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Kaptur gets strong challenge from Iott KAPTUR

By JOHN SCHAFFNER Publisher Marcy Kaptur has been in congress a long time. She has been the congressional representative for Ottawa County for less time, but during that period she has used her position to make positive things happen here. But in this election year of the Tea Party, it appears no incumbent is safe. It is 2010 and she


is receiving a serious challenge from Republican and former Food Town CEO, Rich Iott. They squared off at the Candidates Forum on Thursday night at the Port Clinton Elks Lodge. In their first 5-minute presentation, Iott repeated the words of the late President Ronald Reagan that in America, government is not the solution to our problems, government

is the problem. He made it clear that he is pro free enterprise and that it is the private sector that must be allowed to create jobs. He noted that the uncertainty small business feels for what might happen because of high unemployment and the looming tax increases. Iott cited the stimulus and healthcare bills as ex-

Residents of West End work for change By ANGIE ADAIR ZAM Editor Efforts are under way to bring chance to a neighborhood with something of a bad reputation. Taking a cue from the successful Conestoga revitalization efforts across town, city officials, social service workers and residents are coming together to better the area historically known as Erie Gardens. First on the agenda: shedding that name. “They are calling themselves the West End,” said Ottawa County’s United Way Director Chris Galvin. “They think there is a perception that you can’t cross Fremont Road.” “Hopefully we can rid some of that negative mentality,” said Brian Curley, pastor of Rebirth Community Church, which is located in the neighborhood. The first steps came almost as a coincidence. City Councilman Vince Leone had gone to an event at Rebirth over the summer and reached out to Curley to help the struggling area. Shortly after that conversation, Curley made another connection when he appeared on Galvin’s show on WPCR, All Around the Town with Chris Galvin. Both Leone and Galvin took notice of Curley’s references to the West End and both offered their resources to effect some change. A meeting was then put together with residents of the area, the mayor, city councilmembers and social service staffers to see what could be done. Issues like mi-

Girl Scout chooses beautification project to earn highest honor the plate,” said Dana Alvarez, president of the Friends group. “She should get a lot of credit.” The journey to this project was not a short one. Zoeller first started in scouting in the third grade with leaders Karen Gresh and Andrea Wells. Then, after earning various badges, Zoeller moved on to the preliminary requirements for the Gold Award. Candidates must earn badges for three interest projects, spend a minimum of 30 years in a leadership role and have at least 40 of work experience like a summer job or internship. Then comes choosing the project. “I asked the mayor for ideas and this is the first one she came up with. It just clicked, I just knew this was my project,”


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Mausoleum gets facelift

By ANGIE ADAIR ZAM Editor PORT CLINTON — The view at Lakeview Cemetery is looking better and better. The Friends of the Cemetery group has put focus on the mausoleum there — securing funding to redo window coverings on the old structure. And now, thanks to one local Girl Scout, the formerly barren landscape around the building is full of life. Port Clinton High School senior Ashley Zoeller has taken on the project to earn her Gold Award — the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Zoeller, her family, troop members and Friends of the Cemetery volunteers gathered Sunday to plant trees, bushes and flowers around the mausoleum. “This young lady has stepped up to

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Sound Off Habitat thank you

Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County would like to thank everyone who stopped by the booth at the Oak Harbor Festival. I would like to extend a special thank you to the following for their continued support to Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County: Oak Harbor–Penta FFA class for designing and constructing the play barn which was won by Sara Shanteau, of Oak Harbor; Dale Wendt, of Oak Harbor, for building and donating the bench, won by Melanie Pert, of Fremont; and to all the volunteers who helped work at the Habitat booth this year. Shelley A. Asmus, executive director Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County

Honor Flight

In March of 2009, a group of veterans met at the Riverview complex in Ottawa County with a delegation from Honor Flight. The reps told us of an opportunity to fly to Washington sometime in the future. On Sept. 4, I received a call about the flight. My number came up and the trip was set for Oct. 6, a Wednesday. We were instructed to be at the Toledo Express Airport at 6 a.m. for an early breakfast before boarding. John Mizla, a Navy WWII, veteran also from Danbury Township, and me arrived early, both being on the same Honor Flight. After 49 veterans were registered and assigned a guardian, we were asked if we would need any assistance. Well, I’ve walked with a cane for the last five years and I occasionally misplace it from time to time. So the only assistance I could think of was for some one to help me find where

I would have misplaced it. Our guardians saw it differently. To them, we were a group whose average age was coming up on 90 and they assigned us to wheel chairs with a guardian for each one of us. This trip is such an honor for us as most of us never expected to see the memorial in our lifetime. So after finishing our rolls and coffee, we boarded between two rows of cheering friends and family holding flags and thanking us for our dedication and service. As our planes taxied into position, we passed under an arch of water created by a pair of fire trucks. This was our final salute of honor as we left Toledo for the nation’s capital. At 10 a.m. we arrived in Dulles to another cheering reception and wheelchairs for all. Our chairs were then loaded into buses and were with us throughout the trip. Our first stop was the WWII memorial. We spent about an hour and a half there, reflecting, thinking and taking it all in. Standing in front of Freedom Wall with its 4,000 gold stars (each star representing 100 American lives lost), some veterans were moved to tears, grateful that they we able to have the chance to be at their memorial. Of course there were many pictures taken. We were each given a camera by the Honor Flight organization, and there were also group photos taken as well. We then boarded buses for Haines Point Park. Weather was just right for a box lunch picnic under the trees of the park. We toured the Korean Memorial, the Viet Nam Wall and the memorial honoring the Nurse Corps. We stopped at Arlington and watched the solemn changing of the guard ceremony. The guard only changes on the

hour so we had to wait a little there. Loading up again we drove by the Iwo Jima Memorial and the Air Force Memorial before arriving back at Dulles Airport with more flags and cheers. It’s now about 9:15 p.m. and we are just touching down in Toledo. It’s been a very long day, but we didn’t expect to see the 300 to 400 people welcoming us back home. There were two rows of full-sized American Flags, about 40 in all, that formed a corridor for us as we disembarked. The Genoa Community Band, with its 40 or so musicians, was playing. There were grade school kids singing, a women’s dance troupe and flags and family and friends and people everywhere expressing their gratitude and thanking us. This was a real reception! I cannot thank enough the Honor Flight organization, the donors and volunteers who made it possible and especially our guardians who tirelessly watched over our every step. For them, the flight was not free as it cost them $400 each for the privilege of being a guardian. Thank you again for a most memorable and very long day. Bill Hirt

Pet rescues

As many people may already know, the Humane Society of Ottawa County is in the middle of another full-scale rescue operation: this one on the beach behind Port Clinton Burger King. This has long been a favorite place for irresponsible owners to “dump” their pets, rather than making the commitment to care for them or find homes for unwanted litters. “Dumping” or abandoning animal is illegal in Ohio. It is also inhumane. With winter quickly

approaching, abandoning animals pretty much means a death sentence for them. Local authorities have been informed of our efforts and we will all be concentrating on stopping these inexcusable acts. Anyone found to be “dumping” their cats, will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. You have a terrific asset just minutes away — a local, no-kill animal shelter, the Humane Society of Ottawa County. They offer a variety of low-cost spay and neuter programs and are willing to assist those who need help in finding their pets homes. We do want to thank all the people who have been involved and are still helping in the trapping, rescuing and transporting of the cats to our shelter. We appreciate the people calling when they’ve seen a cat in one of the cages; our transporters; Dr. Stone, who has made sure the necessary medications and vaccines have been available to us; to all those scrubbing floors, cleaning the cages and socializing with them; the entire staff and volunteers of the HSOC; Barb, who knows each and every cat and kitten and who has unselfishly been watching over them daily; right down to the “little lady” who crawled into a drainage pipe to pull out kittens. As a matter of fact, we think she may still be in there. We could not be accomplishing this without the help of all of you. If you want to help by donating desperately needed wet and dry kitten food, or monetarily for medical and housing costs, stop by the shelter at 2424 Sand Road, Port Clinton, or call 419-734-4191. Remember — do not dump these animals. They deserve better. Lisa Ramirez, President Humane Society of Ottawa County

Obituaries Maureen Campbell Aug. 24 — Oct. 13, 2010 Maureen “Mimi” Campbell died October 13, 2010 in her home after an extended illness. Mimi was born on August 24, 1932 in Grove City, PA, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Kreitner) Mullen. On August 10, 1957 in Grove City, PA, she married B. Jerry Campbell and he preceded her in death on January 31, 1983. She is survived by her six children, Roberta “Bobbi” (Todd) Bickley, Eileen (Struan Robertson) Campbell, Mary Heschel , Amy (Gary) Howerth, Lisa (Richard) Chura and Malcolm “Scott” (Christina) Campbell. Mimi was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother: John Mullen and son-in-law: Jerry Heschel. She was the proud and loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren, Elizabeth and Maureen Bickley, Madeline Robertson, Erin, Daniel (Susan) and Tricia Heschel, Sean Campbell, Jennifer and Sara Chura and Matthew and Michael Campbell. She is also survived by her beloved

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nephew, John D. “Dave” (JoAnne) Mullen of Warminster, PA. She was a graduate of Grove City High School and the Hamot Hospital School of Nursing in Erie, PA. Mimi always knew she wanted to be a nurse and she managed an impressive full-time career, even while raising her six children. She was a long-time employee of H.B. Magruder Hospital where she served as the Director of Nursing before retiring in 1994. She was a lifelong fan of Notre Dame football, a member of the Port Clinton Yacht Club and a parishioner at Immaculate Conception Church. Her family wishes to extend a special thank you to her physicians, Dr. Leonardo Que and Dr. Panju Prithviraj and to her “extended family” at Coffee Express, particularly Tina, Rebecca and Curtis. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8PM, Sunday, October 17, 2010 in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, 216 Washington Street, Port Clinton, OH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father John Missler

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Joseph Passabet Jr. Nov. 5, 1919 — Oct. 17, 2010 Joseph Vincent Passabet Jr., 90, of Port Clinton, died on Sunday, Oct. 17, at Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton St., Port Clinton. On Thursday, Oct. 21, prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 Madison St., Port Clinton, with Rev. John C. Missler, officiating. Burial will follow in Catawba Island Cemetery.

