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Friday night wrestling and races in Oak Harbor

What a night it was in Oak Harbor last Friday night.

The high school was packed for the Ohio State-Illinois wrestling meet. B-C-S Superintendent Guy Parmigian escorted our editor, Donna Lueke, to the High School from the Chamber Dinner to snap some photos, especially the ones of C.J. Magrum’s tough loss in his match. Meanwhile, the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce dinner was also a great time. They had a “Night at the Races” event…and my horses kept finishing last!

Mike Bassett has joined in for the $7,500 challenge put out by Fairway Villas’ Tom Bohlander last week. As you read in these pages last week, Tom is putting up the $7,500 and challenging the rest of the local business community to come up with another $7,500. Mike Bassett is holding a “Contribution Day” on Saturday, Feb. 16…ALL DAY! WPCR online radio is doing a live remote from Bassett’s that day. Kind of reminds me of the old “Heartline” days we had on Valentines Day at WRWR back in the day.

Our Find Wylie winner for this week is B.B. Peticos from Marblehead. He was one of 116 entries who found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for Hair Quarters on page 4A in last week’s Beacon.  B.B. wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll be hiding Wylie again this week. If you find him, drop off an entry form at our office in the Beacon Place Business Center or click on the Find Wylie Icon at our website, www.thebeacon.net.

I’m told by Port Clinton Kiwanis President Carl Koebel that last Friday night’s Pancake Dinner at Port Clinton High School was a big success. They raised $2,500 for the family of Devin Kohlman, the PC Middle School student who has been waging a courageous battle with a brain tumor. Big thanks for the donations from Kiwanians Andy Benko and Mark Giaco.

Riverview Industries, now known as RVI, will be holding a bake sale on Friday, Feb. 8, at the National Bank of Ohio in Oak Harbor from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. All proceeds from this “sweet event” will benefit the Client Council Fund at RVI. This fund allows clients at RVI to enjoy special events and outings throughout the year.

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be making two stops in Ottawa County next Monday, Feb. 11. They will be at St. John’s Lutheran, 122 Ottawa Street in Oak Harbor, and at the American Legion Hall in Elmore. Both will be held from 12 noon to 6 p.m.

The Danbury High School National Honor Society will be hosting a bake sale at the last boys’ basketball game on Friday, Feb. 15. They will also be raising money for the American Heart Association for Heart Awareness Week by selling T-Shirts for $10.

There is an exciting new business scheduled to open this summer. Catawba Island Brewing Company, a microbrewery, will be opening at 2330 E. Harbor Rd. The renovations at that location and the brewing will begin soon. More details soon.

Congratulations to a pair of local students who recently earned their bachelor degrees from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. They are Patricia Luebcke of Port Clinton and Stacy McMurray of Marblehead. Both received their degrees in Social Work.

On Thursday, Feb. 21, the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a free seminar on Consumer Law Updates from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The presenter will look at advertising guidelines, cancellation rights of consumers, the Deposit Rule, door-to-door sales, and refund policies plus much more. The seminar is free to Chamber members, and $10 for non members. The seminar will be held at the Ottawa County Improvement Corp. just east of Oak Harbor on State Route 163. RSVPs are requested by calling Valerie Winterfield at 419-898-0479 or email the chamber at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Feb.15.

I got a note this week from Sarah Horne regarding the Conestoga West End Project. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month, which means their next meeting will be Feb. 20. They have changed the location and will now meet at Bataan School’s new cafeteria starting at 6 p.m. They will still do potluck style meetings if desired, but not necessary.

What was your favorite commercial during the Super Bowl? Mine was the Paul Harvey commercial saluting farmers sponsored by Dodge Ram trucks. The “Go Daddy” commercial made me uncomfortable.



















































   

   

   
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By John Schaffner


What a night it was in Oak Harbor last Friday night. The high school was packed for the Ohio State-Illinois wrestling meet. B-C-S Superintendent Guy Parmigian escorted our editor, Donna Lueke, to the High School from the Chamber Dinner to snap some photos, especially the ones of C.J. Magrum’s tough loss in his match. Meanwhile, the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce dinner was also a great time. They had a “Night at the Races” event…and my horses kept finishing last!

Mike Bassett has joined in for the $7,500 challenge put out by Fairway Villas’ Tom Bohlander last week. As you read in these pages last week, Tom is putting up the $7,500 and challenging the rest of the local business community to come up with another $7,500. Mike Bassett is holding a “Contribution Day” on Saturday, Feb. 16…ALL DAY! WPCR online radio is doing a live remote from Bassett’s that day. Kind of reminds me of the old “Heartline” days we had on Valentines Day at WRWR back in the day.

Our Find Wylie winner for this week is B.B. Peticos from Marblehead. He was one of 116 entries who found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for Hair Quarters on page 4A in last week’s Beacon.  B.B. wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll be hiding Wylie again this week. If you find him, drop off an entry form at our office in the Beacon Place Business Center or click on the Find Wylie Icon at our website, www.thebeacon.net.

I’m told by Port Clinton Kiwanis President Carl Koebel that last Friday night’s Pancake Dinner at Port Clinton High School was a big success. They raised $2,500 for the family of Devin Kohlman, the PC Middle School student who has been waging a courageous battle with a brain tumor. Big thanks for the donations from Kiwanians Andy Benko and Mark Giaco.

Riverview Industries, now known as RVI, will be holding a bake sale on Friday, Feb. 8, at the National Bank of Ohio in Oak Harbor from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. All proceeds from this “sweet event” will benefit the Client Council Fund at RVI. This fund allows clients at RVI to enjoy special events and outings throughout the year.

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be making two stops in Ottawa County next Monday, Feb. 11. They will be at St. John’s Lutheran, 122 Ottawa Street in Oak Harbor, and at the American Legion Hall in Elmore. Both will be held from 12 noon to 6 p.m.

The Danbury High School National Honor Society will be hosting a bake sale at the last boys’ basketball game on Friday, Feb. 15. They will also be raising money for the American Heart Association for Heart Awareness Week by selling T-Shirts for $10.

There is an exciting new business scheduled to open this summer. Catawba Island Brewing Company, a microbrewery, will be opening at 2330 E. Harbor Rd. The renovations at that location and the brewing will begin soon. More details soon.

Congratulations to a pair of local students who recently earned their bachelor degrees from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. They are Patricia Luebcke of Port Clinton and Stacy McMurray of Marblehead. Both received their degrees in Social Work.

On Thursday, Feb. 21, the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a free seminar on Consumer Law Updates from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The presenter will look at advertising guidelines, cancellation rights of consumers, the Deposit Rule, door-to-door sales, and refund policies plus much more. The seminar is free to Chamber members, and $10 for non members. The seminar will be held at the Ottawa County Improvement Corp. just east of Oak Harbor on State Route 163. RSVPs are requested by calling Valerie Winterfield at 419-898-0479 or email the chamber at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Feb.15.

I got a note this week from Sarah Horne regarding the Conestoga West End Project. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month, which means their next meeting will be Feb. 20. They have changed the location and will now meet at Bataan School’s new cafeteria starting at 6 p.m. They will still do potluck style meetings if desired, but not necessary.

What was your favorite commercial during the Super Bowl? Mine was the Paul Harvey commercial saluting farmers sponsored by Dodge Ram trucks. The “Go Daddy” commercial made me uncomfortable.


















































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