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Thursday, December 13, 2012

New organization focuses on Lake Erie
By John Schaffner lion in wages. Erie County’s numbers In eastern Ottawa County, we are all are nearly 4 times that. In Ohio, 25% environmentalists. There is no 2% vs. off all tourism is accounted for by the 98% when the subject is the health of communities located along the shores Lake Erie. The recently organized Lake of Lake Erie, according to Fletcher. So Erie Improvement Association held a maintaining a healthy Lake Erie is an meeting at Catawba Island Club on economic necessity. Friday morning to look once again at Jenny Cornell of Hull & Associates the challenges facing the lake and also worked with a local group of collaboto unveil a strategic plan to address rators to create the Lake Erie Improvethose challenges. ment Association (LEIA). Two key A number of familiar faces took to players were Sandy Bihn of Oregon the podium to discuss the two major who started Lake Erie Water Keepers issues of harmful algae blooms and in- and Jim Stouffer, Chairman and CEO vasive species like Asian Carp. Dr. Jeff of Catawba Island Club. They then Reutter, director of Ohio Sea Grant, went to work on a strategic plan. The spoke at length about goal of the LEIA is “to what is considered the provide an economically primary cause of the 2011 viable plan for the susalgae blooms in the westtainable restoration of ern basin of Lake Erie, Lake Erie and its tributhe loading of contamitaries through the efforts nates such as phosphorus of the Lake Erie econominto the Lake via runoff ically dependent busiand other harmful disnesses and stakeholders.” charges. “We had a very Some of their recomwet spring and summer mendations include: in 2011, which caused a • Issuing a Lake Erie Anlot of runoff into the lake, nual Report Card which caused the growth • Upgrade outdated of huge algae blooms in Sandy Bihn, Lake Erie septic systems such as the western basin,” said Water Keeper the Detroit Wastewater Dr. Reutter. “If we have a Treatment Plant that wet sprint in 2013, we are going to be pours millions of gallons of sludge right back were we were in 2011.” into the Detroit River every day State Representative and State Sena- • Promote nutrient reduction practices tor-Elect Randy Gardner joined forces and support research to reduce nutriwith several other Ohio legislators last ent loads and algal blooms year and created the Healthy Lake Erie • Reduce phosphorus runoff on agriFund, which allocated $3-million for cultural land by one pound or more Lake Erie improvement. “I think it is per acre necessary for Ohio to get involved in • Serve as business representative for improving Lake Erie,” Gardner stated. Lake Erie “Because the political environment is There are 21 bullet points in the right, we are now in a much better po- overall strategic plan. The next step is sition than we were 12 months ago.” to come up with strategies for impleGardner noted that there is tremen- menting the plan. They include hiring dous competition for dollars at the a lobbyist in Columbus, closely moniState level and that he has been work- toring water quality throughout the ing tirelessly to open doors with essen- lake, outreach/education and fundtial committee chairpersons. “I’m your raising. hired hand, and I will be there every The attendees were reminded about step of the way,” said Gardner. when the Cuyahoga River caught on Ottawa County’s tourism director fire and how bad Lake Erie was enLarry Fletcher used the example of vironmentally in the late 1960s. A Grand Lake St. Marys in west Ohio concerted effort saved Lake Erie then as an example of what can be accom- which led to a fishing and boating replished with significant activism. A naissance in the 1980s. But monitorgroup was formed after Grand Lake ing activities ended in the late 80s, and St. Marys was nearly given up for dead now Lake Erie is in trouble again. The due to toxic algae. “They lost 25% of plan is to re-institute many of those their tourism dollars over two years measures to save the lake again. Thoudue to bad publicity about their lake,” sands of jobs are at stake, jobs that said Fletcher. That is when a group can’t be exported. of government officials and business For more information on the Lake leaders got together to work on the Erie Improvement Association and problem, and they succeeded to a large their activities, you can look them up extent. online at www.lakeerieimprovement. “Ottawa County tourism alone cre- org. ates over 3,000 jobs and over $83 mil-

A portrait of General McArthur salutes our troops at Nate’s Benefit Breakfast at 1812

Nate’s breakfast benefits Salvation Army and Holiday Bureau

Sarah Kelso tugs on Santa’s beard at the benefit breakfast

At 9 a.m. on Sunday At 1812 Food & Spirits and Rosie’s Bar & Grill on Sunday there was a line out the door for Nate’s 32nd Annual Benefit breakfast. Over $1500 was raised for the Holiday Bureau and the Salvation Army. In addition, there were boxes overflowing with toys and food items and clothing donated by the 175 people who enjoyed the festive brunch in 1812 and Rosie’s. “Thanks to the vendors and the staff Santa wishes Chris Galvin a happy birthday for donating the food and their time for this benefit,” said Kevin Lowe of 1812 Photos by Donna Lueke and Rosie’s.

