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 has featured contests in Uno, air rifle, basketball shooting, taco eating and Quiz Bowl. 

This year the Olympics will kick off with a Wheelchair Obstacle Course hosted by the Ability Center of Ottawa County office. Each participant will roll through a series of obstacles while using a manual wheelchair. Some of the obstacles the EMS/Fire and Police contestants will face this Saturday include corn-hole toss, limbo, drinking from a drinking fountain and opening doors. 


Send us your Polar Vortex photos

Photo by Jasmine Cupp

With the cold and snow that our area has had this week and will continue to have throughout the weekend, here at the Beacon we are asking our readers to submit their Polar Vortex and snow photos. People having fun in the snow, snowy landscapes, snowmen or snow creatures we want to see it! Please send the photos with your name to Jasmine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We will create a photo gallery of all the submissions and we will publish the best of the best in next week's Beacon.


Danbury girls on winning streak

Danbury 52, Lakota 23

The Lakers won their second straight game to improve to 4-5 overall, defeating Lakota, 52-23, in non-conference action last week. Danbury led 16-3 after one quarter and 34-9 at halftime in a game it controlled throughout.

Erin Lavelle led all scorers with 17 points, followed by Megan Stephens (10) and Alyssa Almendinger (7).

Danbury 47, Northwood 23

Danbury's defense carried it to victory, holding Northwood to six first-half points in the Lakers' 47-23 win over the Rangers in Toledo Area Athletic Conference action last weekend.

Danbury led 11-2 after the first quarter and 36-6 at halftime before cruising to victory. Stephanie Kukay led the Lakers with 10 points, followed by Cassidy Rhodes (8) and Erin Lavelle (7).


Danbury outscored by Cardinal Stritch

Cardinal Stritch 55, Danbury 22

After hanging in there for much of the first half, Danbury fell behind after being outscored by 15 points in the third quarter in their 55-22 loss to Cardinal Stritch on Friday.

Junior guard Austin Adams led the Cardinals with 27 points and helped his club go from having a 24-13 lead at halftime to being up 41-15 after three quarters as Stritch outscored the Lakers, 17-2, in the third quarter.

Keegan Rhodes led the Lakers (1-9) with eight points and Caleb Gerber chipped in with four.


Oak Harbor falls to Perkins

Perkins 59, Oak Harbor 47

Despite putting up a valiant effort against the league's best team, Oak Harbor fell, 59-47, to Perkins in Sandusky Bay Conference action last Friday.

Reigning SBC Player of the Year Nic Williams led all scorers with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Aleck Speer finished with 12 points.

Andy Rathbun led Oak Harbor, which trailed 26-22 at halftime, with 15 points.


Oak Harbor holds off Port Clinton, 47-46

The Rockets won a thriller against the Redskins last week, holding them off for the 47-46 win to move into sole possession of second place in the Sandusky Bay Conference. 

Sophomore forward Andrea Cecil led all scorers with 24 points, scoring 11 in the first quarter to help Oak Harbor (9-2, 6-1 SBC) grab an 18-9 lead after one quarter.

Holding a 35-28 lead heading into the fourth quarter, the Rockets were able to control things for much of the period as they pushed the advantage to 41-32 before Port Clinton (8-3, 5-2 SBC) made a run.


PC boys fall to Clyde, 62-27

Clyde controlled the game throughout, taking an early 10-point lead in the first half on its way to a 62-27 win over Port Clinton last Friday.

Nathan Stubblefield and Stefan Daniels had eight points apiece to lead the Redskins, who are now 3-6 overall and 1-5 in the Sandusky Bay Conference. 

The Fliers (4-0, 3-0 SBC), which led 32-11 after three quarters, got a combined 40 points from Dristen Cook, Colin Rieman, Derek Gray and Alex Marshall.


Black finishes strong in WHAC bowling tournament

This past weekend, 2013 Port Clinton graduate Sean Black had one of his strongest performances of the year in helping the nationally 7th ranked Davenport Panthers to a 2nd place finish in the final WHAC (Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference) regular season bowling tournament. Black had games of 213-236-216-203 to finish 14th individually as the Panthers clinched a share of the WHAC regular season championship. 

This is the first regular season championship for the Men's program in school history. Davenport will host the Conference Tournament Championship Feb. 8th in Grand Rapids, MI. Black, who is a freshman, is carrying a 194 average for the year.


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 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Marblehead fire station.


Ottawa County under a level 2 snow emergency as of 11 p.m. Tues.

The level 3 snow emergency was lifted last night at 11 p.m. downgrading to a level 2 snow emergency. A level 2 snow emergency means roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

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