Port Clinton News

Open letter to the residents of Port Clinton from CORD

The Beacon has asked C.O.R.D. to respond to the mayor’s open letter of last week and we thank Mr. Schaffner for the opportunity.

The mayor, as spokesman has reiterated his accomplishments thus far and we need to remind the mayor and council members that that is what they have been elected to do, that is their job – to run the city.  Selling the citizens' parks is too big a decision for the mayor and 5 elected and appointed council members to make.  This decision should be up to you.  The mayor’s open letter used 700 words to tell you he does not want you to vote.


Clyde outlasts Port Clinton, 41-13

  • Published in Sports

Down seven points at halftime, Port Clinton was unable to mount a rally in the second half as it fell to Clyde, 41-13, in Sandusky Bay Conference action on Friday night.

The Redskins scored twice in the first half, cutting the deficit from 13 points to seven points on two separate occasions, but the Fliers' size, strength and athleticism took over in the final two quarters as they outscored Port Clinton 21-0 in the second half.


Clarification on Veterans Park

I would like to respond to a pair of letters published recently in The Beacon, and also circulated on social media from Roger Smith and Bob Walls, Sr. regarding the alleged City of Port Clinton effort to turn Veterans Park into a parking lot. Folks, it did not happen! How do I know? I was there and I was the source of it.

Roger Smith and Bob Walls, Sr. say that they remember an incident from 1998, but the intervening 16 years may have faded their memories. You see, I was sitting in Mayhew’s one morning, just about that time, discussing an idea about creating more parking for downtown Port Clinton. I was President of the Downtown Business Association and ODOT had just widened Perry Street, taking away 42 parking spaces. The idea included either cutting in angle parking at Veterans Park on the east and west sides of the park, or possibly moving Veterans Park to a new location, on the Adams Street Blvd. with the cannon. Unknown to me, Councilman and veteran Larry Lucas was in the booth behind me, and overheard my conversation. 

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