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Your local letter (postal) carriers will be picking up more than just mail on their routes this Saturday, May 9. They are asking for you to help them fill up the food pantries as well as donating some cleaning supplies, like disinfectant and personal hygiene items like soap and toothpaste. So, please fill up a bag with non-perishable items and leave them under your mailbox this Saturday. –––––––– We had 124 entries in our Find Wylie contest this week. Our winner is Cathy Swinko of Litchfield, Ohio who found Wylie in the Traveler’s Inn ad on page 6A last week. Cathy wins a $20 gift certificate to Mango Mamas. Our “Win it on the Web” Contest winner this week is Tom Dewitz of Oak Harbor chosen from 94 entries. Tom wins a $20 gift card from Friendship Food. 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. –––––––– The Catawba Island Bloodmobile is this Saturday, May 9 at the Catawba Community Hall from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome after 10 a.m. There will also be a bloodmobile at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church in Marblehead on Wednesday, May 13 from Noon to 5 p.m. To make an appointment, call 419-734-1100 for either. –––––––– The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is looking to honor veterans for Memorial Day. They want to display photos honoring them at Flat Iron Park May 22-29. They will blow up the photos on an 11x17 poster with a red, white and blue ribbon for only $8.50. If you would like your service man or woman’s photo featured, call the Chamber at 419898-0479 or stop by the chamber office at 178 W. Water Street. Deadline is May 20. –––––––– The Second Friday Fish Fry at the Port Clinton K of C Hall on East Perry Street in downtown Port Clinton, will be his Friday, May 8 from 5-8 p.m. A Perch Dinner is $10. –––––––– The Friends of Port Clinton Parks will be holding another benefit Pancake Breakfast in the Shelter House of Lakeview Park this Saturday morning from 8 – 11:30 a.m. Old friend Bob Underwood will be flipping the pancakes. Donation is just $5 for adults and $3 for youngsters. –––––––– After you have given blood at Catawba Community Hall, and eaten up all those pancakes at Lakeview Park Shelter House, head on up Sand Rd. for the Humane Society of Ottawa County’s Open House from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Shelter located on Christy Chapel Rd. (just south of Sand Rd.) –––––––– The Port Clinton Braves Pee Wee football cheerleading tryouts are this Friday, May 8 at 6 p.m. at Bataan Elementary School for interested students who will be in 5th or 6th grade for the 2009-2010 School year. –––––––– We heard from Jim and Bernie Puffenberger in Arizona last week. Bernie is a proud Mama (again). Her son, Ian, has been chosen for the Outstanding Student in Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology Award at Arizona State University. He will be honored at the annual School of Life Sciences Awards and Graduation Ceremony next Friday, May 15. Ian is a junior at ASU with a 4.0+ grade point average. He received the award through faculty nomination. Personally, I remember Ian as one of the local rug-rats on Grant Street! –––––––– Otterbein North Shore Retirement Community will be hosting its Classic Car Show this Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Travelin’ Lounge Lizards will perform from Noon to 2.

Tights, Tutus and Tap Shoes was the theme for the performance by The Ballet School at Port Clinton High School last weekend. These young performers were just part of the amazing hit show produced by Mary Ann Snider. PHOTO BY BILL MIGALA

6th Annual Lakeside Daisy Day Festival Saturday

Daisies Bloom Again Celebrate the blooming of the Lakeside Daisy by attending Marblehead’s sixth annual Daisy Day on Saturday, May 9. This annual event is held in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources open house at the Lakeside Daisy Preserve on Alexander Pike. As the Lakeside Daisy blooms only in one location in the United States, the limestone of the Marblehead Peninsula, the Village of Marblehead, Daisy Day Inc. and ODNR have prepared a day of tours, activities, special events and family fun. These groups have formed a partnership with Lafarge NorthAmerica, The Marblehead Bank, the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau and other local businesses and organizations to give visitors and locals a chance to celebrate the blooming of the daisy. Visit the Daisy Day website at for information about the festival. Or for more information, call the Ottawa County Visitors’ Bureau locally 419-798-4074 or toll free 800-441-1271. Contact for the Daisy Day Festival is Daisy Day Inc. president Reba Bishoff. You can reach Bishoff at 419-798-8120 or by email at


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8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Lions Club Pancake Breakfast MVFD Open House and Fire Truck Rides 9 a.m. Marblehead Bank Daisy 5K Run Begins Registration opens for Daisy Day Inc 2nd Annual Car Show in James Park 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lakeside Association Plant Sale on the steps of Hoover Auditorium 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lakeside Daisy Preserve Open House LaFarge Quarry Tourssubject to availability of seating.

10:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse ••• Otterbein Car Show and Chicken Dinner with Music by the Lounge Lizards, The United Way Way golf cart has arrived! This beautiful machine will be raffled off prior to the "Gem Beach Rocks Again" event in August. This custom cart is being offered by Drew's Custom Carts and will be on display at Gem Beach Marina as well as several local events in the coming weeks, including Saturday's Classic Car Show at Otterbein North Shore Retirement Center.

More Funds for Camp Perry

State Rep. Dennis Murray revealed funds that were allocated to the Camp Perry Joint Training Center Barracks I project in Port Clinton. The $222,680 distributed to this project was authorized and funded by Congress in the FY 2009 Military Construction and Veteran’s Affairs Budget. The project consists of constructing an 8,700 square foot barracks that will provide temporary housing for approximately 80 soldiers while conducting weapons’ qualification, training exercises and several other functions at Camp Perry Joint Training Center. “In addition to its regular mission as a military training base, Camp Perry serves as an economic engine and ambassador,” Rep. Murray said. “It has been the host of the NRAsponsored National Rifle Matches since 1907, Real Estate ................1-10B attracting competitors from across the world to Business ......................2-3B Ottawa County.” Sports ..........................4-5B The facility will be available for use by other Department of Defense units, Homeland Ottawa Outdoors...........6B Security organizations and federal, state and Classifieds ......................7B local law enforcement agencies. The facility Real Estate Trans. ..........8B will also be utilized during the National Rifle Yellow Page Direct. .......9B and Pistol Matches.

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Marblehead Lighthouse Museum Wolcott House tours 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Vendor Fair in James Park Children’s Activities Wooden Boat Society Boat Show U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Boat on display 11 a.m. Little Miss Daisy Contest •• Perch Sandwiches are served for lunch 1 - 3 p.m. Heritage Hall Museum Open - Lakeside 1 - 8 p.m. Art of It All - Jodie McCallum and Company Art Gallery Visual, Culinary and Performing Arts. Juried artist demonstrations throughout the day with wine, culinary delights and refreshments. 3 p.m. Winner drawn of 50/50 raffle Judging begins for Daisy Day Inc. Car Show in James Park 4 - 8 p.m. Live Music at Jodie McCallum & Company Art Gallery

Treasure Hunt Main Street Port Clinton has announced the creation of an Architectural Treasure Hunt in downtown Port Clinton. The idea was created with the goal of promoting historic buildings in downtown Port Clinton, educating the public about the importance of the preservation, focusing on the revitalization of Port Clinton’s heritage and helping the public appreciate the architectural character and charm of downtown. “The Architectural Treasure Hunt is a creative and fun way to showcase downtown Port Clinton’s architectural character and charm,” said Laura Schlachter, Program Manager of Main Street Port Clinton. Main Street Port Clinton hopes that the Architectural Treasure Hunt will make people excited and passionate about the history of our community. The Architectural Treasure Hunts can be picked up at the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau and at Mary’s Blossom Shoppe in downtown Port Clinton. Completed Treasure Hunts can be dropped off at Mary’s Blossom Shoppe by Sunday, May 24. The completed entries will be entered to win a television raffled off at the Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival held on Memorial Day weekend.


