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Remember last week when we reported that “NO ICE IS SAFE ICE”? Well, a young man from Oregon, Ohio was headed back from Put-in-Bay on a snowmobile last Saturday night and headed up the Portage River with two friends hanging on. As you can see, the result wasn’t very positive! Ted Wierzba, Sr. was taking a drive on the Port Clinton Pier, and ran into PC Fire Chief Kent Johnson who was looking at the accident scene trying to figure out how to recover the snowmobile. Ted asked Kent, “Who’s the idiot who tried to snowmobile up the middle of the river?” The young man standing behind Kent raised his hand. Kent simply told him he was glad to see him … alive! –––––––– We had 111 entries in our Find Wylie contest this week. Our winner this week is Samuel Kuenzer of Catawba, who found Wylie Walleye in the A La Carte Cafe ad on page 8A in last week’s Beacon. Sam wins a $20 gift card from Cleats. Wylie will be hiding again this week, so when you find him, fill out the Find Wylie Ad and drop it at our office (Beacon Place Shopping Center, next to Goodwill). Or … click on Wylie on our website homepage, www.thebeacon.net. We are also continuing our “Win it on the Web” Contest. This week, we had 97 entries and our winner is Dr. Kevin Kast of Catawba who clicked his way to a $20 gas card from Friendship Food Stores. You could be our next winner, just log on to www.thebeacon.net and click on the “Win it on the Web” icon. –––––––– Back in the old days of downtown Port Clinton, there were three ways to communicate information…telephone, telegraph, or tell-a-Dot! Well, Don Bergeman will be 90 years old this Saturday, February 7th. So, send her a card at: Dorothy Bergeman, C/O Leon Boucher, 1510 Chevy Chase Drive, Sun City Center, Florida, 33573. She needs a shower! (A card shower, that is!) –––––––– Now that we know that Punxatawny Phil saw his shadow and let us know that there will be six more weeks of Winter, I can now tell you that Lent is coming up soon, and for us Catholics, that means the Port Clinton Knights of Columbus will be serving up their Lenten Fish Fries starting Friday, February 20 and every Friday all the way up to Good Friday on April 10 at the Denny Bergeman K of C Hall on E. Perry Street downtown. –––––––– Mari Monaco, who just graduated from Port Clinton High School a year and a half ago, is going to be the new tennis pro at Catawba Island Club for the upcoming season. She is presently attending Ohio Dominican University in Columbus and playing for their women’s tennis team. –––––––– The youth of Resurrection Lutheran Church on Catawba will be attending the ELCA Convention this summer and will be selling Valentine’s Day treats for all of your Valentines including the doggy variety! Cost is $5 and may be purchased at 10 a.m. this Sunday, February 8 at the Church located at 2370 NE Catawba Rd. –––––––– Split Winds Gallery in downtown Port Clinton is holding a Special Artists’ Demonstration now through February 7 and again February 9-14. Artists include Gail Crum, Virginia Zafirau, Larry Ameigh, Bonnie Dolin and Illustrator, Lori Roberts-Cobbledick. For more information on when these artists will be in attendance, call the Gallery at 419-732-2525.
Imagine, Labor Day Weekend in Port Clinton, Waterworks Park simply full of locals and visitors looking at exhibits, the Portage River Shoreline packed with 48’ Offshore Racing Power Boats, and a noise like you can’t believe coming from their exhausts. It could happen! Local leaders heard on Monday about the potential of the Offshore Super Series (OSS) Powerboat Racing Association making Port Clinton, Ohio their home for a week as the central focus of what is being billed as Lake Erie Boat Week. The Event Coordinator, Janie Vogel, had been holding preliminary discussions with Larry Fletcher of the Ottawa County Visitor’s Bureau about the pos- sibility of holding a portion of the event in Port Clinton. Up until last weekend, the bulk of the event was to have been hosted by Lyman Harbor in Sandusky. However, when they pulled out of consideration, the entire event now appears to have landed in Port Clinton. “I am excited and energized by the possibilities of this inaugural Lake Erie Boat Week event. It is a dream come true for me,” said Event Director Janie Vogel. “After envisioning and planning this event for around 10 years, it’s finally real. The minute I started talking about this new event, the entire region got behind it, offering help and support. It will be an amazing way to finish off a great summer season in the Lake Erie Islands area.” The event is planned for September 2-6 and will consist of on
and off-shore events surrounding the OSS Powerboat Race scheduled for Sunday, September 6. This event, yet to be named, will become part of the 2009 OSS National Schedule, which will include eight other events from Missouri to Alabama to Louisiana to the Florida Keys. Aside from the OSS Race, the Lake Erie Boat Week event will consist of a Powerboat Regatta with onwater powerboat competitions, on-shore activities and parties, as well as the “Fastest Boat on Lake Erie competition planned for Thursday, September 3. Event Director, Janie Vogel, believes that this event alone will draw over 150,000 people to Ottawa County with an economic impact of better than $5-Million! Vogel indicates that the event should be complementary to the annual Green Island Sailboat Race hosted over Labor Day Weekend every year by Port Clinton Yacht Club. One of the primary reasons Vogel asked the local community leaders to attend Monday’s meeting was the need for volunteer help and local logistical assistance. The only problem foreseeable, according to Vogel, would be the inability to gain the sponsorship critical to making an event like this happen. “We have a long way to go with the logistics of such a huge undertaking,” said Port Clinton Mayor Debbie Hymore-Tester on Tuesday afternoon. “Right now things are looking very positive, and we’re going to try to work with the organizers to make it happen.” So, imagine, the biggest boating event on Lake Erie, maybe in the Great Lakes, focused on Port Clinton, Ohio. It could happen.
