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I received a note from old friend and classmate Dick Mullins, who provided us with the information for our Memorial Day story on Bill Matthews, the first local resident who was killed in action in Vietnam. Now we learn that our story was read by another former local, Dan Rupp, who lives in southern Indiana. Rupp was inspired to do a wood carving of the portrait of Bill Matthews. He made one for both of Bill’s brothers and donated one to the VFW for the William Matthews Jr. Pavilion. ——— We had 109 correct entries in our Find Wylie contest last week. Our winner is Valerie Pines of Wellington, Ohio, who correctly found Wylie in the NOMS ad on page 5A last week. Valerie wins a $20 gift card from Friendship Convenient Stores. We’ll hide Wylie again this week. If you find him, drop us a note at our office or click on the Find Wylie icon online at ——— Many of us remember the amazing Lindsay Kaufman, who was an educator extraordinaire in Port Clinton. I got a note this week from Cathy Greene that Lindsay now lives in the Dominican Republic and works for a mission there. She is now directly involved with the relief effort in Haiti leading a team of doctors and paramedics in treating the earthquake victims. If anyone wants to donate to their efforts, they can go to ——— Tom Ganley, a Cleveland auto dealer and candidate for the U.S. Senate will be the speaker for the Fourth Thursday Republican Lunch Bunch on Jan. 28 at the Port Clinton Elks Lodge. All are welcome and the cost of the noon lunch is $10. Also, Ohio Republican Gubernatorial candidate John Kasich will be the featured speaker at the Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca Lincoln Day Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. Tickets are $35 and available by calling 419-898-6874 or 419-360-6874. ——— Congratulations to the following honor roll students at THE Ohio State University: Jamie Que, Jessica Sheppard, Lindsay Tisza and Alexandria Underwood, all of Port Clinton. ——— Last week we told you about John Waite being honored with the Oliver True Award at Port Clinton Yacht Club. Unfortunately, his cancer has worsened and treatments have become a real financial burden on John’s family. His friends have organized a Spaghetti Dinner Benefit from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at PCYC. Chef Dick Renn will be preparing the spaghetti featuring his original sauce. The public is invited. Cost for the meal is $12. There will also be a silent auction during dinner followed by a little rock ’n’ roll with the Travelin’ Lounge Lizards at 8 p.m. ——— Services this Sunday at Peace Lutheran in Port Clinton will be a little out of the ordinary. Pastor Mike Wiechers will be welcoming “To the Glory,” a puppet ministry out of Bellevue. This company of professional puppeteers will be presenting four vignettes especially written for the youth of the congregation. A free-will offering will be accepted. Following 9 a.m. services, the puppeteers will be staying on for Sunday School. The high school ELMS youth group will be preparing and serving a special “Flapjacks with Friends” breakfast for the youngsters and their new friends.

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Bassett’s Market, the United Way and WPCR Port Clinton Radio have teamed up to help Haiti. Last week’s earthquake has left thousands dead and hundreds of thousands in need of everything from water to medical supplies. This weekend, locals are getting a chance to join in the worldwide response. Bassett’s Market will serve as an ISOH/IMPACT disaster relief collection site. ISOH/IMPACT, which according to its Web site is “a community based non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable organization whose mandate is devoted to ensuring a brighter future for children,” will make two pickups from the Portage Township store. The items will then be taken to the warehouse in Waterville before being sent to Pensac-


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Join with islanders to help Hydrate Haiti The Put-in-Bay High School Civics Class is working with the Red Cross to help fund desperately needed water for the island nation of Haiti. Donations are welcome. Send checks — made out to

Put-in-Bay School, earmark Help Hydrate Haiti — to: Put-in-Bay School, c/o Mr. Schuffenecker, P.O. Box 659 M, Putin-Bay, OH 43456. Miller Boat Line will match donations up to $1,000.

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Red Kettle campaign tops goal Tax time is here and help is available It's tax time and those who need assistance have some options. Residents who earned less than $57,000 in 2009 can file their income taxes for free at any WSOS Community Action Commission office. Local clinics will be held Feb. 1, 11 and 20, March 1 and 11, and April 8 and 12 at WSOS in the Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Weekday clinics run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. while Saturday clinics operate from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Residents can file their federal and state taxes, claim the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit in one location with the assistance of a trained counselor — all at no cost to the individual. This service has no preparation/ refund/administrative/or other fees or charges, and provides e-filing capability for refunds in as few as seven days. To use this service, applicants will need to have with them, at the time of filing, a government-issued identification, your social security number(s), W-2s, 1099s or 1098s,

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all other information regarding other income such as alimony or child support etc., all deduction and credit information, and 2008’s income tax return (if available). In addition, all information is completely confidential. This service is provided through the Ohio Benefit Bank operated by WSOS. To attend one of these clinics, or to schedule an appointment for this assistance, residents should call toll free 1-800-775-9767 or 419-3348911. AARP is also holding tax filing clinics in the area. Those interested can call the senior center or library to set up an appointment.

AARP clinics:

• Port Clinton Senior Center, 419-734-1481, 9 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday Feb. 3 through April 7. • Ida Rupp Library, 419-732-3212, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays; 9 to 11 a.m. Fridays. • Danbury Senior Center, 419798-4101, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, and Tuesday, March 9.

The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit is saying a big thank you this post holiday season. Ottawa County brought in $52,908.22 for this year’s Red Kettle campaign — almost $8,000 more than the goal. According to director Maureen Saponari, the volunteers are responsible for the success. In a press release, Saponari said: “We could not have accomplished this task if not for all the countless hours of volunteers and donations. Thanks to all involved, including the hard work and dedication from all the bell ringing volunteers, Port Clinton Advisory Board, the staff at Huntington Bank, who provided all the banking needs and the wonderful owners and staff at the seven ‘ringing’ locations: Bassett’s, Community Market PC/Oak Harbor, Kroger, Miller’s Market/Genoa and Wal-Mart. And a special thanks to residents of Ottawa County who volunteered for the first time and took the challenge of our economy at heart by pulling together to make this unreachable goal, reachable.” The Port Clinton Service Unit also would like to thank all involved the Coats for Families program, which has currently provided over 848 Ottawa County residents with warm winter coats. The Beacon — with it’s mitten tree — News Herald, Executive Cleaners, Howard Hanna and local residents all make this program a great success. The annual Toy and Food Drive was also a hit. The project, in collaboration with The Holiday Bureau and Toys for Tots, distributed more than 4,500 toys to more than 1,676 children. Again, this was made possible by the group effort of the community and businesses allowing The Salvation Army to put our boxes out for distribution, the generous response from the community to donate toys and Mon Ami’s “Annual Tree A Rama,” with all proceeds going to the purchase of toys.

Win a painting, help an art student Tickets are on sale now to win the framed, original oil painting “Loading Dock” by Marblehead artist Rick Dziak. Stop at The Peninsula Restaurant, Marblehead, or Perfect Color Hair and Tan, Port Clinton, to buy tickets. Proceeds got to the Kathryn Cobbledick Art Scholarship which will benefit Danbury seniors pursuing an art-related degree. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Danbury


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The Beacon   I   Thursday, January 21, 2010

Records OBITUARIES C. Michael Piacentino

March 16, 1948 — Jan. 14, 2010 C. Michael (Mike) Piacentino passed away suddenly Thursday, Jan. 14, from a heart attack. He was attending a board meeting of the Ohio Association for Justice with his son Rocco. Mike was a lifelong resident of Marion, where he was born March 16, 1948, to George (Grazio) and Alice (Pat) Piacentino. He graduated from Marion Catholic High School where he was a star quarterback on the 1965 championship football team coached by his friend and mentor Max Ross. Mike graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1970 in Notre Dame, Ind., with a bachelor of science and from the Ohio State University School of Law. He practiced law with his father in the family firm of Piacentino and Piacentino Co. LPA. His father died in 1976. Mike was a proud and loving father to his two children Rocco and Gina Piacentino. He worked very hard to provide the very best for them in all aspects of their lives. Professionally, Mike was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1973, the U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1974; the U. S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1975; and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1975. Professional associations and memberships include the American Association for Justice, the Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Ohio State