Lola Cappelletty-Urban Feb. 17, 1937 — Oct. 18, 2010 Lola M. Cappelletty-Urban, 73, of Marblehead died Monday, Oct. 18, at Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, Lakeside-Marblehead.

Marguerite Dohy Feb. 12, 1924 — Oct. 16, 2010 Marguerite L. Dohy, 86, of Oak Harbor, died Saturday, Oct. 16, at Magurder Hospital, Port Clinton. Visitation will be held from 11 to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory in Oak Harbor, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor.

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Two ladies of great accomplishment have passed from the scene locally. First, Maureen “Mimi” Campbell, former director of Nursing at Magruder Hospital, passed away last Friday at home. She and her late husband Jerry, a former editor of both the News Herald and News Messenger in Fremont, left a legacy of terrific daughters who still live here and contribute lots to our community in so many ways. Also, Norma Foreman, a long-time member of Port Clinton Yacht Club. She was a mainstay of the “Wet Ones” group that exercised in the PCYC pool every morning in the summers. She was asked once why she always watched the sunsets and her answer was “because I never know when I will see my last one.” Both of these fine ladies will be sorely missed.

amples of a congress that is “out of control.” “The time to act is now. I will go to Washington and my first job will be to find a way to repeal the health care bill,” he said. Kaptur told those gathered that “Liberty is not for the few but for the many.” She noted a concern that just six banks in the United States control a significant majority of the money and that controls need to be exercised. She also noted a number of projects in Ottawa County that she helped get funding for. They include the refurbishing of Perry’s Monument, the expansion of Brush Wellman, island dockage, improvements at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and improvements at Camp Perry. When questioned by the audience about her vote switch late in


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I got a nice note from old friend Phil Weirich, of Oak Harbor, who I watched as an outstanding Rocket Wrestler back in the late 1970s. He has a son, Phillip Jr., who has broken the OHHS school record for goals and assists as an outstanding Soccer Player. He has more than 100 goals in his storied career. He was second team All-Ohio last year, and just could make it to first team this year and is probably headed to college on a soccer scholarship.

SCOUT from 1A said Zoeller. After the project was approved by the Girl Scout council, the 17-year-old got to work. Zoeller began working with HG Landscaping owner Keith Grine to come up with a plan for the area. Grine, 31, of Catawba, is an Eagle Scout and understands the hard work that comes with these projects. “We need more youth to be involved in the community like

WEST END from 1A nor vandalism, trash, dilapidated buildings, drugs and landlord issues came out at that meeting. Residents also made a request for more police presense — a thing they won’t have to wait long to see. Port Clinton Police Chief Tom Blohm is set to

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the process of the Healthcare Reform Bill, Kaptur noted that she was satisfied with the Executive Order provision regarding federal funding of abortions. “We have been working with the Hyde Amendment for 25 years that prohibits funding for abortions,” she said. Iott responded that he has been endorsed by every Right to Life organization out there and restated his condemnation of the Healthcare Reform Bill and his desire to repeal it in its entirety. They were asked about gay marriage and the military “don’t ask-don’t tell” policy. Iott stated that it is his belief that marriage is between a man and a woman and that the federal government has no business sticking its nose into military operational decisions. Kaptur cited a number of states that allow civil unions. She also said that she fears for

the safety of gays and lesbians who serve openly in the military and suggested that perhaps special units be created to minimize safety concerns. The candidates were asked about the potential for privatization of Social Security. Kaptur said she favors the current system that she has stated is sound until 2040, quoting the Congressional Budget Office and independent groups. But she noted that the Social Security system will need new revenue streams by then. Iott noted that the Social Security Trust Fund has been continuously raided by Congress to fund its programs. He noted that he does not favor privatization of Social Security, nor is that being considered as an option by the Republican Party. The two sparred over free trade and the trade imbalance. Kaptur wants to gut the Trade

Ambassador’s office in Washington and renegotiate all current trade agreements. Iott noted that America has the highest business taxes in the world, 50 percent higher in some cases. “Companies exist to make a profit. When the business environment no longer works here, companies are going to move overseas,” he said. They also spoke to energy issues. “Nationhood takes precedence over the market place,” Kaptur said in regards to dependence on foreign oil and her determination to convert from oil to wind and solar energy. “Let the marketplace work,” Iott said. His belief is that when alternative energy is efficient, the marketplace will find a way to make it work. The latest polling numbers have the race extremely close.

this,” he said. With a plan in place, Zoeller sought donations and looked for volunteers to make her project a reality. The area around the mausoleum was prepped during the first work session and planting went in Saturday. The next part of her project will be less physical. Zoeller has chosen to delve into the history of the stone structure for the educational requirement. She said she hopes to complete the

project by the end of the year. Then, once approved by the Girl Scouts, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place and she will officially earn the Gold Award — what may be the first in the area. Troop leader Gresh, who is in her 19th year with the organization, said she doesn’t know of another girl from Port Clinton ever earning this honor. “It’s great seeing this little girl who wouldn’t say anything to this girl who can take charge.

It’s pretty awesome,” Gresh said. A sentiment echoed by many friends and family present on Saturday. “I think it’s really awesome she’s taking all this time out of school and everything she does,” said troop member Andrea Wells, also 17. Wells said she will “most definitely” go for the Gold Award when it’s her turn after seeing Zoeller’s plan become a reality. “She inspires me,” Wells said.

attend a neighborhood meeting next week. The potluck, open to anyone interested, will be at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25, at Rebirth Community Church. Lifelong resident Lee Horne, among others, will be distributing flyers to get more residents involved. The group will try to work through several issues in the

coming months such as improving the physical appearance of the neighborhood as well as increasing the pride — not only for that specific area but across Port Clinton. “It would be nice to see what it’s really like on this side,” said Horne. “We want help from anybody who wants to help. We

want the people here to take pride.” Galvin said her group — and the city — are committed to bringing resources to the area to make the residents their own advocates. “The job of the work group will be to facilitate the connections then get out of the way,”

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Two days prior to the Columbus Day weekend, on Oct. 7-8, I took a little jaunt into Michigan. DESTINATION: The outlet malls at Birch Run and the nearby town of Frankenmuth. OBJECTIVE: Shopping for necessary clothing items, a pair of shoes and Christmas gifts. MISSION: Accomplished. The weather was wonderful. As many days have been Send cards to 20311 Pemberville Rd., Pemberville, OH 43450 this autumn, it was sunny, warm and dry. It was not necessary to wear a coat or jacket. There were a few sales at Birch Run but most of them were not yet taking place and Create Your Kitchen or Dream Bath! would start on Saturday of the holiday weekend. It would be good to remember that for another time. I did find some black shoes (badly needed but ugly, I must say), several gifts, some books, two sweaters and a offers a huge selection of Corian colors & few other items. Dinner (chicken, of course) at Zehnder’s in Frankencustomization. Quality fabrication and muth was very good. The town was crowded, due largely, installation guaranteed. Fast & Affordable! most likely, to the wonderful weather. Families as well as retirees and lots of groups of women were making the Please call 419-205-3284 rounds of the shops there. I didn’t do that this time — in for additional information or to fact, didn’t even drive through town. Nor did I go to Bronset up a measurement appointment. ner’s Christmas store. It is now billed as the largest of its kind in the world! But I’m saving a visit there for the next time I go to that area. Oh, about the books I found … an author is doing a contemporary series of novels, each based on a story by Jane Austen. I found “Possibilities” (based on “Persuasion”). “First Impressions” (on “Pride and Prejudice”), and “Reason and Romance” (on “Sense and Sensibility”). Although I’ve not yet had time to begin reading them, I’m looking forward to delving into them on some cool evening this autumn or winter. A couple of things were different about the Michigan landscape on the drive north up Routes 23 and 75. Although goldenrod was still bright yellow here at home, the color had all faded from them farther north. It had that dusty, dirty look it takes on for the winter. Also, phragmites — the very invasive, grassy plant species — seemed 1 Female, 3 Males, 12 weeks old not to be at all prevalent up near Frankenmuth. But it is 1st & 2nd Shots, Vet Checked & Chipped growing in abundance north of Toledo. In one place it was Dam: On site thick for miles along the west side of the highway. Sire: Ocean working dog in Rhode Island Phragmites is somewhat attractive. It’s tall and has a seed head on the top of the stalks. It looks as if it would make a good background planting in some garden areas. But once it gets a foothold, it is nearly impossible to eradicate. So if it shows up on your property, don’t waste any time in doing battle with it. The other sight that were very interesting on the Michigan trek was all of the farming that was being done. Harvesting of beans and corn by the hundreds of acres made an interesting and continuing tabAmy Kirby Cheryl DeVore Lisa Molnar Dean Miller leau. The land and crops Catawba Branch Manager Customer Service Rep Mortgage Banking Officer President & CEO were very dry. Clouds of dust ranged out behind the big farm machines. Later I was told by a guy who farms over near Sycamore, Ohio, that the corn is so dry this year that is doesn’t have to go to the Melinda Stacy Brittany Deak Missy Walker Cathy Magers dryers to be processed. I Put-in-Bay Branch Manager VP Retail Manager Customer Service Rep Customer Service Rep hope that cuts down on the cost of fuel for the rest of us because it takes huge amounts of fuel to dry corn. If it isn’t needed for drying crops this year, then fuel may be cheaper for the rest of us to heat Jessica Szuch Mike Messa Kelly Frost our houses. That would be Customer Service Rep Customer Service Rep Customer Service Rep great, now wouldn’t it? On the way through Toledo on the trip up to Michigan, I stopped at a For the last 135 years, we’ve been busy building confidence in the services we book store to purchase provide by focusing on doing what is right for our customers. Earning the trust of “American Grace” which our customers, neighbors, family and friends is how we have grown. Investing in had just come out. This our communities here at home where we live, work and volunteer. book (actually the full title is “American Grace — How Religion Divides and Unites Us”) is the latest book by former Port Clintonite Bob Putnam and coauthor David Campbell. Putnam is a professor at Harvard and Campbell is a

