garden Level

Look Good… Feel Better

Mon., April 12, 1 – 3 p.m. Bay Park Community Hospital, Huron Room

Look Good… Feel Better is a free American Cancer Society program that teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment. Each participant will receive a free makeup kit worth $250. Registration is required. Please call 888-227-6446 and press #2 and then #1 when instructed.

Vascular Screenings

Mon., April 12, 1 – 4 p.m. Bay Park Community Hospital, Diagnostics Department

Wed., April 14, noon – 1 p.m. Bay Park Community Hospital, Bay Cafe

At Bay Park Community Hospital, we’re committed to offering programs and screenings for the benefit of your health. For more information, please call ProMedica Total Wellness at 419-291-5826. All events are held at Bay Park Community Hospital unless otherwise noted. Complimentary valet parking is available at the main entrance of the hospital Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

East Toledo Wellness Screenings

Tues., April 20, 9 – 11 a.m. East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White St., Toledo

Free blood pressure, bone density, cholesterol, and glucose screenings will be offered. For more information, please call 419-291-5826.


Earth Day Celebration

Thurs., April 22, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bay Park Community Hospital, Garden Level

This year is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Celebrate Earth Day at Bay Park Community Hospital with local environmental representatives and organizations. Learn simple ways to be more environmentally conscious at this free event. The first 50 attendants who bring a mercury thermometer can exchange it for a digital thermometer for free. For more information, please call 419-690-7862.

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The ever-popular Tree Seedling Sale is under way. Order forms for the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District 2010 Seedling Tree and Shrub Sale are now available by calling 419-898-1595 or visiting Evergreen varieties in packets of 10 for this year include: Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce and American Arborvitae. The fast-growing Green Rocket Cedar will be sold individually this year. These cedars will grow up to 3 feet per year, are deer resistant, have a strong root system and no major insect problems. They make a great windbreak or privacy screen. The following fast-growing (up to 5 feet per year) varieties are also on sale: Autumn Blaze Maple (sold individually) and Coral Snap (five per packet). The recipient of the Urban Tree of the Year, the Autumn Blaze Maple is a cross between the Silver and Red Maple. The new Coral Snap (similar to last year’s Skyrise) are hardy and have stunning reddish-orange stems. This variety is disease resistant and lives up to 40 years. Other larger trees available: the beautiful London Plane (similar to Sycamore); Renaissance Oasis Paper Birch; Cleveland Flower Pear; Red Oak; American Cranberry Bush; and Burning Bush. This Miss Kim Lilacs and Knock Out Roses have been added to the sale. Butterfly wildflower mixture and a native grass packet are again available and to complete your garden area we have our Ohio made butterfly houses. Deadline for ordering is April 1. You will be notified when the seedlings will be ready for pick-up (midApril). To view the different varieties or print out an order for, visit

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Danbury wins county competition Submitted story Congratulations to the Danbury fifth grade Academic Challenge Team for winning the Ottawa County Competition on Monday, March 8. The fifth-graders defeated four other county opponents to take home the championship trophy. They will be competing in the Tri-County (Erie, Huron and Ottawa) competition at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, at Bowling Green Challenge Team members are: Allisa Ritterbach (left), Nick Bossetti, State University-Firelands. Kain Lucas, Seth Vargo, Cory Bowser and Advisor Sue Joy.


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Pictured in their costumes are fourth-graders: Kate Bowers, Kyle Demeter, Emma Eickert, Alex Finley, Kertis Johnson, Jack Kessler, Drew Kopchak, Ryan McDougall, Nicholas Mainous, Rachel Monk, Claudia Rosiar, A.J. Savona, Benjamin Sprenger, Dawson Tomer and Morgan Wojciechowski

ICS students pose in wax museum Fourth grade students of Immaculate Conception School presented a Wax Museum Book Report to parents and all classes. The students read books about famous people such as: Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, Barack Obama, C.S. Lewis, George

Washington, Gerald Ford, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, Pocahontas, R.L. Stine, Sacagawea, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney and the Wright Brothers. They dressed in the costume of the character and displayed posters and other

objects pertinent to their books. Their presentation included pressing a green button for the character to come alive and respond with explanations of various events in their person’s life and to audience questions.

Kitzler earns OHHS agricultural honor OAK HARBOR — Tyler Kitzler of Oak Harbor High School was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company. Kitzler, the son of the late James and Shelley Kitzler, received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Kitzler’s significant experiences and accomplishments have included being vice president of the Oak Harbor

FFA Chapter, and placement in the areas of aguaculture, landscape management, outdoor recreation, small animal care, home and community development and emerging agricultural technologies. Krysteena Brown and Noah Neiderhouse are Tyler’s agricultural education instructors at OHHS. This year the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrates its 63rd anniversary. Over these 63 years, more than 164,000 high school

seniors from across the country have received the award, which has become a symbol for excellence and the school’s highest agricultural honor. In 2009, nearly 2,000 students from high schools in 49 of the 50 states were recognized. The Oak Harbor winner for 2009 was Wes Gyde. As winner of the 2010 Award, Tyler’s name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at Oak Harbor High School.

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In cooperation with the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club, Port Clinton City Schools recognizes outstanding elementary students as Terrific Our 63rd Season Kids. The following have been honored as Terrific Kids for January: • Bataan Memorial Elementary — Deven Singleton, Brooke Martinez, Presents Faith Chapman, Katerina Fillmore, Jasmine Borton, Final Madison Palmer, Haley Willoughby, Ethan Carpenter, Weekend! Melanie Smith, McKenna Boling, Dale Bagovich, Taylor Burnette, Avery Hines, Keanoh DeLeon, Alexis Runyon, Collin Jones, BryBy John Culbertson Directed by Matt Parker cetyn Hedden and Sierra Holbrook. • Jefferson Elementary — Nikolas Skoufos, Brynn Jacoby, Caleb Couture, Jackson Kennedy. Niki TipPlaymakers Civic Theatre ton, Ian Kuzma, Autumn Capodice, Jenna Sulli604 W. 6th St., Port Clinton van, Leslee Gilleland, Allie Box Office NOW OPEN 419-734-5044 Veverka, Autumn Seaman, John Young, Seth Cham-

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Admission: $10.00 per person in advance / $12.00 at the door Tickets are available at all Ottawa County Senior Center locations. Contact Juanita Persely for reservations or more information at (419) 341-1080. Sponsored by:

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Thursday, March, 25 2010 8A

Otterbein North Shore celebrates St. Patrick’s Day More than 200 people were in attendance at Wesley Lodge in Lakeside as Otterbein North Shore sponsored a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Corned beef, potatoes and cabbage was the fare of the day prepared by Otterbein’s

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Chef Ryan Duffy. Green hats topped many a head, and the guests were entertained by a spirited group of young women named Maidens IV from Loudonville. The Maidens, four sisters with exceptional musical and voice talent, provided more than an hour of lively song and dance. Their fiery Celtic sound included turns on the Bodhran, guitar, violin and viola, while singing and step-dancing. Otterbein North Shore is a Continuum of Care Retirement Community offering independent and assisted living, as well as short-term rehabilitation in the Jane Baker House. For information, call 419-798-8203 or visit www. Judy Wiens (above right) and her father, Otterbein North Shore resident Bob Jones, donned shamrock hats, enjoyed corned beef and cabbage and listened to Celtic music at Wesley Lodge in Lakeside to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day.