One! The finale of Tights, Tutus and Tap Shoes was performed by the senior dance students of The Ballet School. PHOTO BY BILL MIGALA

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SoundOff Many Hands Make Light Work The Danbury Trustees extend their sincere appreciation to the volunteers who helped plant cosmos seeds at Sackett Cemetery on May 2. It was a perfect day for planting and the work was completed in just over an hour. Many thanks to Sheila Blaho, Roland MacDonald, Jody Adams, Kim Hanville, Linda Zelms, Alexis Williams, Caitlynn Thompson, Betty Todd, Deb Burley-Biro and Margie, Billy and Cassie Klaehn. Danbury Trustees

Dear Editor, Anti-capitalists in the media and in this forum have been speaking out. They say capitalism has been a failure. That, however, is like putting a fifty pound rock on Michael Phelps back and blaming his swimming ability for losing the race. The invention of force and fraud we have seen when it comes to capitalism would represent the rock. These anti-capitalists claim that it is labor that has created our prosperity. Labor is part of it, but labor without the benefit of technology, equipment and machines that maximize production would not give us anywhere near prosperity we see today if any. The equipment, technologies and machines that increase the productivity of the laborer are the capital. For the anti-capitalist I would say, take out your cell phone. There you may see not only a cell phone but an instrument that may allow you to use the internet, take pictures and movies, send text messages and even twitter. Do you really think a government central planner could provide that at any reasonable cost? Left to the government you would probably be waiting for your last message Cassie, Billy and Margie Klaehn plant cosmos to arrive by a subsidized pony express. seeds along the cemetery fence line. Jim Boehm Port Clinton

Dear Editor, Congratulations to Coach Paco Romero at Port Clinton High School. How proud and fortunate we are to have you coach our daughter, Heather. Thank you. She has learned not only the skills of the game, but the benefits of good sportsmanship. You have, by example, taught her the importance of forming a cooperative, yet strong personality. She has learned the balance of picking battles, when to back down and when to more forward. I am certain that your “study tables� have guided many soccer players in the right direction with their studies. The “Team Academics Award’ that you received speaks loudly to this point. Personally, we are grateful for all that you have done for Heather. She would not be on the road to success without you. We hope that you will continue to be THE soccer coach for future teams that can only benefit from your skills with their sons and daughters, on the field and in the classroom. BRAVO, PACO!!! Michael and Patricia Hayes Port Clinton

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One-hundred-fifty residents attended a special community forum on April 28 to learn more about the Port Clinton City Schools Facilities Action Team’s plans for the future of the school district. Paul Shaw, Community Action Team Leader and team member Dr. Barry Cover said that the 25-member team has had several meetings to discuss school facilities but now needed input from the community to go any further. Participants shared their thoughts and opinions both through small group discussions with Facilities Action Team members and by voting with instant responder technology that showed immediate results. Five Master Facility Option Plans were presented to the group, and by the end of the evening the plans were narrowed to three via the responses from the group. The full presentation can be viewed on the school district website

at with the link to “Facilities� from the home page. During the meeting team members Becky Zoeller and Dan Weaver shared pictures of Port Clinton school facilities compared to other school districts. These pictures can be seen on the presentation posted on www. Community members are also urged to attend the 2nd Community forum on May 11 at 7 p.m. in the Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center. At that time site options and operational costs and savings will be discussed. Of those in attendance 95% stated they are in favor of improving Port Clinton City School facilities with 5% undecided. For more information visit or call 419732-2102.

Emergency Funds Available 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.

United Way in Ottawa County has announced The Emergency Food and Shelter Board has been awarded an additional $21,317 of federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. According to federal officials, “this funding is above and beyond the funds already awarded under Phase 27 and should be treated as such to address the great increases in unemployment and community need that are being seen by local boards and emergency service providers.� Public and private voluntary agencies interested in ap-

plying for Emergency Food and Shelter funds may contact Peggy Sneider at United Way, 419-734-6645, for an application or download an application from The application deadline is Thursday, May 14 at 4:30 p.m. The local Ottawa County Emergency Food & Shelter Board responsible for distribution of funds will meet May 22 at 9 a.m. at the Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry, Port Clinton. Please note the accelerated timeline for application and distribution.

Advisory Council Meeting The Coastal Resources Advisory Council will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. on May 7 at the Port Clinton Moose Lodge, 1105 W. Lakeshore Drive, Port Clinton. The council is comprised of 19 members appointed by the director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources


(ODNR) to provide advice on Lake Erie coastal management issues. The mission of the council is to advise the director of ODNR on the Ohio Coastal Management Program and to promote, protect, enhance and encourage the wise use of Lake Erie’s coastal resources and its watershed. The council meets quarterly at locations along Lake Erie, offering an opportunity for the public to see and hear about important lake-related topics, as well as offer their ideas and concerns relative to lake issues. Additional information about the Ohio Coastal Management Program and advisory council is available through the Office of Coastal Management web site at

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The Lakeside Annual Plant Sale will take place on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the steps of Hoover Auditorium, 115 Third St., Lakeside. This event will coincide with Marblehead’s ‘Lakeside Daisy’ Day festivities throughout the Marblehead Peninsula. All proceeds from the Lakeside Annual Plant Sale will help keep the Lakeside grounds beautiful throughout the Chautauqua summer season. There will be a variety of annuals, perennials, herbs, ground covers and small nursery stock for sale. Take this opportunity to make your garden and Lakeside’s grounds a showplace this summer. Save time and help Lakeside by purchasing your plants at Hoover Auditorium. There is no gate pass admission fee for this event.

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CommunityCalendar 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: charlene@ SPECIAL NOTICES: Friday, May 8th at 6 p.m. GUIDED BIRD WALK, KAUFMAN PROGRAM & SONGBIRD BANDING DEMO! 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. Tickets available at OurGuest Inn & Suites and Black Swamp Bird Observatory. For information about the Ohio Young Birders Club visit 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 WHY FAMOUS PEOPLE PRAY Virginia Park, worship leader in various local churches, will offer a reflection on prayer Wednesday, May 13th, 10:30 a.m. at The Vineyard on Catawba Community Center, 3820 E.Vineyard Village Dr. The public is welcome to hear this well-known local speaker. Refreshments will be served. Jet Express Birding Excursion to Pt. Pelee May 14th Excursion fee is $85. Call the Jet Express for your reservation at 800 245-1538. Pancake Breakfast- Lakeside Daisy Festival. Marblehead Fire Station Sat May 9 8-12 adults $5 under 12 $3.50 All you can eat. 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 9:00am-Noon-2nd Sunday ea month Breakfast Buffet 8:30 to 11:30 2nd and 4th sunday of each month at American Legion Post 113 corner of Sand Rd. and Christy Chapel (formerly ABC Market) Open to Public Handicap accessible Adults $6.00 Kids under 12 $3.00 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. 419-898-0852 (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 330-256-0414. 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. TUESDAY: 6:30am -AA Meeting-Resurrection Luth. Church -2370 NE Catawba Rd-Catawba Isl. 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. 1:30 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. 5:30pm Weight Watchers, @ Otterbein North Shore Retirement Community, mtg. 6pm weigh in at 5:30pm. 5:30pm Magruder Conference Center: Strength Training - Works all the major muscle groups. Bring a mat or towel. $3 per class 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 6:30-8:00pm Hatha yoga class, Gentle to the experienced 25th year of teaching classes. @ Magruder Hospital 2nd floor Conf. Ctr.419635-2337. 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 797-4283 Weigh in 6:30, mtg. At 7pm. 7:00pm- Women’s Bible Studies; Song of Solomon- Marlene Jensen @ Chapel on the Lake. 7:30pm Council Meeting, Council Chambers 8:00pm -AA @ St. John’s Lutheran Church Hall, Stone St., Marblehead. WEDNESDAY: 6:30am -AA Meeting Resurrection Lutheran Church, 2370 NE Catawba Rd-Catawba. 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. 5:30pm - 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. 7:30pm - Port Clinton Eagles Aux. Meeting 2nd & 4th Wednesday. THURSDAY: 6:30am - AA Meeting, Resurrection Luth. Church, 2370 NE Catawba Rd.-Catawba Isl. 9:00am - NOON Food Pantry at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 165 Toussaint St. Oak Harbor 419898-0852 (Open to anyone in BCS school district). 10:00am- Women’s Bible Study;