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Bar Association and the Marion County Bar Association. He was a member of the Governor’s Select Committee on Tort Reform from 1988-1989. Among Mike’s social memberships are the Catawba Island Club where he loved sitting on the patio and watching the sunset the Port Clinton Yacht Club. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church where he had served in many capacities: among them, altar boy when he was little to president of St. Mary School Board and chairman of the Festival on the Green for the many years his own children attended Catholic schools. Mike remained loyal to his family, to his church, to Notre Dame and to his community. He leaves two children, Rocco and Gina Piacentino; his mother, Pat Courtney; two brothers; Rockey (Edward Joseph) and Mickey (George); a sister Patty; three nieces Kayla, Kacie and Jennifer; and many lifelong friends and colleagues who have joined him on his life’s roads and paths. Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Monday Jan. 18, at the Marion Catholic Activities Center, 590 Forest Lawn Blvd., Marion. The funeral will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at St. Mary Church, 251 N. Main St., Marion, phone 740-382-2118. Donations may be made to the Ohio Association for Justice, specifically the Education Foundation, 655 Metro Place S., Metro V Building Suite 140, Dublin, OH 43017, 614-341-6800, or to Sierra Club National Headquarters, 85 Second St., 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-9775500. Mike co-owned a salmon fishing company Always Wild Seafood, based in Homer, Alaska, where he relished fishing and the beauty of the state. When you reflect over Mike’s long life that he enjoyed to the fullest, you might best recall his favorite motto, “I’m a part time lawyer — a full-time commercial salmon fisherman.”

Jan. 16, at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, followed by prayers at 12:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by the Rev. John Missler at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton.

Michelle Troxel

June 24, 1971 — Jan. 12, 2010 Michelle “Shelley” L. Troxel, 38, of Orlando, Fla., and formerly of Marblehead, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando. There will be no visitation. A memorial mass to celebrate Shelley’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marblehead, with the Rev. Daniel J. Ring officiating.

Estelle Erickson

Aug. 4, 1917 — Jan. 18, 2010 Estelle Lillian “Jackie” Erickson, 92, of Lakeside, passed away after a brief illness on Mondaym Jan. 18, at Otterbein Northshore in Lakeside. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton St., Port Clinton. Friends may also call from 9 a.m. Saturday until services at 10 a.m. at the Carlson-HolmquistSayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Road, Joliet, Ill. Pastor David Pennington will officiate. Burial will follow in Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet.

Elzy Seymour

Died Nov. 25, 2009 Elzy Seymour died Nov. 25, 2009, in Kentucky. He was born in Harlen County, Ky., and served in the U.S. Army. He moved to Marblehead and owned Peninsula Paving and Seymour’s Tavern. He also worked at Uniroyal. Calvin H. Gahn He is survived by his three children Terry (Susie), Jerry Jan. 15, 2009 — April 28, 1927 (Elizabeth) and Jackie (Bill) O’Brian all of Virginia Beach; Calvin H. Gahn, 82, of Fremont and formerly of Port brothers Howard and Bill and Sister Aita. He was buried Clinton, died Friday, Jan. 15, at Lutheran Village at Wolf in Kentucky. Creek, Holland, Ohio. He was born on April 28, 1927. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, with famHenry ‘Hank’ Ceccoli ily present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the RobinsonJuly 17, 1928 — Jan. 17, 2010 Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor. MemoHenry “Hank” Ceccoli, 81, of Port Clinton, passed away rial services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, Sunday, Jan. 17, at home, surrounded by his loving family. at Grace Lutheran Church, Fremont, with Pastor James Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the Avers officiating. Interment Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port will be in Lindsey Cemetery, Clinton. Prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, Lindsey. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial conducted by the Rev. John Missler at 10 a.m. at ImmacuPedro Zamarripa Jr. late Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton. Burial will Pedro Zamarripa Jr., 69, of be in Christy Chapel Cemetery. Port Clinton, died Saturday,

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Haiti Aid Collections You can help right here in Ottawa County. Thanks to Greg Peiffer and Mike Bassett United Way is part of a collaborative effort to collect needed goods for Haiti (one thing we can do is spread the word). January 21 to January 24 containers will be placed at Bassett’s on East Harbor Road. Bassett’s will have many of these items available for purchase and donation right at the store. Isn’t that convenient? The Nation’s need for aid will range from water and food to medical and building supplies. The immediate needs at this time are: Bottled Water Canned Food and Other Non-Perishable Food Items First Aid Kits Personal Hygiene Items Bagged Rice and Beans Manual Can Openers Diapers, Wipes and Baby Care Items 5 Gallon Buckets with Lids Rubber Gloves and Masks Paper Towels and Toilet Paper Flashlights & Batteries Large Trash Bags Brooms, Dustpans, Mops, Mop Heads Cots & New Blankets Tents, Tarps, Ropes and Duct Tape Bleach and Laundry Detergent Sponges, Scrubbing Pads and Cleaning Towels Spray and Liquid Cleaners (409, Pine Sol etc.) Cash donations to help offset packaging and shipping costs *Please, no glass items or clothing Please tell your friends, family and acquaintances about this. Also, don’t forget United Way Volunteer Center is conducting a Food Drive at local senior centers kicking off Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and running through the 25th to replenish local food pantries. Thanks for all you do. Have a great weekend. Christine Galvin, Ottawa County Director United Way in Ottawa County


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The Beacon   I   Thursday, January 21, 2010

Beacon Bits By Virginia Park

My old friend and good neighbor Hank Ceccoli passed away Sunday evening after a battle with cancer. His wife Rosie had taken wonderful and constant care of him in these final weeks, assisted by their kids, grandkids (even great-grandkids) and other relatives. For many years I have enjoyed talking to Hank about neighborhood and township events. He had a great memory of how things “used to be” in the township and he and Rosie were always gracious and hospitable when I would stop to chat. They were proud of their children and took pride in relating what was happening in their family. Also, I will always be grateful for the many years Hank plowed out my driveway when snow piled up and drifted. I could count on having a clear driveway before I had to leave for work. I will surely miss Hank and his friendship and also will miss his honest, straightforward comments. He was a great guy. The neighborhood will not be the same without him. ——— It seemed good to get a bit of warmer weather last weekend after that intense cold we had had for a while. The temperatures, though still low, rose enough to produce weather that seemed almost “balmy” after all the snow, wind and very low temperatures we had been experiencing. Conditions of snow and ice slow down my walking quite a bit. When I see a very young person hurrying along in slippery conditions I remember that I used to be able to do that, too, and continue along just taking my time. I did read a flyer about walking safely in that kind of weather. It said that we should take small steps and keep the knees bent a little. I tried it and it seemed rather awkward … but I’m going to keep at it until it feels more comfortable. ——— And that reminds me that by the time you read this it is possible that Donna Hamann will have had surgery for replacement of

both of her knees. Donna, who lives in Port Clinton, has had difficulty walking and mobility issues for a long time. She is scheduled for the first procedure on Jan. 19 and for the second one three days later, both at St. Charles Hospital in Oregon. So she will probably be in the hospital while you readers are looking at this column. Why not send Donna a card to let her know you are thinking of her? ——— I celebrated a birthday with family members at Dianna’s Restaurant on Friday night and on Saturday night by feasting on spare ribs at the New Riegel Café. That’s my alltime favorite place for ribs. I asked the waitress how long the place had been in business and she said 56 years! I have not been going there that long — but it has been many years, decades, certainly. The ribs there are wonderful and have a different flavor than anywhere else. The leftovers were great at home for Sunday night supper after being heated in the microwave. Yum. So I did very little cooking over the weekend. It was great! ——— Last week in this column I wrote about seeing 21 deer and did not say where they were. Lots of folks who read about it thought they were near my house, but, in actuality, the two herds (12 deer in one and nine deer in the other) were in southern Seneca County, north of the village of Republic. These deer appeared to have been “spooked” by something and were traveling from one area of cover to another. To do so they had to cross a big open field and I watched them for a long way. They were beautiful. It may have been the first day of muzzle-loading season … so there were probably very good reasons for the deer to be on the move. There have been numerous deer in my yard at home, too, although I have not seen them. But for several days I saw fresh tracks every morning and began looking for the deer at dusk and in the early mornings. So

