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Electric aggregation up for vote BY ANGIE ADAIR Editor First Energy Solutions representative Emily Ochsenhirt made a stop in Port Clinton Monday to discuss the electric aggregation issue on the May 4 primary ballot. Though only a few showed up to learn about the plan, it could result in changes on the bills of most county consumers.

For a complete list of ballot issues, see Page 3A The program uses group buying power to save on electricity. “Ohio’s electric restructuring and natural gas laws allow local governments such as cities, townships and counties to pool residents and businesses together as a buying group for the purchase

of energy,” according to fact sheet released by the Ohio Consumers Counsel. “By buying in large blocks, aggregated groups may possess greater bargaining power than individual customers.” That buying power would result in a guaranteed 6 percent reduc-

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tion on the generation portion of electric bills. “It’s generally not a huge savings. Thirty to $50 is standard,” Ochsenhirt said. But the savings are guaranteed for the life of the nine-year program. “I think it’s an opportunity that

For information Contact local officials or: • Emily Ochsenhirt, 330-3156733, • Ohio Consumers Counsel, 877-PICKOCC, occ@cc.state. or



Business expo full of family fun More than 50 local businesses will be represented at next week’s Explore Ottawa County event. The expo offers companies a chance to show what they have to offer and consumers a chance to check them out in a relaxed environment. The fun runs from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds and will feature live music, 50/50 raffles, demos, samples, kids activities, food and more. Inflatables — sponsored by Community Markets IGA and Tri-Motor Sales in Oak Harbor — will be set up for the kids outside and Truman, the mascot from Kidsville News, will be making rounds. Joe and Nancy Young have volunteered to perform and DJ Honda will keep things going throughout the night. Food will be available from the Lions Club and Community Markets IGA in Oak Harbor and Second Street Diner in Port Clinton. Beer and wine coolers will also be for sale. A variety of businesses have signed up from banks and insurance companies to a dive shop and mobile espresso business. Home-based vendors will be on site as well. The event was the brainchild of this year’s Leadership Ottawa County class. With a focus on improving the local economy, the group of 20 area businesspeople kicked off an education campaign, Live Here Buy Here, this winter. Billboards, flyers and more were spread around the county to remind people what a difference they could make by spending their money where


Celebrate rare bloom May 8 Celebrate the blooming of the Lakeside Daisy at Marblehead’s seventh Daisy Day on Saturday, May 8. This annual event, held in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources open house at the Lakeside Daisy Preserve, showcases historical sites around the Peninsula as well as local businesses and activities at James Park. Start your day with the Marblehead Peninsula Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at the Marblehead

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Tell Tales South Bass Island was festive Tuesday as the island businesses welcomed their vendors. However, it was a little on the somber side too, as just about everybody mourned the passing of Mary Ann Market, matriarch of the Market family, owners of the Miller Boat Line. Our prayers are with Julene, Billy and Scott and all of Mary Ann’s grandchildren. Like it was with the passing of Skip Duggan a couple of years ago, this is a time to celebrate a wonderful and generous life.


up for The Marblehead Bank 5K Daisy Run down Alexander Pike at 9 a.m. Registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the fire station. The course runs past the Lakeside Daisy Preserve where naturalists from the ODNR in attendance to conduct tours and answer all your questions about the flower from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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Fire Station from 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds from the meal will be donated to local resident Karen Oglesbee for the purchase of sight equipment. Oglesbee has been diagnosed with macular degeneration. During the Pancake Breakfast, the members of the Marblehead Fire Department will be holding an open house. Tour the station, see the equipment or take a ride on the antique fire truck. Runners and walkers will line





own Crystal Bowersox from Elliston. “Mama Sox” continues to wow the judges and all of America on American Idol, as she is definitely going to make it to the final few, and, according to a report on the Fox News Web Site, she is the odds on favorite to win it all. Wouldn’t that be something! I wonder when this is all over, if she would want to sing with the Lounge Lizards?!?!?!? nnn

We had 85 correct entries in our Find Wylie contest last week. Our winner is Tom Bryant, of Marblehead, who found Wylie in the FanMark ad on



page 5B last week. Tom 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

If you start seeing any strange looking people with binoculars, they are probably among the thousands of visitors who will be flocking to our area during the next few weeks for the Biggest Event in Birding. The Port Clinton Knights of Columbus are joining forces with United Way to co-sponsor two “Wel-



Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 Monday - Friday • Heated Boat Storage • Mini-Storage • Business Units •


come Birders” Fish Fries at the Denny Bergeman Knights of Columbus Hall on East Perry Street May 7 and 12. The public is invited too. There will be beer, wine and other beverages served and a movie, “Opposable Chums,” will be shown afterward with popcorn. Dinner is $12, and a sandwich platter is $10. nnn

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• Mark Adam Nickloy, 34, maintenance tech, and April Michelle Crowl, 32, self employed, both of Port Clinton. • Nicolas Abrego, 31, deli clerk, and Anita Louise Lee, 39, both of Port Clinton, • Lawrence G. Barrick, 68, self employed, and Sandra P. Mathis, 62, retired, both of Port Clinton. • Jeremy M. Diekman, 26, teacher, Martin, and Stephanie Joan Powers, 24, engineer, Genoa. • Christopher Anthony Ventura, 24, annual giving coordinator, Marblehead, and Meaghan Ann Sutherland, 26, biologist, Marion. • Michael C. Milefchik, 32, manager, and Jennifer Koester, 32, bartender/students, both of Port Clinton.

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Mary Ann Market Nov. 21, 1935 — April 26, 2010 Mary Ann Market, 74, of Put-inBay, died Monday, April 26, at her residence. She was born Nov. 21, 1935 on Isle St. George, the daughter of the late Charles S. and Julia (Millie) DeVore. She graduated from Put-in-Bay High School in 1953. She married William E. Market on May MARKET 8, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2006. Mrs. Market along with her husband owned the family business, Miller Boat Line, Put-in-Bay. She was a member of St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Put-in-Bay, where she previously served on the church vestry; Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, where she was a past board member; The Perry Group where she was past-president and a past board member; girl scout leader; Put-inBay PTA; and she was very active in the Put-in-Bay community. She was the 2008 recipient of the Ottawa County Outstanding Senior Citizen and Mary Ann and Bill Market were the 2005 Islanders of the Year

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of the Put-in-Bay Property Owners Association. Surviving are her sons William C. Market, Scott E. (Susan) Market, both of Put-in-Bay; daughter Julene M. Market, of Put-in-Bay; grandchildren Jacob, Jordan, Caitlin, Leah and Gwena Market; brothers Jack (Renee) DeVore of Catawba Township, Ralph DeVore of Danbury Township and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill and brother Howard DeVore. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Put-in-Bay. Visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton. The family will greet friends Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Mapleleaf Cemetery, Put-in-Bay Memorial contributions may be given to the William E. Market Family Fund, Stein Hospice or the island charity of your choice. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Delores Gill Dec. 31, 1914 — April 22, 2010 Delores B. Gill, 95, of Port Clinton, died Thursday, April 22, at Otterbein Northshore. Private graveside services will take place at St. Paul Lutheran


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Harland and Dorothy Gollihue, of Marblehead, will celebrate their 65th anniversary April 28 with a family dinner. The Gollihues met in Salt Lake City when Harland was in the Navy. The pair was married in Dorothy’s par-

Cemetery in Danbury Township.

Joanne Trautman March 11, 1932 — April 22, 2010 Joanne LaRue Trautman, 78, of Oak Harbor, and formerly of Tiffin, died Thursday, April 22, at the Riverview Healthcare Campus, Oak Harbor. Memorial services will be conducted 1 p.m., Thursday, April 29, in the chapel at the Riverview Healthcare Campus, Oak Harbor. Interment will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Tiffin.

Johanne Wight June 15, 1922 — April 25, 2010 Johanne C. Wight, 87, of Port Clinton, died Sunday, April 25, at Edgewood Manor Nursing Center in Port Clinton. Visitation will be held at the Neidecker, LeVeck and Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton St., Port Clinton, from 4 to 6 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 29, with Rosary Services being held at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 Madison St., Port Clinton, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 30, with the Rev. Jonathan Wight and Rev. John C. Missler officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton.


ents’ home in Ogden, Utah, on April 28, 1945. They have lived in the area for more than 30 years and had a son and daughter. Their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren wish them many more years of happiness.

