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Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010

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First food and wine fair Saturday at Bassett’s Vendors will be on site with samples and coupons Now that Halloween has come and gone, it’s time to start thinking about the coming Holiday season. In line with that idea, The Beacon, along with WPCR Internet radio and Bassett’s Market have partnered to present the first annual North Coast Holiday Food & Wine Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Bassett’s Market. Some 20 Bassett’s vendors will

be providing free food samples and special coupons all day long at this special event. Admission will be one (or more) canned or non-perishable food item to be donated to the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau and the “Fish and Loaves” organization in Bellevue. Among the vendors providing displays and samples of their products will be: Kaito Foods,

Tank’s Meats, Gerber, NOO Beverage, Keystone, Keebler, CocaCola, Euclid Fish, Gentle Bens, Nash Brothers/Trading, Murray Brokerage, Paramount Coffee, Heidelberg, Hammer, Heineman’s and Stanley Meats. There will also be tables featuring other retailers located in the Knoll Crest Shopping Center, including Desdemona’s and Newport Dry Goods.

Bassett’s staffer Kathleen Heath is shown at right with event sponsors Greg Peiffer of WPCR, Mike Bassett and John Schaffner of The Beacon and Bassett’s customer Crystal Petersen. PHOTO BY DOROTHY HENRY

Election results are in By ANGIE ADAIR Editor The state will see some changes after Tuesday’s election but for Ottawa County, things remain mostly the same. Ottawa County Commissioner Jim Sass retained his seat after a challenge from Genoa minister Tim Davies. “You’re stuck with me for another four years,” said Sass to cheers from the small crowd gathered at Port Clinton Yacht Club Tuesday. Sass, a Democrat from Portage Township, defeated Davies 8,628 to 6,912 according to unofficial results from the Ottawa County Board of Elections. “I’m just relieved and glad it’s over. I’m ready to get back to work,” said Sass. JoEllen Regal, who ran unopposed to keep her position as county auditor, dramatically wiped her brow as the results came in. “It was a touch campaign,” she joked.

It takes hundreds of volunteers to sort and pack the thousands of food and other essential items that are donated to the Holiday Bureau every year for individuals and families right here in Ottawa County. The all-volunteer-operated Ottawa County Holiday Bureau provides direct assistance to people in need during the Christmas holiday season. Food on the table everyday, mittens and hats for our kids, fresh fruits and vegetables — what many of us take for granted — isn’t what every household experiences. But, in mid-December, because of heartfelt giving by residents, schools and businesses in Ottawa County, individuals and families in need are given food, daily living items and toys, mittens and hats. In partnership with the Salvation Army and Toys for Tots, in 2009 the Holiday Bureau brightened the lives of 914 families — 2,827 people, 50 percent of whom are under 18 — right here in Ottawa County. That total is 7 percent of the population.

Governor John Kasich (R) — 49.33% Ted Strickland (D) — 46.74%

Attorney General

How to help:

DeWine, Mike (R) — 47.80% Richard Cordray (D) — 45.98%

Auditor Dave Yost (R) — 50.55% David Pepper (D) — 44.58%

Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) — 54.04% Maryellen O’Shaughnessy (D) — 41.09%


Holiday Bureau looking for help


Ottawa County Commissioner Jim Sass get word of his victory Tuesday night at the Port Clinton Yacht Club. The Democrat was elected to serve another four-year term.

• Philanthropic opportunities — Cash donations are essential. The Holiday Bureau saw a 10 percent increase in need in 2009 and could see a similar increase this year. To make a monetary donation contact the individual in your area representative. • Sign up — Individuals and families who need assistance may contact the representative in their area of Ottawa County. • Giving Sundays — Most local churches

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Vote now for improvements to Catawba park Larry Schultz stopped by Tuesday with some really good news. A grant proposal to fund improvements to John Braun Park in Catawba was recently submitted to Pepsi Cola. They learned that they are among the finalists for one of two $250,000 grants. The Park Board is asking all residents to go to www. on their computers and register as a voter. Voters are allowed up to 10 votes. Do it today!



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Our readership on our Web Site,, continues to be strong. Our monthly statistics in October showed once again that well over 50,000 folks visited us online to get updated information. Our editor, Angie Adair Zam is doing a great job of updating the Web Site on a daily basis to keep it fresh and informative. We also carry videos of PC City Council meetings as well as a video of the Republin


Our Find Wylie contest winner this week is Kathy Headrick from Marblehead who found Wylie in The Beacon’s Help Wanted ad on page 11A last week. Kathy wins a $20 gift/gas card from Friendship Convenience Stores. We’ll be hiding Wylie again this week, if you find him, just drop us a note at our office at Beacon Place






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Gene Bolte was buried on Tuesday. He was the son of the legendary Ann Bolte, and in a lot of ways, Gene was a legend himself. He was a dedicated member of the Port Clinton Rotary Club, and a titan among the Past Commodores of Port Clinton Yacht Club. He and his widow Peg were good enough to leave us their




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Celebrity Server Night

On behalf of the Port Clinton Area Business and Professional Women’s Club, we thank all who made our Sixth Annual Celebrity Server Night at Cleat’s Club Seat Grille a great success. Through the kindness of managers Tony and Trisha Weaver and Hostess Anna, we had a wonderful venue. Their wait staff, hostesses and bartenders could not have been more welcoming or helpful. A special thank you to our “celebrity” servers, who worked hard, were good sports and dressed in their favorite athletic teams colors to make the evening a lot of fun. Our celebrity servers were Chris Galvin of United Way, Scott Street of Street Sotheby Realty, Donna Schoonmaker of Howard Hanna Realty, Angie Adair Zam from The Beacon, Maryann Snider of The Ballet School, Commissioner Jim Sass, Commissioner Steve Arndt and Brenda Smith of RVI. We would also like to recognize Joan and Jeff Bryden who helped spread the word. This year’s addition of the scratch-off golf game was a hit with attendees. And finally, thank you to all the generous diners, donors and BPW members who made the event a great fundraiser for BPW scholarships and all BPW programs. Bragging rights go to Chris Galvin as she was the biggest fundraiser for our 2010 event, followed by Brenda Smith and Maryann Snider! Emily Dunfee, co-chairwoman Lynne Gill, co-chairwoman

