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If American Idol Contestant Crystal Bowersox survives Wednesday night’s elimination, this is her tentative “Hometown Visit” schedule for Friday, May 14:

BY ROBERTA REDFERN She has been compared to musical greats Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt. She has been called “the one everyone has to beat” and a “true artist” from the infancy of this year’s season of the wildly popular Fox television show “American Idol.” But local native and Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox — who calls a small western Ottawa County town home — has already made a mark on the world regardless of the show’s eventual outcome. “I hope she makes it. She deserves it,” said fellow Ottawa County resident and fan Emmie Crump. The show has aired weekly since February, and Elliston resident Bowersox made it to at least the final four before a winner is crowned in just a few weeks (The Beacon’s deadline for this publication was Wednesday morning before the elimination round airs Wednesday night). But if Tuesday night’s performance had the impact it should have had on the nation, she’s still around. “I have been saying this since Day One — you are definitely an artist,” said Idol Judge Randy Jackson. The top three contestants are jetted off to their hometowns for local performances that will air nationwide next week. Should Crystal still be on the show at the time of this publication, she is scheduled for a whirlwind of activities Friday in Ottawa and neighboring Lucas counties, including a mini-concert Friday afternoon at the Ot-

• 8 a.m. — Interview on 101.5 FM, The River: In studio with Mary Beth and Rick. • 11:30 a.m. — Downtown Toledo Parade: It will start near OwensCorning at 11:30 a.m. and end at Promenade Park. Crystal will do a two or three-song concert at Promenade Park after the parade. (Parade will begin on Ottawa Street in front of O-C, heading toward the high-level bridge, then turn on Washington and on to Summit Street back toward downtown. Parade will end near the Key Bank building downtown on Summit Street.) • 4 p.m. — Ottawa County Fairgrounds, “Bower-Stock”: There will be a small parade on the fairgrounds at 4 p.m. then Crystal will do a two- or three-song concert. Gates open at 1 p.m. • 6 p.m. — Toledo Mudhens Game, Fifth Third Field: Crystal will sing the National Anthem and throw out the first pitch. Information courtesy of Tom Cook, program director at 101.5 FM, The River, Toledo. The schedule is subject to change and will be updated on the River’s Facebook fan page, via e-mail and on the radio at 101.5 FM.


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Fish fry planned Friday at Port Clinton’s K. of C. Hall The Port Clinton Knights of Columbus will be holding another Fish Fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 109 E. Perry St. Perch dinners are $12 and sandwich platters are $10. nnn

Jamie Wight, who was just in town for his mother Joanne’s funeral, is once again playing with the Dukes of Dixieland Band in New Orleans. A longtime member of the Cake-walkin’ Jazz Band and the Joy-makin’ Jazz Band at Tony Packo’s in Toledo, Jamie recently performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. nnn

We had 88 correct entries in our Find Wylie contest last week. Our winner is Neil Wilson, of Oak Harbor, who found Wylie in the Choice Lawn Care ad on page 11A last week. Gene 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

Memorial Day Weekend is only two weeks away, and the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce would like to honor those who have served or are serving in the military. They would like to display the photo of the service member at Flat Iron Park May 21-28. The pictures can be any size and will be displayed on an 11-inch by 17-inch poster with a red, white and blue ribbon and the charge is only $8.50 each. For information, call the Chamber at 419898-0479 or stop in their office at 178 W. Water St. Proceeds will be donated to Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio. Deadline is May 18. nnn

Did you ever want to try “Barbershop” singing? Here’s your chance! The Lake Plains Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is holding a special guest night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, May 17, at Peace Lutheran Church, 900 Jefferson St. in Port Clinton. There are something like 15 Ottawa County men who sing in the Lake Plains Choir, and many of them have branched out with their own quartets.


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The Port Clinton Women’s Club is hosting its annual Mother to Mother Sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 15, at the K. of C. Hall, 109 E. Perry St. They will have some great deals on “gently used” children’s clothing and gear. nnn

The Catawba Island Garden Club will have its annual plant sale this Saturday, May 15 at the Shelter House at John Braun Park on Ohio 53 North, just north of Cemetery Road. The sale starts at 9 a.m. and will feature perennials, annuals, bulbs, bushes, pots and many other items related to gardening.

The Port Clinton High School Concert Band will pay tribute to “The March King,” John Philip Sousa at a 3 p.m. concert Sunday, May 16, at the PCHS Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, however, a free-will donation will be taken at the end of the concert. Music includes something for someone of all ages and of course, the concert will conclude in traditional Sousa style with the playing of “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Tim Olt, tuba, will serve as the guest soloist for the concert. Rod Miller, PCHS band di-

rector, will portray John Philip Sousa. Miller is currently in his fourth year as director of bands for the Port Clinton City Schools and this is the 23rd year he has presented such a concert. The PCHS Band always honors veterans at the Sousa concert and this year will pay special tribute to veterans of the Korean War. Audiences have always been close to capacity and the same is expected again this year. Doors will open at 2 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, firstserve basis.


The Ottawa County Retired Teacher’s Association luncheon meeting will be held at noon May 27 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Port Clinton. The speaker will be Ohio Retired Teachers Association Executive Director Ann Hanning. Reservations may be made until Monday, May 17, by leaving a message at 419-635-2446. n



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Obituaries Chester A. Alexander Sr.


Robert Gevertz and Lee Ann Gevertz of El Paso, Texas, along with Ronnie and Leah Bell of Lubbock, Texas, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Gevertz, to Matthew Kovach, son of Jim and Laura Kovach, of Marblehead. The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Coronado High School, a 2008 graduate of the University of North Texas, and will graduate in August 2010 with a master’s degree in Zoology from Miami University. Her fiance is a 2002 graduate of Danbury High School, a 2007 graduate of Miami University and a 2010 graduate of the University of North Texas with a master’s degree in Biology. They both plan to continue their education at the University of California-Riverside following their wedding on June 26 in Marblehead.

E. Harbor Road, Marblehead. The Rev. Brad Hall will officiate. Burial will follow in Sackett Cemetery.

Oct. 17, 1928 — May 10, 2010 Chester A. Alexander Sr., 81, of Port Clinton, died Monday, May 10, at his residence. There will be no visitation or services. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.

Allan Payer Oct. 10, 1932 — May 4, 2010 Allan A. Payer, 77, of Port Clinton, died Tuesday, May 4, at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. Visitation was Friday at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton St., Port Clinton.

Myron Johnson Sept. 3, 1920 — May 8, 2010

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Myron C. Johnson of Lakeside went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 8, at the Blakely Care Center of Bowling Green. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, 7755

May 24, 1926 — May 9, 2010 James W. Imke Sr., 83, of Catawba Island, died Sunday, May 9, at his residence. Funeral services were Wednesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church with burial in Catawba Island Cemetery.

Births Rowan O’Malley May

David and Maggie May of Richland Center, WI are the parents of a daughter, Rowan O’Malley, born Jan. 7 at 2:41 a.m. She weighed 8 lbs, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Mark and Sharon May, of Port Clinton, and Brian

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Kevin and Dayna May, or Oregon, WI are the parents of a daughter, Violet

BY ROBERTA REDFERN A local girl with a special connection to overnight superstar Crystal Bowersox is hoping to be front and center Friday at the American Idol contestant’s event at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds. Hannah Castro, 10, of Port Clinton, has had Type I diabetes since she was 5. It’s the same disease Bowersox has, and the same one that landed her in the hospital early in the American Idol competition. “Hannah looks up to Crystal as a role model,” said her mother, Jennifer Garlock. “It’s been a day of e-mails and constantly calling people. We are hoping we can get her up close to the stage. She will definitely be at the fairgrounds and then we are going to the Mud Hens game right after.” Hannah’s crusade to help herself and others afflicted with her disease goes beyond connecting with the American Idol star, however.

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A week ago, she created Hannah’s Hope for a Cure — a Facebook page to garner support for the Walk for a Cure that is held at East Harbor State Park every year. In that amount of time, she has gathered more than 1,400 fans and has raised about $650 for her cause, said her mom. “The group just grew and grew with new members joining rapidly and donating,” Garlock said. Hannah is raising the money to go toward the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the national organization that hosts the Walk across the country every year. Hannah has to inject herself three to five times a day with insulin, but has a great attitude about her disease. Her site says she likes to listen to her iPod, go shopping, play on her scooter and listen to Hannah Montana. “I will do anything for my daughter … she is the bravest little girl I know,” Garlock said.

tawa County Fairgrounds. “It’s a way to allow Crystal to come back to her roots in Ottawa County, to be recognized for what she has accomplished,” said Ottawa County Commissioner Jim Sass, who helped organize the fairground event. “It also creates some positive national exposure for Ottawa County and that’s a good thing.” Crystal will participate in radio interviews at local stations Friday morning, followed by a parade in downtown Toledo. Later that evening, after her performance at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds, she will make an appearance at the Toledo Mud Hens game at Fifth Third Field in Toledo to sing the national anthem and throw the first pitch. Ottawa County’s rising young star, whose musical idols include Joplin, Jewel, Tracy Chapman and Melissa Etheridge, has stayed true to form throughout the national competition. Also playfully nicknamed “Mama Sox” by the nation because of her devotion to young son, Tony, the 24-yearold sang gospel at her local church growing up, rocked it out in local pubs and taverns, and played her guitar and sang in the subways of Chicago. Her style is that of a gravelly rocker with a powerful voice that she usually accompanies with a guitar, although she showed the world her potential for diversity a few times by ditching the guitar for a piano, having a Didgeridoo instrument player accompany her, and well, just Crystal and her voice. Wildly popular throughout the entire county, her biggest fans are locals Bill, her father; her boyfriend, Tony; and their son, little Tony. “Especially in Ottawa County I think there will be a pretty big turnout,” said Tom Cook, program director at 101.5 FM Toledo, The River. On Tuesday night, the contestants were mentored by actor and R&B singer Jamie Foxx and sang songs from movies. Crystal performed a solo song last, and also did a duet with fellow contestant Lee DeWyze halfway through. For her solo, Bowersox chose the song “I’m All Right” from the movie Caddyshack, a song by artist Kenny Loggins. “That performance just got ‘Crystallized.’ I think you actually took that song and made it better,” said Idol Judge Ellen DeGeneres. The other judges agreed. “I would say after that performance, you,


