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NUMBER 41 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009

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The water remains flat as clouds roll in Wednesday morning near the Miller Boat Line dock in Catawba but according to the forecast, calm conditions won't continue. A high wind warning has been issued through Thursday afternoon from the National Weather Service in Cleveland. Winds are expected to turn southwest and increase to 25 to 45 mph with some gusts reaching 60 mph. The weather service warns of possible damage to trees and power lines and recommends locals to stay tuned to weather forecasts for details or additional warnings. PHOTOS BY ANGIE ADAIR

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Ohio vs. Michigan island style PUT-IN-BAY — The battle between two Great Lake Island high schools will take place on Friday, Dec. 11, on South Bass Island when the Put-in-Bay Panthers host the Mackinac Island, Mich., Lakers in girls’ and boys’ basketball. The girls’ game will tip-off at 6 p.m., followed by the boys’ game at the Jim Poulos Recreation Center gym, Put-inBay School. This is not the first time these two island school districts have played one another. Put-in-Bay lost both games of a basketball double-header when they traveled to Mackinac Island on Dec. 29, 1994. “Their gym was so small that the spectators had to watch the game via closed circuit television from the classrooms next to the gym,� said Susan Harrington, the coach at the time of that first meeting between the two schools. When Mackinac Island visited Put-inBay the following year, Harrington’s boys’ team executed an up-tempo style on Put-in-Bay’s “full-size court� to de-

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Mackinac Lakers and coaches will travel aboard Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay, tour the island and spend the night before heading back for the nine-hour bus ride back to Saint Ignace, Mich., where they will again board a ferry to return home to Mackinac Island. Several island businesses are donating services and entertainment during the Laker’s visit. Island hosts and donors include the Skyway, Bay Lodging, South Shore Condos, Put-in-Bay Island Transportation, Heineman Winery and Crystal Cave, Tipper’s, Miller Boat Line, Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center, and Perry’s Memorial Welcome Center. The Skyway Restaurant will provide a spaghetti dinner to the Mackinac team, coaches and fans. The public is welcome to attend the games and enjoy a Christmas Community Bazaar. Discount rooms are available by calling 419-341-0316. Miller Boat Line will be running trips from Catawba to Put-inBay. Visit www.millerferry.com or call 800-500-2421 for schedules.

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BY ANGIE ADAIR Major Randel Rogers of the Ohio Army National Guard was surprised many times during his 10-month tour in Iraq. But it wasn't the fighting or war that had him thrown. "The amazing thing was the diversity of what I saw, diversity of wildlife," Rogers said. Rogers, who studied recreational science to be park ranger in college, observed rare birds and other wildlife at Al Asad Airbase and will share his story at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Sunday. The 2 p.m. program — Iraq: Birding from the Trenches — is free and open to the public, and is part of Sports .............................1B the refuge’s Naturally Coffin's Corner ...............2B Speaking monthly seminar series held Village Square................5B in partnership with Business .........................6B Black Swamp Bird Classified ........................7B Observatory. Rogers encountered Real Estate Transfers .....8B 127 species of birds

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First of all, my apologies to our readers and to the Ottawa County Senior Programs for a “little typo� in my column last week. I know a lot of you picked up on it. We are placing the blame my optometrist. Actually, we changed the word “their� to “its,� which is the singular possessive, as it should have been, however, the word “its� got a letter added to the front. Enough said! ——— We had 76 correct entries in our Find Wylie contest last week. Matilda Johnson, of Marblehead, found Wylie in the ad for the Nor’Easter Club in last week’s Beacon. She wins a $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll hide Wylie again this week. If you find him, drop us a note at our office or click on the Find Wylie icon online at www.thebeacon. net. Lynn Labick, of Port Clinton, was selected from 57 entries in our “Win it on the Web� contest and she too won a $20 Friendship Food Stores Gas Card just by clicking on the “Win it on the Web� icon on our Web site. ——— WTOL, Toledo Channel 11 will be doing a live broadcast from the Log Cabin in Oak Harbor from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, for the Toys for Tots/Food Drive. All donations raised will stay in Ottawa County to help those in need during the holiday season. Donations of new, unwrapped toys and canned goods, as well as boxed goods, clothing and blankets will be welcome. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there, along with caroling and the live Nativity scene from St. Paul’s UCC. ——— There will be a “Howliday� Cookie Sale to benefit the Humane Society of Ottawa County from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Port Clinton Moose Lodge on West Lakeshore Drive. They will have other baked goods as well. ——— The owners and patrons of the Wharf Lounge on West Lakeshore Drive are combining to hold a special benefit bake sale and fish fry there this Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. The price for a perch sandwich and all the fixins is just $5.50 if you dine in or $6.50 for carryout. To order, call 419732-1958, ——— The Oak Harbor Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a breakfast with Santa at St. Boniface Catholic Church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. They have a great menu and the donation price is only $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and $3 for children under 12. All proceeds will benefit the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau. Donations of new, unused pairs of socks for the St. Boniface School’s “Stockings for St. Nick� may be brought to the breakfast. ——— The Port Clinton Elk’s Hoop Shoot will be this Saturday, Dec. 12, starting at 12:30 p.m. at the high school. Participants are encouraged to get there 15 minutes early to get in some practice and get into the proper age group. For information, call Tracy Colston at 419-734-5936. ——— The new Walleye Madness Christmas ornaments (sponsored by the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club) are in and on sale at the following locations: AAA, Dean’s Dupps, Mary’s Blossom Shop, Our Guest Inn, Minuteman Press & The Beacon, The Book Exchange and Young’s Floor Covering. ——— One of our favorite holiday traditions here at The Beacon is The Mitten Tree, where our readers bring us gloves, mittens, scarves, stocking caps and all sorts of clothing designed to help keep needy heads, hands and hearts warm this winter. The Holiday Bureau will be coming in next week to gather it all up, so please bring us your contributions as soon as you can. Thanks.

