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Mary Alice and I were so honored with a special Community Service Award from Otterbein North Shore Tuesday. Pictured here are (L-R) Otterbein North Shore Administrator Rhonda Wolpert, John and Mary Alice Schaffner, retiring Otterbein CEO Don Gilmor, and Board Member Paul Lockwood. Also honored was St. Joseph Catholic Church, winning the 2nd Mile Church Award; Concept Rehab, Inc., winning the Vendor of the Year Award; Anna Glasmire, Volunteer of the Year and Forest Carter, Philanthropist of the Year.

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Mary Alice and I just got back from attending the Annual Conference of the Association of Free Community Papers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. No doubt, you have heard much about the demise of newspapers. You don’t have to look far to see what is happening. I have now spent close to 30 years in the Free Newspaper business, and based on what I learned in Myrtle Beach, our industry is thriving and looking for growth, in spite of our economic woes. We have built a model where we can own and improve community information websites without pillaging our local “paid” circulation. I heard while driving from Toledo Airport to home on Monday that “paid” circulation papers lost 7% of their circulation just in the last six months. We are in the midst of a great “sea change” in the newspaper industry. However, prospects for the Free Community Paper model continue positive. Just don’t confuse one with the other. ––––––––– We had 133 entries in our Find Wylie contest this week. Our winner is Geri Lohman of Catawba who found Wylie in the Oak Harbor Golf Club ad on page 6A last week. Our “Win it on the Web” Contest winner this week is Virginia Kihlken chosen from 106 entries. Geri wins a $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores and Gini wins $20 in gift certificates from Cleats. We’ll hide Wylie again this week and 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, or … click on the “Win it on the Web” icon. You could be our next winner. ––––––––– Lisa Underwood gave us our first ideas as to what could be done with the new “Green” Beacon newspaper delivery bags. She suggests making bows for your holiday trees, colorful and weather proof! Great idea, Lisa! ––––––––– Habitat for Humanity’s “Application Day” will be this Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to Noon at Trinity Methodist Church on Adams Street in Port Clinton. If you ever wanted to win your own home, but couldn’t quite make it financially, this could be a great opportunity. For more information, call Habitat for Humanity at 419-734-7074. ––––––––– A free workshop to develop skills to turn a layoff into meaningful employment will be conducted by Joan Washburn this Wednesday, May 5 from 6-9 p.m. or Thursday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Sutton Center in Port Clinton. Joan has 27 years of successful sales, marketing and executive management experience and is a certified life coach. ––––––––– The Port Clinton Women’s Club will hold its annual spring Mother-to-Mother Sale this Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Port Clinton Knights of Columbus Hall at 109 E. Perry Street. Admission is 50-cents or a donation to the St. Vincent DePaul Society food pantry. ––––––––– The Immaculate Conception youth Group is selling Little Caesars Pizza kits until Friday, May 8. If you don’t know any of their members, you can order by calling Carol Fox at 419-734-1239. ––––––––– I got a nice note from Don Caldwell, who lives in Lakeside. He noted with all of the talk and political posturing about water-boarding and such, remember that it was just 67 years ago when a number of local soldiers got captured in the Philippines at the start of World War II, and were forced to endure the Bataan Death March…lest we forget. –––––––––

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Wagoner Hosts Town Hall Friday State Senator Mark Wagoner will be holding an open door meeting on Friday, May 1, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Ida Rupp Library to provide an opportunity for his constituents to meet with him and to share ideas and concerns regarding state government issues. As a member of the Senate Finance & Financial Institutions Committee, Wagoner is playing an integral role in the development of the state’s two-year budget bill - House Bill 1. Though the bill is still pending in the Ohio House, Senators have begun informal hearings, recognizing that with a slow economy, limited resources and a deadline of June 30, this year’s budget will be especially challenging to pass. “From the school funding plan to concerns about the use of one-time federal funds to balance the state budget, there are a lot of issues on the table that could have a major impact on the people I represent,” Wagoner said. “I hope that this open door meeting will enable my constituents to share their views about the budget and any other issues affecting them.” The Ida Rupp Library is located at 310 Madison St, Port Clinton, OH 43452. Those who cannot make it on Friday, may always contact Senator Wagoner at his Columbus office via e-mail:; via phone: (614) 466-8060 or by mail: Senator Mark Wagoner, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

DD The Duck No Longer Making Rounds DD the Pekin duck was hatched in April of 2007 and brought to the Wolfe family in early June that year. DD was raised by former Port Clinton Yacht Club caretaker Dick Wolfe. We are sorry to report that DD, Port Clinton's "Duck in the Truck" passed on last week.

Spring into Boating This Weekend Ken Alvey, President of the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association, cannot think of a better location than the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton for a spring boat show. “The location is perfect,” he said while drawing up plans for the fifth annual Catawba Island Boat Show that will be held May 1-3. “The golf course, restaurant, tennis courts and other amenities are all located right on the water, making it easy for us to come in and put on a boat show with fun attractions.” There will be no charges for admission or parking, features Alvey hopes will appeal to the public in

the current economic downturn. At no cost, visitors will be able to board and even test drive a broad selection of power and sail boats that will be displayed in the water and on land. Additionally, preparations are being made to host some golf and wine-themed activities. The event serves the Lake Erie islands region that has one of the highest numbers of boats per capita and greatest densities of boats

PC Schools Hire Middle School Principal After a state-wide search, Port Clinton Middle School will have a new principal in August 2009. At the April 21 Board of Education meeting, Carrie Sanchez was hired to replace retiring middle school principal Bob Nobles. The selection committee consisted of Patrick Adkins, Superintendent of Schools, district administrators and Board of Education members, plus a panel of middle school teachers. Sanchez is currently employed by the Bellevue School District as the Director of Choral Activities. She has also served as President of the Bellevue Education Association, Director of Dramatics and Co-Coordinator of the High Schools That Work/ Making Middle Schools Work Reform Initiative at Bellevue Schools. She was chosen for the position from over 40 applicants. Sanchez received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Ohio Northern University and her Masters in Educational Administration from Bowling Green State University. "We look forward to the energy, enthusiasm, and leadership that Carrie will bring to Port Clinton Middle School. She is a dynamic leader and we look forward to her joining our team.” stated Adkins. She met the Port Clinton Middle School staff last week after school and stated, "I am thrilled to work in the Port Clinton City School District, a district I have admired for many years.” She added, “It’s exhilarating to see such motivated teachers who are connected with students and student success.” Carrie Sanchez resides in Port Clinton with her husband Paul and two daughters.

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per acre of water in the entire Great Lakes Basin. Boating household expenditures in nearby counties are eight to ten times greater than the state average. “Boating is big here,” said Alvey. “We look at this as kind of a kick-off party for the 2009 boating season.” The boats will be docked in the Catawba Island Club Marina slips, allowing for easy access to both the club and the open water. Show hours are noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 1; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. Additional information can be found at catawbaislandboatshow. com.

Magruder Opens Urgent Care Unit Magruder Hospital is opening its urgent care service, located in the emergency department of the hospital, on Friday, May 1. Urgent care will be available seven days a week from Noon – 7:30 p.m. including holidays, and no appointment is needed. Jan Troeger, Magruder’s Vice-President of Nursing, said that a typical visit to urgent care would include minor types of medical conditions. “Things like ear infections, sprains, simple cuts, burns or the flu, are the types of conditions seen in urgent care,” said Troeger. When comparing the service to seeing a primary care physician, Troeger said urgent care is not a replacement. “This service is not something that is replacing the services of our area primary care physicians. Urgent care is a service for people who don’t have a life-threatening condition, but they cannot wait for an appointment to see their physician.” Adding the urgent care service stemmed from a marketing survey Magruder did in 2007. The survey showed the community wanted access to urgent care, and that those surveyed wanted the service to be located at the hospital. “I think most people felt that instead of having an urgent care service located away from the hospital, it would be better to have it in the emergency department. This way, if an urgent care need turns into an emergency, you are right where you need to be.” Troeger said that patients will be evaluated at Magruder’s emergency department, which will determine whether the medical condition is urgent care or an emergency. “We follow specific medical guidelines in determining what is urgent care and what is an emergency. Once again, that is the advantage of having Magruder’s urgent care within its emergency department,” said Troeger.

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SoundOff Dear Editor, The Friends of Port Clinton Parks have sent an appeal to all the residents of Port Clinton and area to assist in their project of restoring Lakeview Park. If you were missed and would like to donate, please contact Sharon Mefferd, Treasurer, 113 Clinton, OH 43452. We need help with the fundraising projects that are held in the park three times in the summer. We ask you to volunteer two hours or as much as you want. Your community needs you. Help keep Lakeview Park beautiful and fun for everyone. Caroline Droll Port Clinton Dear Editor, For anyone who hasn’t already heard about it, there’s a

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big controversy over a study made by Director of Homeland Security and former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano…because this study tells us that the greatest terrorist threat to America is its own military veterans, not the people we are fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Needless to say, groups like the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and the Coast Guard are stunned that such an assertion could be made. They question the methodology of the study and so far have gotten no real explanation. Apparently, Janet Napolitano herself is unsure of the study. So is participating agency the FBI. The only solution, then, is to enable these people to have first-hand knowledge of the situation. That would involve all of them serving in a combat zone in the above-named battlegrounds in order to learn whether serving in the military makes one a terrorist. The ship can load these people in a week. There’s no need for training, because they already know everything. Bon voyage and let us know what it’s like out there. Carl R. Goodwin Norwalk, OH

on September 5, 2009 at the Lakeview Park, Port Clinton. An attendee requested copies of a cookbook the UAW Local 497 women’s committee created, “UNITED WE COOK”. We have found a way to honor that request. As the years go by and time marches on, this cookbook contains recipes someone’s family member submitted. You can obtain a copy of this cookbook for the cost of printing - $5.20. Since the cookbook’s original’s printing, the publisher does not have the book in its system nor does the UAW Local 497 exist at this time. The cookbook is being copied by a local printer. This we feel keeps money in our local community. I say, “Think global but work local.” For one day a year we can eat together and catch up. We worked, fought, played and helped each other. After all, that is what families do. I wish everyone now going through or continuing to go through this difficult transition in their lives the very best. All Past Standard Products Employees… see you in September. To get a cookbook -Website: www.spreunion. info or contact Arlene at 419-732-2375. Patsy “Patti” Cook, Reunion Organizer Port Clinton

Dear Editor, Time does not stop. I feel for the individuals and companies that have to rethink, retool, and realign life as they know it to survive this trying time in our nation’s history. As most area people know, several years ago Standard Products closed. It had as many as 500 employees at one time. The company provided paid health insurance, holidays and a good living wage. In turn, we had money to spend and save, plus pay local, state, federal taxes. Most of us that worked there can absolutely relate to those who are now going through the process either for the first time in their life or again. Our annual Standards Products reunion is set for 1 p.m.