Football feeds

The Danbury 2010 Football team would like to thank the following businesses for donating a team meal to them on Thursday night before each game of the season: Avery’s, Marblehead Galley, Crow’s Nest, Cleat’s, Mon Ami Restaurant, Big Boppers The Peninsula Restaurant, Sloopy’s Sports Café (donated subs two times for away games) and the Danbury coaching staff for providing Bruno’s Pizza. This was a time for the guys and coaching staff to come together for team bonding and express their goals for the upcoming game. The guys appreciate all the time and effort each one of these restaurants put into the team meals and


looked forward to them before each game. 2010 Lakers

Thank you

Organizers of the Terry Heise Scholarship Golf Classic would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who helped by sponsoring or donating to Terry’s cause: scholarship for students. Your help is greatly appreciated. The scholarship recipient this year is Anthony Monaco. Thank you to: Ohio Democratic Party, Chris Redfern, Carl and Mary Ann Koebel, Brian Sims, American Legion, Port Clinton Kiwanis, Anything Automotive, Andy’s Party Mart, Dave Vossmer, Allied, Port Clinton Glass, Grandma Pat, Bob Scarpino, Peter Balycat, Tom Mayer, Bernie Tibbs, Don Boss, John Lukac, Jack March, Gino and Teresa Monaco, Jean and Lisa Gaietto, Bill and Janet Sokoloski, Gary Diefanthaler, Bob Beck, Frederick Insurance, Huntington Bank, PNC Bank, Ace Hardware, Nemecek Insurance, End Zone, Baumann Auto, AAA, Mary’s Blossom, Ala Carte, Pizza House, Coffee Express, Kroger, GSE Jewelers, Hair Quarters, Dragonfly, Community Market, Miller Boat Line, West Marine, Bergman’s, Bodi N Balance, Wendy’s, Village Hair Care, Fisherman’s Wharf, Hartung Title, Focus Point, Dublin Golf Club, The Beacon, Oak Harbor Golf Club, Big Sky, Gabriel Anthony’s, MozinArt, Gordon Lumber, Perfect Color & Tan, Lake Erie Popcorn Factory, Newport Dry Dock, African Safari, Waldo Peppers, Lakeland Auto, Jet Express, Rosemary’s Fine Art, Noah’s Ark 2, Docks Beach House, Barb Polachek, John Fritz and all of our golfers. The Terry Heise Family

To the Beacon:

I am writing this Nov. 1, before Election Day. As I write, the outcome of the election is unknown for candidates for Ohio governor and the state legislature, but I have become so frustrated with the political debate that I wanted to communicate with the people of Ottawa County in this manner. Here are a few of the issues I want to address: • Governor’s school funding plan — Regardless who is elected governor, the new “Evidence-Based Mod-

el” must be repealed or changed. The official state aid projection for two of Ottawa County’s school districts is a disaster, even when Governor Strickland’s plan is “fully phased in”. How many people in the area know that Port Clinton is scheduled to receive a minimum 75.8% cut in state funds with the current plan, and Danbury Local is to be reduced by 70.8 percent? These statistics are from the Legislative Service Commission printout. No school district of course can experience these kinds of cuts and expect to serve students. For many districts, the current state budget and future projections will force more pressure on local property tax payers. • School consolidation — In the final days of the campaign, supporters of Governor Strickland attempted to persuade voters to oppose John Kasich on the issue of school consolidation. No matter who wins the governorship, people should know there will be no forced consolidation of school districts in Ohio, and neither candidate supports such a plan. Both of them have publicly expressed support for “shared services” to help reduce costs.  • Unfunded school mandates — There is a big difference between the candidates for governor and the two political parties on the issue of unfunded school mandates. The governor’s new funding plan imposes significant new costs on local schools at a time when the actual state aid was reduced by hundreds of millions of dollars. I proposed an amendment to allow every school district in Ohio to decide whether funds were available for mandated all-day kindergarten and forced lower class sizes, but every Democrat in the Ohio House said no to my amendment. Again, regardless who is chosen to serve as governor and in the State House, we must allow local schools to save money and work toward balancing their budgets without new costly, unnecessary mandates from Columbus. This really ought to be a bipartisan issue. I will do my best to work with all those who may be elected this year toward a fair state budget. Let’s hope that the issues I’ve outlined here can be seriously considered in the months ahead. Rep. Randy Gardner 6th Ohio District

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Eugene Bolte April 1, 1921 — Oct. 27, 2010 Eugene V. “Gene” Bolte, 89, of Port Clinton, died Oct. 27 at Commons of Providence, Sandusky. He was born April 1, 1921, in Moline, Ill., the son of the late Jack and Ann (Drusbacky) Bolte. He married Marguerite “Peg” Cooper on April 27, 1946, and she survives. Gene was the former owner of Bolte Real Estate and Insurance Agency, Inc., in Port Clinton retiring in 1996. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Port Clinton, O.H. Perry Lodge 341 F & A.M., Sandusky Chapter R.A.M.; past master of Sandusky City Council #26 R.S.M.; Erie Commandery K.T.; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo; Zenobia Shrine, Toledo; Royal Order of Jesters Court #21, Toledo; Charter Member of BPO Elks Lodge #1718 of Port Clinton; Port Clinton American Legion Post 113; Port Clinton V.F.W. Post 2488, Past President of Port Clinton Rotary Club and Past Commodore of Port Clinton Yacht Club. Mr. Bolte was an active member of the Catawba and Port Clinton community affairs.  He was a past president of the Catawba Island Chamber of Commerce, past board member of the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce and original member of the Catawba Island Zoning Committee. He was a past president of the Ottawa County Insurance Association and past president of the Ottawa County Board of Realtors. He was a United States Army World War II veteran serving in the European Theatre Operations with Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army. He received 5 Battle Clusters and retired with the rank of Captain. Surviving are his wife: Peg; daughter Cindy Bolte, of Port Clinton; sons John H. (Gerri),  Bolte, of Tiffin, David A. (Lynn) Ried, and of Johannsburg, South Africa; grandchildren Phillip Bolte, of Port Clinton, Renee (Cory) Stine, of Port Clinton, John H. Bolte IV, PhD, of Columbus; and great-grandchildren John H. Bolte V, Luke Bolte, Ty Bolte, McKenzie Stine and Cooper Stine.  Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Port Clinton, wth Rev. Micael Wiechers officiating. Visitation will be held Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton. Burial will be in Catawba Island Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Thomas Episcopal Church or Stein Hospice. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.

Alfred Steiner May 11, 1921 — Oct. 28, 2010 Alfred Ernest Steiner, 89, of Port Clinton, died Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. Per Al’s wishes, his services will be private followed by burial will be in the Ohio Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.neideckerleveckcrosser. com.

Birth • A boy was born Oct. 14 at Firelands Regional Medical Center to Josh M. and Nicole A. Wheeler, Port Clinton.

Babysitting training The American Red Cross will be offering its popular Babysitter Training at Danbury School from 3:15 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 17-18 — students must attend both days. The fee is $30, however, thanks to a grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation, full scholarships are available. Students should be 11-13 years old. Space is limited to 15 students.   American Red Cross babysitters are given the information they need to be more confident and knowledgeable about childcare. They receive a handbook and certification card upon completion.  To register, call 734-1100 or email

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ELECTION from 1A Treasurer of State Josh Mandel (R) — 54.89 percent Kevin Boyce (D) — 40.21 percent

U.S. Senate Rob Portman (R) — 57.25 percent Lee Fisher (D) — 39 percent

“Hurry! Time is Running Out!”

