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VOLUME 27 NUMBER 25 THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
Leadership Ottawa County
Ten years and going strong
BY JOHN SCHAFFNER
The City of Port Clinton has launched a new initiative on the Internet. Mayor Debbie Hymore-Tester has had a six-minute video professionally produced by part-time local resident John Seidell touting the city and, especially, the Water Works property for economic development. The video has been posted on Hymore-Tester YouTube and can also be seen on www.thebeacon.net and the WPCR Web site at www.portclintonradio.com. ——— We had 111 entries to our Find Wylie Contest this week. Our winner is Bertha Sanns, of Port Clinton, who found Wylie hiding in the Herman’s Furniture ad on page 9A. Bertha wins a pass to Monsoon Lagoon. Our “Win it on the Web” contest winner this week is Carolyn Apotsos, of Marblehead, who was selected from among 51 entries. She wins a $20 Friendship Food Stores Gas Card. We’ll be hiding Wylie again this week. When you find him, just drop us a note at our office or click on the Find Wylie icon online at www.thebeacon.net. While you’re there, just click on the Win it on the Web icon and enter yourself for a $20 gas card also. Good luck! ——— I am very sorry to learn of the death of Annette Reider, who was one of my mentors in media. For many years, Annette and her husband Bob published the Ottawa County Daily News and in 1961, they started WRWR radio, which is where I got my start. Annette and I have remained friends ever since. Her son Bobb called me Monday night with the sad news. We also lost Micki Herl following a courageous battle with cancer last weekend. She too was a great lady. ——— There will be a Family Fun Day at Community Markets in Port Clinton this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be root beer floats for $1, games, crafts and prizes for the kids, a DJ, a hamburger and hot dog cookout and much more. Wylie Walleye will also make an appearance. ——— They are having a “Dollar Dawgs and Buck Beers” open house Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Nor’Easter Club off Ohio 53 North. The times are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and tours of both the Nor’Easter Club and the new Nor’Easter Cove condominiums are included as well as a mini boat show. ——— This Sunday, the Log Cabin in Oak Harbor welcomes back the “Four Corners Gospel Quartet” starting at 6:30 p.m. Speaking of cabins: The fireplace cooking demonstration at the Wolcott Keeper’s House, East Bayshore Road, Marblehead, has been rescheduled. The class will be 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 25. ——— State Sen. Karen Gillmor will be the featured speaker at the Ottawa County fourth Thursday Republican Lunch Bunch at the Port Clinton Elks Lodge on Buckeye Boulevard at noon. No reservations are necessary. ——— St. Joseph Catholic Church Religious Education is registering students grades K-12. For information, contact Carol at the church office at 419-798-4177. ——— Jack Huston got up last Sunday morning and looked outside his Catawba home and saw a doe with a fawn, not exactly a novel event. However, the fawn was a pure albino snowy white color and very tiny. ——— State Teachers Retirement System Executive Director Michael Nehf will be the speaker for the Thursday, Aug. 27, meeting of the Ottawa County Retired Teachers Association at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post on Sherman Street in Elmore. To make reservations, contact Joyce Doust at 419-635-2446.
by angie adair
Leadership Ottawa County is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with the biggest class yet. Eighteen people will take part in the community leadership development program that seeks to prepare, involve and sustain leaders from diverse backgrounds. Participants have the ability to broaden their leadership skills as well as establish a personal and professional network of individuals who are active in the community. “People who have lived here 40 and 50 years say ‘I never knew that about Ottawa County,’” said LOC’s board president and 2004 grad Cathy Allen. “They really value the networking opportunities they get whether its classmates, speakers, alumni …” The program was developed by a group of community leaders from local organizations including the OSU Extension Office, United Way and Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce. Former OSU Extension educator Jim Wiedenheft served as first president of the board and he, along with other founders, developed a curriculum based on similar programs. Members of that first board helped with each class. “I was involved with planning and conducting a couple of the monthly classes based on the outline of leadership
Members of the Leadership class tour local facilities and learn about industry throughout the county. topics and local information that was developed,” said Marcia Jess, an OSU Extension educator who for the past four years has served as LOC Program Director. “In this capacity, I work with the Curriculum Committee to set agendas for the year. Then I plan, organize and attend each
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Leadership Class of 2009 Angie Adair (The Beacon), Judy Balsam (Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce), Samantha Bechtel (Stein Hospice), Jeff Chio (Edward Jones), Crystal Dymond (Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District), Jim Faris (Juvenile Court), Tracy Gaines (Robinson-Walker Funeral Home), Jan Hackett (Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce), Scott Hanover (Ottawa County Transportation Agency), Michelle Ish (Riverview Industries), Ron Kwiatkowski (Guardian Industries), Lori Madison (Frederick Insurance Agency), Aaron Moraca (Baumann Auto Group); Carrie Pocock (self-employed), Jeffrey Schirm (Brush Wellman), Kim Strong-Todd (Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities), Laura Stull (Terra Community College), Steve Wagner (Ottawa County Sanitary Engineer’s Office.)