Dear Editor, Mon Ami Restaurant and Winery and The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit would like to thank Ottawa County and all of the supporters who contributed to the Ottawa County Food Drive held at Mon Ami Restaurant and Winery. Although the food drive is over, contributions are still coming in. Thanks to all who thought of others before themselves in today’s economy. Maureen M. Saponari Human Services Director The Salvation Army Port Clinton

Danbury Township Meeting Overview FRIENDS OF PORT CLINTON PARKS May 9 Friends are sponsoring a benefit pancake breakfast in the shelter house at Lakeview Park Donation $5.00 for adults $3.00 for children 8:00am to 11:30am Friends will welcome visitors to see the recent remodeled shelter house with much needed pull down doors.

At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Board of Trustees held April 22 the following business was conducted: • Revisions to the safety policy were approved. • Further discussion was held regarding a barrier-free playground at Meadowbrook. Trustees tabled the issue until the property purchase is completed and a shelter house is built. • Revisions to the police policy were approved. • Trustees will ask the prosecutor to provide a response by April 28 regarding the mailbox issue on Mistic Bay Blvd. in

order to make a decision regarding paving of the road. • Trustees planned a special meeting for noon on Wednesday, April 29 for the purpose of deciding investment options for the money currently held in a CD that matures April 30 as well as to make a decision on road paving projects for 2009. • Bills in the amount of $39,973.51 were approved. • Police Chief Michael Meisler reported 243 incidents to date in April. • Zoning Inspector Rhonda Botti Sowers reported nine permits written to date in April.

May is National Tourism Month In 1984 following a joint resolution passed by the U.S. Congress, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation establishing that one week each May would be designated as National Tourism Week. Citizens would be urged to observe that week with ceremonies and activities that recognized the economic, cultural and social benefits created by travel and tourism.

Each year since, the U.S. Travel Association has promoted this annual celebration and provided assistance to communities planning their own events. This year’s National Travel and Tourism Week will be celebrated nationally May 9-17 however the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Centers in Sandusky and Port Clinton will be holding a month-long celebration. Lake Erie Shores & Islands is a partnership between the visitor bureaus in Erie and Ottawa counties. Millions of people travel to this part of Ohio each year to enjoy the many family fun and outdoor recreation spots. Statistics show that these visitors spend $1.4 billion dollars annually and this spending touches nearly every type of business. Tourism dollars generally stay in the local economy and benefit each and every resident. During the month of May, area residents will be encouraged to get out and explore the many destinations in their home county and also “cross the bridge” to visit places in the neighboring county that they may not have experienced before. Doing this not only means an enjoyable day spent close to home, but helps our residents become better able to communicate to others just how special this area is. Helping promote the area is a way that residents can help bring additional tourism dollars to the region, and in turn benefit themselves. One way the visitor bureaus will be helping residents explore Lake Erie Shores & Islands is with special offers available with the new Shore Savings Card, a discount card that can be used at dozens of locations throughout the region. Card holders can save on attraction tickets, dining, lodging, golf, and many other activities. A special Cedar Point discount coupon is also included with the card. The Travel Planner is just one of the components of Lake Erie Shores & Islands’ 2009 marketing plan. This plan includes television, magazines, billboards, internet, public and media relations, and many other approaches. Audiences and geographic areas to which the Lake Erie Shores & Islands message will be shared are carefully selected and responses are tracked to make sure the choices are right. Everyone is invited to drop by one of the Welcome Centers this May to help celebrate National Tourism Month. Each Friday free refreshments will be offered and visitors will receive a little gift just for stopping in.

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Community Calendar If you would like to submit an event or change the information to our Community Calendar it should be in the office by Monday 3:30 p.m. Attn: Charlene Deyoe, 205 SE Catawba Rd., Suite G, Port Clinton, OH 43452 or Call 419-732-2154 Fax, 419-734-5382 or e-mail: SPECIAL NOTICES: Friday, May 8th at 6 p.m. GUIDED BIRD WALK, KAUFMAN PROGRAM & SONGBIRD BANDING DEMO! Patterns of Bird Migration in North America with Kenn Kaufman- Join Kenn Kaufman at OurGuest Inn & Suites, Port Clinton on May 8th or May 15th at 6 p.m. This event includes a guided bird walk at 8 a.m. on Friday before Kenn’s program and a songbird banding demonstration on Saturday at 10 a.m. Meet at the Observatory for these two parts of this event. Program fee is $25. Call Black Swamp Bird Observatory for your reservation at 419 898-4070. We accept credit card payment by phone. We are located at 13551 W. State Route 2, Oak Harbor Ohio 43449 Friday, May 8th at 8 p.m. Ohio Young Birders Club Benefit Concert & Raffle Mango Mama’s, Port Clinton, Ohio. Help us raise money for the OYBC! Buy a $10 ticket which gives you admission to the concert and a chance to win a one night stay in a Jacuzzi room at OurGuest Inn & Suites in Port Clinton Ohio. Tickets available at OurGuest Inn & Suites and Black Swamp Bird Observatory. For information about the Ohio Young Birders Club visit www. Saturday, May 9th International Migratory Bird Day Events all day at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, and the Magee Marsh Boardwalk & Bird Center SUNDAY: ATTEND THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE - Check with churches for Summer schedules. 7:30-10:30am Breakfast & Conversation, St. John Lutheran, 2nd & Adams St. coffee, flavored coffee, Hot Chocolate & Breakfast rolls. Join others in the area for a relaxing morning. Call Bill Fehnrich with questions 419-734-1116. 8:00am- Resurrection Lutheran Church- Coffee and Fellowship 2370 NE Catawba Rd.-Catawba Island 9:00am- Resurrection Lutheran Church- Worship and Sunday School 2370 NE Catawba Rd.Catawba Island NOON- AA at St. Thomas Episcopal Church undercroft, 214 E. 2nd St 4:30pm - BINGO- St. Boniface Church, 215 N. Church St., Oak Harbor doors open 4:30, Games begin 6pm. MONDAY: 6:15am-7:45am PCHS Natatorium Morning Swim Thru PC Rec. No school\No swim. 1 month $40, Seniors 65+ $20 or $2 per swim, $1 for seniors. Passes available at City Hall. 6:30am-AA Meeting-Resurrection Luth. Church-2370 NE Catawba Rd.-Catawba Island. 6:30-7:15am Danbury Local Schools Adult Swim. $2\adult. Swim passes available $22.50\15 swims. 9:00am-Noon Food Pantry, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 165 Toussaint St. 419-8980852 (Open to anyone in BCS school district). NOON- AA at St. Thomas Episcopal Church undercroft, 214 E. 2nd St. 2:00 pm- Sit-Fit 55+ a 45 min. program designed for active agers. Strength, flexibility, balance and increased energy are built upon. Call; The Vineyard on Catawba: 419-797-3100 4:00-5:00pm Danbury Local Schools Arthritis Swim. $2\adult. $1/students. Swim passes available $22.50\15 swims. 5:00-6:00pm Danbury Local Schools Open Swim. $2\adult. $1/students. Swim passes available $22.50\15 swims. 5:00pm-Bingo at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 507 E. Main St. Marblehead. 5:30-6:30pm Yoga for Intermediate/ Flexibility / Strength / Relaxation. At the Catawba Is. Community Center, 3307 NW Catawba Rd. Call to Register: Edwina Minor, Certified and Registered RYT 500. HM: 419-956-0375 / Cell 330256-0414. 5:30pm Magruder Conference Center: Cardio/ Pilates - 1/2 hour of aerobic exercise followed by 1/2 hour of Pilates core exercises. Bring a mat or towel. $3 per class 6:00-7:00pm Danbury Local Schools Rental Time. $2\adult. $1/students. Swim passes available $22.50\15 swims. 6:00pm Bay Area Toastmasters, Commodore Perry Inn & Suites, Banquet Room, PC 2nd & 4th of the month. Public welcome. 7:00pm -AL-ANON at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. 2nd & Jefferson St. 7:00pm-1st Monday/ea. month Women’s

8:30am - 1st Wed/Month Breakfast with April PC Senior Center East 3rd St. PC 12:00 - AA mtgs.@ St. Thomas Episcopal Church undercroft, 214 E. 2nd St. Port Clinton. 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study - Boundries in Marriage at Chapel on the Lake 12:00 - Port Clinton Artists Club @ Ida Rupp Public Library. 5:00-6:00pm Danbury Local Schools Open Swim. $2\adult. $1/students. Swim passes available $22.50\15 swims. 5:30pm - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) #949. Oak Harbor Library Community Room, 147 W. Main St. Call 419-898-9205 for more info. 5:30-6:30pm Weekly Bible study Methodist Kids Club, ages 4-13, @Bible Methodist 150 Maple St, Port Clinton. 5:30pm Magruder Conference Center: Cardio/ Pilates - 1/2 hour of aerobic exercise followed by 1/2 hour of Pilates core exercises. Bring a mat or towel. $3 per class 6:00pm Marblehead Main Street Merchants mtg., @ Avery’s Café. Open to public. Meetings always held on 1st Wednesday of each month. 6:00pm-PC Nazarene Church, 205 W. 4th St, Dinner, Children, Teens, Adult Activities. 6:30pm- Jr. High & High School youth group at Chapel on the Lake. Contact Nathan and Elizabeth Davenport for more information. 7:00pm - Family Night @Erie Shores Assembly of God, 220 Gill Rd. 7:00-8:00pm Danbury Local Schools Adult only open swim. $2\adult. Swim passes available $22.50\15 swims.

Group @ Faith Methodist, 5th & Jackson St. 7:00-8:00pm Danbury Local Schools Open Swim. $2\adult. $1/students. Swim passes available $22.50\15 swims.