Larry Hartlaub appointed Ottawa County Auditor
Monday evening at the meeting of the Ottawa County Democratic Party Central Committee Larry Hartlaub was appointed Ottawa County Auditor to fill vacancy for the unexpired term that was created by the retirement of Jodi Regal, newly elected County Commissioner. The term expires in 2014. The appointment must still be certified by the governor’s office, which can take two weeks. County Prosecutor Mark Mulligan outlined the ways the intricate process can be completed. Hartlaub received 17 votes to 3 for Lisa Sarty. Stephanie Skribina had also applied but withdrew her name from consideration prior to the meeting.


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The true spirit of Christmas is alive and well
I would like to extend my personal thanks to all who once again donated to our Mitten Tree. Our friends at Salvation Army came by to pick up the last of the decorations on Monday. We were able to provide to the needy of Ottawa County a total of 174 items, many of which were beautifully hand knitted just for the Mitten Tree. We also had four coats donated! We can still take a few more items by the end of the week and sneak them into the distribution for Christmas. As always, the true spirit of Christmas is alive and well in Ottawa County.

week’s Beacon will come out on Dec. 20, as usual. No changes there. However, the Dec. 27 edition of The Beacon will be moved up for distribution on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. Many of our business customers like to take the last issue of the year to wish all of their friends, neighbors and customers Happy Holidays. Our deadline for that issue will be Thursday, Dec. 20. I hope I haven’t confused you too much on this. Enjoy the holidays.

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Our Find Wylie winner is Jackie Dunn from Port Clinton who was one of almost 100 contestants who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Portage Resale

Center on page 4A in last week’s Beacon. Jackie wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll be hiding Wylie again this week. If you find him, drop off an entry form at our office in the Beacon Place Business Center or click on the Find Wylie Icon at our website, We had a contestant drop off his submission to the Find Wylie weekly contest at The Beacon office last week, commenting on how challenging it was at times to find our friendly fish. He then added, “a skillful mariner is not tested by a calm sea”. So true!

Third Street in Port Clinton. We mistakenly put that address in the ad, which was supposed to read 310 W. Second Street. He called us and told us that over 20 people had knocked on his door asking where the Portage Resale Center was! Whoops!

Speaking of the Portage Resale Center, our apologies to the gentleman who lives at 301 W.

I am sorry to learn of Toby Hammond’s resignation as head football coach at Port Clinton High School. I am sure this past season was extremely frustrating for Toby and his staff as injuries simply took their toll early in the season and his Redskins were never able to recover. Toby was very easy to work with from our standpoint. We wish him well.

The Port Clinton Elks Lodge 1718 is holding their annual Hoop Shoot this Saturday, Dec. 15 at 12 noon at Port Clinton High School. This is a free throw contest open to both boys and girls ages 8-13. No pre-registration is necessary. For more information, contact Tracy Colston at 419-734-5936.

While we are still on sports, our ace photographer Bill Migala takes literally hundreds of sports photos each week. We can’t put but a few of them in the paper, but we do post a whole bunch of them on our website, www.thebeacon. net. Bill does a great job taking local sports action photos.








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Sharon Avery-Lamalie
July 7, 1942-Dec. 6, 2012 Sharon I. Avery-Lamalie went home to her precious Lord and Savior on Thursday, Dec. 6, surrounded by her loving family. Sharon was born on July 7, 1942, in Toledo, Ohio, to Charles Wesley and Thelma Charlotte (Lute) Hawkins. Visitation will be 12-3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 165 E. Water St., Oak Harbor. A Celebration of Life will begin at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.

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Dolores Dages

Dolores H. Dages, 95, of Oak Harbor, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, at the Riverview Healthcare Campus. She was born Delores Ritter on Nov. 29, 1917, in Jackson, MI, to Ruth (Otis) & Haley Ritter. Private graveside services will be conducted at Riverview Cemetery, with arrangements entrusted to Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.