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Monthly Luncheon Monday May 17th at Noon $6 for Lunch Conference Center RSVP to 419-734-3131 ext. 3363 by May 14th noon Program from Stephanie Gonya, CNP Breakfast Program Thursday May 27th at 9am Conference Center $5 for breakfast Program from Marcia Jess, OSU Extension on nutrition issues RSVP to 419-732-0208 Annual Memorial Service with Stein Hospice & Crosser Funeral Homes Magruder Conference Center May 23rd 2-5pm 419-898-4455

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Kiwanis Screening Saturday May 15th Conference Center 6:3011:30am Appointments can be made by calling 419-734-3131 ext. 3505 Cost is $36 Free Skin Cancer Screenings in June Call 419-734-3131 ext. 3505 after May 15th to leave name & phone number to make appointment Health Screening: Cholesterol (Total/ LDL/HDL/Triglycerides) Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening $16 2nd Thursday each month in the Magruder Lab 419-734-3131 Ext. 3420 for appointments Free Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar checks – 2nd Thur at PC Senior Center, 3rd Thur and Danbury Senior Center 10:30-11:30am Open to the public Free HIV Testing Provided by the AIDS Resource Center Ohio 2nd Friday each month 1-3pm 1South Clinic Area Room 133 For more information call 1-419-241-9444 ext. 413

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

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Questions and Issues NOTE: Abbreviated verbiage used on this list for some of the purposes. The primary is May 4.

1. STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT — Extend Third Frontier Program by issuing more bonds for economic growth 2. STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT — Change location of proposed Columbus casino facility

7. CITY OF PORT CLINTON — Proposal to authorize Council to enter into electric aggregation agreements (with opt-outs)

15. CARROLL TOWNSHIP — Proposal to authorize Trustees to enter into electric aggregation agreements (with opt-outs)

8. VILLAGE OF CLAY CENTER — Proposal to authorize Council to enter into electric aggregation agreements with (opt-outs)

16. CATAWBA ISLAND TOWNSHIP — Proposal to authorize Trustees to enter into electric aggregation agreements (with opt-outs)

9. VILLAGE OF MARBLEHEAD — Proposal to authorize Council to enter into electric aggregation agreements (with opt-outs)

3. GENOA AREA LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT — Income tax — 1 percent for 5 years, commencing 1/1/11 for current operating expenses

10. VILLAGE OF ROCKY RIDGE — Proposal to authorize Council to enter into electric aggregation agreements (with opt-outs)

4. WOODMORE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT — Additional — 2.99 mills for providing for the emergency requirements (5 years, 2010) 5. PUT-IN-BAY TOWNSHIP PORT AUTHORITY — Additional — 0.75 mill for providing for necessary and continuing expenses (5 years, 2010) 6. OTTAWA COUNTY — Renewal — 0.3 mill for providing and maintaining senior citizens’ services or facilities, including but not limited to home-delivered and congregate meals, respite care and Alzheimer’s day care, senior center services, home care, senior facilities and ADA compliance (5 years, 2010)

11. VILLAGE OF ROCKY RIDGE — Replacement tax levy with increase — 5 mills for providing & maintaining fire apparatus and appliances (5 years, 2010)

Information For questions about the May 4 primary or a list of the candidates on the ballot, check with the Ottawa County Board of Elections at: Elections/index2.htm

17. CLAY TOWNSHIP — Proposal to authorize Trustees to enter into electric aggregation agreements (with opt-outs)

419-898-3071 or 1-800-697-9807 23. PUT-IN-BAY TOWNSHIP — Proposal to authorize Trustees to enter into electric aggregation agreements (with opt-outs)

18. DANBURY TOWNSHIP — Proposal to authorize Trustees to enter into electric aggregation agreements (with opt-outs)

24. PUT-IN-BAY TOWNSHIP — Renewal tax levy — 1.5 mills for maintenance of cemeteries (5 years, 2010)

19. ERIE TOWNSHIP — Additional tax levy — 2.4 mills for providing a new fire truck and other equipment (5 years, 2010)

12. ALLEN TOWNSHIP — Proposal to authorize Trustees to enter into electric aggregation agreements (with opt-outs)

20. ERIE TOWNSHIP — Proposal to authorize Trustees to enter into electric aggregation agreements (with opt-outs)

13. BAY TOWNSHIP — Proposal to authorize Trustees to enter into electric aggregation agreements (with opt-outs)

21. HARRIS TOWNSHIP — Proposal to authorize Trustees to enter into electric aggregation agreements (with opt-outs)

14. BENTON TOWNSHIP — Proposal to authorize Trustees to enter into electric aggregation agreements (with opt-outs)

22. PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — Proposal to authorize Trustees to enter into electric aggregation agreements (with opt-outs)

25. PUT-IN-BAY TOWNSHIP — Renewal tax levy — 1.2 mills for maintaining house for a resident physician (5 years, 2010) 26. PUT-IN-BAY TOWNSHIP — Renewal tax levy — 2 mills for providing emergency medical care (5 years, 2010) 27. SALEM TOWNSHIP — Proposal to authorize Trustees to enter into electric aggregation agreements (with opt-outs) SOURCE: Ottawa County Board of Elections

Sound Off Senior levy

I want to be the voice for the renewal levy for the seniors of Ottawa County. Each of the centers offers fellowship unique to their communities. As newly retired people come to our areas, as newly widowed people seek an experience beyond what they had before their spouse died or, as current residents look to find yet another “senior” experience, they all have one thing in common and they find it a Senior Center. I have seen, among my friends, the county-wide transit service, with the proud name of OCTA, provide them transportation to doctor’s appointments, shopping trips, and transportation to our senior sites. Since the inception of Senior Resources, more and more things have been done for the Seniors of Ottawa County that allow them to remain independent. This levy is a renewal with no new taxes and I hope you will support it. Pat Munn, Lakeside

Municipal court

Recently I had the opportunity to serve on a jury in Ottawa County Municipal Court. The presiding judge was Fritz Hany. When I was chosen to be part of the jury pool for the first time, I had some anxiety concerning the type of case, expectations of jurors, and procedures during the trial.

Prior to the selection of jurors, Judge Hany addressed the jury pool in an informal manner that put everyone at ease. He let us know the process, time commitment, and type of case we would be judging. Once chosen as a juror, Judge Hany was very specific as to the instructions on how the case would be presented and our responsibilities. During the trial, Judge Hany moved the trial process along very efficiently. When there were interruptions, he explained the reasons and how we are to deal with the information provided. Having never served on a jury before, I found the entire experience very enlightening and very meaningful. After rending our decisions, we had questions about information provided us during the trail. We asked if Judge Hany was available to answer questions. He not only answered the questions, he took extra time to explain some of the law we did not understand. He spent the time needed to satisfy our inquiry and was extremely cordial in doing so. I felt we received an extra education on the court proceedings. I would be more than willing to serve on a jury again in Judge Hany’s courtroom. Richard Henry, Port Clinton

Issue 6

I am writing this letter to ask for

your vote in support of Issue 6 in Ottawa County. Issue 6 is a .3 mil, fiveyear renewal levy for the support of the Ottawa County Senior Service Program. As a renewal, it will not result in any additional taxes. The levy funds help to pay for such programs as the home-delivered meals, almost a 1,000 per week, the senior centers and dining sites, and home care services which allow seniors to remain independent in their own homes. In addition, it provides support for Ottawa County’s adult day care program at Riverview Health Care Campus, which again allows those seniors with physical limitations, and or memory loss a place to go to socialize with others and still remain in their own home longer. It also gives the primary care giver an opportunity do things outside the home that would be difficult if the loved one is home bound. Another program that the levy assists with is the 60+ clinics throughout Ottawa County which offer supplemental health screenings to regular physician care, which can allow for early detection of potential health issues. As you can see, this levy offers many services to our seniors, and I ask for your yes vote on issue 6. Jan Willoughby, Vice President Riverview Nursing Home Auxiliary

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Visitors are back for another season

It’s a quiet Sunday evening with lots of daylight still left at about eight o’clock. But the furnace is running every once in a while so I know it’s fairly cool outdoors. But it is warming up enough that visitors are returning to our area. Each week I see more vehicles. And Friday, over on South Bass Island, there were numerous boat trailers, so it was evident that lots of people were out on Lake Erie fishing. Many of the trailers had license plates from other states. I heard later that the walleye are really biting. And that’s good fishing (and fun fishing) and good eating! I do believe that this very season must be the prettiest time of the year. A ride around Catawba Island right now is truly beautiful. But a drive anywhere is gorgeous. My crabapple tree was in full bloom a couple of days ago. And it looked spectacular. And I’ve seen the first lilacs in bloom, too. The fragrance of the viburnum is like a perfume in the air.