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and many of the region’s mammals, including the elusive jungle cat, crested porcupines, honey badgers and more. Photos and videos of some of these encounters will be shown. While on the edge of Iraq's western desert, Rogers saw the rare sociable plover migrating through — one of only about 6,500 left in the wild. The 43-year-old Columbus native also spotted a Northern Goshawk which he had seen before closer to home in Zanesville. His report is the first officially accepted sighting of that bird in Iraq. Rogers reported his findings online which brought him together with Nature Iraq, a non-governmental organization responsible for surveying and protecting Iraq’s wildlife and natural habitat. "I was just very fortunate that I was in a place that I could see stuff, report on it and contribute other ways as well," he said. "I was able to give them data from a part of the country where there's been no surveys done in 35 years." Other contributions included publishing a newsletter back home and

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Once the last card is received, the last flower arrangement wilts and the last family member has drifted home, it is now time to reflect. Thankful is an all-encompassing word which hardly says near enough. My wife Ginger and I are thankful for s  YEARS THREE MONTHS AND FOUR days of Jessica s 4HE NURTURING AND PREPARATION SHE was given by her Port Clinton City School teachers and coaches s 4HE OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT GIVEN by friends and even strangers who could relate thru their own lives s 4HE MANY STUDENTS OF +ENT 3TATE and PCHS that visited to shed a tear and share a story s 4HE PROFESSIONALISM OF THE 'ERNer Wolf Funeral Home staff lead by +EITH 7ALKER s 4HE #)6&$ WHO HAD TO TAKE MY father-in-law to the hospital on Thanksgiving night s 4HE PROFESSIONAL STAFF OF THE Magruder Hospital emergency room from Amanda Horn who checked us in to Dr. Lee who exuded kindness and patience. Coming from Detroit and moving TO #ATAWBA IN  LITTLE DID ) KNOW where all this would lead. One fact is for certain and that is the small town of Port Clinton and the Catawba Township is the best of what America is all about. Supportive, strong, heart-

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And then she realized that she had never had a real date. While everybody else had been out having fun, she’d worked. She now had some free time. She did work at night, a lot of nights, of course, and on weekends, because that’s the kind of job she had. But many evenings were free. She had friends, but unlike other women of her generation, those who had gone to college solely to find a guy who would marry them, Each week Wylie is hiding somewhere in The Beacon. Tessa had spent all her free Tell us where you find him. time working. So now when A winner will be chosen it was time to date, perhaps from the correct entries. to marry, perhaps to start a family, she didn’t have a clue NAME:___________________________ as to how to begin. She didn��€™t know how to PHONE:___________________________ flirt. She didn’t know how to catch a guy’s eye. 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She had been offered an associ***$1,500 TAX CREDIT!*** ate partnership in the firm and had accepted. It was only a matter of time until Save up to $1,500* in tax credits for she became a full partner. 2009 on qualifying high efficiency But now she worried about what life would bring. She Carrier heating and cooling systems. tried hard not to think about that. Have your new system installed by She brought in lots of business. Her accounts December 31, 2009 and receive a thrived. By then, she was 10 year parts and labor warranty.** traveling extensively, meeting clients and monitorCALL NOW & Start Saving TODAY! ing her team’s accounts. A number of men and women took their direction and orders from her. Together they were a highly successful unit. Yet there was something lacking in her life. Where family should have been was a hole that seemed to get larger and larger. And she was no closer to filling *See dealer for details. 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because she had to. Her dad always told Tessa that she was smart. He told her that he didn’t want ever to be disappointed when he saw her grades. Her dad was rarely at home. He always had at least two jobs. Her dad was smart too but he was not educated. She knew early on that if you have to be one or the other — educated or smart — it’s a whole lot better to be smart. In fact, if life had turned out differently, her dad would have been a wealthy man. But he was always busy, working hard, too hard, to have time to be the entrepreneur he could have been. Tessa’s dad read a lot, and he remembered what he read. He was a fount of information. If Tessa was stumped with any homework problem, her dad was her source for useful information. In grade school, the kids teased Tessa unmercifully. Contessa — her real name — was pudgy, and her clothes didn’t fit right. One of her nightmares was when she would have to wear a dress that was too small. Then the kids would circle her, dancing in a ring around her, sing-songing their horrible refrain: “short skirt, short skirt, short skirt.� She hated it, but she wouldn’t cry. She would never let them see her cry. Never. Tessa went to work when she was very young. Mowing lawns. Picking fruit. Babysitting. As soon as she could, she started to buy her own clothes. But her dad made her save at least three-fourths of what she earned. He opened a savings account at the bank and told her to deposit her money there. She would need it for college. From the time she started working, her wardrobe improved. She watched for sales and taught herself to sew, using her aunt’s old sewing machine. She found she could have three outfits for the price of one if she made them. Her math skills came in handy when it came to sewing — buying fabric, measuring, cutting the cloth just right and using as little as she needed to make a great looking, classy outfit. She was good at it. So pretty soon she was doing alterations. That became another source of income for Tessa. High school would have been a breeze if she hadn’t had to work all the way through. Even so, it wasn’t too bad. After she got over the initial shock of being a freshman — changing classes and attending a much larger school — she started to get over her perceived shyness too. With a slimmed

