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Lady Redskins win Northern Ohio Bowling Conference Tournament

Port Clinton's Lady Redskins won the Northern Ohio Bowling Conference Tournament Saturday at Rossford Lanes in Rossford. On a blended lane condition challenging the players, the Lady Redskins rolled games of 764-711 and a tournament high 806, and then added 822 in Baker Games to total 3103, outscoring the Eastwood Lady Eagles by over 100 pins. 

Alysia Zoeller led the Lady 'Skins with games of 190-141-174 for a 505 series. She placed 3rd on the All Tournament Team and won a $50 scholarship. Reilly Wittman rolled 137-164-179 for a 480 series and was the 5th member of the All-Tournament Team. 

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Ottawa County Health Department Clinic Schedule Jan. 20-24

Jan. 20

Holiday, office closed

Jan. 21

WIC Clinic 12:45-4:30 p.m.

Jan. 22

Family Planning Clinic 9:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Immunization Satellite Clinic, Oak Harbor, 12-4 p.m.
TB Clinic (no appointment necessary) 3-4 p.m.

Jan. 23

Well Child, STD and Family Planning 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Jan. 24

WIC Clinic 7:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
TB Clinic (no appointment necessary) 3-4 p.m.

For home health please call 419-734-6800.

Speakers are available for your group by calling the Ottawa County Health Department at 419-734-6800 or 1-800-788-8803.

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PC Bowlers sweep Tiffin Columbian Tornados Jan. 10

Port Clinton Redskins bowlers swept the Tiffin Columbian Tornados in a match at Star Lanes at the Harbor on Friday.

The Lady Redskins remained undefeated at 8-0 winning 2441-1590. The Redskin boys won their first in great fashion 2992-2634 over the Tiffin boys.

A very happy Coach Black said, “We are very pleased with the performances of both teams and all the players tonight. The boys finally won with a great series and 3 over 450 series. The girls bowled very well getting over 2400. I think they are both ready for our conference tournament in Rossford.”

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How to enjoy an outdoor winter workout

Winter is here, along with the temptation to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa all season long. Chilly temperatures deter many from exercising outdoors, and while some prefer to head to the gym to keep up their fitness routine, seasonal activities can also offer great full-body workouts, says TOPS Club, Inc.® (Take Off Pounds Sensibly®), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization. Consider the following activities to break out of your routine and stave off winter weight gain:

• Ski across a winter wonderland

Build up your strength while enjoying nature’s beauty. Cross-country skiing works both your upper and lower body, sculpting shoulders, arms, back, chest, abs, buttocks, and legs. Work up a refreshing sweat for more than 500 calories burned per hour.

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Bird conservation groups announce intention to sue over wind turbine

Photo by Jasmine Cupp

The Ohio National Guard facility at Camp Perry, near Port Clinton, is the focus of possible legal action by American Bird Conservancy (ABC), a leading national bird conservation organization, and Ohio’s Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO), which today announced the intention to sue the Ohio National Guard in connection with violations of the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) and other federal laws concerning the planned installation of a wind turbine on the shores of Lake Erie.

The two groups announced their intention to sue via a letter sent by the Washington, D.C.-based public interest law firm of Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal (MGC), stating that the environmental review process was unlawfully circumvented, and that the development is taking place in violation of the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act.

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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 looking for snow structures, landscapes or just people around our area having fun in the snow. 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.

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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 on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Those needing to file for financial assistance can contact the office at 419-898-2089.

The Ottawa County Veterans Office is located at 8444 W State Route 163, Oak Harbor.  For further information, visit the website at www.co.ottawa.oh.us/veterans.

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Thank you from Wreaths Across America

Dear Community, 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank so many of you for the success of Wreaths Across America. On Dec. 14th, Catawba Island Township Cemetery took part in a very special tradition of placing Christmas wreaths on the gravesites of veterans. The support, help and donations that were provided to us by this wonderful community were amazing. We truly are at a loss for words. The weather was cold, windy and snowy, but the ceremony was absolutely perfect. 

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North Central EMS and Kiwanis partner to provide safety for young children

Kassie Anderson and Trish McCartney of the Port Clinton Kiwanis

As a part of the ongoing mission of the Kiwanis to help their local community, the Port Clinton Kiwanis are taking strides in helping with keeping young children safe. Kassie Anderson, a former paramedic supervisor, and Trish McCartney, State Farm agent, received a grant to help local townships get infant and young children medical equipment. Erie, Danbury, Rocky Ridge and Catawba Townships were the target stations for the equipment.

“If a car seat is involved in an accident, it cannot be used again to transport children,” said Kassie. “It will not meet the safety standards. To save room and to safely transport the children, it would be best to used inflatable car seats.”

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Families urged to ICE seniors’ cell phones

As cold temperatures blanket the area, a growing number of seniors may wind up in trouble, stuck in life threatening situations. They may slip and fall, their car might break down, and they may get lost, confused, or stranded, literally left out in the cold. That’s why Visiting Angels, one of the nation’s largest in-home senior care agencies, has launched the ICE a Cell Phone Safety Campaign to help seniors in case of emergency. To ICE a cell phone, load emergency contacts in seniors’ phones with the word ICE in front of the emergency contacts’ names so when someone finds a senior in trouble they know who to call In Case of Emergency. Visiting Angels hopes this will become a universal emergency plan, a quick way for emergency responders to pick up a senior’s cell phone, and press the letter “I” to find seniors’ emergency contacts.

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