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A consultant is conducting a survey of senior citizens in our rural counties on behalf of the Area Office on Aging. This survey is a part of the office’s development process for its 2011-2014 Strategic Plan required by the Ohio Department of Aging. Up to 720 seniors, 60 years of age and older, across the nine rural counties will be surveyed for their opinions and needs in several key areas, including: senior services and utilization, housing, personal health

and wellness, care giving, and health and prescription drug insurance. Demographic information will also be collected. The analysis will be conducted by Drs. Cary Kart and Jennifer Kinney of the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami (Ohio) University. Seniors are reminded that the calls are valid and any questions can be directed to Colette Cordova, assistant vice-president of planning and program development, at 419-725-6954.

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A Matter of Balance — a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults — is being offered in Oak Harbor. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. The Harbor Lights Senior

Center is offering “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday for eight weeks beginning April 5. The session will be held at Riverview Healthcare Campus, 8180 W. Ohio 163, Oak Harbor. The Program cost is $5. A workbook is provided and refreshments are served. Call Lisa Ervin at 419898-2800 to register or for information. Hou Mon-Fri rs: 12 - 9 Sat/Su pm 11 am- n 9 pm

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Magruder Hospital VIP Club planning three trips for 2010 Magruder Hospital’s VIP Club will be taking three trips in 2010, and is holding two informational sessions on Thursday, April 8, to discuss the details of these trips. Interested individuals can come to the Fulton Street Café at either 9:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. April 8 to hear about the agenda, lo-

gistics and cost for each of the trips. There will be two one-day trips and one multi-day trip between now and the end of the year. Friends and family of VIP members can participate in the trips. Edgewood Manor and Otterbein Northshore are helping to sponsor the getaways.

The VIP Club is for anyone 60+, and applications can be found in the Fulton Street Café and the gift shop. For information about the VIP Club, as well as other events and screenings, go to

Spring Into Happiness April 11 Ottawa County Senior Activities Committee invites you to the Spring Into Happiness III Big Band Dance from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 11, at the Community Markets VFW Memorial Hall, 215 W. Main St., Oak Harbor. The dance will feature the “Night

Session Big Band,” hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and raffles. Those 21 and over welcome. Admission is $10 per person in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets will be available at Pot O’Gold Game Day and at all Ottawa County Senior Center locations.

Contact Juanita Mills-Persely for reservations or info at 419-341-1080. All proceeds will go to benefit the Ottawa County Senior Renewal Levy. The event is sponsored by Walker Family Funeral Homes and Otterbein North Shore Retirement Living.


Free screenings offered at 55+ club SANDUSKY —  Join Firelands 55+ Club on  Wednesday, April 7,  for  Morning Coffee  from  8 to 10 a.m. Morning Coffee  will be held at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, Community Resource Room.

The following screenings will be available: • Free Blood Pressure Screening • Free Blood Sugar Screening • Cholesterol Screening for $6.00 • Total Lipid Profile for $16.00 (12Hour Fast)

Appointments are not necessary for the health screenings.  For information about Morning Coffee, call 419557-7722. For information about Firelands Regional Medical Center, visit  www.

Otterbein North Shore offers day trips Otterbein North Shore has partnered with Timely Tours to offer its first series of day motor coach trips. The first trip is scheduled for Monday, May 24, to Ohio Amish Country. The motor coach will depart Otterbein North Shore at 7:30 a.m. for Middlefield. After a rest stop, the tour will begin in Middlefield at 10 a.m. and will provide an insider’s view into the day-to-day activities of the Amish people living there. Middlefield is the center of the second largest Amish settlement in Ohio. The day will also include a visit to a cheese house, lunch in an Amish home, a

stop at a schoolhouse and tour of Ridgeview Farm. The cost is $78 per person and reservations are required as space is limited. This is the first trip in a series of three that will be offered in 2010. Although specific dates have not yet been decided, trips leaving Otterbein North Shore will also be headed to the Ford Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Mich., for a tour of the factory that manufactures the Ford-150 truck. This tour will include lunch at a waterfront restaurant and visit to the Conservatory. A trip to Malabar Farm is planned in the fall to view the

lovely fall colors. Included in this trip will be a tour of Mansfield’s restored theater and the opportunity to hear an organ recital. For information, contact Deb Pinkerton at 419-798-8203, ext. 104. Otterbein North Shore is a Continuum Care Retirement Community offering independent and assisted living, as well as short-term rehabilitation in the Jane Baker House. Additional information regarding Otterbein Retirement Living Communities is available on its Web site: or by calling 888513-9131.

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Residents and guests gathered at The Vineyard Community Center on Friday, March 12, for a Vegas-style party. The staff acted as dealers for blackjack, poker, euchre and other games as residents used play money to bet the night away. A tasty buffet and clever decorations added to a memorable evening. Shown here playing euchre are: Mary Jane Huffman (left), Patti Conrad, Geri Lohmann and Darlene Davies.

Levy campaign The Senior Levy Committee campaign managers are Pat Holly, Winnie Chasteen and Barb Magsig. The committee is gearing up for kickoff of the 2010 Senior Levy Campaign in preparation for the May 4 election. While the Senior Levy Committee has met twice, there is still much work to do. “All of us (senior citizens) need to get involved in this process,” said Pat

Holly, campaign manager for Eastern Ottawa County. “These services are for us, the senior citizens of Ottawa County and we must help to keep these services alive.” For information about the group or to find out when the next meeting is, contact Pat Holly at the Port Clinton Senior Senior at 419-734-1481 or Senior Resources at 419-898-6459 or 1-877-898-6459.

Senior Health Assessments

Heritage Health Care in partnership with Ottawa County is conducting patient health assessments and monthly educational programs for Seniors 60 years and older who reside in Ottawa County. A RN will provide a health assessment, blood pressure checks, blood glucose and cholesterol testing, and referrals to private physicians.

Monthly Educational Presentations

Contact Site for Details We will be at the following locations in April: Elmore Senior Village - April 6th Danbury Senior Center - April 7th Lakeview Estates Port Clinton - April 13th Riverview Senior Center - April 14th Port Clinton Senior Center - April 20th Genoa Elder Life Apartments - April 22nd Put-in-Bay Senior Center - April 27th

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March 25

Health department clinics

Customer Service

Thursday, March, 25 2010 10A WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Adolphus Kraener Park, Downtown Oak Harbor

Unless otherwise noted, all clinics are at the Ottawa County Health Department, with appointments being made by calling 419734-6800 or Toll Free at 1-800-788-8803.

March 31

WHEN: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

March 29

April 1

WHERE: Ottawa County Community Resource Centre, 8043 W. Ohio 163, Oak Harbor

Northcoast Job and Resource Fair

Women, Infants and Children Clinic & Immunization Clinic

Well Child, Sexually Transmitted Disease & Family Planning Clinic

WHAT: Come dressed as you would for an interview, and bring plenty of resumes.