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Recently I have spent some time on a couple of favorite leisure pursuits by re-reading LaVyrle Spencer’s “Small Town Girl.” This is the story of a mega-star country singer who reluctantly returns to her small-town home for a month to care for her mother, following “momma’s” hip replacement surgery. The singer meets a fellow from her past and she and “the guy next door” take up the not-sogood relationship they shared in high school. Other developments occur as the month moves along. It’s a great Spencer book, a favorite of her readers. And it’s very interesting, in particular because of its glimpses and insight into the world of big show business stars. nnn

A four-part mini-series from long ago television also made an interesting diversion. Not having seen it for a while, I began by watching Part One recently and will certainly view the rest of it as time allows. It is “The Thorn Birds,” based on Colleen McCollough’s epic saga about an Australian family who run a huge sheep-raising station, and it definitely withstands the test of time. I like both the book and the video series and return to them occasionally for pure enjoyment. The story centers around Meggie Cleary, the only daughter of the family. Throughout her entire life she loves only one man, a priest, Father Ralph DeBricassart, who, of course, she cannot marry. But there is far more to the story than that and it is wonderfully interesting. nnn

It is possible that the last of the tomatoes have been picked in my garden. There is still some cabbage out there and I’m saving that to make cabbage rolls (halupki) on a cold day. Most of the zinnias are past their prime but the mums look great. The prettiest thing in the garden right here at the end of the season is the cosmos. I have them in dark pink, light pink, lavender and a vibrant white. They did poorly all summer long but are putting on a brave show these days. And they are a great cut flower, too. There is a large bouquet in my living room right now. Something that is also really attractive currently are the tiny little daisy-like flowers, white with a yellow center, that grow in clusters and abounds along the roadsides and hedgerows. They make a lacy edge between my lawn and the surrounding fields and it is really pretty. There are still some blue chicory flowers, goldenrod and even some dandelions. But when we see these things we know it is almost time for frost. nnn

As time for the November election draws near, my mail is flooded with political advertisements, different from any that I’ve ever seen over the course of a long life of watching them. I don’t watch commercial television but folks tell me that the airwaves are screamingly full of vicious ads, many bearing little or no resemblance to the truth. Even a cursory reading of newspapers and magazines gives some sense of how the current election campaigns are being run. On a local level, signs have been vandalized and stolen. I have a friend who has replaced one large sign in a public place three times. Other signs at the same location (for the opposing party) have not been touched. In his yard, signs have been trashed, stolen and tomatoes and other garbage have been thrown at the signs and at his house. He replaces the signs regularly, moving them around even in his own lawn, to try to thwart the criminals who do these things.

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Carly Short and Tom Ansel were married Sept. 11 at the Catawba Island Club, Port Clinton. The bride is the daughter of Lee and Linda Short, Archbold. The groom is the son of Mike and Becky Ansel, Boise. The Rev. David A. Voll united the couple in marriage. Matron of honor was Heather Ravas, sister of the bride; maid of honor was Kristi Gerig; best friend was Logan Short, bride’s twin brother; best man was M.J. Ansel, groom’s brother; groomsmen were Pete Dunbar and Sam Totten; ring bearer was Isaaac Ravas, bride’s nephew. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Catawba Island Club. The couple honeymooned in Aruba. The couple will reside in Phoenix. Carly earned an associate’s degree in business from the University of Toledo


Amber Dawn Snyder and Andrew Clay Riddle were married June 5 at the South Bass Island Lighthouse at Put-in-Bay. The bride is the daughter of Fred and Nita Snyder, of Fremont. The groom is the son of Steven and Karen Riddle, of Put-in-Bay. The Rev. Deacon John J. Snyder, the bride’s “Uncle Jack,” united the couple in a lakeside ceremony accompanied by the Firelands String Quartet. The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a strapless, ivory satin wedding dress, in a pick-up style gown with a beaded lace neckline and a chapel train. The bridesmaids were Caitlin Hamilton, Kelli Schultz and Jenny Leone, friends of the bride, and Miranda Riddle, sister of the groom. The best men were Seabrooke Riddle and Paul Riddle, both brothers of the groom, John Snyder, brother of the bride, and Ian Riddle, nephew of the groom. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Crescent Tavern and Restaurant in Put-in-Bay. The couple honeymooned on a cruise in the Caribbean. They now reside in Hampton, Va. Amber attended The Ohio State University, graduating from the Fisher College of Business with a BSBA in Logistics and Operations Management in March 2010. She is currently employed at Omni Financial

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• Richard Gray Bragg, 55, laborer and Winifred Grace Ronneker, 57, retired, both of Port Clinton. • Zachary Allen McPherson, 21, Machinest, and Lisa Lynn Ziegler, 21, both of Genoa. • Timothy D. Chapman, 29, yard crew, and Jessica E. Tipton, 22 server, both of Port Clinton. • Robert W. Walker, 41, self employed, and Rebecca Lynn Shaffer, 33, both of Elmore. • Michael A. Berkowitz, 41, self employed and Danelle M. Kreager, 30 maintenance admin., both of Port Clinton. • Matthew P. Lenke, 30, highway technician and Leanna M. Fritz, 28, assistant manager, both of Oak Harbor • Martin F. Ewerson, Jr., 32, salesman, and Julie M. Dauterman, 30, receiving, both of Curtice. • Michael Allen Rosiar, 55, HVAC Owner and Julie Minderman Ockajik, 54, consulting engineer, both of Port Clinton. • J. Matthew Perez-Mims, 25, teller and Amber R. Goldsby 24, customer advocat, both of Genoa. • Cody William Salyers, 22, security guard, and Jennnifer Louise Lorince, 26, LPN Student, both of Port Clinton. • Peter Schvarcz, 24, stu-

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both of Marblehead. • Justin R. Barr, 23, shop manager and Jennifer R. Domrose, 34, nurse, both of Oak Harbor. • Seth Harold Benner, 39, teacher, and Erin Nicole Ohm, 27, teacher, both of Port Clinton. • Steven C. Sines, 39, self employed and Tracie Lee Grotz, 28, both of Oak Harbor. • Thomas H. Crawford, 54, retired, Martin and Pamela Hall, 57, L.P.N. Greenwich. • Louis Brian Hild, 36, pastor, and Annie R. Tuttamore, 20, office assistant, both of Marblehead. • William E. Hart, 21, military, and Samantha K. Stewart, 21, both of Marblehead. • Stephen C. Kowalski, 18, and Anastasias S. Borovkova, 21, both of Port Clinton. • James R. Garber, 37, RN and Jessica L. Zeman, 31, secretary, both of Graytown. • Shane M. Witte, 37, mechanic and Valerie K. Culver, 41, accountant, both of Port Clinton. • Robert R.W. Simpson, 27, truck driver and Jennifer Lynn Lavender, 27, 1st grade teacher, both of Genoa. • John Clifford Veverka, Jr, 32, construction and Kyra Anne Carver, 22, S.T.N.A., both of Marblehead. • Benjamyn D. Eldred, 29, nurse and Beatrice J. Ford, 25, both of Oak Harbor.

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PC Schools announces Flagship Captain Award winner The Flagship Awards are part of Port Clinton City School District’s recognition program to honor parents, community members, staff and students that help the dis-

trict fulfill its motto of “Proudly Charting a Course for Success.” At the Oct. 11 meeting, the Port Clinton Board of Education recognized high school mathematics teacher

Vicky Gresh Ullman with the Captain Award. Gresh Ullman received the award based on a letter received from former student Danielle DeVore, PCHS Class of 2009. When her DeVore told Gresh Ullman she was having trouble passing the Coast Guard admissions test, the teacher volunteered her help afterschool and in the summer. This past September, DeVore passed the test and will be entering the Coast Guard in January 2011. Randall Knight, MK2 from the U.S. Coast Guard was also present to thank Gresh Ullman for her dedication. “We can tell candidates areas on the test they need to improve but do not offer any tutoring,” he said. He added that the Coast Guard is also appreciative of her effort. DeVore read her letter to the Board of Education which ended: “I am very proud to say that I graduated from Port Clinton and you too can be proud to have Ms. Gresh on your staff. Ms. Gresh has gone above and beyond when it comes to caring for her students, especially since I was no longer a student. Please recognize Ms. Gresh as one of the outstanding teachers Port Clinton has to offer. Thank you to Ms. Gresh, I will never forget what you have done for me, you will always have a special place in my heart. And lastly, thank you to the Board of Education for making Ms. Gresh a teacher at Port Clinton High School.”