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Feb. 16, 1925 — Dec. 6, 2009 Died Dec. 7, 2009 Corinne R. Wood, 84, of Oak Harbor, died peacefully Vera Mae Sarnes, 78, of Oak Harbor, passed away, early Sunday, Dec. 6, surrounded by her family at the Genoa ReMonday, Dec. 7, at Riverview Healthcare Campus, Oak tirement Village, Genoa. Harbor. Arrangements are being handled by the RobinsonFuneral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor. Dec. 10, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 165 E. Water St., Oak Harbor, with Pastor Steve Fish Dale ‘Bama’ Smith officiating. Visitation is 2 to 9 pm. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Jan. 2, 1959 — Dec. 2, 2009 the funeral home. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Dale “Bama” Smith, 50, of Port Clinton, passed away Oak Harbor. Memorial contributions may be given to Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland. Shoreline Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online A graveside services were Monday at Restlawn Memorial condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkPark, Perrysburg, with military honors. Memorial con- erfuneralhomes.com tributions may be given in memory of Dale to the family.

Health Magruder Hospital to present Winter Wellness Panel A panel of healthcare professionals from nursing, nutrition, therapy and cardiopulmonary services will present a program on Winter Wellness Monday, Dec. 21, at noon in the Magruder Hospital Conference Center. The group will discuss special winter considerations for safety, physical activity, depression and nutrition, as well as colds, flu

and pneumonia. There will also be time for questions and answers. This program is part of the monthly health education luncheon series put on by Magruder and it is open to the public. Cost for the lunch is $6 and interested individuals can RSVP to 419-734-3131, ext. 3363, by noon Dec. 18.

Diabetic Support Magruder Hospital will offer its monthly Diabetic Support Group at noon Thursday, Dec. 10, in the Conference Center. The group is for anyone dealing with diabetes, including family and friends. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch or purchase one in the Fulton Street Café prior to noon and bring it to the meeting. Coffee, tea and water will be provided. For information about this or other diabetic programs, as well as other support groups, events and screenings, go to www.magruderhospital.com and click on the events calendar.

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Proposals sought for Great Lakes fish and wildlife restoration The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is inviting all interested and eligible entities to submit proposals, including those for basin-wide or large-scale regional projects, for the restoration of Great Lakes fish and wildlife resources, to be funded under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act. Supported in part by President Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a total of $8 million will be available to support projects this fiscal year. This represents the largest amount appropriated for this effort since the grants program began in 1998. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The GLFWRA is the only federal statute dedicated solely for the restoration of fish and wildlife resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes,â&#x20AC;? said Midwest Regional

Director Tom Melius. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Service is excited to provide enhanced restoration funding in 2010, made available through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative recently passed by Congress,â&#x20AC;? said Tom Melius, regional director for the Serviceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Midwest Region. The service will accept proposals through Jan. 22 for funding consideration under the GLFWRA. States, federally recognized tribal governments, Native American Treaty Organizations, local governments, non-governmental organizations, universities and conservation organizations within the Great Lakes basin are eligible to apply. Successful applicants are required to provide 25 percent in matching funding.

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collection of original one-act plays gives the audience a genuinely funny entertaining experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People love the shows and the fact that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only an hour. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perfect,â&#x20AC;? said James. Admission is $5 and seating is limited. Show is intended for mature audiences. More information is available at ShortAttentionTheater.com.

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‘Skins off to strong start BY JOHN SCHAFFNER It has been nearly nine months since the Port Clinton Redskins were dumped from tournament play by Margaretta 63-42. A lot of soul searching took place during the intervening timeframe, and last Saturday night, Coach Troy Diels’ team looked to be better for the experience. In a roller-coaster of a game, the Redskins came from 14 behind in the first half to claim a 70-60 win over a very good Tiffin Columbian team that defeated Clyde the night before. It was the season and home opener for Port Clinton, and the home team looked a little shaky starting off. The Tornadoes jumped out to a 14-point lead early in the second period before the Redskins went on a 20-4 run to claim a two-point lead by the time the teams went into the locker rooms at halftime. “We tried switching defenses early in the game to slow them down,” said Coach Diels on Monday, adding, “they were hitting some perimeter shots that hurt us. We then started trapping them at different areas on the court and that seemed to change the game around.” Diels said the coaching staff knew Tiffin Columbian is a fast-starting team. “We did not get the ball inside early and I think that also caused us to get off to a slow start,” said Diels. Once the adjustments were made, Diels said he thinks the increased defensive pressure turned the game around. “The defense led to some easy baskets and gave us momentum.” The Redskins featured four players in double figures scoring-wise. Josh Francis led with 20, followed by Ryan