INFO: Sign up by e-mailing Carol Guice at or by calling 419307-1189

7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

March 30

April 2

Educational Breakfast

WIC Clinic — 12:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

No clinics

WHERE: Moose Lodge, 1105 W. Lakeshore Drive, Port Clinton

WHAT: Northcoast Jobs Connection seminar; get information about customer expectations, handling complaints and rituals.

WHAT: Senior Resources and Heritage Home Health will provide a very informative program on their free 60+ Clinics which take place at seven locations throughout the county. The cost for the breakfast will be $5

March 26

WHEN: 9 a.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center INFO: 419-734-3131, ext. 3363; or www. and click on the events calendar.

March 26

March 25-26

Free OSHA training WHAT: 10-Hour General Industry Class offered by the Ottawa County Safety Council

“Deep Blue”

Book discussion

WHERE: Ottawa County Resource Centre, Oak Harbor

WHAT: “The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane” by Katherine Howe will be discussed. Copies are available for check out at the library.

INFO: Call Denise Ventrone at 419-898-6242

March 25-27

March 25-27

WHEN: 10 a.m.


WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library

WHAT: 34th annual Danbury High School performance

Perry’s Victory Visitor Center opens

WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Danbury High School COST: All tickets $5 presale at the high school office, limited tickets available at the door.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHAT: Farm Bureau’s Dr. Leah Dorman, director of food programs for the Center for Food and Animal Issues, will be the featured speaker.

TICKETS: $5 and available by calling 419898-1595

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ter. Center will begin daily operations April 23. WHERE: Put-in-Bay

WHERE: St. John Lutheran Church, 122 W. Ottawa St., Oak Harbor

WHAT: The monument’s visitor center opens for the weekends. Construction tours will be given every hour. Sign up at the Visitors Cen-




at 419-732-3571 to run


Wild Game Dinner WHAT: Pheasant, deer, muskrat, rabbit, duck, goose, fish, elk and more


WHAT: The Friends of the Ida Rupp Public Library will show “Deep Blue” (2003/UK/G/83 minutes). Admission is free and open to the public. David Attenborough’s compelling BBC film is an epic underwater exploration into the secret lives of sea creatures and a voyage through aquatic realms where humans have rarely dared to go. Waddle with playful penguins, dart through schools of fish, ride over stormy waves with massive whales and encounter alien-like creatures so rare they have never before been seen on film. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library community rooms. Entry is through the door on West Third Street. INFO: 419-732-3212

WHEN: 5 to 6:30 p.m. — social hour and viewing of prizes/auction items; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — dinner; 7:30 to 10 p.m. — auction and raffle WHERE: Oak Harbor Conservation Club, 975 S. Gordon Road, Oak Harbor COST: Adults $10; children 10 and under Free INFO: Call Keith Kralik evenings at 419-3558510 March 28

March 28

Pancake and sausage breakfast WHAT: All-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash browns, orange juice, milk & coffee. Adults $6; seniors $4; children 12 and under eat free WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

March 27 Easter Egg Hunt

WHERE: Carroll Township Fire and EMS, 11080 W. Toussaint East Road, Oak Harbor INFO: Ed Dewitz 419-898-1686

WHAT: Easter egg hunt, Easter candy hunt, visits and photos with the Easter Bunny, games, prizes and chances to win a Golden Egg Basket.

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Ongoing events Knitting classes WHAT: Gwen Piercefield of The Curiosity Shop of Oak Harbor is offering free knitting classes. No experience is necessary. WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays


INFO: 419-898-0479;;

INFO: E-mail Carol Guice at carol.guice@ or call 419-307-1189

Agricultural Community Breakfast

WHEN: 8 a.m.

March 25-27March 25-26

Family Planning Clinic — 12:45 to 4 p.m.

INFO: Call Gwen at 419-898-1916 for information or just drop in on some Monday evening and try your hand at knitting.

Alzheimer’s Support WHEN: 9 to 10 a.m. the second Monday of each month

will listen to stories and participate in activities. No registration required. WHEN: 11:30 a.m. through March 31 WHERE: Oak Harbor Public Library

Yoga WHAT: Gentle yoga class for beginner or experienced students. WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays WHERE: Oak Harbor High School INFO: Call Jane Whitaker at OHHS

WHERE: Magruder Hospital

Bay Area Toastmasters

INFO: 419-734-3131, ext. 3363

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month

MS Support Group WHAT: The group is for patients, caregivers and family members to connect and share information and resources. WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month WHERE: Magruder Hospital INFO: 419-797-4540

Tai Chi WHAT: Classes taught by Lisa Shuey. WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesdays through May

WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton

Family Fun Storytime WHAT: Stories and activities easy enough for preschoolers, but fun for the whole family. Adults must be accompanied by a child. No registration is required. WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursdays through April 1 WHERE: Oak Harbor Public Library

Fish Fry

INFO: 419-734-3131, ext. 3363

WHAT: All-you-can-eat dinner with baked or fried fish, macaroni and cheese, french fries, seasoned potatoes, salad bar, dinner rolls, beverage and a variety of homemade desserts.

One Size Fits All Storytime

WHERE: St. Boniface School, 215 Church St., Oak Harbor

WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center COST: $3 per class

WHAT: Aimed at preschoolers, including infants, accompanied by an adult. Children

WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays through March 26

COST: $8 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, children 5 and under free

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Sign up for Red Cross scramble Easter Bunny is special guest at breakfast Saturday Edgewood Manor is hosting Breakfast with the Bunny on Saturday, March 27. The breakfast will include: pancakes, eggs, sausage, juices, coffee and milk. Children will have an opportunity to visit with the Easter Bunny and receive a photo to take home. The residents of Edgewood Manor will be passing out goodies as well. There are two seatings for breakfast and reservations are required. The first seat-

The 24th annual American Red Cross four-person golf scramble is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, at the Oak Harbor Golf Club. The tournament will be an 8 ing at 9 a.m. and the second at 10:30 a.m. a.m. shotgun start and limited to the first The suggested donation for the event is 36 registered, paid foursomes. $5 for adults and $3 for children. To register your foursome and select ® Find out about All money collected willavailable be givendiscounts to the on your auto insurance with Nationwide. your starting hole, call the local Amerifamily of Simon Mercurio. Simon, 17, is can Red Cross office at 419-734-1100, a junior at Port Clinton High School. He e-mail or visit suffered a spinal cord injury while tumbling last fall. To reserve your seat, call Edgewood at 419-734-5506. Make reservations by Wednesday, March 24. Seating is limited. Nemecek Insurance & Financial Services and click on the “Events” tab at the top of the page to find golfer registration forms and sponsor forms. Entry fee includes: green fees and two carts per foursome, great prize packages for the top two teams, skill prizes, door prizes, coffee and donuts before you tee off, beverage tickets and dogs, kielbasa and chili for lunch.