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Daniel-Mary Hall @ Chapel on the Lake 5:30pm Magruder Conference Center: Strength Training - Works all the major muscle groups. Bring a mat or towel. $3 per class 6:00pm 2nd Thurs of each month (Beginning 12/13) Support meeting for Chronic Pain Suffers & Loved ones @ Edgewood Manor Nursing Home, 1330 Fulton St., PC. 6:00pm-Trap and Skeet Shooting, Camp Perry 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 419-7320992 6:30pm- Bingo at Immaculate Conception School Auditorium. 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 419-7346360. 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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BeaconBits Now that spring is on the way you may be making more iced tea. I’ve got a good reliable “system” for making iced tea, and it’s worth repeating because it’s really easy! The BY VIRGINIA PARK tea is freshly brewed and it tastes better than anything made from using powdered mix out of a jar or from bottles or cans. If you want to try it, here’s how: Use your coffee maker. Fill the tank completely with water. In the coffee basket put three tea bags (I like Lipton decaffeinated - but use your preference), turn on the pot and let the water drip through, exactly as it would for coffee. You’ll have a lovely tea. Turn off the heat on the pot and either let the beverage cool down as is - or pour it into a pitcher. I keep a couple of two-quart heavy plastic pitchers on hand so that I can make two pots at a time. For the second pot I don’t throw out the first three tea bags but add two more to the basket. Fill the tank again, turn it on and let the coffee maker do its thing. After the tea is cooled, pour it into a pitcher, set it in the refrigerator. Voila! Cold tea is instantly available for you or your guests. And if I do have guests, I pour the tea into a pretty glass pitcher rather than to use the plastic ones. Loose-leaf tea can also be brewed in this way, but of course you have to put a paper filter in the basket to hold the tea. And you can experiment with various flavors. If you like stronger tea, then use more tea bags. If you like sweetened tea, you could put the sweetener in as soon as the tea is brewed. Anyway, it’s the easiest way to brew tea that I’ve ever found. You noticed that I am not using the term “steep”. I rarely leave tea to steep these days because there is always the question of when to take the tea out of the boiled water. This new method eliminates that problem. When the water is finished running through, it is finished. Your tea doesn’t get oily because the tea bags or leaves were left in the water too long. I used to make “sun tea” but then was told that there are a lot of germs in that… so it was time to try something else. ••••••••• Old neighbor and friend Lynn Jones called to say that the folks who like to drive and refurbish old cars are having their first “cruise-in” of the season on May 15. It takes place down at the Knoll Crest Shopping Plaza – that’s where Bassett’s Grocery Store is. They’ll be in the parking

lot near Route 163. This gets underway at about 5 p.m. and lasts throughout the evening hours. If you like old cars, you’ll enjoy seeing these. ••••••••• The crabapple tree in my front yard was in full, riotous, glorious bloom on the morning of April 30! It was really good to see it before the rains came again that day. The only “spring thing” I’ve really missed so far this year is plentiful forsythia in bloom. It seemed as if there wasn’t much of that. ••••••••• North Shore Retirement Community at Lakeside held its annual recognition banquet on Tuesday, April 28. In addition to a “State of Otterbein” presentation from CEO Don Gilmore (of the Otterbein Corporation headquarters in Lebanon, Ohio), there was a nice tribute to Mr. Gilmore. He is retiring this year. Having served on the Board of Trustees there for several years, I know that Don’s vision for North Shore (and for the entire corporation) has included very innovative thinking and implementation. Two of his concepts were ones that I admired greatly. One was his leadership in forming an insurance body that would insure not only all of Otterbein but also eleven other non-profit health care facilities throughout the nation. Being “self-insured” has helped, immensely, in keeping insurance costs down. Second, Don had a vision for changing the kind of health care provided to people who needed assistance in the “nursing home environment”. North Shore, just west of the Lakeside gates, now has “small houses” where residents who need skilled nursing care live in a homelike environment with meals, laundry, housekeeping, etc., provided as they would be in a home rather than an institution. Residents can even cook or bake if they want to do that. The “small house” on the Otterbein campus here in Ottawa County was the first anywhere in Ohio. Otterbein Corporation has continued to build “small houses” on its campuses and in other locations. So now more people are served in this method by Otterbein in Ohio than anywhere else in the nation. Some people live in the “small house” environment while undergoing rehabilitative treatment to prepare to return to their homes. Other people live there for longer periods of time. Awards were presented to various people and groups for services to Otterbein over the past year: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Marblehead received the “Second Mile Church Award”. This church provides helping volunteers, Eucharistic ministry, rosary services and mass on a regular basis, serving not only Catholic residents but helping all others as well. Concept Rehab, Inc. was named vendor of the year. It provides therapist staffing to help elders re-gain skills so that they may resume a full-range of activity and, in many cases, return to their homes.

The Beacon (owners John and Mary Alice Schaffner) received the “Community Service Award.” The Schaffners were recognized for being “champions of non-profit agencies” and for their willingness to publicize activities and services of Otterbein in (this) weekly newspaper. Anna R. Glasmire was named “Volunteer of the Year”. Mrs. Glasmire serves in several volunteer capacities, foremost of which is arranging for transportation for North Shore residents to leave and return to the campus for appointments, errands and other activities. Forest Carter was cited as “Philanthropist of the Year.” In addition to making monetary donations for various campus initiatives, Rev. Carter, a North Shore resident for many years, also works steadfastly on various projects. Currently he is helping in the workshop to cut out hundreds of 4-leaf clovers to be used at the 4-H Camp on Kelleys Island for each camper to use in building a lamp. He was termed a “deeply kind and generous man.” One more note about Otterbein North Shore is about Paul Lockwood of Oak Harbor. He has been elected President of the Board of Trustees. ••••••••• Year 2013 will be the two-hundredth birthday of the Battle of Lake Erie. That took place during the War of 1812 and the American fleet, under the leadership of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, defeated the British in a hardfought battle when Perry sailed out from South Bass Island (often known now as Put-in-Bay) to meet and engage the enemy. The Superintendent at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial (a national park) is Brenda Alvarez Stransky. Although new to the job this year, she is working diligently to plan activities and find federal funds to repair the monument in time for the birthday celebration. Don’t forget that there are plans to bring the U.S.S. Brig Niagara to the island twice this year. Dates are June 26-29 and for Perry’s birthday August 22-24. The Toledo Symphony Orchestra is already on the schedule to perform on Historic Weekend (the weekend following Labor Day). The first date this year for an orchestra performance on the island is July 5. That’s when the Freedom Symphony will perform with the Central Ohio Symphony. Mark your calendars for some quality times on the island. ••••••••• Other good musical entertainment takes place on the mainland. Take the short drive to Fremont to hear one of the “Verandah Concerts” performed on the porch of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Home. Be sure to take lawn chairs or blankets for seating. There’s an ice cream social at 6:45 p.m. preceding the one-hour concerts that begin at 7 p.m. The first one is selections from “Cinderella” by the Fremont Community Theatre on June 10. Then there is usually a concert on alternating Wednesdays. I want to be sure to attend the “Lost in the 50s and 60s” concert by the Streetwise Quartet on July 22. AND – don’t miss this one: the Ottawa County Bluegrass Band performs traditional bluegrass music on August 5. Concerts are cancelled in event of rain.