far I have not had even a glimpse of them. These deer seemed to be hanging around under the big oak tree in the front yard. I’ve since learned that deer love acorns so they must have been rooting around in the snow to find those special treats. In talking to my son I learned that the deer tend to gather in herds at this season of the year and that it is fairly easy to see a number of them together. Maybe a little research is in order — because I’d really like to know more about them. ——— The news coming out of Haiti in the aftermath of the horrific earthquake is heartwrenching. If you want to donate money for relief efforts, you might want to contact the local office of the American Red Cross or of any mainline church. For example, the national office of the United Methodist Church has already established a special fund to collect money to assist in relief efforts there. Local churches will forward your money on to help. And, in addition, there will be efforts from charitable organizations to assist. Just call and ask how you can help. Today (Monday) there were televised reports that 7,000 American military troops have been sent in. Let us all hope that this will stabilize the situation. ——— Remember that old Christmas greeting cards are needed for craft projects for kids. If you can bring them to me, I’ll see that they get to the right place to be of help. Call 419-734-2753 or email ginny@nwonline. net for information. ——— The Well Workplace newsletter had a good article in the last edition about the healthful benefits of walking. From it and from other sources of information, it’s quite easy to see that walking may be a good way for most people not only to feel better but also to improve their physical condition. Walking is an easy way to get good exercise, but be sure to ask your doctor first if

walking is right for you. You will not need special equipment but should wear good shoes and be appropriately dressed for the weather if you intend to walk outdoors. Stretch a little and warm up a bit before taking off. First walk slowly for five minutes, then speed up a bit for the major part of your walk, finish by cooling down with another slow walk for five minutes. Make sure that you do your own research before you start any exercise program. There may be very good reasons why walking is not for you. But for many people it is the “simplest, most accessible form of exercise.” ——— On one day early this week the Cleveland Mid-American Boat Show (running Jan. 15-24) donated $1 from each admission ticket purchased to the Ohio State university Sea Grant program. The show takes place at the I-X Center, 6200 Riverside Drive, Cleveland. It is open to the public. This donation was good news for the Sea Grant program which has its campus on Gibraltar Island at Put-in-Bay. Studies are conducted there in all things relating to the Lake Erie. Lake Erie, the warmest, shallowest, and biologically most productive of all the Great Lakes, is Ohio’s most valuable natural resource. More than 50 percent of all the fish caught in the Great Lakes come from Lake Erie. That’s amazing, isn’t it, when our Lake is so small compared to three others? Sea Grant not only studies the Lake but also undertakes projects to improve the lake’s water quality and fish habitat. Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island is the nation’s oldest freshwater biological field station. It was the base for the research that saved the health of Lake Erie during the 1970s. So we all need to be supportive of the Sea Grant program as it definitely has a positive impact on our area economy.

Sound Off Does it do Any Good? “Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil, in its worst state, an intolerable one.” — Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776 Thomas Paine had it figured out, no doubt. The present band of bandits doing

their dirty work on the banks of the Potomac fulfills his prophecy. So what are we to do? Many of my friends have thrown up their hands in total despair, choosing to sit quietly on the sidelines as the street fighters of theleft do their ugly deed. I am afraid our country has been shoved farther to the left since the days of a famous progres-

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sive, Woodrow Wilson. Much like boiling a live frog (turn up the heat so gradually old mister frog is a goner before he realizes it) the self-proclaimed PROGRESSIVES--say MARXIST--have all but brought America to her knees. And we have let them have their way. Does it do any good to write, call, fax or e-mail them?  I don’t know. Sometimes I think they just don’t really care, they are so comfortable with their powers over us. Maybe it does. If you do crank on them there is a chance that it will. On the other hand if you do nothing, nothing will be the outcome; guaranteed.  It is no longer enough to just vote. To save us from them we must correspond with them frequently as a minimum effort. We must also get more involved.  The tea parties are worthy. So too is meeting with new candidates and sticking your manifesto under their pompous noses. There is strength in numbers. The more hands that man the crank the better will be the effort. Grab hold and help. I am grow-

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"How To" Series How to Mail Merge with Word & Excel How to Mail Merge with Word & Excel How to Buy on eBay How to Buy on eBay How to Take Photos for eBay How to Take Photos for eBay How to Sell on eBay How to Sell on eBay How to Maintain Your PC How to Maintain Your PC How to Use Your Scanner How to Use a Webcam How to Burn CD's & DVD's How to Revive Your Computer

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10SCPT1070 21-May


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10WCPT1050 21-Feb U 10SCPT1080 19-May W 10WCPT1051 6-Mar S

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10WCPT1053 13-Feb


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10WCPT1054 27-Feb 10WCPT1055 6-Feb


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10WCPT1056 20-Feb


1 8:30 AM–11:30 AM $39


How to Revive Your Computer NEW How to Use Parental Controls NEW How to Speed Up your Computer NEW Blogs, Wikis and Podcasts

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6:00 PM–9:00 PM $39


10WCPT1058 17-Feb



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10WCPT1059 24-Feb



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10WCPT1060 3-Mar



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A+ Certification Practical Application Network Infrastructure (70-291) XP Professional (70-270) Managing 2003 Server (70-290)

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10WMCP1004 16-Mar TR


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More than Traditional 10WPDV1003 Train-the-Trainer Leadership 10WPDV1004 Through Change Hiring-Assessments 10WPDV1005 Hiring-Assessments 10WPDV2003 Defining the Role 10WPDV1007 of Supervisor Sales Management 10WPDV1006 Sales Management 10WPDV2004 Conducting Effective 10WPDV1008 Meetings Customer Service 10WPDV2005 Lunch Sexual Harrassment 10SPDV1001 Basic Grant Writing 10WPDV2001 Basic Grant Writing 10WPDV1001 Advanced Grant Writing 10WPDV2002 Advanced Grant Writing 10WPDV1002 Conversational 10WLNG1001 Spanish II Spanish for 10WLNG1005 Healthcare Providers Intro to 10WLNG1002 American Sign Language Conversational 10WLNG1003 Japanese I Conversational 10WLNG1004 Japanese II Small Engines 10WTEK1001 DYI House Repairs 10WTEK1008 Reading 10WTEK1004 European Blueprints Hydraulic 10WTEK1002 Troubleshooting PLC Troubleshooting 10WTEK1003 Pneumatic 10WTEK1005 Troubleshooting Lift Truck 10WTEK1006 Lift Truck 10WTEK1007

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1 8:30 AM–11:30 AM $49


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1 8:30 AM–11:30 AM $49 1 1:30 PM–4:30 PM $49 1 8:30 AM–12:30 PM $75

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1 8:30 AM–11:30 AM $59 1 1:30 PM–4:30 PM $59 1 8:30 AM–12:30 PM $75

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6:00 PM–8:30 PM $159





6:30 PM–9:00 PM $239





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8 8:00 AM–12:00 PM $459 3 9:00 AM–12:00 PM $59 1 8:00 AM–2:30 PM $299

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WHAT: “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (rated PG). Those 5 and under should be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required. Bring your own snacks and drinks WHEN: 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton. INFO: 419-732-3212

WHAT: The junior class is sponsoring the dinner prior to the basketball game vs. Oak Harbor. Dinner includes BBQ Traveler chicken, potato salad, green beans, roll, cookie and a beverage. WHEN: 5 to 6 p.m.

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WHAT: The Friends of the Ida Rupp Public Library will show “Behind the Sun” (2001/Brazil/Portugese with English subtitles/PG-13/105 minutes). In the Brazilian Badlands in 1910, a young man is ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother. He knows if he commits the crime, his life will be divided in two: the 20 years he has already lived and the few days he has left to live before the other family avenges their son’s death. Then a tiny traveling circus passes through the vast badlands where his family lives. Admission is free and open to the public. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library community rooms. Entry is through the door on West Third Street. INFO: 419-732-3212

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WHAT: Free class taught by Gene Baker who has been teaching archery for more than 20 years. The class is open to the public, all skill levels and ages are welcome. As long as you can pull a 15-pound bow, you may participate. Class sizes are limited. Registration is

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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. SR. 163, Oak Harbor INFO: Call Carol Guice at 419-307-1189 or e-mail For information on the Job Stores, visit; call the Job Store at 800-665-1677 or 419-898-3688, ext. 270; or call Denise Ventrone at 419898-6242 at the Ottawa County Improvement Corp.