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Schedel Arboretum and Gardens opening early The Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, a 17-acre paradise of intensively managed gardens and home to hundreds of rare and unusual species of trees, shrubs and plants has announced that, for the first time, it will open its gates to visitors in the month of April. “Since we opened to the public in 1991, we have always started our season on May 1 and we just felt like our members and guests have missed out on so much early spring beauty that is present in April,” said events coordinator Veronica Sheets. Sheets noted that in the next few weeks the gardens will be adorned with blooming crocus and daffodils among the grove of ancient dawn redwood trees, tulips, forsythia and hundreds of other flowering trees and shrubs, including more than 20 varieties of Japanese maple, many of which grow in the Japanese Garden, will also add their brilliant colors to the spring landscape.

According to assistant director David Halsey, the nearly 20,000 annuals that are on display each year at the gardens won’t be planted until May. “There is still an amazing display of beauty here in the springtime that we’re excited for folks to get a chance to see for the first time,” he said. April hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The gardens begin normal hours on May 1, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon until 4 p.m. on Sundays. In addition to garden tours, the Brown Welcome Center will also be open. Currently on display in the McAlear Gallery is an exhibit titled Art From India that includes paintings by many artists from the country of India. The Schedel Arboretum & Gardens is located at 19255 W. Portage River Road South in Elmore. For information, call 419-862-3182 or visit

Get accessorized at Edgewood Instead of throwing a small party at your home, Edgewood Manor decided to throw one big one Saturday, April 17. You are invited to share in a fun-filled day where vendors will have items on display, some for immediate sale, some to order. A few of the items available will be:

Area author to sign books at Port Clinton Library Fostor ia author N a o m i Chapman will be at the Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton at 2 p.m. April 24 for a book signing. Chapman has five books published: “Wallet of Death,” “The Digby Lake Killer,” “Secret Past,” “Bathroom Strangler” and her newest, “Criminal Company.” All five books are thrillers. “Criminal Company” is about Holly Andrews who gets a job working for the Griffins. She has no idea what she is in for. There are so many secrets and lies. After meeting Eli Griffin, the son, she thinks he is the sexiest man alive. She has no idea what kind of illegal activities he is involved with. Then there is Natalie Griffin who only cares about money and what she can get. She gets a man named Wes to help steal money from her parents, but Eli finds out. Just as Eli and his friends are about to kill her, Wes comes in with a gun pointed at Holly’s head.

Tastefully Simple, Arbonne, Miche Bags, Scentsy, Avon, Mary Kay, hand-made beaded jewelry, Pampered Chef and Tupperware.  Stop in — 1330 S. Fulton St., Port Clinton — anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. For information, call 419-734-5506.

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Red Cross classes coming up Take an American Red Cross class and learn how to save a life. The following classes are being offered at Magruder Hospital Conference Center, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton: • Adult CPR — 6 to 10 p.m. April 14 • Infant/Child CPR — 6 to 9:30 p.m. April 15 • First Aid Basics — 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 21 • Common Childhood Illnesses — 9 a.m.

to 3 p.m. April 17 • First Aid with CPR – Child and Infant — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24 The following class is being offered in the Sutton Center Conference Room, 1854 E. Perry St., Port Clinton: • Adult CPR — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 Pre-registration is required for all classes. Class size is limited. Be proactive and call the American Red Cross to day, 419-7341100 or email .

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Free blood pressure checks offered For your convenience, the American Red Cross is offering the following free blood pressure screenings throughout the county during the month of April: • April 10-11 — after all Masses at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 Barclay St., Marblehead


• April 5, 12, 19 and 26 — 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Danbury Senior Center, 8470 E. Harbor Road, Lakeside-Marblehead • April 28 — Noon to 1 p.m. at Ida Rupp Public Library, Executive Conference Room, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton


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Redskins face Zanesville Regional champs play state semifinal Thursday at OSU

Early dismissal Port Clinton City School District will have an altered schedule this week to provide the boys basketball team with as much support as possible in Columbus:

By JOHN SCHAFFNER Publisher The Zanesville Blue Devils surprised just about everybody on Saturday with a regional final win over Columbus DeSales at the Convocation Center at Ohio University. Everybody, that is, except their coach, Scott Aronhalt, whose team closely mirrors the Redskins as an unselfish group who just cares about winning. DeSales was heavily favored on Saturday, but the undersized and overachieving Blue Devils took it right to DeSales and broke it open in the closing seconds for a resounding win. It is the first time at the state championships since 1997 for Zanesville where they lost in the Division I championship game. Their team closely matches Port Clinton, particularly with the history of disappointments. They lost in the regionals three straight years, from 2004 to 2007. They were 11-10 overall last year, and, like the Redskins, fell in the first round of the sectionals. “Zanesville does not have a lot of size,” said Port Clinton Coach Troy Diels. “They have a 6-4 wing player and their posts are 6-1 and 6-2. Their overall team quickness is very good. They are led by their point guard, Tanner Gibson, who averages 15 points a game.” Gibson was the star against DeSales with 22 points. Now, the big task is to bring the Redskin team back down to earth following the first regional title in the school’s history. “We will prepare the same way that we always have,” said Diels. “I think it is important to make sure the kids enjoy the experience at the same time. These opportunities do not come around very of-

Students will be released early Thursday, March 25. Elementary dismissal will be 12:50 p.m. and middle and high school students will get out at 1:30 p.m. There will be no school Friday, March 26.

Wendy’s WLEC All-Star Classic basketball games will be played at Huron High School on Wednesday, March 31. Girls start at 6 p.m. • Girls team selections include: Sara Lipstraw and Erica Mauder from Oak Harbor; and Bethany Buchanan and Rebecca Day from Port Clinton. • Boys team selections include: Kevin Young and Brandon Wasserman from Oak Harbor; and Ryan Hicks, Josh Francis and Allen Tigner from Port Clinton. Port Clinton’s Troy Deils will coach the SBC boys team. Admission price is $6/adults and $5/students. Awards presented after each game.

Former PC star rolls career high

By law, a makeup day will be added to the end of the year. The district is encouraging everyone to make arrangements to support our community and boy’s basketball team in Columbus! GO SKINS!!!!! PHOTO BY BILL MIGALA

Josh Francis goes up for a shot during the Regional final Saturday at Bowling Green State University. For more photos from the game — or to post some of your own — visit or find us on Facebook. ten so we need to make sure they enjoy it.” Will they be too nervous or even too sky high when they take the floor Thursday night? “I am not worried about having to settle them down,” said Diels. “They will be back to work this week in the gym and will practice as hard as they always have all week. For us, the only one that matters is the next one.” The Redskin game with Zanesville will

Locals make all-star team

follow the other Division II semifinal with perennial state power Dayton Dunbar facing the team that beat LeBron James’ old team — Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary — in their regional final, Cleveland Benedictine. Port Clinton High School sold out of tickets on Monday for Thursday night’s game, and had another 500 ordered to come in Tuesday.

