First Coffee with the Editor held

Our first Coffee with the Editor session at Common Grounds was kind of sparsely attended. We did have a nice conversation with Catawba Island resident Bill O’Donnell, a semi-retired insurance executive, who was given a history lesson on the trials and tribulations of Port Clinton and Waterworks Park. We also…
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Tired of winter?

Tired of winter by now? Me too. I got a great email last week from an old friend, Randy Carson. Yes…THAT Randy Carson, former News and Sports Director at WRWR back in the late 1970s. He actually does read The Beacon online and wanted to share his amazing experience while…
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Jobs just posted

We are off to a great start for our new focus on jobs. We have nearly a half-page of “Jobs Just Posted” on page 2A this week. As I have said for many years, many of the economic ills of our area, and our country for that matter, can be…
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Weekly Coffee with the Editor at Common Grounds

My wife Mary Alice’s brother Dick Kollmann lives in Hudson. We visit there quite often, especially during the holidays. He always saves me a copy of the Hudson Hub, a community weekly newspaper similar to The Beacon. Dick showed me a promotion they do, and suggested perhaps we try the…
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Welcome back, Mr. Migala!

I have said it many times…Ottawa County’s biggest need is JOBS! We need JOBS! I have spoken to the folks at the Job Store at the Resource Center many times. There are many cases locally where good local jobs are available, but businesses have trouble finding folks with the proper…
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See you at the boat show!

The biggest event in Ottawa County isn’t even in Ottawa County! It is in Cleveland. The Annual 5-day Mid American Boat Show opens this Thursday afternoon at the I-X Center near Hopkins Airport in Cleveland and runs through next Monday, Jan. 20 (Martin Luther King Day). Since eastern Ottawa County…
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Send us your Polar Vortex photos

I certainly hope you all enjoyed the Polar Vortex! We were forced to close our office on both Monday and Tuesday of this week, which is the reason you may be getting your Beacon a little later than normal. Believe it or not, the weather forecast for the weekend is…
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