The tulips look great, waking up from their long winter sleep. All in all, this is a wonderful time of the year, a time to be truly enjoyed.

Jane Austen is one of my very favorite authors. “Pride and Prejudice,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Persuasion,” “Northanger Abbey” and Emma,” written in the early 1800s, are among her surviving and still very popular works. Occasionally I re-read them. Recently I started again on “Emma,” an exceptionally witty and finely tuned book. I am enjoying it and hope to work my way through the rest of Austen’s works over the coming summer.


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Magruder Hospital honored 79 volunteers at its annual Volunteer Recognition Event on Friday, April 23. Hours of lifetime service ranged from 100 to 5,500. Magruder’s Food Service Department prepared sandwiches, salads and desserts, and door prize winners received the beautiful potted gerbera daisies at their tables. The volunteers honored were: Susie Miller, Judy Allen, Carol Brown, Sandy Glovier, Anita GribJean Bodnar, 93, was honored for 3,000 ble, Dianne Harkin, Carol Ohm, hours of service. Jean brought her daugh- Joanne Szczechowski, Phil and Carol Trick, Jim and Mary Zura, ter, Donna Brinker, to the event

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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. Vascular Screenings

Bay Park Community Hospital will offer free blood pressure checks at Oregon Fest. Oregon Fest is a free community event that includes entertainment, a variety of foods, non-profit and local business exhibits, and health information and screenings.

Mon., May 10 , 1 – 4 p.m. Bay Park Community Hospital Diagnostics Department

Free carotid, aortic and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) testing available. To qualify for 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. Port Clinton Wellness Screenings & Bay Park Women’s Services Open House Wed., May 12 Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry St., Port Clinton

Bay Park Women’s Services will host an open house with free blood pressure, bone density, cholesterol, colon cancer and glucose screenings from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. From 5 – 7 p.m., the community can tour the expanded facility. There will be a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. and light refreshments provided. For more information, please call 419-734-8080.


Season tickets are now available for the Firelands Symphony Orchestra. Performances for the coming season start this autumn. Call the Sandusky State Theatre Box office at 419-626-1950 to order or obtain information.

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This Saturday, May 1, you may dispose of household hazardous waste from 9 a.m. until noon at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds recycling area. Here are some things you may get rid of: household batteries, fluorescent bulbs, automotive fluids and fuels, hand-held propane cylinders, and motor oil. Also received will be household cleaners, paints, wood stains, primers, thinners, tars and adhesives. Pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and fungicides will be taken, too. And … if you take in your old mercury thermometer, it will be exchanged for a free digital thermometer. (Fluids will not be accepted in containers holding more than 5 gallons). The fairgrounds are on the south side of West Ohio 163 about 4 miles east of Oak Harbor.

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Great West Retirement Services included their “Financial Footnotes” brochure in a mailer I received. It included three tips for improving your savings for retirements. Paraphrased, these were, in part: • Work longer. Defer your retirement so that you can earn more money and also continue to make tax-deferred contributions to your retirement plan. • Increase your contributions to your retirement plan if you can. Check it out; find out what you’re allowed to do and try to contribute the maximum. • Scale back your expectations for how you will live in retirement. “My own comment in response to this suggestion: maybe you won’t live exactly as you formerly anticipated … but you can still live comfortably if you re-plan your activities.) The brochure also recommends leaving your invested money untouched so that it earns compound interest. In other words, don’t touch your money so that it will earn interest not only on the principal but also will earn “interest on the interest.” It all adds up. And don’t touch your retirement savings early. Let them keep earning until your retirement when you will need the funds.

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

Meg Bodie, Pam Burns, Johnny Hill, Barbara Johnston, Fran Petersen, Carol Ravas, Sally Fastzkie, Dick Renn, Carolyn Spieldenner, Joe and Marjorie Stys, Dolores Wagner, David Allen, Barb Connole, Priscilla and Jim Faris, Sue Hetzel, Lois Horn, Donna Kelley, Jane McIntire, Mary Mills, Peggy Rohrer, Johanne Rossi, Carol Womeldorf, Donna Apple, Jeanne Monak, Judy Scharff, Mirvel Tack, Marty Willis, Peggy Wiseman, Dianne Allan, Betty Fulkert, Jan Hetrick, Joanne Kelly, Mary McAtee, Chris Moomaw, Arlene Reinertsen, Nancy Ringer, Gayle Rink, Ron Scharff, Pat Tyneski, Peggy Wear, Rita DeRose, Virginia Dunwiddie, Ruth Eymann, Bob Hille, Joani DeKoning, JoAnn Englebeck, Jan Russell, Richard Smith, Audrey Sztuk, Lois VelAt Bay Park Community Hospital, liquette, Vanda Wahlers, we’re committed to offering programs Jane Zeis, Marcia Adams, and screenings for the benefit of your Stacy Kleinhams, Jean Mchealth. For more information, please Clanahan, Ida Teasel, Evelyn Garberson, Rosemary call ProMedica Total Wellness Lannen, Elma Nelson, Lois at 419-291-5826. Beal, Lois Porath, Esther All events are held at Bay Park Community Petersen, Marilyn Cuttaia, Hospital unless otherwise noted. Jean Bodnar, Helen Baker and Dorothy Ostling. Complimentary valet parking is available Magruder Hospital Volat the main entrance of the hospital unteers work in a variety Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. of capacities including the gift shop, transport, sewing, administrative projects, imaging, surgery, registration and lab, as well as with special events such as the Auxiliary Golf Outing, Charity Ball and A Day For RO EDICA Me. If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer at Magruder Hospital, they can call Sprenger at 419734-3131, ext. 3140.



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Ottawa County Top Ten Banquet Three hundred and forty-eight students, parents, teachers, administrators and honored guests were in attendance at the 20th annual Ottawa County Top Ten Banquet on April 21. The event was sponsored by the Ottawa County Cabinet of Superintendents and North Point Educational Service Center and held at the Camp Perry Clubhouse in Port Clinton. This banquet honors the top 10 academic students from each school within the county and they, in turn, select and honor an educator who


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made a positive impact on their life. Earl Johnson, former Ottawa County Superintendent of Schools, presented six $750 Earl J. Johnson Scholarship Awards to the following students: Samantha Molnar (Danbury), Jacob Schreuder (Genoa), Michelle Hablitzel (Port Clinton), Caitlin Market (Put-in-Bay), Michael Mallernee (Oak Harbor) and Rachel Utendorf (Woodmore). Nathanial Hartman (Danbury) was the recipient of the Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award for Ottawa County; and Katherine AnSPECIALS derson (WoodWed.- 45¢ Wings All nigHt

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Winetasting Adventure, Essex County, Canada May 13th, 2010 Come explore the Lake Erie North Shore wine region, the fastest growing region in Canada. An all-day guided tour, with stops at three of the region’s most popular wineries awaits you, including wine tasting, touring and shopping. A wonderful lunch is planned at one of the vineyards for a unique Call now for reservations dining experience, and is included with your tour. 1-800-245-1538 Price: $89.00 per Person Depart Port Clinton: 7:45 am Arrive Leamington: 9:00 am* Arrive Port Clinton: 6:00 pm* Depart Put-in-Bay: 8:15 am Depart Leamington: 4:30 pm Arrive Put-in-Bay: 6:45 pm *The Jet Express and passengers will clear custom (U.S. or Canadian) at these points. A valid U.S. Passport is required.

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Students of Immaculate Conception School recently visited the Johnson’s Island National Historic Site in Marblehead. They helped excavate and find artifacts from POWs of the Civil War era, 18631865. They participated in excavation and screening out artifacts from prison block No. 8. The children also visited the cemetery where they learned about the 250 deaths of the prisoners that lived there. They viewed the memorial statue dedicated to the prisoners made by Mosses Ezekiel. Dr. David Bush, from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, was in charge of the excavation. He taught the students about Johnson’s Island and what the prisoners did there. Bush helped identify Field Specimens that the sixth-grade students of Jane Drusbacky’s social studies class found.

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WHAT: Free community meal. The public and families welcome. Also free blood pressure checks. The Gathering is held the last Thursday of each month. WHEN: 4:30 to 6 p.m. WHERE: St. John Lutheran Church Parish Hall, corner Adams and Second Streets, Port Clinton.