WHERE: Port Clinton High School cafeteria TICKETS: Presale tickets are $8 and available at the PCHS main office from 8 a.m. to 3:0 p.m. when school is in session. INFO: 419-734-2147

Drs. Jones and Peyton-Cook provide the full scope of OB-GYN care, including:  Pregnancy  Reproductive Health  Menstrual Disorders  Menopause  Adolescent GYN Disorders  GYN Surgery

first-come, first-serve. WHEN: Session 1 — 1 to 2 p.m.; Session 2 — 2 to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 27 with a March 6 if needed. WHERE: Oak Harbor Conservation Club INFO: Call Gene Baker at 419-559-8823

Historical Series Program WHAT: The Division of Watercraft staff presents “ODNR Division of Watercraft: Who We Are and What We Do.” WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Maritime Museum, 125 Meigs St., Sandusky COST: Free with admission to the museum INFO: 419-624-0274;

Monte Carlo Night WHAT: Food, games, fun WHEN: 5 p.m. WHERE: Bay Township Volunteer Fire Department hall and station INFO: Buy tickets from any Bay Township firefighter or call Dale “Fuzz” Rounds at 419-732-1314

Musical Arts Series at Firelands WHAT: Matthew Ardizzone — poetic interpretations of the classical guitar repertoire. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Road, Port Clinton COST: $15 at the door or $100 for seven concerts; students are free INFO: 419-734-6211

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Tales for Toddlers WHAT: 30 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays for children ages 2 and 3 with a caregiver. No registration required. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Children’s area beach room, Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton. INFO: 419-732-3212

After School Gaming WHAT: Board and card games will be provided for all ages. Those 7 and under should be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required. WHEN: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton. INFO: 419-732-3212

Board of DD monthly meeting WHEN: 5 p.m. WHERE: Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 235 N. Toussaint South Road, Oak Harbor INFO: Meetings are open to the public; call 419-8980400 for questions

WHAT: 30 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and letter awareness intended for children ages 4 and 5 with a caregiver. No registration required. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Children’s area beach room, Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton. INFO: 419-732-3212

Jan.2727 Jan.

Babies and Books WHAT: 20-25 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes intended for children 6 months to 23 months with a caregiver. Play and social time will follow for those who participate. No registration required. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Children’s area beach room, Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton. INFO: 419-732-3212

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WHAT: The community is invited as area churches on the peninsula provide potluck-style dinner and fellowship.  Each congregation will share a few words about their church’s past history, present ministry and future hopes. Sponsored by the Danbury Ministerial Association WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Danbury

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Jan.26 26 Jan.

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Jan.24 24 Jan.

David H. Kim, DO Board Eligible in General Surgery & Vascular Surgery North Ohio Vascular Surgery Associates 419-621-7620 or 1-888-231-7620

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WHAT: Free meal featuring soup and sandwiches is free and open to the public. WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday WHERE: Gypsum Community Church, corner of State and Lake INFO: 419-734-3849

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WHAT: St. Thomas Episcopal and Peace Lutheran have joined together to offer the free dinner. Everyone is welcome. WHEN: 5 to 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month beginning Jan. 21 WHERE: St. Thomas, 214 E. Second St., Port Clinton INFO: 419-734-3404

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Around Ottawa County County serves in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. PORT CLINTON — Thousands of individuals and organizations across the United States celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday by serving their communities. In Ottawa County, each individual has an opportunity for service by simply donating non-perishable food items for our depleted local food banks. United Way in Ottawa County is coordinating the food collection and serves as one of the drop-off points, along with the Senior Centers in your

community. An increasing number of our friends and neighbors need our help. When asked what food items are most needed, food pantry volunteers responded, “What you would want if you were hungry.”  Especially appreciated are peanut butter, canned fruit, pasta and tuna.  For  information,  contact United Way at 419.734.6645.   Drop-off points through Jan. 25: • The Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry,

Port Clinton • Port Clinton Senior Center, 320 E. Third St., Port Clinton • Danbury Senior Center, 8470 E. Harbor Road, Marblehead • Oak Harbor Senior Resources, 8200 W. Ohio 163, Oak Harbor • Elmore Senior Center, 19225 Witty Road, Elmore • Genoa Senior Center, 415 Main St., Genoa • Put-in-Bay Senior Center, Put-inBay

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March 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 Playmakers Civic Theatre 604 W. 6th St., Port Clinton

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Marblehead officials sworn in

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NAME:___________________________ PHONE:___________________________ Marblehead Mayor Jacqueline Bird conducts the swearing-in ceremony for returning Village Council members John Starcher, Vickie Kozak, John McDonald and Chris Skinner prior to last Marblehead’s newest police officer, Peter Bush, takes his oath from Mayor Jacqueline Bird. Thursday’s meeting.


Sandrock elected chairman of SWCD


At the January meeting the following reorganization of the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors took place: Chairman Roland Sandrock, Vice Chairman Jerry Whipple, Secretary Todd Winke, Fiscal Agent Tom Riedeman and member Rich Thorbahn. The board meets the second Tuesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. in the office of the Soil and Water Conservation District. These individuals volunteer their time as part of the policy making group for the SWCD program in Ottawa County. Some of these programs include: education in the schools, water quality improvement through filter strips and rock chute structures, water quality testing along the Portage River, subsurface drainage (tiling), ditch reconstruction, wildlife enhancement and wetland creation, storm water education and assistance to EPA affected areas. The board and staff are dedicated to helping and educating all individuals, townships and villages, in the conservation and protection our precious natural resources, especially Lake Erie.



Chairman Roland Sandrock, Vice Chairman Jerry Whipple, Secretary Todd Winke, Fiscal Agent Tom Riedeman and member Rich Thorbahn following reorganization of the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors.

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The Beacon   I   Thursday, January 21, 2010

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The Ohio Insurance Institute reminds Ohio motorists that new late fees are in place for driver’s license and vehicle plate renewals. New Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles requirements call for transactions to be completed within seven days of the expiration days of the expiration date or be assessed $20 per transaction. “This means that if you have two cars that require plate renewals and

a driver’s license that also needs renewed, you’ll be charged an additional $60 if your plates and license aren’t renewed within seven days following your birthday,” says OLL President Daniel J. Kelso. To avoid late charges, OLL advises Ohio motorists to renew plates and their driver’s license on or before their birthdays. Prior law gave Ohio motorists their

entire birth date month to renew plates and licenses. The new BMV regulation only provides a seven-day window before assessing a late charge. The OLL is a trade association representing insurance companies and agent groups for the property/casualty insurance industry. Its primary objective is to help Ohioans achieve a better understanding of insurance and safety issues.

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The Ottawa County CASA Program held a swearing-in ceremony for five new Court Appointed Special Advocates on Jan. 11. Ottawa County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge Kathleen L. Giesler administered the oath to Ron Mainous, Audrey Massie, Corinne Smith and Linda Teen as volunteer Guardians Ad Litem in Ottawa County. The new volunteers were welcomed by the juvenile court staff and Executive Director Kami Sayre. A CASA volunteer is a trained to advocate for an abused, neglected or dependent child in court. In order to become a CASA volunteer, one must complete 30 hours of training. This training includes information concerning child abuse, neglect, communication skills, court procedures, culture awareness and child development, domestic violence and substance abuse. Those interested in becoming a CASA volunteer can call Judge Kathleen L. Giesler (left), Ron Mainous, 419-734-7705 to receive a packet of information for further Audre Massie, Linda Teen and Corinne Smith at review. The next training is scheduled to begin in March. the swearing in ceremony.

PC grad completes Navy basic training Navy Seaman Recruit Reynaldo G. Rodriguez, son of Guadalupe R. and Reynaldo G. Gonzalez, of Port Clinton, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Rodriguez completed a variety of training which included classroom

study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire fighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is Battle Stations. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Battle

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While Bassett’s has ordered extra stock such as bleach and laundry detergent for the effort, items for donation don’t have to be purchased at the store. “Whether the items come from another store or they buy them here, we don’t care,” said Bassett. According to Chris Galvin, director of the United Way in Ottawa County, whether or not you donate good or money, “spread the word … tell five people.”