U.S. Representative — District 9 Marcy Kaptur (D) — 59.01 percent Rich Iott (R) — 40.99 percent

State Representative — District 80 Dennis Murray (D) — 49 percent Jeff Krabill (R) — 47.03 percent

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Term Commencing Jan. 1 Maureen O’Connor — 67.78% Eric Brown — 32.22%

Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court Term Commencing Jan. 1 Judith Lanzinger — 56.87% Mary Jane Trapp — 43.13%

Judge of Court of Appeals — District 6 Term Commencing Feb. 9 Steve Yarbrough — 64.35% Keila Cosme — 35.65%

State Board of Education — District 2 Kathleen McGervey — 40.17% Joe Walter — 35.44% Pam Haynam — 24.39%

HOLIDAY from 1A participate in Giving Sundays. Church attendees are asked to donate canned goods and/or cash donations, as well as mittens and hats, which are in urgent need. This year Giving Sundays will be Nov. 22, 29 and Dec. 6. • Essential needs — A basic box of items includes meat, potatoes, noodles, rice or stuffing, canned and fresh vegetables and fruit, soup, boxed foods, condiments, coffee or tea and juice. Also included are laundry and dish detergent, soap, sham-

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TELL TALES from 1A Clinton. This Saturday is signup and evaluation day for both boys and girls. Registration for the girls fifth- and sixth-graders is at the Middle School from noon to 1 p.m. Same for the boys, but they will be at the High School. The registration fee for both programs is $20, which includes a team shirt. Dr. David George is in charge of the boys’ program, Todd Bickley is in charge of the girls. nnn

This year’s Walleye Madness event in downtown Port Clinton will be the 15th annual. The committee is giving Wylie a “makeover” and to help out that project, the committee is holding a special fundraiser at Mango Mamas this Friday starting at 8 p.m. featuring Ron Howard and Cruisin.’ Tickets are $10 at the door. nnn

Otterbein North Shore Gift Shop will hold a Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. They will offer a 20 percent discount on all gift items that day only. Refreshments will be served. nnn

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maculate Conception Church will hold its annual spaghetti dinner at the ICS Gym from 6 to 8 p.m. this Saturday. The parish is getting ready for the start of its 150th anniversary year. Adults are $8 and children under 13 can eat for just $4. nnn

The Port Clinton Firefighters Association will host the annual Feather Party at the Fire Station on Saturday, Nov. 13. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free and there will be plenty of food, fun, door prizes and raffles. nnn

Mid County EMS will be selling carryout-only chicken dinners from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at 222 Washington St. in Oak Harbor. Dinners are just $8. Proceeds will be used for equipment and donated to local charities. nnn

A morning Art Auction is slated for Saturday, Nov. 13, at Immaculate Conception school gym starting at 10 a.m. This unique auction experience will feature 80 original works from local artist Ben Richmond. Old friends Ben and Wendy will be present to share some history. Doors open at 9 a.m.

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The holidays are coming

Let’s see —this page comes out with only three weeks until Thanksgiving Nov. 25. Then, exactly a month (actually four weeks and two days) later, Christmas will come. Christmas will be on a Saturday this year. That sounds nice, doesn’t it? On Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, there will be a holiday for those of us who observe the regulated legal holidays. Then we have Saturday to celebrate the Holy Day and Sunday to get some rest before going back to work. It all sounds pretty good to me. But first we come to Thanksgiving. It is my favorite (or at least one of my favorite) days. It is usually filled with family, friends, fun and good food. And there isn’t as much stress related to thanksgiving as there is to Christmas. I like — even love — Christmas, but lots of people really work too hard on nonessential tasks to get ready for the day. So there are many folks who are really tired and upset by the time the actual day rolls around. On Oct. 8, I was shopping at the Birch Run Outlet mall near Frankenmuth, Mich. I was in the checkout line in a home décor store. A guy was running the cash register and talking into a phone he had plugged into his ear (so much for customer service – he didn’t even make eye contact with the folks he was waiting on.) Anyway, on the phone, perhaps to someone in the storage room at the rear of the store, he said, “Get out here and get rid of this stuff and bring Christmas out!” I assume he meant that the employee should bring out the special merchandise and Christmas decorations to put up in the store.

The phrase rang in my ears. “Bring Christmas out!” And on Oct. 8. It sounded strange. But even then many stores were decking the halls and trimming the trees. I’ve no objection to any of that. Most of us love the lights and colors and candles and pure magic of Christmas and enjoy thinking of it in advance. But we just wish they wouldn’t start quite so early. That was 11 weeks before the big day. Unlike many folks, I don’t object to Christmas being a time of spending some money. I don’t think that gift-giving automatically makes Christmas “too commercial.” In fact, I really enjoy receiving and giving gifts. I like a little shopping for the right gifts for people I love and, it must be admitted, that I was actually doing a little Christmas shopping when I was in the Frankenmuth area in October. Shopping early helps to keep a person organized and more stressfree. I also enjoy making gifts such as cookies or candy, etc., and that takes some advance planning But I do have a “problem” with parents and grandparents who give kids too many material things at Christmas without explaining what the holiday is all about. I had the misfortune, once, of seeing grandparents give a total overabundance of gifts to two young children. By the time the kids were finished, the living room floor was filled, literally, with presents. There was no room to walk. The children didn’t have time to play with anything. “Put that away and open the next one,” was the constant refrain. I actually thought that was pretty sad, maybe even cruel. It didn’t look like much fun

to me. And I’m not sure that those children had been encouraged to do something for anyone else to celebrate the spirit of the holiday. So, there was no pleasure in watching that. To cap off this thinking about the holidays, I remind myself that it is time, maybe past time, to begin writing my annual Christmas story. I haven’t started it yet. But I’ve got an idea for a plot and that’s the toughest part. Maybe this weekend will provide the time to get started on it. And here is a favor I want to ask of you folks who read this column. If any of you are planning a trip to Frankenmuth and Birch Run in the next couple of weeks, I’d really be grateful if you would return a small item back to a store there. I bought the wrong size and it needs to go back for a refund. Could you take it for me? I’ll make the arrangements and also get it to your house to make it convenient for you to do this. 419-734-2753 is my phone number and it is best to catch me there in the evenings. Thanks! nnn

Oh, by the way — back to the topic of children for just one more item. A recent survey of 1,000 moms revealed that nearly 60 percent of them rarely now play board games or cards with their children. Yet 50 percent of these same women said that playing games with parents and loved ones is among their favorite memories of childhood. This is a telling fact about our society today. We’ve moved on, it seems, from actually interacting in games with the younger generation. The children, and adults too, must be very busy texting acquaintances — too busy to do the fun things the parents enjoyed when they were young . Do you remember playing checkers, Chinese checkers, Monopoly and various card games? Pinochle was a favorite at our house. But when we were too young for that we played gin rummy and Authors. Flinch was a family favorite, too. Girls played jacks and boys played marbles — even at school at recess time. Do kids even know how to play these games today? I wonder. All I ever see happening are video games and there is precious little conversation going on during those. Firelands Physician Group is nnn a multi-specialty group proNow that cold viding primary care services and specialty care services. All physicians are on the medical staff at Firelands Regional Medical Center.