TUESDAY: 6:30am -AA Meeting-Resurrection Luth. Church -2370 NE Catawba Rd-Catawba Isl. 8:00am -Men’s Prayer Breakfast @ Trinity United Meth. Church, 135 Adams St., PC 8:15am- Walk the Halls to Fitness at Port Clinton High School Enter at the Performing Art Center by 8:30am Every Tuesday and Thursday when school is in session For more information call 419-732-2102 or 9:00am -Woodcarvers meet @ St. John’s Lutheran Church. 9:00am- Authentic Man Study: Every first and third Tuesday of the month @ Chapel on the Lake Noon-Rotary Club at The Elk’s Lodge #1718, 231 Buckeye Blvd. 1:00pm -Euchre Games every 1st and 3rd Tues. of each month. Port Clinton Sr. Center, East 3rd St. Port Clinton. 1:30 pm- Quiet Strength Yoga- A unique blend of yoga postures and stretches. Perfect for 55+. Accented are balance, breathing and flexibility. Call: 419-797-3100 The Vineyard on Catawba for more information. 4:00-5:00pm Danbury Local Schools Open THURSDAY: Swim. $2\adult. $1/students. Swim passes avail6:30am - AA Meeting, Resurrection Luth. able $22.50\15 swims. Church, 2370 NE Catawba Rd.-Catawba Isl. 5:30pm Weight Watchers, @Otterbein North 9:00am - NOON Food Pantry at St. Paul’s Shore Retirement Community, mtg. 6pm weigh United Church of Christ, 165 Toussaint St. Oak in at 5:30pm. Harbor 419-898-0852 (Open to anyone in BCS 5:30pm Magruder Conference Center: Strength school district). Training - Works all the major muscle groups. 10:00am- Women’s Bible Study; Daniel-Mary Bring a mat or towel. $3 per class Hall @ Chapel on the Lake 6:00-7:00pm Quiet Strength/ Yoga-lates at the 4:00-5:00pm Danbury Local Schools Open Vineyard on Catawba (Off West Catawba Rd.) Swim. $2\adult. $1/students. Swim passes availCommunity Room. Welcome anytime. Ques- able $22.50\15 swims. tions can be directed to Certified Instructor: 5:30pm Magruder Conference Center: Strength Toni Garrett 419-732-0992 Training - Works all the major muscle groups. 6:30-8:00pm Hatha yoga class, Gentle to the Bring a mat or towel. $3 per class experienced 25th year of teaching classes. @ 6:00pm-Trap and Skeet Shooting, Camp Perry Magruder Hospital 2nd floor Conf. Ctr.419-6352337. Call Linda Green for more info. 419-635-2337. 6:30pm -TOPS #1487 Resurrection Luth. Church. NE Catawba Rd., Catawba For More Info Call Marylou Carroll 7974283 Weigh in 6:30, mtg. At 7pm. 7:00pm Authentic Man Study: Every first and third Tuesday of the month @ Chapel on the Lake 7:00pmWo m e n’s Bible Studies; Song of Solomon- Marlene Jensen @ Chapel on the Lake. WS N NEW HOMETOW 7:30pm Council MeetRumor Take This ing, Council of Salt in a ra G a h it w Chambers 7:30pm Knight of Columbus 1st&3rd Tues the Watch ldss Change of old Ho Local Auxiliary each month, Bergeman Hall 109 E. Perry St. 8:00pm -AA @ St. John’s Lutheran Church Hall, Stone St., Marblehead.


Shooting Club. 6:00-7:00pm Quiet Strength/ Yoga-lates at the Vineyard on Catawba (Off West Catawba Rd.) Community Room. Welcome anytime. Questions can be directed to Certified Instructor: Toni Garrett 419-732-0992 6:30pm- Bingo at Immaculate Conception School Auditorium. 7:00pm- American Legion Post #113 Meetings 1st of each month. 118 Monroe St. 7:00pm - Marblehead Village Council meeting 2nd Thurs of each month. 7:00pm -TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 1531 @ the Senior Citizens Center. 7:00pm- Stepping Out: A Journey Thru the Psalms of Ascent- Carolyn McDaniel @ Chapel on the Lake. 8:00pm - AA AL-ANON at Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams St. FRIDAY: 6:30am- AA Meeting-Resurrection Luth. Church-2370 NE Catawba Rd, Catawba Isl. 7:30am Fremont Chapter of International Referral Network meets every Friday at Divinci’s Coffee House, 115 South Front St. Any business welcome. 10:00 AM- Sit-Fit 55+ a 45 min. program designed for active agers. Strength, flexibility, balance and increased energy are built upon. Call; The Vineyard on Catawba: 419-797-3100 2:00-5:00pm Care & Share Open, 924 Lake Street Gypsum. 7:00pm - Al Anon Meeting - St. John Lutheran Church-122 W. Ottawa St., Oak Harbor. 7:30pm - AA Resurrection Lutheran Church 2370 N. E. Catawba Rd. Catawba Island. 8:00pm - Oak Harbor Conservation Club “ Friday Night Pistol”. SATURDAY: 6:30am-AA Meeting-Resurrection Luth. Church, 2370 NE Catawba Rd., Catawba Isl. 8:00am-1:00pm Blood Drive at Catawba Island Hall, Community Rm, 3307 North West Catawba Rd. Appt. call Marcia Adams 419-734-6360. 8:00am- Men’s Breakfast-Chapel on the Lake @ Big Boppers, Rte 163, Marblehead. 8:00pm-AA at St. Thomas Episcopal Church undercroft, 214 E. 2nd St.

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by memwas honored formation Rollie Unckrich group since its Commander work with this Unckrich received the Outgoing Flotilla der Officers for his to bers and visiting ago. Past Flotilla Commangrowing this new Flotilla for nal event: in Huron 2 years der of the Year” in 2008 day long educatio activism on the “Flotilla Comman as well as their and 22 + members tain John Smith Safety Day. the annual District Vice-Cap Huron Water Ed Monaco, ore, Bob Beall conducted in 2009 Captain unit District Rear Commod 09E-08-05. Guiding this mander Flotilla outgoing Division g and Vice-Cominstalled Ceremony for “Swearing In” Commander Jim “JT” Tremellin were also cers Offi will be Flotilla In addition, the Flotilla Staff busiest Coast George Poulos. ad being the for the year 2009. Guard Station Marblehe t of this Flotilla is no accig year remains With US Coast the Great Lakes, the placemen for the upcomin on Guard Station Guard’s primary mission g will continue this Flotilla’s Safe dent. The Coast n. Commander TremellinSafety Exams, conducting of awareness Boater Educatio g complimentary Vessel promoting public work by facilitatinfor the public, as well as 7 PM. The next Boating Courseson the water. each month at Public Library. nd Wednesday of safety near and 2 Huron the the 14, 2009 at The Flotilla meets this flotilla, contact Wednesday January n OfAuxiliary and meeting will be ion on the USCGcltd.nett or the Public Educatio For more informat g at jimt@hmcltd.n y o ore Tremellin @ thee Watch ceremon the Change of ner ceremony was Commod Christine Crawford 2008 marked dinner cer: fi 13, The r with poinAuxiliary Flotilla. Saturday Decembe Coast Guard of Sandusky helping for the local US Yacht Club with Corso’s held at the Huron greenery. settias and holiday