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Thursday, January 21, 2010   I   The Beacon


Schools School board swearing in

Ottawa County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge Kathleen L. Giesler swore in Port Clinton City Schools Board of Education members at their regular meeting. Barb Drusbacky, Paul Shaw and Michele Mueller (pictured left to right) took their oaths as their new terms began on Jan. 11. Drusbacky has served on the Board of Education since 1982, Michele Mueller has served since 2006 and Paul Shaw is new to the board. David Belden (serving since 1995) was sworn in as president and Beth Benko (elected in 2008) also serves on the board.

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to apply for the scholarships. Scholarships may cover one-half tuition or a specific dollar amount ranging from $2,000-$5,000, and are provided by the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools at no cost to the state. Those students chosen to receive a scholarship must start classes either the summer or fall term following their graduation. In addition, applicants must be nominated by a current member of the Ohio Legislature — students residing in the 26th Senate District can send nomination forms to Gillmor at the Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Room 035, Columbus, OH 43215. Scholarship applications must be submitted by April 1, and winners will be notified no later than May 1. Interested students can obtain additional information for the scholarships and a complete listing of participating schools by contacting their high school guidance counselors or by visiting html.

Spelling champs

At Port Clinton Middle School, Sandusky’s Mix 102.7 Radio Host Randy Hugg served as moderator for the spelling bee. The top three spellers moving onto the county bee are Cal Laurel (left), second place; Randy Hugg, moderator; Gabriel DeFreitas, first place; and Kyle Risner, third place. The Port Clinton Women’s Club also sponsored the Middle School Spelling Bee.

Registration starts soon at Port Clinton High School Registration for the 201011 school year will soon begin. Several events will assist students and their parents/ guardians as they register for classes. The 2010-11 Course Registration Guides and Planners will be distributed to current high school students during class meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 20, with course registration running from Jan. 25 to March 12 for PCHS students in grades nine-11. Several meetings have been planned to assist current eighth-grade students and parents for the freshman year of high school. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the PCHS Performing Arts Center there will be a Grade 8 Parent Information Meeting. At this time, PCHS staff will discuss course selection for freshmen year and explain the four-year high school plan. Grade 8 students will receive their PCHS Course Registration Guide during an information meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Middle School Auditorium. They will register for freshman year courses at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Middle School Media Center. Registration forms should be signed and returned to the PCMS Guidance office by Friday, Feb. 12. The 2010-11 PCHS Registration Guide can also be accessed at Parents with questions may contact Rick Dominick, Grades nine and 10 guidance counselor, at 419-7342147.

Book fair at Danbury Danbury School will be the site for a Scholastic Book Fair for students and families Feb. 1-5. This year the fair will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, and Thursday, Feb. 4. The newest theme, “Book Fair Diner: All You Can Read,” serves up exciting books in an atmosphere of fun and literacy.

Jefferson Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, Jan. 13, and sponsored by the Port Clinton Women’s Club. The top three spellers will represent Jefferson at the Ottawa County Spelling Bee Feb. 2 at the Port Clinton High School Performing Arts. Pictured are the Jefferson spelling champions Alex St. Leger (left), second place; Devin Feuhrer, third place; Michael Jenkins, principal; and first place winner Amanda Goans.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010   I   The Beacon


Sports Redskins hit midway mark at 10-0

Lakers lose first home game of the season

By John Schaffner “We are not too concerned about making statements,” said Port Clinton boys basketball coach Troy Diels. Well, that may be true, but his Redskin team made one last Saturday night when they jumped all over Norwalk 21-4 in the first quarter and cruised to a 58-42 road win over the leaders of the Northern Ohio League. “It was a good win against a solid opponent,” said Diels on Monday. “Norwalk was very focused on taking our post players away and our perimeter guys stepped up once again. The kids did a fantastic job in the first half of moving the ball and finding the open man. We made six or seven passes on several possessions until we got a great look at the basket.” Norwalk was not able to hold the PC big men in check all night, as Ryan Hicks led the Redskins with 16 points. The Redskin defense held Norwalk to well under their scoring average for the evening, allowing just four points in the opening stanza. “I thought we played great defense in the first half. The kids prepared very well and took a lot of things away that Norwalk was trying to do,” said Diels. Yes, the Redskins are 10-0, but there is a long way to go. “We have not made too big of a deal about our record,” said Diels. “It is an indication of what we have done. But, we are more concerned about where we are headed. The kids have done a great job dealing with all the pressure.” This weekend, the Redskins play a pair of games, at home on Friday night against county rival Oak Harbor then on the bus for a trip to another NOL power, Bellevue on Saturday. “Oak Harbor has improved a lot since our first meet-

Allen Tigner goes up for a shot in the game against Norwalk. ing, beating some quality opponents,” said Diels. “Kevin Young is a nice all around player and he can hurt you both inside and outside. Their other starters compliment him very well.” Saturday, they play 6-3 Bellevue, a team that has caused the Redskins fits over the years. “They are a veteran group with many weapons,” said Diels. “Their offense relies on Curtis Watson inside and Cody Ruhlman outside. Watson is 6’4” and can cause damage in the paint and from behind the 3-point line. Ruhlman is their point guard and has the ability to beat you off the dribble or shoot the three as well.” Playing two nights in a row is always a challenge, especially when you are playing a pretty good Bellevue team on the road as the back end of that double.

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The Danbury boys’ basketball team lost its first home game of the season to the Toledo Christian Eagles by a score of 68-51. The difference in the game was the third quarter in which the Lakers were outscored by a 19-6 margin. “The 10-0 run they had early in the third quarter was the difference,” said Coach Joe Miller. “Again we played solid for three quarters, but against good teams, you have to play well in all four quarters.” Toledo Christian shot a sizzling 53 percent (26 of 49) from the field and 67 percent (10 of 15) from the charity stripe. Danbury shot 42 percent (18 of 43) from the field and 52 percent (12 of 23) from the line. The Eagles out-rebounded the Lakers 3020 and committed only 14 turnovers while the Lakers had 21 turnovers. Rodney Johnson led the Lakers with 17 points, seven rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocked shots. Tyler Boring tallied 11 points,

PC Youth Baseball and Softball meeting Jan. 25 The Port Clinton Youth Baseball and Softball Association will have an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in room 115 at Port Clinton High School. The group is in need of volunteers in the following areas: director of baseball operations, director of softball operations, concession stand manager and staff,

Volleyball league starts Feb. 2 # The Church of Truth Ministries is forming a co-ed volleyball league to play at 6 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Feb. 2. Registration is accepted from individuals as well as teams. Teams are encouraged to have three men and three women (teens included) and recommend alternates on each team roster to be rotated in at any time. The league is semicompetitive so those with physical impairments

or those easily injured are discouraged from joining. Sign up in the church gym at 745 S. Lake St. (the old Portage School building). Until the league begins, there will be open volleyball games on Tuesdays and anyone is welcome to join. For information, call Pastor Brian at 419-6560412.