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

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Beginning with the 2009 season, a fee of $2 per person will be charged to climb the lighthouse. The fee is applicable to ages 6 and up. There will be no charge to visit the onsite Keeper’s House museum. A portion of the fees will benefit park improvements including a memorial brick walkway and the Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society’s lifesaving station education center. Proceeds will also be utilized for the Division of Parks operating fund. The original lifesaving station was located at the site of the current Coast Guard station from 1876 until about 1916 when it was torn down and a new building was erected. The e d u c a tion center, which will be located on

the grounds of the Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, will feature an original lifesaving boat and many artifacts currently in storage including cork life jackets, lanterns and a variety of other memorabilia. Interpretive presentations for groups will be conducted at the center. The Marblehead Lighthouse will be open for tours Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. beginning May 26. The last day for weekly tours will be September 4. Additional tour hours are Sunday evenings from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during June, July and August and the second Saturday of the month from May through October from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The on-site Keeper’s House museum is open the same hours as the lighthouse. For further information contact East Harbor State Park at (419) 734-4425.

Why Famous People Pray Virginia Park, worship leader in various local churches, will offer a reflection on prayer on Wednesday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. at The Vineyard on Catawba Community Center, 3820 E. Vineyard Village Dr. The public is welcome to hear this well-known local speaker. Refreshments will be served.

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Our 62nd Season Continues.... PRESENTS

Playmakers Opens Season’s Last Play Today Opening May 7th will be Playmakers Civic Theatre’s last production of the current 62nd Season, “Maybe Baby, It’s You”. The play will be performed on May 7, 8, 9 (no performance on Mother’s Day) and May 14, 15, 16, and 17th. This last performance will be a Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m. The curtain for all other shows will be at 8 p.m. Jan Huston is directing this series Deb and Dan Jadwisiak of eleven vignettes depicting various ap-

A Comedy by Charlie Shanian and Shari Simpson.

May 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 & 17 No Show on Mother’s Day Thurs. - Sat. 8pm • Sun. 2pm

proaches on how to pick one’s soul mate for life, approaches that cover ground from the first kiss to the not-so-golden years of marriage. A cast of twenty-two actors will play the many characters that were performed in the original run by only the two playwrights themselves, Charlie Shanian and Shari Simpson. Five of these actors, Susan LaFountaine, Sarah Leidheiser, Shaina Frisch, Cassandra Warren and David Kihlken, are new to the Playmaker stage. The actors in the show range in age from 17 to 81. Tickets for a performance may be reserved by calling 419-734-5044. One can also reserve tickets online by visiting www.pcplaymakers. org and clicking on “Contact Us.” This is Playmakers’ new website which offers many video, photo, forum, various links and newsletter features.

One-Act Plays Scheduled

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The Introduction to Theater class at Terra Community College will be presenting three one-act plays under the direction of Ronald Abbott on May 7. As part of their final grade, the students in the class are putting to use the knowledge they have gained in class and will be working in all aspects of this production. This includes acting, set design, costumes, publicity and gathering the props needed for the plays. The plays are: Philosophical Inquiry at the Edge of a Cliff by Matthew Calhoun, Clubs by Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller and The Poker Game by Jonathan R. Pickering, a Bellevue resident who is pursuing a degree in guitar performance at Terra. The performances will begin at 2 p.m. May 7 in Building E, Room 110 at Terra. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Michael Shirtz at 419-5592147.

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle - a 7th First Communion Grade Ecological Education Project Oak Harbor Middle School teachers Deb Triana and Becky Qusino presented their success story on recycling at the April 29 regular Benton Carroll Salem local school district board meeting. With Kelly Croy, they developed an education project that stimulated the creativity of their students while meeting the 7th grade Reading and Language Arts course curriculum. The goals were to introduce educational processes needed for the 21st century as they relate to students and the teaching methods used, develop an evaluation rubric that may be shared for similar projects in the future, meet or exceed the Ohio Academic content standards and present the results of the project. Students in the 7th grade classes were to develop an understanding of the impact that recycling can have on the environment. Initially students were tasked with researching the subject matter, developing a flyer on recycling, and preparing a visual reference that was made completely from recycled material. Upon completion of the initial project, the classes were divided into small work groups by randomly selecting a group project. Examples of the small group projects included developing an iMovie, Power

Point Presentation, or writing a book on the subject matter. If you are wondering, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an iMovie?â&#x20AC;?, welcome to the 21st century! An iMovie is just a fancy name for a home movie that can be created using a camera connected to a computer. According to Bryce Buderer, a 7th grade student in Mrs. Trianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class, when asked about what he thought of the project, he responded, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students learned more than they expected to learn.â&#x20AC;? When asked why he thought that students learned more, he replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was hands on, working in groups and physical stuff â&#x20AC;?. At the conclusion of the project, the students were provided an opportunity to present their material to Mrs. Pohlmeyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2nd grade students at R.C. Waters Elementary School, who also became very enthused about recycling. Middle school principal, Marie Wittman, was nervous because this project was taught much differently than traditional classroom instruction, but was very pleased with the results. The next regular board meeting of the B-C-S Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, May 26 beginning at 6 p.m. at the high school media center.

Developmental Screening Offered The Early Intervention Department at the Board of MRDD is having another developmental screening. The free developmental screenings for children birth to three years living in Ottawa County will be offered at the Ottawa County Board of MR/DD, 235 N. Toussaint South Road, Oak Harbor on Tuesday, May 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call toll free at 1-866-755-4440 ext. 3139 or local numbers are 419-898-0400 and 419-734-6650 ext.3139. If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make the scheduled time, please call and reschedule a time for an individual appointment.

Six students made their First Holy Communion at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Sunday, May 3 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. They are from left to right in the front row: Jenna Hafemeister, Seth Garber, Addison Barta; second row (L-R) are: Cassie Klaehn, Tug Tibbels and Kyndra Koenig. Father Daniel Ring officiated. To prepare for their First Holy Communion, one of the things the students did was to make bread and deliver it to some of the homebound members of St. Joseph which is one way to keep them connected to the parish community.

Matthew Reitzel, Mary-Claire Cole and Bob Rosiak enjoy the afternoon at Townhall Park In Oak Harbor where the Tree Commission planted a Pioneer Elm to celebrate Arbor Day. PHOTO BY M.E. ROSIAK

Danbury Middle School Schedules 5th & 6th Grade Open House Incoming 5th & 6th grade students (2009-2010 School Year) and parents are invited to attend an Open House on Monday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Danbury School Cafeteria. The purpose is to answer parent/guardian questions regarding the Middle School. Items to be discussed include: middle school staff introductions, teacher/student room assignments, student supply lists, student schedules, curriculum com-

ponents, student handbook, attendance policies & procedures, recess and student drop off & pick-up. Parents and students will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and meet their teachers for the 2009-2010 school year. If you have any questions regarding the Open House, contact Mr. Miller in the Middle School Office (419) 798-2258.

PCTV Programs Now Available The Port Clinton High School Multi-Media class productions have always been popular, however, limited to the PCTV Time Warner Cable Customers. Now, PCTV programs can be viewed via streaming video on the school district website Programs include: The Port Clinton Athletic Booster Show hosted by Rod Gale, Port Clinton High School Daily Video Announcements, The Lighthouse Show hosted by Superintendent Pat Adkins, Now You Decided hosted by

Ron Miller and Time for Health, hosted by Rachel Fall of Magruder Hospital. PCTV programs can be found at â&#x20AC;&#x201C; select the link for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Webcasts/Podcastsâ&#x20AC;?. Please visit the school website for the latest school information and updates for parents. Cost effective advertising and sponsorships of the website are also available. Call 419-732-2102 or email for more information.