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weather is coming on there is a serious need for coats for both children and adults in our community. The Salvation Army’s “Coats for Families” started Oct. 18 and runs through Dec. 31. Partnering in the project are the News-Herald, Executive Cleaners and Howard Hanna Real Estate. Here’s how it woks: Donations of new or gently used coats are received from the community. The used coats are cleaned by Executive Cleaners at no cost to the program. These are distributed to people who need them. Last year more than 800 coats went to local residents. This is the 15th year that the “Coats” program has existed. Collection points are the offices of the News-Herald, Howard Hanna and the Salvation Army. You may also take coats directly to Executive Cleaners. If you take a coat there to donate, you will be given a coupon for 10 percent off your next cleaning order. And anyone who needs a coat should stop by the Salvation Army at the Sutton Center, Suite 800 at 1854 E. Perry St., in Port Clinton. Call 419-732-2769 if you need further information and speak with director Maureen Saponari. This is a great opportunity to get rid of the coats in your closet that you no longer wear or simply no longer fit. nnn

Marcia Jess sent a note to announce that a “Dining With Diabetes” class has been scheduled. The class is a collaborative effort the Ottawa County Extension Office of Ohio State University and Magruder Hospital at Port Clinton. It is a three-part series from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 17 and 23 and is open to those with diabetes, their caretakers and family members. It takes place at the conference room at the hospital. Cost is $25 per person or $30 per couple. Classes will each feature three to four recipes, cooking demonstrations, meal planning and easy food preparation. Nutrition and the importance of exercise will be discussed. Materials, supplemental materials and door prizes are featured at each session. Call 419898-3631 to register. Then make payment at the first class. nnn

And here is one last item, this one about fall cooking. The newest issue of “Better Homes and Gardens” magazine, praises the hard-to-find “Northern Spy” apple as being a great apple for baking. These old-style apples cannot be beaten for taste and texture in baking but you may have to travel a distance to find them. I don’t have to worry about that because my brother finds them for our family every year. I believe that he travels to Amherst to get them. They are wonderful.

Benefit set at Waldo Pepper’s Waldo Pepper’s is holding a special chicken dinner to benefit families of two employees. Each was affected by a separate tragedy. Jamison Walker’s mother, Tonya Walters, was burned in a grease fire that caused her to be in ICU for about a month. She is now faced with many surgeries — and the bills that go with them — that prevent her from working. Darnell Wheeler’s partner

of 5 years, Jason Vollmar, was crushed to death when a car he was working on fell off the jack. Jason is survived by his two children. The benefit features a $10 chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Waldo Pepper’s in Knoll Crest Plaza. The full menu will not be available during the benefit. For information, call 419-3013700.

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PCHS open for walkers

The Port Clinton High School Hall Walking Program will start on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Community members interested in walking at the high school should arrive between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday mornings when school is in session. Doors of the PCHS Performing Arts Center open at 8:15 a.m. walking and ends at 9:30 a.m. Parking is available adjacent to the Performing Arts Center off of 10th Street. For information, contact Jan Gluth, director of student, staff and community development, at 419-7322102 or

Water aerobics

Danbury Local Schools, through its Community Education Department, is offering a water aerobics class. Class will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings. Fee is $4 per class. For information, contact Mrs. Henninger after 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 419-798-5185. Danbury also offers open swims. The pool schedule is as follows: • Monday through Friday — Morning lap swim 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. • Monday through Thursday — Open swim 5 to 6 p.m. • Monday and Wednesday — Open swim 7 to 8 p.m. • Wednesday — Open swim 4 to 5 p.m. • Monday and Wednesday — Water aerobics 7 to 8 p.m. Adults can swim for $3 or $25 for 10 swims; students are $2. Water aerobics is $4 per class. The pool is available for rental for $40 an hour. Swimmers should use the entrance on the west side of the building.

Cholesterol, pressure, sugar checks The Magruder Hospital Laboratory will offer a full cholesterol check (Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides) as well as blood pressure and blood sugar checks for $16 on Thursday, Nov. 11, beginning at 1 p.m. Appointments for this can be made by calling 419-7343131, ext. 3420. For information on events and screenings, go to Magruder’s website at www.magruderhospital. com.


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Soil, Water Conservation District announces local Work Group meeting The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District will conduct a Local Work Group meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9, to identify resource concerns, discuss conservation priorities and develop potential solutions. The meeting will take place at Earl Johnson Agricultural Building, 240 W. Lake St., Oak Harbor.

While Local Work Group membership is limited to federal, state, county, tribal or local government representatives who are familiar with agriculture and natural resources interests, the meeting is open to the general public. Guests are invited to participate and provide input on local conservation issues and resource

challenges. LWGs support locally led conservation efforts by coordinating USDA programs with other conservation programs in an effort to provide an integrated solution to addressing natural resource concerns. For information, contact Carol Benner at the Ottawa SWCD office at 419-898-1595.

Plans under way for free Thanksgiving Feast For the 20th year on Thanksgiving Day, the Port Clinton area will come together at the Trinity United Methodist Church fellowship hall for a free community meal. The dinner runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, located on the corner of Adams and Second Streets. The committee continues to invite new volunteers, as well as those who have assisted in past years, to help in

the Fellowship Hall with table service, greeting, delivery coordination and food preparation. This event can only be made possible through monetary and food donations from the community as well as the great amount of time given by our local volunteers and committee members. The committee encourages area residents to bring families and

friends, or to come alone, and join us in celebrating this important time of togetherness. Reservations are never required. To volunteer, to donate food (hams, turkeys and canned sweet potatoes are needed), or for information, call Ginna by Friday, Nov. 19, at 419-967-0185. To sign-up for shut-in delivery, call Marion by Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 419-732-3582.

Desk donated to museum

DESK — John Herl, Doug Garrett, Kevin Winters and Jim Herl, all of Port Clinton, unload a desk from the Ottawa County Courthouse desk that was also used by the Herls’ father for his work as a Catawba Island Township.

John and Jim Herl recently donated a desk that was used by their father for his work as a Catawba Island Township trustee. Prior to that, the desk had been used in the Ottawa County Courthouse. The desk is on display at the Ottawa County Historical Museum while it undergoes cleaning and minor restoration. The museum, located at 126 W. Third St. in Port Clinton, is open from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays between Labor Day and Memorial Day or any time by calling the curator Peggy Debien at 419-732-1039.

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Give your old, but wearable, tennis shoes a new life by donating them for reuse. Instead of ending up in a landfill, tennis shoes can be sold for reuse or recycled into new products such as playground surfacing, running tracks, field turf and padding. Residents can drop off any paired, gently used shoes at local Goodwill store locations for reuse. Shoes that are unable to be resold will be recycled. Another tennis shoe recycling opportunity is available through NIKE’s Reuse-A-Shoe tennis shoe recycling program. Rubber-soled tennis shoes can be mailed directly to a Nike Grind Processing facility at 3552 Avenue of Commerce, Memphis, TN 38125. Dress shoes, boots, sandals, sports cleats, turf shoes, etc. are not permitted. Residents are to recycle only rubber-soled tennis shoes through the Reuse-A-Shoe program. For information, call 419-334-7222 or 1-888-8507224 or visit

Members of the Church of Truth Ministries are working to Keep Ottawa County Warm this winter. The project includes collecting warm blankets, throws, pillow cases and sheets. To donate, bring the items to the church, 745 Lake St., Gypsum, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays or call Jessica at 419-341-0506 to arrange a time or pickup. For information about the drive or the church, call 419-557-4903 or visit www. churchoftruthministries. org.

