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“The Best of Times, the Worst of Times”

There has been much said on the future economic development of Port Clinton that will impact the future of Port Clinton and the surrounding area. There is a lively debate every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at Common Grounds Coffee Shop, initiated by our local newspaper, The Beacon. It is…
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National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held the first Thursday in May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked “to turn to God in Prayer and Meditation”. Each year since its inception, the president has signed a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to…
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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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