PC bowlers roll over opponents Port Clinton’s Redskin bowling teams started the season with strong wins over Rossford and Lexington Friday at Harbor Lanes. Sophomore Ally Williams shattered the girls school record for three-game series with a 572 on games of 141230-201 as the girls rolled over Rossford 2,425-2,245. Williams broke the record of 551 set by Liz Dole in 2007. Morgan Meisler added 187-163-163 for a 513 series. Freshman Sean Black started his career by leading the boys with a 665 series on games of 184-223-258. The varsity boys rolled to a 2,934 win over Rossford’s 2,694 and Lexington’s 2,441. Senior Jared Dunn added 228183-235 for 645 and Zach Knecht had 196-172-238 for 606 as the ’Skins scored 1,044 the final game. Sophomore Jonny Newton led the JV boys with a 642 series on games of 243-190-209 in the team’s win against lexington 2,429-1,742. Port Clinton Varsity Girls 1-0 Morgan Meisler 187-163-163 = 513 Lacey LaBret 106 = 106 Britney Lindeman 171-106-141 = 418 Ashley Zoeller 147-170-169 = 486 Ally Williams 141-230-201 = 572 Hillary Wertenbach 161-169 = 330 Team 752-830-843 = 2,425 Rossford 795-750-700 = 2,245

Port Clinton’s Josh Francis puts up two of his game-high 20 points between a pair of Tiffin Columbian defenders. PHOTO BY BILL MIGALA Hicks with 18, Cory Brown with 16 and Derek Colston with 11. The Redskins start Sandusky Bay Conference play on the road Friday night at Clyde, who lost a pair of games this past weekend to Columbian and Norwalk. “Both games were close,” said Diels. “They are a big group and pretty physical. Ben Dan-

hoff and Kyle Smetzler are two talented players for them. They both have the ability to play inside and outside. Keeping them in check will be a big key for us.” Saturday, the Redskins host Woodmore. The Wildcats opened their season Tuesday night against Oak Harbor.

Port Clinton Varsity Boys 1-0 Alex Viery 183-168- = 351 Jordan Wiewandt 154- -150 = 304 Zach Knecht 196-172-238 = 606 Sean Black 184-223-258 = 665 Jared Dunn 228-183-235 = 646 Jacob Buckingham 199-163 = 362 Rossford 903-891-900 = 2,694 Team 945-945-1,044 = 2,934 Lexington 845-694-902 = 2,441 Port Clinton JV Boys 1-0 Jonny Newton 243-190-209 = 642 Jon Koch 185-126-173 = 484 Ray Grant 151- -141 = 292 Nathan Van Hoose 116-154-117 = 387 Jeremy Newton 194-157-163 = 514 Kyle Radloff -110- = 110 Lexington 591-639-512 = 1,742 Team 889-737-803 = 2,429

Lakers win season opener The Danbury boys’ basketball team started its season off with a win over the Old Fort Stockaders by a score of 44-36. The Lakers got off to a sluggish start in the first quarter, but a nice defensive play and a lay-up by Sophomore Dalton Chapman at the halftime buzzer gave the Lakers a seven-point halftime lead (20-13). In the

second half, the Lakers were outscored in the third quarter by a 9-5 margin, but Danbury outscored the Stockaders 19-14 in the fourth quarter to secure the victory. “It was nice to get a road victory to start the season,” said Head Coach Joe Miller. “I am happy for the players, but we need to learn from our mistakes and play better in

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Leading the way for the Lakers was Branden Burke with a team-high 10 points. Cory Schenk and Dakota Hruby chipped in with four points each and Wyatt Nelson added six assists.

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Coffin’sCorner BY KAREN COFFIN

Coaching your child is a challenge Should you coach your own child in a sport? That time together can be great and create a lifetime of good memories for both of you. It can also have negative repercussions. Being the coach’s kid is tough. They play in a different spotlight than everyone else. For the adult, separating parental feelings and coaching duties is tough too. There are some important issues to consider, especially if you coach beyond the initial years of your child’s athletic experience. Tension can build and damage the relationship between parent and child. Hopefully, the hints that follow will help coaches avoid conflicts. CHILD It is impossible to be impartial about your own child! You will be more proud of their success than anyone else is … and you’ll be more upset if they perform poorly. Try to step back and treat them just like you would any other kid. Most coaches err on the side of being too tough and critical, which is not fair. A few are coaching to make sure their kids get preferential treatment, which isn’t fair either. Ask your child how they feel about you

coaching. Is it really OK with them? You need to be upfront with each other about what to expect and get an understanding of the pressures that come with being the coach’s kid. Decide whether you should be called “Coach” rather than “Mom” or “Dad.” Make it very clear how you will interact and treat each other. Just as the adult needs to separate the jobs of coach and parent, the athlete is trying to juggle two roles. Respect their boundaries between being a player and a son or daughter. Do not ask them for reports on what’s happening with the other players or privately discuss coaching decisions with them. Keep coaching issues to yourself. One of the biggest challenges to overcome is the universal tension between parents and teenagers. Kids are trying to become independent from their parents and that often shows up as disrespect or rebellion. If the coach’s child is exhibiting these behaviors, it may destroy team morale or the coach’s reputation. It’s tough, but essential, that your child faces the same consequences as everyone else. It’s also necessary to treat all players with respect, including your child.