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Danbury falls to 3-3 in the TAAC By J. Patrick Eaken The Danbury girls’ basketball team ran into a Toledo Area Athletic Conference juggernaut on its home court Jan. 16 in the form of the Ottawa Hills Green Bears. The Green Bears outscored the Lakers 34-13 over the second half after Danbury trailed by only four points, 26-22, at halftime, and Ottawa Hills took a 60-35 victory. The Green Bears improved to 11-1 overall, remain perfect in the TAAC in six games. Danbury fell to 6-6 overall, and 3-3 in the TAAC. The Bears were led by Lauren Abendroth, who scored 14 points, and Caroline Arnos added 12 points. Abendroth leads the TAAC in scoring at 17.8 points per game, but Danbury’s Christine Longer is second averaging 13.4 points and also is grabbing 5.3 rebounds per game. Heather Bahnsen is averaging 10 points for Danbury so far this season. Danbury was led by Bahnsen and Longer in their contest with the Green Bears as each scored 10 points, while Tori England added eight points and five rebounds, K.C. Oxendale scored four and Kayla Oxendale scored three. England had two treys for the Lakers, one in the

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Rocket wrestlers bring home another championship By J. Patrick Eaken and Mark Griffin Another big congratulations goes out to wrestling coach George Bergman and the Oak Harbor Rocket wrestling team for another championship on Jan. 15-16. The team captured its fourth consecutive Perrysburg Invitational tournament championship by tallying 319½ team points as all 14 Rocket wrestlers placed. Second place Wauseon managed just 205 points.  This Friday and Saturday, Oak Harbor is to host the Sandusky Bay Conference Duals.  Wrestling on Friday begins at 4 p.m. while it will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday.  The previous Sunday, Oak Harbor wrestling finished second to host St. Paris Graham at the Division II State Duals. The Rockets were the No. 2 seed behind Graham, which won its ninth straight Division II state (11th overall) last spring by setting a state scoring record with 282 points. “We took second at the Duals one other time, when Cody Magrum was a senior (2007-08), and that team was a state runner-up,” Coach George Bergman said. “Anytime you have a team like St. Paris Graham that is ranked No. 2 in the country and is in your division, the best you can do is take second.” Drew Stone, who did not wrestle against Graham, went 2-0 as Oak Harbor beat Greenville and Beaver Local at the Duals. The Rockets won three of 14 matches against Graham. “It was a good learning experience,” Berg-

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Ally Williams led the Lady Redskins over previously undefeated Clyde Girls by rolling games of 188-201 in a 2,478-2,358 win. Ashley Zoeller rolled a 194 game and Britney Lindemann a 168. The ‘Skins improved to 6-2 in Conference, tied with Eastwood for first place in the National Division. The Redskin boys led by Jared Dunn’s 217-200 and Sean Black’s 215-197 rolled over the Clyde Boys 2,814-2,625. Zach Knecht added a 235 game. The Redskins improved to 6-2 in Conference and remained in a first place tie in their division. The JV Redskin Boys remained undefeated at 8-0 in Conference with a 2,414-1,892 victory. Nathan Van Hoose led the junior ‘Skins with games of 200-200. Jeremy Newton added a 192, and Jordan Wiewandt a 186.


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first nine strikes in a bid for a perfect 300 game in leading the Redskin Varsity Boys to a 3,010-2,796 win over Willard at Dynasty Lanes Saturday. Viery left the 4-7 on a high hit in the 10th of his 277 game. He started with a 181 for a 458 two-game series, as the ‘Skins improved to 7-2 in Conference play. Jared Dunn rolled 215-216, Zach Knecht 206-191, Sean Black 183-200 and jacob Buckingham 198-169 for PC. Willards Varsity Girls stormed out to an early lead with games of 885-883 and held on for a 2,555-2,398 win over the PC Girls. Ally Williams led the Lady Skins with a 200 game and Britney Lindemann a 183 as PC dropped to 6-3 on the season. Port Clinton’s JV Boys tasted defeat for the first time this season dropping a close 2,023-1,996 match to Willard that went down to the last frame. PC falls to 8-1, and Willard improves to 4-5. Jon Koch rolled 157-200 and Ray Grant 160-162 for the ‘Skins.

Oak Harbor to face rival PC By J. Patrick Eaken Steve Young scored 14 points and Brandon Wasserman added 12, but it was not enough as visiting Tiffin Columbian defeated Oak Harbor in non-league action Jan. 16, 80-64. For Columbian’s high potent offense, Derek Kneeskern scored 21 points and Jared Kuhlman added 20. The Tornadoes led only be three at halftime, and the Rockets came back to tie the game at halftime 37-all. But Columbian outscored Oak Harbor 43-27 over the second half to secure its victory. For Oak Harbor, Kevin Young and D.J. Everett each scored 10 points, Jake Scott had seven points, Kevin Lipstraw added six points, Zack Priesman scored three points, and point guard Andrew Karsten scored two points. Steve Young connected on two three-

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man said. Oak Harbor also placed second overall, behind Lakewood St. Edward, and took first in its division at the Medina Invitational on Dec. 28-29. Ian Miller (140) and Witt (152) both won their divisions, while Stone lost to Gus Sako of St Edward, 1-0, in the title match. Alex Bergman (130) also took second, while George Bergman won the Outstanding Coach Award after leading the Rockets to their highest finish ever at Medina. The Rockets beat visiting Willard (67-0) and Clay (48-22) on Jan. 6. The Oak Harbor Junior High competed in the Annual Eisenhower Wrestling Tournament this past Saturday. Tate Haar led all Rocket placers with runner-up honors at the 100 pound weight class. Ben Genzman (152) finished third and Mike Osbourne (88) finished fourth. Other team placers were Ben Bergman (118) and Andrew Reagan (130), who each finished fifth while Cobi Brough (136) finished sixth. The boys will next travel to the Fostoria Tournament. Please e-mail  Drew Grahl at dgrahl@  if you would like to receive emails from the Oak Harbor Athletic Department.  These e-mails would include the most up-to-date  Oak Harbor athletic information such as event highlights, cancellations/make-up dates, and athletic booster club information.  This is a great way to get the latest information on Oak Harbor athletics.    ~ Courtesy of the Suburban Press

point goals, while Wasserman and Priesman each had one. The Rockets were eight of 10 from the free throw line and committed 14 turnovers. In league action on Jan. 14, Kevin Young scored 15 points but Oak Harbor lost to Margaretta 50-41. After an eight-eight first quarter deadlock, Oak Harbor took a 19-15 halftime lead. But the Polar Bears opened the scoring in the second half, canning 35 points to the Rockets’ 22. Oak Harbor has a big SBC home date with undefeated Ottawa County rival Port Clinton (10-0, 7-0) Friday night. The Redskins have promptly knocked off Tiffin Columbian 70-60, Clyde 57-52, Woodmore 81-61, Edison 67-46, the Rockets back on Dec. 19, 78-33, Margaretta 66-36, Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic 68-45, Huron 66-49, Clyde again 70-49 and Norwalk 58-42.

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Entertainment Soup and Chili Cook-off coming up at Immaculate Conception The Youth Group of Immaculate Conception, known as Immaculate Conception Youth Connection, will be hosting its fourth annual Soup and Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Feb. 6. It will be held in the gymnasium at IC with doors opening at 6 p.m. and will continue until all the food is gone. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. People receive three tickets at the door in which to vote for their favorite three soups or chilis. Beverages and dessert are included. There will be games on the tables to make it a family friendly affair, or you can bring your

own game or deck of cards. Any community member may enter their own recipe for soup or chili. The registration is $10 per entry. There are two categories and six winners: first, second and third for both soup and chili. The winners receive “A Cooks Night Out” — gift certificates to area restaurants. There will also be a raffle for a iPod Nano. The cook-off is a fundraiser to help pay registration and transportation costs for high school teens attending the youth conference in Steubenville, Ohio, at Franciscan University. There

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are 19 such conferences held in the United States each summer. Immaculate Conception teams up with St. Joseph Marblehead and this year we will be taking two buses of kids. For questions or an application, call Carol Fox at Immaculate Conception Church at 419-734-4004 or visit www. and click on “Soup & Chili Cook-Off.” Print off the entry form and send it to: Soup & Chili Cook-off c/o Immaculate Conception Church 414 Madison St., Port Clinton, OH 43452.

Women invited to Mardi Gras

The Organizing Committee of the Magruder Hospital Charity Ball is well into its planning for the 2010 event to be held at Catawba Island Club on Feb. 26. This year’s committee includes: Linda The St. Joseph Altar Rosary Society It will start at 6:30 p.m. Start saving welcome to come and enjoy the fun. Sprenger (front left), Dr. Jennifer Briede, Julie members are inviting all women to white elephant gifts and bring them For information, call Mary at 419St. Leger, Curt Fleming (back left), Adrienne and a Mardi Gras for the Feb. 9 meeting. wrapped to the Church Hall. All are 797-0310. Scott Hines and Bill St. Leger. Photo by John Schaffner

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ElderCollege announces winter schedule The winter session schedule of Terra Community College’s ElderCollege has been released. ElderCollege is a membership organization at Terra for adults age 50 and beyond who share a common desire to learn. The course schedule varies from term to term but usually includes such topics as computers, history, art and music. There are also several educational outing opportunities.