Tour tickets ickets for the American Idol tour performance in Toledo go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at Crystal, are back in the game,” said curmudgeon-like Judge Simon Cowell. Since she made it to the shows finals, she has remained “in the game” locally, as residents near and far root her on. As one drives west in Ottawa County, fan support is apparent everywhere. In Oak Harbor, where Crystal went to high school, not a single window front is clean of decorative paint cheering on the local sensation. Slightly further west is Bowersox’ hometown of Elliston, a tiny community that sits to the north of Ohio 163. At the outskirts of the town sits a sign reading “Ellison, Est. 1867 Home of Crystal Bowersox.” A stone’s throw away is Crystal’s church, the Trinity United Church of Christ, which decorates its yard with a sign supporting the star. Members meet every week to watch their hometown hero, wearing bright red shirts that say “Elliston, Ohio Supports Crystal Bowersox and I Do, Too!” Crump, an employee of Country Keg farther on down the road, wears her shirt at work, and is joined by patrons on a daily basis. She heard Crystal perform at the “Keg” a few years back — before her days on Idol — and is more than impressed. “She does an excellent Janis Joplin. I think that’s her best style,” Crump said.



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This year’s walk is at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Hannah’s page can be found on Facebook by doing a search for “Hannah’s Hope for a Cure.”

Emmie Crump, who shows her support for Crystal by wearing this T-shirt to work at the Country Keg, has been listening to Crystal perform for years and says she does a great Janis Joplin.



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It’s green, green, green everywhere

It’s Monday and I’m out and about on my lunch break. And “sure and begorra,” ‘tis a fine and splendid day! No, I’m not in Ireland. But with all the vibrant shades of green in the grass, foliage and flowers, our community looks a bit like pictures of Ireland that I have seen over the years. Here it is in the middle of May and the outdoors colors look clean and beautiful. And there is a fresh, clear look in the air. Last Friday night, May 7, the sky wasn’t very pretty, though. In fact, it was dark and threatening. When the alarm sirens sounded, I went out to look around but could see nothing awful heading my way. After a while my son Jeff called and said, “well, did the wind blow you away?” Nope, I was still around. He said that was because the storm in my area had gone past just a bit to the south. We talked for a few minutes and I didn’t think any more about it until later. That’s when I was standing at the kitchen sink, cleaning vegetables and fruit to cut up and put in the refrigerator and the sky off to the west looked foreboding

and dark. Only a few minutes later it had grown much darker still. In fact the sky seemed to be getting blacker moment by moment as I watched! It didn’t look good out in the western skies. So I called my brother-in-law. Was there a storm coming? “Nope.” Well, I told him, this one that is coming NOW looks worse than the earlier one. But he said he’d been watching television and there were no more forecasts for violent storms. Then we heard that a tornado had touched down in Clyde. Our sister lives in Clyde. She said the weather was fine there. Later we heard that a sheer cloud had been sighted there. Our sister hadn’t seen it. In fact, the weather at her house was totally okay. Then we heard that a tornado had touched down in Fostoria and was moving eastward at 60 mph into southern Seneca County where friends live. The friends were preparing to go into their basement. The storm did not arrive there.

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Mother’s Day was a strange day for me. I was gone all day and didn’t have the opportunity to accept my son’s invitation to brunch. But when I got home at about 10 p.m. there was a very nice bouquet of cut flowers on the kitchen cupboard with a card. That was so nice, a welcome home indication that Jeff had been there. While carrying things from the car in the garage to the house, I saw a little box near the vase of flowers! Opening it revealed a little cross pendant on a chain. It was silver and had little beads in it. That was very nice. Then, under all of that, there was a manual for a microwave. So I looked in the cupboard where the old microwave had been and there was a new one in its place. The old was completely gone — it had totally disappeared from sight. I wouldn’t have the nuisance job of getting rid of it. All that was very nice — a super topper to a long day. nnn

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As summer heat gets nearer, some good advice is to make sure your ceiling fans are in good shape. Use of ceiling fans keep

the air in your home circulating, help to keep you cool and are cheaper to operate then your air conditioner. Another good option is a box fan or an oscillating fan. In fact, I sometimes use fans in addition to the air conditioner in order to keep the cost of electricity down. This works if you don’t have the temperature set too low on the thermostat. And your lawn equipment needs to be in tip-top shape now. Keep your power mower clean by scraping the blades and undersides of your mower (only when the mower is turned off, of course). Now is a good time to plant flowers; the frost-free date for our area is May 15, I believe. And if you do your summer repair work and painting now, rather than later, you’ll have more time for fun in the sun as the season rolls on. Be sure to put down mulch after your flowers are planted. Mulch helps to retain moisture and inhibits the growth of weeds. And it looks nice, too. nnn

The annual recycling sale at Lakeside is May 21-22. Sponsored by the United Methodist Women, it will be held at South Auditorium — directly across the street from the United Methodist Church. The sale will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. In the afternoon Saturday, you can fill a bag of “whatever” for $1.50. If you want to get rid of items, you may donate them to the sale up until May 20. nnn

Also planned for Saturday, May 22, is the Annual Ace of Clubs 4-H Bake Sale to help fund tuition for members attending 4-H camp this summer. This year’s bake sale takes place at the Friendship Stores located at Ohio 53 and State Road and Ohio 2 and 101. Be sure to stop by and pick up some sweet treats or the ever-popular pepperoni rolls during your travels. You’ll enjoy the goodies and the proceeds from the sale go for a great cause. nnn

I was sorry to learn that Otterbein North Shore’s wonderful executive director, Rhonda Wolpert, has left the facility. But congratulations are in order because Rhonda has taken a position as development director at St. Francis in Tiffin. This talented gal will also do grant-writing for St. Francis. And she will be working much closer to her home at Republic, Ohio. We wish her well in her new position.

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On behalf of the Knights of Columbus 1750, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the public, for your generous contributions during our MeasureUp Campaign. It is your gift that will help the agencies that assist the handicapped to help them become functional and productive citizens. My grateful thanks to the following stores: Community Markets and Kroger who allowed us to solicit funds at their establishments for this worthy project. It would be remiss of me not to mention my brother Knights who assisted me in making this year a very successful campaign. To them I owe my heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Campaign chairman, Don Gresbach

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Allen Twp honors veterans and Mother Nature Allen Township became a pioneer in Ottawa County by installing the first section of porous or pervious pavement in the Allen Township Cemetery memorial area. “Traditional concrete pavement or asphalt can be ‘impervious’ by not allowing water to filter into the ground. Instead the water runs off the surface picking up pollutants and warms the water temperature,” said Crystal Dymond, Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District stormwater technician. “This can be harmful to the receiving streams and aquatic life.

By installing the pervious pavement, Allen Township is allowing the water to filter into the pavement through small pores to reduce pollutants and potential flooding.” The memorial was designed to honor veterans, firefighters, families, organizations and now Mother Nature. This is not the first environmentally friendly act within the cemetery. Grant funding through the OSS Solid Waste District was used to install recycled steel posts for fences and recycled trash bins. Ottawa County Commissioner

Mark Stahl, Allen Township Trustees Scott Everhardt and Greg Blausey, maintenance supervisor Mike Harder, fiscal agent Sonia Eischen and the OSWCD were some of those present during construction. The pervious pavement installation was done by Bureau Concrete from Perrysburg. Allen Township officials are excited to continue “going green” and invite residents to support the memorial by purchasing engraved bricks or granite benches. For information, call 419-898-1595 or 419-836-4204.

Murray to host tour and Car seat checks Saturday town hall in Sandusky COLUMBUS — State Representative Dennis Murray (D-Sandusky) scheduled a town hall meeting on Monday, May 17, at Sandusky’s Big Island Water Works as part of a continuing effort to hear the concerns and perspectives of the people he represents. The event will start with a tour of the Sandusky facility. Murray’s location for this town hall focuses attention on the challenges to safe drinking water. Following the tour, Doug Keller, Sandusky Superintendent of Water Services, will outline several of these challenges and answer questions about the ways water systems, like Sandusky, can respond. “We must not underestimate the importance of reliable, safe drinking water,” said Murray. “Hopefully, this event will help highlight the challenges we face

and help educate people about the water treatment process.” “One of the most rewarding aspects of serving as state representative are listening and talking to people in town hall and other meetings as we collectively consider how to best shape our state government,” said Murray. “It is also a productive opportunity to learn about legislation that we should be considering and to have small group discussions about people’s expectations of government in a time of hardship and change.” The tour and town hall will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Big Island Water Works, 2425 First St., Sandusky. Guests who plan on participating in the tour should wear sensible shoes — this is a working facility including many steps and tight spaces.   


Police officers teaching 2-day self-defense class SANDUSKY — Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a self-defense class on Monday, May 17, and continuing on Tuesday, May 18. Classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Resource Room at Firelands South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky. Under the guidance of Sandusky police officers, this interactive course is designed to help participants identify dangerous situations and to form a plan of escape through preventative action.