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New Minimally Invasive Surgeries at Magruder Hospital For people who have reflux disease that can’t be managed with medication, or those who have decided they don’t want to take medications their whole life, there is a new option available at Magruder. Come and find out more about all the new minimally invasive surgeries offered at Magruder, and how one of them can treat acid reflux. This program is presented by Dr. Isidro Amigo, Magruder’s new general surgeon.

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FOOD PANTRY GETS BOOST WSOS recently held its Agency day at Camp Perry. More than 1,100 items were donated by the employees to give to those in need. WSOS, through Ottawa County Transitional Housing, donated one-half of those items to the Church of Truth Ministries Open Door Food & Clothing Pantry. Pictured here loading the items to be taken to the pantry are Pastor Greg Dziak, Church of Truth Ministries, and Sandy Spillman, of Ottawa County Transitional Housing.

Voiceovers class coming up at Danbury School Danbury Local Schools, through its Community Education Department, will be offering an introduction to voiceovers class from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. Voices for All is a fun, interactive class to get started in professional voice acting, covering some of the many details of the industry. Receive a professional voice evaluation. This class is taught by a professional voice actor from the voice acting training company, Voices For All. Fee is $36 payable to Danbury Local Schools. Advance registration is required. Contact Mrs. Henninger Monday through Thursday after 3 p.m. for additional information and to register.


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The Beacon Front row: Marty (Ontko) Reino, Jean (Offenburg) Wolfe, Connie (Dress) Macdonald, Jim Dickerson, Barb (Harger) Krupp, Geri (Hebert) Peterson, Donna Mae (Vargosick) Mineo, Joe Batcha. Second row: Neil Rabiteau, Don Lewis, Patsy (Lucas) Monak, Karen (Younker) Isley, Ann Maee (Sauvey), Bell, Ann Marie (Mazur) Krynock, Betty Lou (Peterson) Perry, Sharon (Anderson) Mefferd, Judy (Schmardebeck) Grosjean, Beverly (Kihlken) Ruff Haunty, Karen (Kissell) Abernathy Kathy (Miller) Allen. Back row: Tom Mutach, Jeff Smith, Bob Antalik, George Danchisen, Tom Guba, Tom Kukay, Ken Kukay, Scott Billings, Bill Biers.

Lakeside Class of 1960 celebrates 50th reunion The Lakeside Class Of 1960 celebrated their 50th Class Reunion Oct 8 with a gathering at Jamestown Tavern in Marblehead — not only with the classmates but two teachers, George Bang, of Amelia,

Ohio, and George Ericksen, North Carolina. A lot of laughs and memories were shared. On Oct 9, everyone enjoyed a buffet dinner at The Port Clinton Elks Lodge.

Later in the evening there was a silent moment of memories of nine classmates who passed away remembering them each with a the class flower, a carnation, placed in a vase in their memory: Jill Tibblels, Jim


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Navy Hospitalman Recruit Reynaldo G. Rodriguez, son of Reynaldo G. Gonzalez, of Port Clinton, recently graduated from Aerospace Medicine School. During the course at the Naval Medical Institute, Pensacola, Fla., students are taught the procedures used to assist doctors with special examinations for naval aviators and flight crewmembers. Studies also include anatomy, physiology in the aviation environment, psychological testing, medical aspects of acceleration, aviation safety and the maintenance of aviation health records. Rodriguez is a 2006 graduate of Port Clinton High School of Port Clinton.


Marine Corps Pfc. Zachary J. Herevia, son of Tisha and Gilberto Herevia, of Port Clinton, recently completed the Basic Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician course. During the classroom instruction and practical application at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C., Herevia received training on the operation, maintenance and repair of field power generating equipment. Herevia also studied electrical theory, operating principles of alternating and direct current generators and control devices. Herevia is a 2010 graduate of Oak Harbor High School and joined the Marine Corps in December 2009.


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institutions Judeo-Christian and non-Judeo-Christian) does not fare much better. We have religious leaders and denomination convention delegates editing their beliefs and doctrines according to the cause of the day or their own personal passions and desires. Several denominations now follow a policy they call “bold conscience” which means all views must be accepted if the person expressing those views hold them firmly in their own conscience — even if they conflict with the most basic beliefs and doctrines of the church. What can be said of the church and the state can as readily be said of the media and even in some areas our institutions of learner and higher education. Is the foundation of our society and its institutions built on truth or political correctness? What then is the role of religion and why do we need it? The dictionary defines religion as “a system of rules of conduct and laws of action based upon the recognition of belief and reverence for a superhuman power of supreme authority.” That’s a fair definition — though I would lay a greater emphasis on that Supreme Authority and the personal relationship a person believes that Supreme Authority has established with him or her and the lifestyle growing out of that relationship. The religion a person has is that person’s connection with God through time and eternity. And in the area of ethics and morality, there can be no ethics or morality without a foundation that a person’s religion provides. The United States history provides a dynamic example. From God’s bestowing of our inalienable rights to the foundation underlying our entire legal system, our founding fathers built our nation upon a Judean-Christian model. Each day we see the results of all the movements away from that foundation — especially when those movements usually are more politically correct and personal agenda driven than truthful.


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Book signing, holiday shopping event this weekend MARBLEHEAD — Christi’s Just for Ewe has announced the publication of “Twenty-Five for TwentyFive,” a knit and crochet book. “It has been my lifelong ambition to pass on any information that can make one’s life or passion in life more fruitful,” said Christi Soski, proprietor of Just for Ewe. “Sharing the easiest, quickest and most economical way to accomplish the task

at hand delights me to no end.” Patterns included in the special limited 1st edition of “Twenty-Five for Twenty-Five” were handpicked by unsuspecting customers who happened to walk into the shop when it was time for the big vote. Many had previously knitted included patterns. Soski will be on hand to sign books at Christi’s Just for Ewe’s 24th annual Open House Nov. 5-7 in Marble-

head. Open House hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Christi’s Just for Ewe is located at 9523 E. Harbor Road (Ohio 163, across from Danbury Schools). For information, call 419-7985151 (gift shop) or 419-798-5499 (yarn shop), visit or find Just for Ewe on Facebook.

Oak House is holding a Holiday Gift Bazaar on Nov. 12 featuring a selection of herbal products such as lavender headache pillows, carpet fresh, bay leaf wreaths and catnip toys. The event is slated for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 333 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton. Also available will be decoupage boxes and books, numerous holiday wreaths and a variety of other hand-crafted items. Guest artists and vendors will also be on hand with one-of-a-kind Santas, hand-crafted jewelry, baked goods and Happy Hound dog collars. Others will be offering Tastefully Simple treats, Longaberger baskets and Tupperware.