FAMILY It’s hard to stop being the coach when you get home. It is necessary, however. Family relationships are affected by coaching. A coach’s life during the season is very intense and time consuming, so a determined effort must be made to make time for your family. Don’t bring the game home and have it monopolize all conversations! Talk about the sport only if someone else brings it up. Spouses are in a particularly difficult situation. They might feel like they are being left out of your life. They end up in the middle if there is tension between coach and child. Siblings may feel ignored. Other parents think your spouse knows everything that’s going on and may pump them for information. They are expected to carry messages to the coach and will hear comments from fans. Sitting in the stands can be very uncomfortable. Be aware of the impact on your family. TEAM Hope your child is so good that nobody questions their playing time, position or spot on the depth chart. If not, there will

be innuendos about favoritism. If he/she is not the best, hope your family recognizes that truth; otherwise the people you care most about will be upset. It’s tough to find a balance between being too hard on your child and giving preferential treatment. Fans will be watching (and commenting about) how you treat each athlete. Ask your assistants to tell you if they perceive any disparity. Other kids will be resentful if they sense the rules are different for them and may isolate your child. Allow them to be a part of the team family. Treat all the kids as if they were your own. Coaching your child can be a wonderfully rich experience. Don’t let anything interfere with that. Karen Coffin, retired coach, is a member of the P.C.H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame. She is a published writer and a facilitator for Ohio Coaching Education classes. Contact her at coachcoffin @cros.net.

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BY J. PATRICK EAKEN The visiting Genoa Comets opened a 14-3 first quarter lead and went on to post a 57-42 victory over the Oak Harbor Rockets in both teams’ season opener Friday night. In the Ohio 163 rivalry, the only Oak Harbor field goal in the first quarter came on a three-point shot by junior guard Steve Young. The Rocket offense fared better the remaining three quarters, but there was no chance for Oak Harbor to dig out of the 11-point hole it created in the first quarter. “It was disappointing,” said firstyear coach Rob Collier. “We expected to play better. “The kids played hard and they wanted to play well, it’s just Genoa got off to a quick start and we got down eight points pretty quickly and we just couldn’t get any shots to fall that first quarter. That made it tougher on us to have to play catch-up for four quarters. It’s not easy when you’re playing from eight, 10 down from 2 minutes into the game and on.” Midway through the second quarter Genoa led by a 20-5 score when the Rockets went on a scoring spree to close the gap to 22-15 with 2:18 remaining in the first half. But Genoa scored four field goals to go up 30-16 at intermission, including a threepointer by Matt Bassitt at the buzzer. Genoa continued to pull away, opening up a 42-23 lead with 1:49 remaining in the third quarter, then holding off the Rockets in the fourth quarter. Oak Harbor did outscore Genoa 18-14 over the final 8 minutes. “I thought my kids competed well,” Collier said. “There are a lot of things

we have to correct and get better at. I like their attitude right now, I like how hard they are willing to work, it’s just a matter of ironing some things out and getting better at a few things.” One of those improvements is foul trouble, as Genoa had 29 free throw attempts, making 17. The Rockets got to the line 11 times, making five, but two Oak Harbor players fouled out in the process — junior guard Jake Scott and junior forward D.J. Everett. Four other Rockets had at least three personal fouls whistled on them. “We didn’t do a very good job of keeping them off the free throw line tonight,” said Collier. “They shot a ton of free throws and that goes back to just being a little more disciplined, making sure we slide an extra step and getting to the right spot.” Six-foot-6 senior center Kevin Young finished with 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Oak Harbor and Bassitt scored 18 points and 6-8 center Richard Wonnell added 13 more for Genoa. Rounding out the scoring for Oak Harbor was senior center Kevin Lipstraw with eight points, senior guard Brandon Wasserman and Steve Young scored five points each, junior point guard Andrew Karsten had four points, junior guard Zack Priesman scored three points and Everett scored two points. Oak Harbor had five treys, including two by Kevin Young and one each by Wasserman, Priesman and Steve Young. Oak Harbor committed 15 turnovers to Genoa’s 17, but the Comets out rebounded the Rockets 36 to 32. For Genoa Coach Jeff Overmyer,

