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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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OH flag football team flying south

A hearty congratulations and good luck to Head Coach Jake Jacobs and the members of the Oak Harbor Rocket 3rd grade flag football team headed to the National Championships this weekend in Kissimmee, Florida. They are flying out tonight.
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The future according to ‘The Great Swami’

Before we get to the Great Swami, I must say a few words about a couple of fine people that passed on last week. First, my “roomie,” former Probate Judge Dave Zeitzheim. He and I, along with several others, went on a ski trip out west many years ago. After…
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Keeping the lake house

There are several business entities allowed in the state of Ohio.The purpose of this article is to show how these entities can be used to hold title to the family vacation home or that property that everyone in the family wants to continue to own for future generations. While mom…
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Misplaced loyalty

I usually do not comment on current events, but my thoughts turn to the nightmare scenarios we are hearing concerning the sexual abuse allegations against college coaches. When the victims are kids, any abuse seems worse to me. Intentionally doing lasting physical or mental harm to a child is beyond…
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A parent's primary job ...

The vast majority of parents involved in youth sports try the best they know how to help their children. They want their kids to have fun, learn good character traits and have a positive experience when playing a sport. In the last few years, sport parents have made the news…
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A coach’s primary job

I won’t enumerate all the facets of a youth coach’s job. It would take an entire book and more. I will argue, however, that a coach’s primary job is to teach. No, it is not to win; it is to teach kids how to win. Most of that teaching goes…
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