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Submit your winter photos

Photo by Jasmine Cupp We are looking for readers to submit snow, winter or Polar Vortex photos to us for next week's Beacon. The snow is melting now, but that will make it prime packing snow to build a snowman, a snow dinosaur or even a snow fort! We are…
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Veterans Service Commission adds meeting

The Ottawa County Veterans Service Commission will be adding a meeting to their regular January meeting dates to hear financial assistance applications. The additional meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, at 4:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building. Regularly scheduled bi-monthly meetings will proceed as normal with the meeting…
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Ability Center to host Emergency Services Olympics on Saturday

The Ability Center will be hosting The Ottawa County Emergency Services Olympics on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 1-3 p.m. at the Sutton Center in Port Clinton. The Olympics is a series of competitions among 14 Port Clinton-area Fire/EMS and Police Departments. This is the fourth year for the event, which…
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Dave Redett newest member of Marblehead council

Dave Redett is congratulated by Marblehead Mayor Jackie Bird after he took the village council oath of office last Friday evening as his wife, Lisa, watched. Dave is the newest member of six-person council. Former councilwoman Vickie Kozak decided not to pursue an additional term. Village meetings are at 6…
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Winter weather update

Ottawa County is still under a level 3 snow emergency as of 9 a.m. This means all roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to…
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