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PC girls beat St. Mary CC, 56-31

Emily Ashley leads the pack to score

The ‘Skins controlled this one throughout in their defeat of the winless Panthers. Port Clinton, which is now 11-3 overall and 7-2 in the SBC, got 12 points apiece from Tiffany Colston and Emily Ashley, nine points from Hannah Weaver and seven from Hope Thorbahn.

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Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District swears in new officers

Thomas Riedeman and Roland Sandrock were recently re-elected to the Board of Supervisors of the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). They were sworn into office by Supervisor Rich Thorbahn at the January board meeting of the SWCD. Reideman holds the position of Fiscal Agent and Sandrock holds the position of Secretary. They join Chairman Mike Harder, Vice Chairman Rich Thorbahn, and member Jerry Whipple on the Board of Supervisors. Together they direct the staff of the district to carry out the conservation of our natural resources through assistant landowners, both urban and rural, throughout Ottawa County.

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Community calendar Jan. 23-29

Thursday Jan. 23

Banfi Wine Tasting and Dinner
What: Wine tasting and 6 course dinner speaker Richard Boyd
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Ciao Bella, 3880 Harbor Light Landing Dr., PC
Info: 419-734-2426

The Gathering
What: Free community meal, open to the public, fully accessible facility
When: 4:30-6 p.m.
Where: St. John Lutheran Church, Parish Hall, Second & Adams, PC

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B-C-S Board Organizes for 2014

The Honorable Frederick “Fritz” Hany, II administers the oaths of office to re-elected B-C-S Board of Education members (left to right) Kim Dusseau, Jamie Tooman, and Jeff Dornbusch during the organization meeting held on Jan. 13.

The Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education met on Monday, Jan. 13, for an organizational meeting.  The first order of business was the swearing in of re-elected board members Jeff Dornbusch, Kim Dusseau, and Jamie Tooman.  The Honorable Frederick “Fritz” Hany, II of the Ottawa County Municipal Court was present to administer the oaths of office.  Following the oaths, Judge Hany thanked all Board of Education members for their dedicated service to the community and school district, and highlighted the importance of local government entities like Boards of Education.  

The board then nominated officers for 2014.  The Board nominated Mrs. Jamie Tooman for President of the Board and she was elected by a vote of 5-0.  The Board nominated Mr. Jeff Dornbusch for Vice President of the Board and he was elected by a vote of 5-0.   The Board then established the time, date, and location of regular Board meetings for 2014 as follows: 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Board of Education Office.

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Visitors Bureau announces tourism marketing grant program

The Ottawa County Visitors Bureau (Lake Erie Shores & Islands West) is pleased to announce its 2014 Tourism Marketing Grant program.

The program is available for new and existing community friendly events that take place in Ottawa County. It is designed to assist non-profit organizations and small businesses in promoting events that generate overnight stays, create media exposure, increase area economic impact, and generate awareness that Lake Erie Shores & Islands is a year-round destination.

The primary mission of the Visitors Bureau is to encourage economic development in Ottawa County through promotion of tourism for business, pleasure and enrichment. Organizations that hold events that fit within this mission are encouraged to take advantage of the availability of the grant funds.

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Thank you from Salvation Army

I would like to send a heartfelt Thank You to the Volunteers, Donors and every one in Ottawa County who has made our 2013 Holiday Season a success.   Although our Red Kettle Goal of $64,000 was not met this year, due to a shortage of bell ringing days, we raised an amazing $60,500.70!  We could not have done this without the 600 plus bell ringers, our 7 Bell ringing sites; Community Market (Oak Harbor and Port Clinton), Bassett’s, Kroger’s, Miller’s Market and WalMart and the generosity of our Community who dropped money in our Red Kettles.

I was extremely pleased, once again, to have many of our Ottawa County High School and Middle School groups and organizations get involved with bell ringing and fundraising efforts this year.  These young adults recognize the importance of giving back to our Community.  We even had bell ringers as young as two years old ringing the bell.

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Ottawa County Chamber Directory Completed

Hot off the press!   The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that our new 2014-2015 Ottawa County Chamber Directory has arrived.  We are very proud of this state-of-the-art publication. This project was made possible because of the amazing support of our advertisers.  We are proud to have worked with Krabill Marketing Group, Art D’partment and Herald Printing on this exciting publication.

Please stop by the Chamber office located at 110 Madison Street in downtown PC to pick up your copy today!  For more information, please contact 419-734-5503.

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Send us your Blizzard of '78 stories!

We are asking our readers to submit their Blizzard of '78 stories to us here at the Beacon. Any stories, memories or photos are welcome and we will be publishing them in the Beacon. Please send your submissions to Jasmine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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2014 OSS calendar contest

First place in the OSS calendar contest from Port Clinton Middle School Courtney Sayre

Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca County art students in 7th-12th grade had the opportunity to participate in the OSS Solid Waste District’s Calendar Design Contest.  Students were encouraged to create a design with a recycling or litter prevention theme to be included in a 2014 Calendar created by the district.

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