Educational outings

• Snavely’s Sugar Shack — March 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This maple sugar business is currently worked by the seventh generation of Snavelys. Walk through the woods and observe the buckets hung on trees to collect the sap. This outing is free. Pancakes and sausage and maple candy and syrup will be available. Call the Sugar Shack at 419-639-2049 to register. • Biltmore Estate and Surrounding Area — April 25-30. Travel on this six-day, five-night trip to the Biltmore Estate area of North Carolina. Register by March 1. Cost: $535 members/$560 non-members.

Lecture/lunch series

• OSS Bingo — Feb. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This lecture will give you an overview of the Ottawa/Sandusky/Seneca county solid waste district functions. Register by Feb. 12. Cost, including lunch: $20 members/$25 non-members. • Sandusky County Parks District-County Wildlife — March 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn about the life histories of six different wildlife species living in Ohio. Cost, including lunch: $20 members/$25 non-members. • OSS Jeopardy — March 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. By playing Jeopardy, you will discover the many aspects of the OSS district. Register by March 12. Cost, including lunch: $20 members/$25 non-members. • ADAI Service Dogs — April 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ADAI helps children and adults with disabilities achieve greater independence by training and placing service and therapy dogs to assist with the individual’s daily needs. Register by April 1. Cost, including lunch: $20 members/$25 non-members.

Day classes

• Retirement Planning Today — Facilitator: Gary Wise, Seymour and Associates. Session I is 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 3, 10 and 17. Session II is 8:30 a.m. to noon March 6 and 13. Please register by Feb. 24. Cost: $50 members, $55 non-members. • Quilting — Facilitator: Terri Branstrator. 9 a.m. to noon, Mondays from March 1 through May 3. Please register by Feb. 15. Cost: $80 members, $85 non-members. • Painting with Watercolor — Instructor: Jim Andrews. Session I is 9 a.m. to noon, Fridays from Jan. 29 through March 5. Session II is 9 a.m. to noon, Fridays from March 19 through May 7. Cost per session: $50 members, $55 non-members. • Creative Writing — Facilitator: Kate Founders.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays from Jan. 29 from March 5 (session I) and March 19 through May 7 (session II). Cost per session: $50 members, $55 non-members. • Facebook Basics — Instructor: Tony Hoover. 2:30 to 4 p.m. April 8 and 15. Cost: $25 members, $30 nonmembers. • Dance in Music — Facilitator: Jean Vestal. 10 a.m. to noon, Fridays from Feb. 19 to March 26. Please register by Jan. 22. Cost: $50 members, $55 nonmembers. • It’s Greek to Me — Instructor: Carol Repass. 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays from Jan. 26 to March 2. Please register by Jan. 22. Cost: $30 members/$35 nonmembers. • Bridge 101 — Facilitator: Ronald Woofter. 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays from March 16 through May 11. Please register by Feb. 26. Cost: $50 members, $55 non-members. • Snapshot of the Sixties — Instructor: Norb Wethington. Noon to 2 p.m., Wednesdays from Jan. 27 through March 3 (session I) and March 17

through April 21 (session II). Cost each session: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. • Popcorn and a Movie — Meryl Streep, Cinematic Chameleon — Facilitator: Robert Gamble. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Feb. 3 through March 10. Please register by Feb. 1. Cost: $40 members, $45 non-members. • Wood Carving — Instructor: Jim Andrews. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays from Jan. 29 through March 5 (session I) and March 19 through May 7 (session II). Cost per session: $50 members, $55 non-members.

Evening Classes

• Quilts-But Not Like Grandma Made. April 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Facilitator: Marilyn Welling. Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members. • Hats, Hats, Hats — Facilitator: Marilyn Welling. May 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  
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Small Business Basics The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, Small Business Basics, that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business. This seminar will take the confusion out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Learn the basics of: name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning. The February schedule is: • Feb. 3 — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ottawa County Improvement Corp. (confer-

ence room), 8043 W. Ohio 163, 
Oak Harbor • Feb. 17 — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Erie County Chamber of Commerce (conference room), 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky • Feb. 24 – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Terra Community College (Building B, Room 101), 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont These events are free and open to the public. To register or for information, contact Bill Auxter, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra Community College, at 800-826-2431, 419-559-2210 or

Conference coming up for child, youth care professionals The 30th annual Conference of the Ohio Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals will be held at Sawmill Creek Lodge on Feb. 3-4. Participants are expected from throughout Ohio, including those who work with children and youth in foster homes, therapeutic foster homes, group homes, residential centers, detention facilities and hospitals. Cost for the two-day event is $205, which includes one-night accommodation, meals, breaks and workshops. A one-day option is available for $75, which includes lunch and a break. Social Worker and Counselor Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are available. Seventeen different workshops will be offered. Advance registration is required by calling Karen Blackmon at 419-693-1520. Workshops offered this year include: Interventions with Children who have Suffered Trauma presented by   David Zidar, MSSA, LISW of Burghill, Ohio; Pro-Social Skills Train-

ing as an Alternative to Punishment presented by Dale Curry, Ph.D., LSW of Kent, Ohio; Working with Troubled Teens: Adolescent Depression, Suicide and Other Emotional Disturbance presented by Sr. Madeleine Rybicki, MS of Cleveland, Ohio; Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Youth in Child Welfare presented by Joe Bowman, MSW, LSW of Columbus, Ohio; and Never Be Lied to by Your Kids Again! presented by Ed Petrish of Clevelan, Ohio.   State-mandated ethics training and testing for national certification as a Professional Child and Youth Care Practitioner will also be offered.  “This year’s conference is an excellent value, especially for those people needing continuing education units to maintain licensure,” said Marblehead resident Steve Plottner, President of the Association for the past three years and its vice president for 14 years prior to that.

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If you already have a Roth IRA, you’re aware of its biggest benefit: Your earnings grow tax free, provided you meet certain conditions. If you don’t have a Roth IRA, you may want to consider one — and it may be easier for you to do just that in 2010. Before we get to the reasons why 2010 may be your year to open or convert to a Roth IRA, let’s look at some differences between Roth and traditional IRAs. If you own a traditional IRA, your contributions may be tax-deductible, depending on your income level. But whether you can make deductible contributions or not, your earnings grow on a tax-deferred basis, which means your money can grow faster than it would if it were placed in an investment on which you paid taxes every year. On the other hand, Roth IRA contributions are never tax-deductible, but your earnings grow tax free, as long as you’ve held your account at least five years and you don’t start taking withdrawals until you’re at least age 59½. Furthermore, unlike a traditional IRA, a Roth IRA does not require you to start taking distributions when you reach 70½. Consequently, you’ll have more flexibility and freedom when it comes to making withdrawals. If you have a traditional IRA, you might be thinking it’s a good idea to convert to a Roth IRA because tax free sounds better than tax deferred — and, all things being equal, tax free would indeed be better. However, it’s not quite that simple. If you convert your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, you’ll have to pay taxes on those traditional IRA earnings and contributions that had previously gone untaxed. If you do convert, you’ll be better off if you use money held outside your IRA to pay the taxes. If you simply take money from your IRA, you’ll obviously lower the value of your IRA — and, if you’re under 59½, you may have to pay an additional 10% penalty on the amount you withdraw to pay the taxes. In the past, many investors have been prohibited from converting their IRAs due to either their tax filing status or their income. Under previous rules, you could convert your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA only if you were married and filed a joint return or were a single filer, and your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) was $100,000 or less. But starting in 2010, you can convert funds to a Roth IRA even if your MAGI is over $100,000. You will also be able to convert to a Roth if you are married and file separate tax returns. And that’s not the only piece of good news regarding your conversion ability. As mentioned above, you will have to pay taxes when you convert to a Roth IRA. A conversion is usually reported as income for the tax year the conversion takes place. However, in 2010 only, your conversion amount will be split and reported as income for tax years 2011 and 2012 unless you elect to report the entire conversion amount on your 2010 taxes. You may find that spreading the taxes over two years can make the conversion more affordable. In any case, consult with your tax advisor before converting from a traditional IRA to a Roth. If done correctly, such a conversion can potentially make a big difference in your ultimate retirement lifestyle. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, its associates and Financial Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice.