Participants are encouraged to wear soft-soled shoes and comfortable clothing to practice techniques and strategies of self-defense. Students under age 18 are required to have parental permission to participate. To register, call 419-557-7410. Class size is limited to the first 50 registered. Course fee is $20 and payable the first night of class. For information about Firelands, visit

Firelands Area Safe Kids is holding a Car Seat Check from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Trish McCartney’s State Farm office, 140 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton. Certified passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check your child’s safety seat for proper installation, fit and recall. Ohio law requires all children less than 4 years old and less than 40 pounds to be in a properly used child seat. The new booster seat law requires all children up to 4-foot, 9-inches or 8 years old be in a booster seat. Booster seats will be available to incomeeligible children. The child must be present and meet the age or weight requirements. A donation of $10 is recommended. Three toddler seats donated by Port Clinton Kiwanis will be distributed to children who demonstrate a need for a new seat and

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Republican Century Club holding brunch The Ottawa County Republican Century Club will hold a brunch at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at the Nor’Easter Club, 2801 N. Harbor Causeway, Catawba Island. If you are currently a member of Century Club and wish to renew your membership, dues are $100 or $125 if you wish to include your spouse and should be sent to Karen McTague, treasurer, 11537 W. Bloom Rd., Oak Harbor, OH 43449. New members are welcome and can join by sending a check to McTague. Checks should be made payable to the “OCRP Century Club.” Donations over these amounts will be accepted and are encouraged. Funds raised in this manner are used to support our local candidates. The brunch is free with Century Club membership. Those who wish to attend and not join are welcome for a cost of $25. Brunch reservations should be sent to Betty Jo Sherman, Century Club chairwoman, at 19380 W. Artzheim Lane, Elmore, OH 43416, by May 18. Call Sherman at 419-8622180 or e-mail for questions.

do not meet the income eligibility requirements for a seat through the Ohio Buckles Buckeye program. Easter Seals Northern Ohio holds a fitting station at Sutton Center from 3 to 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. If you need your seat checked or wish to find out if you are eligible for a seat through the Ohio Buckles Buckeyes Program, call 419332-3016. For info about the car seat checks or the coalition, call Easter Seals at 800-6965601.


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Compost workshops offered at wildlife refuge Composting is one form of recycling that can happen right in your backyard. Discover how composting yard waste, food scraps and other organic materials are used to create a nutrient-rich soil conditioner for your yard or garden. The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste Management District, Sandusky County Park District, Ottawa County Soil and Water Conservation District and Seneca County Health Department are sponsoring a composting workshop on Tuesday, May 25. Pre-registration is required to attend one

of two available sessions because of limited space. The sign up deadline is Friday, May 21. The first session will begin at 10 a.m. and the evening session will begin at 6:30 p.m. In addition, there will be a charge of $5 to participate, which must be pre-paid before the event. The 2010 workshop will be held at the Ottawa County at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge at 14000 W. Ohio 2, Oak Harbor. Each year the workshop is sponsored in one of the district’s three counties. The compost workshop is open to all district residents. This includes all residents

of Fostoria and Bellevue. “It doesn’t make any sense to throw away materials that can be turned into compost in your backyard,” said Tim Wasserman, director of the OSS Joint Solid Waste Management District. “We want to offer these workshops to educate residents on the proper way to create and maintain a compost pile.” The workshop will cover basic techniques and essentials of composting. These aspects include the composting process, materials to place in your pile, common compost problems, as well as other helpful

information. Registered participants will be put into a drawing to win composting and gardening door prizes. In addition, participants will be provided with snacks and a hayride tour of the refuge grounds during the morning session only (in case of inclement weather, the hayride will not be offered). Residents may pre-register by calling the Ottawa County SWCD office at 419-8981595. Information regarding the workshop can also be found on the OSS Solid Waste District’s website:

TV collection May 22 AmeriCorps honors The Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District is sponsoring a television recycling collection Saturday, May 22. The event is open to Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca County residents, including all residents of Bellevue and Fostoria. This collection is for residents only. Materials from businesses will not be accepted. The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds, West Ohio 163, Oak Harbor. Residents will be charged to recycle CRT (lead/glass tube) televisions. The fee associated with the service reflects 25 percent of the district’s cost and is based on contract pricing with electronics recycler. To determine the size of your television, measure your screen diagonally from corner to corner. Fees for televisions are as follows: • TV’s 24” and smaller — $2 • TV’s 25” and larger — $3 • All console units & projection screen TV’s (limit 2 per resident) — $5 Additional materials that will be accepted at no charge include electronics (e.g. DVDs, VCRs, stereos, etc.), flat-panel televisions and cell phone equipment.

All electronics will be processed in the U.S. and all plastics, metals and leaded and nonleaded glass materials will be recycled. Only wood from the console and projection screen televisions will be landfilled. Additionally, lead and mercury will be removed domestically and handled under U.S. regulations. Computers are no longer accepted during the television recycling collection. A full-time option for computer recycling is available at Goodwill Store locations throughout the area including Port Clinton’s store at 205 S.E. Catawba Road. Computers and computer-related equipment will be recycled through the Reconnect program, an electronics recycling partnership between Dell and Goodwill Industries. For information, residents can contact their local Goodwill store directly or visit the Reconnect Web site at Questions regarding the television recycling collection may be directed to the OSS Solid Waste District Office toll free at 888-850-7224. Information is also available on the District’s Web site at

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PORT CLINTON — This week, United Way AmeriCorps is recognizing Andrea Weber in honor of National AmeriCorps Week. Weber is serving her second consecutive year at United Way in Ottawa County as a community mentor. Weber provides information and referral for Ottawa County residents in need. In her two years of service, she has taken more than 3,100 calls regarding rent, utilities, food, medical bills/prescriptions and transportation needs. She delivers food to those with no transportation and interacts closely with other nonprofits located in the Sutton Center where United Way is housed. Weber also coordinates other United Way volunteers in the office. “The experience here has been wonderful and such a blessing. I’ve learned so much about the community and what the needs are and how

we can help,” Weber said. AmeriCorps, a national service program, provides opportunities for individuals to give back to local communities through jobs that range from tutoring and mentoring youth and running after-school programs to building afford- WEBER able housing and helping communities respond to disasters. The program is now recruiting for its 2010-11 service year. For more about the program and how to become a United Way AmeriCorps member, visit or call 419352-2390.

Ace of Clubs 4H club elect Kay Bodi as president The Ace of Clubs 4-H club met on March 22 in the community room at Riverview Senior Health Care Campus. Members received their 2010 Ottawa County Fair project books and were reminded the fair will be July 19-25 with pre-fair judging taking place the week before. All members taking livestock projects attended a Quality Assurance session. The remaining members played word games while the

younger Cloverbud members talked about farm animals and colored pictures of a farm setting. The Ace of Clubs 4-H club met again April 11 at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds. The meeting began with the election of officers for the year. Members elected Klay Bodi as president, Sarah Bastian as vice president, Michelle Fillmore as treasurer and Emily Shaw as secretary.

Alex Suter and Thomas Keville will share health and safety responsibilities. Suter, Keville and Madeline Brazzel will share recreation tasks. Lauren Shaw will report club information to the newspaper. Following the election of officers, a grand Easter Egg hunt took place with more than 900 eggs hidden for participants to find. A special area was designated for Cloverbud members only. Each egg held paper tokens

to be traded in for special prizes of each member’s choice. Members were reminded of the annual Ace of Clubs Bake Sale to take place Saturday, May 22, at the Friendship Stores located at Ohio 53 and State Road and Ohio 2 and 101. Proceeds will help fund tuition for members attending 4-H camp. The next meeting will be May 16 at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds.

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Hi, Barry the Bear here. I am still being held captive. We have raised about $150 for the Humane Society. My kidnapper will not release me until we raise $2,000 for my friends at the Humane Society. They need food and litter really bad. I went golfing this week and even though I am having a good time, I really miss my family and friends at my home, the Catawba Inn.  Please make checks payable to the Humane Society and drop them off or send  them  to the Catawba Inn at 4112 Crogan Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452. Please, I want my friends to eat and I want to come home.

COLUMBUS — State Representative Dennis Murray (D-Sandusky) today announced $75,000 in state funds for revitalization efforts at East Harbor State Park that will attract tourists and help the local economy. The project includes a new beach house with an updated restroom and shower facility. “Local advocacy for a better beach is being heard in Columbus,” said Murray. “The new beach house will continue to make the beach and the entire state park a summer destination for families. East Harbor is an incredible asset belonging to the people of Ohio, and it has the potential

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In September, Emily Wadsworth joined Stein Hospice as a nurse at the inpatient care center. Friends worried that working at a hospice center might be difficult for Emily, whose cancer was in remission. “Because I have cancer, I should be there,” the 61-year-old Clyde nurse told them. Emily’s career at Stein was brief, but her impact was vast. She served patients and families with compassion and dedication, never satisfied until all their questions were answered. When Emily’s cancer returned and she was no longer able to work, she shifted her attention to other Stein projects. This spring she laid the groundwork for Emily’s Library. A room at the care center will soon hold books, recordings and computers to help educate and comfort patients and families. “I think one of the best gifts you can give a family is the understanding of what is happening,” she explained. Emily joined a Stein committee that was planning a caregiver conference so she could share her experiences from both sides of the bed. And in an effort to further reach out to others, she asked to be part of Stein’s advertising campaign. Emily wasn’t able to complete all her projects. She died April 8 at the care center, receiving the kind of care she once delivered. Stein Hospice helped Emily deal with her death on her terms.


to be a great beach again. While it appears to many that well-intentioned engineering mistakes have harmed the beach in the past, the state is now on the right track to correct these issues. Our actions today will ultimately allow science and Mother Nature working together to restore the beach that many of us enjoyed in years past.” Murray also noted that Ohio has applied for $1.14 million of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding to better understand the complex situation at East Harbor and to conduct a pilot project to determine the best method for restoring the beach.