A special Flagship Award presentation was made at the Oct. 11 Board of Education meeting. Pictured here are David Belden, president Port Clinton Board of Education; Vicky Gresh Ullman, PCHS mathematics teacher and Captain Award recipient; Danielle DeVore, PCHS graduate; and Randall Knight, MK2, U.S. Coast Guard.

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Nicci King (left), Suzie Ling, Sam Sarnes, Breanna Nero, Britney Braun, McKenzie Huntebrinker,  Logan Bahnsen, Alyssa Dombrosky, Abby Eoff and Rachel Rayburn search for macroinvertebrates that will help them determine the “quality” of the Portage River. Oak Harbor FFA, with the assistance of the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District,  partnered with Charlie Morse’s  fifth grade  class from Rocky Ridge to do water quality monitoring in the Portage River. Testing is done all along the  Portage River  in the fall and again in the spring by Oak Harbor FFA, Danbury Middle School, Woodmore Elementary and  Woodmore FFA in addition to several schools toward the “headwaters.”Chemical tests for Nitrates, pH, dissolved oxygen and phosphates are completed as well as a macroinvertebrate count, turbidity and temperature.  The school thanks Brush Wellman for allowing them to test in their campground area and for providing lunch. 

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Riverview celebrates 10th annual Trick or Treat Night An Ottawa County Halloween tradition will celebrate its 10th year, thanks to support of the Riverview Nursing Home Auxiliary. Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus will open it doors to the public for Riverview’s annual Trick or Treat Night Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 24. Little ghost and ghouls are invited to Trick or Treat at the door of more than 100 of the resident’s doors. “This is a win-win for both Riverview and the community,” said Kendra German, campus administrator. “It gives families a safe, well-lit, warm place to Trick or Treat and our residents have a ball getting to see all the different costumes. It something that they may have enjoyed in their own home and we are happy our Auxiliary has given us the opportunity to provide the experience right here in

our building.” At 7:15 p.m., families can gather in Riverview’s Multipurpose Room where guests are invited to enjoy cookies and punch. Trick-or-treaters can participate in the costume contest. First, second and third place prizes will be given out to for prettiest, funniest and scariest costumes and for our littlest goblins (ages 0-2 years) a best baby costume will be given out. The Ottawa County Sheriff ’s Department will also be at the event to fingerprint children. The Auxiliary is donating $1,000 worth of candy, but there is always need for more. Those interested in donating candy or money can call Kim Geldien at 419-8982851, ext. 200. All donors will be announced throughout the event and have their name displayed in the “Pumpkin Patch.”

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The Port Clinton High School Drama Club will present its fall play “Dracula” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5-6, at the PCHS Performing Arts Center. Jonathan Harker (Matthew Fillmore) has been warned by Dr. Van Helsing (Marshall Parker), his close friend and world-famous scientist, to be wary of his trip to Transylvania to close a real estate transaction with Count Dracula (Cody Conaway). Despite the warning, Harker stumbles into a web of terror that nearly sends him to his death. When he escapes Dracula’s clutches, Dracula follows him to England, knowing who his next victim will be — Lucy Wenstrom, played by Morgan Parker. Harker and Van Helsing are unable to save Lucy from Dracula, who then turns on Jonathan’s wife, Mina (Katie Ashley). To break the spell, Van Helsing and Harker return to Transylvania, trying desperately to discover Dracula’s whereabouts. The coach breaks down, the wolves are baying and a night of

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for the fall and winter months. • Dec. 14 — Exotic and Unusual House Plants: new ideas for adding living green to your home. • Jan. 11 — Best Garden Ever: start planning now — ideas on how to make your gardens even more beautiful. • Feb. 15 — Chocolate Gardening: chocolate scented or colored flowers. • March 15 — Shade Gardens: real shade plants for real shade gardens in this area of Ohio. • April 12 — Patio Container Gardening: lots of ideas to help you add color to your patio. • May 10 — Rose Companion Plants: ideas for plants that grow well with, under and around roses. Learn how to hide those prickly rose canes.

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terror begins. All nearly lose their lives and souls. Other cast members include Charlott Beyer, who plays the Voice of the Mother; Rachel Chapman, who plays Gretchen, a servant; Emaleigh Dunn, Taylor Grey and Sydney Smith, who play the wives of Dracula; Anna Lay, who plays Helga, a servant girl; Keyona Skelton, who plays Mrs. Wenstrom, Lucy’s mother; Chris Passabet, who plays Arthur Holmwood, Lucy’s fiancé; Kirstin Winke, who plays Greka, an old peasant woman; Alyssa Wells, who plays Hati, a grandmother in her 50s; and Jon Koch, who plays the Coachman. Dracula is directed by Paul Anderson, who is assisted by Seth Elftmann, stage manager for this production. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Oct. 29, in the high school office for $5 each or they may be purchased the nights of the show at the PCHS Performing Arts Center box office.

The Lakeside Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its annual Oct. 31 Halloween Party for children ages 12 years and under of the Lakeside, Marblehead and Danbury area. The event will be held at Fire/EMS station No. 1, 9551 E. Harbor Road between 7 and 9 p.m. This year entertainment will feature Matt Jergens who will use jugging as a catalyst to teach the importance of children learning in school. Likewise, Jergens will host a workshop to teach children the art of juggling. Oct. 21

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Get a Job or a Better Job

WHAT: 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: To reserve a space, contact Carol Guice at carol. or 419307-1189

Celebrity Server Night

WHAT: Make a difference by “tipping” your Celebrity Server and participating in the scratch off golf game. Prizes include a 22’’ LCD TV/ DVD, Ohio State gear and a signed photo of Indians player Luis Valbuena. All money raised goes to Business and Professional Women. BPW’s projects include donations to Ottawa County Transitional Housing, sweat suits for sexual assault victims that report to Magruder’s emergency room and scholarships for high school girls going on to college and adult women returning to school. WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Cleats Club Seat Grille, 6271 E. Harbor Road, Marblehead INFO: Call Emily at 419798-5194

Family Advisory Council

WHAT: The Family Advisory Council of Ottawa County is a group of family members who want to empower themselves by learning and advocating for people with developmental disabilities. The public is welcome to attend and/or join this group.  WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Ottawa County Board of DD, 235 N Toussaint South Road, Oak Harbor INFO: Email bbeck@ocbdd. org or call 567-262-3100.

Tour of Syria

WHAT: Helen Frye will present a PowerPoint program on her trip to Syria. According to Frye, the April trip presented a fascinating comparison of ancient and modern times. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library, Port Clinton

Lighthouse Historical Society meeting WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Activity room, Otterbein North Shore Retirement Center

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WHAT: Preschool and elementary age children, along with their families, are welcome to come in costume, enjoy free candy and participate in the lifesize game of Spooky Land (Candy Land with a


Red Kettle Campaign Kickoff Did you know that 2 hours of Bell Ringing is the equivalence to donating $122.09? The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Center along with the Advisory Committee Members cordially invites all area residents to attend the 17th annual “Red Kettle Campaign” Kickoff Celebration. The event will be 7:30 a.m. Nov. 4 at 7:30 a.m. at The Island House Restaurant, 102 Madison St., Port Clinton. Halloween twist). Professional face painter Jan Hill from Fairy Tale Design will be on hand. Crafts, food and fun. Guests should enter through the rear door of the library. No registration is required. WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library, Madison Street, Port Clinton INFO: 419-732-3212

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Halloween Spooktacular

WHAT: For children up to and including grade five. Costume parade, crafts, games, candy and more. WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Port Clinton Middle School, Port Clinton INFO: 419-734-5503

Clam Bake & Chicken Dinner

WHAT: This year’s St. Joseph/Marblehead Knights of Columbus Clam Bake and Chicken Dinner will benefit local resident Brian Buchanan to assist with medical bills. WHEN: 5 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE: St. Joseph’s Church Hall on Barclay Street in Marblehead COST: Tickets are $9.95 for a chicken dinner only, and $19.95 for the clambake which includes:1 dozen clams, 1/2 chicken, sweet potato, corn on the cob and Beverage. Extra clams will be available for purchase as well. The chicken dinner includes everything included in the clambake, less the clams. Tickets can be purchased through Oct. 17 by Calling Bob Wisniewski at 419 734 5018 or Rich Kulaga at 419 732 7014.