Derby Day

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WHAT: Special meeting/ work session of the BentonCarroll-Salem Board of Education sponsored by the Ohio School Board Association. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Kalahari, Sandusky

An Evening of Jazz

WHAT: Performance features the Oak Harbor High School Third Inversion Jazz Choir & Jazz Band, as well as the Terra Community College Thunder Jazz Band. Following the performance, audience members are invited to enjoy an art exhibit and chocolate buffet in the auditorium lobby. The art exhibit will feature works created by OHHS students. This event is presented free of charge, and is open to the public. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Oak Harbor High School auditorium

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WHAT: Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union and Bar-B-Que Traveler are having their first carry-out service of the season. Proceeds will go to the scholarship fund for Oak Harbor High School. WHERE: 1711 W. Fremont Road, Port Clinton, and 1016 S. Ohio 19 Oak Harbor locations. WHEN: Serving from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHAT: Watch your favorite horses at the local taverns. Special Lake Erie Island Cruise to Kelleys Island from Sandusky on the Goodtime. WHEN: 12 p.m. WHERE: Various locations, Kelleys Island INFO: 419-746-2360;

WHAT: Robin Burris, Island Historian, presents “History of North Bass Island.” WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Maritime Museum, 125 Meigs St., Sandusky COST: Free with admission to the museum INFO: 419-624-0274;

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Islands for the Birds

WHAT: Enjoy bird banding with expert Tom Bartlett, bird song and identification walk, and a private visit to the center. Registration required. Sack lunch included. Fee benefits the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center. WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center, Put-in-Bay COST: $50 INFO: 419-285-8301;

Chicken BBQ

WHAT: Graytown/Rocky Ridge Baseball Association is having its annual chicken barbecue. Dinners will be $8 for a half-chicken, baked potato, salad, roll, drink and

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WHAT: This is the 17th Annual Genius Day celebration. We will enjoy demonstrations, activities, vendors and free rides for “children of all ages.” Come rain or shine. WHEN: 1 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Maple Crest Farms, 7009 Maple Ave., Castalia

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WHAT: The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra Community College offers the free, twohour seminar that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business. To register or for information, contact Bill Auxter at 800-826-2431, 419-559-2210 or bauxter@ WHEN: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Ottawa County Improvement Corp., 8043 W. Ohio 163, Oak Harbor

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WHAT: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce event featuring a 50/50, networking, refreshments and more. RSVP to pcacc@ or 419-734-5503. WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. WHERE: AAA Travel Agency, 2870 E. Harbor Road.

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National Day of Prayer

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potential this new medium provides.” All Ohioans, regardless of age, are invited to submit a photo they believe captures the essence of the 2010 Older Americans Month theme, “Age Strong! Live Long!” To enter, Facebook members should visit the department’s page on Facebook, become a fan and upload their photo into a special album (limit one entry per individual) by May 9. Department staff will select the top three submissions, which will be featured on the department’s Older Americans Month Web page, as well as on Facebook, by Monday, May 17. Individuals also may submit their photos by mail to: Ohio Department of Aging, ATTN: Communications Division, 50 W. Broad St./9th Fl., CoMOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL lumbus OH 43215-3363. 1SQ¸W8MQIXS7LMRI=SYV8MQI QIXS Please note: we cannot return photos. For information on the contest and a link to the department’s page on Facebook, visit olderamericansmonth/. 'SPSVJYP6SWIW Fans of the Ohio Depart  ment of Aging page on Face+s/h )PIKERX+PEWW:EWI book will receive updates and Offer ONLY available at news about the department. ! r! fl! ! er! ! ! ! ! ! l! ve ! r ! all ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! They also will be able to access other organizations that serve or provide opportunities for Ohio seniors and others. Future activities planned include additional photo conWednesday, May 5th tests and discussions around timely issues. at 2:00 p.m.

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Magruder Hospital’s VIP Club will be taking a five-day, four-night trip to Mackinac Island July 19-23. Cost for the trip is $489 per person. The tour includes motorcoach transportation, four nights lodging, four breakfasts and four dinners, boat ride through the Soo Locks, guided tour of Sault Sainte Marie, guided tour of Mackinac City, admission to colonial Michilimackinac, visit to and guided carriage tour of Mackinac Island and visit to Mackinac Crossings. The bus will depart from the City/ County Complex parking lot at 8 a.m. on July 19. Friends and family of VIP members can participate in the trips. Reservations and payment are due May 13. For information and to make reservations, call Marty Willis at 419-734-5362. Flyers with all the details for this trip as well as a day trip planned for October are available at the volunteer desk inside the main lobby of Magruder Hospital. The VIP Club is for anyone 60+, and applications can be found in the Fulton Street Café and the Magruder Gift Shop. For information about the VIP Club, as well as other events and screenings, go to www.

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Edgewood Manor celebrates therapy staffers PORT CLINTON — April is Occupational Therapy Month and Edgewood Manor is highlighting occupational therapy and the members of the team who practice this discipline. Occupational therapy enables people of all ages live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, prevent — or live better with — injury, illness or disability. Occupational therapists and assistants focus on “doing” whatever occupations or activities are meaningful to the individual. It is occupational therapy’s purpose to get beyond problems to the solutions that assure



living life to its fullest. These solutions may be adaptations for how to do a task, changes to the surroundings or helping

individuals to alter their own behaviors. Edgewood Manor has two Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants on staff: Joe Kovach and Kim Vaccarro. Both earned their certification at Lourdes College, Sylvania. Kovach shares his knowledge and experience with involvement in various volunteer organizations such as the Erie County Stroke Club and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Joe also has also won the “Cutting Edge” award at Edgewood Manor for outstanding customer service. Joe and his family live in Woodville. Vaccarro has been a member of the

Edgewood team for 5 years. When asked why she chose this field Kim said, “I want to make a difference in one’s quality of life. To make therapy fun and interesting so the patients will want to participate.” Kim and her husband reside in Sandusky. By participating in occupational therapy, a choice is made to achieve goals, function at the highest possible level, concentrate on what matters most, to maintain and rebuild independence and to participate in the daily activities that matter most. Stop by or call the facility at 419-7345506 for information.


Sign up for reflexology The Chalet scores high sessions at Danbury HS in resident satisfaction Danbury Local Schools, through its Community Education Department, will be offering an evening of reflexology sessions lead by certified reflexologist Dawn Cordero at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 13, in the high school library. Reflexology works on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet and hands which correspond with all the glands, organs and parts of the body. Foot and hand reflexology is a natu-

ral, non-invasive therapy with no tools, just the therapists fingers and thumbs. Reflexology can help many aches, pains, health conditions as well as relieve stress and tension. If you would like to sign up for one of the half-hour sessions, contact Mrs. Henninger Monday through Thursday after 3 p.m. at 419-7985185. The fee for this half-hour session is $20.

PORT CLINTON — Paul Shaw, housing administrator for The Vineyard on Catawba, reports that in the recent Resident Satisfaction Survey conducted by Vital Research for all assisted living facilities in Ohio, The Chalet at The Vineyard on Catawba’s overall resident satisfaction score is 96.5 percent. Resident satisfaction for the 517 assisted living facilities that participated in Ohio is 92.1 percent. Of the assisted living facilities that participated in the survey, the top 25 in Ohio scored 97 percent or better in overall satisfaction. The Chalet is a unique “small house”

concept for assisted living. Residents have round-the-clock care, in-house cooked meals three times a day, rehabilitation as needed, supervised games, crafts, exercise and outings. Friends and relatives of Chalet residents are welcome to make a reservation and join in meals and activities. Further information about The Chalet, or the Independent Living Condos or Concord Apartments at The Vineyard on Catawba, 3820 E. Vineyard Village Dr., may be obtained by calling 419-797-3100 during business hours.