Ferguson Gallery holding holiday open house Local artist and business owner Cary S. Ferguson has created his 2010 Heirloom Christmas Ornament, and invites all to attend Ferguson Gallery’s 12th annual Christmas Open House. Each heirloom-quality ornament is hand cut in flawless optical crystal by Ferguson, a master glass cutter. Titled “Star of Wonder,” each ornament is signed, numbered and dated by Ferguson and comes in

a custom gift box. An Artist Proof Edition is also available. Ferguson has been creating hand-cut crystal Christmas ornaments for more than 29 years. Star of Wonder can be purchased at Ferguson Gallery, ordered by phone with a credit card or online at and can be shipped worldwide. Open house hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 5-6 and 11 a.m. to 5

p.m. Nov. 7. There will be complimentary refreshments, a gift with purchase and free gift wrapping services. The sound of Christmas carols and four uniquely decorated Christmas trees will set the mood. The main gallery features the “Eclectic Old World Christmas Tree,” a giant tree aglow with hundreds of sparking glass ornaments from around the country and the

world including many unique Ferguson ornaments. There is also a “Musical Tree” featuring authentic looking musical instruments. The back gallery features the “Nautical Tree” and the “Nativity Tree.” The gallery is currently open seven days a week and features a fine selection of gifts for every occasion. Any questions can be directed to gallery manager Kim Mazur at 419-734-0600.

Community Calendar Nov. 4

Reiki for VFW

WHAT: Free Reiki sessions to any veteran who has participated in a foreign war. Reiki is style of hands on energy work that helps reduce stress, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It relieves pain and relaxes the body. Reiki is performed on a massage table, in a relaxed atmosphere. Clients may wear comfortable clothing for their 15-30 minute session. Walk-Ins are welcome; reservations are recommended. WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital INFO: Call 419-635-2337 to reserve a space or for further information.

Nov. 5

Magruder Gift Shop Holiday Open House

WHAT: Twenty percent off deals, refreshments and a visit from Santa. WHEN: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital

Walleye Drop fundraiser

WHAT: Ron Howard and Cruisin’ will play, raffles and prizes will be handed out to raise money for the annual New Year’s celebration. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Mango Mama’s, 40 Madison St.

Nov. 6

CHC Clothing Sale

WHAT: All clothing will be sold for $1 per bag. Coats will be $1 each. All proceeds go to helping the Ottawa county Holiday Bureau to help provide toys for the children in Ottawa County at Christmastime. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Shoreline Church, 769 N. Locust St., Oak Harbor

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WHAT: TMA is a monthly program held on the first Saturday of every month. This program is hosted by the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA), in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter and features interactive tours led by specially trained Museum docents who engage participants in lively dialogue, as art can be a rich and satisfying experience while providing stimulation to people with Alzheimer’s disease. WHEN: 1:30 to 2:30 pm. WHERE: 2445 Monroe Street at Scottwood Avenue INFO: 419-537-1999 or 1-800-272-3900.

Kingsway Dance

WHAT: Crimson Lights provides a variety of music for an evening of casual dancing and socializing. WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Rice Township Hall, Ohio 19 North and Sandusky County Road 119, Kingsway COST: Admission is $8 per person and a “potluck dish” for sharing. INFO: Call Carolyn at 419836-3308 or Nancy or Bill at 419-684-7474

Nov. 6-7

Blood pressure screening

WHAT: Free service from the American Red Cross. WHEN: After all masses WHERE: Immaculate Conception Church, 414 Madison St., Port Clinton, and St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 Barclay St., Marblehead

Nov. 7

Dream On

WHAT: Port Clinton senior’s seventh annual fall dance. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, chances at door prizes and 50/50 raffles. Sponsored by Moose Lodge 1610 and Otterbein Retirement Living Community, the event features the 17-piece big band Night Session and is open to the public 21 years of age and older. WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m. WHERE: PC Moose Lodge, 1105 W. Lakeshore Drive COST: $10 in advance or $12 at the door. INFO: Tickets can be purchased at PC Senior Center or by calling Juanita Mills-Persely at 419-3411080.

Nov. 8

Health Clinics

WHAT: Immunization clinic including flu and pneumonia shots and WIC Clinic WHEN: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Ottawa County Health Department INFO: 419-734-6800 or 800-788-8803

Alzheimer’s Support

WHEN: 9 to 10 a.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center INFO: 419-734-3131, ext. 3363

Blood pressure screening

WHAT: Free service from the American Red Cross. WHEN: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Danbury Senior Center, 8470 E. Harbor Road

PERS luncheon

WHAT: The Ottawa County Public Employee Retirees System Chapter 82 luncheon and meeting. The speaker will be Sandy Walton from the Ottawa County Health Department. She will talk on skilled Home Health Care. Reservations must be made by Thursday, Nov. 4, by

calling 419-898-5544 or 419-855-8131. All PERI and PERS retirees are welcome to attend. WHEN: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Riverview Health Care Campus

Blood drive

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Port Clinton Moose, 1105 N. Lakeshore, Port Clinton

AARP Driver Safety

WHAT: Participants will learn: defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road, how to deal with aggressive drivers, how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right-of-way, interstate highway traffic, trucks and blind spots, how to safely use anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts. WHEN: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center COST: $12 for AARP members,$14 for nonmembers. Checks can be made out to AARP and brought the day of the program. INFO: RSVP to 419-7320208

Nov. 9

WIC Clinic

WHAT: WIC Clinic WHEN: 12:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Ottawa County Health Department INFO: 419-734-6800 or 800-788-8803

Common Cents Club

WHAT: The group will meet monthly on the second Tuesday of the month for the purpose of discussing current financial information. WHEN: 8 a.m. WHERE: Meeting Room A&B, Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St. INFO: Register by calling 419-732-3212

Senior Independence Program

WHAT: Shawn Moore, Physical Therapist and owner of In Home Rehabilitation will share his experience as an expert therapist in Fall Prevention and even Assessing Risk for Falls. Learn more how you can be proactive in staying active at home longer and safer. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHERE: The Vineyard on Catawba, 3820 E Vineyard Village Dr., Port Clinton INFO: 419-797-3100

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

Conservation meeting WHAT: The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District will conduct a local work group meeting to identify resource concerns, discuss conservation priorities and develop potential solutions. Open to the public. WHERE: Earl Johnson Agricultural Building, 240 W. Lake St., Oak Harbor INFO: Carol Benner at the Ottawa SWCD office at 419898-1595

Celebrating the Seasons

WHAT: Drs. George and Felbinger speak at the diabetes holiday event put on by the Magruder Hospital Nutrition Department. WHEN: 5:20 to 7:30 p.m. COST: $6.50 INFO: RSVP in the Fulton Street Café by Nov. 1

Nov. 10

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

Health Clinics

WHAT: Family Planning and

TB clinics WHEN: 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for family planning, 3 to 4 p.m. for TB WHERE: Ottawa County Health Department INFO: 419-734-6800 or 800-788-8803

Nov. 11

Diabetic Support

WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital INFO: 419-734-3131, ext. 3544