Ray Dunfee Jr.
Sept. 5, 1932-Dec. 7, 2012 Ray Chester Dunfee Jr., 80, of Port Clinton, passed away, Friday, Dec. 7, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. He was born on Sept. 5, 1932, in Columbus, the son of Ray C. and Maggie (Hedges) Dunfee Sr. A graveside service was held Wednesday, Dec.12, in Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery, , Rittman. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Mary Ann Molnar
July 1, 1933-Dec. 4, 2012 Mary Ann Molnar, 79, of Port Clinton, Ohio died Tuesday, Dec. 4, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. She was born on July 1, 1933. Visitation was held at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton Street, Port Clinton on Friday, Dec. 7. Burial followed in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.neideckerleveckcrosser. com.

Idabelle Teasel
July 10, 1932-Dec. 1, 2012 Idabelle Teasel, 80, of Port Clinton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, at Edgewood Manor Nursing Center, Port Clinton. Idabelle was born on July 10, 1932 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Charles and Evelyn (Loewe) McLeod. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the GernerWolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton. A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Grace Episcopal Church, 315 Wayne St., Sandusky, with visitation one hour prior. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Letters to the Editor
Bigotry should not be welcomed in Port Clinton restaurants After spending the Thanksgiving holiday at home with family, I went to Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grill to watch the Ohio State/Michigan game with fellow Port Clinton High School alumni. We had a great time and were happy to see that Ed Fitzgerald, the owner of the bar, was there and hosting a charity event to raise money for Port Clinton families who are struggling. However, after enjoying the game and donating to the fundraiser, I was disgusted by the evening entertainment that followed. The entertainer, known as Mad Dog, is apparently a frequent act on Put-in-Bay and on the mainland. Sadly, most of his performance that day was predicated on making fun of gay people. Whenever a person walked into the bar, Mad Dog asked the audience if the newcomer was gay or straight. Each time, his question was met with a holler of “GAY!” from the crowd. He made jokes about gay people in between songs. We were even treated to his song titled, “Those Were the Gays,” set to the tune of the television theme song, “Those Were the Days.” The bigotry towards gay people seemed never ending, except when interrupted by racist jokes about African Americans. I have never been so embarrassed in my hometown. After numerous attempts at contacting someone in charge at Mr. Ed’s, I finally received a return phone call from a manager who trivialized my concerns and assured me there was nothing she could do. When I asked another employee for Ed Fitzgerald’s phone number so that I could talk to him about the situation, they told me that Ed loves Mad Dog and wouldn’t care what I had to say. Does Mr. Fitzgerald realize that some people in the bar that day were visiting Port Clinton for the first time and now think it is a racist, homophobic town? Does he realize that some of the families his charity will help this holiday season will be African American families? Does he realize that members of some of the families will be gay? Why wouldn’t he care what I have to say? One question remains for the residents of Port Clinton: Do you care? Scott Surovjak Port Clinton High School, Class of 2004 Thank you from Job and Family Services The Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services would like to thank all of the community members who have worked and contributed to meet the needs of the less fortunate this holiday season. There are often times when we see needs that government programs are not designed to meet, especially at the holidays. Your efforts exemplify the caring and giving community in which we live. Thank you to 1812 Restaurant and Bar, Rosie’s Grille, their staff, and the staff from the former Nate’s Restaurant for continuing the annual Santa Benefit Breakfast, which provides assistance to those in need through the holiday and throughout the year. Thank you to Port Clinton troop of the Girl Scouts of Northwest Ohio for running the “Pack a Truck” food drive for our emergency food pantry. Thank you to the Ottawa County Realtors for the generous donations of Christmas gifts to our foster and other needy children. Thank you to the United Way and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program members for financially contributing to our emergency food pantry. Thank you to the staff at Job and Family Services for connecting families to the donations and resources we have available to them. Thank you to the countless volunteers and anonymous donors who have given of themselves to help our entire community enjoy the holiday season. Our genuine thanks go out to those organizations and individuals who respond through volunteer hours, gifts, and financial contributions. You made a difference in someone’s life this vear. Sincerely, Stephanie Kowal Director, Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services Dear Constituents, As I conclude my work as your state representative, I find myself filled with a profound sense of gratitude. This is my last communication to you as your state representative, or at least for the time being. Holding public office has been a joy and a sacred privilege. Let me explain. When I first came into public office, particularly when I went to Columbus, I heard so many discordant and noisy voices from the far left and the far right that I found it annoying and even ridiculous. With time, however, I came to understand the deep wisdom in the creation of a democratically-elected legislature. As a state with over 11 million people and 220 miles across each way, we are a state with widely divergent views. It is precisely this cacophony of people and perspectives that creates the rich tapestry of our society. I’ve come to appreciate, in this diversity, the handiwork of God himself. While this may be an unremarkable insight for many, it came as a revelation to me and in that and everyday life I find great joy. Public service has also been a privilege for the obvious reason that there are few who are able to serve in a limited number of offices. But it is also a privilege because we are entrusted with the authority that is only yours to give. And while many would argue that government is the very antithesis of secular society, I submit that there is a sacred dimension as well. While it may simply be that I lack the capacity to understand the obvious, I have never been able to fully comprehend the extraordinary authority with which I have been entrusted without thinking of it as a sacred gift which I’ve been called upon to carry for a short while and return unblemished to the people who loaned it out. I’m certain that we have not always agreed and know from the vote counts that many of you voted for my able opponents. I remain nevertheless deeply grateful to each of you for the opportunity to be of service. As one door closes, another invariably opens and I look forward to new opportunities to help in this beautiful area that my neighbors and I are lucky to call home. Sincerely, Ohio State Representative Dennis Murray Soundoff Papcun This is a very important message to all of you who helped in any way during our illness and recovery. Your prayers, cards, visits, etc., just shows again how much you care and it is just great to be from this area. Thank you and God bless you all, John and Betsy Papcun