Celebrate spring at the Catawba Island Boat Show Spring has arrived, bringing sunny skies, warm temperatures, long days and, most important to many along the Lake Erie waterfront, the boating season. Those in the market for a new boat will have one last chance to snag a deal before summer at the Catawba Island Boat Show April 30-May 2 at the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton. “It’s going to be a buyer’s show,” said show manager Ken Alvey. “But even those not in the market for something new will enjoy the location. The golf course, restaurant, tennis courts and other amenities are all located right on the water and the club grounds

are a great place to soak up the spring atmosphere.” There will be no charge for admission or parking and visitors will have the opportunity to test drive a broad selection of power and sail boats on the lake. Additionally, Firelands Winery of Sandusky, will conduct a wine tasting on Saturday. All money raised from sample sales will be donated to the Lake Eire Marine Trades Association Educational Foundation to help fund college scholarships. The event serves a region that, according to watercraft registration figures, has one of the highest numbers

‘Godspell’ auditions Memorial Day weekend Lakeside Summer Stage is proud to announce for the 2010 season: “Godspell.” The popular musical by composer Stephen Schwartz is based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Join in to depict the life of Jesus from the parables to his last days. This poignant story of Jesus enlightening the people is punctuated through the popular songs “Day By Day,” “Prepare Ye The Way of the Lord” and “Save the People.” Auditions will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, for adults (age 16 and up) and 3 p.m. for children (ages 10 to 15) in the Upper Room on Second Street in Lakeside (next to The World Next Door). A gate pass is not needed to enter Lakeside. Applications will be available at 1:30 p.m. Please bring a photo with your name and phone number on the back. Must be able to sing. Come dressed comfortably as you need to be able to move freely. Adults will be asked to return at the end of the individual children’s auditions for a joint audition. Production dates are July 27 and 29. For information, call Sandy Ramicone at 937-620-7381.

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Poll workers Help stamp out hunger needed May 4

Additional poll workers are needed for the May 4 Primary election — both Democratic and Republican. Ottawa County has lost some of the poll workers for this election because of the U.S. Census. Some poll workers who are also planning to be census workers have just been no-

tified that they must attend a four-day census training that begins on May 4, with no make-up dates. Ottawa County’s pool of trained election workers is being drained. Anyone interested in being a poll worker can contact the Board of Elections at 419898-3071 or 800-697-9807.

PORT CLINTON — On Saturday, May 8, letter carriers will be holding the largest single-day food drive in the nation. They are asking every home to leave non-perishable food items near their mailbox prior to their mail delivery. Your letter carrier or volunteer will pick up your donation and take it back to your local post office to be sorted and delivered to a local food pantry. All the food collected stays right in the community. Suggested donations can include: peanut butter, pancakes mixes and

syrup, canned fruits, pastas, canned vegetables, powdered milk, cereals, soups, instant potatoes, spaghetti sauce Jell-O and pudding. Local businesses are also encouraged to get involved. Your business can make a financial contribution to the NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive or hold an office food drive. “Last year, people in Port Clinton contributed 4,560 pounds of food,� said Christine Galvin, director of United Way in Ottawa County. “This year, we’d love to go well beyond that to help our community.�

To learn more, contact Rebecca Dusseau at or 419-2662592. Monetary donations can be sent to: United Way in Ottawa County, 1854 E. Perry St., Port Clinton, OH 43452. Families and individuals can also volunteer on the day of the drive. People interested in helping with the collecting and sorting of food should call United Way 2-1-1. Simply dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-650-HELP.

Barbecue, jewelry sale coming up at Oak Harbor church St. Paul Lutheran Church, will be serving its 37th annual Pork Chop Barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 16. Two-

chop dinners are $8 and one-chop dinners are $7. The church, at 9789 W. Oak Harbor SE

Road, Oak Harbor, is having a jewelry sale fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 8. The Jerry Moffo Memorial Jewelry

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tive items, purses, ties, hand bags, office items and bedding. No clothing is being accepted. For questions or to donate, call Carolynn Snyder at 419-732-1340 or leave a message.


Uniform sale planned in main lobby The Magruder Hospital Auxiliary will have a uniform sale in the hospital’s main lobby from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. Uniforms and accessories appropriate for anyone working in dental,

medical or veterinary settings will be on sale. A percent of the sales go toward the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary. For information on the group, contact auxiliary and volunteer coor-

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Garage sale days planned in June Oak Harbor will have its first annual village-wide garage sale days June 4-5. Anyone may participate and organizers are encouraging all of the downtown businesses to have sidewalk sales as well. The Ottawa County Exponent will run garage sale ads for free as long as they are 15 words or less. Those interested in having a sale that weekend can call Gina Miller at the Exponent to place your ad. The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the event and will compile a list of those who are participating. The list will be available at the chamber office that week. There are no fees or permits required, however the chamber suggests contacting the office at 419-8980479 to be placed on the list. The chamber will also be doing advertising in the local newspapers.


DAISY from 1A Lafarge NorthAmerica, owner of the Marblehead quarry operations, serves as the lead sponsor for the event. The quarry has donated funds for the festival operations and provided services to insure the success of Daisy Day. For the last six years, Lafarge has opened up their business operations in Marblehead for quarry tours led by employee Ted Dress. Tours of the quarry run on the hour beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. that day. Visitors will go down into the quarry to see the best display of the Lakeside Daisy outside of the preserve. Seating is limited as a school bus provides transportation. This year there will be a charge for tour tickets at a cost of $2 per rider. Proceeds from the ticket sales benefit future promotion and beautification within the village. The James Park Restroom Project is set to be completed by Daisy Day 2010. Daisy Day Inc. will be donating $3,700 to the village for completion of this project. The day of the tour, purchase tickets at the Information Booth located on Main Street of Marblehead near the Lafarge parking area. Look for the parking and information signs at the booth located near the intersection of James and Main streets. The booth will open at 8:30 a.m. The tour bus will load from the parking area. Along with tour tickets, the booth will have Daisy Day schedule of events, maps and brochures on the area attraction. Stop by the booth to receive information on the day’s activities from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets for the 50/50 raffle will be available at the Information Booth and at the Pavilion in James Park. Tickets are one for $1 and 6 for $5. You need not be present to win. The Lakeside Shuttle will provide transportation to the Lakeside Daisy Preserve, downtown Marblehead merchants and Lakeside. Shuttle service begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

EXPLORE from 1A they live. The campaign and event received strong support from local businesses including major sponsors Brush Wellman and the National Bank of Oak Harbor. The Otta-

James Park is the site to visit for vendors, just $8, and a one-chop dinner is $7. St TALES from 1A food and fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids Paul Lutheran is located at 9789 W. Oak Ottawa County Seniors program as well can pot a flower for mom at the children’s Harbor SE Road. as a couple of state issues, including tent. This is a free event made possible nnn the continuation of the Third Frontier through donation of materials by Lafarge. The Catawba Bloodmobile will be 8 Program in Ohio. See Page 3A for a While in the park, check out the U.S. Coast a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the complete list of issues. Guard rescue boat on display. Perch, haTownship Hall on Northwest Cannn lupki and pieroghi will be for sale in the tawba Road. Walk-ins are welcome St Paul Lutheran Church in Oak Pavilion. The Knights of Columbus fry the after 10 a.m. For an appointment, call Harbor has two fundraisers coming up fish while the Daisy Day, Inc. crew serves 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. in May. The first is a Jewelry Sale on homemade halupki and their pieroghi. nnn Saturday May 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food sales begin at 11 a.m. and will run The Travelin’ Lounge Lizards will be in memory of former resident Jerry until the supplies are gone. performing (unfortunately without Moffo. They will feature closeouts and During the day, plan a visit to the LakeChrystal Bowersox) at the Classic Car samples of sterling silver, 10 and 14 side Daisy Preserve. Join the naturalists Show at Otterbein North Shore Re® karatauto goldinsurance jewelry, marcasite, pearls and Find available with Nationwide. from ODNR at out the about preserve to learndiscounts more on your tirement Center from noon to 2 p.m. gemstones. Second will be the 37th anabout the Daisy and its habitat. Opening Saturday, May 8. The Classic Car Show nual Pork Chop Barbecue from 11 a.m. ceremonies are at the preserve this year starts at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16. A two-chop dinner is with speakers to include Marblehead Mayor Jackie Bird and speakers from ODNR. Learn the history of the Peninsula by visiting the Marblehead Lighthouse, Lighthouse Historical Museum and the KeepNemecek Insurance & Financial Services er’s House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There RICK NEMECEK is a charge of $2 per person for tours of 127 West Perry Street the Lighthouse. Heritage Hall Museum in Port Clinton, OH 43452 Lakeside will be open from noon to 3 p.m. during the festival. 419 732-3624 Daisy Day kicks off the cultural, nary tourism event, “The Art of It All” at Jodie McCallum & Company art gallery in Marblehead. Join the gallery staff for food from local restaurants, artist demonstrations and good music on the gallery patio from 1 to 9 p.m. Visit the Daisy Day Web site at www. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affilliated for information about Companies. Nationwide Life Insurance Company. Home office: Callthis mesite, today fordowna quote. the festival. From you can Columbus, Ohio 43215-2220. Nationwide, the Nationwide Framemark and On Your Side are federally registered service load applications for the Vendors Fair and marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. The Marblehead Bank 5K Run/Walk. The site contains photos of past festivals, press releases and history on the Daisy. For information, contact LakeMutual ErieInsurance Shores and Nationwide Company and Affiliated Companies. Life insurance issued by Nationwide Life Insurance Home Office: Columbus, Ohio 43215-2220. Nationwide, the Nationwide Framemark and On Your Side are Islands Welcome Company. Center West at 800-441federally registered service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. 1271 or 419-734-4386. The Lakeside Daisy blooms in only one location in the United States, the limestone of the Marblehead Peninsula.