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BY JOHN SCHAFFN ER store that located there BY JOHN SCHAFFN A partnership of square footage under in 1978. The total is still up in ER the air, but initial roof purchased by has purchased the Catawba Developers the group, including plans are Last week, when north end of the plaza The Sutton Center, to expand the Sutton Center’s offi I spoke that currently houstotals over 35,000 about the great dining ce space, plus create additional square feet. opes the John Fritz portunities in vate offices, storage office space for pridowntown and possibly for some City/County GovPort Clinton, I forgot to retail related business. ernment Complex mention A La Carte Café Snyder says that at on Port Clinton’s the south end of the downtown group would like far east end. That at the Madison Street viaalso market the to announcem duct. Breakfast or ent was out lot located along East made Tuesday by the guarantee you will lunch, I Harbor Rd. (State father and son team money’s worth. But,get your just in Route 163) between of Bob and Brian case you’d like to do better, the First Federal SavSnyder, who own we have a coupon for ings building on That ought to help them this week on page 4A. Catawba Mini Storthe some. west and the buildage. They have part––––––––– ing owned by Norm nered with several We actually forgot Thayer that formerly week. Sorry about to hide Wylie Walleye last other local investors that. We have had housed The Sand sonnel changes here some per- to purchase the 4.5 Box Gift Store on the east. decided not to hide for the winter, so we have acre parcel of land along with the propPHOTO BY CHRIS continuing our “Win Wylie until April. We are erty that includes what is According to Bob MCBAIN-BERRY Presently, plans call now The Sutton an Snyder, plans call it on the Web” Contest. Center. for a complete renofor vation of the This week, we had expansion of the 116 The 25,000 square understand that there Sutton Center. “We store and Theexterior of the former Pharm Evelyn Benton who entries and our winner is foot Sutton Center to card from Friendshipclicked her way to a $20 gas used to house The Pharm building that agencies in the Suttonare a number of the ment the Governmen complediscount store, seeking Center that were t complex to the our next winner, just Food Stores. You might be has been empty for nearly south. For leasing additional offi information, contact net and click on the log on to www.thebeacon. the original location of a year. It was lieve we will be able ce space, and we be- Brian Snyder to at Snyder Group of a Food Town says “Win it on the Web” accommodate that,” Compaicon. Snyder. The final use nies at 419-797-63 ––––––––– 03. of the building As part of a National Jeff Dornbusch vice held on Martin Day of Community SerSelected as Treasu Luther King Day this rer of Port Clinton day, January 19, United MonCity School Distric sponsoring a special Way in Ottawa County is t perishable food itemsfood collection drive. Nonmay be dropped Sutton Center in The Port Clinton Port Clinton or at off at the Center in Ottawa County. any Senior Board of Education City School District excellence.” as its new treasurer hired Jeff Dornbusch dent of the stated David Belden, Presi––––––––– Board of Education. at the Tuesday, January 13 board In spite of the horrible “His extensive experiences weather on Saturday, lected meeting. Mr. Dornbusch was se, both from business they had a very good turnout for the Catawba fied from a field of several highly quali- and educational settings, will help Island Bloodmobi applicants based bring innovation le. woman Linda Snyder,In fact, according to chair- and knowledge of upon his experience Treasurer.” and efficiency to the office of school Belden continued, they were able to their quota for the “We have exceed a Masters in Educationa finance. He has been blessed to event. have l Administration outstanding contriand undergraduate butions from Jack ––––––––– degree in Business Coffman as our Acting Marketing from Bowling Archie Griffin is coming & Green State Uni- Treasurer for the past two months, and to Oak Harbor! It another coup by the transition of duties is versity. Mr. Dornbusch the had previously to Jeff will begin takni group. He will be Ottawa County OSU Alum- been the controller for Bassett’s IGA, Gor- ing place next week.” 19 at Oak Harbor here on Thursday, February don Lumber Company Patrick Adkins, High Superintendent pearance of the only School to speak. The ap- the Treasurer of Benton and is currently Schools stated, of “Jeff Carroll Salem Lowinner will benefit two-time Heisman Trophy cal School District. treasurer not only is a very well respected both in our area but across well as the Benton-Car the local Alumni Club as “The Port Clinton Board of Education the State of Ohio. We are very roll-Salem School dation. Tickets are fortunate Foun- is very excited to find $25 a treasurer of Jeff ’s to have a person of Jeff ’s caliber as and $50 for the dinner for the dinner and speech stature after a thorough part of our team, and I look and autograph search process. forward to working you only want to with him.” hear him speak, thatsession. If We found strong mutual interests “I feel very fortunate in the only $5. For ticket pursuit of educational ticket is Dornbusch to have the opportuinformation call Louis will replace Dr. Paul and operational schroeder at 419-898-54 DamLock- nity to work for yet wood who recently 40. retired from the district. district in Ottawa another great school County” said Dorn––––––––– busch. The Oak House 2009 at Harbor Lanes on Bowl-A-Thon will be held February 8 from 1-4 BY MAYOR JACQUE more information p.m. For LINE A. BIRD bowler, contributor on participating either as a or sponsor, call Lisa our previous year. 419-734-4417. According However with our Byers at The year current connection 2009 celebrates to the flyer sent out applications for tap Director Lisa Byers, by versary of the incorporati the 118th Anni- Marbleheads, the number could rise to 651 taps. The Water Departmen on of the Village of is Striking!!!” (Get “The Difference You’ll Make Marblehead. t has plenty of capacity Village of it???) additional growth. to take on On January 2, 1891 ––––––––– to be sound, in spite Financially, the Water Department continues State Representative of the many challenges hard work, dedicationour fore-fathers, through Water Revenue Jeff Wagner of Sycamore, placed before it. The who represents a of incorporation with and belief met their goal and continues Fund is operating within its couple projected budgets Southern-most Townships, of Ottawa County’s municipality. By Aprilthe establishment of our Next spring to support itself in compliance will be the speaker the next 4th Thursday at tration was formed of 1891, the Adminis- clarifying we will begin construction on a with state laws. Republican Lunch new tank that will work at the Port Clinton Griesser, Pres. Pro with: Mayor—Winslow fier to assure in tandem with the solids contact Elk’s Lodge on BuckeyeBunch Tem—Tim Larkins, existing clariNo reservations necessary… Blvd. cilmen—Henry Pokey, Coun- This project our production capacity of 400 gallons just show up! For ey, William Schmidt John is per minute. being further information Burns, Jerry Tracdone due to a requiremen and Dan Griesser. , contact Joyce Murphy EPA that 419-734-3459. at Eberwine and Legal Advisor—SolomonVillage Clerk was George dancy all systems have sufficient component t from the Ohio in the event of equipment s to assure redunOne of the first plans Slauss. of action was to develop failures. Previous ––––––––– been ments and build a projects have Village Depart- lationcompleted along these same requiremen Village jail which of new feed pumps. ts, including instalopened Thus the dream for the village began and December 7, 1891. Along with the new I hope many of you 118 years later. continues to this day, chemical feed system clarifier, we will also be constructin remember my niece, Though the names g a new that incorporates have changed over redundanci the required Alison Wilford. Well, mains consistent with our fore-fathers the years, the goal re- age and es, a new block building for activated equipment she's now Alison carbon storEn- commonwealth as an enduring place to sustain our prominent to meet feed system, and other equipment right…and on Mon- current and future upgrades state standards and to dwell, work, and all Ohio EPA requiremen necessary day, she gave birth the soul of each generations. This mission is deeply visit for upgrades are all a result ts. These of EPA requiremen seeded in elected official, employee, to her second child, and visitor to volunteers, resident to not only comply with all requiremen ts and are being done the municipality. we ts, will Though but Mason Christophe be to mains able to continue delivering also assure funding and at a minimum, a quality product that 7lbs. 4 oz. Motherr Village of Marblehead and growth and cost continue staffing re- customers. to our to rise, the held steadfast in 2008. President Pro Tem and baby are doing Our sole Utility remains John Starcher continues the Village aison to the just fine. to Water Plant is in excellent condition Water Department. The Councilma BPA and Water Department. As be the Village Lisince top quality water to and n residents and visitors. continues to provide beyond” his Starcher continues to serve the village first elected, This is the result of role in all areas including “above –––––––– acting mayor. various committees and elected Board of Publicthe on going efforts of our employees The Ballet School and and Public Affairs, Because of his efforts, along with Affairs. our Board Water ballet class for 3 andis starting a new Pre-School consists of President Robert Our current Board Membershi 4 year olds. Classes Boytim, George Danchisen, p Utility offered by the Superintendent and employees, our of Tom Bird. Bob Biers held on Saturday village remains strong sole continues to lead mornings from 10:30 will be Plant and sound for future the department as and generations. All are applauded Superintendent. All a.m. Space if very – 11:00 Water for their efforts. calling Mary Ann limited so register today by partment maintain ongoingcertified employees of the Water DeSnider at 419-635-61 Continuing Continued next week. by the Ohio EPA to 06. maintain their Water Education as required itself has an EPA fi Certification. The lter rating of 400 gallons plant per minute per square foot area; this gives the plant a capacity gallons per minute or 552,960 gallons of 384 The average daily production per day. for the year was 127,113 gallons, which Sound Off ................ is 22.9% of our daily .....2A Real Estate rated capacity. The ................1-6B Beacon Bits ................ tion was 3,866,343 average monthly producgallons, which is 23.3%of ..4A Sports ...........................2B the monthly rated R Records .........................4A Business ................ production day thiscapacity. The maximum year was July 4th .......3B 320,500 gallons, which with E Entertain is 57.9% of the daily ment ..............5A Financial Focus ............3B rated capacity. Accordingly , the maximum production Commun S Schools ity Calendar ..4B month .........................6A gallons produced, was July with 6,930,100 Joy Riedl, Classifieds ................ which is 41.7% Marketing Director monthly rated capacity. of our fires a C Commun ....5B at Otterbein North ity Updates ...7A shot down range Shore, Currently, there are Yellow Page Dr. ............5B during the PC Area of Commerce’s Chamber Business water system. This 614 active taps on the Civilian is an increase of 14 Marksmanship After Hours sponsored by the Program at Camp from indoor fi Various V ring range PHOTO Perry’s new BY BARBARA

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This is a busy time of the year for many people, and this past weekend there was certainly a lot going on. In fact, there were so many activities that I did not get to even half of the events noted on my calendar. Though busy, it was a good weekend in many respects. A women’s retreat took place at Trinity United Methodist Church, beginning on Friday evening at suppertime and continuing through the evening hours. Then the gals went home, came back again on Saturday morning for breakfast, a program, an activity, then lunch, then more program. The event finished up in mid-afternoon. The main focus throughout was on personal prayer. This helped attendees to think about their prayer history, determine their own prayer styles and decide what prayer really accomplishes. Most important was the determining of what a woman’s relationship is to God when she prays. Another focus of the event was learning about Ruth Ann’s House, a county facility based in Port Clinton. It provides transitional housing for women who have been abused by spouses or others. It also houses the dependent children of these women. Barb Phillabaum was the speaker for that portion of the retreat. She said that Ruth Ann’s House assists women for up to two years. It helps them gain a sense of empowerment, helps with job readiness and job searches and provides a host of other programs. Eventually these women find the strength to get a new start in life by moving into living quarters on their own. Women attendees at the retreat had provided scrub buckets, cleaning supplies and cleaning tools for the women at the shelter. These were packaged so that each woman can take a set of cleaning equipment with her when she leaves the shelter to set up housekeeping for herself and her children. One of the most interesting facts I learned about abused women is that the facility in Port Clinton is now seeing women “of a certain age�. In years past, it was mostly young women with children who needed this assistance. Now it is not at all unusual for women in their fifties to seek help from spousal abuse. -----Most all of the regular readers of this column know that I have been doing some “preaching� at churches around this area. Although I had not planned for it, it turned out that I led worship and “preached� at two services at Trinity United Methodist Church on Sunday, filling in for Pastor Bruce Batchelor-Glader. The topic of the message was on the appearances of Jesus to his disciples after the Easter


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Visitors Bureau Board Accepting Applications The Board of Trustees of the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau is accepting applications for a new board member who will be elected at the organization’s next meeting on May 29. A recent resignation from the bureau’s board resulted in this available seat. The Board of Trustees is a 15-person volunteer body that has responsibility for overseeing activities of the bureau. Board members help to carry out the bureau’s mission - to encourage economic development of Ottawa County, Ohio, through the promotion of tourism for business, pleasure and enrichment. Trustees represent all geographic areas of the county and a variety of business categories. Applicants must be residents of Ottawa County. Interested individuals should contact Ottawa County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Larry Fletcher by May 8. Contact information is as follows: Larry Fletcher, Ottawa County Visitors Bureau, 770 S.E. Catawba Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452, 419-734-4386 x-223,

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“Maybe Baby, It’s You” Opens May 7th

Rehearsals have been a riot with the cast taking full charge of their vignettes. Director Jan Huston has given the One Fabulous Cast free reign to build their crazy characters as they wish. At the last rehearsal, cast members who had not seen the other vignettes, were laughing and almost falling out of their seats. And, everyone is having fun doing “Maybe Baby, It’s You”. The One Fabulous Cast includes: Matt Parker, Jaclyn Kromer, Shaina Frisch, Angela Fishburn, Dan Jadwisiak, Dave Baker, Steve Heineman, Keith Fisher, Louise Palmerton, Deb Jadwisiak, Melinda Bahnsen, Sarah Leidheiser, Jan Baker, Don Doell, Susan Doell, Margaret Meinke (Helbing), Susan LaFountaine, Cassandra Warren, Bonnie Segaard, David Kihlken and Eric Martin. It is highly suggested reservations be made early, as the One Fabulous Cast has been ‘selling’ this production to all their relatives and friends. Reservations may be made by calling 419734-5044 and following the prompts. Production dates are May 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 and 17th.