Kelleys Island Boo” Cruise

WHAT: Get dressed up in your best costume and celebrate Halloween a little earlier this year at Kelleys Island. Departing from the Jet Express Sandusky dock, the Boo Cruise is a special Jet Express Excursion and sets sail with a full bar, snacks and entertainment onboard. Two cruises will be offered. COST: $28/adult (21 & older only) INFO: 800-245-1538

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RSVP to Maureen Saponari at 419732-2769 or maureen.saponari@use. Come sign up to ring the bell and celebrate the volunteers that make miracles happen in our communities. Anyone interested in signing up for this year’s bell ringing can contact The Salvation Army at 419-732-2769 and speak with Maureen Saponari or stop in the local office at 1854 E. Perry St., Suite 800, Port Clinton.

on your classmates. WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: 2640 E. Harbor Road (follow the signs) INFO: Jim Oglesbee, 419797-4590, or John Minier, 419-797-1063

Trick or Treat

WHEN: 6 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Riverview Healthcare Campus

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Preschool Reading Round-Up

WHAT: 30 minutes of stories, songs, and letter awareness intended for children ages 4 and 5 with a caregiver WHEN: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library, Port Clinton INFO: 419-732-3212

Visit from Jesse James

WHAT: An evening with Mel Mauer starring as the Wild West outlaw Jesse James. Jesse remains a historical celebrity who wore many hats including train robber, bank robber, Civil War guerilla and murderer. Jesse covered a lot of territory before his death in 1882 at the age of 34. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Ida Rupp Library, Madison Street INFO: Call 419-732-3212 to register

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complete job applications and obtain information on completing the W-4 tax form and how it influences take-home income. WHEN: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Ottawa County Community Resource Centre, 8043 W. Ohio 163, Oak Harbor INFO: To reserve a space, contact Carol Guice at carol. or 419307-1189

WHAT: The buffet lunch is $10. No reservations required. The speaker is Judge Steve Yarbrough who is running for 6th District Court of Appeals. WHEN: Noon WHERE: Port Clinton Elks, 231 Buckeye Blvd.

The Gathering

WHAT: Free meal. The public and families welcome. Also free blood pressure checks. WHEN: 4:30 to 6 p.m. WHERE: St. John Lutheran Church Parish Hall, corner Adams and Second Streets, Port Clinton

Lighthouse Historical Society Meeting WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Otterbein North Shore Retirement Center, 9400 North Shore Blvd., Marblehead

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Babies and Books

WHAT: 20-25 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays, and nursery rhymes intended for children ages 6 months to 23 months with a caregiver. Play and social time following the morning program only. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library, Port Clinton INFO: 419-732-3212

Cancer Support Group

WHAT: Monthly meeting — including complimentary light lunch — for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. WHEN: 12:30 to 2 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Clinic INFO: RSVP to 419-7343131, 3370

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ODNR honors Miller Ferry staffers PUT-IN-BAY — A captain and three crewmen from the passenger/vehicle ferry service, Miller Boat Line, were honored with a Certificate of Appreciation given by the ODNR Division of Watercraft on Friday at the Miller Ferry Dock, Catawba Island. The award was be given by Chief Pamela Dillon, head of the ODNR Division of Watercraft, Columbus. The honor of “lifesaving efforts” was given to Captain Steve Rose and crew members Jacob Market, Bernie Wise and Greg Johnson. The four men were working aboard a Lake Erie Islands ferry, the “William Market,” on the morning of Friday, Aug. 13, when a single engine, privately owned plane crashed into the lake near the Miller Ferry Lime Kiln Dock, Put-

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in-Bay. Rose responded to the accident quickly and smoothly brought the ferry alongside the four plane victims in the water, the crew threw life rings, then rescued and brought the victims aboard the ferry. The downed plane sank in less than 2 minutes. All four plane passengers were uninjured and taken to the Put-in-Bay Miller Ferry Dock where they were treated then released by the Put-in-Bay EMS. The plane was attempting to land at the Putin-Bay Airport when it lost engine power. For information about the boat line, call 800-500-2421 or visit www.millerferry. com. For information about the Ohio Division of Watercraft, visit www.ohiodnr/

New house in Conestoga area available for purchase PORT CLINTON — Achieving the American Dream of homeownership has been made a little more achievable for area residents with the availability of a house at 1101 State St. This two-story, four-bedroom house is available to those residents whose incomes are no higher than 120 percent of the median income of Ottawa County. For a household of four, this would be an income of no more than $74,175 per year.

The 1,735-square-foot- house also has a one-car attached garage and was built using energy star and green building products and appliances. The home will be sold at its appraised value, which is usually below market value. In addition, there is assistance available for those who may need it for the down payment. This home is made available through a partnership of Ottawa County and WSOS Community Action Commission and it is funded through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which is a direct result of the Housing Economic Recovery Act. NSP was designed to help communities deal *30% off In-stock Non Sale Items Supplies, Hardware, Cleaners & Waxing with blighted structures and foreclosure problems in Supplies, Coyote Sunglasses and Paint residential neighborhoods. WSOS purchased the lot, 10% off Winterization materials which previously contained *Sale excludes engine parts, impellers, oil & rope three blighted homes that were demolished to build the new home. Anyone interested in pur451 West Lakeshore Dr., Port Clinton chasing the home, or who 419-734-4212 needs information, can conMon. - Fri. 8am-5pm; Sat 9am-5pm tact Rob Grimm at 1-800Sunday 10am-3pm 775-9767 or 419-639-6116.


Area residents who may be interested in water plant operation jobs can join a 16week water operator’s course beginning in November. An exact date is still to be determined. Participants in the course will receive a Level 1 Water Operator’s certificate at the end of the program, which will be conducted by the Operator Training Committee of Ohio Inc. Internships are a required part of the course and will be conducted at area water treatment facilities. Classes will be held at the Ottawa County Resource Center on Ohio 163, Oak Harbor, and will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday. According to Curtis Truss Jr., executive director of the Operator Training Committee of Ohio, “water treatment is a field that is stable and that is an in-demand occupation.” Truss says he has had trainees who have found jobs when they went to take the state test. Of the eight students who graduated from the last class, five of them have found jobs at area water treatment facilities while another has gone on to advance his skills at a local community college.

Locals celebrate National Down Syndrome Awareness Month Down Syndrome Awareness Month kicked off locally at the Greater Toledo Area Buddy Walk Sunday, Oct. 3, at Rocket Hall on the University of Toledo Campus. The event featured bands, clowns, face painting, team tents, breakfast food, pizza, cotton candy, inflatable bouncy houses and more. All funds raised through the Buddy Walk support both local and national programs. Ottawa County residents who laced up their walking shoes included the Zelms family —Jen- Christopher Hernandez and Abby Zelms nifer, Mike, Taylor, Abby and Andy — and the Hernandez family — Ricardo, Paula and Christopher — along with Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Melinda Slusser. Jennifer Zelms is the president of the Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities. In the past 16 years, the National Buddy Walk program has grown from 17 walks to more than 275 Buddy Walk events taking place in cities across the country and in select international locations. To learn more, visit For information about the National Down Syndrome Association, visit http://www. or call Slusser at 419-898-0400, ext. 3104.

Prescribed burns planned at national refuge The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will be conducting prescribed burns through Nov. 19. Approximately 300 acres will be burned in Lucas and Ottawa counties at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will be conducting these controlled burns to eliminate dead vegetation and encourage native plant establishment for next spring. Fire is used in marshes to help manage a balance between open water and wetland plants. In addition, the controlled burns eliminate years of built up dead plants that would otherwise increase

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“Water treatment operators in large cities make six-digit incomes,” he said. “They starting salary for a Level One operator could be as much as $20 per hour depending on where they are located.” The ideal participant of this program is someone who has a strong interest in hands-on applications, but who may be facing barriers such as being involved in the court system or who may have dropped out of school. Other requirements of this training program include a desire to learn, an interest in technology and most importantly a strong work ethic. The training is made possible by a partnership of WSOS Community Action Commission Inc., the Operator Training Committee of Ohio and the Ottawa County Improvement Corp. WSOS will provide supportive services to help the participants through any transition issues that may arise during the participant’s time in the program. Also, students enrolled may be eligible to receive stipends while attending classes. Those interested in securing a seat in this water operator’s should call Fisher at WSOS at 1-800-775-9767 or e-mail WSOS at

risks for wildfires. Detailed burn plans are written and reviewed by officials for each burn conducted. Every measure is taken to ensure the safety of firefighters and private property. The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is currently more than 10,000 acres and is located in Ottawa and Lucas counties in northwest Ohio. Hunting opportunities are available, along with fishing, wildlife observation, photography and environmental education. Visit the refuge online at


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Tickets available for third annual Ottawa County Stars Dance for CASA


Ninety-year-old Peg Bolte gets a special welcome from Brutus Buckeye at last Saturday’s Ohio State-Indiana game in Columbus. Peg is a lifelong Buckeye fan.

Save the date — Nov. 13 — when the Ottawa County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program again showcases the dance talents of local personalities. “Ottawa County Stars Dance for CASA” pairs local celebrities with professional dance instructors who will amaze the audience with exciting dance numbers. The celebrity with the most donations will be declared champion and a “Judge’s Choice Award” will be given for the most entertaining number. Vying for the trophy this year are Jamie Beier Grant, director of the Ottawa County Improvement Corp., dancing with Hank Fox of Class A Performing Arts; Kami Sayre, of the Ottawa County CASA Program, dancing with Timothy Nyman of Black Tie Dance Studio; Mark Coppeler, Port Clinton City Councilman and owner of Coppeler Heating and Cooling, dancing with MaryAnn Snider of The Ballet School; Ottawa County Municipal Court Judge Fritz Hany dancing with original

champion celebrity of the event Mayor Debbie Hymore-Tester; and editor of The Beacon, Angie Adair Zam and Craig Olzsewski of Black Tie Dance Studio. The teams are battling it out on the dance floor to raise money for CASA as it continues to provide advocacy for abused and neglected children here in Ottawa County. DJ Jerry Wittman of the band Legacy II will spin the tunes for the evening, so get your dancing shoes shined up and come ready for fun. Also on tap for the evening are special performances by local dancers, raffles and a silent auction. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Port Clinton Elks Lodge. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are available for $30 each or a table of 8 seats for $240. To purchase tickets, contact the CASA office at 419-301-0225 or Dorothy Waterhouse at 419-898-0762. Get your tickets now — a sell out audience is expected.