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PRIMARY from 1A people can save themselves some money,” said County Commissioner Jim Sass who attended the meeting. The issue will appear on the ballot throughout Ottawa County and each municipality must pass it to take part. If approved, the townships would work together and the villages and city will get separate plans for action. Residential and small commercial users would then receive a letter explaining the next steps and offering the option to withdraw. Those who want to be excluded will sign and return a portion of that letter. Those who want to take part do nothing. “Essentially you don’t have to do anything to participate,” Sass said. The opt-out period would then run for 21 days. To withdraw after that time, with the exception of a short grace period, would cost residents $25 but the program includes opt-out periods every three years. Ochsenhirt said less than 5 percent generally opt out, but the increased buying power is good for all the customers. “It doesn’t harm anyone,” she said.

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Jessica Crow, DO Dr. Crow completed her medical education at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has six years of experience, including three years of medical residency in family practice at both Baton Rouge General Medical Center and at Firelands Regional Medical Center. She has been in private practice in the Port Clinton area since 2007. Dr. Crow is on the medical staff of Firelands Regional Medical Center and Magruder Hospital and provides patients with:  All aspects of healthcare and wellness care  Full range of family practice services, including healthcare for children, women’s health, preventative medicine, and elderly care  Accepting patients from birth on up New Patients Welcome!

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Dr. Crow is from our local area, a graduate of Old Fort High School near Fremont. She and her husband Thomas have a son and daughter, both under the age of five. As a family, they enjoy fishing, spending time on the lake, and playing with their dogs, Jack and Riley. Dr. Crow’s hobbies include photography and horseback riding.

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Annual awards handed out at CIC BY JOHN SCHAFFNER Publisher RVI Inc., formerly Riverview Industries, was named the Business Member of the Year at the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce/Main Street awards banquet at Catawba Island Club Thursday night. Other top award winners were the Jane Baker House at Otterbein North Shore Retirement Community, which won the Lighthouse Award; Port Clinton School Superintendent Pat Adkins, who was named 2009 Outstanding Citizen; and the Ottawa County Historical Museum, cited with the Beautification Award. Main Street Port Clinton also named the Jet Express as Business of the Year while Carol Morgan was honored as Volunteer of the Year. RVI, represented by director Brenda Smith along with several members of the staff, continues its tradition of providing employment and personal care services for Ottawa County residents living with developmental disabilities. Their employment segment provides work opportunities by partnering with businesses offering services such as mailing, assembly, packaging, janitorial and light maintenance. Also nominated for Business Member of the Year were Miller Boat Line and Frederick Agency. Adkins has been a part of the local scene since joining the Port Clinton City School

District in 2002 as director of technology. He has been superintendant since 2005. Under his leadership, Port Clinton Schools totally revamped its buildings and passed a bond issue last November that will build a brand new middle school plus make other improvements at Bataan Elementary School. Test scores throughout the district have also improved significantly in the last several years. Also nominated for the award were Cathy Allen, a local nonprofit consultant, and Greg Peiffer, owner of WPCR online radio station. The Jane Baker House at Otterbein North Shore Retirement Community received the Lighthouse Award. The facility was built in 2007 as a skilled nursing facility, the first “small house” in Ohio and the only one located on a continuing care retirement center. The concept is a facility that houses 10 private rooms each with its own private bath and shower with the focus on privacy, dignity and autonomy. Otterbein North Shore has been a part of the Marblehead-Lakeside community since 1997. Also nominated for the Lighthouse Award were Oak Harbor Golf Club and Quikstir. The 2009 Beautification Award went to the Ottawa County Historical Museum. The facility, located on West Third Street in Port Clinton, found its new home in 1987 moving from the basement of old


Accepting honors at the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce/Main Street Awards dinner are Rhonda Wolpert (front left), Otterbein North Shore; Carol Morgan, Morgan Realty; Pat Adkins, superintendent of Port Clinton City Schools; Jim Rusinkovich of the Ottawa County Historical Museum; Brenda Smith, RVI; and Lance Woodworth of the Jet Express. City Hall. The museum is near completion of a major expansion project due in large measure to a donation from the Paul Fox estate. The facility will soon be complete with the placement of a British anchor salvaged from the bottom of Lake Erie. Also nominated for the Beautification Award were Crosswinds Restaurant and Bar and Port Clinton Pointe development. The top Main Street Awards went to the Jet Express as Business of the Year and to Carol Ann Kertis Morgan, Volunteer of the Year. Jet Express is one of Port Clinton’s largest private employers (with more than 100 seasonal employees per year) and has

Coffee & Cream expanding LAKESIDE — Beginning Memorial Day weekend, Coffee & Cream will be home to the new Local Bounty Café. The eatery will use only fresh, seasonal and locally available ingredients that meet strict criteria for quality. The menu is simple, flavorful and nutritious. Soups, salads and sandwiches will be made to order and served daily until 3 p.m. Also new this year will be expanded hours — 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. — a Web site,, and a fan page on Facebook. “We are very excited about the changes we have made at Coffee & Cream. This is our 6th season and we expect it to be our best!” said owner Stacy Maple.

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Coffee & Cream, 131 W. Second St., will be opening weekends starting May 1. The Lakeside business offers gourmet coffee, espresso, teas and other drinks, a full-service ice cream parlor, complimentary WIFI, a loft for meetings of groups 30 or fewer and off-site catering.. Every Saturday afternoon, Coffee & Cream holds “C&C Kid’s Club” from 1 to 2 p.m. Children of all ages join in the loft for story time, crafts, make-your-own sundaes and await a visit from “Miss Moo” the Coffee & Cream cow. The cost is $3 per child. Coffee & Cream is owned by Stacy and Criss Maple, of Marblehead. For information, call 419-798-8303 or visit www.

been ferrying people to Put-in-Bay since 1989. They also philanthropically support a number of local causes every year, striving to be a positive local neighbor and contributor. Morgan came to Port Clinton in the late 1970s and became part of the local business community with a gift shop known as The Added Touch. Since then, she has been active in organizing, planning, creating and volunteering for many community activities. Most recently, she led the effort to upgrade the Christmas lighting and decorations for the downtown area.




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2B Thursday, April 29, 2010


The Beacon with GARY COON

Financial Focus

Declare your ‘Financial Arbor Day’ The national celebration of Arbor Day happens on the last Friday of April, although some states have designated different dates for their own Arbor Day observances. Over the years, Americans have planted millions of trees

on this day, improving the environment, reducing erosion and leaving an invaluable gift to future generations. But the concepts behind Arbor Day can also be transferred to other realms — such as investing. So, this year, why not take steps to establish your own Financial Arbor Day?