Bassitt ended the game with three three-point goals. Luke Sutter scored eight points, Jon Lester had six points, Stephen Clark five points, Matt Murphy and Derek Allgier three points apiece and Eric Schimming added one point. Clark had the Comets’ only other trey. Even though Oak Harbor lost to its down the road rivals, a good crowd showed up along with media and two Internet broadcasting companies. The boys’ basketball team said in a public announcement on the school’s Web site they “would like to thank the student body for the great support you showed on Friday night.” In the junior varsity game, Genoa defeated Oak Harbor 38-22. The Rockets were led by freshman guard Austin Weigand, who scored eight points and had five rebounds. Sophomore center Mark Edwards added five points and 14 rebounds for Oak Harbor. Rounding out the Rocket scoring were sophomore guard Jacob Hetrick with three points, and sophomore forward/center Philip Bryant and freshman guard Greg Haar scored two points each. The 6-0 Bryant also had six rebounds. In the freshman game, Oak Harbor forward Mitch Hayslett converted on an old-fashioned three-point play with 12.4 seconds remaining to secure a 38-37 victory over the Comets. The Oak Harbor boys’ basketball teams were traveling to Woodmore Tuesday, then Friday open Sandusky Bay Conference action at Perkins. On Dec. 15, Oak Harbor travels to Lake for a third non-league match-up this season.


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GENOA 53 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; DANBURY 45 Oak Harbor wrestlers win Oxendale scores 19 in Laker loss invitational BY J. PATRICK EAKEN The Oak Harbor wrestlers started out the season on a high note by winning their own invitational on Saturday. Oak Harbor scored 279½ points and was followed by Kettering Fairmont (223), Clay (190), Shelby (164), Fremont Ross (135½), Bryan (121½), Cleveland South (78½), Rossford (53), Cleveland Heights (39), and the Oak Harbor â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? team (37). Seven Rockets were crowned champions, including Tyler Hackworth (119 pound class), Alex Bergman (130), Zach Bergman (135), Ian Miller (140), Jake Cramer (145), Konner Witt (160) and Mike Mallernee (171). In their championship matches, Hackworth won by forfeit over Luke Cramer (Oak Harbor B); Alex Bergman won by a 6-1 decision over Steven Johnson (Fremont Ross); Zach Bergman won 7-4 over Aaron Ford (Kettering Fairmont); Miller won by a 22-7 technical fall over Dylan Zedaker (Bryan); Cramer won by an 11-2 major decision over Dixon Johnson (Shelby); Witt won by an 18-2 technical fall over Jason Miller (Fairmont); and Mallernee won by a 14-1 major decision over Wyatt Wukie (Ross). Three other wrestlers took runner-up honors as well. Freshman Alex Bowlick was second at 103 pounds, along with Jonny Bergman (215) and Zach Sandwisch (285). Kyle Mincheff took third place at 152. In their championships, Bowlick was 3-1 in round robin matches, but finished behind Clayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mike Screptock, also 3-1, from a head-to-head tiebreaker; Bergman lost a 4-2 decision over Clayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garrett Gray; and Sandwisch was pinned by Nick Wagoner (Shelby) in 1:30. Mincheff won his third place match by a 12-6 decisiion over Cory Wiles (Bryan). For the Oak Harbor â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? team, Cramer took second at 119 and Hunter Gresh took fourth at 130. Gresh lost his consolation final to Matt Deenlinger (Ross) by a 13-0 major decision. Next for the Oak Harbor varsity wrestlers is the Iron Man Tournament at Walsh Jesuit High School this Friday and Saturday. The Oak Harbor junior high wrestlers began the season with a sixth place finish at the Genoa Middle School Invitational. The Rockets crowned one champ in 98-pounder Tate Haar. Ben Genzman (150) and Cliff Biggert (160) finished second, while Mike Osbourne (86) and Nick Bergman (104) finished third and Andy Burnette (92) and Cobi Brough (134) were fourth. The team next traveled to Bellevue Middle School Wednesday.

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BY J. PATRICK EAKEN The Danbury girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball season opened with a 53-45 loss to Genoa despite 19 points from Laker K.C. Oxendale. Genoa took a 24-17 halftime lead and held on through a fast and furious third quarter that saw both teams combine for 35 points. The Comets were led by Julie Swartzmillerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 17 points and Jessica Feller added 15. Emily Mock scored eight points, Rachel Johnson had five points, Alyssa Meis had four points, Brandi Schimming three points, and Nicole Kraemer one point for Genoa. Swartzmiller and Schimming each had one three-point goal for Genoa. For Danbury, Heather Bahnsen and Tori England each scored seven points, Kayla Oxendale had five points, Christine Longer scored four points, Brittany Isom scored two points and Devin Pollock scored one point. Oxendale and England each had one three-point goal for Danbury. Danbury did out rebound Genoa 27 to 25 as Longer grabbed seven for the Lakers and Meis had eight for the Comets. But Danbury committed 33 turnovers to Genoaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18. The Lakers shot 50 percent (7-of14) from the free throw line and 33 percent from the field, while the Comets shot 68 percent (17-of-25) from the free throw line and 31 percent from the field.