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RealEstate Transfers Week ending Jan. 15    Allen Township • 1-15-10 Stephen J. and Rosemary E. Vamos to Sean J. Evans, 24289 W. Reservation Line, $95,000.

Graw III to Barry F. and Lynette A. Kroeger, 2880 N. Firelands Blvd., $750,000. • 1-14-10 Bekim Veseli to Edward V. Daiello, Jr., 5683 E. Eagle Drive, $300,000. • 1-15-10 National Bank of Oak Harbor to CassanBenton Township dra J.Schmidt, 5108 E. Dane • 1-14-10 Jeffrey C. and Ave., $64,500. Kathryn M. Dusseau to Lisa K. Martin, 14829 W. True Danbury Township Road, $216,000. • 1-11-10 Great Lakes • 1-11-10 Donald Helle Marine Marketing Inc. to to David R. and Gayle S. Christopher M. and Melissa Millinger, 5208 N. Elliston Z. Skinner, 478 Lightner Trowbridge Road, $133,500. Road, $190,000. Bay Township • 1-12-10 George R. Farnham et al. to Federal National Mortgage Association, 1185 W. Fremont Road, $97,960. Carroll Township • 1-14-10 Morequity Inc. to Amanda J. Eggerding, 10443 Bier Road, $135,500. • 1-12-10 Michael K. Boger to Scott E. and Deborah A. Pierce, 6545 California Ave., $30,000.

Erie Township • 1-14-10 Kevin Hosko to Charles D. and Sandra M. Mullens, 3446 W. Lakeshore Drive, $15,000. Port Clinton City • 1-15-10 Anthony J. Paradiso to Ernest S. Bokone, 1909 E. Harbor Road 301 W, $125,000. • 1-14-10 Eunice M. Phillabaum to Jason R. Mazur, 119 Linden St., $88,000. • 1-12-10 Raymundo Garza to IB Property Holdings, LLC, 121 Madison St., $80,000.

Catawba Township • 1-13-10 Anne E. Moran to Victor Brandon Thompson and Britton Delaney Put-in-Bay Village School Rink, 4464 Cliff Road, • 1-15-10 Mary Eileen $500,000. Hummel to Linda Rence, • 1-14-10 A. William Mc- 1759 Put-in-Bay, $83,556.

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LeMarin elevated ranch with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, open floor plan & loft. Covered deck for fantastic sunset views! Includes 40+ft dock in marina with direct Lake access. $329,900

Lakefront lot in Rockport Subdivision. Spectacular views from 80x180 lot among newer homes. Walking distance to Lakeside & next to public launch. $500,000

MARBLEHEAD 8886 Bayshore Rd 120ft of frontage on the Bay & panoramic views! 3BD, 2BA updated cottage + 1BA, 1BA guest cottage. 30ft boat slip, 20x32 pole barn, 12x25 workshop & more on 1.3 acres. $650,000 CATAWBA ISLAND 4489 Terrace Circle Catawba Cliff Ranch on double lot. Remodeled in 2007 this home features gas fireplace, wood floors, granite counters, ceramic tile & more! Peeks of Lake Erie. $299,000 MARBLEHEAD 10851 Bay Point #1202 Gated Bay Point: 2460sqft, vaulted ceilings, 3BD, 2.5BA & 2-car attached garage. Association pool & bath house. Adjacent to Bay Point Resort for dockage, tennis & more! $368,700 CATAWBA ISLAND 4320-A Marin Woods LeMarin Townhome nestled in the woods. 2 bedrooms, 2-½ baths + 3rd floor sleeping area. Includes 35ft dock F-24. Gated community with deep-water marina, clubhouse, pool & sandy beach. $174,900


10951 E. BAY POINT #202 Bay Point condo, fully furnished ground floor unit in a gated community with lush open area and peeks of the lake, a beautiful pool and cabana! Adjacent to the Bay Point Resort with its world class marina, mile long sandy beach and par 3 golf course. The perfect family location. $219,000

3334 CONFEDERATE DRIVE Johnson’s Island,“peek of the lake”, this affordable three bedroom, 2 bath furnished home, has been freshly redecorated and is ready to go! Great location for access to area recreation opportunities, beaches and marinas nearby. Large lot provides the room for a garage or outbuilding to store your boat too! A must see at $149,000

COME SAIL AWAY Come Sail Away lower level condo with garage adjacent. 30' dock at your door, fully furnished and ready for the new season. Community pool just steps away. This is what vacation homes are all about, no maintenance, walk in and enjoy the lifestyle. $179,000.

PORT CLINTON 248-F Lakeshore Drive Boat Show Special! Spectacular views of Lake Erie from remodeled Waterfronts II condo! 2nd sleeping area, new flooring & paint in May 2009! Association pool, beach & play area. Now $139,000! MARBLEHEAD 6005 E Harbor Rd #3B Harbor’s End condo with Spectacular Views of the harbor & sunrises! 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, skylights & more! Includes 30ft dock in marina & 3 single-car garages. Now $230,000!

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Catawba Fairway Villa’s at CIC

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4 bd./2 ba. home w/2591 Townhouse w/Lake sq. ft., newer roof, heat Views 3 bd/2.5 ba, lg. 2 and air, range, fireplace, car garage, 2169 sq. ft. indoor pool, $289,000.00 Updated, $349,900.00 Call Ted or Mark Call Ted or Glenna

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203 N. Bass Circle Marblehead—Spacious manufactured home just across the street from Bass Haven Marina. A nice, quiet neighborhood centrally located to all area attractions and destinations. Includes carport/covered patio and large storage shed. An affordable getaway or year round residence. $29,500 KARMEN LUCAS 419-656-9188

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

3300 Stonehouse Catawba—CIC condo overlooks spacious lawn and Lake Erie views, one-of-a-kind floor plan w/3 large BR 2.5 BA, 2 car attached garage. Updated baths and kitchen featuring Sub Zero refrigerator, built-in icemaker. Floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Membership to CIC include Club House, Marina, Tennis, Pro-shop, Fitness Center and Pools, beach. $349,900 GLENNA BENDER 419-341-1579

3845 Ridge Dr. Catawba— Beautiful 4 bed/ 3 bath home in gated community. Built in 2005 home has maple hardwood wide plank floors with cherry stain and gourmet kitchen. Master Retreat is on 1st fl. w/two walk in closets and private sitting room. 2 Car attached garage plus an additional 3 car detached garage/workshop. $699,000 MARK HARTLINE 419-341-9999

520 E Tenth St. Port Clinton—Charming ranch on a quiet cul-de-sac and located near High School and Hospital. Easy to live in, low maintenance brick home with new roof, landscaping, fenced-in back yard, newer windows all on about a third acre. The inside is just as well maintained with hardwood floors and dining room. MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! Howard $139,000 GLENNA BENDER 419341-1579

2043 Bristol Marblehead— Exceptional 3 bed 3 bath waterfront home in Danbury Cove with exquisite interior detailing. 70 ft dockage at your door with views of Sandusky Bay. Money Back Guarantee! Howardhanna. com/904233 $499,000 CHERYL HETRICK 419202-0144

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

6485 E. Harbor Rd #8 Marblehead—Waterfront home with 75’ of dockage at your door! Multi-level decking with a 38x12 top deck, jet skit lift and gorgeous views of East Harbor. Open living areas and beautiful 21x11 sun room. Minutes to Lake Erie and Islands! $169,900 CHERYL HETRICK 419-202-0144

1570 Starboard Catawba—54 ft dock at your door + winter storage on site. Affordable year round or vacation waterfront living. Own the land and dock. Deep water canal. Spacious floor plan with 3 season room and deck. Howardhanna. com/906467 $149,900 KARMEN LUCAS 419-6569188

4448 Cliff Rd Catawba—Enjoy views of Lake Erie. Many new upgrades throughout home including custom cherry kitchen cabinetry with Brazilian granite, hardwood floors, designer frieze carpet and one of a kind Italian marble bath. 1st and 2nd floor screened porch. Gated community with beaches and parks. $974,900 MARSHA WARNIKE 419-681-5001

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

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


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