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AnnMarie Radigan shows off her winnings Saturday from one of four 50/50 raffles drawn at Gem Beach Rocks ... Again. The event, to benefit The United Way, drew people from all over the community and the state to listen to live music by Phil Dirt and the Dozers, Pumping Ethyl, Wally and the Beavs, The Divide and Colin Dussault’s Blues Project.
Libraries cut hours after slash in state funding Local libraries are feeling the effects of the state’s recently approved budget. Funding to area facilities has been slashed by more than 30 percent and so far in Port Clinton and Oak Harbor, hours are the first things to go. Ida Rupp Public Library will now be closed Wednesdays and Sundays with shortened hours the rest of the week: 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Ida Rupp anticipates a 35 percent reduction in funding because of the cuts that became effective retroactively to July 1. The Oak Harbor Public Library is currently operating with a 31 percent decrease in funding. As a result, that facility has also reduced its hours of operations. The library will be closed Sundays but open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Additional reductions will likely continue into the future — including reductions in workers and supplies. “Staffing cuts will be announced before Sept. 1,” said Barbara Wenzinger, Ida Rupp Board president. “Without a director it makes it very difficult to work through these changes.” Former director James Crawford recently left his post after 10 years at the facility to accept the position of director of the Lakewood Public Library. The search for his replacement has been put on hold. “We’ve had to raise our prices on copies and of course we won’t be ordering as many materials for a while,” said Robin Vail, head clerk at the Oak Harbor Library. With more and more people coming in to file for unemployment benefits and search for jobs, the crowd is still the same, just forced to work faster and with more competition for machines. “I’ve seen quite an increase of people coming in,” Vail said. As for the future of the facilities, a lot is still unknown. “We’re still trying to figure out exactly where we stand,” said Wenzinger. “At this point, we are going to have to consider an operating levy.”
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SoundOff Open letter to Sens. George Voinovich and Sherrod Brown and Rep. Marcy Kaptur: I usually make the small amount of correspondence that I send to you in a one-page letter because I am led to believe that you won’t read past one page. I am making an exception and I hope that you will too. In the past I didn’t feel the need to correspond with you, but lately I believe that I don’t have a choice. I am not part of a mob, and I am certainly not unAmerican. But I am really upset about the management by crisis being exhibited by both the executive and legislative branches of our government. Starting last October, I have observed a hurry-up-and-get-it-done mentality by congress. You don’t take time to read the bills let alone study them to come up with a viable solution to something that may or may not be a problem in the first place.