Former Port Clinton bowling star Chris Black rolled his career high series in league action at Varsity Lanes in Bowling Green last week. Chris rolled games of 297-258-288 for an 843 series, tied for second in Bowling Green records. “I got slow on the 12th shot of the first game and left the 3-6-10 stand. The third game I didn’t want to get slow so I threw it a little harder and left the 2 pin. I’m happy to get the 800 series,” Chris said. It was Chris’ third 800 series, and he has six 300 games. Chris is a graduate of BGSU and works for Creative Financial Partners in Perrysburg.

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2B Thursday, March 25, 2010


The Beacon

OCIC hands out Business and Industry Awards The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation handed out its 2010 Business and Industry Awards. The following winners were recognized:

Small business — Martin Industries

Martin Industries is located in downtown Elmore and manufactures molded rubber components used by a variety of industry sectors, including food preparation and industrial equipment manufacturers. Like many of our county’s businesses, Martin Industries started its operations as a result of a local entrepreneur. Herman Gerkensmeyer, started Martin Industries in his garage in Martin, Ohio. What started out as Herman tinkering around with rubber, turned into a full-scale production operation by the mid-80s, when he took a leap of faith and left his garage to establish a facility in the village of Elmore. Not unlike many industries, the number of rubber manufacturers in Northwest Ohio has significantly declined in recent years. Through the changes in the rubber component manufacturing landscape, including heightened competition from overseas, Martin Industries has remained a steadfast operation. Martin Industries has developed a niche in manufacturing customized, smallquantity orders that larger rubber manufacturers cannot fulfill. The company has worked extremely hard to retain its existing workforce in the economic slowdown and has significantly increased marketing efforts to current and potential customers. Martin Industries has built relation-

ships with new customers not only in Ohio, but across the U.S. The entrepreneurship that was the fabric of Gerkensmeyer’s life has transcended to his sons, John and Tim. In fact, in 2009 John and Tim listened to a company that was in need of specialty production capabilities that they just couldn’t find. Hearing this, John and Tim did what anyone would do — they built a custom piece of equipment from the ground up to service this client and today they are doing just that, manufacturing large ship bearings for propeller shafts. Also in 2009, they purchased a 60,000-pound press from Texas to further diversify their capabilities. The delivery and installation was quite a spectacle, when a crane dropped the machine into the building through a hole that was cut into their roof. This new piece of equipment produces ergonomic, interlocking rubber flooring that can be found on the floors of Sony’s manufacturing facilities in Japan because of the floors anti-static configuration. It is always interesting to learn where we can find a company’s end products. For Martin Industries, you will find their rubber products in virtually every restaurant across the country on the feet of ice machines. You can also find their products on pop machines and even on the feet of food processing equipment manufactured by Marblehead’s Biro Manufacturing. Overall, the company has worked very hard to preserve its workforce while finding new and creative ways to go above and beyond to meet customers needs. Accepting the


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nomination for Small Business, on behalf of everyone at Martin Industries, was Tim Gerkensmeyer. Other nominees were Arbor Plastic Technologies and the Island House.

Medium Business — Bassett’s Market

Bassett’s Market has been feeding Northwest Ohio since 1898, when the business opened its first small market in Oak Harbor. The market was founded by Nahmy Bassett and has remained in the Bassett family for more than 100 years, being operated by Nahmy’s wife Mary, sons Abe and Dick, and is currently owned and operated by grandson Mike. When Nahmy Bassett opened his market, he prided himself on offering customers specialty products and, above all, friendly and courteous service. This business philosophy has continued on and Bassett’s Market is now recognized as one of the most progressive independent supermarket operations in the State of Ohio. In 1986, Bassett’s opened a second location in Port Clinton which today sits in a 65,000-square-foot facility and is home to the area’s finest wine shop. The original location in Oak Harbor was sold in 1997 and in 2002, Mike purchased a second store in Bellevue. In February of this year, Mike announced he would be taking his advertising “green,” after determining that his stores print 2.86 million pages of advertising per year, which amounts to almost 9 tons of paper and ink. This advertising campaign is being done in partnership with The Beacon and online. As the businesses and habits of shoppers have changed over the last 110 years, Bassett’s Market has found ways to adapt and succeed by offering its customers unique products and a special shopping experience. Accepting the award was owner Mike Bassett. Other nominees were Allied Waste and Nagoya Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi.

Large business — Magruder Hospital

Magruder Hospital is Ottawa County’s premier full-service medical facility. The hospital’s mission goes beyond just treating people within its facilities; it extends out into the community through educational opportunities, prevention education, addressing public health concerns and more. Magruder’s mission goes beyond just treating people within the walls of the hospital; it extends out into the community through educational opportunities, prevention information, addressing public health concerns and more. In recent years, Magruder has made several improvements to its facilities, most recently with the completion of a new $2.5 million medical office building and addition of a Sleep Clinic. In January 2010, the hospital was recognized by CNN Money as one of the country’s first all-digital hospitals in the nation, through its implementation of the Cerner healthcare technology systems. This project was undertaken in partnership with Fisher-Titus Medical Center and will define Magruder as a “smart hospital,” meaning it is a fully-automated operation that connects a patient’s health records electronically to a provider. As a part of the integration of the Cerner system, Magruder will be connecting its patient’s rooms into the system, where a vast array of information will be displayed electronically, from a patient’s blood pressure to movie and entertainment options. This infrastructure investment is being undertaken as Magruder anticipates development of a nation-wide connected health network. Another project undertaken by the hospital is the formation of a waste reduction committee. As a partner of Hospitals for a Healthy Environment, Magruder has become a part of a national movement to reduce the impact of its operations on the environment and the local community. 2009 data that was recently compiled paints a telling picture. Some examples of Magruder’s waste reduction efforts include recycling nearly 1 ton of tin and aluminum cans, 7 tons of cardboard, and 19 tons of paper. It is estimated that these efforts helped save 331 trees, 58 cubic yards of landfill space and 9,022 gallons of oil. In addition to its high level of care, technology advancements and green efforts, Magruder contributes to the community by providing several hundred jobs in the healthcare field and is a consumer of services of our local businesses. The hospital also takes on the role of being an educator, charitable organization and community advocate. Accepting on behalf of Magruder Hospital was hospital President Cliff Harmon. Other large business nominees were Brush Wellman and Northern Manufacturing.

Business of the Year Northern Manufacturing

Northern Manufacturing was founded in 1951 and has been operated by its current ownership since 1975. In these 59 years, Northern has been exceeding customer expectations, providing products that many did not think possible. Northern Manufacturing’s operations specialize in laser cutting, forming, assembly, and fabricating of everything from simple brackets, to the bodies of Biro Manufacturing’s meat cutting devices, to complex ventilation assemblies. The company has produced sheet metal parts and metal fabrications for a variety of industries and has developed capabilities to meet their customers’ requirements no matter where the parts or assemblies are shipped to. In 1990, Northern developed a quality measurement tool called the Versagage®, which allows metal fabricators to quickly measure various dimensions with an amazing level of precision. It was developed internally as Northern was looking for innovative quality solutions to obtain the Ford Q1 certification, and has been heralded as a quantum leap in measuring technology by the Ford certification team. As a result of business growth and diversification, the company has established an operation at the Lake Erie Business Park, and purchased a 50,000 square foot facility in the Lake Winds Industrial Park in 2009. Northern Manufacturing is consistently engaging in creative marketing solutions, such as their mark on the Google search engine: take the time to visit the Google homepage and type in stainless steel fabrication. The first item that comes up – Northern Manufacturing. Additionally, their Lake Erie Business Park location is powered, in part, by a 60-panel solar array, which the company has used to market to its European customers. Since 2008, the company has grown from 92 employees to over 105 employees today. Accepting the nomination for Northern Manufacturing was President Frank Ragone.