Ryan Gwin, who will receive his First Holy Communion on May 16th, is pictured making bread.

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Around the County Dedication of Kids’ Cabin Murals Planned at Wolcott Keeper’s House Celebrate a special Lakeside Daisy Day at the Wolcott Keeper’s House, 9999 E. Bayshore Road, Marblehead this Saturday, May 9. The 1820s home of Marblehead Lighthouse’s first keepers Benajah and Rachel Wolcott will be open for tours between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The grand dedication and unveiling of the Kids’ Cabin Murals is at Noon on the grounds. The murals are a special collaboration between Danbury Schools art students and well-known artist and children’s book illustrator Jodie McCallum of Jodie and Company Gallery in Marblehead. McCallum designed the murals, which show an 1820s children’s outdoor scene and a photo mural of Lighthouse Keepers Benajah and Rachel Wolcott. The designs were transferred to panels and standing figures by Dennis Kennedy, then painted by Danbury s high school and elementary art students under the direction of their teachers, Sande Measimer and Lea Mark. Jerry Davenport did the lettering

and applied the Rotary logo to the designs. The children’s scene will be attached to the small building between the House and the annex on the grounds, and the photo murals will be available to stand behind and ‘put on’ the persona of Ben or Rachel for photographs. The project is sponsored by the Ottawa County Historical Society and underwritten by the Port Clinton Rotary Foundation. Jim Lehman and John Madison of the Foundation will take part in the unveiling, along with the creators and members of the Historical Society. Children’s entertainer and inspirational singer John Wilkie, a Lakeside summer resident, will perform. The Museum and gift shop will be open, and free balloons will be available for young visitors. The Keeper s House was purchased by the Ottawa County Historical Society in 1989 and is restored and maintained with the help of donations, grants and fundraising.

Peace Lutheran Kids “Joining Hands for Hunger” May 2nd was officially “Join Hands Day in America”, when organizations across the country reached out to help neighbors in need. Peace Lutheran Sunday School students have decided to take that idea a little further with a door to door food donation campaign benefiting the Firelands Presbyterian Food Pantry. On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10th, youth of the church will be placing door hangers on homes within the surrounding neighborhood. The flyer will suggest that you leave non-perishable food stuff on your doorstep the following Sunday, May 17th. Sunday School students and their teachers will be picking up donations on that day between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Or, if you prefer, you may bring the items to the church yourself. Peace Lutheran is located at 900 S. Jefferson Street, directly across from Port Clinton High School.

Join in the festivities complete with juice and cookies, as the kids compare the fruits of their labors. Cash donations are most certainly welcome and may be sent Peace Lutheran, checks made out to Firelands Presbyterian Food Bank. This project is inspired by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, which will also be making a contribution to the local food pantry. For more information, call Ruth at 419734-3080.


Participants in the Ohio 4-H Hall of Fame induction ceremony were: from left, Dr. Bobby Moser, OSU Vice President and Dean, Anne C. Foltz of Lakeside, Karen Corcoran, President of the Ohio 4-H Foundation and Dr. Keith Smith, Director of the OSU Extension.

Local Woman Inducted into Ohio 4-H Hall of Fame

Anne Clark Foltz, a Lakeside resident, has been inducted into the Ohio 4-H Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place during the recent Ohio 4-H Volunteer Conference in Columbus. Her distinguished record of service to 4-H at the local, state and national levels was cited in the presentation and her service spanned six decades. She represents north central Ohio on the State Extension Advisory Committee. Her most recent effort was directed at building and raising funds to build the new nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, which opened last year. The first “green” building in central Ohio, the Center is located on the west OSU campus in Columbus. Her 4-H years started in her home county of Gallia, where she was a ten-year member ,Junior Leader and delegate to the State 4-H Congress. Her 4-H record led to a scholarship to attend The Ohio State University. She joined University 4-H Club, was se-

lected to be a Counselor for the State 4-H Club Congress and worked with the State 4-H staff in setting up exhibits and registering 4-H members as they brought their projects to the Ohio State Fair. After graduation she was selected for the International 4-H Youth Exchange as an IFYE delegate to Ireland. Upon her return she became an Extension Home Economics and 4-H Agent in Delaware County. Marriage took her to Virginia, where she organized a new 4-H Club and served as volunteer leader and was active in a number of positions in that location. She received an award from the State of Virginia for her work in organizing a special 4-H Club for mentally challenged youth and those with physical disabilities. Moving back to Ohio, she became a member of the State 4-H Advisory Committee and was instrumental in other committees activities and chaired the annual fund-raising event-the “Celebration of Youth”.

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Records OBITUARIES Carl J. Vogt Carl J. Vogt, 89, of 2165 S. Olaf Dr., Marblehead, OH, passed away, May 1, 2009 at his residence. He was born on January 16, 1920 in Buffalo, N.Y. to Reverend Dayton G. and Hazel (Howard) Vogt. He married Elizabeth (Beth Dreisbach) Vogt of Findlay, OH on September 19, 1942. Surviving are his wife: Beth Vogt; two sons: William D. Vogt of Largo, FL and Thomas F. Vogt (married to Lisa) of Rootstown, OH; Susan (Vogt) Lonjak of Medina, OH and Janet (Vogt) Myers of Worthington, OH; and thirteen grandchildren: Naomi Hurlburt, Benjamin and Ara Vogt; Joshua, Deborah, and Jennifer Vogt; Jessica, Brett, and Bill Lonjak; and Suzanne, Bridget, Lauren and Heidi Myers; and two great-grandchildren, Rowan and Freya Hurlburt. Vogt was a graduate of Webster Groves, MO, High School

in 1939 and attended Ohio Wesleyan University until the outbreak of World War II. He joined the Army Air Corps. In February 1942 and went to Officer’s Candidate School later that year. He served as a ground officer of the 398th Bomb Group in England from March of 1944 to July 1945. When the war ended in December 1945, he had attained the rank of Captain. After the war, he attended the Washington University Law School in St. Louis and got his L.L.B. degree from Ohio Northern University in 1948. Carl passed the Ohio Bar in 1949. For sixteen years he was a Claims-Manager in Akron and later in Cleveland, OH for the Fidelity & Casualty Insurance Co; which later became Continental Insurance Group. In 1964 he took a position with the General Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron, OH as a corporate manager of Worker’s Compensation and retired from that company in March of 1982. During that time he and his wife and family lived in Stow, OH for nine years and then to Brecksville, OH for 24 years. They moved to Marblehead, OH in May 1982, after his retirement. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Port Clinton, OH, Phi Delta Theta social fraternity, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, the Ohio Ottawa County Bar Associations, and the American Legion Post #113 of Port Clinton, OH. While living in Brecksville he served on many Brecksville United Methodist Church committees and was Scoutmaster of Troop 444 for five years and Stephen J. Donohoe, 56, Port Clinton, TV Repair to Daun Marie Kruth, 54, Lapeer Michigan, General Office Asst. Stanley J. Snider, Jr., 46, Put-in-Bay to Margaret L. Wertenbach, 45, Put-in-Bay Travis Allen Lajti, 21, Oak Harbor, Glass Cutter to Jennifer Lynn Clapsaddle, 22, Oak Harbor, Retail cashier Robert Paul Walker, Jr., 27, Port Clinton, Radio Technician to Heather Sue Perry, 25, Port Clinton, Server Gregory William Poet, 35, New Boston, MI, Factory Worker to Samantha Rochelle Shelton, 30, New Boston, Office Manager Richard J. Hemchak, 51, Sandusky, Pipefitter to Nancy J. Dickens, 45, Marblehead, Sales

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Health Free Blood Pressure Screenings Set For your convenience, the American Red Cross is offering the following free blood pressure screenings throughout the county during the month of May: May 11 and 18 from 10:30 a.m.- to 11:30 a.m. at the Danbury Senior Center, 8470 E. Harbor Road, LakesideMarblehead; May 22 at 11 a.m. to Noon at the Genoa Senior Center, 514 Main Street, Genoa May 27 (Last Wednesday of the month only) from Noon to 1 p.m. at the Ida Rupp Public Library, Executive Conference Room, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton.