Conestoga Elects Officers The Conestoga neighborhood group has elected new officers. Ellen Calzonetti-Dress has been named President, Jerry Jonke will continue his dedication to the neighbor hood as Vice President, his wife Sue Jonke was voted Secretary, Mary Lou Nellet, Mosie Johnson, Donna Swiergosz and Dave Mehl will continue their perseverance as Trustees of the group. The Conestoga neighborhood is comprised of any home owner within these boundaries: the alley behind Perry Street through State Street from Maple Street to Lincoln Avenue. As active members in the community and home owners who understand the value of their neighborhood, this voluntary association, will continue to work together to create an environment that promotes positive development and growth with an expectation to increase the standard of living for those with-in. Any person who lives in the Conestoga neighborhood who would like to become more actively involved is welcome to the Conestoga group. To find out more information contact Sue Jonke at 419-734—9300 Geese gather on the ice near the Jet Express on the Portage River la st weekend. PHOTO BY KATHY JO SCHWEITZER or Dave Mehl at United Way 419-734-6645.
State of the Village of Oak Harbor
In his State of the Village address to Oak Harbor Village Council, Oak Harbor Mayor Fred Conley said that the Village has felt the current economic impact, lost some businesses, seen increased home Fred Conley foreclosures and Mayor felt the effects of of Oak Harbor job loss of area families. But Oak Harbor has not cut any municipal services or programs. “As the current economic climate appears to continue in 2009 and beyond, the Ottawa Outdoors.........4B Village will be looking at all aspects of its Business .......................5B operations as the year progresses. It is imFinancial Focus ............6B portant to maintain Real Estate Transfers ...6B municipal services, as much as possible, and Yellow Page Dr. ............7B to serve the citizens of the Village. It is equalClassifieds ....................7B ly important that the
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Village takes into consideration how the cost of providing these services affects its citizens,” Mayor Conley said. An update on 2008 projects was then given by the Mayor. The Combined Storm Overflow (CSO) Elimination Project has been the largest project and is scheduled to be completed mid-2009. Pumps are in place, awaiting final electrical hookups. The maintenance building is complete except for heat. All pipes are in the ground. Portage Street has been widened and stoned for the winter. The water line on Mill Street is installed. The driveway to the Waste Water Treatment Plant is completed and restoration on Portage, Brooklyn, Mill, Streets etc., is to be completed in the spring. The soccer field installation on property north of Veteran’s park is ongoing, the Red Hawk Run Development Phase II will start in the Spring, angle parking on Main Street is in the final engineering stage, personnel manuals were updated, the water system expansion is in the works, data was collected for an EPA study which will lead to implementation and directives to the Village in 2010 and the Tier II Grant, $400,000 is ongoing and expected to be complete in 2009.
Income Tax Department The Income Tax Office made a tremendous effort to collect delinquent taxes and reach non-filers. Yearly collections increased this year even with the continuing difficult economic times. The Municipal Court Mediation process was reinstated this year with excellent results. Thank you to Kim Mehlow, Income Tax Administrator, for all her hard work and commitment to the Village and taxpayers. Utility Billing Office The Utility Billing Office finalized the outsourcing of the printing and mailing of the utility bills at a cost savings to the Village. The direct payment feature has been made available to the utility customers. The implementation of these two services has helped streamline procedures in the Utility Billing Office. Thank you to Cindy Garber, Deb DiMasso and Kim Mehlow for their hard work throughout the year. Department of Public Works The first full year of operations and maintenance at the Department of Public Works was very busy with projects in the water distribution and wastewater collections claiming a majority of the attention. The "CSO" Storm Water Project will be State of Village continued on page 2A
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SoundOff Dear Editor, On behalf of the residents of Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus, I would like to thank all the employees for the various services they have provided for us. We do appreciate all of you. To the Riverview Auxiliary, and all the many clubs and organizations, the churches, the ministers and priests, schools, families and friends, and other volunteers who have helped us in any way during the past year. We are very grateful to all of you for taking the time to spend with us, especially during the holidays. God bless all of you for your love and consideration for us. You make our lives here more pleasant. Sincerely, Sue Jadwisiak President, Resident Council Riverview, Oak Harbor Dear Editor, From the day of conception to the date of birth, embryos and babies are human life and it is MURDER to abort them!
