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Shoreline development

Ottawa County has 94 miles of Lake Erie shoreline and 14.5 miles of 15% is public access. Port Clinton has one mile of this access. We already have hotel/motels, bars, condos and restaurants up and down the shoreline. Why do we need more? Port Clinton should take advantage of its…
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Downtown development

The front page of The Beacon March 27: Residents overwhelmingly in favor of development; 84% to 16%. If there were a contest for joke of the year, this would be a sure winner. There has only been one vote that truly told what the citizens thought about developing the citizens’…
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Poggemeyer market study

I just read with astonishment, frankly, the “Downtown revitalization presented to council” article in The Beacon by Editor Jasmine Cupp. “The market study found that manufacturing, medical, service and food were the growing areas of industry in the area; the highest being food service.” And, “People are coming to the…
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Lake Erie algae

I’ve lived on Catawba Island since 1960 and have fished most of those years. I received my Charter Captain’s License in 1980 and started in earnest catching walleye and small mouth bass. Back then you could catch 20-30 small mouth bass in a day’s charter around the islands. I don’t…
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For you, Roseann, pictures from heaven

Our little, precious angel, Tyler. Today we got to see your little face again. That little smiley face we so remember and never will forget. Last night I had a dream. I called up to heaven and asked to speak with you. I couldn’t wait to tell you. Hey Babe,…
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Rising tide raises all boats

There seems to be two perspectives regarding the Waterworks Park project: a group that wants to live in the present status quo of what IS and those, who want to preserve that status quo, and embrace the future with a vision of what COULD BE. The former group, with all…
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