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On Monday, May 18 , at 9 a.m. in the Magruder Conference Center, the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary will host a free breakfast program to welcome the newest Auxilians as well as guests and interested members. Currently the Auxiliary has over 250 members and the volunteers donate over 11,000 hours of service each year to the hospital. Whether someone has an interest in helping with annual special events, weekly services in different areas of the hospital or serving as a back up for any of these, there is something for everyone in the Auxiliary. Anyone interested in attending the breakfast, is asked to RSVP by Friday, May 15th, to Magruder’s Auxiliary/Volunteer Coordinator Linda Sprenger at 419-734-3131 ext. 3140.

Magruder Hospital’s monthly Cancer Support Group will be held on Wednesday, May 27th at 12:30 p.m. in the conference center. This group is for anyone who has been impacted by cancer. There is a complimentary light lunch provided, so please RSVP to 419-734-3131 ext. 3370 by Monday May 25th. This support group is an excellent way for patients, caregivers and family members to connect with others to share information and resources. For more information about support groups and other events visit and click on the events calendar.

Free Skin Cancer Screenings at Magruder According to the American Cancer Society more than 1 million unreported cases of basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma occur annually. Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, accounted for approximately 62,480 diagnoses in 2008. It is estimated there were 11,200 deaths in 2008 due to skin cancers. Free skin cancer screening will be offered at the Magruder Hospital Conference Center on Mon., June 8, 3-5:30 p.m.; Tue., June 9, 9-11a.m. and 3-5 p.m.; Wed., June 10, 3-6 p.m.; Thu., June 11, 1-5 p.m.; Fri., June 12, 11a.m.-3 p.m. and Tue., June 16, 3-5 p.m. Reservations are required; a limited number of appointments are available. Leave your name and phone number at 419-734-3131 ext. 3505.

Blood Sugar Screenings Firelands Regional Medical Center staff will provide free blood sugar screenings on Tuesday, May 26th from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Erie County Senior Center, 620 E. Water Street, Sandusky. For more information call Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-7410.

Diane E. Schnitzler Diane E. Schnitzler, 69, of Marblehead, OH died Sunday, April 26, 2009 at her residence. There will be no visitation or services at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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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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Business Chamber and Main Street Hosts Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton held its Annual Dinner on Thursday, April 23rd. Approximately 132 people gathered at the Catawba Island Club for a meal and to honor several businesses and individuals as the annual awards were presented. The Chamber’s membership ratified the Board’s decision to join forces with Main Street Port Clinton. In October, Main Street Port Clinton’s membership voted to amend their bylaws to work more

closely with the Chamber. The affiliation benefits the business community of the entire Port Clinton area by combining efforts for business, economic development and community development. During the Chamber’s Annual Meeting, J, Bou-Sliman from The Garden at the Lighthouse, Debbie Hymore-Tester from Country Gentlemen, Mike Schenk from the Catawba Island Club and Denise Ventrone from the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation were elected to serve a second three-year term. Chamber Officers elected for the upcoming year were: Tom Priesman from Neidecker, Leveck & Air Conditioning Crosser Funeral Home Firelands Mechanical - as Chairman; Bryan Baugh of Northcoast Amway/Quixtar Property Management as Vice-Chairman and Sharlyn Kaiser - Mike Long of MagrudAuctioneers er Hospital as Treasurer. Greg Peiffer -

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Magruder Hospital is holding another hospital-wide celebration this week for all of its employees, volunteers and physician offices. The last celebration, in November, happened when the hospital earned a 98th percentile national ranking for its inpatient satisfaction. This time, Magruder is celebrating earning a 96th percentile national ranking for patient satisfaction in its emergency department. “This is the second time, within six months, Magruder has achieved high national rankings for patient satisfaction,” said Cliff Harmon, Magruder’s President & CEO. “While this is an obvious achievement for our employees, physicians and volunteers, it is really an achievement for the patients that choose Magruder for healthcare services,” he added. Press Ganey, the leading patient satisfaction surveyor for hospitals across the nation, is contracted to handle Magruder’s surveys and to compare its performance with

The Cleveland Indians and Progressive Field once again welcome Cleats back as the official chicken wing of the Indians. Entering its second year at Progressive Field, Cleats will be the exclusive supplier of chicken wings to the suites, Terrace Club and at the Market Patio area designed for maximum exposure to Indians fans. “We’re thrilled to be a part of Major League Baseball, and we’re most enthused to be a part of the Indians team,” said Cleats Executive Officer Tim Higdon. “The reception we enjoyed at Progressive in 2008 was overpowering. Baseball and chicken wings are a natural combination.”

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other hospitals across the nation similar in size and scope of services offered. This allows the hospital to continually monitor its progress in patient care. Kim Weis, RN, and Director of Magruder’s Emergency Services, said this achievement is something their department is striving to maintain. “It’s one thing to hit the 96th percentile once, be happy with it and move on, but our goal is to make sure our high satisfaction continues. We also want to carry this level of patient satisfaction into our new urgent care service, which just opened May 1st,” said Weis. Dr. Scott Zgrabik, Medical Director of Magruder’s Emergency Services, said he is proud of the entire staff for this achievement. “We have worked really hard to make sure we have the right tools and processes in place that will make the patient experience the best it can be in an emergency situation. This 96% percentile ranking says we are doing our job very well.”

Cleats is one of the fastest growing sports themed restaurant chains in Ohio and currently boasts fifteen locations statewide. Another three units are scheduled to open later this summer. Port Clinton residents and vacationers are welcome to sample some of the “World’s Best Wings” at Knoll Crest Plaza in the space formerly occupied by Nate’s restaurant. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. and is managed by long- time Port Clinton resident Judy Whitson.

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Beth Ahrens was the award recipient. The nominees for the 2008 Business of the Year were First National Bank, the Island House and Walmart. This is the most prestigious award given which recognizes the overall contribution of the business/individual to the Chamber, the community and the business environment of the Port Clinton Area including Ottawa County. The 2008 Business of the Year was presented to the Island House. Main Street Port Clinton re-honored Duane Myers as the 2008 Volunteer of the Year and Mary’s Blossom Shoppe as the 2008 Business of the Year.

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Two board members were elected by the membership to serve on the Main Street Port Clinton’s Board of Directors. They are: Tom Brown, past Mayor of Port Clinton will serve his second three-year term, and Missy Walker from First National Bank will serve her first three-year term. The Port Clinton Chamber presented three awards during the program. The 2008 Lighthouse Award, which recognizes a business that has made an outstanding contribution in their field, was presented to Zink Calls. Cros. Net, Ohio Telecom and the Port Clinton City School District were also nominated. Beth Ahrens and Carol Morgan were nominated to be the 2008 Outstanding Citizen.

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Award recipients, nominees and representatives from the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton gather at the 2008 Annual Dinner and Awards Program held at the Catawba Island Club.

Often described as an art and a science, the nursing profession embraces dedicated people with varied interests and strengths. Nurses have many roles, from staff nurse to educator to nurse practitioner and researcher and they serve them all with passion for the profession.