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Just because you hear someone say that the sky is falling, you don’t need to start a panic to pass bills that do not help those of us in your districts. Your terms of office are measured in years not weeks. This letter is aimed at both parties. From the polls that I have seen the approval rating of congress is as low as 17 percent and as high as 24 percent. This means that the people in this country are very unhappy with your performance. They are probably as tired as I am of having programs formed upon us that require higher taxes. You can’t tell me that we can continue the spending program that you are on that will not have to be paid for eventually. I can’t see burdening our grandchildren with all of the debt that this Congress is imposing on us. You all seem to be more concerned with the illegal aliens than you are for the people who have made this country a success. How about taking the money that you want to spend on health care for them and instead use that money to send them back where they came from and secure our borders? This has been done in the past and could be done again today with the proper leadership. This would also greatly reduce the numbers of people that don’t have healthcare. Speaking of health care. I hear that Medicare and Medicaid are going broke. Surprise, surprise. The government runs the post office, Amtrak, social security and the department of energy that all are losing money. I heard the president say that UPS and FedEx are making money. It seems that with good management the post office and the others could too. We the taxpayers are funding these programs that you say are a bargain. But all of the money that you spend is tax dollars, the government doesn’t have any money except our tax dollars. So now you want to impose a health care program (that according to the latest polls) most of us Americans do not want. How about a study on a fix for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, etc. in lieu of forcing a new government-run program of socialized medicine on us. If you are bent on passing a bill, how about putting it in a referendum on which we can all vote. While I am at it, I think that all of you should be able to think for yourselves. I am tired of hearing that the other party did it to us so now we are going to do it to them. Sounds like a bunch of school kids. Don’t separate th parties by an aisle, this encourages cronyism. Maybe if you seated yourselves in alphabetical order we could have more dialog. Open up all of your meetings. Don’t continue to shut members of the other party out. Above all, don’t put yourselves above the people that you are supposed to represent. You have the best health care programs, the most lucrative retirement programs, all paid for by the taxpayers. Oh yea, I know that you pay
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each monthly session and work directly with class members.” The class includes sessions on leadership skills, team building, problem solving and conflict resolution, communication and public speaking, boardsmanship, business and economic development, agriculture and the environment, government structure, history and heritage of Ottawa County, education and diversity, justice and law enforcement, health and human services, and tourism. The class meets from 1 to 9 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month September through May with meeting locations around the county. “In a way, it is like kindergarten: throughout a ninemonth class, you meet new people, make new friends, Saturday and develop and polish some basic skills,” said Jess. th The participants also attend an all-day retreat and develop a community service 9:00 am - Noon project. A variety of projects have come out of the class from last year’s Take Back the Ottawa County Fairgrounds Night event to raise domestic violence awareness to the W. St. Rt. 163, Oak Harbor class of 2006’s development of a non-profit organiza• Accepted Materials • tion still functioning today. At the urging of then-magAny appliance or household object made primarily of steel including: istrate Bruce Winters, the • air conditioners • freezers / refrigerators class launched Joyful Con• car parts • dishwashers nections, a safe-haven for • clothes washers & dryers • grills county parents and children • cook tops / ovens • hot water tanks involved in custody battles. • dehumidiﬁers • lawn mowers According to Allen, the NO televisions, computers or electronics 12-member volunteer board hopes these varied experi1-888-850-7224 ences will help to build up community leaders for the county. “We would like our
