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Congrats, good luck to area athletes

Congratulations and good luck go out to several local sports teams and athletes. First, Luke Cramer, Alex Bergman and Jared Chambers are on their way to the state wrestling tournament this weekend. Also, MacKenzie Stewart finished her stellar swimming career at Port Clinton High School taking third place in the…
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Girls and boys are different (duh!)

Coaching girls: It’s different than coaching boys. I’ve waited a long time to write about this because male coaches (and some female) tend to be skeptical about my observations. I will plunge ahead anyway, because during 21 years of coaching girls at the high school level, I experienced the same…
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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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