Magruder Hospital thanks all of our wonderful nurses. Every day they give tirelessly to make sure patients and families are taken care of in their time of need.

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Covenant Care Receives Achievement Award Edgewood Manor Nursing Center, owned and operated by Covenant Care, has received the 2008 Clinical Indicator of Achievement Award. Covenant Care implemented the award six years ago, and Edgewood Manor has consecutively been awarded this honor since its inception. To qualify for this award, a facility must meet several clinical standards of excellence. Those standards include: exceeding all clinical indicators – chemical restraints, physical restraints, weight loss and in-house acquired pressure ulcers. Edgewood Manor, located in Port Clinton, met all of the above criteria and was presented with the 2008 Clinical Indicator Achievement Award at the Covenant Care Annual Awards Banquet held on April 21st in Las Vegas, Nevada. Accepting the award for Edgewood Manor was Kaye Lipstraw, Director of Nursing. By winning this prestigious company award, Edgewood Manor continues to demonstrate Covenant Care’s commitment to quality care for its residents and staff. “This is quite an accomplishment for Kaye, an Edgewood employee of 31 years, and her nursing staff.” said Amie Gohlike, Executive Director of Edgewood Manor Nursing Center. “Covenant Care has the highest of standards in regard to clinical care. It was an honor for our facility to be recognized at our annual meeting let alone bring this award home for the sixth consecutive year.” Gohlike added. Covenant Care (CC) provides skilled nursing and therapy services in long-term care and assisted living facilities in 8 states in 47 facilities.

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Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has announced that Aaron Moore, a financial planner in Prudential’s Port Clinton office, located at 2108 East Harbor Road, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the CFP (Certified Financial Planner) certification mark. To be recognized as a Certified Financial Planner, individuals must meet rigorous experience and ethical requirements, complete financial planning coursework and pass a certification examination covering the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits and estate planning. They must also meet ongoing continuing education requirements and uphold the CFP Board Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility. The CFP Board is a nonprofit professional regulatory organization established in 1985 to benefit and protect the public by maintaining and enforcing high standards of ethical professional conduct among Certified Financial Planners. Moore, a graduate of The University of Toledo, with a B.A. degree in Finance, has worked for Prudential since 2004, and he has qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table in 2008 and 2009. Moore, a resident of Port Clinton, can be reached at aaron.moore@prudential and at (419) 732-1846. He offers investment advisory services through Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. Insurance and annuities issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America and its affiliates. Securities products and services offered through Pruco Securities, LLC. All are Prudential Financial companies located in Newark, New Jersey and each is responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations.

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Sports PCHS Hall of Famer Receives Yet Another Honor BY JOHN SCHAFFNER Joe Macko, 81, who celebrates his 60th year in professional baseball this year, has been inducted into the Texas League Hall of Fame. Macko still serves as a part-time goodwill ambassador for the Texas Rangers, an organization he has served since 1971. Macko is a 1946 graduate of Port Clinton High School and a charter member of the Port Clinton High School Athletic Hall of Fame. In his first year with the Rangers, your reporter was doing play-by-play of BGSU football (1971) and Joe Macko did an interview at halftime of the Bowling Green – Texas Arlington game. As I recall, the game was pretty boring and the stands had all of maybe 1,500 people in them. The interview was a real highlight. Joe Macko started his baseball career in the Cleveland Indians organization, and nearly made it to the majors, but got beat out by Luke Easter despite an 11-home run performance in Spring Training that year. His son Steve did make it, playing briefly for the Chicago Cubs, but recently died of Cancer. He spent nearly 20 years in the minors, primarily because curve balls ate him up. He also crowded the plate, and got hit 18 times in one season. His best year was 1956 when he hit 36 homers. He once held the record for most career minor league home runs. His sister, Katie Limestahl, still lives in Port Clinton with her husband Ken. When he was at Port Clinton High School he also played football and basketball (they didn’t have baseball as a varsity sport back then). Baseball was a summer sport, and he played for the Marblehead Mer-

Hazzard Resigns as PC Wrestling Coach The Beacon received word this week that John Hazzard, who has been Port Clinton High School’s Wrestling Coach for the past18 years, has decided to step down effective immediately. According to reports, Hazzard cited compelling family obligations as the primary reason for his resignation. On Monday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. there will be a special meeting of the PCHS Wrestling Club in the High School Cafeteria to discuss the situation. Port Clinton Athletic Director, Carey Club will be in attendance to explain the process that will proceed to find Hazzard’s successor. The Wrestling Club is a parents’ organization that supports the Port Clinton High School Wrestling Teams. According to Acting President, Jane Fleming, “He will be missed”.

chants team. Macko’s wife Dorothy passed away nearly two years ago. For many years, Macko served for 29 years as the clubhouse manager for both the home and visiting teams, retiring in 2001. He’s done it all in baseball since leaving Port Clinton, even driving the bus in the minors. His 60 year career in baseball is a pretty good consolation prize for never having made it to “The Show”.

Put-in-Bay to Represent Ottawa County at 2009 Archery Championships Four hundred and thirty-eight Ohio elementary, middle, and high school students, encompassing 19 teams, will participate in the May 8 and 9 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. The high school team from Put-inBay will compete in the contest. Approximately 4,800 students from across the nation will compete, making it the largest youth archery tournament in North America. Ohio is second only to Kentucky in the number of students participating in the national competition. “The level of participation and professionalism that our students bring to this event says a great deal about the strength of Ohio’s National Archery in the Schools Program, as well as the strength and dedication of the schools, coaches, students, adminis-

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in a walleye that tipped the scales at 14 lbs. Jims work will be on display at the event as the Siberts have agreed to bring the mount of that fish to the event for everyone to see. As in past years there will be a Starcraft Marine Contingency award at all of the LEWT events. Any owner winning the event out of their Starcraft boat will be eligible for a $250 bonus from Starcraft. If that boat was purchased from Vics Sports Center or Cranberry Creek Marina they are eligible for an additional $250 from the dealership to bring the total to $500. “We are excited to be a part of the LEWT again this year and also to be able to make running a Starcraft boat a valuable commodity for the anglers” commented Greg Yarbrough, Starcraft Marine representative. The remaining 2009 schedule is as follows: June 6 – Sandusky – City Ramp “Crown

Battery LEWT” (Blow Date June 7) June 27 – Geneva – “Migration Open” (Blow Date June 28 ) July 25 – Championship Sheffield Lake – Sheffield Lake City Ramp (Blow Date July 26) “There are just a few spots left for the Sandusky tournament so anyone thinking about fishing that one will want to get signed up before it is too late” commented LEWT Tournament Director Matt Davis. He continued “We are also currently taking applications for both divisions of the inaugural Gator Open Pro Am to be held in September and more info about that can be found on our website.” For more information about the LEWT you can visit