Friend of the District awarded to Ottawa First Parent Project National Wildlife Refuge now under way in This year the Soil and Water Conservation District recognized a “Friend of the District.” This award is given to an organization, business or individuals that are not necessarily farmers, but still very conservation- and agriculture-minded. The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge was honored with this prestigious award at the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District’s 59th annual Meeting and Banquet. A crowd of 230 looked on as the was Refuge lauded for all the support its staffers have given the annual Fifth Grade

Conservation Field Day, other educational workshops and meetings that the District holds at the facility and the newest endeavor, Phragmites Control Program. Roland Sandrock, Soil and Water Conservation District chairman, made the announcement with a presentation depicting the partnership with the Refuge throughout the years. “Tonight, we thank you for your partnership throughout the past years and the new partnerships in the years to come,” said Sandrock.

First treasure hunt a success On Saturday, Oct. 9, the Port Clinton City School District Wellness and the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce held a Treasure Hunt. The hunt was similar to a scavenger hunt and took place in a 10-mile area of Port Clinton with stops at various local businesses. Treasure Hunt teams made stops at Minderman Marine Products, Cheese Haven, Ida Rupp Public Library, Mallory & Company, Brands Marina, Perfect Color Hair & Tan, GSE, Freedom Boat Club, Barnes Nursery, Mary’s Blossom Shoppe, Bell Mell Tavern, Port Clinton Glass, McCarthy’s Irish Pub, Shifflet Insurance, Catawba Interiors, Caro’s Pizza House, Dock’s Beach House, Fry Heating, Pizza House and Bay Township Hall. The two grand prize teams were: first — Lynne O’Neal, Jen Nickel, Martha Snyder and Carol Nighswander; and second — Coffee Express team of Tina Thompson, Rebecca

Detray, Curtis Kouts, Don Janes and Dawn Raypole. Several donors and supporting businesses also made this event possible including: Brands Marina, Nagoya, Bay township Hall, Port Clinton Glass, Perfect Color Hair & Tan, Sea Breeze Charters, Cheese Haven Corp, Mary’s Blossom Shoppe, Catawba Interiors, Mcarthy Irish Pub, Mallory & Company, GSE, Island Adventures, Crosswinds Restaurant, Martha Willis, New Port Dry Goods, Pizza House, Fry Heating, African Lion Safari, Port Clinton Glass, Bell Mells, Rich’s Market, Shifflet’s State Farm Insurance, Harriet’s House, Just Dessert It, Freedom Boat Club, Jet Express, Barnes Nursery, Coffee Express, Chef & Murf Mobil DJ, Kocher & Gillum, Ottawa County Residential Services. Proceeds from the race will fund numerous wellness activities. Proceeds from the treasure hunt will fund numerous wellness activities.

Ottawa County The Ottawa County Juvenile Court and Family and Children First Council started the county’s first Parent Project on Sept. 7. The program features a parenting education and support group that meets once a week for 11 weeks. It was created specifically for parents with difficult or outof-control adolescents. Parents learn and practice specific prevention and intervention strategies for destructive behaviorstruancy, alcohol and other drug use, gangs, and other criminal behavior, running away, violence and suicide. Juvenile Court probation officer Stephanie Weeks, Student Achievement Program classroom monitor Sue Guerra and Family and Children First Council case manager

‘Take Charge of Your Diabetes’ Marcia Jess will speak on “Take Charge of Your Diabetes” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at The Vineyard on Catawba. Jess is the OSU Extension Educator for Family and Consumer Sciences in Ottawa County. Participants will learn about signs of diabetes, complications of the disease and ways they can manage the condition, including simple steps to control portions and the importance of getting regular exercise. In addition, the presentation will

Ladies luncheon raises money for local families The Passer Le Chapeau ladies’ luncheon was held at Catawba Island Club on Sept. 22 Thirty ladies dressed in fancy attire and sported some fancy chapeaus for the event. Each table had a beautiful hat as a centerpiece. Those hats were later passed for donation to the Holliday Bureau. Hel-

en Frye, director of the Holliday Bureau, was the guest of honor. Frye gave a brief talk thanking Kate Bauer and Fern Bierce for hosting the benefit. She also thanked the “Chapeau ladies” for supporting this great cause. The donated monies stay on Catawba to help families in need.

include a healthy food cooking demonstration featuring: green beans, cranberries and nuts. Participants will also learn about OSU Extension’s Signature Program, Dining with Diabetes — a three-session class that provides detailed information about living healthfully with diabetes. This seminar is free and open to the public. For information, call Paul Shaw 419-797-3100.

HallowRead planned at Ida Rupp Join in HallowRead at the Ida Rupp Library for family-friendly Halloween fun. Preschool and elementary age children, along with their families, are welcome to come in costume, enjoy free candy and participate in the life-size game of Spooky Land (Candy Land with a Halloween twist). Professional face painter Jan Hill

Bauer (back left), Tina Brassell, Lisa Geisheimer, Rosemarie Shinde, Ann Belden, Eleanor Probasco, Helen Frye (front left), Adalaide Reino and Marian Tavtigianb.

Kelly Pape attended an intensive weeklong training in June sponsored by the Ohio Supreme Court to be facilitators for the program. Interested parents may be self-referred or can be referred to the Parent Project classes by law enforcement officers, probation officers, diversion programs, court systems, mental health professionals, school officials, children services, church and/or other community based programs. Anyone with questions or referrals may call Weeks at the Ottawa County Juvenile Court at 419-734-6840. The next Parent Project is scheduled to begin in early January.

from Fairy Tale Design will be on hand. Crafts, food and fun will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. Guests should enter through the rear door of the library. No registration is required. For information, call Ida Rupp Public Library at 419-732-3212.

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Historic Saturday for PCHS sports Girls CC team wins first-ever SBC title; four from tennis team quality for state BY JOHN SCHAFFNER Publisher Maybe it all started with last season’s PC boys basketball success. Whatever the case, the winning attitude was contagious and bore more fruit on Saturday. Two Port Clinton girls’ doubles teams qualified for the state tennis tournament, while the girls cross country team upset Oak Harbor to win the team’s first-ever Sandusky Bay Conference title. The Redskin football team won its fifth game of the season, poised for the school’s first winning season since 1990, and the boys soccer team had a resounding 8-0 win over Toledo Waite in the Sectional Tournament opener. Three years ago, I asked PC Football Coach Toby Hammond if turning around Port Clinton’s football fortunes was his toughest coaching challenge. He agreed that it was. Now, following his team’s 35-7 win over Sandusky St. Mary’s, the Redskins are 5-3 on the season with games against Perkins and Huron remaining. One more win means a winning season. No longer are the Redskin footballers the doormat of the SBC. The PC Girls tennis team, on the other hand, has dominated the SBC for years. After Saturday’s performance, Saman-

tha Griffin, Rachael Szabo, Aubrey Gillman and Chelsea Beck will head to the state tennis tournament in Columbus this weekend. Griffin and Szabo beat Norwalk in the district semi to move to the championship match before dropping it to Lexington 6-1, 6-3. The team of Beck and Gillman lost a tough match to Lexington in the semifinals 7-5, 6-3 but came back to beat Norwalk for third place and a ticket to Columbus. Oak Harbor’s Ashley LaFountain followed up her SBC singles and sectional singles championships with a runner-up finish at districts. She lost to Courtney Earnest, of Lexington, in the district finals match, 6-1, 6-2. It was only LaFountain’s second loss of the season. The PC soccer team plays Saturday for a sectional title after trouncing Toledo Waite. Nick Heminger scored two goals for the Redskins in the rout. Finally, the PC girls cross country team won its first-ever SBC title, edging heavily favored Oak Harbor. Three of the girls ran their way to the First Team all conference squad: Abby Pitts (third), Nicole Hablitzel (fifth) and Cheyenne Meek (seventh). They are coached by Del Culver and have also drawn the interest of longtime former track and cross country coach Jim Radloff.


All four PC Tennis State Qualifiers are pictured during Sectional Competition.

Kiwanis sponsors basketball Coach Diels sets parents meeting

The Port Clinton Kiwanis Club is once again sponsoring the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade boys basketball teams. The clinic and evaluation day is 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, from at the Port Clinton High School gym. During this session, there will be a random draft after the workout and practice times will be set.

Games will be played on Saturdays at PCHS. The registration fee is $20, which includes a team shirt. The fee can be waived since the goal of Kiwanis basketball is to involve as many players as possible. Registration forms will also be available at the elementary schools or on the school district website under Jefferson and Port Clinton Mid-

dle School News. Make checks payable to Port Clinton Kiwanis. The Kiwanis Basketball Program provides the opportunity to gain experience, learn the game and have fun. Those interested in volunteering can call Coach Troy Diels at 419-734-4448. For questions, call Diels at the number above or Dr. David George at 419-797-6240.