Bill Mack Business Leader Paul Ackerman

Paul Ackerman started his small family business, Ackerman Industrial Equipment, in January of 1989 and has been operating in his Curtice facility since November of 1993. Ackerman Industrial is the primary Nissan and Heli forklift dealer for a 24 county region in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, and it is the mission of the busi-


Charter captains address Asian Carp concerns HURON — Asian carp, fisheries management and business diversification were the topics of the day for more than 200 charter fishing captains at Ohio Charter Captains Conference, held March 6 at the Bowling Green State University-Firelands Campus. Often considered the unofficial start of the charter fishing season, the conference, now in its 29th year, gives captains the latest information to help them maximize profits in a difficult economy. With the invasive bighead and silver carps in the news, this year’s conference included a presentation from Duane Chapman, fisheries biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey Columbia Environmental Research Center in Missouri, who updated captains on the ways the aggressive fish might affect the Great Lakes. Jim Kaster from Ohio Attorney Gen. Richard Cordray’s office expressed his office’s concern about the carp issue and encouraged those captains in attendance to call his office at 800-282-0515 in support of action to keep the fish out of Lake Erie. Additional fisheries issues were addressed by representatives from ODNR Division of Wildlife, with Roger Knight, Lake Erie Program Administrator, speaking on walleye management, and Jeff Tyson, Supervisor of the Sandusky Fisheries Research Unit, addressing the 2010 fisheries population outlook. Ohio Sea Grant Extension Educator Dave Kelch encouraged the captains to add SCUBA and snorkeling charters to their offerings as a way to broaden their business prospects. Sea Grant Extension Educator Tory Gabriel, who organized the conference, hopes attendees came out feeling more informed and prepared for the upcoming charter fishing season. “The Lake Erie charter industry provides unique sport fishing opportunities to a wide range of people who collectively spend $24 million on charter fees, food, lodging, and shopping every year,” he says. “Anything we can do to help these captains succeed in business and understand the Lake Erie resource is going to have a positive effect on the lake as well as the economy.” Ohio Sea Grant Extension is part of Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Sea Grant College Program, one of 32 NOAA Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For information on Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, visit

BUSINESS OCIC from 2B ness to help all Ottawa County companies remain profitable by helping to keep material handling costs as low as possible. Ackerman currently employs 11 full-time employees, one part-time employee and one intern from the University of Toledo. In the last two years, Ackerman has donated forklift services to the Habitat for Humanity, to the Cherry Street Mission, the local American Red Cross for Haiti earthquake relief, and donated a forklift to the Volvo Training Center in the Ottawa County Resource Center. In addition, Paul is the immediate past president of the Ohio Equipment Dealers Association, promotes forklift safety in the work environment, is an active member in the Genoa Chamber of Commerce and University of Toledo’s Center for Family Business and Affinity and is a trustee and past executive board member for the OCIC. In today’s economy, having a successful business means being actively engaged in efforts that reach beyond our local and regional community. Paul Ackerman has understood and embraced this perspective for many years.

Entrepreneur of the Year — Big Sky Saloon

Big Sky Saloon opened in downtown Port Clinton in 2009 and brings a piece of the owners’ love of Montana to Ottawa County. As co-owners of McCarthy’s Irish Pub, another Port Clinton hot-spot, Kelly and Scott Reynolds know how creating a special dining experience is a key ingredient for a successful business. Kelly and Scott located the Saloon in Port Clinton’s historic downtown, renovating an existing building and creating another reason for residents and visitors to come to the downtown district. The Saloon has been referred to as cozy and nostalgic, and offers bar and booth seating for more than 90 people, as well as a loft area that can hold an additional 100 people. The menu at Big Sky Saloon features homemade food from a western-style menu, including three styles of homemade chili and the Jeremiah Johnson, which is known as “a meal fit for four.” Big Sky Saloon also is equipped with a full bar, including 10 types of beers on draft. Accepting the Entrepreneurial Award for Big Sky Saloon was Scott Reynolds.

Economic Development Partner — Lake Erie Business Park

This year, the OCIC recognized the Lake Erie Business Park as Economic Development Partner. Jim McKinney and Dave Fahrbach purchased the former Erie In-

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dustrial Park in December of 2005 from award. The recipient of this award is seoverseas owners Kuhne & Nagel. The lected by the staff of the OCIC, as a way transition from overseas ownership to lo- to recognize and thank an individual who cal ownership opened the door for devel- has committed their time and energy to opment opportunities that the commu- the betterment of the organization and its nity had not seen in several years. mission. The owners renamed the park the Lake This year, the OCIC staff recognized Erie Business Park, and have worked dili- Craig Trick with Star Builders as the Volgently to create a new image for the 460 unteer of the Year. Craig has served as a plus acre property. We have seen façade Trustee of the organization since 2000, as improvements to the 756,000 SF marquee well as serving as a member of the execubuilding and many of the former metal tive board, where he has dedicated countstorage buildings have been torn down less hours toward carrying out the misand the acreage is beginning to turn into sion of the OCIC. green space again. In addition to serving as a trustee and Ottawa County, the City of Port Clin- executive board member, Craig sits on ton and the OCIC have worked with the the Marketing Committee and Business Lake Erie Business Park to install a multi- & Industry Awards committee and was a million dollar public water and sewer in- tremendous asset to the OCIC when we frastructure system to serve existing and were evaluating the viability of building future tenants of the park. The public the spec building. infrastructure improvements played a key As is exemplified in a leader, Craig has role in the $42 million Fenner Dunlop brought vision and balance to the activiexpansion project and the $10 million ties and initiatives of the OCIC. He has ARES project. incorporated his business experience and On top of the partnership to install pub- perspective into the operations of the lic water and sewer, the Lake Erie Business organization, with the hopes of keeping Park has installed a 60 panel solar array Ottawa County a wonderful place to live, and the nation’s first wind cube atop the work and play. 756,000 SF facility together with Crown Battery. The investment in the wind cube and solar array by Crown Battery Auctioneers also lead to the opening Greg Peiffer - of its Renewable Energy Center, where the comBanners/Signs/Graphics pany is working to power Bumbera Design -  its batteries with renewable energy. The solar arBBQ & Caterers ray was a part of the Ohio Bar-B-Que Bills Ribs & Chicken Shack Solar Tour in 2009 and today provides electricity Bar-B-Que Traveler, Inc. - to Northern ManufacturGrandma’s Back Yard Barbeque ing’s operation. With the purchase of the industrial park by loBoat Hauling - Land Transporting cal owners, the Lake Erie Dave’s Marine Transport Business Park has seen just the beginnings of its transformation. The viBookkeeping Services sion for promoting and Cut Your Costs Bookkeeping Services implementing renewable energy projects is unfoldChambers of Commerce ing and providing benefit back to the private sector. Marblehead - This vision, combined Oak Harbor - with other park improvePort Clinton - ments, will serve as a cataPut-in-Bay - lyst for continued investCommercial & Industrial Painting Contractors ment opportunities for Ottawa County. May Painting Inc. -

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WATER FRONT CONDO fully fur1 ACRE CATAWBA PROPERTY nished, 2 BR, 2 BA, incredible views 3 BR, 1 BA, large detached garage. of Lake & Marina, 30 ft. deeded dock, Partially wooded. www.1964Catawba. clubhouse, pool. www.318ClintonReef. com JEFF WILLIAMS 419-350-2925. com call DEBI BENTLAGE or PATTI KIRSCH 419-656-1781. JUST LISTED!