Walleye Festival Ride Tickets For Sale Advance Ride tickets for the 2009 Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival are now available. Each ride ticket is $35 and good for the entire Walleye Festival weekend. The Walleye Festival will run from Thursday, May 21 to Monday, May 25 at Waterworks Park along the shores of Lake Erie. Quantities are limited so please buy them early. Deadline to purchase Advance Ride Tickets is May 21 at 5 p.m. Make checks payable to Main Street Port Clinton. Advance Ride Tickets may be purchased at the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau located at 770 S.E. Catawba Road, Great Lakes Popcorn located at 60 Madison Street in Port Clinton and Mary’s Blossom Shoppe located at 125 Madison Street in Port Clinton.

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Ex Libris Bookshop in downtown Marblehead will be hosting an author signing and a dollar book sale during the Lakeside Daisy Festival on Saturday, May 9. Author Perry Peskin, nature photographer and volunteer botanist, will be signing copies of his book “The Search for Lost Habitats: 30 years of Exploring for Rare and Endangered Plants” which features the rare Lakeside Daisy. His work is based his continent-wide botanical treks and has over 400 photographs of notable plants. His message throughout is “saving rare habitats will save rare plants”. He is a writer who interlaces narrative, humor, science and illustration, making these plants come alive to the reader. Peskin will also have some of his matted photographs available to purchase. The author signing will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Ex Libris Bookshop 110 W. Main Street, Marblehead. The store hours for the dollar book sale will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Webkinz ~ Yankee Candles ~ Jody Coyote ~ Groovy

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Schools Ottawa County Top Ten Banquet Honors Students Three hundred and thirty-four students, parents, teachers, administrators and honored guests were in attendance at the Nineteenth Annual Ottawa County Top Ten Banquet held on April 22. The event was sponsored by the Ottawa County Cabinet of Superintendents and North Point Educational Service Center and held at the Camp Perry Clubhouse in Port Clinton. This banquet honors the top ten academic students from each school within the county and they, in turn, select and honor an educator who made a positive impact on their life. The following top ten students from the local area were recognized: Oak Harbor High School - students honored with teachers who inspired them are: Allison Bast and Jeffrey Hall, Halie Bergman, Amy Sutter; Gregory Diefenthaler, Natalie Karr; William Durivage, Ronald Dowling, Eliabeth Gruber, Annette Nordlunc; Timothy Laderach, Tim Laderach; Ryan McPherson, Amy Laughlin; Amanda Schmidt, Henry Walter; James Vassello, Douglas Slagle and Jenna Zunk, Susan Hany. Danbury High School - Allegra Flores, Judith Bishop; Alyssa Hamann, Candee Hurt; Troy Hammersmith, Susan Hartman; Joseph Ihnat, William Lucas; Jacqueline Lammers, Ryan Beam; Benjamin Pusateri, Larry Indorf; Tikhon Ruggles, James Rinaldo; Nathan Stecher, Eugene Pe-

luso; Destiny Taylor, Paula Ward and Eric Uhinck, Sande Measimer. Port Clinton High School - David Alvares, Karen Ferdinandsen; Brian Baranek, Maria Blessing; Kristen Brahier, Jim Lamb; Paul Carman, Rodney Miller; Andrea DeLeon, William Hollister; Courtney Kast, Scott Cross; Phillip McDonough, Robert Walls, Joseph Passabet, Brian Stitak; Robert Szabo, James Mozina and Elizabeth Torres, Ty Roth. Earl Johnson, former Ottawa County Superintendent of Schools, presented six $750 Earl J. Johnson Scholarship Awards to the following students: Adam Bianchi (Put-inBay), Allison Bast (Oak Harbor), Joseph Ihnat (Danbury), Breanna Humbarger (Genoa), Andrea DeLeon (Port Clinton) and Kerri Shaffer (Woodmore). Allison Bast (Oak Harbor) was recognized as being the recipient of the Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award. The award, named for the former State Superintendent of Schools, is presented to the outstanding senior in each county throughout the state. The Ottawa County Cabinet of Superintendents ($250) and North Point Educational Service Center ($500) attached a the honor. The entire program is made possible via the support of the county superintendents’ cabinet and the many donations from area businesses, individuals, and organizations.

The Scholarship Winners with Mr. Johnson and North Point E.S.C. administrators are: standing from left, William Lally, Superintendent—North Point E.S.C.; Joseph Ihnat (Danbury); Allison Bast (Oak Harbor); Kerri Shaffer (Woodmore); David Bianchi (Put-in-Bay); Andrea DeLeon (Port Clinton); Breanna Humbarger (Genoa); Kent Watkins, Executive Director—North Point E.S.C. Seated: Earl J. Johnson

Oak Harbor Senior Receives All-Scholastic Award Allison Bast, a senior at Oak Harbor High School, was the recipient of the Franklin B. Walters AllScholastic Award at a recognition luncheon held in Columbus, OH on April 22nd. The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award was established in 1989 by Ohio’s County Superintendents to recognize and promote student achievement and academic accomplishment. The award bears the name of Dr. Franklin B. Walter, who served as State Superintendent from 1977-1991. One student from each of Ohio’s eighty-eight counties receives this award based on academic achievement, standardized test scores, athletic participation and community service. Pictured from left: BCS Superintendent Diane KerAllison was accompanied by her parents, Rich- shaw, Oak Harbor High School senior Allison Bast and ard and Kathy Bast, District Superintendent Diane North Point Educational Service Center Superintendent William Lally.

Port Clinton Middle School Completes Hoops for Heart Event Students and staff at Port Clinton Middle School recently completed a successful Hoops for Heart event. The students raised over $1600 for the American Heart Association during the event that ran from March 19 through April 3. The winners of the PCMS Girls 3 on 3 Hoops for Heart Tournament were: Paige Culver, Tiffany Colston, and Kristin Wood. The winners of the Boys 3 on 3 Hoops for Heart Tournament were: Cody Smith, Ian Chandler, Ka-

Kershaw, North Point Educational Service Center Superintendent William Lally, North Point ESC Executive Director Assistant Superintendent Dan McCarthy and North Point ESC Executive Director Kent Watkins. Allison plans on attending the University of Cincinnati this fall majoring in Biomedical Engineering.

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Kenneth Young, 93, passed away peacefully in Springfield, Missouri on April 24, 2009. Ken was raised on a dairy farm west of Port Clinton on the Fremont road. He was the son of Albert and Carrie Young and had three sisters, all deceased, Eurdine Black, Evie Lay and Irene Mackey. Ken was a WWII veteran who survived the sinking of his ship the USS Hovey. He married a local girl, Elizabeth Pool, who was the daughter of one of Port Clinton’s pioneer physicians, Henry Pool. She was a long-time elementary school teacher in the Port Clinton School system. Ken and his late wife, Elizabeth (Betty), both graduated from The Ohio State University in accounting and will probably be cheering for the Buckeyes for eternity. Ken established Young’s Floor Covering in 1955 which is still in operation. He was active in many local organizations including a stint as past president and charter member of the Port Clinton Rotary Club, an active member of the Port Clinton Yacht Club and a long-time board member of the Port Clinton Library. He is survived by his son, Tom Young (married to local Port Clintonite, Bonda (formerly Hendricks) and their two daughters, Mollie and Katie, who now live in Reno, Nevada and his daughter Polly Egbert and her two daughters, Sarah and Samantha, who resides in Springfield, Missouri. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date in Port Clinton.

Gerald A. Hallier, 85, of Lakeside-Marblehead, OH died Friday, April 24, 2009 at his son’s residence, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation was held on Sunday, April 26 at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, 7755 E. Harbor Road, Lakeside-Marblehead. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 27 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 541 Church Road, Lakeside-Marblehead, where additional visitation was held. Reverend Lisa Peterson officiated. Burial followed in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery where members of VFW Post #7572 conducted military honors. ••• Kathleen Rice Mutach died on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Per her wishes, a private graveside service was held April 24 at Clemons Cemetery, Marblehead, OH. The Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, Marblehead was entrusted with arrangements.

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BIRTHS A baby girl was born in Firelands Regional Medical Center on April 9, 2009 to Brenda and Ross Klima of Marblehead. On April 16, 2009 twin girls were born in

Firelands Regional Medical Center to Angela Isaac of Port Clinton.

Health Red Cross Offers Trainings The American Red Cross invites you to celebrate Red Cross Month by taking advantage of trainings that will teach you lifesaving skills. Classes being offered in May at Port Clinton’s Magruder Hospital, 615 Fulton Street, in the First Floor Conference Room are: Adult CPR – Monday, May 11 from 6– 10 p.m.; Infant/Child CPR –Wednesday, May 13 from 6 – 9:30 p.m. and First Aid Basics – Monday, May 18 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. CPR classes teach participants how to clear obstructed airways of conscious and unconscious victims, how to perform rescue breathing and how to administer cardio-

pulmonary resuscitation. Techniques differ from adult to child to infant. First Aid classes provide information on identifying and treating sudden illnesses. This includes treatment for shock and bleeding, burns, eye and nose injuries, bites and stings, fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, poisoning, diabetic emergencies, stroke, seizures, temperature extremes and rescues. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Class size is limited. Call the American Red Cross, 419734-1100 or email – .

Firelands Offers AARP Driver Safety Program Firelands Regional Medical Center is joining with AARP to offer the AARP Driver Safety Program on Tuesday, May 19 and continuing on Wednesday, May 20. The program will be held at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older, the program has helped millions of drivers of the past 25 years remain safe on today’s roads. The course will teach about current rules of the road, how

to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment, and how to make adjustments to common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Although designed for drivers age 50 and older, the course is open to people of any age. You do not have to be a member of AARP to take the course, and there is no final test to pass. The cost of the program is $10 per person. For information and to register, call 419-557-7410.

Reminder: Stress Reduction Offered at Magruder Dr. Keith Seibert will offer his Stress Reduction and Relaxation Program in the Magruder Hospital Conference Center. There will be a free informational session on Thursday, May 7th from 7-8 p.m., and the program will run on Thursdays from May 14th through June 25th from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost for the program is $10 per session or $50 if paid up front for all seven sessions. This program is for people who are looking for personal

and effective ways to handle stress, anxiety, pain, illness and life in general. While a doctor’s order is not needed, as with any new program or intervention, it is a good idea to discuss with a physician. This program should in no way replace any current course of therapy that a person and their physician are pursuing. Anyone who would like more information can call 419734-3131 ext. 3363.