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Caregiver support groups offered in Ottawa County People who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder are often cared for at home by family members and friends. The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, invites anyone who has a family member or friend with memory loss to attend a caregiver group meeting. Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease is a challenge. Changes in the person’s behavior, caused by the progress of the disease, can lead to frustration and anxiety for a caregiver. Caregivers attending a support group meeting find a relaxed, confidential atmosphere. They are among other caregivers and discuss suggestions for handling specific medical, legal, behavioral and financial problems. Meetings are free and open to the community. Registration is not required however, it is strongly suggested that you contact the facilitator of the group you plan to attend

for the first time to confirm the time, place and date of the meeting or the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, at 1-800-272-3900 or 419-227-9700. Port Clinton’s meetings are at 9 a.m. the second Monday of every month in the Conference Room at Magruder Hospital, 615 Fulton St. The facilitators are Priscilla Faris, 419-341-1434, and Marian Blevins, 419-797-4923. The facilitator for Oak Harbor meetings — which have no set time — is Amy Simkus, 419-239-8235. The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, provides an extensive range of caregiver and professional education programs, support groups, a 24-hour Helpline, an Adult Day Center and more. For information, call 419537-1999 or 800-272-3900, or visit the Chapter’s Web site at

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Customer Service and Team Building

WHAT: Northcoast Jobs Connection seminar is free and open to the public. WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon WHERE: Ottawa County Community Resource Centre, 8043 W. Ohio 163, Oak Harbor INFO: Contact Carol Guice at or 419-307-1189

Honoring the fallen

WHAT: Pay tribute to the police officers of Ottawa County and the United States of America who have made the ultimate sacrifice. WHEN: 11 a.m. WHERE: Carroll Township Service Complex, 11080 Toussaint East Road, Oak Harbor INFO: RSVP to Oak Harbor dispatch at 419-898-2055

Full cholesterol check

WHAT: Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides check as well as blood pressure and blood sugar checks for $16. WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital Laboratory INFO: For appointments, call 419-734-3131, ext. 3420.

Story Time with Truman

WHAT: Join in for stories, songs, and a craft with special guest Truman from Kidsville News.


WHEN: 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Ida Rupp Library INFO: 419-732-3212

WHAT: Reflexology sessions by Dawn Cordero. The fee for the half-hour session is $20. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Danbury High School library INFO: To sign up, call Mrs. Henninger after 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 419-798-5185.

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WHAT: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday — Computer Basics, 1 to 2:30 p.m. — Introduction to the Internet; 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday — Intermediate Internet, 1 to 2:30 p.m. — Microsoft Word for Beginners. Where: Ida Rupp Library INFO: Registration is required by calling 419-7323212.

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WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until sold out. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. WHERE: Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union at both the Port Clinton and Oak Harbor locations

WHAT: Regularly scheduled township meetings. WHEN: 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month WHERE: Township Office, 2501 E. State Road Garage/Office INFO: 419-732-3543

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WHAT: Join some of Ohio’s best cornhole players and compete for cash and prizes in the inaugural Best of Ohio Cornhole tournament Friday and Saturday. WHERE: Put-in-Bay INFO: 419-285-2832 or

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After-school gaming WHAT: All ages are welcome for a variety of board and card games (kids under 7 should be accompanied by a caregiver). No registration required. WHEN: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library INFO: 419-732-3212


Spanish Language Family & Beginner Guided Bird Walks

WHAT: This walk will be led by a Spanish-speaking leader with copies of Kenn Kaufman’s Field Guide to Birds of North America/Guia De Campo A Las Aves De Norteamerica available for participants to use as well. Trae a toda tú familia a compartir esta magnífica experiencia. Tenemos guías que hablan español y prestamos binoculares. El guía le introducirá en el mundo de las aves, no hace falta experiencia. WHEN: 9 a.m. WHERE: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. Ohio 2, Oak Harbor INFO: 419-898-0014

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Cancer Support WHAT: Monthly meeting dinners are $7. WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 9789 W. Oak Harbor SE Road, Oak Harbor

Chicken Dinner

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: VFW Post 7572, 421 W. Main St., Marblehead INFO: Call Debbie at 419304-6184

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WHAT: Grandma’s Backyard BBQ will prepare dinners to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Dinner includes ½ chicken, coleslaw, baked potato with sour cream and butter, and dinner roll. WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or

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WHEN: 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton

Fourth Thursday Republican unch Bunch WHAT: The buffet lunch is $10. No reservations required. WHEN: Noon the fourth Thursday of each month WHERE: Port Clinton Elks, 231 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton

Lighthouse Historical Society meeting WHEN: 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month. WHERE: Otterbein North Shore Retirement Center, until sold out WHERE: Port Clinton City Park. Drive-through only. COST: $7.50

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WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Sutton Center Conference Room, 1854 E. Perry St., Port Clinton INFO: Contact the American Red Cross at 419-732-1100 or

Blood pressure checks WHEN: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Danbury Senior Center, 8470 E. Harbor Road

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May 17-18 May 17-18 Self-Defense Class WHAT: Sandusky police officers lead this interactive course ito help participants identify dangerous situations and form a plan of escape. WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Community Resource Room at Firelands South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky. INFO: To register, call 419557-7410

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Get a Job or a Better Job

WHAT: Northcoast Jobs Connection seminar is free and open to the public. Discuss applications, resumes, interviewing, networking, the Internet and more. WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Ottawa County Community Resource Centre, 8043 W. Ohio 163, Oak Harbor INFO: Contact Carol Guice at or 419-307-1189

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WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton INFO: Contact the American Red Cross at 419-732-1100 or

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“Crystal” Friday In honor of our own Crystal Bowersox’s success on American Idol, Oak Harbor Golf Club & Baldy’s Roost Restaurant will donate 20% of all food sales & $1 from every green fee to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation this Friday, May 14th. We will also have 50-50 raffles all day. Please join us!

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WHAT: St. Thomas Episcopal and Peace Lutheran have joined together to offer the free dinner. Everyone is welcome. WHEN: 5 to 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month WHERE: St. Thomas, 214 E. Second St., Port Clinton INFO: 419-734-3404 or 419-732-3800

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— including a complimentary light lunch — for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. WHEN: 12:30 to 2 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month WHERE: Magruder Clinic on 1South of Magruder Hospital INFO: RSVP to 419-7343131, 3370

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WHAT: A Put-in-Bay downtown scavenger hunt takes place on golf carts. Reserve your cart online. Prizes include Put-in-Bay mini-vacations for two, including lodging, transportation, meals, attractions and souvenirs. WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Delaware Carts / Edgewater Hotel INFO: www.

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Locals get shot at free ride EHOVE giving car to one student with perfect attendance EHOVE Career Center will give away a car to one lucky student as part of its Perfect Attendance Initiative. Students qualify as having perfect attendance if they have no absences, no tardies, and no suspensions. Getting a chance to win is simple, if students follow the basics. “Be here, be on time, and make good decisions,” said Assistant Principal Rod Smith. Drawings are also weekly and quarterly with prizes like mp3 players, iPods, gift cards, Wii game system and Guitar Hero. The longer the time period with no absence, the bigger the prize in the drawing.

Prizes have been donated by local businesses, citizens or staff, or paid for by grants. At noon Friday, May 14, in front of EHOVE’s A Building, all EHOVE students will be present to find out who will win a 1997 Ford Taurus. Two locals are among the 24 students who had perfect attendance and qualified for the drawing: Libertad Flores and Alandra Willis, both students at Danbury High School. The car was donated by Tom Surdyk, a former Sandusky City Schools teacher. After EHOVE received the vehicle, it first became

another opportunity for some students to learn. Students in the Auto Tech program and their instructor went over the vehicle for safety purposes and fixed any problems they encountered. “EHOVE’s attendance incentives are a great way to reward students who are demonstrating a commitment to their future by coming to school regularly,” said Assistant Director Mark Ringlein. “Our advisory members and business partners routinely tell us that workplace skills like punctuality and attendance are very important to them.”

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Locals earn degrees from BGSU Firelands Local students receive associates de- Business in Business Management • Associate of Applied Science in grees at BGSU Firelands Commence- Technology — Ashley Marie Gibbs, Human Services — Darlene M. Zerment accounting man The following Port Clinton students completed their degree programs: • Associate of Applied Gold is at an all time high Business in Business Man10K 14K 18K 22K agement Technology — Paying Cash for your old Gold Scrap Chains / Bracelets / Rings Katherine Beckman Also US Coins, Pre-1964 and Gold Coins • Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care Technology — Laurence For an appointment, call 419-732-6691 Belden • Associate of Science — Bassett's Plaza Kelly Jean Heise Tommer 4062 E. Harbor Rd. • Associate of Applied


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EXPLORE OTTAWA COUNTY Carl and Mary Anne Koebel check out Deena Camerato’s Tastefully Simple display at Explore Ottawa County. The business expo was put on by this year’s Leadership Ottawa County class and drew more than 60 vendors and hundreds of visitors to the Ottawa County Fairgrounds Saturday, May 8.

Ribbon cutting ceremonies and open houses are planned around the county. All in the community are invited to come and congratulate the staffers and check out the new facilities.

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John Hermes, National Bank of Oak Harbor, chats with a guest during the event. NBOH served as a major sponsor of the event and the class’ Live Here Buy Here educational campaign.

Fry Heating/Cooling/Plumbing’s ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, May 14, at the new location, 114 E. Perry St., in downtown Port Clinton. Refreshments will be served.