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EVERYTHING YOU WANT …And MORE! 3 BR, 2.5 BA, great floor PARTY @ THE LAKE! 3 BR, plan, spotless garage, custom features, 2 BA CONDO on the Lake. Combo in-ground pool, quiet setting. Everyliving/dining area overlooking pool, rec thing appears newer than new! View area, & Lake. Fresh paint & or call carpet. 3 BR condos are rare, don’t DEBBIE CONTE 419-656-3356. miss! LEN PARTIN 419-356-8777

LAKE IN THE WOODS Lovely condo on Catawba Island, overlooks the “Enchanted Lake” & golf course. RUTHIE CAPUTO 419-356-3947.

LAKE FRONT CONDO Breathtaking views! Spacious, furnished, 1st floor condo. Pool, private beach, dockage avail. $200’s. or DEBI BENTLAGE or PATTI KIRSCH 419-276-7755.

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Freshly Remodeled, year round, 1st floor condo, only $179,500 BARB GILLUM 419.265.1331

NEAT & TIDY... Updated 3 BR, 1.5 BA home, on large lot. Formal dining & 1st floor laundry/utility room. 1st floor master, 3-season room overlooks backyard. Detached garage. JENNIFER BEHNKE 419-898-0285.

RELAXATION FOR 55 AND UP 16 x 72 manufactured home, quiet park. 2 BR, 2 BA, plus appliances & storage shed. View or call JEFF WILLIAMS 419-350-2925


SAT. MARCH 27, 2-4 5323 E. Swan Dr., Catawba Bay JUST REDUCED FANTASTIC 3 BR, 3 BA CONDO in Catawba Bay. 2,000 sq. ft. with incredible view of marina & channel. A must-see at $275,900. View with GLENDA WARD 419-341-0044

NEW SUBDIVISION Building lots, water front & water view, peaceful setting. Prices $48,500129,500. Public utilities. Call LEN PARTIN 419-356-8777 or



Exquisite taste is evident in this stunning 3BR/3BA home. Offering an entertainment sized living room, family room combo and luxurious master suite. You’ll love your address as much as your amazing Lake view! or call DEANNA JOHNSON 419-341-1766

Nice first time buyer home with three bedrooms and one bath. Large fenced yard. Hardwood floors. Big kitchen and newer windows. One car garage. Call RUTH DOUGLAS 419-202=0029

For information on over 2000 Homes For Sale or For Open Houses Schedules this week!

6B Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mary Howard earns resort certification Mary Howard recently earned RSPS certification. Introduced in January 2006, the Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist Certification is a nationally recognized certification awarded by the National Association of Realtors. The program focuses on developing the knowledge and skill base that profes-

sionals need to specialize in buying, selling or managing second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation market and properties for investment, development, or retirement. Howard is a Realtor with REMAX Lake Shore Realty, and recently became certified in Short Sales and Foreclosed Properties. Call her at 419-212-1162.

Bay Township

• 3-17 Robert J. and Bonnie Kaspar to Deanna D. Kuzma, 5530 Little Portage East Road, $12,014.

Carroll Township

• 3-19 Albert C. Domrose Sr. and Joanne Domrose to Albert C. Domrose Jr. and Judy H. Domrose, 7321 W. Camp Perry Western Road, $35,000. • 3-17 Michael J. Free to Federal National Mortgage Association, 5148 N. Ohio 2, $83,334.

Clay Township

• 3-15 William Victor Nero to Katie L. Mapes, 2996 N. Downing, $76,000. • 3-17 Kevin W. Emerich to Federal National Mortgage Association, 870 N. Opfer Lentz Road, $73,334. • 3-18 Madelyme L. Cremean to Nicholas L. Eschenbrenner, 23217 W. Centerfield Drive, $91,000.

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CATAWBA ISLAND 2875 Trillium The Bluffs lot: 144ft of water frontage & fantastic views of lagoon. Adjacent to CIC with golf course & deep water marina. $650,000

Elmore Corp.

• 3-17 Federal National Mortgage Association to Howard F. Millhime, 352 Lincoln St., $43,500.

Port Clinton City

• 3-19 The Bank of New York Mellom to Sande and Paul Gottron, 902 E. Second St., $20,000. • 3-18 Robert Szabo to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 402 E. Seventh St., $50,000.

• 3-15 Jack D. Allen to Oak Harbor Corp Charles H. and Emily M. • 3-15 Quinstock LLC to Murphy, 5335 Blue Teal Daniel L. Gahler, 0 Locust New Price Drive, $140,000. St., $156,600. “Partners in Real Estate to Serve You Better”

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120ft of frontage on the Bay & panoramic views on 1.3 acres! 3BD/2BA updated cottage + 1BA, 1BA guest cottage. 30ft boat slip, 20x32 pole barn, 12x25 workshop & more. $650,000

• 33-15 James D. Sutherlanad to Federal Home Loan Association, 1531 N. Carroll Erie Road, $16,667.

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Gated Bay Point: 2460sqft, vaulted ceilings, 3BD, 2.5BA & 2-car attached garage. Association pool & bath house. Adjacent to Bay Point Resort for dockage, tennis & more! $368,700

• 3-19 Loretta C. Jedlicka to Andrew C. Jedlicka, 0 Plum, $115,000.

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• 3-18 Betty J. Noykos to Mike E. Owens, 5545 E. Mabel Drive, $130,000. • 3-18 Beach Towne LLC to Gene F. Cornell, 3149 N. Towne Court, $261,250.

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CATAWBA ISLAND 4260-A Marin Wds LeMarin Townhome in gated community. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with vaulted ceilings, fireplace and patio off the dining area. Includes 40ft dock in private marina. $174,000 CATAWBA ISLAND 4489 Terrace Circle Catawba Cliff Ranch on double lot. Remodeled in 2007 this home features gas fireplace, wood floors, granite counters, ceramic tile & more! Peeks of Lake Erie. $299,000 MARBLEHEAD 2221 Commodore Court Commodore Bay newer contemporary home with 2-30ft docks in marina. Vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace, wood floors, 1949sqft, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths & spacious deck. $215,000

NEW LISTING MARBLEHEAD 10861 Bay Pt #1102 Bay Point Townhome overlooking the quarry & wildlife with peeks of Lake Erie. 2288 sq ft with main living on 2nd floor & bar area in den/3rd bedroom on the 1st floor with walk out to patio. Gated community with large pool. $349,000 3566 SURFSIDE DR, CATAWBA Lakefront Custom home nestled near the Catawba State Park and the CIC, this hidden jewel I is awash with “shades of amber” sunsets. Everything you could ask for in a waterfront home from the cherry woodwork to the dramatic granite and stainless kitchen, ground floor master and home security. $799,000.