Firelands Receives ACR Accreditation in Mammography Firelands Regional Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Digital Mammography as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). “Digital Mammography is the latest diagnostic imaging technology available in the region,” explains Lori Kuns, Manager, Women’s Health & Wellness Center at Firelands Regional Medical Center. “The technology provides incredibly sharp images immediately available to the radiologist and also allows the radiologist to magnify, adjust contrast, rotate or pinpoint areas of concern on the digital image for clearer readings. Other benefits of digital mammography include a shortened procedure time for the patient, reduction in the need for repeat exams due to under or over developed films and better visualization of the breast tissue, particularly for

younger women or women using hormone replacement therapy, who may have dense breasts.” The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by boardcertified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report. Firelands is proud to bring to the area the highest quality of care for prevention and early detection of breast cancer. To schedule an appointment for Digital Mammography, call 419-557-7840.

May 8th 2009 7:30 p.m. The Sandusky State Theatre featuring soloists: Nat Chandler & Carol Dusdieker

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MatureLiving Edgewood Says Thank You to Volunteers National Volunteer Week 2009 was celebrated on April 19th – April 26th. The theme of this year’s recognition was “Celebrating People in Action” which was to commemorate the countless ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things through service. On April 23rd Edgewood expressed admiration and gratitude to their many caring volunteers with an appreciation reception. These are individuals who selflessly give their time and talent to impart joy and happiness to the facilities family of residents.

A buffet table was decorated with purple and white flowers as well as matching purple napkins and plates. The table was spread with chocolate éclairs, iced cookies and a decorated sheet cake. Along with the desserts and coffee a special punch was also offered. Robert Blankenship captivated the audience with his voice as he sang a variety of Southern gospel selections. About half way through, certificates entitled “Hands that Serve….Hearts that Care” were presented to each group to thank and honor them for their exemplary dedication to

volunteer service, Edgewood’s organization, and the residents. “This was so nice. The music was beautiful!” said Elma Cuevas, their newest volunteer.

Ottawa County Seniors Sell Cookbooks Juanita Mills-Persely, Chairperson of the Ottawa County Senior Activities Committee has announced that its second cookbook, “Oldies But Goodies II” has been received and is now available for sale. “Not quite in time for Easter but definitely in time for Mother’s /Father’s Day, graduations, weddings , and Christmas. Our first cookbook, “Oldies But Goodies”, was such a success that we sold out in less than four weeks.” A follow-up to “Oldies But Goodies from the Seniors of Ottawa County, Ohio”, “Oldies But Goodies II” is comprised of over 300 recipes ranging in a variety of “handme-down” recipes such as “Poor Man’s Steak”, “Huevos

Rancheros” and “Kool Aid Pie”. The cookbooks sell for $10 each and can be purchased at any of the Ottawa County senior sites, at the Ottawa County Courthouse or at the Ottawa County Senior Resources, 8200 West State Rte. 163, Oak Harbor. The book will also be available at the May 13th Senior Day at Camp Perry. Volunteer Elma - Elma proudly shows off her cerProceeds from the sale of the cookbooks will go to the tificate. individual senior sites according to the number of books each site sells. For senior site locations call Ottawa County Senior Resources at 877-898-6459 or 419-898-6459 or Juanita Mills-Persely at 419-732-2617.

Miniature Golf Begins at Magruder The Magruder Hospital VIP Club will begin Miniature Golf at Island Adventures on State Route 53 North in Port Clinton, beginning May 8th. The group will meet regularly on the 2nd Friday each month from May through September. The doors at Island Adventures will open at 11 a.m. For $10, participants can enjoy golf, pizza and refreshments. Magruder’s VIP Club is for those 60+, and applications can be picked up in the Magruder Gift Shop, the Fulton

Street Café or online at and click on Seniors in the upper right corner. VIP members receive a bi-monthly newsletter with information about activities, screenings, updates and special events. This group also plays cards and games each month and bowls at Harbor Lanes from October through April. For more information, call the VIP line at 419-732-0208 or visit and click on the events calendar.

Spring Senior Day Tickets Available Ottawa County Senior Resources and Magruder Hospital have once again teamed up to present Spring Senior Day 2009 “All That Jazz” scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 at the Conference Center at Camp. This year’s theme – “All that Jazz” will feature the B-C-S High School Jazz Band and the Danbury High School Choir. The 2009 Senior Hall of Fame awards will also be presented during the

event. Tickets are $6 and went on sale April 15 at all Ottawa County Senior Centers, Magruder Hospital and the Senior Resources Office in Oak Harbor. Tickets need to be purchased prior to the event. For more information, contact your local senior center or call Senior Resources at 419-898-6459 or 877-898-6459.

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Rod Miller, Director of the Port Clinton High School Band, is looking for veterans. In keeping with tradition, veterans will be honored during the May 17 annual Sousa Concert. This year, there will also be a special recognition for World War II veterans, in particular Iwo Jima survivors. If you or someone you know is an Iwo Jima Survivor, contact Rod Miller at 419-734-2147 or The Sousa Concert will be held at the PCHS Performing Arts Center beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 17.

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Edgewood Manor’s Red Hat Club meets monthly for tea, sweets, cards and crafts. The club, which has a growing membership, presently consists of eighteen ladies and one man who is their honorary Red Hatter. With tables decked out in red and purple table cloths topped with cloth napkins, the members are treated like queens and a king drinking out of real china tea cups. It is a special monthly event they all look forward to.

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th Thursday, May 7

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Schedule of Events 133 B Maple St., Port Clinton Behind Community Market and McDonalds

Owner: Treva Burkholder -15 years experience Formerly of Sue’s Grooming Salon

5:30 pm 6:00 pm

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7:30 pm

Social Salad bar, two soup selections, rolls, dessert, beverage & cash bar Learn from the Experts about Osteoporosis and How to Prevent it! May is National Osteoporosis Prevention Month. Find out ways to prevent Osteoporosis. Information will also be presented about Shoulder Disorders. Guest Speakers: James R. Berry, MD and Thomas A. Olexa, MD, Orthopedic Surgeons, Sandusky Orthopedics & Rheumatology Bless This Mess - Learn How to De-Clutter Presented by: Lori Esposito, Sandusky Library Door Prizes

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Business Indebancorp Holds Annual Meeting of Shareholders The Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of Indebancorp in honor of its 75th Anniversary. The was held Tuesday, April 21 at The National Bank of Oak bank combined efforts with the Oak Harbor in Oak Harbor. At the meeting, shareholders reHarbor Athletic Boosters to purchase elected Board members James Dunn, Charles Hablitzel a new, state-of-the-art digital sign for and Thomas Spangler to serve as directors of Indebancorp the Oak Harbor High School. for two-year terms expiring in 2011. They will continue to Executive Vice President John A. serve with board members John Caputo, Dean Davis, Dr. Hermes then reviewed the 2008 results Dennis Laub and Gary P. Macko. of operations and financial perforPresident and Chief Executive Officer Gary P. Macko mance of the holding company, Indereviewed the 2008 annual report. In anticipation of the bancorp. Earnings for 2008 were $1.1 bank’s 75th Anniversary in 2009, the theme of the 2008 re- Terry Clabaugh million, with assets of $158 million. Gary P. Macko, President and CEO, port celebrates the bank’s history, employees and service to its communities. Macko then noted that The National announced the staff promotion of Terry Clabaugh to Vice Bank of Oak Harbor is celebrating its 75th Anniversary, President. Terry Clabaugh has 38 years banking experience Director of the bank include, from left: John and several events are planned throughout the year in and joined The National Bank of Oak Harbor in 2007 as Caputo, James Dunn, Dean Davis, Gary P. Macko, honor of this achievement. Macko is only the 4th Presi- an Assistant Vice President and commercial loan officer. Thomas Spangler, Dr. Dennis Laub and Charles dent in 75 years. Past Presidents include O.L. Teagarden, His experience ranges from retail banking, multi-branch Hablitzel. Thomas F. Palmer and Dean D. Davis. “Our bank offers manager, commercial, installment, real estate and agriculstability,” stated Macko, “which is evident by the longevity tural lending. Terry is a member of the Fremont Rotary of our management and our staff.” “Our goal remains to Club, the Portage Valley Flying Club, a past board member be an independent community bank.” Macko highlighted of the Sandusky County United Way and Fremont Memothe remodel of the Curtice office, which was completed rial Hospital Foundation Board. in October of 2008. “The undertaking of such a project The National Bank of Oak Harbor is a wholly owned Air Conditioning shows The National Bank of Oak Harbor’s commitment subsidiary of Indebancorp with $158 Million in assets. Firelands Mechanical - to the Curtice community,” Macko stated, “We are looking The bank offers a complete line of banking products and forward to servicing the financial needs of all the com- services at four full service locations, three cash dispensAmway/Quixtar munities we serve for years to come.” Lastly, Macko shared ing machines and one mortgage loan production office in Sharlyn Kaiser - the story of how directors of The National Bank of Oak Northwest Ohio. Learn more about The National Bank of Auctioneers Harbor wanted to provide something for the community Oak Harbor at

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Banners/Signs/Graphics Bumbera Design -

BBQ & Caterers Bar-B-Que Bills Ribs & Chicken Shack Bar-B-Que Traveler, Inc. -

Boat Haulers Dave’s Marine Transport

Boat Names & Vehicle Graphics Bumbera Design -

Catering Grandma’s Back Yard Barbeque

Chambers of Commerce Marblehead - Oak Harbor - Port Clinton - Put-in-Bay -

Community Action WSOS -

Community Builder United Way - 211 -

Construction Wrights General Contracting

Dog Grooming Boutique Specializes in Skill, Comfort and Care BY CHRIS MCBAIN-BERRY ASSISTANT EDITOR The comfort and care of the animal is the first priority at Treva’s Grooming Boutique, which opens officially May 4th. Owner Treva Burkholder, who operates the business at 133 B Maple Street in Port Clinton (behind Community Market and McDonalds), says that she has always loved animals and grooming dogs and has had 15 years of experience as a groomer at the former Sue’s Grooming Salon in Port Clinton which closed in 2000. Treva’s business space has been transformed to a light blue and white facility dedicated to the practice of her profession. (The work was accomplished with the help and supervision of her 10-year-old dog Tony Bologna). There are separate bathing tubs for big and small dogs, two grooming tables, fatigue mats to keep the dogs up off the floor and items for sale in

the front of the boutique such as toys, treats, leashes and shampoos. A grooming consists of a shampoo, a nail cut and hair cut or trim featuring a hand scissor finish. The dog’s pads are cleaned and “they don’t go home until a comb can go through every inch of their hair,” she said. There are also different shampoos for dogs that have allergies or sensitive skin or fleas. A moisturizer is also offered if they have dry skin. Walk-ins are accepted for a nail trim. As a member of the Dog Groomers Association of America, Treva adheres to the Code of Ethics which states, in part, that she enhances the beauty through proper grooming skills and helps to create the style that best suits the individual pet and its owner. She Owner Treva Burkholder grooms also continues to educate herself and her dog Tony Bologna. her patrons in the proper care and welfare of their pets. Affection and by 7 a.m. so people can drop off their gentleness to all are part of the Code. dogs and the dog can stay until they Grooming is by appointment Mon- are off work. Perhaps one Saturday a day through Friday. “I hope to open month,” she added. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Call 419-734-0411 for an appointment. Big, medium and small dogs are welcome.