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for your own health care, but with the government checks that are funded by the taxpayers. I think that you should be under the social security program like the people that you represent, and then have to put in at least 20 years for retirement again like the people that you represent (another reason for term limits). Any new health care bill should include the provision that all members of the executive, judicial and legislative branches of our government must be under the new government plan. I believe that the town hall meetings are the place to state how you feel about health care. But I am led to believe that the majority of the townspeople don’t get the warning about what and where the meetings will be. I understand that in Columbus, the town hall meeting was filled with people who had received e-mails from the White House long before the meeting was announced to the public. I hope that this is wrong. I have also heard the overflow room was not filled, but the public was turned away. If the people appear to be extremely unhappy it is because the people are extremely unhappy. If it sounds like I am saying that you put yourselves above the people that you represent, you are right. What is fair for you should be fair for all. Let me make some bullet points for you: • Balance the budget. • Quit management by crisis. • Study and solve the existing problems first. • Reduce taxes to encourage the economy • Think fairly; don’t impose programs we question on us. • Be Fair. Be like the people that you represent. • Don’t turn your back on the people that made this country great. • Don’t exempt yourselves from programs that affect the rest of the American people. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Retired Gen. Phil and Carol Williams Dear Editor, As a moderate Democrat I support most of the President’s agenda. Trying to cut health care costs and improve coverage will be a formidable challenge in the face of savage opposition from the powerful lobbies of the more than 400 for-profit health insurance companies. There is one thing I don’t understand. The Republican mantra is that the government health care plan would be a catastrophe. Why, then, don’t they work to abolish Medicaid and Medicare, the two massive government programs that are already in place? Makes you wonder. Phoebe Borman Port Clinton and Put-in-Bay
Kick off event / orientation The 2009 Leadership Ottawa County class kick off event will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Golf Club. All alumni are invited to attend as well as any founding member of the program. For information, contact LOC administrative assistant Shiela Powell at 419-366-7420. program to be a pipeline to other boards,” she said. And the group is looking to set an example. “This board is trying to be an exemplary board of excellence,” said Chip Palazzo, board marketing and public relations chairman and Class of 2008 graduate. As part of that effort, Allen says the board tries to be responsive to surveys from the class participants, set clearly defined goals and work with clear agendas and meeting minutes. “We want people to want to serve,” she said. “We strive to provide a relevant leadership program to develop, strengthen and enrich leaders for Ottawa County,” said Jess. According to Allen, this year’s class is the most diverse yet thanks to the board’s outreach efforts to small businesses. Other goals the board has set for the future of the program include getting its Web site up and running and ensuring a whole-county focus. LOC is open to all adults who live or work in Ottawa County. “We encourage individuals who currently hold leadership positions in their community or their company to participate,” said Jess. “Any enthusiastic and actively involved person who would like to broaden their leadership experience is welcome.” For information, to join the mailing list or apply for the 2010 class, call administrative assistant Shiela Powell at 419-366-7420 or e-mail leadershipottawacounty@gmail. com. According to Marcia Jess: “I think this quote from a recent graduate says a lot: ‘During almost every class session, we visited someplace I had never been or even heard about. Aside from the actual class experience and business networking that occurred, I developed friendships that will last for years to come.’”
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Community Calendar If you would like to submit an event or change the information to our Community Calendar it should be in the office by Monday 3:30 p.m. Attn: Charlene Deyoe, 205 SE Catawba Rd., Suite G, Port Clinton, OH 43452 or Call 419-732-2154 Fax, 419734-5382 or e-mail: charlene@thebeacon. net Please be sure that your notices are current and are still going on. Thank you. SPECIAL EVENTS: Marblehead Peninsula Lions 17th Annual Perch Fest- Aug 22 10am-5pm. James Park Marblehead Main Street. Parade begins @ 10am (St. Mary?s parking lot) Lots of family activities. State Senator Karen L. Gillmor will be the featured speaker at the Ottawa County Fourth Thursday Republican Lunch Bunch which will be Thursday, August 27 at 12 Noon at the Port Clinton Elks Club, 231 Buckeye Boulevard. No reservations are necessary for the hour long buffet lunch. MONTHLY: American Legion Post #113 Meetings 1st of each month. 