Time Warner Cable The Grand Opening and a ribbon cutting have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Time Warner Cable Sales & Service Center located at 2853 E. Harbor Road, Suite A, in Port Clinton. Light refreshments will be served. Information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at, and www.twcmediasales. com.

Co-Pilot Counseling and Beauty for Ashes Counseling Co-Pilot Counseling and Beauty for Ashes Counseling and Life Coaching consists of three counselors, licensed by the state of Ohio, who offer specialized counseling and recovery services in northwest Ohio. Their specialties include play therapy for young children, adolescent problems, couples counseling, healing from sexual abuse, families impacted by alcohol and drug use, and anxiety and depression-related issues. Combining these two counseling companies has enabled them to move from a one-room office to a spacious facility including two offices and a private waiting area. Visitors will have a chance to see the new office, learn more about the services and meet the counselors during an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at 136 W. Water St., in Oak Harbor. For information, call Nicki Sherman at 419-5599418, Julie Weyandt at 419-460-3182 or Kim Fish at 419-559-6370.


Homebuilders group meeting May 27 The Ottawa County Homebuilders will hold its monthly meeting on May 27 at the Ottawa County Resource Center, 8043 W. Ohio 163 in Oak Harbor. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a complimentary continental breakfast being served. County Commissioner Jim Sass will be on hand to give a presentation on Ottawa County and will answer questions about future plans for the area.

The meeting is open to the public along with area contractors, developers, suppliers and affiliated businesses. Make your reservation to Patty Brugnone at 419-734-5568 or e-mail to by May 21. The Ottawa County Home Builders Association is a building trade organization founded to promote, protect and advance the interests of those

involved directly and indirectly in the construction industry. Membership consists of developers, builders, remodelers and the supporting subtrades such as plumbers, electricians, dry-wallers, material suppliers, lenders, real estate brokers and agents, title agencies, insurance companies and more. For information, visit www.ochba. net.

Library offers resume, job search seminars There will be a Resume Workshop and Online Job Search Strategies class at the Ida Rupp Public Library Thursday, May 13.

The resume workshop, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., will be used to build or improve your resume. Bring any materials regarding work experience and

education with you. The job search class will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Call 419-732-3212.

Bay Park Women’s Services A ribbon cutting ceremony was planned for Bay Park Women’s Services on Wednesday, May 12, at the Sutton Center – 1854 E. Perry St.

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The Beacon

B&B owners changing with the times The Port Clinton Area Bed and Breakfast Association, now starting its eighth year, shows how small businesses can change & thrive. The 9 member Inns are scattered through out Port Clinton, Catawba and Marblehead. They joined together to pool resources, talents and to promote their bed and breakfasts. The members of PCABBA look to each other for help, advice, friendship and referrals, but do not consider each other as rivals, or “the competition.” Working together, sharing ideas and traumas, strengthens the group and their businesses. To best serve customers, members commonly recommend other inns when they are full or the other inn would suit a guest more appropriately. In 2010, the innkeepers diverse talents are moving them forward as they define their unique niches in the tourism industry. Victoria Heinsen, owner of the Marshall Inn, has become well known for her evening Ghost Walks around the downtown Port Clinton area. Her talents and these walks reached the ears of  The History Press who contracted with her to write Haunted Tales of “Lake Erie’s Northcoast: Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay, Catawba, Marblehead and Other Ghostly Communities,” a book about the ghostly activities in the area. Look for Victoria at area book signings this summer to obtain your copy. Victoria’s husband Ed has talents of his own and is famous for his delicious homemade cinnamon rolls that he offers every Sunday to guests at the inn. Allen & Barb Cabral, owners of the Battenberg Inn, are working to support and promote tourism in the Shores

and Islands area in ways that reach beyond their bed and breakfast. Allen is currently president of the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau board where his legal and accounting background aid the board in decision making. Barb is working to promote The Shores and Islands for “Destination Weddings.” She performs wedding ceremonies and offers whole house rentals where couples can have a small romantic wedding in their Victorian Home. In fact, the whole house rentals have become so popular that they are now the main focus of Battenberg Inn where the house is available for reunions and seminars. Wayne and Ann Duez have been the proud owners of the Victorian Inn Bed and Breakfast for the past 16 years. They are a great example of how changing with the times and being sensitive to customers needs and wants insures long-term success. Always ready to go the extra mile, Ann, who is the past president of the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa County Visitor Bureau board, has also helped many other local businesses to succeed. The Victorian Inn is a romantic and charming Victorian farmhouse built in the 1800s. Here, the Duez family enjoy guest year round and where they are also are able to provide food service for large groups and special occasions. Unique among the area B&Bs and a favorite with the ladies, is the gift shop attached to the inn. Bird watching is exceptional on The Shores and Islands of Lake Erie particularly during the spring and fall migra-

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When investing, learn about risk In life, you can’t avoid all risks — and you shouldn’t try, because endeavors that carry risk also bring the prospect of reward. And it’s certainly the same in the investment world. So instead of trying to invest risk-free, which is impossible, learn to recognize the different types of investment risk while becoming familiar with your own risk tolerance.

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To start with, let’s quickly look at some of the most common forms of investment risk: • Risk of losing principal — This is the type of risk most commonly associated with investing. You could lose some, or even all, of your principal if you sell an investment, such as a stock, whose value has dropped lower than the purchase price. You can’t eliminate the risk of losing principal, but you may be able to reduce it by buying quality stocks and holding them long enough to overcome short-term market drops. • Inflation risk — With an investment that pays a fixed rate of return, such as a certificate of deposit (CD), you run the risk of not keeping up with inflation, which means you could lose purchasing power over time. Consequently, it’s a good idea not to “overload” on these types of investments. • Interest-rate risk — When you own a bond, your investment is somewhat at the mercy of changing market interest rates. For example, if you buy a bond that pays four percent interest, and market rates rise so that newly issued bonds pay five percent, the relative value of your bond will go down; no one will pay you face value of your bond when they can get new ones that pay higher rates. Of course, if you hold your bonds until maturity, which is often a good idea, you can avoid being victimized by interest-rate risk. • Concentration risk — This type of risk occurs when you have too much of your money concentrated in one area, such as in a particular stock or in one industry. If a downturn strikes that stock or industry, your portfolio could take a big hit. To combat this type of risk, you need to diversify your holdings among stocks, bonds, government securities and other investments. While diversification, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit or protect against a loss, it can help reduce the effect of volatility. In addition to understanding the above types of risk, you also need to be familiar with your own risk tolerance and how it affects your investment strategy. If you are constantly worried about “the market,” you’ve probably got too many investments that are at risk of losing principal. At the other end of the spectrum, if you’re always concerned that your portfolio won’t grow enough to generate the income you’ll eventually need for retirement, you may be investing too conservatively — and, as a result, you’re inviting inflation risk. Ultimately, you need to match your own risk tolerance with a strategy that allows you to achieve your goals. This will require self-awareness, patience, discipline — and, at times, a willingness to move outside your own “comfort zone.” By learning to balance and manage risk, you can ultimately put yourself in a position to pursue your investment strategy.

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tions. Focusing on birding promotions is an excellent way for local tourism-related businesses to expand their busy summer season into the spring and fall “shoulder seasons.” Many of the B&Bs provide opportunities for bird watching including The Five Bells Inn. Here Jerry and Eileen Jarc, taking advantage of their perch overlooking Lake Erie, are attracting bird watchers to their home. They have also become active in the Black Swamp Bird Observatory and in the promotion of the Biggest Week in American Birding held in the area. The Jarcs have owned the 5 Bells Inn since 1998. Here they have met hundreds of people over the years and feel that they have been enriched by meeting so many good people and through working together with PCABBA members. The PCABBA is expanding with new faces and a brand new Bed and Breakfast. Bart and Sandy Erwin open the doors to their B&B, Our Sunset Place. Only steps from Lake Erie, this delightful location is perfect for kayakers who seem to be increasing in numbers by the day and for bird watchers. Their beautiful gardens can be viewed from the deck and are a perfect place to look for butterflies and migrating birds. This unique property also offer birders a chance to view shore birds from the deck while breakfasting or from the waters edge. SunnySide Towers in Catawba has new owners, Scott and Vickie, who are also new PCABBA members. This intriguing B&B is being refreshed not only with paint and decorations but also with the bright enthusiasm of these new owners. They are breathing new life into this historic B&B which features almost 2 acres of yard space. Additionally, with access to 18 acres of woods it offer a great place to commune with nature and do some bird watching. They reported that a recent guest spotted 22 bird species on their 30-minute hike! Other PCABBA members are The Bashful Mermaid and Bayhaven Inn in Port Clinton; and McKenna’s Inn in Catawba. These Inns have been PCABBA members since its founding. Their continued success is a testament to their adaptability and exceptional customer service. To find out more about all the inns, visit them at www.

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New members to be inducted Saturday The Port Clinton High School Athletic Hall of Fame will honor the 2010 inductees Saturday night. Sarah Harmon, Shannon Ryan Hauck, Tony Meek and the 1974 golf team will join the ranks of PCHS athletes inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Hall of Fame Banquet at 5 p.m. the Port Clinton Elks. Tickets are on sale in the PCHS main office for $20 each.

thew. They reside in Lebanon, Ohio, where Tony is currently employed by the U.S. Gypsum Company.

Sarah Harmon Harmon, PCHS Class of 1999, earned a total of eight varsity letters and numerous honors in softball. Harmon is the current record holder for most wins in a season (17). In addition to her three letters in softball, Harmon earned three in volleyball and two in basketball. Harmon continued her softball ca- HARMON reer at Defiance College where she was a three-year captain and three-year MVP. She holds several records at Defiance including strikeouts (381); innings pitched (665); games started (103) and is second in all-time wins with 39. In 2003 she was the recipient of the Purple & Gold Sportsmanship Female Athlete of the Year award. Harmon graduated from Defiance with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and earned a masters degree in physical education from Ball State University. She has coached softball at Ball State University, Norfolk State University and West Texas A & M University. In 2009, Sarah returned to Ohio and she is currently the pitching coach for the University of Dayton Fliers softball team.