I suggest we use our resources and tax dollars to better educate women and men on abstinence and birth control instead of letting women put themselves in danger of infections, further complications for their bodies, post partum depression and their mental state of mind or even death. The Freedom of Choice Act, in my opinion, should not even get as far as a vote of the House of Representatives and the Senate. FOCA should be stopped right now! So those of you who agree with me, now is the time to shower your State Government officials to the stop the Choice of Freedom Act from becoming a nationwide law! You can go online or read your local newspapers to get addresses for President Obama, Senators Sherrod Brown and George Voinivich and State Representative for our area Marcy Kaptur. Donna Drusbacky Port Clinton
Regarding“Chickenhawks” Editorial printed in News Herald on 1/22/09 Dear Editor, I read Scott Bilger’s editorial with rather casual interest, got to the end and thought “huh”? Where is this guy coming from? I reread it several times and found it difficult to believe that a supposedly responsible member of the paper would write such a churlish diatribe. Many liberals seem to be only happy when they see that others are unhappy, and I suspect that is his goal. Beyond the scurrilous rant I don’t see a single comment that has any merit. His emotional and hateful review contributes to the continual loss of readership and revenue that your paper is experiencing as evidenced by your recent downsizing. It won’t be long before “The Beacon” will be the paper of record in Ottawa County. Perhaps it already is. Dick Thompson Port Clinton
State of the Village of Oak Harbor State of Village continued from page 1 pleted, as was a new waterline for Mill Street. The Lake Winds Water tower was rehabilitated. The program to replace current water meters continues with the planning for installation of new automatic read meters that are much more efficient. The department repaired over 50 waterline breaks
throughout the system in 2008. The Parks and Forestry Division work included curbside brush pick-up, curbside leaf pick-up, Christmas tree recycling and hazardous tree removal. Quadrant four tree trimming and pruning was completed this fall and will continue into 2009.
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ments, crack sealing in all quadrants of the Village and turn-a-rounds at the Oak and Walnut Streets railroad grade crossings. Preliminary projects for 2009 include paving in conjunction with the CSO project on Water Street, Mill Street, Church Street, Portage, Brooklyn, Erie, Maple and Prospect Streets as well as N. Maple Street reconstruction. Division of Public Power The single phase upgrade on Locust Street between Houghton and Bank Street was completed Electricity was installed in the Log Cabin at Town Hall Park. Downtown streetlights were pulled out, reinstalled and rewired. Wiring for the security cameras at Veterans Park was hung, and cameras were installed. The Department repaired or replaced 35 streetlights, set 14 poles, removed 12 poles, hooked up 6 temporary services and 5 permanent services. Division of Wastewater The Department worked on the long awaited Combined Storm Overflow project which entailed a 5 million gallon retention basin being constructed at the plant, thousands of feet of new sewer pipe throughout the village and related structures.
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Also included in this project were a new utilities building, fence and more secure entry gates around the plant. A total revamping of the wastewater plant primary settling tanks sludge collection mechanisms was completed. Zoning 45 permits were issued. Five were for new homes. Tree Commission The Village of Oak Harbor once again received the “Tree City USA” designation and has received this award for the last 19 years. Over 200 hours were volunteered for trimming and caring for trees this year. The Tree Commission members are Dennis Finke, Chairman, Tom Hurrell, Tom Sorg, Harold McBee and K.C. Cousins.