118 Monroe St. 7:00pm Marblehead Village Council meeting 2nd Thurs of each month. 7:00pm 2nd Thurs of each month Support meeting for Chronic Pain Suffers & Loved ones @ Edgewood Manor Nursing Home, 1330 Fulton St., PC. 6:00pm 3rd Thurs. each month. Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Soc. Monthly mtg. 7:00pm Knight of Columbus 1st&3rd Tues each month, Bergeman Hall 109 E. Perry St. 7:30pm Authentic Man Study: Every first and third Tuesday of the month @ Chapel on the Lake 7:00pm Euchre Games every 1st and 3rd Tues. of each month. Port Clinton Sr. Center, East 3rd St. Port Clinton. 1:00pm 1st Monday/ea. month Women’s Group @ Faith Methodist, 5th & Jackson St 7:00pm Authentic Man Study: Every first and third Tuesday of the month @ Chapel on the Lake Tuesday 9:00am Port Clinton Eagles Aux. Meeting 2nd & 4th Wednesday. 7:30pm 1st Wed/Month Breakfast with April PC Senior Center East 3rd St. PC Weds 8:30am 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 9:00am-Noon Peninsula Helping Hand Lunch Second Saturday of each month Danbury Senior Center noon - 2 pm MEETINGS: AA at St. Thomas Episcopal Church undercroft, 215 E. 2nd St. Monday-Sunday 12pm AL-ANON Thomas Episcopal Church undercroft, 215 E. 2nd St. Monday 7pm AA Meeting-Resurrection Luth. Church-2370 NE Catawba Rd.-Catawba Island. Mon-Sat 6:30am. Friday 7:30pm AA @ St. John’s Lutheran Church Hall, Stone St., Marblehead. Tuesday 8:00pm Friday 7:00pm AA AL-ANON at Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams St. Thursday 8:00pm Al-Anon at St John Luthern Church, 122 W Ottawa St, Oak Harbor. Every Friday, 7pm. Men’s Prayer Breakfast @ Trinity United
Meth. Church, 135 Adams St., PC Tuesday 8:00am Woodcarvers meet @ St. John’s Lutheran Church Tuesday 9:00am Rotary Club at The Elk’s Lodge #1718, 231 Buckeye Blvd Tuesday 12PM Women’s Bible Studies; Song of Solomon- Marlene Jensen @ Chapel on the Lake. Tuesday 7:00pm Port Clinton Artists Club @ Ida Rupp Public Library. Weds 12:00pm Weekly Bible study Methodist Kids Club, ages 4-13, @Bible Methodist 150 Maple St, Port Clinton. Weds 5:30-6:30pm 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. Weds 6:00pm Jr. High & High School youth group at Chapel on the Lake. Contact Nathan and Elizabeth Davenport for more information. Weds 6:30pm Bay Area Toastmasters, Commodore Perry Inn & Suites, Banquet Room, PC 2nd & 4th of the month. Public welcome. Monday 6:00pm Stepping Out: A Journey Thru the Psalms of Ascent- Carolyn McDaniel @ Chapel on the Lake. Thurs 7:00pm Fremont Chapter of International Referral Network meets every Friday at Divinci’s Coffee House, 115 South Front St. Any business welcome. Friday 7:30am Care & Share Open, 924 Lake Street Gypsum. Friday 2:00-5:00pm Oak Harbor Conservation Club “ Friday Night Pistol”. Friday 8:00pm coffee, rolls, conversation, Bible Lessons, Port Clinton Church of the Nazarene, 205 W. 4th St. For more information, call 419732-3035 Sunday 9:30a.m Adult Study, Bible Discussion, Coffee and refreshments. All welcome. Call Sandy Sesher for more details, 419-732-1174. Faith House, 410 Monroe Street, Port Clinton Monday 7:00 p.m. The community is invited to attend. Children Youth and Adult activities 7:00 p.m. Port Clinton Nazarene Church 205 W. Fourth Street, P.C. (side entrance) 419732-3035 more information A free supper is provided to all at 6:00 p.m. Weds Women’s Bible Study: Faith House -All Welcome 410 Monroe Street. Port Clinton, Ohio coffee, rolls interesting discussions 419-732-3035 for more information Thurs 10:00 a.m. SUNDAY: ATTEND THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE - Check with churches for Summer schedules. 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 419734-1116. 7:30-10:30am Resurrection Lutheran Church- Coffee and Fellowship 2370 NE Catawba Rd.-Catawba Island 8:00am Resurrection Lutheran Church- Worship and Sunday School 2370 NE Catawba Rd. Catawba Island 9:00am Port Clinton Elks Lodge, Buckeye Blvd. all you can breakfast Public is invited. Featured are Mike Koehler’s world-class scrambled eggs, Bob Underwood’s pecan, blueberry or plain pancakes, w/bacon, sausage, potatoes, fruit cup, pastries, orange juice, coffee, and tea. The third Sunday of each month features biscuits and gravy.
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Beacon Bits The Ritz Theatre in Tiffin has a stellar string of performers lined up for the coming season. First up is a concert by Josh Turner BY VIRGINIA PARK on Friday, Aug. 29. Other great acts follow. Some are Engelbert Humperdinck on March 20, Three Dog Night on March 6 and Rita Coolidge on May 15. Coming up soon is the offBroadway hit, â€œGirlâ€™s Night, The Musical.â€? Call The Ritz in Tiffin for ticket information. â€”â€”â€” Did you know that you can clean a lot of kitchen appliances with vinegar? Try these: â€˘ Coffee maker: Run one brewing cycle of cold water with Âź cup vinegar. Pour that out and then run another cycle using fresh water. â€˘ Teakettle: Boil a kettle full of water and Â˝ cup vinegar for 10-15 minutes in the teakettle to remove mineral de-