Shannon Ryan Hauck Hauck is also a PCHS Class of 1999 graduate and earned nine varsity letters: four in softball, four in volleyball and one in basketball. In 1998, she was the Defensive Player of the Year in Volleyball and has numerous honors in softball including Second Team All SBC Catcher 1996, 1997, 1998; First Team All SBC Catcher HAUCK 1999; MVP 1998; and All-Northwest District First team 1999. Shannon attended Denison University and continued playing softball where she was a four-year letter winner and captain in 2003. In 2001, she was on the USA Women’s Softball Team and received a Gold Medal and Best Batter Award in the Australia games. She graduated cum laude in 2003 with a bachelors degree in Biochemistry then attended The Ohio State University earning a doctor of veterinary medicine in 2008. Currently, Shannon is participating in an internal medicine specialty Internship at The Hope Center for Advanced Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Va. She and her husband, Matt Hauck, reside in Alexandria, Va.

Tony Meek Meek was a letterman in three sports earning nine varsity letters at PCHS in golf (four), basketball (three) and baseball (two). He excelled in golf where he received numerous honors including captain of the golf team for three years; Most Valuable Player in 1989, 1990 and 1991; SBC Medalist 1990, 1991; District Qualifier 1988, MEEK 1990, 1991; First Team All SBC 1989, 1990, 1991, and holds the SBC Season Average Scoring Record of 34.25. In basketball, Meek was a member of the SBC Championship Teams in 1990, 1991 and 1992. In 1992, he was captain of the PCHS baseball team. Upon graduating, Tony attended Fairmont State College in West Virginia on a full athletic scholarship and earned two varsity letters. Tony is the creator and facilitator of the Laurie Mann Memorial Golf Tournament, which has donated more than $60,000 to local cancer patients, scholarship recipients and local charities. He operates his own golf business, “Meek, the Golf Geek. He is married to Lindsay (Mann) Meek, member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2003, and they have two children: Morgan and Mat-



Camp Perry Joint Training Center





1974 Golfers The 1974 Port Clinton High School Golf Team consisting of: David Belden, Robert Cedoz, Robert Gardner, John Gill and Mike Martin became one of only three teams in Port Clinton history ever to qualify for an Ohio High School Athletic Association state championship tournament event as an entire team. The team fin- GILL ished tied for first in the district golf tournament to move on to finish eighth at the state level. During this time, PCHS competed in the largest (AAA) division of the Ohio High School Athletic Association. In preparation for the state golf tournament, Coach Bob Hartung added this statement regarding the quality of his athletes: “These kids are super. They are honor students



WHEN: Saturday, MAY 15, 2010 WHERE: 944 S. Benton Carroll Rd., Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449 10:00 A.M. Household 11:00 A.M. Real Estate

For: William J. Rauch & Julia A. Petrasek

For the late Myron (Mike) & Myrth Rauch Auctioneer's Note: Beautiful location, clean home, ready to be lived in. All out buildings are nice. A horse lover or 4-H'ers dream. Beautiful antiques. Clean househould items. Come See! One of a kind! Real Estate: 1 ½ story ranch home on 11 +/- acres, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, dining room, living room, family room w/ fire place w/ buck insert, kitchen (dishwasher, range, refrigerator stays), screened in back porch, enclosed front porch, updated electric, electric heat & hot water, basement, well & septic. Antiques: Wooden hutch w/ glass upper doors, large corner cabinet, secretary w/ pigeon holes, oak high back ¾ bed w/ matching wash stand w/ carvings, oak old fashion wall phone, several carpet beaters, wooden barrel butter churn w/ stand, round table w/ leaves, cast iron match holder, 4- sets of pitcher bowls, copper kettle, wooden dough box, oak wash stand w/ carvings, crock pitchers, some blue flow glassware, salt crocks, glass chickens, 2 coffee grinders, New England 8 day mantel clock, 6- cane bottom chairs, Cranberry hanging chandelier, drop leaf dining room table w/ leaves, 2 wooden dry sinks, wooden trunk w/ lock, dining room hutch, some Fenton glass, hats in boxes, 2- cane bottom wooden rockers, slaw cutter, drop leaf end table w/ rollers, old pictures w/ wooden frames, 2- cane chairs w/ carvings, Goebels, several oak plant stands, flat top trunk, 23 stines, soup terrains, wooden cabinets, double bed w/ matching vanity dresser, mirror & seat, 6 drawer tall boy dresser w/ carvings, night stand, cedar chest, plank bottom chairs, many collectible dishes & glassware, bed spreads, afghans, costume jewelry, carved oak chair, child’s 5 drawer dresser, Lane cedar chest, child’s wooden rocker, 3 pc Cushman bedroom suit, double bed, night stand, dresser w/ mirror, Singer sewing machine w/ cabinet, plank bottom child’s highchair, pocket knives, 4 wash stands, several oil lamps, ice skates, tin medical box, army tin box, barn lantern, cast iron kettle, wooden toy game set, many graniteware pans & pitchers, blue lightning rod ball, setting for 8 Rose Chinty England dishes, Iron stone dishes, silverware, lamps, wooden rockers, sad irons, copper ladels, draft horse programs, OSU & others, Belgian review magazines, Draft Horse journal magazines, old tins, many cups & saucers, old roller skates, wooden trunk w/ drawers at bottom, queen ann stuffed chair, apple peeler, sleigh bells, round table, library table, bushel baskets, peck baskets, tubs, corn sheller, at least 75 crocks & jugs & more, dinner bell w/ yolk, horse haynes, rod iron coat & hat rack, child’s sled, cast iron pans, Radio Flyer child’s wagon, fishing tackle box w/ some lures, seed & feed bags. Household: Couch w/ matching stuffed chair, hospital bed, love seat, couch, wooden TV stand, Sony TV w/ VCR (new ’04), Tappan microwave, pots & pans, filter queen sweeper, older Philco refrigerator, electric stove, GE window AC, walkers, Holmes electric heater, step ladders, 2 metal carts on wheels, canning jars, 5 drawer tin file cabinet, shopvac 12 gal, bird feeders, towels, table clothes, blankets, kerosene heater, Maytag washer & dryer, GE frig, Zenith color TV, window AC. Garage & Out Buildings: 1 HP air compressor, large drill press w/ belt pulley w/ all parts (you dismantle), large Annville, large vise, blacksmith forge, Lincoln AC welder, 2 wheeled cart, torpedo K1 heater, oilers, misc hand tools, ½ in drive sockets, 12 & 20 ton hydraulic jacks, taps + dies, misc bolts & nuts, chains & binders, pipe wrenches, hand wrenches, chain fall, electric grinders, Toro power drive walk behind gas mower, yard benches, Charbroil gas grill (nice), lawn furniture, barn beams & misc. other wood, pitch forks, brooms, shovels. Many Other Miscellaneous Items Real Estate Terms: $10,000 down, non-refundable at time of auction, with balance due on delivery of deed in 30 days. Taxes will be prorated. Statements made the day of sale supersede all printed matter. Property sold not contingent upon financing or inspections. Owner reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Property sold as is no warranties. Terms: Cash or check with proper ID. All items sold as is where is. Not responsible for accidents, or items after they are sold. Statements made the day of sale supersede all printed matter. Licensed by the division of Licensing, Ohio Department of Agriculture, and bonded in favor of the State of Ohio. NOTE: Chad W. Brough and Batdorff Real Estate, Inc. are representing the sellers only. All properties are sold as is, where is, no guarantees. Buyers shall rely entirely on their own information and inspection of the property. Real Estate Auctioneer: Chad W. Brough

Real Estate Auctioneer: Chad W. Brough 419-898-0290 or 419-262-7408 3303 S SR 19, Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449

and all are going to college. They are intelligent kids and it certainly helps when you are on the course for five hours.” The Athletic Hall of Fame evening of recognition begins at 5 p.m. with a cash bar, dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the induction ceremony. The event will be held at the Elk’s Lodge on Buckeye Boulevard. Any interested community member or alumni are invited and encouraged to attend. For tickets and information, contact PCHS at 419-734-2147 MARTIN or Nomination forms for the Athletic Hall Class of 2011 are available online at www. click on schools, high school, Athletic Hall of Fame. Applications must be received by the first Monday in December.

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Storage Spaces

Are you looking for an exciting, fun filled summer job?

We looking for energetic, hard working, customer service oriented individuals to join our talented staff. Openings in cashier, carry-out, deli and bakery departments. Hours vary between 15-20 hours per week. Must be available seven days a week, weekends/holidays a must. Great working environment. EOE If interested, please apply at: BASSETT’S MARKET 3994 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-734-6506 • Fax 419-734-9251

CATAWBA MINI STORAGE (YOUR EXTRA ROOM) Muggy Road, Catawba 797-6303 or 656-5263.