Health Screening

WHAT: Cholesterol (LDL/ HDL/Total/Triglycerides), Blood Pressure and Glucose Screenings will be offered. WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital COST: $16 

INFO: Call 419-734-3131 ext. 3420 for an appointment

Chronic Pain Support

WHEN: 6 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital INFO: 419-734-3131, ext. 3363

Nov. 11-14 and 18-21 “A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol”

WHAT: A spoof of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” performed by Playmakers Civic Theatre. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: 604 W. Sixth St., Port Clinton INFO: 419-734-5044

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Future looks bright despite loss to Huron By JOHN SCHAFFNER The Port Clinton Redskins’ dream of gaining their first winning season since 1990 evaporated last Friday night, but it appears the PC football turnaround is still moving forward. They dropped a 20-0 decision to Huron last Friday, but their future looks extremely bright. “Huron just executed a little better than we did,” said Coach Toby Hammond. “We moved it between the 20s but couldn’t punch it in.” The Redskins finish their season at 5-5, losing their final two games and finishing 3-4 in the Sandusky Bay Conference. A major reason for Port Clinton’s improvement has been a tight core of seniors who played their last game last Friday. “Our seniors were a big part of our success the last few years,” said Hammond. “They played valuable roles for us as starters, on special teams and on scout teams.” Senior Derek Colston was the leader with more than 1,000 yards passing this season. He may well make the record books as one of Port Clinton’s most pro-

lific passers. The Redskins had 57 football players on the sideline, most of them underclassmen. They could be much better next season, and Hammond knows it. “We have a chance to be very good next year,” the coach said Tuesday. “It is up to the returning players how much better we will be.” The common phrase for building football programs is to have players that are “bigger, stronger and faster.” When asked what his returning players must do to be very good next year, Hammond said the offseason is vital. “We must put the time and commitment into the weight room to get bigger and stronger in order to compete in this league.” All the way down the program, Port Clinton had successful football teams, from being able to field a JV team, to their freshmen squad, their middle school teams and an unbeaten grade school team. It has been a long haul, over 20 years. But slowly, the enthusiasm for a Redskin rebuild appears to be getting hotter.

Super Bowls wrap up season The 2010 Fall Lake Erie Flag Football season came to a close on Saturday, Oct. 30, with two exciting Super Bowl games. The Vikings and Titans faced off for the first division, with the Vikings beating the Titans 19-13. The Super Bowl win caps off an undefeated season for the Vikings, coached by Craig Ish. “I had a fantastic group of kids who worked hard all season and it paid off on Saturday,” said Ish. This ends Ish’s third season as a LEFFL coach and his second Super Bowl appearance, losing last season to a different Vikings team. On the other side of the field was Titans’ coach Tony Stewart,

making his fourth Super Bowl appearance. After a four and three regular season record, the Titans made their way through the playoffs to earn a spot in the championship. With all the excitement of a real NFL Super Bowl, one touchdown was all that separated the two determined teams. The second division matched the Packers against the Falcons. The Packers, led by secondseason coach Tom Reinhart and also undefeated in the regular season, outscored the Falcons 33 to 18. This year’s Falcons, coached by Kevin Rutledge who made his first Super Bowl appearance in that division, fin-

ished their season with seven wins and only two losses. “Thanks to all the players, parents and coaches for making this a great season,” said Stewart, who also acts as League Administrator. The Oak Harbor-based flag football league is sponsored by the NFL and hosts two divisions — first-, second- and thirdgraders and fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders and is open to boys and girls. The league hosts a fall and a spring season and is led by Eric Parker, league president; Roger Parker, vice president; and Stewart. For information, visit website/home/leffl.

OAK HARBOR 49 — SANDUSKY ST. MARY CENTRAL CATHOLIC 6 By J. PATRICK EAKEN Oak Harbor running back Jake Scott ran for 138 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns as Oak Harbor closed its campaign with a 49-6 rout over Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic. At 7-3, the Rockets finish just out of the playoff picture. Scott scored the opening touchdown one a 5-yard run with 7:49 to go in the first quarter. Miles

Backus added one with the kick. In the second quarter, Oak Harbor scored three times to take a 28-0 lead into the locker room at intermission. It took Oak Harbor exactly 58 seconds to get on the board in the second half as Scott scored his third touchdown on an 8-yard run. It was the first of three thirdquarter Rocket touchdowns. D.J. Everett caught a 13-yard

touchdown pass from Young with 6:37 left in the third, and A.J. Cecil had an 82-yard kickoff return with 2:38 left in the third. Cecil’s return came after SMCC’s only score — a 6-yard touchdown pass from Alex Guerra to Demarius Harris. The Rockets had 217 yards rushing and 79 passing, while SMCC had 72 and 126 respectively. For Oak Harbor, Mark Koniece-

ny had 23 yards on seven carries, Davey Burkett had 22 yards on three carries, Mincheff had 15 yards on two carries, Alex Bergman had 8 yards on two carries, and Austin Weigard and Jared Chamber each had 2 yards on one carry. Young completed 9-of-14 passes, including three to Warnke for 25 yards, three to Zach Priesman for 22 yards, one to Scott for 14

yards, one to Everett for 13 yards, and one to Konieceny for 5 yards. Oak Harbor had 15 first downs to SMCC’s 11. The Rockets had 10 rushing, four passing, and one by penalty. The Panthers had three rushing and eight passing. Oak Harbor converted 3-of-11 third downs and 1-of-2 fourth downs, while SMCC converted 1-of-8 third downs and 2-of-2 fourth downs.


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Shores & Islands earns marketing honors Lake Erie Shores & Islands, the destination marketing organization for travel and tourism to Erie and Ottawa counties, was recently awarded for its advertising and marketing campaigns. The Ohio Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus awarded two Middy Awards to Lake Erie Shores & Islands. Awards were given for the Group Tour & Meeting Planner, a printed guide for group travel planning, and for overall Marketing Campaign, which combines advertising on television, in print and online, as well as promotional materials such as leisure and group travel planners, giveaway items, social networking sites,,

monthly email newsletter, media relations, tradeshow displays and outdoor billboards. The Middy is the Ohio Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus’ award of excellence, given each year to deserving members of the organization. The award is named the “Middy” after our region of the country as well as the states contiguous to Ohio. The industry awards, which include entries from convention and visitor bureaus throughout the state, are presented to bureaus for excellence in creativity, design and effectiveness of message. The OACVB is a membership organization representing the interests of convention and visitor bureaus throughout the state.

The Ohio Travel Association recently recognized Lake Erie Shores & Islands with two Ruby Awards. A Citation of Excellence was awarded for the website, which featured many design and operational upgrades in 2010. The most prestigious award received was the Delegates Choice Award, voted on by industry peers attending the OTA Ohio Conference on Tourism. It was given to Lake Erie Shores & Islands for the 2010 Marketing Campaign. Now in their 13th year, the Ruby Awards, which “Recognize Uncommon Brilliance,” honor the most innovative examples of marketing by Ohio tourism entities each year.