Ottawa NWR to Receive $700,000 Throughout the eight-state Midwest Region, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will undertake 78 construction, energy efficiency, habitat restoration and other improvement projects at national wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries and other public and private lands to create jobs and ensure the nation’s fish and wildlife resources, treasured landscapes, and rich heritage are conserved for future generations, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced. These projects total approximately $28.9 million for improvements within the Midwest. In the local area, funds will benefit the Visitors Center at Ottawa NWR by providing $700,000 for installation of a photo voltaic array. Funding for these projects and hundreds more across the nation comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Of the $3 billion appropriated to the Department of the Interior, the Act provides $280 million for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – which includes $115 million for construction, repair and energy efficiency retrofit projects at Service facilities, and $165 million for habitat restoration, deferred maintenance and capital improvement projects. The Service will benefit from an additional $10 million, which is administered by the Department of Transportation and is not included in the Service’s $280 million appropriation that will be used to rebuild and improve roads on several national wildlife refuges. Projects will immediately create local jobs in the communities where they are located, while stimulating long-term employment and economic opportunities for the American public. “These projects are an investment in Ameri-

ca’s future that will help get our country moving again,” Salazar said. “They will enable us to preserve our rich history and natural heritage by conserving and restoring awe-inspiring landscapes, important historic sites and crucial wildlife habitat.” The $28.5 million announced for the Midwest Region will go to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service projects that include: • Capital Improvements: $1.34 million • Deferred Maintenance of facilities and infrastructure: $15.3 million • Habitat Restoration: $3.16 million • Construction of new visitor centers and other facilities: $6.12 million • Reconstruction and Repair of Service buildings and other structures: $1.57 million • Energy Efficiency Retrofits of Service facilities: $1.4 million The 78 projects are spread throughout all eight states, including: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. “The Midwest Region has a long tradition of enjoying the fish, wildlife, lakes, rivers and prairies we are so fortunate to have,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Regional Director Tom Melius. “The projects we will undertake in the Midwest as part of ARRA will provide jobs, increase the energy efficiency of government buildings, protect and enhance our natural resources, provide greater opportunities for people to enjoy those natural resources, and perhaps most important, help current and future generations understand and share our passion for the natural world.”

International Migratory Bird Day Events Planned Come visit Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 9 at the Visitor Center between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for family-friendly nature activities including crafts, games, and bird walks. Check out exhibits by local nature organizations, including live raptors and an opportunity to learn about solar-powered houses. At 1 p.m., join refuge staff and volunteers for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new boardwalk trail behind the visitor center. All activities are free and open to the public. The refuge auto tour is open both Saturday and Sunday, May 9th and 10th, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Travel through seven miles of the refuge which are normally closed to the public. Drive at your own pace as you travel along a well-marked route, following a self-guided tour

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Benton Township Kathleen N. Miller to Teresa K. Kania, 16495 West Trowbridge Road, $85,000. Carroll Township Joan M. Kasicki to Charles J. Stollenwerk, 2070 Toussaint South Road, $30,000. Catawba Township Regal Lakeside Homes, LLC to Robert G. and Diane E. Mahl, 5232 Blue Teal Drive, $265,000. Catawba Realty Group, Inc. to Matthew S. and Charlene E. Doyle, 4388 Island Pines, $28,000. Danbury Township Jeanne M. Walker to James P. and Janet L. Roche, 2271 South Commodore Court, $233,000. Marblehead Corp. Mainline Group, Inc. to William C. and Lisa M. Nahm, 10802 East Bayshore Road #109 & 120, $142,000. Mary Beth Zelek and Joan E. Reidy to Richard A. and Brittania L. Szalay and Joseph M. Swantek III and Traci N. Swantek, 2152 Pleasant View, $120,000. Portage Township Stephanie D. Brossia to Gerald A. and Roberta Depiero, 2229 East Sand Road, $450,000. Charles W. and Jessica Elliot to Federal National

April 30,2009 Benton Township Edna Pressley to Daisy L. Weitzel, SR 163, $130,000. Carroll Township Charles W. Brown III and Jean Brown to Michael J. Linhart, 6632 San Diego , $152,500. John E. Westfere to US Bank National Association, 9954 West Collingwood Blvd., $83,334. Bank of New York CATAWBA ISLAND to Jeffrey A. and 4616 E. CATAWBA WOODS Tina A. Langholff, G R E A T 6432 Harris HarL O C A T I O N ! bor Drive 639, Catawba Woods $62,000. brick ranch Catawba condo end unit! Township Everything like new! Newer kitchen Catawba Villas, & baths w/corian tops, built-in II , LLC to Patrick living rm cabinets for TV & bar in M. and Cheryl L. living rm w/wine rack, hardwood O’sullivan, 905 Lost floors thruout, C/A, 2 full baths (1 Lane, $220,000. off MBR), ceiling fans, wood blinds, Danbury vinyl thermo windows, newer sun Township William M. Tutrm w/tile floor, tamore to Wilsliding doors on liam M. Tuttaeach side of sun more, 7256 East rm to 2 brick Tanglewood Drive, patios! This is a MINT unit! Pets allowed! Weekend $98,900. get-aways or permanent residence. L i g h t h o u s e Park, tennis cts, pavilion across the Bluffs, Inc. to Donstreet. 1/2 mile to CIC Club. Asking ald R. and Carrie $99,900. Furniture negotiable. A. Wolfe, 8520 & Century 21 DePiero. Jerry or Roberta 8524 Gravel Bar , $110,000. DePiero 440-666-6441.



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CATAWBA SUN VALLEY… Wonderful views of pond and Islander Golf Course from this second story condo. Two bedroom, two bath with detached garage. or call RUTH DOUGLAS 419-202-0029

ALL BRICK HOME Tastefully decorated, beautiful stone fireplace, formal dining room w/built in corner hutches. First floor master. Hardwood floors, some carpeted. 2 car detached garage. Call DEBBIE CONTE 419-656-3356

419-734-5551 OPEN HOUSE! Saturday, May 9, 12 – 2 501 - B3 W. Lakeshore 509 - B4 W. Lakeshore 158 Clinton Reef Club

COZY & QUAINT Completely furnished & tastefully updated cottage, steps from Lake & Beach. Move in condition. Preview DEBI BENTLAGE 419-276-7755

GET AWAY… …to this beautiful 3 bedroom 3 bathroom Condo in Catawba Bay. Purchase includes paid dockage for the 2009 season. Call Anna Holmes @ 419-341-0863 for more details.

SERENITY & AMBIANCE 3 BR country home on 5 acres, ¼ acre stocked pond w/gazebo. Barn & additional out buildings. Finished basement with fireplace. Priced $329,900. Preview PATTI KIRSCH 419-656-1781

Sunday, May 10, 1 – 2:30 606 Clinton St., Port Clinton


CUTE, COZY & RIVER VIEW… 3 BR, spacious, LR w/cove ceilings, basement, 2 car detached garage with storage rooms, shed with workbench, newer windows, siding & roof shingles. JENNIFER BEHNKE 419-898-0285 or view

CATAWBA CONDO WITH DOCK First floor 2 bed.-2 bath walk out to a large private deck with grand water views & steps away from 40’ dock. Len Partin 419.356.8777 or visit:


ESTABLISHED RESTAUR RESTAURANT UR RANT With good clientele year round! This corner lot on the main street is ready to go. TURN KEY and great exposure. Preview

Call Ruthie Caputo 419-356-3947 or John Caputo 419-345-9135

SANDY BEACH First floor Waterfronts Condo with lake view and steps from the pool. Many updates. JEFF WILLIAMS 419-350-2925

A Great Escape!

Boating, fishing, water sports, and Lakeside are just a short walk away! Located down the road from Mazurik public boat launch. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, furnished cottage with dockage available.

call Deanna Johnson 419-341-1766

The economy and our lives are constantly changing. I deal with changes every day and can make dealing with them easier. If the changes in your life lead to a change in your real estate needs, please call me.

Call Debbie Conte


Great Lake Views! Overlooking the marina in this Blue Water condo. Swimming pool and tennis court. Direct lake access for island hopping and fishing. Includes 30’ dock.

Ruth Douglas 419-202-0029

For iinformation F f ti on over 2 2000 000 Homes H For Sale or For Open Houses Schedules this week!

METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED Condo with 40’ dock. Super views of lake & marina, 3 lg. BR, plus addt’l loft. View at RUTHIE CAPUTO 419-356-3947

Paradise for Boaters!

3 BR, 3 BA home, large FR w/woodburning fireplace, beautiful kitchen, 2 car garage, plus 15x32 workshop/boat garage.

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


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The Beacon - May 7, 2009  
The Beacon - May 7, 2009  

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