FOUR WINNS 20.5’ 1996 Sundowner/ cuddie cabin/ red trailer. Low hours, all safety equipment. convertible top, cockpit cover, and bimini top. 44023-6699 or 440-387-157. Arlene or Rich

Boat Docks


DOCKAGE Off the Portage River at Clinton Reef Club in Port Clinton. Includes water, electric, pool, hot tub, showers, dock box & laundry facilities. Daily, weekly, monthly or season. Call Dockmaster 419-732-9934 2010 SEASON Clinton Reef Club 30+ end dock $1,200. Easy in/Easy out. Includes pool, hot tub, showers, dockbox. Johanne 419-250-9332

EXECUTIVE DESK with glass top, one executive chair. Two conference chairs. Originally $2,000, sacrifice at $500 OBO 419-341-3852 QUEEN PILLOWTOP set, new in plastic, must sell. $165 419-897-9062 MEMORY FOAM mattress, 20 year warranty (never used) $400 419-707-2954 Garage/Yard Sales

COME SEE a little bit of everything sale. 330 Portage St, Oak Harbor May 13,14,15, 9a-5p. HUGE MULTI-FAMILY SALE Friday May 14, Saturday May 15, rain or shine, 9-4. 4756 West Little Portage Rd, PC. BOATING AND FISHING EQUIPMENT- Anchors, fenders, dockline, PFD’s, rods, tackle boxes, lures, electric buffers, searay parts, much more. Saturday May 15, 9-3, 2575 E. Sand Rd. Help Wanted HELP NEEDED at Beach Cliff Lodge for cleaning cottages on Catawba. Full and parttime help needed. Apply in person. 4189 NW Catawba RD 419-797-4553 COOKS NEEDED K.I, 419-656-7070


Otterbein Homes, a family of continuing care retirement communities related to The United Methodist Church, is currently seeking part time on all shifts and PRN STNAs at its North Shore facility located outside the gates of Lakeside on the Marblehead Peninsula of Lake Erie, Ohio. Competitive wages. (EOE) Please stop in to fill out an application or send your resume to: Executive Director Otterbein North Shore Retirement Living Community 9400 North Shore Blvd. Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 43440 419-798-8203 or 800-248-4074 Fax 419-798-4662 •

FOR LEASE Only 1 unit left! 1,500 SF for lease in retail/ office plaza. On SR 163 near intersection of SR 53, across from Walmart. HOTY ENTERPRISES 800-416-4689 or

BANKRUPTCY for a fresh start call Tom Connolly, attorney 419-898-2889 Rooms for Rent

CAR INSURANCE SR 22 fillings - DUI Bonds monthly pay plan Call 734-2050 CRAFTSMAN mid-engine rider. 13.5 HP, electric start. 30” mower mulcher. Hydrostatic drive. Stored inside, used only three summers. Asking $850, 419-732-3572 Manufactured Homes MFG’D HOMES for sale in nice Lakeside-area park with marina. Contact park owner at 419-798-5103 or visit House for Sale


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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.

RECEPTIONIST: PART TIME - WEEKENDS Strong telephone skills, computer knowledge, professional appearance. Fill out application at 4054 E. Harbor., Port Clinton or call 877-734-5751 Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, EOE.


LPN Full Time Otterbein Homes, a family of continuing care retirement communities related to The United Methodist Church, is currently seeking full time LPN at its North Shore facility located outside the gates of Lakeside on the Marblehead Peninsula of Lake Erie, Ohio.(EOE) Please submit your resume to: Director of Health Services Otterbein North Shore Retirement Living Community 9400 North Shore Blvd. Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 43440 419-798-8203 or 800-248-4074 Fax 419-798-4662

The Beacon

LET US do the cleaning for you. Homes, commercial or vacation property. We do it all. 419-681-4999 REASONABLE LAWN CARE. Business, residence. Senior discount. Reliable and experienced. Call Mark 419-341-0622 MATT’S FAST LAWN MOWING AND SPRING CLEAN-UP. Call for FREE estimate. Senior citizen 10% discount, first cutting 1/2 off with summer contract. 419-341-6275

ROOMS FOR RENT in Historic Lakeside 419-798-1452

YELLOW PAGE Service Directory Landscaping

Handyman Service

Captain Fix-it Small jobs are my specialty doing the "Honey-Do" lists Call Captain Jim Wagnitz 419-967-0520

Lawn Care

George Rinas Top Soil & Landscape


Screened Top Soil Stone Delivery Hydro Seeding 419-732-7720 Home Improvement

I will do what hubby won't!!!

Let Us Manage Your Property & Lawn & Landscaping Please Call: 419-341-1398 Free Estimates & Insured

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Call Ron @ 419-262-2135

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Family owned and operated since 1933. Serving Commercial & Industrial Accounts in NW Ohio


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419-307-0167 or 419-334-8080 Residential Construction • New Homes • Siding • Windows • Additions • Garages • Pole Barns • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Electrical • Decks • Grading & Hauing Service

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NOW SELLING MULCH 1470 S. Danbury Rd. (Next to Monsoon Lagoon)

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CLASSIFIED MARBLEHEAD three bedroom, two bath Ranch. Completely furnished, central air, deck. Close to Lakeside $600 week. Call 440-759-1375 CATAWBA CONDO. ComeSail-Away. 1 bed / 1 bath. 30 ft. dock at front door. NO PETS. NO SMOKERS $600.00/week, $1,500 mo (770) 735-3061 for details. Mobile Home 2004 MOBILE HOME for sale. Three bed, two full bath. Central air, appliances included. Located at Young’s Mobile Home Park, Oak Harbor. Move in condition. A must see. Price lowered from $25,000 to $19,900. Call 419-360-0889

Wanted: VINTAGE ELECTRONICS: Tube type radios, Hi-Fi, stereo, test equipment, amplifiers, speakers, guitars, etc. 419-798-9168 WANTED VENDORS to showoff crafts and specialties. Spacious inside area for rent, located in Marblehead area. Call now 419-734-4528. Opening Memorial Day



Thursday, May 13, 2010 5B 2009 - 22.5% of all SOLD listings in MLS’s Port Clinton area were marketed by Jack Bradley Realty. Let Jack Bradley Realty’s effective marketing system work for you!

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

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Office/Storage/ Warehouse space for rent – 280 S. Bridge Rd. (St. Rt. 269), Marblehead. Please call Chris at 419-656-3209

FOR SALE BY OWNER LAKEFRONT Nicely remodeled 3 BR ranch with island views. 902 Lake Street, Marblehead $549,000 Owner Financing Available Call 419-341-4736 for appt. to view.

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Clinton, Ohio Sold Regardless of Price!

Commercial Building - 50’ x 200’ Lot Registration at 1:30 PM. 5% Buyer Premium.

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Affordable Housing in Port Clinton 1 & 2 Bedroom suites for seniors (62+) and disabled individuals.

RENT BASED ON INCOME Apply Monday thru Friday 8-4

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WATERFRONT - LUXURY CONDO Two bedroom, 3 floors, Beach and Pool. Long term, $1500.00 per month plus all utilities. Summer Rates Available - 30 day min. 1225 W. Lakeshore Dr., Port Clinton 419-698-4696

Here is what just one of our customers had to say: I am an Ex-CEO TeleCom Ind. and now a Business & Technology Consultant. We took our business virtual approx. 4 years ago. We are 98+% automated for e-business producing 99% of all our print material in-house for years. A few months ago, I started using Minuteman Press and found that the cost is about equal; the quality is higher; able to submit my literature in e-format and you store it so I can simply call in and obtain x number of copies for my immediate need(s); I don’t have to inventory or store the documents; I can make changes easily and the best of all is that it is “On Demand” based on my needs & time frames–priceless! As a Business Advisor, I am now recommending the same strategy to my customers across the MidWest. The mental image of having to order volumes at a time induced me to not even consider/pursue the “On Demand” custom service possibilities, like many others I am sure. Beyond that, the staff is unbelievably great! Lori, Mark & Jim have been tremendously courteous and helpful! I have yet to walk in and not see a smile–priceless!

SOS STORAGE CONDOS What more can we say? 18’ X 35’ X 11’4” All electric, well insulated, heated, separate utilities $27,500.00 5460 Port Clinton Eastern Rd. Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 419-547-7567 or 419-618-1625(cell) Located behind Friendship Station - Rt. 269

205 SE Catawba Rd. Suite G Port Clinton, OH 43452

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6B Thursday, May 13, 2010


Real Estate Transfers Danbury Township

Week ending April 7

Rocky Ridge Corp

• 5-4-10 Village of Rocky Ridge to Thomas J. and Sandra Miller, 14571 W. Second St., $11,000.

Carroll Township

• 5-3-10 William E. Carey Jr. and Lorie A. Carey to Gary A. and Elaine Gleason, 1107 N. Bass Lane, $14,000. • 5-7-10 D&D AG Ventures to Daniel L. Peters, 2240 N. Leutz Road, $198,000. • 5-7-10 Wesley R. and Joyce O. Hoffman to Aaron M. Mulligan, 3129 N. Toussaint Portage Road, $85,000.


• 5-5-10 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Clifford K. and Gail A. Harmon, 4648 Island Pines Drive, $190,000. • 5-6-10 Shari L. Schwinkendorf et al to Federal National Mortgage Association, 3969 North Mary Ann Drive, $166,667. • 5-7-10 Gary C.Mackey to Bryan P. and Tricia H.Mahoney, 4530 E. Linda Drive, $187,500. • 5-7-10 Lee A. and Linda L. Short to Charles P. and Alice J. Sizemore, 5575 East Lakeview, $175,000. • 5-7-10 Gregory P. Gottron to Patricia A. Balinsky, 3600 Oak Lake Drive, $35,000. • 5-7-10 Jamie L. Grotton to Patricia A. Balinsky, 3620 Oale Lake Drive, $35,000.

• 5-3-10 Bernard W. and Penelope E. Mesenburg to Paul E. and Amy B. Mason, 1640 N. Coldwater Crossing, $50,000. • 5-3-10 Janine S. and Ralph T. Sharp to Davis Allen Shilling and Victoria Renee Louis-Shilling, 2090 Harborview Drive, $185,000.

Portage Township

• 5-7-10 Kenneth G. and Judith B. Wheeler to Jack and Brilla, 1865 S. Bay Drive, $23,000.