There will be a meeting for parents of boys interested in Redskin boys basketball, grades nine-12, at Port Clinton High Schoolat 6 p.m. Oct. 28 in the PCHS library. The Ohio High School Athletic Association re-

quires such a meeting to take place. Coach Troy Diels and assistant coaches will review requirements for athletes and discuss the practice schedule with parents.


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Redskins on way to first winning season in decades By J. PATRICK EAKEN By defeating St. Mary Central Catholic 35-7 at Sandusky’s Strobel Field Saturday night, this year’s Port Clinton football team will become the third PC team in 30 years to finish with a .500 record. The last Redskin football team to do so was in 1992. The last team to have a winning record was in 1964. At 5-3 overall, PC needs one more win to assure itself of a winning record. “I was really concerned,” PCHS coach Toby Hammond said. “Especially before the game, like I told our kids, ‘You ought to see how far our program has come.’ We’re not expected to win a whole lot, but like tonight, we were supposed to.” The Redskins improved 3-2 in the Sandusky Bay Conference with the victory over the Panthers. SMCC fell to 1-7 overall and is winless in five SBC games. Port Clinton did not waste any time ruining SMCC’s Homecoming party. After taking possession at the Redskin 39 after the opening kickoff, it took PC four plays to find pay dirt. On second-and-nine, senior quarterback Derek Colston threw a 41-yard pass to classmate Josh Graves, who was wide open. After a three-yard run by senior running back Stephen Pastor, Colston took off on a 16-yard touchdown run into the end zone. Sophomore Addison Rospert added the conversion kick, and PC was up 7-0 just one minute and 45 seconds into the game. “We scored on our first drive and I really think that’s what got things going for us,” Hammond said. “Derek had

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HURON 32 — OAK HARBOR 26 After Oak Harbor opened up a 23-7 lead over Huron, the Tigers came back and upset the Rockets 32-26 in SBC action Friday night. It was Oak Harbor’s first league loss, but they keep in a


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TOLEDO CHRISTIAN 70 — DANBURY 0 Once quarterback Lucas Kennedy got hurt, the Danbury Lakers knew they were in trouble. Kennedy had been their all-purpose back with 1,033 yards rushing on 119 attempts (8.68 per carry) with 13 touchdowns, and completing 40-of-89 passes for 720 yards and five touchdowns entering last Friday’s contest with Toledo Christian. Kennedy hurt his knee in the first quarter after two series. Team officials say he is doubtful for this Friday against Ottawa Hills, but he still might play. When you have barely over a dozen football players available, the loss of any player will hurt. TC went on to defeat Danbury 70-0 last Friday in a Toledo Area Athletic Conference game. The Eagles had four first quarter touchdowns, three second quarter TDs, two in the third, and one in the fourth. Kennedy still had 59 yards rushing on nine attempts, and completed 2-of-6 passes for 34 yards with one interception before he got hurt. Filling in the gap at quarterback was Zack Kalinowski, who completed 4-of-10 passes for 21 yards. Cory Schenk had one catch for 16 yards, Brandon Bahnsen caught four passes for 34 yards, and Cody German caught one pass for five yards. Cody German had 33 yards rushing on 12 carries, Brandon Bahnsen had 29 yards on 11 carries, Mike Ward had three yards on two carries, and David Gast had five yards on two carries. Despite not scoring, the Lakers finished with 129 yards rushing, 228 passing for 357 total yards. Danbury had five rushing first downs and two passing. Danbury falls to 1-6 overall and 0-4 in the TAAC, while TC improves to 6-2 and 4-0. This Friday, Danbury travels to Ottawa Hills. The Green Bears are 2-6 overall, 0-4 in the TAAC. The Bears defeated Gibsonburg 32-28 and Ayersville 19-7, but lost to Antwerp 42-22, Cardinal Stritch 35-23, Edon 34-22, Evergreen 3514, Hilltop 15-3, and Northwood 57-19.



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State biologists predict good waterfowl hunting COLUMBUS — Ohio waterfowl hunters should have good opportunities to take some of the most popular species of waterfowl, based on the findings of biologists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The spring pond index for the prairie pothole region of North America and breeding duck surveys indicate an above average reproduction for most duck species. Ponds are housing above average numbers and good production has been noted from most of the primary breeding range. Duck numbers are slightly lower than 2009, but they are still 21 percent above the long-term average. Closer to home, the Upper Great Lakes states showed average habitat conditions and similar production of mallards as last year. The Upper Great Lakes are the primary breeding range for mallards harvested in Ohio. Mallards are Ohio’s number one harvested duck and can be found throughout the state. Wood ducks, the second most important duck to Ohio hunt-

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decreased slightly, but there will still be a full season in 2010. The success of Ohio waterfowl hunters has more to do with weather conditions and choice of hunting location than available ducks. Hunters should be scouting their territories now and securing landowner permission where needed. State wildlife areas are in good condition with excellent fall food potential. Heavy rains early in the summer followed by an extended drought permitted considerable growth in moist-soil plants in many traditional wetlands. A flooding of those areas by early fall rains should provide additional waterfowl habitat. Hunters should not only check their traditional spots, but also more marginal haunts for food production and water quantity. Details of the waterfowl and all other hunting seasons can be found in the Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations and in Ohio Waterfowl Hunting Seasons. Hunters can also review seasons and regulations online at

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Annual Wooden Feather Day Nov. 28 Do you like to carve wood? The annual Wooden Feather Day will be held at Magee Marsh from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. Area carvers are invited to submit a carved feather to be voted on by the visitors who come to the event. This people’s choice award will include a cash prize and award ribbon. The Wooden Feather Day is held in partnership with the Maumee Bay Carvers and the

Friends of Magee Marsh. Any carved wood wild bird feather is suitable for entry. There is no entry fee, simply bring your feather to the Bird Center by noon on Nov. 28. This is the last Sunday that the bird center will be open until March. Everyone is invited to attend and the day will also include a warm fire, a marsh walk and refreshments. For questions or information, call Mary at 419-898-0960, ext. 31.

Temporary road closure at Magee Marsh area OAK HARBOR — In order to provide a quality waterfowl hunting experience at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, access to the wildlife area road from the Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center parking lot to the Magee Marsh beach area and boardwalk will be closed. This section of the wildlife area road and all trails beyond is closed until noon on Nov. 13 and Nov. 20Dec. 3. Additionally, the wild-

life area road and trails will be closed during the Controlled Youth Deer hunts scheduled on Saturday and Sunday Nov. 20-21. For the remaining Saturdays and Sundays during this time period, hunters, anglers and wildlife viewers will be permitted access to the beach area and wildlife trails on Saturdays from noon until sunset and on Sundays from sunrise to sunset.

Visitors Bureau announces new board PORT CLINTON — The Ottawa County Visitors Bureau Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the election of Kimberly Kaufman to the office of vice president. Kaufman is the executive director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory and has been serving on the board for the past year as an appointment from the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. She will move into the office of board president at the beginning of 2011. Newly appointed to the board is Linda Aigler, branch manager for the Port Clinton office of AAA Northwest Ohio. Aigler brings many years KAUFMAN of experience in the tourism industry to the board as an appointment from the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce. The other members of the 2010 Visitors Bureau Board of Trustees are: • Commissioner Steve Arndt — Ottawa County Commissioners • Jamie Beier-Grant — Ottawa County Improvement Corp. • Jeffrey Bryden — North Coast AIGLER Business Journal/B.G.S.U. • Allen Cabral — Battenberg Inn Bed & Breakfast • Rick Claar — Elmore Village Council • Ann Duez — Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast • Julene Market — Miller Boat Line • Michael McCann — Island Resorts, Put-in-Bay • Dianne Rozak — Marblehead Lighthouse State Park • Mike Schenk — Catawba Island Club • Veronica Sheets — Schedel Arboretum & Gardens • Gaylord Sheldon — CC&G Enterprises • Marijane Siewert —Ottawa County United Way The Board of Trustees is a volunteer advisory body that works to help fulfill the mission of the bureau: to encourage economic development in Ottawa County through the promotion of tourism for pleasure, business and enrichment. The 15-member board is comprised of both appointed and elected individuals who represent each of Ottawa County’s six Chambers of Commerce, the Ottawa County Commissioners, Ottawa County Economic Development and various categories of the county’s tourism industry such as lodging, attractions, Lake Erie recreation, etc. For information, visit

Kern Center offers computer classes The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra Community College announces the following schedule for non-credit computer courses: • Internet and Email — 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays for four sessions beginning Oct. 21. Cost: $89 • Microsoft Word 2007-Level III — 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 and 29. Cost: $109 • Microsoft Excel 2007-Level III — 12:45 to 4:45 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29. Cost: $109 • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007-Level I — 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays for three sessions beginning Oct. 24. Cost: $109 To register or for information, call Marsha Thiessen at 419-559-2255. For a complete listing of classes, visit www.