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• Plant some “seeds.” Even the mightiest trees started out small — and the same is true of the investment portfolios of many successful investors. If you’re just beginning to invest, put whatever you can afford, however minimal, into an IRA and a 401(k) or other employersponsored retirement plan. If you’ve been investing for a while but still need to move closer toward your goals, you may have to seek out some new fields of opportunity and invest in them. • Nurture the “roots.” To grow, tree roots need to be fed through water, oxygen and minerals. And once you’ve planted the seeds of your investments, they need to be nourished, too. So, for example, once you’ve opened your 401(k), boost your contributions whenever you get a salary increase. Also consider fully funding your IRA until you’ve reached the annual limits. • Seek out variety. If you look around your neighborhood, you will likely find many different types of trees. And that’s a good thing, because when Dutch elm disease or some other ailment strikes one type of tree, you and your neighbors still have others that can thrive. And the same principle applies to investing — if an economic

downturn or some other event primarily strikes one type of asset, and most of your money is tied up in that asset, you could run into trouble. That’s why you need to diversify your investment dollars among stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit (CDs), Treasury bills and other securities. While diversification, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit or protect against a loss, it can help reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio. • Be patient. When you plant a seed, you know it will take many years for your efforts to reach fruition. Over time, your tree will lose some branches and bark, and it will be buffeted by heavy winds, scorching sun and driving rains. However, if it has a strong set of roots, it can survive and grow. You need to show the same patience with your investment portfolio, because it, too, will face a variety of challenges over the years, and at times it may appear beaten down. But if you follow a consistent strategy, supported by a mix of quality investments that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals, and if you have the patience and discipline to ride out downturns, you can help yourself reach your objectives. When people use their shovels and hoes on Arbor Day, they create something that will literally last a lifetime. And the same thing can happen when you declare your own Financial Arbor Day — so get out your investment “tools” and get to work. nnn

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

National speaker featured at area seminar FREMONT — Business owners in Sandusky, Ottawa, Seneca, Lucas, Wood and Huron counties have the opportunity to hear nationally known business consultant Jon Schallert when he comes to Fremont on Tuesday, May 18. Sponsored by Croghan Colonial Bank and Downtown Fremont Inc., Schallert will present his acclaimed business improvement session, Increasing Sales and Profits as a Destination Business.

Schallert’s sessions teach independent business owners how to turn their businesses into consumer “destinations” that attract customers from many miles away, past other competitive outlets. Schallert’s consulting firm, The Schallert Group, is noted for providing competitive tools to independent business owners that are typically used exclusively by large corporate chains to dominate a marketplace.

To learn more about Schallert, visit The seminar runs from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Paramount Theater, 301 S. Front St., in downtown Fremont. Tickets are $50 and refreshments will be provided. Business owners and others interested in attending may contact Angie Morelock at the Downtown Fremont office at 419-332-8696 or

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Chuck Redmond has been appointed executive director of The First Tee of Lake Erie. One of 322 PGA Master Professionals in the country (out of 28,000 PGA Members), Redmond brings an experienced junior golf background to the program that will serve The First Tee of Lake Erie in Ottawa, Erie, Huron, Sandusky and Wood County and impacts more than 1,400 children. Redmond and Chuck Benes cofounded the Lake Erie Junior Golf Association in 1987 to provide competitive junior golf tournaments for youth residing in near proximity to Lake Erie. Many of the area’s young golfers have gone on to further their REDMOND careers in golf and life by the associations they made while competing on the Lake Erie Junior Golf Association. To compliment the Lake Erie Junior Golf Association, Redmond, Benes and the board members of the Ohio Junior Golf Association formed The First Tee of Lake Erie and became a Chapter on Sept. 30, 2005. The main facility is at The Oak Harbor Golf Club, with additional programming at Fremont Country Club, Keys Golf Club and Crosswinds Golf Club. Discounted rounds of golf and practice balls are available at all facilities and Eagle Creek Golf Club to our participants. The First Tee of Lake Erie coaches are Benes; Matt Jennings, Oak Harbor Golf Club; Chris Aseltine, Fremont CC; Ryan Spicer, Sawmill Creek Golf Club; and Dave Sanford, Crosswinds Golf Club. All of these gentlemen are members of The PGA of America. While serving as the head golf professional at Catawba Island Club for 21 years, Redmond was awarded the Junior Golf Leader Award for the Northern Ohio PGA Section, The Lake Erie Junior Golf Association Memorial Scholarship Honoree, The Burt Silverman Award by the Toledo District Golf Association for enriching the community through dedication to golf. Redmond also served as president of The Ohio Junior Golf Association, President of The Toledo Chapter PGA, board member of The Northern Ohio PGA and Golf Instructor for Flower Hospital’s Adaptive Golf Program. The First Tee’s goal is to provide the golf learning facilities and the experience that will enable kids from every walk of life to partake of the game. The Nine Core Values that the First Tee teaches are: perseverance, courtesy, judgment, honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence and responsibility. To register your child with The First Tee of Lake Erie, and click on register. You may also e-mail Redmond at


Redskin Boys Basketball fans can purchase DVDs of both 2010 regional basketball games played at Bowling Green State University. The DVDs are not professional grade, but will be a lasting reminder of the historic Redskin victories over Defiance and Celina to qualify for the State Tournament. Both games are on one DVD for the price of $10. All proceeds will go to the PCHS Boys Basketball program. Checks can be made payable to Port Clinton City Schools and sent to Port Clinton High School, re: “Boys Basketball DVD,” 821 S. Jefferson St., Port Clinton, OH 43452. DVDs can also be ordered online at www.pccsd. net under podcasts, click on “DVD Order Form.” Pictures and DVDs of the state final and semi-final games are only available from the Ohio High School Athletic Association at click on the Fan Guide.

ODNR wildlife officer promoted FINDLAY — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, has promoted wildlife officer Kevin Newsome to wildlife officer supervisor. Newsome graduated from Clyde High School in 1995 and Hocking College in 1997 with an associate’s degree in Fish and Wildlife Management. He lives in Lucas County with his wife and daughter. Newsome has been the wildlife officer assigned to Lucas County since 2001. Prior to that, Newsome was a seasonal employee for the Ohio Division of Wildlife for four years. The Unit B law enforcement unit is comprised of Erie, Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood counties. Newsome replaces Gino Barna who took over the duties of law enforcement supervisor of the Lake Erie Law Enforcement Unit.

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Lady Laker, Heather Bahnsen, fields this ground ball off the bat of a St. Mary’s player in a game played last Thursday. The Lakers lost a close contest, 3-2.



FINDLAY — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, will be stocking steelhead trout in the Vermilion River at 10 a.m. Friday, April 30. Fifty-five thousand yearlings will be released at the Vermilion City Boat Launch. These fish were raised in the Division of Wildlife’s Castalia Fish Hatchery. The yearlings are 6 to 8 inches long when stocked, and will grow to a length of 18 inches by the end of the first year. A brief program will be included, and Division of Wildlife staff will be on hand to answer questions. The public is invited.

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1961 E. HARBOR RD. Port Clinton Asking: $97,500 3 bedrooms, Beach Privileges Great location 1-740-828-3631

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VINTAGE ELECTRONICS: Tube type radios, Hi-Fi, stereo, test equipment, amplifiers, speakers, etc. 419-798-9168

FOR SALE, 1986 Baldwin Spinet piano. Excellent condition $1,250 419-308-1872

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FOR SALE BY OWNER, WATERFRONT HOME. RIVER/ LAKE VIEW PORT CLINTON, OHIO. Three bedroom, two and a half bath. Deeded dock/ pool. Walking distance to Jet Express. Completely furnished. $369k 419-355-2772.

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LEMARIN CONDO, overlooking the marina & Lake, features two bedrooms, two baths, numerous updates, covered deck, attached garage, two 40’ docks, and clubhouse with indoor pool. OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE . $259,900 419421-7094 or 419-420-2360

RESPONSIBLE RETIRED COUPLE wants long term rental – Catawba, Lakeside, Marblehead – prefer 2/3BR-2BA-LR-FR-2GAR-newerno maintenance, contact (we’re ready now-she finally agreed)

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Real Estate Transfers


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Week ending April 23

Allen Township

• 4-19-10  Constance  M.  Kuyoth  to  Bernard  J.  Mackey  Jr.  and  Sharon  J.  Mackey,  22303  W.  Honeysuckle  Lane,  $195,000. • 4-21-10 Frederick W. Kraemer Jr. to Paul J. Martorana  II  and  Melissa  Harris-Martorana,  19570  Walbridge  East  Road, $300,000.

Bay Township

• 4-20-10 Theresa Deak to Daniel J. and Shawna M. Baker, 4595 Oak Harbor SE Road, $175,000.

Carroll Township

• 4-23-10 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to  Manuel Salazar, 11565 W. Salem Carroll Road, $154,000.

Clay Township

• 4-22-10 Henry G. and Christine M. Schmidlin  to Michael T. and Statcey L. Lipstraw, Lot B-4, Camper Road,  $26,500.

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Catawba Township 11110 LAKELAND, MARBLEHEAD Lake-views from this completely re-styled new throughout ranch home on a quiet private street. Newly installed, upgraded plumbing and heating, the attached garage has two storage or workshop areas. A must see at this price. $269,000


• 4-21-10  Constance  J.  Mcdougal  to  Aurora  Loan  Services, LLC, 1988 N. Carriage Lane, $937,998. • 4-22-10 Harbor’s Edge Development II LTD to Craig  A. and Julie M. Stacy, 4804 E. Tradewinds Drive, $404,112. • 4-22-10 Duane J. and Dixie Kerper to 3039 Firelands,  LLC, 3039 Firelands Blvd., $240,000. • 4-23-10 Gregory J. and Linda S. Peiffer to Bradley D.  and Julie A. Heminger, 1310 North Orchard Beach Drive,  $260,000.

