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The Beacon begins its 30th year

Today is Volume 30, Issue 1 of The Beacon. That means we are beginning our 30th year as a community newspaper serving the people of Ottawa County. Much has changed over the past 29 years since we began publishing in a tiny upstairs office at 106 W. Perry St. in…
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'Last shot' story prompts look at facility's first shot

Last week we ran the story about “The Last Shot” at the Port Clinton Middle School Gym/Auditorium. That got local historian Lock Zeis going and he went back into the archives of the Ottawa County Museum and pulled out an article in the Port Clinton Herald from Dec. 16, 1937,…
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Ottawa County loses philanthropist, pioneer

One of Ottawa County’s true pioneers and philanthropists, Jack Schiller, passed away recently.Schiller was truly an accomplished individual having served as a delegate of President Eisenhower for the People to People program and also served on trade missions to Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and China for Ohio Gov. Jim…
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Here’s how to insure a great Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. To celebrate, you may want to present your loved ones with chocolates, flowers or any number of other traditional gifts. But if your valentine also happens to be your spouse or your life partner, you also might want to show your love in another…
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Primary election coming up

The field is getting crowded for the various Congressional races this coming November. Actually, there will be an important Primary election in March, just a month away. We received word that a Put-in-Bay woman, Donna Glisman, has thrown her hat in the ring to run for the United States Senate.…
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Customer hits lotto at Dean's

Did you hear??? When Lisa and Steve Gilliland bought Dean’s Store in downtown Port Clinton a little more than a month ago, they needed to go through the process of re-applying for the rights to sell Ohio Lottery Tickets.
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Beacon Web site gets fresh design

Next time you get online, be sure to check out the new design at www.thebeacon.net. We worked closely with our web designer Paul Wallen, as well as with our “new mama” editor, Angie Zam. We have really seen some incredible growth on our Web Site.
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