Real Estate Transfers Week ending Oct. 29


• 10-28-10 Harbor’s Edge Development II, LTD to Mark A. and Stephanie L. Greenblatt, 4778 E. Tradewinds Drive, $348,000. • 10-29-10 Dean C. and Monica S. Iversen to Eric J. and Theresa C. Schramm, 4519 Island Pines Drive, $265,000. • 10-29-10 Carolyn M. Hojnackinka Carolyn M. Reynolds & leRoy Reynolds to Julie A. and Daniel MacKinnin, 2715 B Cantebury Circle, $224,000.

Danbury • 10-25-10 Michael S. and Sue Kidd to Green Tree Servicing, LLC, 1745 Chandler Drive, $36,667. • 10-27-10 Norma J. Kihlken to Robert Kihlken, vacant land Port Clinton Eastern Road, new split $957.36. • 10-28-10 Rodney A. and Sandra K. Zehfus to Dennis W. and Valerie J. Baer, 335 N. Shrock Drive, $67,500. • 10-29-10 Phyllis A. Lane to Martha Lenhart and James Cox Jr., Poplar Avenue, $55,000. • 10-29-10 The Lakeside Association to Floyd and Jaqueline Sypherd, Sycamore Avenue, new split, $30,000 • 10-29-10 Donald and Anita Gribble to Anthony Moore and Melanie Browning Moore, vacant lot Oak Street, new split, $40,000. • 10-29-10 Richard and Rita Bar to Theodore and Barabara Hecht, 367 N. Shrock Drive, $85,000.

Marblehead • 10-29-10 Richard and Beverly Comings to Sarah DePerro, 1317 Harsh Road, $700,000.

Erie Township • 10-25-10 Patrick and Debra Kriner to Lana M. Smith, 1957 Yacht Port Beach #G, $190,000. • 10-26-10 Sancia Buffa to Randy T. and Heather R. Joseph, 1223 W. Lakeshore Drive, $335,000.

Boucher-Stewart to Trevis and Andrea Cheatham, 347 Benton St., $92,000. • 10-28-10 Fannie Mae to Timothy L. and Debra L. Zimmerman, 420 W. Main St., $33,600.

Middle Bass • 10-25-10 Bass Gas Co., HTTA bass Gas, Inc. to Ohio-Eastpoint Cottages, LLC, 1555 Deist Road, $390,380.

Salem Township • 10-25-10 Marcia A. Rockhold to MACH-3G, LTD., LLC, 600 Woodrich Road, Co. Road 157. $240,000. • 10-25-10 Marcia A. Rockhold to MACH-3G, LTD., LLC, 400 Woodrich Road, Co. Road 157, $60,000. • 10-26-10 Waterford Place, Inc. to Keith H. and Karen L. Ohm, Lot #10 Wexford Drive East, $41,500.


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Port Clinton • 10-25-10 Christopher B. McCumber to Federal National Mortgage Association, 323 W. Third St., $73,840. • 10-25-10 Sarah M. Moyer et al to Federal National Mortgage association, 215 W. Third St., $53,334. • 10-27-10 Daniel J. and Rebecca M. Diaz to Thaddeus W. and Sarah J. Wierzba, 614 Jackson Drive, $109,000. • 10-29-10 Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County to Danielle M. Mitchell, 318 Cedar St., $91,378.

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It has been determined that such Request for Release of Funds will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and, accordingly, City of Port Clinton has decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended. Environmental Review Record (ERR) for the project listed above has been conducted by the City of Port Clinton. The ERR documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such statement is not required. The ERR is on file and available for the public’s examination and copying, upon request, between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays) at the above address. No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted, prior to the request for the release of Federal funds. City of Port Clinton plans to undertake THE PROJECT DESCRIBED WITH THE Federal funds cited above. Any interested person, agencies, and/or groups, who have any comments regarding the environment or who disagree with this Finding of No Significant Impact decision, are invited to submit written comments for consideration to the City of Port Clinton at the address above listed, by 4:30 pm on November 19, 2010, which is at least 15 days after publication of this notice. A notice regarding the responsible entity’s intent to request release of funds is listed immediately below.

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The Beacon

$299,000. 3BR 2BA Ranch Condo on Lake Erie. PRIVATE, SPECTACULAR SANDY BEACH. This is an end unit with Lake Erie views!

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CATAWBA ISLAND 4638 Catawba Woods

CATAWBA ISLAND 2212 Carriage Lane #5

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Re Catawba’s next new neighborhood! Discreet location and wooded sites set the stage for a vision of A Little Bit of New England on the shores of Lake Erie. Located near the point of Catawba adjacent to Catawba Cliffs. Underground public utilities. Lot prices begin at $39,500. Builders invited. Call Glenna or Ted

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615 Tiffin, Nugents - Port Clinton • Waterfront with 50 ft dockage • 3 bedroom/ 2 bath • Oversized outside deck • New Price! $179,900 • Margaret Lenthe 419-341-2014

Port Clinton • 4 BR/3 Full Baths / .52 Acres • Open fl plan/Vaulted ceilings • Water Front w/65 ft of dockage at door • $ 224,900 • Cheryl Hetrick 419-202-0144

Port Clinton • Quality upgrades galore! • 2 bed/2 bath double wide • Year round living • $89,900 • Lisa Horman 419-271-8110




Place at the lake

Port Clinton • Great starter home or weekend getaway • 2 bedroom/ 1 bath • $134,900 • Jenny Smith 419-279-0319

Oak Harbor • 31 stall horse farm/9.87 acres! • Attached 3 bed/2.5 bath home • Indoor arena • $279,000 • Karmen Lucas 419-656-9188

Catawba Cliffs • 3 bd/2.5 ba. 2832 sq. ft. • Updated 2010, views of Lake • • $674,900 • Mark Hartline 419-341-9999

Catawba • Beautifully maintainted • 3 bed/2.5 bath with 2362 sq. ft. • Walk out basement – 2 car garage • $219,000 • Cheryl Hetrick 419-202-0144

Catawba • Updated townhouse condo • 3 bed/3.5 bath • View of Lake and Islands • • $349,000 • Glenna Bender 419-341-1579

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

On Catawba Island

Catawba • 3 bedroom ranch • 2 – 30 ft boat slips • • $299,900 • Rob & Joy Ault 419-341-6769

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

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

Catawba • Location is everything! Privacy! • 4221 sq. ft. on 1.189 A. • www.HowardHanna.com20102657 • $995,000 • Mark Hartline 419-341-9999

Marblehead • Addorable Channel Grove cottage • Furnished w/bunks in each room • Dock available at end of street • $97,500 • Karmen Lucas 419-656-9188

Marblehead – Waterfront • 2100 Sq Ft. Condo, 3 bed/2 baths • FP, granite, marble, heated garage • Lake view from great room • New Const. $289,500 • Karmen Lucas 419-656-9188

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Catawba Office • 4054 East Harbor Road Port Clinton, OH 43452 • 877-734-5751

The Beacon - November 4, 2010  
The Beacon - November 4, 2010  

Now that Halloween has come and gone, it’s time to start thinkingabout the coming Holiday season. In line with that idea, The Beacon, along...