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Change lives by contributing to United Way
Want to change lives here at home? Consider United Way in Ottawa County. Just $50.00 could make sure a preschool child has a volunteer reader each week; $100 can support training for a special advocate for an abused child; $150 could help a family on the road to financial stability. Any gift when United with others makes us all better.

Port Clinton unit of Ottawa County Holiday Bureau needs your help
The Port Clinton Unit of the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau serves the city of Port Clinton and Bay, Erie and Portage Townships. This year it is anticipated 425 families will need to be served. Nonperishable food items and monetary donations are greatly needed. Food items may be dropped off at Magruder Hospital or Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union. To provide a $10 certificate for each family to buy meat $4,250 is needed. Volunteers are also needed on Friday, Dec. 14, from 3-7 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. The give-away location is Immaculate Conception Church gym in Port Clinton. Call Bonnie Kaspar at 419-734-2930 to sign up to volunteer , if you have any questions or if you have food items to be picked up. Monetary donations may be sent to: Port Clinton Unit of Ottawa County Holiday Bureau, P.O. Box 713, Port Clinton, OH 43452.

Community Merry Christmas in Marblehead
The community is invited get in the Christmas Spirit at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Through the eyes and hearts of children there will be focus on the real meaning of Christmas. The play, ‘Merry Christmas! – an experience in Joy, Peace, Light & Love in Jesus!’ will be followed by a Birthday Party for Jesus. There will be ice cream and cake and an opportunity to give a present to Jesus by serving others. The service project is to gather items for our deployed military and make them “Thank You” cards. Those attending are invited to consider bringing any of the following items: batteries, sun block, disposable razors, body lotion, toothpaste, packaged snacks/granola/trail mix, power bars, and gum. There will be materials to make the cards available. The community is also invited to celebrate Christmas Eve at a 5 p.m. service for families and kids of all ages, featuring puppets, carols and communion. Candlelight, carols and communion services will also be held at 7 p.m. at St. John, 117 Stone Street, Marblehead, and again at St. Paul, 541 Church Road, Marblehead, at 10:30 p.m. (music starting at 10:10).

Former and new members invited to rejoin/join Delta Kappa Gamma
Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International includes women educators who live or teach In Ottawa or Sandusky Counties. Internationally there are members from 18 countries and Ohio has 102 chapters. Former members and those who have moved here from other areas of the country are invited to reinstate their membership with the Alpha Zeta Chapter New members are also welcome to join. Scholarships are available for additional training and workshops are designed to help with classroom activities. Meetings are held in various locations in the two counties with the next meeting being in Woodville on April 4. Anyone wishing further information should contact President Linda Overstreet in Fremont at 419-332-2139 or Vice President Sandy Otte in Elmore at 419-862-2500.