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BeaconBits Aha! January is over. So at least we have another month of this bitter winter out of the way! We have had lots of snow, lots of wind, lots of cold temperatures and lots of drifting snow on the roads. The snowplow drivers already have logged many miles of driving and all conventional wisdom would tell us that more winter storms are likely in the offing. With road conditions the way they have been, this is undoubtedly a good time to mention that snow plow drivers need plenty of room for visibility and maneuverability. Other drivers can do them a great favor by giving them the space they need to improve the condition of the roadways. And it is safer, too, to stay away from the flying snow and salt or stone that is being thrown down to melt snow and give better traction on the roads. And it is safer, too, in these harsh driving conditions, to slow down and give everybody on the road plenty of leeway. One special group of people enjoying the winter weather conditions--the snowmobilers! They are out at all hours. Late at night I can still hear them making their rounds. Sunday at Oak Harbor there were numerous tracks on the frozen river through the village. It looked like a thoroughfare. _____ People who go outdoors for exercise may be having a difficult time to find a safe place to run or walk. Maybe it would be a good idea for them to find an indoor spot (mall, auditorium, church, etc) until some of the snow clears away. Vehicle drivers often don’t have room to move away from these exercisers. On Saturday I was driving south on Fulton Street. A runner was running directly toward me, in the vehicle lane of the road. I couldn’t move to the left because of the double yellow line. The runner was angry and kept gesturing me to get out of the way. I slowed almost to a standstill to let her get past my car. This would have been a dangerous situation for the runner if a vehicle driver had refused to slow down to a snail’s pace. I realize that runners want to run. But they need to find an area other than the direct path where vehicles must travel when the roads and streets are narrow and hemmed in by banks of piled snow. _____ In regard to the Christmas stories that have appeared in Beacon Bits for the past few years: it now seems safe to conclude that a majority of our readers prefer one continuous serialized story (a chapter each week) better than a totally complete short story each week. So, soon I’ll begin working on a “several chapters” story for Christmas 2009. It’s fun to write fiction; writing an annual story provides good motivation to get
started writing and to keep at it. _____ Finally this past week I finished dismantling and storing away the Christmas decorations. At first the house seemed a little bare but now it feels good to move through the “open spaces” that are available once again. The house is back to “normal”. So now I’m looking ahead to getting some interior painting done. That will mean that the place will be messed up for a while. But the painting definitely needs to be done and this is a good time of year to tackle it. _____ I am writing this column very early on Monday morning. The house is peaceful and there is almost no traffic on the road outside. The sun isn’t up yet and it’s a quiet and pleasant time of day. It’s a good way to start the workweek. _____ I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that a very old school workbook had been found in the wall of a Port Clinton house that was being renovated. Last week I had the chance to see the book. It was the work of a student, a girl (I think), named Ora, not Ira, McRitchie. She may have been three years old at the time of the 1880 U.S. Census in Bay Township and probably was 12 – 13 when she wrote in the book. In it there is a writing assignment at the top of each page and then the student must devise a short composition to fulfill the assignment. The work spans several months in a school year in the 1890s. Some parts of the workbook are not in good condition but, just the same, it could be displayed for historical purposes in a local museum. _____ Judge Paul C. Moon was honored by his staff with a memorable retirement party last Friday afternoon. Several other Judges were present as well as many members of the County Bar Association. Friends and family were present and, (this was very nice) a number of the judge’s friends from the Port Clinton High School Class of 1955 were there to wish him well. Especially enjoyable was a performance by the current Port Clinton High School Orchestra. They were wonderful! Excellent music, excellent demeanor, and demanding selections of music – it was all very nice. And, especially for Judge Moon who loves the music of Beethoven, they played “Ode to Joy”. What a treat it was to hear them. We wish Paul Moon and his wife Maria many years of retirement pleasure as they move into this new phase of life together. _____ I note that some of the travel brochures arriving in the mail these days are featuring trips to the Oberammergau Pas-
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Church Plans Mardi Gras Meeting The St. Joseph Altar and Rosary Society members are inviting all women to a Mardi Gras for the Feb. 10 meeting. It will start at 7 p.m. Start saving your white elephant gifts and bring them wrapped to the Church Hall. All are welcomed to come and enjoy the fun. Please plan on attending to chat with neighbors and friends and make new friends. For more information, call Judy at (419) 798-4163.
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Catholic Schoolâ€™s Week Celebrated Catholic Schoolâ€™s Week was celebrated recently at Immaculate Conception School. The week began with a mystery reader during morning announcements each day. The students wore flannel pants and their favorite shirt one day, spirit shirts and funky socks another day and the whole school celebrated 2009 seconds of reading of their favorite books with their pillows and blankets, jeans and slippers and ended the week with a movie and popcorn.
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Hannah Weaver and Taylor Zink learn about hot air balloons. Flying their balloon is Seth Monk and Matthew Winke.
The students were also treated to a teacher switch day. A Book Fair, arranged and staffed by the parent group FICS, was continued throughout the week. It gave classes a chance to visit and buy books to read. Students from the Port Clinton Middle School and Jefferson Elementary School also had the opportunity to attend the Book Fair and select new books to read. I. C. students had an opportunity to attend an in-school field trip and experience Going Green for K-2, Native American Games for 3 and 4 and how to make and fly a Hot Air Balloon for 5 and 6.
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