The Beacon and The Suburban Press honored by State of Ohio

Beacon publisher and owner John Schaffner with Ohio Senator Randy Gardner holding the proclamation declaring July Free Community Newspaper Month. Senator Randy Gardner declared July Free Community Newspaper Month. In Ottawa County there are two free newspapers serving the community: The Beacon and The Suburban Press. Below is the letter…
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Volunteers needed to ring bell for Christmas in July

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to ring the bell for the Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign. This community event will take place on July 25-27 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. There will be several kettle sites set up with volunteers needed at each site. The sites involved are: Bassett’s, The…
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Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest

Lake Erie enthusiasts who want to capture the essence of Lake Erie life digitally, or on film, can enter the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) 2014 Life on Lake Erie photo contest. This year's contest will feature a new category highlighting the unique winter of 2014. Photographers are encouraged to…
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PCHS Class of 1984 to celebrate 30th reunion

The Port Clinton High School Class of 1984 is celebrating their 30th Class Reunion on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Cielo Grande in downtown Port Clinton. All classmates and teachers are invited. Please RSVP by going the Port Clinton City School District Website, www.pccsd.net, look for Alumni and Class Reunion…
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City of Port Clinton flies into Liberty Aviation Museum

Photo by Jasmine Cupp The Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton has acquired a flyable model 5-AT-B Ford Tri-Motor, arriving in the hanger July 9, 2014. The plane, called the City of Wichita, renamed City of Port Clinton, was purchased from the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum located in McMinnville,…
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Catawba Island Lighted Buoy 1 to be discontinued

Editor’s note: In the May 22 edition of The Beacon, it was printed that the Catawba Marker Buoy off the northeast corner of Catawba Island was up for review to be removed. I was contacted by Doug Sharp of the United States Coast Guard correcting this information: The buoy that…
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