The Reader, the Bell Ringer and the Blanket
BY DONNA LUEKE The Beacon office received a call this week from a kind-hearted Reader with a unique request. The Port Clinton woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, was talking with a Salvation Army Bell-ringer outside Community Market one day last week. The Reader asked the Bell-ringer if there was any need for an electric blanket, as she had one to give. The Bell-Ringer said that she would love to have an electric blanket. The Reader went home, thought about the Bell-Ringer, and called Salvation Army to offer the blanket to the woman. Since there were many bell-ringers that week, and the kindly Reader could not remember the exact time or day, it was not possible to determine the identity of the Bell Ringer. The Reader then called the Beacon and asked that we print this request that the Bell-Ringer with the wish for an electric blanket call the Salvation Army to receive her Christmas gift of an electric blanket from a kindly stranger. Whether the Reader, the Bell-Ringer and Blanket unite or not, our hearts are warmed.

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From the bench By Judge Bruce Winters We here at the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court believe we have a duty to better inform the public about the legal system. To that end I will be providing informative articles to be published on a periodic basis. My name is Bruce Winters and I am the Judge of the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas General and Domestic Relations Divisions. I have worked in public service since 1975 when I began with the Oak Harbor Police Department. I subsequently served as a probation officer for the Ottawa County Juvenile Court, and as Ottawa County assistant prosecuting attorney. I served as a Magistrate in this court and was elected Judge and began a six year

the Veteran’s Commission, the commissioning of Notaries Public and appointment and budget approval of other conservancy districts and boards. I do not hear Juvenile cases, probate cases (the administration of wills and estates) and do not determine paternity, custody or support in those matters. I do not hear misdemeanor matters (less serious criminal and traffic matters) or small claims or bankruptcy cases. That said, we often find ourselves in situations where litigants have cases pending in more than one court and on occasion the orders of one court impact the other. In other instances, cases may be transferred from one court to another. The description offered above is an overview of what we do. I hope to bring you much moreinformation is the coming months. If you have questions not involving a specific case that you would like me to address in this forum, please e-mail me at

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Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce is offering gift certificates that may be redeemed at over 45 different businesses, including retail stores, restaurants and services. Certificates are good for a year from purchase date and are available in any denomination from $5 TO $5OO. The gift certificates can be personalized and are available at the Chamber of Commerce office on Madison in Port Clinton, or by calling the Chamber at 419.734.5503 or through the website at www.portclintonchamber. com. Another fine gift is a subscription to The Beacon for those who live away from Ottawa County part of the year or who have moved and want to stay connected.

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Christmas special spaghetti dinner for abused doggies at Big Bopper’s December 27
Big Bopper’s Restaurant is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner on Dec. 27 from 4 -8 p.m. to raise money for the abused dogs that were rescued from a puppy mill in Holmes County in November 2012. The dogs have been taken to the Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary on State Road where they are being well taken care of. The dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs and garlic bread and costs $8 per person. There will also be raffles at $5 per ticket for Boppers gift cards, a $50 gas card and doggie pavers. Winners will be announced New Year’s Day. 100 % of the proceeds from the dinner and raffles go the Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary.

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Nate’s Benefit Breakfast was very well attended last Sunday at the Island House restaurants, 1912 Food and Spirits and Rosie’s. I am quite certain that Nate would have been extremely proud that the tradition he started back in the early 80s has remained strong and that a lot of his old customers remembered.

ber of the Indoor Track Team at Ashland University. Caldwell is majoring in exercise science. She is the daughter of James and LeAnn Caldwell of Port Clinton. Caldwell is a 2010 graduate of Port Clinton High School.

Congratulations to Kathy Ohm of Catawba who is retiring after 30 years in the public health field. She served as a dietician her entire career. She spent 9 years with the Ottawa County Health Department and the remaining 21 years in Erie County.

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The Wide World Shoppe in downtown Port Clinton is holding the second of two drawings for two wrapped assortment “Surprise Packages”. The drawing for the packages displayed in the south window will be held this Saturday, December 15 at Noon. They have registration forms at the store located at 130 Madison in downtown Port Clinton. No purchase required. Winner need not be present to win. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce announces that Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available to visit with children at the Log Cabin in Oak Harbor this Friday, Dec. 14 from 6-8 p.m. For those who would like to write to Santa and have your letter answered, you can drop your letter off at the big mailbox at the Log Cabin or the mailbox located inside the lobby of Community Market in Oak Harbor. Santa promises that all letters received by Dec. 20 will be answered.