Port Clinton Native Named to Board

The Giving Tree -

Dinner Theatre Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre


The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Board of Trustees has welcomed Diane L. Hawk, a native of Port Clinton, as its newest member. Hawk joins the Board’s 14 other members in helping establish policies and future direction for the Hayes Presidential Center, a multi-faceted facility dedicated to our nation’s 19th President Rutherford B. Hayes. Hawk replaces James A. Hoffman, who left the Board due to job reassignment. “It is an honor to be asked to join the Hayes Presidential Center Board of Trustees. I am really excited to be part of such an organization,” Hawk said. “In the person of Diane Hawk, the Hayes Presidential Center Board of Trustees has acquired an incredible asset. Her seemingly limitless energy and take-charge attitude have contributed immeasurably to the success of past projects and are certain to enhance the future direction of the Hayes Presidential Center,” said Board President Stephen A. Hayes, great-great-grandson of President Hayes. Hawk is a native of Port Clinton. She and Hal have two daughters, Megan and Morgan. The family resides in Fremont.

Wrights Electric -

Emergency Assistance Red Cross - Salvation Army - Underwater Recovery Team -

Employment and Training Services Northcoast Jobs Connection (The Job Store)

Fashion Glamorousity -

Generators Firelands Mechanical

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Local Government City of Port Clinton - Ottawa County - Village of Oak Harbor -

Massage Therapy The Kenny House -

Mental Health Addict. Svc. Mental Heath Recovery Board -

Mental Retardation/Develop. Disabilities Ottawa County Board of Mental Retardation

Mentoring Big Brothers-Big Sisters -

Non-Profit Health Care American Cancer Society - Stein Hospice - Ottawa County Health Dept. -


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Financial Focus Investing Lessons from the Vineyards As an investor, you can get plenty of advice from financial experts on the evening news or cable financial shows. But you may actually be able to learn some deeper truths about investing by observing other professionals — such as winemakers. At first glance, you might not see what GARY COON, these “guardians of the grape” can teach EDWARD JONES you about building an investment portINVESTMENTS folio. After all, they’re shaping Sangiovese while you’re seeking stocks, they’re bottling Burgundy while you’re buying bonds, and they’re mastering Malbec while you’re monitoring mutual funds. Where’s the connection? Start by considering the life cycle of wine and the concept of “vintage.” For example, a particular wine is labeled a 2005 vintage if it is made from grapes that were predominantly grown and harvested in 2005. Yet given the requirements of wine production, this 2005 vintage may not actually hit the markets until 2008 — and some aficionados may think the wine won’t taste its best until 2018.

If you translated this type of scenario to the financial world, you could say that the 2008 investment “vintage” was not promising, given that the value of almost all investments — even the quality ones — fell last year. But if you were to hold these quality investments for the long term — as you should, because investing is a long-term activity — you might find that the 2008 vintage investments may eventually become productive vehicles that can help you achieve your financial goals. So, what lessons can you learn from winemakers? Here are a few suggestions: • Be patient. Winemakers put a lot of time, effort and money into planting today’s grapes — for which they will not see one penny of profit for many years. Yet they have the discipline to wait patiently until the products of their labors come to fruition. Are all their wines successful? No — and all your investments may not be, either. But given enough time, quality investments can usually help you work toward your financial goals. • Have faith in your strategy. Wine drinkers’ tastes can change from year to year. Yet winemakers don’t rip out their vineyards and replant them with today’s “hot” varietal. Instead, they cul-

tivate the grapes they’ve planted, make the best wine they can and maintain their belief that their products will find a market. As an investor, you can’t allow yourself to be swayed by today’s hot tips and trends. Instead, build a portfolio of quality investments that can stand the test of time. • Adapt your goals to your situation. One of the most famous winemaking regions in the world, Napa Valley, contains a number of microclimates that vary by temperature, rainfall and soil. Napa Valley winemakers know which grapes will do best in which microclimate, and they concentrate their efforts accordingly. And you, as an individual investor, should make your investment decisions based on your own “microclimate” — your risk tolerance, family situation, time horizon and other factors. In other words, you should choose those investments that are best suited for you and that have the best chance to help you meet your goals. Investing, like winemaking, is filled with challenges. But by observing how winemakers work, you may learn some things that can eventually help you raise a glass to your own success. This article was provided by Edward Jones.

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Marblehead Boy Scouts Help Clean Keepers’s House and Cemetery

Spring Opener Sale!


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Mon. - Fri. 9-6 • Sat. 9-3 • Sun. 11-3

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Home Improvement Marblehead Boy Scout Troop 331 gave a helping hand to Ottawa County Historical Society volunteers in giving the Wolcott Keeper’s House and Cemetery a thorough spring cleaning. The troop, The cleaning team, from left are: which is spon- Seth Bowser, Curt Laubner, Devin sored by the Thompson, Dennis Elias, Shay M a r b l e h e a d Rickard and Ken Fleming. PHOTO BY KATHY LEONARD. Chamber of Commerce, murals at the shed between pitched in with rakes the House and the annex. and trash bags to get the The house will be open for grounds of the 1820s stone tours between 10 a.m. and house and nearby Wolcott 3 p.m., with the dedication Cemetery in order at the ceremony at Noon. Spe9999 East Bayshore Road cial music will be provided complex. Their reward, by John Wilkie, a Lakeside along with pride in a visisummer resident. The projtor-ready historical site, was ect was conceived and dea pizza lunch at the annex/ signed by local artist Jodie gift shop. McCallum of Jodie & ComThe Wolcott Keeper’s pany Gallery in Marblehead. House summer season will The design was applied to preview on Saturday, May panels and standing figures, 9, Lakeside Daisy Day, with with the help of Dennis the unveiling of the Kids Kennedy, then painted by Cabin murals and photo elementary and high school art students from the Danbury Public Schools. Lea Mark and Sande Measimer are the art teachers. The project was underwritten by the Port Clinton Rotary Foundation. McCallum, a well known artist and children’s book illustrator, designed an outdoor scene with an 1820s frontier boy and girl on panels that will be affixed to the building. The photo murals depict Lighthouse Keeper Benajah Wolcott and his wife-and subsequent lightNOW OPEN house keeper, Rachel. Visitors to the site can choose to immerse themselves further in the Firelands pioneer mode by using the whimsical backdrops. Visitors of all ages throughout the seasons have enjoyed 419.732.7321 exploring Firelands history, music, encampments, frontier crafts, and hearth cooking demonstrations at the Wolcott Keeper’s House.

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HomeImprovement Household Hazardous Waste Collection Set

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On Saturday, May 2nd, the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection. The collections will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. In order to bring materials to the collection you must be a resident of Ottawa, Sandusky or Seneca County. This includes all residents of Fostoria and Bellevue. Collection times are as follows: Last name A through M (9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.) and last name N thru Z (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.) In Ottawa County materials will be accepted the Ottawa County Fairgrounds on W. St. Rt. 163, Oak Harbor. The following paint and related products will be accepted during the collection in containers no larger than five gallons: latex and oil based paint, sealers, primers, coatings and spray paint aerosol cans. (Any paint can that is completely dry can be disposed of in your regular trash if the lid is removed.) Household pesticides (bug & rodent killers), Herbicides (weed killers), Insecticides (bug killers), fungicides (mold killers); Varnish, polyurethane and shellacs, wood stains, primers and strippers, paint thinner, turpentine, kerosene & lighter fluid; Household cleaners (oven & drain cleaner, & muriatic acid); Hand-held propane cylinders; Household batteries; Automotive fluids including antifreeze and motor oil; Fluorescent bulbs & compact fluorescent bulbs Mercury – solids & liquids, & thermostats; Ink Cartridges & Tennis Shoes NO CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS *(SHINGLES) This is a household collection only. Materials from businesses, governments or institutions will not be accepted. Also note that any paint can that is completely dry can be disposed of in your regular trash if the lid is removed. Residents are asked not to smoke and to stay in their vehicles while they are being unloaded at the collection. Questions may be directed to the OSS Solid Waste District Office at 419-334-7222 or toll free 1-888850-7224.