Danbury Township

• 4-21-10 Mary Ann and David R. Demeter to Andrew G.  Planet, 514 Idlewild Drive, $151,000. •  4-22-10  Ronald  D.  Karns  to  Douglas  J.  and  Karen  K.  Karns, 277 Channel Grove Road, $72,000. •  4-23-10  Ruth  Shaugnessy  to  Edward  T.  Rogers,  2140  Napama, $24,100.

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

Spectacular marina & Lake views. Luxury condo in gated community w/open floor plan, 3 bdrm, 3 full baths & large balcony. 40ft dock in private marina w/direct Lake access. $299,000

CATAWBA ISLAND 5647 Farrow Ave Catawba Cascades: 90x61 corner lot features fabulous views, 40ft dock with water & electric and wildlife. Lot is ready for your vacation or primary home & have your boat at door! $109,900 CATAWBA ISLAND 2875 Trillium Cotswold English cottage overlooking the harbor in The Bluffs! 2826sqft, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and spectacular views from the stonewalled patio. Adjacent to Catawba Island Club. $995,000

Port Clinton City

CATAWBA ISLAND 2875-D Canterbury Circle OPEN SAT & SUN 1-3: Fairway Villa ranch condo. Canterbury model with 1859sqft, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, Sun Room. Numerous upgrades including cherry cabinets, granite counter, ceramic tile & window tint. $259,900

Salem Township

PORT CLINTON 1909 E Harbor Rd #305E Captain’s Cove condo on shores of Lake Erie. Refurbished 2 bedroom, 2 bath with spectacular views of Lake & marina! Sandy beach, clubhouse with pool & dockage available. Now $229,900!

• 4-21-10  Prisca  L.  Twardzik,  et  al.  to  Federal  National  Mortgage Association, 211 Lincoln Drive, $56,667. •  4-20-10  Joan  E.  Thompson  to  Kenneth  A.  Dubbert,  12632 W. Portage River South Road, $140,000.


Lake front cottage home is secluded on 3.9 acres wooded lot with sunrise views of Starve Island. Mostly furnished and a massive concrete breakwall with launch access. $989,000 3138 NORTH MARINA VIEW DRIVE, MARBLEHEAD Waterfront Catawba Island Club lower level condo is mostly furnished, and again beautifully upgraded with granite, fresh paint and new carpet throughout. Direct views of the lake over the marina and beyond. Sunsets are free! Call Tomi to see!!! $359,000

See you at the Catawba Island Club Boat Show this weekend Friday, Saturday & Sunday. ADMISSION FREE

CATAWBA ISLAND 4355-F Marin Woods Spectacular ranch condo with views of marina & Lake. Beautifully refurbished with kitchen featuring granite, state-of-the-art appliances, ceramic tile. Includes 75ft+ T-dock (C-1 & C-13). Now $319,000!

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Catawba Island Club Condominium’s

4434 E. Harbor’s Edge 2 bd/2 ba • Custom w/great views • $375,000.00 3300 N. Stonehouse 3 bd/2.5 ba • 2 car large garage • 2169 sq. ft. • $349,900.00 4428 E. Harbor’s Edge 3 bd/2.5 ba • 1st Fl. Custom • $349,000.00 Tour these condo’s for sale around the CIC. We also have Waterfront and nonWaterfront Homes and Cottages with docks and without docks available for sale. Call “THE GREENE TEAM” to see area properties. We can provide you with a list of ALL area properties FOR SALE. “Give us a Call!”

3847 Cliff Rd. Catawba—A beautiful open great room with views of Lake Erie from inside as well as outside. Sunset Park is across the street. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a large two car garage. The Owners Suite is private on the first floor and has two closets. This home is in the gated community of Catawba Cliffs. $699,000 MARK HARTLINE 419-3419999

4448 Cliff Rd Catawba—Enjoy views of Lake Erie. Many new upgrades throughout home including custom cherry kitchen cabinetry with Brazilian granite, hardwood floors, designer frieze carpet and one of a kind Italian marble bath. 1st and 2nd floor screened porch. Gated community with beaches and parks. $879,000 MARSHA WARNIKE 419-681-5001

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! Howardhanna. com/900189 $177,900 GLENNA BENDER 419-341-1579

3845 Ridge Dr. Catawba—Beautiful 4 bed/ 3 bath home in gated community. Built in 2005 home has maple hardwood wide plank floors with cherry stain and gourmet kitchen. Master Retreat is on 1st fl. w/two walk in closets and private sitting room. 2 Car attached garage plus an additional 3 car detached garage/ workshop. $699,000 MARK HARTLINE 419-3419999

713 Ottawa Dr. Port Clinton—Nicely maintained ranch with updated kitchen and bath. Attached one car garage and an additional 36 x 14’ building that includes another 1 car garage, workshop, work area and bonus/sunroom. Brick paved patio with arbor and perennial garden. $99.500 CHERYL HETRICK 419-202-0144

302 E Sixth St. Port Clinton—Well maintained home with beautiful original wide oak trim throughout. Conveniently located on large corner lot near school and hospital. Move in ready. Money Back Guarantee! $89,900 SUE PIACENTINO 419-341-4945

Ted Greene 419-563-4968 Cathy Greene 419-563-4967 Glenna Bender 419-341-1579 Mark Hartline 419-341-9999 Email:


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203 N. Bass Circle Marblehead—Spacious manufactured home just across the street from Bass Haven Marina. A nice, quiet neighborhood centrally located to all area attractions and destinations. Includes carport/covered patio and large storage shed. An affordable getaway or year round residence. Howardhanna. com/20100209 REDUCED! $24,500 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

April 30-May 2 2043 Bristol Marblehead—Exceptional 3 bed 3 bath waterfront home in Danbury Cove with exquisite interior detailing. 70 ft dockage at your door with views of Sandusky Bay. Money Back Guarantee! $479,000 CHERYL HETRICK 419-202-0144


OPEN HOUSES Open Thursday 5-7—102 Glacial Lane, Marblehead – Spacious 3BR/2BA ranch style with lake view. Great room, 3 season room, garage, large lot. Close to downtown, lighthouse and area amenities. Nice! $239,000 ROBIN ROHRBAUGH 419341-8778

Open Saturday and Sunday 1-4— 810 & 812 E. Main Marblehead— Lakefront luxury condo 2100 sq. feet with panoramic unobstructed view. Priced way below market value. Granite, marble, gas fireplace, pool, beach, heated garage, clubhouse and close to downtown Marblehead. 245,000-299,900 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

Open Sunday 2-5—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. $199,000. SHARON POLANCO 419-341-0080

JUST LISTED 1587 Windward Catawba— Come to the Lake! Sit on your deck and watch the water glistening and your boat. This condo faces east so you have morning sunrises and cool enjoyable evenings on your own deck. Go for a swim in the community pool right out your front door. Turn key condo. Furnished first floor with a 30 ft dock at your door. $149,900 MARK HARTLINE 419-3419999

3115 Wayne Port Clinton—Waterfront getaway on the Portage River —comes with deeded dock! Water ski, make an island run or kick back with a good book as boats pass by. Nugents Canal – a great community to call home! Money Back Guarantee! $149,900 Howardhanna. com/20102327 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

1887 Marblewood Marblehead—Stick built 1456 sq ft 2 bed 2 bath home in the heart of vacationland but off the beaten path! Open floor plan with cathedral ceilings with 1 1/2 car garage on .27 acres. $149,900 Howardhann. com/20102330 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

4399 E. Forest Glen Johnson’s Island—Exclusive 1/3acre waterfront lot with dock in protected Quarry basin. Lake and Bay are accessed right here. Within 10 miles to school, downtown, lighthouse and ferry service to Islands. Build your home here! Howardhanna. com/901316 $149,000 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

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The Beacon - April 29, 2010  

First Energy Solutions repre- sentative Emily Ochsenhirt made a stop in Port Clinton Monday to discuss the electric aggregation issue on the...

The Beacon - April 29, 2010  

First Energy Solutions repre- sentative Emily Ochsenhirt made a stop in Port Clinton Monday to discuss the electric aggregation issue on the...