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Where in the world is The Beacon?

29-11-2015 Hits:156

Here Chris Bodnar brought his Beacon to Bend, Oregon. In the background is Pilot Butte. Has your Beacon traveled somewhere with you? Send your photo to Jasmine at editor@thebeacon.net.

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Red Fern Inn at Rocky Point Winery

28-11-2015 Hits:438

Chris Redfern at Red Fern Inn at Rocky Point Winery. “Three years ago Kim and I walked through buildings in downtown Port Clinton, Catawba Island Township and Marblehead. People thought my...

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Snoochy Poochy

27-11-2015 Hits:231

Amanda Linton, left, and her daughter, Joey, out in front of the Snoochy Poochy. Amanda Linton, owner of Snoochy Poochy, has always worked with animals. Her mother owned a boarding kennel...

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Joyful Connections helps keep children safe

The first thing you notice is the sunny nature of the place and of the staff. The next thing you notice is the great selection of toys and games. Through a child’s eyes, the visitation rooms at Joyful Connections must be welcoming and inviting. For a child whose parents and families are going through troubled times, Joyful Connections must seem like a wonderful respite.


Riverview remembers

At Riverview Health Care Center in Oak Harbor when the Christmas tree decorations come off the lobby tree, the tree is redecorated with individualized memorial ornaments dedicated to residents who have died in the past year.
The ornaments often reflect the interests of the one remembered. Decorations on and inside this year’s ornaments include golf tees, the Chicago skyline, bingo mementos, a hat and feathers, bowling pins and an OSU emblem.


Free firewood available at East Harbor and Catawba Island State Parks

After the non-native Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was discovered at some Ohio State Parks in western Ohio, The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Forestry and Ohio State Parks formed a partnership to remove the effected ash trees. “The Division of Forestry brings a level of expertise to this project that allows the infested trees to be removed safely, quickly and in a cost-effective way from the state parks,” said ODNR Deputy Director Glen Cobb. “While it is disappointing to lose the ash trees, their removal is necessary to protect the safety of our visitors, which is our biggest priority.”

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