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Oak Harbor Corp

• 5-4-10 Shane McDaniel et al to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 330 E. Main St., $57,000. • 5-4-10 John D. Aubry to RR&5 Properties of Ohio, 134 Cooper Trail, $163,350.

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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

Clinton Reef Condo – 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with views of Lake Erie & Portage River from the decks. Move-in condition with newer counters, paint & furnace. Includes 30ft dock. $129,000

4370-D Marin Woods

128 Clinton Reef

Port Clinton City

• 5-5-10 Kenneth L. Greear to Robert and Hilda M. Collins, 605 E. Third St., $40,000. • 5-5-10 Dennis Borchert to Kelly S. Flickinger, 505 West Lakeshore Drive No. A3, $123,900. • 5-6-10 Shirley M. Taylor to Federal National Mortgage Association, 634 Madison St., $50,000. • 5-7-10 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. to Donald K. Humphrey, 1009 Jefferson St., $58,900. • 5-7-10 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. to Donald K. Humphrey, 1009 Jefferson St., $58,900.

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CATAWBA ISLAND 4475-G Marin Harbor LeMarin elevated ranch on the tennis courts. 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, loft & large deck. Includes 35ft dock in private marina with direct Lake access. $280,000 CATAWBA ISLAND 2855 Coho Harbor Island Condo: great views of channel & 37+ft dock at door! 2nd floor unit features open floor plan, 1188sqft, 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths & carport. $249,000 CATAWBA ISLAND 2212 Carriage Ln #5 Lakefront Colony Club Townhome with unforgettable views & sunsets! 2nd floor Master Suite with spacious sitting area, numerous built-ins & more. Offering $50,000 decorating allowance. $799,000 MARBLEHEAD 9023 Rockport Lakefront lot in Rockport Subdivision. 80x180 lot among newer homes. Walking distance to Lakeside & next to public launch. $500,000 CATAWBA ISLAND 4331 E Marin Lakes LeMarin Residence Lakefront lot with 100ft of dockage (2 water slips on each side of 50ft dock). Some of the most colorful sunsets and views you will ever see on Lake Erie. $1,500,000 9009 E. ROCKPORT DRIVE

Fabulous lakefront views from this nearly new, custom home. The open main level provides a window wall to the everchanging views from every corner. Extra bonus is a waterfront veranda that opens to the private pebble beach. The lower level finished recreation area has a full bar kitchen complete with an extra dishwasher, 2 more guest bedrooms and a large recreation area or video room. With an open staircase this home is truly a masterpiece of style and design. Priced less than the cost to reproduce, a must see for the lakefront purchaser. $998,000

3777 CLIFF ROAD Ranch located in the luxury subdivision Catawba Cliffs. Private parks and pebble beaches come with this 4 bedroom, and 2 1/2 bath home. With an open floor plan, sunroom, large lot and a 1 car attached garage this home is priced to sell. Located near the Catawba Island Club and Catawba State Park, dockage, fishing, and more!! $179,000


This Spacious ranch has nearly an acre of park like settings that surround it. Located on a corner lot with quick access to town or highway. This home gives anyone an affordable option for home ownership. $179,000

CATAWBA ISLAND 3763 Overlook NEW! Orchard Beach cottage with peeks of Lake Erie. 2 bedroom, 1+ bath, beautiful brick fireplace, ceramic tile, enclosed porch & more. Association has private marina and sandy beach. $149,500

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4298 NW Catawba Road Location is everything! This is a 4221 sq. ft. home that sits

on 1.189 acres at the point of Catawba with endless views of Sunrise and Sunsets plus a private beach for your enjoyment. As you sit on the wrap around deck you feel like you can reach out and touch the Islands. This waterfront home has a view of the Lake and islands from the Master Bedroom across the back of the house to the Kitchen. Privacy foliage borders the yard from the street. Call Mark or Ted. Website for viewing…HowardHanna. com/20102657

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

4428 Harbor’s Edge Catawba—Beautiful 1st floor CIC condo on Arthur Hills Golf Course. 3 beds/2.5 baths, 1.5 garage. Beautifully kept and decorated customized condo includes appliances and partial furnishings. Charming kitchen featuring beadboard and stainless steel. Walk to shoreline! Close to CIC Club House, Marina, Tennis, Pro-shop, Fitness Center and Pool. Amenities w/membership to CIC. Howardhanna. com/905931 $349,000 GLENNA BENDER 419-341-1579

123 Glacial Lane Marblehead— Lakefront panoramic views await you in this exclusive and uniquely designed 1940’s boathouse style condo retreat with copper counter tops, planked flooring, cathedral ceilings and all 2200 sq ft within 50 steps of your dual dockage and private beach. Howardhanna. com/20102485 $649,500 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

2731 Sand Rd. Catawba— Come back to the simple things in life in this Home/Cottage built on a higher elevation. Full walk out bsmnt w/2 large garage doors that open wide for all your water toys. Views are panoramic. Original wood paneling with crown molding, wood flooring, original French doors, wbfp. Make memories on the shores of Lake Erie. $375,000 GLENNA BENDER 419-3411579

11088 Bayshore Rd. Marblehead—Delightful 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath on nearly half acre. Colorful sunsets and wonderful nature views across inactive part of quarry. Nice peek of the lake from inside and outside. Beautiful yard w/mature perennials and lake breezes, custom built kitchen cabinets, lots of quality updating, loads of storage. So very comfortable, move in ready. $189,900 SHARON POLANCO 419-341-0080

5660 Windjammer Marblehead—Well maintained yearround, 3 Bed, 2 Full Bath ranch w/ 30' deeded floating dock. Association fees are reasonable. Swimming pool, spacious bedrooms, nice deck in back for parties, porch in front, open kitchen with nook. Everything is quality. New in 2004. $198,900 MARK HARTLINE 419-3419999

1260 Lost Lake Catawba—Cul de sac setting overlooking meandering stream and preserve in lovely Catawba Bay. Three years round. Screened rear porch. Master suite on main floor. $374,900 GLENNA BENDER 419-341-1579

6485 E. Harbor Road #46 Marblehead—Waterfront home w/ gorgeous views and just steps from dockage! Beautiful open décor with many upgrades. New stainless steel appliances, flooring, window treatments, carpet, countertops, French doors and blinds in 2009 New windows in sunroom 2007. $215,000 CHERYL HETRICK 419-202-0144


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2030 N. Nan Marblehead— Unique custom Riverbend Timber built oak and tile flooring 100’ dock at your back door. Gas fireplace in living area and master bedroom, cupola, 2 wooden decks, cedar roof, canal 42’ wide. Howardhanna. com/20100896 $370,000 SARA WILLIAMS 419-307-0499


Which feature most influences your decision about investing in property on beautiful Catawba Island for year round or seasonal living? R R R R R R R R R R R R R

Water Views Marinas Direct Lake Access Nature Trails Community Pools Exercise Facility Low Density Open Space Quiet & Secluded Quality Construction Prices Starting at $288,500 Beautiful Surroundings Luxury Meeting & Gathering Facility

Why settle for one feature when you can have them all at Catawba Bay?

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 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

130 Oak St Port Clinton—Just one block from beach and park! Charming century home boasts all kitchen and laundry room appliances. The double lot offers a large yard with a garage. $99,900 MARGARET LENTHE 419-341-2420 3145 Canal Port Clinton—Canal front with 75 ft dock on over 1/2 acre. 40x24 pole building, 20x14 shed. Home is 1 story with 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath, finished basement and attached garage. Nugents Canal. $229,000 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

300 N Crest Dr Port Clinton—Enjoy waterfront and nature’s wildlife scenes from your newly built home. Nestled away in this secluded and gated community you will find the building lot of your dreams on a quiet dead end street with natural beauty surrounding you. $41,500 KARMEN LUCAS 419656-9188 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! Howardhanna. com/904732 MARGARET LENTHE 419-341-2014 4399 E. Forest Glen Johnson’s Island—Exclusive 1/3-acre 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 781 N. Lost Lake Dr. Catawba—Villa lot in the waterfront development of Catawba Bay Subdivision. Unobstructed views of the water on two sides and adjacent to lovely common areas. Beautifully decorated club house with fitness center and pool. Private marina and 2 mile nature trail. CHERYL HETRICK 419-202-0144 210 Crest Dr. Catawba—You are invited to build your dream home 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 419341-1579

OPEN HOUSES Open Saturday (May 15) 1-4 and Thursday (May 20th) 1-4: 810 & 812 E. Main Marblehead—Lakefront luxury condos 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. $288,000-299,900 Unfinished units $228,000-245,000 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

NEW LISTINGS “Affordable Living on the Water” 419-797-2100 • 419-341-0863 5050 E. Muggy Road, Port Clinton, Ohio Models open: Thursday-Saturday 11am to 5pm, Sunday-Monday 11am to 4pm and by appointment Tuesday and Wednesday.

4600 Marsh’s Edge Catawba—Quality build 5 bed 4 bath custom home with many upgrades. Waterfront setting, private parks, nature trail and dockage to Lake Erie. $599,000 CHERYL HETRICK 419-202-0144 4298 NW Catawba Rd Catawba—4221 sq. ft. home sits on the point of Catawba with endless views of sunrise and sunsets. Wrap around deck and private beach for your enjoyment. From this waterfront home you can see the Lake from the Master Bedroom through the house to the Kitchen. 1.189 Acres surrounded by privacy foliage. $1,275,000 MARK HARTLINE 419-341-9999 1230 Tri-Motor Dr Put-In-Bay—Lakefront condo at Put In Bay! Huge investment opportunity! Daily-weekly leasing permitted. 2 bed 2 bah with use of pool. The only condos for sale on island – multiple units available! $162,000 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

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