Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday!!! We have a bunch of local establishments doing special things to celebrate “the wearin’ of the green” in this week’s issue. So, go on through and check out which one you would like to attend. Erin Go Braugh!
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Congratulations (again) to local athletes!

Congratulations to several local sports teams and athletes … again! First, Oak Harbor’s Luke Cramer and Alex Bergman both finished fourth in their respective weight classes at the state wrestling tournament in Columbus last weekend. Alex was in what was regarded as the toughest weight class at the tournament! Luke…
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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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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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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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