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Lady Rockets fall in first match-ups BY J. PATRICK EAKEN It was just a year ago that the Genoa girls basketball seemed untouchable â&#x20AC;&#x201D; getting through much of the season undefeated until running into the Lake Flyers. This year the Comets had a target on their back, even though top playmaker Simone Eli is now a Bowling Green Falcon. In both teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; season opener, the Oak Harbor Rockets were almost able to take advantage of that. Oak Harbor took a 10-8 lead on the Comets and held on to maintain that lead 20-18 at halftime in the non-league contest on Dec. 1. But the Comets came out of the halftime locker room to outscore Genoa 13-5 in the third quarter and rally for a 4239 victory over Oak Harbor. For Oak Harbor, Kayla Diefenthaler scored 11 points, Tory Wood scored 10 points and three other players had six points apiece â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Morgan Turnow, Erica Mauder and Abby Zurvalec. For Genoa, no player got into double figures, but seven got into the scoring column. Julie Swartzmiller, Alyssa Meis and Jessica Feller each scored eight points, Brandi Schimming added six points, Rachel Johnson and Bailee Adams scored five points

each and Emily Mock had two points. Schimming had two three-point goals for the Comets. Both teams were fairly even in shooting percentage from the field and the charity stripe. Oak Harbor made 14-of-42 field goals and 11-of16 free throws. Genoa made 15-of-43 field goals and 10-of-16 free throws. Genoa out rebounded Oak Harbor, while Rockets guards had a total of seven assists. The Rockets committed 18 turnovers to Genoaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 21. The Rockets opened Sandusky Bay Conference action facing perennial power Perkins, coached by Ray Neal. Again, Oak Harbor was a force to be reckoned with, but not victorious. Oak Harbor jumped to a 13-11 first quarter lead, but the Pirates rebounded by taking an 18-16 lead heading into intermission. Perkins outscored Oak Harbor 10-6 in the third quarter and the Rockets could not recover enough to get the victory. Oak Harbor did not fare as well shooting-wise, making 10-of-40 field goals and 9-of-12 free throws. Perkins made 14-of-40 field goals, but only 8-of-13 free throws. For the Rockets, Sara Lipstraw scored 11 points, including three

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and Pollock and England each had one. For Calvert, Ali Mann scored 19 points, Cleo Bowers had nine points, Brittony Peery scored eight points, and Kelsey Sikora scored seven points. Alexa Franks, Michelle Senslove, and Erin Gross each had three points â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Franksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; came on Calvertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only 3-point goal. In the victory at Old Fort, the Lakers were led by K.C. Oxendaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 12 points and Bahnsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11 points. Christine Longer had nine points, Kayla Oxendale had six points, England five points, and Isom three points. For Old Fort, Hailey Koebel scored 14 points. Danbury shot 50 percent from the free throw line and 28 percent from the field, while Old Fort shot 24 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line. Isom led Danbury with eight rebounds. Old Fort slipped to 0-4 with the loss. In junior varsity action, Genoa defeated Danbury 43-29 and Calvert defeated the Lakers 28-14. On Dec. 8, Danbury traveled for another non-league contest, this time against Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic. The Lakers open Toledo Area Athletic Conference play Thursday night in a varsity-only contest at Emmanuel Christian (6 p.m.). On Tuesday, Dec. 15, both the varsity and JV get back into action with a nonleague contest at Port Clinton.

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MarbleheadLighthouse Historical Society releases year end report The Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society had a busy year and much was accomplished. The officers for the 2009-2010 year are Al Rowbotham, president; Bob Hartman, vice president; Jan Kimerline, secretary; and Andy Baker, treasurer. The building fund received some great donations this year. The Lions Club again donated $1,000 along with some generous donations from individuals. The $2 charge per person to visit the top of the Lighthouse generated a dollar from each person. It was also a good year in the gift shop, with Suzanne Hembly and the committee keeping many nice items in stock. Donations received this year for the museum were from Don Groff, Dan Moulton, Elmer Grahl, Terry and Brenda Weidner, Bruce and Martha Bridgeman, Brian Shrock, Eva Haeberle and Kim Wolfe. This spring the “Lucien Clemons Medal” was put on display in a special case made by Dennis Kennedy. A picture of Lucien with the medal, and also a picture of Don Clemons, great-great nephew of Lucien, adds interest to the display. The resemblance of these two men is amazing. The “Memorial Brick Circle” was put in place this summer, with time and labor being donated by Dick Frederick, Ron Kochensparger, Herb Roder and Andy Baker. Approximately 160 bricks are now in place and many compliments have been received on this impressive project. The volunteers did a great job this year, selling tickets outside by the Lighthouse, in the gift shop and being Museum Docents. They were: Nancy Adams, Nell Adcock, Andy and Kay Baker, Mikki Bauer, Martha Camdon, Jeanne Cook, Peter Corrado, Don Doell, Harold and Dottie Douglass, Lois Franklin, Rebecca Gonda, Lorrie Grentzer, Joan Harris, Bob and Mary Hartman, Suzanne Hembley, Nelf and Jan Kimerline, Ron Kochensparger, Beth Peticos, Linda Price, Sherwin Ritchie, John and Helen Rofkar, Al and Doris Rowbotham, Kathy Schneider, Esther Schnellinger, Ron and Helen Uebbing and Dick Washburn. Beth Peticos is the Docent Coordinator. Many retired Coast Guard had reunions and visited the Lighthouse/Museum this year. The “Coasties” also enjoyed Lions Perch Festival and touring the area that has changed so much since they were stationed here. Fundraisers went well despite heavy rainfalls and wind. If anyone has any nature or nautical craft items they can donate for next year, please save them for us. We will also have our chicken barbeque on the second Saturday in August.