250 CREST, CATAWBA Lake in the Woods, gated community, waterfront. Contemporary home, deck overlooking the quiet water. Picture perfect open floor plan. Ground floor master bedroom. CAN'T MISS THIS ONE! $249,000

25 WILLOW COVE, MARBLEHEAD Waterfront home, owners unit has been completely remodeled from the kitchen with granite and stainless steel, to the stamped concrete patio with outdoor fireplace grill for entertaining. Fully furnished throughout, fenced for privacy and complete with your 25' dock only steps away. $279,000

1600 N. BUCK, 100 LOCUST, MARBLEHEAD Water front on two sides, with 2 boat docks, and an expansive deck for entertaining and personal enjoyment; add the beautiful manufactured home, sunroom addition and a complete furniture package and this becomes an affordable vacation dream. West Harbor Cove Association landlease. $159,000

CATAWBA ISLAND 4370-D Marin Wds LeMarin townhome with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & 35ft boat slip in marina. Gated community with beach, tennis courts & clubhouse with indoor pool, sauna, meeting room & more. $175,000

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Spring is here!

Catawba/Carriage Cove Catawba Is. Club Condo Catawba-Cat. Cliffs

Discreet location and wooded sites set the stage for a vision of A Little Bit of New England on the shores of Lake Erie. Located near the point of Catawba adjacent to Catawba Cliffs. Underground public utilities. Lot prices begin in the $40k’s, builders invited. Call Ted or Glenna

Updated Townhouse w/Lake Catawba Cliffs family home on Views. 3 bd/2.5 ba, lg. 2 car ga- large wooded lot Family all brick rage w/storage. 2169 sq.ft., beau- home has a newer roof, countertiful kitchen w/sub-zero refrig., tops, range, refrigerator, furnace separate ice maker, large dining and air conditioner 4 bd./2 ba. area, open great room with fire- Parks and beach can be yours in place and windows to view the the naturally beautiful Catawba Lake from inside. $349,900.00 Cliffs. $289,000.00 Call Ted or Call Ted or Glenna Mark

1196 Lake St. Gypsum—Handyman special! Located between Port Clinton and Marblehead, this home is close to vacationland destinations and minutes from Lake or Bay. House is partially remodeled and rewired – Needs work, may be in need of foundation work. Sold ‘As-Is’. Howardhanna. com/20101443 $29,900 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

4212 Park Blvd. Catawba—Prime location! Elevated lot overlooking park with lake views in gated Catawba Cliffs. Brick ranch home with updated kitchen featuring attractive and charming use of brick. $449,500 GLENNA BENDER 419341-1579


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Discover the Nor’Easter Cove Luxury Waterfront Townhomes …minutes from the lake!

On Catawba Island Nor’Easter Cove Features & Benefits • Private Marina • Floating Dock Steps from your home • High Quality Construction • Fabulous Views of West Harbor • Olympic Size Pool • Nor’Easter Club Membership* • Public Water & Sewer

For more information please contact: Bill Van Der Giessen PH: 419-656-4300

3528 Wildwood Catawba—2728 sq. ft. home on 102’ X 145’ lot in a wooded setting. 2 beds. 1 full & 2 half baths. Screen room, 2 fireplaces, lower level walk out family room perfect for extra sleeping/guests. Beach and park rights, close to dockage, ferries, shopping. FURNISHED. New price $199,000. Howardhanna. com/905708 SHARON POLANCO 419-341-0080

2024 Bristol Dr Marblehead—Danbury Cove home features 4 bed 3 bath, open kitchen/great room with gas fireplace, full basement, 2 car garage and additional attached 14x38 boat garage. Includes 35 ft deeded dock. Money back guarantee. $265,000 CHERYL HETRICK 419-202-0144

635 Madison St. Port Clinton—All wood Floors, spacious rooms, Laundry in Basement. 2 ½ BA, fenced yard, garage. Newer roof, main floor master. Close to downtown, bonus room, within one block of schools, priced to sell! Short Sale, subject to bank approval. $89,500 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

187 Hidden Beach Dr. Marblehead—Ranch home with 2 bedroom apartment above garage. Close to marinas for easy access dockage. Located off the beaten path between SR 163 and Northshore Blvd. There’s room for a family or two! Howardhanna. com/906278 $129,900 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

3847 Cliff Road—Catawba Cliffs Eloquence! The long views from inside the home of Sunset Park and Lake Erie are unparalleled, you must see from inside to appreciate! 2 story windows and French doors allow for spilling out onto the flagstone patio when entertaining or for quiet reflection while enjoying lake breezes. Beautiful curving staircase leads to the second floor, but this home lends itself to single floor living with an updated master end suite. $699,000 MARK HARTLINE 419-341-9999

6485 E. Harbor Road #46 M a r b l e h e a d —W aterfront home with gorgeous direct views and just steps away from dockage! Beautiful open décor with many upgrades. New stainless steel appliances, flooring, window treatments, carpet, countertops, French doors and blinds, all in 2009 New windows in sunroom 2007. A must see! Howardhanna. com/20100145 $215,000 CHERYL HETRICK 419202-0144

657 Toledo St. Port Clinton—Beautifully appointed home with 4 bedrooms, open floor plan, vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace, patio overlooking canal, and 80 ft of dockage! 657southtoledost. $195,000 SUE PIACENTINO 419-3414945

1789 Windward Catawba—2 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront condo at Come Sail Away on Catawba Island. Second floor unit with deck overlooking West Harbor and your own 30' dock. Social marina community features a great pool with bathhouse and hot tub. Buy for a lifetime of memories with family and friends! $177,900 GLENNA BENDER 419-341-1579

VACANT LAND 210 Crest Dr. Catawba—You are invited to build your dream on the edge of an enchanted stream in a gated community. Enjoy quiet and nature within moments of Lake Erie, dockage, ferries and golf. $32,400 GLENNA BENDER 419-341-1579 31 Egret Place Catawba—Build your dream home in this development overlooking 60 acres of protected wetlands. Private dockage. Panoramic views of water and nature. $95,500 CHERYL HETRICK 419-202-0144 O E. Main Marblehead—A hidden wonderland! Glacial grooves and quarry/water view on one side with Lake and Condo resort development on the other! Wooded, 3.244 acres for your home or development! $275,700 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188 Lentz, Maryann & Oak Streets, Kelleys Island—Capture the views from this untouched 13+ acres located on the north eastern side of the island. Walk the 700 feet of sandy beachfront! MARGARET LENTHE 419341-2014

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