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Ace that interview! Now, you landed an Interview! In order to interview well, you must know yourself and be very confident and able to talk about yourself. This is more difficult than one would think. We typically can speak about others better than we can ourselves. You might want to look over some descriptive words and/or ask friends how they would describe your personality. You also need to be ready to talk to employers about your strengths using examples and explanations. Employers are looking for more than one word answers to their questions. They would like your answers to be short yet informative. What to take to your Interview? Take copies of your Resume, reference list, paper, pen and a list of questions in a folder or briefcase. The questions could be from that all important RESEARCH you did on the company you are applying for. You can easily conduct research about a business or occupation on the Internet. Look through their web site to learn more about them. Have some questions ready about something that you read. That will impress the interviewer. You actually ‘studied’ for the interview! You came prepared and it will show. There are several resources at the Job Store that can help you research the company as well. Leave your cell phone in your vehicle or turn it off completely during the interview, if you choose to have it with you. Don’t forget how important that first impression is. Have a firm handshake, good eye contact and smile. That handshake –

women too, needs to be firm, not ‘wimpy.’ Also, when you enter an employer’s ‘house’ your interview has begun. It starts in the parking lot. Pretend as though there is a camera on you from the time you enter the parking lot to the time you leave the parking lot. The employee in the guard shack, the receptionist at the front desk have formed an opinion of you, and they won’t hesitate to share their thoughts with the interviewer, especially if it was not good.

Dress for success Dressing for success is part of that interview. When interviewing, you want to impress the employer. Experts agree that dressing one step above what you would wear for the job is most appropriate. Most people can wear the color blue well, so that is usually the best color. Wearing layers of clothing is also good for temperature changes. If it is necessary to purchase a new outfit for interviewing, think about sales, used clothing and clothing care. One classic outfit can go a long way. Many counties have clothing banks. Ask at The Job Store.

Keeping that job — work ethics The advice we have for you in this section is more about how to behave while working. The term “Don’t burn any bridges� is very fitting, and also very true. Make a good name for yourself in the work world. Take pride in your work. Have a positive outlook. Speak well of others. Think about if you were the employer. Would you appreciate an employee who comes in late, or just at the ‘buzzer?’ The hours you are supposed to work are not a convenience for you. They are what the employer needs. Would you appreciate an employee who gets their paycheck at noon and decides just then to take the rest of the day off? When you are gone from work, unscheduled or last minute, think about how this will affect your fellow employees - who will need to pick up their pace to get the product out the door because of your unexpected absence. Someone has to cover for you when you are not there. Integrity, honesty, loyalty, dedication, responsibility and reliability are just a few values that come to mind that make for an excellent employee. Employers will forgive for an honest mistake. Don’t be one who covers things up or place blame on others for their own mistakes. We can give you some good advice dealing with work situations should you find yourself in a bind with a co-worker or supervisor, so don’t hesitate in calling us. Getting the Job was a job in itself, right? So, let’s work extra hard to Keep that Job!


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Home Improvement For Professional Workmanship Fully Insured-Bonded Complete CondoHome Rehabs Much, Much More! CUSTOM KITCHENS â&#x20AC;˘ BATHROOMS CABINETRY â&#x20AC;˘ HARDWOOD FLOORS PLUMBING â&#x20AC;˘ TILE â&#x20AC;˘ ELECTRICAL TRIM PACKAGES â&#x20AC;˘ DOORS â&#x20AC;˘ DECKS ROOFING â&#x20AC;˘ SIDING â&#x20AC;˘ MODULAR MOBILE HOMES â&#x20AC;˘ DOCK REPAIR


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CAPTAIN FIX-IT Small jobs are my specialty doing the "Honey-Do" lists Call Captain Jim Wagnitz 419-967-0520

Commerc./Industrial Painting May Painting, Inc. Family owned and operated since 1933. Serving Commercial & Industrial Accounts in NW Ohio Specializing In: â&#x20AC;˘ Standard Architectural and Multi-Color Coatings â&#x20AC;˘ Two Component Epoxy and Urethane Systems â&#x20AC;˘ Wood Finishing â&#x20AC;˘ Vinyl Wall Coverings â&#x20AC;˘ Water Repellent Coatings and Sealers 446 N. Wood St., Fremont, OH Call 419-332-1363 Toll Free 800-797-6252


8B Thursday, October 21, 2010

Real Estate Transfers

The Beacon

Tomi L. Johnson

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Sharon Woodson

Week ending Oct. 15

Erie Township

419-341-0276 (Cell)

Benton Township

â&#x20AC;˘ 10-12-10 Charles Shortridge to Lawrence D. and Rebecca Ann Shortridge, lots 152, 153, 154 and 155 Willow Beach, $2,700.

To view a complete list of available properties and photobooks log onto

â&#x20AC;˘ 10-12-10 Charles and Kathy Flick to Dorothy and Joseph Luthman, vacant land Graytown, $51,930.

Danbury Township â&#x20AC;˘ 10-12-10 Hanne C. Boger to Timothy R. and Carol A. Dean, 1481 Marblehead, $23,500. â&#x20AC;˘ 10-13-10 Lawrence J. and Mary Ann Hickey to David L. and Pamela A. Zimmerman, 2154 S. Lattimore Drive, $385,000. â&#x20AC;˘ 10-13-10 Petros Homes to Nevia Dininny, 2040 S. Bailwick Lane, $272,000. â&#x20AC;˘ 10-15-10 Charles Binkey and Ruth Ann Scott to David F. Scherf and Shanny Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Rourke Scherf, 5670 E. Port Clinton Eastern Road, $170,000.

Marblehead â&#x20AC;˘ 10-12-10 Palm Tree Vending, LLC to LVTIMX2, LLC, Lot 335 and 336 Bay Haven Estates, $102,000. â&#x20AC;˘ 10-14-10 Robert and Elizabeth Wauschpuch to Thomas L. and Kristen A. Montean, 2528 Knob Hill, $92,000.

Port Clinton City â&#x20AC;˘ 10-12-10 Norbert A. Wysin to Christopher Wysin, 527 Jefferson St., $65,000. â&#x20AC;˘ 10-13-10 John Herl and James Herl to Green Pad Propperties, 213 Jefferson St., $30,000. â&#x20AC;˘ 10-14-10 Chester M. Brooke to Tina R. Hernandez, 711 Concord Lane, $46,000.

Middle Bass â&#x20AC;˘ 10-13-10 Linda M. David to Ronald G. Helman, 2000 S. Shore, $320,000.

Put-in-Bay Village School â&#x20AC;˘ 10-15-10 Marilyn Ann Boron to Javan J. and Jennifer A. Thompson and John P. and Charlene A. Hanchak, 706 Duff Road, $190,000.

Oak Harbor â&#x20AC;˘ 10-15-10 Tracy A. Murphy et al to Federal National Mortgage Association, 164 E. Main St., $43,334.

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Real Estate Services OFFICE: 877-734-5751 CELL: 419-356-0348 4101 Croghan, Catawba JUST LISTED $89,000 Affordable lifestyles close to the lake and the ferry to Putin Bay, this well cared for manufactured home provides all that is necessary for your weekend or summer enjoyment! Fully Furnished, ready to go, easy to maintain, priced to sell!

Homes of Distinction Specialist CATAWBA ISLAND 2865 Trillium

MARBLEHEAD 11218 Bayshore

Enchanting, English Cotswold Cottage in a serene setting overlooking small harbor w/lake access. From the time you drive thru the stone-walled entrance you feel like you are in a different time & place. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings w/cedar beams, massive custom stone masonry fireplace. $995,000.

5BR 4BA Custom Built Home sits on the banks of Lake Erie with fabulous views of Cedar Point. Gourmet kitchen with high end appliances. First Floor Master Ensuite. 30 foot dock and two 10 foot jet docks in private marina with direct Lake Erie access. $1,300,000.

CLIFTON LAGOON 924-926 Beach

CATAWBA ISLAND 1531 N. Compass

Townhome in sought-after Clifton Park with views of 1/2 mile sandy beach, Lake Erie and CYC (at the mouth of the Rocky River). Hardwood flooring throughout great room, dining area & bedroom. Fireplace, ample storage, new furnace, appliances & more. Granite in both kitchen & bath. Marble/ tile shower. Extra lot provides a 25X60 well space along with the 20X60 well space. $479,000.

$89,000 327 West Fifth Street, Port Clinton PRICE REDUCED! Traditional four square 2 story home, with original woodwork, formal dining, fireplace in living room, full basement for storage, huge concrete garage workshop. Three bedrooms and 2 baths with an open staircase and landing. New carpet throughout and a very large open front porch. In the heart of residential Port Clinton, walking distance from shopping. This home is available for immediate occupancy and is truely a gem! $369,000 1541 North Anchor Ave, Catawba Catawba Island Home with 55 feet of dockage right outside your door! Spacious great room that combines the dining, kitchen and living room together allows room to entertain. Enjoy amazing views from your patio or jump in your boat and spend a day at the islands. Purchase includes the pool table, kitchen appliances, washer and dryer, Jenn Air natural gas grill, water pump for dock and some miscellaneous items.

3BR 3BA Cape Cod on canal with 52 Ft. of bulk head. Attached 2 car oversized garage. Spacious deck with hot tub overlooking your boat. Plenty of room to dry dock your boat and RV. The House comes absolutely turn key. Walking distance to condo pool with pool membership. $399,000.

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2105 Carriage Lane

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This property has lakefront views and privilege without the price or responsibility that comes with waterfront living. 5 bd./3.5 ba. A large first floor Master Suite, dockage is available in marina across the street. $349,000.00 Call Glenna or Ted

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3847 N. Cliff Road

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Hard surface countertops and new appliances in 2010. Sunset Park is across the street and Lake Erie beyond. This home has privacy & 3 bd./2.5 ba, close to Ferry, CIC and State Park. $674,900.00 Call to tour with Ted or Mark.

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