With many thanks to The Ottawa County Community Foundation Inc. for the $1,500 Grant and other donors, our Life Saving Boat has been moved and work has begun on the restoration. Ned Boytim will be doing the work on this project. The Lighthouse and Museum were trimmed for the Christmas season on Saturday, Nov. 21. Twelve MLHS members and volunteer students from Danbury High School — Caitlynn Biro, Kelcie McGhee, Meggie Ogles-

bee, Becka and Nate Hartman — did a great job of decorating the Lighthouse and fence. We want to thank all of our members and our business members for their continued interest in helping the MLHS. We appreciate all of your support. Lastly, we are sad to report the deaths of Barbara Lane, Kathleen Mutach, Betty Neidecker and Jim Wolfe, all of these members supported us financially as well as with items for the museum.

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Hello again. This year seemed to fly by … or I’m just getting older and forgot half of it! I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that the village has regular zoning hours now. You can stop in to the Village Hall or call 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday and noon to 3 p.m. Fridays. The zoning office is in the Village Hall above the police station and the number is 419-798-4074. We did this so that you can more easily contact me and get answers to your zoning questions. You can walk out with your zoning permit usually within 10 or 15 minutes. Based on the use you all have made of the office, you like the service. We average about 15 calls or visits a week. When you get the chance, tell Mayor Bird and the Council that you appreciate this service. For those who do not already know, the owner of the property is not necessarily the one that has to come in to get a zoning permit. You can have your builder, architect, engineer or some other designee of your choice come in and get the permit for you. If you have any questions for me, just call the Village Hall or e-mail me directly at marbleheadzoning@cros.net. This year it seems more people are remodeling rather than building new. But remember that most any of the work you do, still needs a permit. The zoning ordinance reads that anything placed on or in the ground needs a permit. Some exemptions are a patio or driveway for your house, which can usually be placed right up to the property line without a permit needed. Just call me and we can determine if you need a permit or not. Most garages, sheds and decks are charged only the minimum of $25. That is a lot cheaper to do right up front than having to move the structure later because it violates zoning or building codes. The worst phrase I hear goes something like this, from the builder to the homeowner, “Oh, don’t worry, you don’t need a permit for that.” Remember that it is you, not the builder who ends up paying double, to fix something later, rather than to have spent the extra few dollars first for a permit, which would have let you know where you could build. It is fun when people walk out of the office thinking, “That was easy.” It is much more fun for me to be Santa than Ebenezer! Merry Christmas. I hope the new year is bountiful and full of joy for you.

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Two join team at Stein Hospice Two area professionals recently joined the management team of Stein Hospice, a not-for-profit agency which serves patients and families in a five-county area. Linda Stricker is director of quality and education and Franklin Swinehart is inpatient services director. Strickerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nursing career spans three decades and includes positions in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Fremont. She was a clinical instructor for the nursing programs at Terra Community College and Lorain County Community College as well as as-

Bradley P. Smith, chief executive officer of NOMS Healthcare, was recognized with a service award by the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Executive Association of Northeast Ohio at the annual meeting Nov. 12. The award was presented to Smith to acknowledge commitment to the healthcare management profession through the performance of activities and services that further professional excellence. He was one of four individuals in the chapter of nearly 500 members to receive this award for 2009. Smith was also recognized for having successfully recertified as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Smith was also notified recently that he had successfully achieved recertification as a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association and for recertifying as a Board Certified member of American College of Medical Practice Executives.

sistant director of the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Education Program at Cleveland Clinic. She has a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in nursing with a minor in education and board certification in Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing. Swinehart spent the past five years as Nursing Home Administrator for the

Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. He started his career as a Respiratory Technician and progressed to long-term care administration. He has served various types of facilities, from sub-acute to dementia facilities. He has a BA in gerontology and was licensed as Nursing Home Administrator in 1993. Swinehart is vice president of First Congregational U.C.C. and resides in Sandusky. Stein Hospice, based in Sandusky, serves Erie, Ottawa, Huron, Sandusky, Seneca and surrounding counties.

Terra dean elected VP of math organization FREMONT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dr. Nancy Sattler, Dean of Liberal Arts and Public Services at Terra Community College, was elected Midwest Vice President of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. Sattler took office at the close of the 35th annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., which had more than 1,400 faculty, administrators and educational professionals in attendance. Sattler has been very active in the organization serving as

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Smart financial moves can help brighten holiday season If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re like many people, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re watching your dollars extra carefully this year as you do your holiday shopping. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing, because even in the best of times, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never wise to go overboard on gifts. But by making the right moves during this holiday season, you can also help ensure that you stay on track toward your long-term financial goals. Specifically, what steps should you be taking during these weeks?

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