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OttawaOutdoors No Fishing License Required May 2 and 3 Ohioans are encouraged to take advantage of “Free Fishing Days� on May 2 and 3 and experience the great fishing Ohio has to offer, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. For these two days only, Ohio anglers may fish in any of the state’s public waters without having to buy a fishing license. During the rest of the year, anglers 16 years of age and older are required to have a valid fishing license. An Ohio fishing license is one of the best recreation bargains available, costing only $19 a year for residents. Ohio residents born on or before December 31, 1937 can obtain a free fishing license at any license vendor. Residents age 66 and older who were born on or after January 1, 1938 are eligible to obtain a reduced cost ($10) senior fishing license. A one-day fishing license is also available for $11, an amount that later can be applied toward the cost of an annual fishing license. A fishing license is required to take fish, frogs or turtles from Ohio waters. Fishing licenses are available at bait and tackle stores, outdoor outfitters, major department stores, as well as on the

Internet at Ohio’s Free Fishing Days were established in 1993 to promote fishing and allow Ohioans to experience fishing before buying a license. The offer is open to Ohio residents, and extends to all public waters, including Lake Erie and the Ohio River. An estimated 1.3 million people fish each year in Ohio. Great fishing exists around the state and throughout the year. In late winter and early spring, anglers reel in excellent catches of steelhead trout and walleye from northern Ohio streams. Spring also means great saugeye and crappie fishing. During the summer months, the fishing heats up on Lake Erie for yellow perch, walleye and smallmouth bass, while anglers on the Ohio River enjoy excellent striped bass fishing. The Free Fishing Days weekend offers every Ohioan of every age the chance to experience the fun of fishing. For anyone taking a young angler, there’s nothing more rewarding than teaching a kid to fish. Here are some helpful tips:

Keep it simple. Consider the child’s age and skill level. If this is their first time, shore fishing is recommended. Kids like to catch fish. The size of fish doesn’t matter to kids. But catching a fish - any fish - does. Choose a pond, lake or stream where they will easily be able to catch a few fish. Use simple tackle. A good rod and reel for kids costs between $15-$30. A spin-cast reel is easy to use and, after a few practice casts, kids usually have mastered it. Bring along a camera. Children love to show off pictures of their “big catch.� Keep the trip fun-and short. Let the child have a good time, even if it means taking a break. Take time out to explore and enjoy the time together. Be patient. Plan on spending some time untangling lines, baiting hooks, landing fish and taking pictures of big smiles and wiggling fish. By concentrating all your attention on your young angler, you’ll likely be developing a fishing buddy for a lifetime. For further information, contact: Tom Lavergne, Division of Wildlife, Northwest Ohio 419-424-5000.

Free Boat Safety Inspections Offered One way to ensure that recreational boating remains a safe and pleasurable experience is to get a free vessel safety inspection that is offered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft and its

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boating partners. More than 70 such inspections are being held as a free public service at public launch ramps and other locations around the state from late April through early June. In Ottawa County the free inspections will be offered at Mazurik Ramp in Lakeside on May 2, 16 and 17 from 8 to 10 a.m. The free safety inspections help increase safety awareness at a time when many Ohioans are launching their boats for the first time this year. Watercraft officers provide writ-

FOR SALE BY OWNER CATAWBA Newly decorated 2nd floor Condo.

POINTE FALLS CONDOS Open House Sunday 12:00 TO 3:00 10654 East Bayshore Road, Marblehead New Construction & Resale!

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2297 State Road • Port Clinton - 3BR Ranch 10342 E. Bayshore Rd - 3 BR, rear deck

$134,900 $139,900


ten courtesy inspection reports that allow boat owners to make any recommended improvements to their boating safety equipment. These inspections typically examine the condition of fire extinguishers, horns, navigational lights and distress signals, as well as life jackets and vests which need to be kept in good condition and readily accessible to all boat occupants. Information on required safety equipment, boating rules and other boating programs is available online at www.


1683 N. Windward Drive @ Come Sail A Way Condos, overlooking the Harbor. 4 Rooms + Full Bath Spacious deck, 30ft Boat Dock Call for Appt. Weekends 419-797-4416 Mon. thru Thurs. 740-392-4242

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Twelve-year-old Jonathon Hatfield of Oak Harbor participated in the youth spring turkey season. He bagged his first turkey ever while hunting with his father, Butch Hatfield, in the special youth weekend of April 1819th.








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3 BR, 2 bath in the Marblehead area. $850/mo furnisher or unfurnished 630-290-8791 9 YEAR old home. Private lane, 3 br, 2 full BA. More info 419-541-7013 LAKE FRONT House For Lease.- 3 Bed 2.5 Bath - Fishing Pier - - Also for Sale 419-616-3490 or www.

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FOR SALE by Owner Cozy two bedroom, one bath cottage. Property includes 30’ dock on East Harbor, 1 car garage, fenced yard and outside storage. Central heat/air, new roof and whirlpool tub are recent updates. There is a loft area for additional space. Price $94,900. Call 740386-3897 or 740396-2253 for additional info or to schedule viewing. 144 N.Bedford

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EXECUTIVE CATAWBA Home 4/5 br, 4 bth, luxury fixtures. Lease space $2000/mo. Lake Erie Vacation Rentals 419-656-3155

225 Cottage Rentals Port Clinton Cottage Sandy Beach- Sleeps 8 Wkly $650 419-884-9869

214 Office Space

308 Garage or Yard Sales

SPACE FOR LEASE 1,500 - 3,000 SF retail/ office space in shopping center, located near intersection of Routes 163 & 53, across from Wal-Mart Supercenter. HOTY ENTERPRISES, INC. 800-416-4689 or

NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE Sale May 1st and 2nd Marblewood Dr located off Bayshore, 1/2 mile East of Dean’s Gas Station from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lots to buy from boating, home, lawn, & garden

219 Storage Spaces

CATAWBA MINI STORAGE (Your Extra Room) Muggy Road, Catawba 797-6303 or 656-5263.

406 Help Wanted

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114 Mobile Homes

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118 Townhouses

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Drive up Docks 20 Ton Hoist Pet Friendly 60% are Floating Docks Ohio Clean Marina Mechanic On Site Discount on Fuel Easy Access to Lake Discount For First Time Dockers Clean Restrooms & Showers

202 Boat Docksrental DOCKAGE OFF the Portage River at Clinton Reef Club in Port Clinton. Includes water, electric, pool, hot tub, showers, dock box & laundry facilities. Daily, weekly, monthly or season. Call Dockmaster 419-7329934

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204 Condo-Rental 1 BR, efficiency condo in Green Cove Resort 1, by Davis Besse. Avil May-early June. Monthly or weekly. Call for rates 419-307-8953

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208 Houses for Rent



May 9th & 10th


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Learn about Nor’Easter Cove Special Offers for New Members & Dockers Special Deals Offered by 4 Exhibiters - COASTAL MARINE Brokerage



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515 Furniture 5 PIECE living room set. Micro fiber, new, life time warranty $675 419-897-9062 ALL NEW King pillow top 3 piece set $275 delivery possible 419-897-9062

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526 Miscellaneous For Sale 30’ BOAT dock w/ deck in Port Clinton. Asking $7500. 419 -332-1260 CAR INSURANCE SR 22 fillings - DUI Bonds monthly pay plan Call 734-2050 705 Boats

1977 23’ PENN YAN w/Tunnel drive, Avenger series/cuddy. Re-powered w/270hp merc and velvet drive transmission low hrs. & well equipped. Tandem axle Ez-loader trailer w/ surge brakes. Very clean/well maintained & ready to fish. 419-334-2607 days 419-635-2863 eves.

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• All Newly Remodeled 1440 sq. ft. • 3 bd./2 ba. unfurnished, New Appliances • Marina/Sunset/Lake Views with deck • $380,000.00 The Greene Team on Duty

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Lake Shore Realty One Grand Drive Port Clinton,OH 419-734-7355 For More Information Call: Larry Freedman 419-340-3570

Open House Sat. & Sun. May 2nd & 3rd 2PM-6PM Lake view. Across the street from Bay Point Resort’s beaches, golf, marina & tennis. Steps to private assoc. pool. Sleeps 6, 2 baths, 3 season room. Move-in condition. Fully furnished. $199,900 Mortgage rates are at historic lows right now! Call 440-871-3381



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New Listing

PORT CLINTON MOVE IN READY! Great location, excellent condition. Don’t wait to see this one!


Combine elegance with function and FUN in this exquisite 3 BR, 3 BA two-story. Extra large dock on a canal is great for entertaining.

419-734-5551 DEANNA JOHNSON 419-341-1766

Call DEBBIE CONTE 419-656-3356.


New Listing Saturday, May 2, 12 – 2 172 Bayview Dr., Port Clinton LOVELY WATER FRONT TOWNHOUSE CONDO 2BR/1.5 baths. Fabulous views of Lake Erie, front screened in porch, part finished basement. Bring your bathing suit and move right in! GLENDA WARD 419-341-0044

CATAWBA ISLAND Looking for that perfect get away or a great place to call home? This 4 BR two story home is idea w/ dockage available in this at the end of the street. ANNA HOLMES 419-341-0863

MOVE IN CONDITION 3 BR, 2 BA condo with neutral décor. Association pool & lakefront common area. Walking distance to Lakeside. A must see. JEFF WILLIAMS 419-350-2925

EXCELLENT VALUE Located in Elliston. Cozy 2 bedroom ranch, first floor laundry, floored attic storage, 2 car attached garage, and large lot. JENNIFER BEHNKE 419-898-0285

PACK YOUR BAGS And move right in this furnished, updated Catawba Woods Condo! Several new windows & glass sliding doors.

Preview www.4660CatawbaWoods RUTHIE CAPUTO 419-356-394

My Listings are “On the move...!” I”m a Certified Residentail Specialist (CRS®) who has all of the current technology at my fingertips. Together, this allows me to help you find what you’re looking for or help you get your property SOLD!

If you need help with buying or selling, give me a call! Ruthie Caputo 419-356-3947

Need to sell your home? But you’re upside down on your mortgage? Don’t lose hope. Call Me! Together we’ll, talk to your lender about a “Short Sale”. Call Debbie Conte


Sunday, May 3, 1 - 3 9042 Rockport, Marblehead

NEW LUXURY HOME 6 BR & 3.5 BA, Over 5,800 Sq. Ft. plus 60’ Dock. Price reduced for quick sale.

TURN KEY, WATERFRONT HOME Renovated, 3 BR home on Sandusky Bay. Enjoy the views; Enjoy the life! DEBBIE CONTE 419-656-3356. Open house Saturday 12-2!

Len Partin 419-356-8777 or Glenda Ward 419-341-0044

Ottawa County’s Sister Team...

150+ Feet on the River!

...Put the power of two to work for you!

Call Patti Kirsch 419-656-1781 or

Call Debi Bentlage 419-276-7755

Call for free no obligation home market analysis.


2 Bedroom Ranch on approximately 4 acres! 2 Outbuilings! Preview this home at Barb Gillum 419-265-1331 Like New Four Bedroom Home

CLINTON REEF CONDOMINUMNS 1 & 2 bedroom, furnished, lakefront condos with deeded dockage. Preview & PATTI KIRSCH 419-656-1781 DEBI BENTLAGE 419-276-7755

For information on over 2000 Homes For Sale or For Open Houses Schedules this week!

Catawba Near CIC

13 Room home of European 1 design boasts over 6,000 sq. ft. of quality living. Call...Len Partin 419-356-8777 or G Glenda Ward 419-341-0044


The Beacon - April 30, 2009  
The Beacon - April 30, 2009  

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