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Don’t forget that my friend Cathy Allen is doing her holiday gift wrapping again this year in exchange for a donation to the “Up Side of Downs”, a nonprofit organization providing information and support to people with Downs Syndrome and their families. Cathy is wrapping now through Dec. 23. First call Cathy at 419-732-1770 and set up a time and location. Cathy will take it from there.

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Magruder Hospital Auxiliary looking to expand sewing group
The Magruder Hospital Sewing Group is looking for additional members. Currently the group meets on Monday mornings in the Conference Center to work on a variety of projects for the hospital, from making aprons for dietary staff to making instrument holders for the surgery department. There are sewing machines available. The group has been meeting and sewing for many years and is an invaluable part of the Magruder Volunteer team. To volunteer, contact Volunteer Coordinator Kathy Gallogly at 419-734-3131 ext. 3140.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012 7A

National Art Portage Resale Instructor coming Center to Port Clinton NOW
The Port Clinton Artists’ Club is sponsoring a watercolor painting workshop at the Island House, 102 Madison St., featuring nationally known guest artist/instructor Mark Polomchak. The classes will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11, 12 and 13. Polomchak’s teaching style is engaging and entertaining. He works step-by-step, so everyone will go home with a painting suitable for framing from each day of class. The class offerings are at, and the registration brochure is under the “workshops/events” tab. A 1975 graduate in fine art at Indiana University, Polomchak has exhibited his watercolors in various art shows and galleries throughout the United States and Canada. His style is achieved through the simplicity and grace of his painting. He produces a wide range of images, finding much of his inspiration in the serene lifestyle of the Amish, in the landscapes of the Midwest and the seascapes of New England. Polomchak’s variety of subject matter also includes floral, abstracts, the Southwest and wildlife. His work can be viewed at This workshop is open to the public and the cost is $60 per day. Seating is limited. For more information call Paula Hart at 419-734-5436.

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Pictured above are Oak Harbor High School Choir students during rehearsal for their performance alongside the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.
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On the evening of Nov. 28, Oak Harbor High School was the scene of sold-out performance that featured the Toledo Symphony Orchestra with Oak Harbor High School Choir and Band. Students were provided with the opportunity to perform alongside professional musicians. The performance also featured members of the Woodmore High School Chorale and Oak Harbor alum Kia Frank. The event was sponsored by the BentonCarroll-Salem Schools Music Boosters. The fundraising committee of Anne Mulligan, Pam Dedes, Ann David and Jaime Tooman worked to seek local sponsors. Mary Wood and a large committee transformed the theater into a winter wonderland for the event. Pam Dedes and Mary Frederick chaired the task of providing a meal for the Toledo Symphony and the nearly 250 performers. Mr. Russ Raber, Oak Harbor High School Choir Director commented, “This was a once in a lifetime musical opportunity for our students. To perform alongside a major symphony is simply unheard of for high school students. My sincerest thanks to BCS Music Boosters and all the parents who worked so diligently to make this event a reality.” Mr. Travis Magoto, Oak Harbor High School Band Director added, “Having the opportunity to perform with a professional orchestra is something that our students will remember for the rest of their lives. It was truly a joy to have the opportunity to work with the Toledo Symphony, and I too would like to thank all who helped make this event possible.” BCS Superintendent Guy Parmigian expressed his pride in the students, staff and all of the community that rallied to help make the event possible,“This was such a rich experience for our students, and is a prime example of what makes BentonCarroll-Salem Schools the stand-out, world-class learning institution that we are.”

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Port Clinton Artists’ Club members Mary Lou Krasniewski, Dave Gaynor, Rosalie Kastelic, Carol Swope, Tricia O’Connor and Barb Gaynor surround their beautifully decorated tree at Veteran’s Park in Port Clinton. Trees are decorated and voted on throughout businesses in downtown Port Clinton. The money is given to a local charity.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 9A

Port Clinton City Schools Announce Terrific Kids for November 2012
In cooperation with the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club, Port Clinton City Schools recognize outstanding elementary students as “Terrific Kids”. The following have been honored as Terrific Kids in November 2012. Bataan Primary Elementary: Grace Fleenor, Katelyn Lovitt, Briar Rohrer, Jordon Waddell, Dylan Lukac, Hollie Robinson, Bryce Copeland, Jason Salyers, William Koskela, Reilly Laird, Austin Walker , Kyla Wells, Blake Hutton, Payton Vargas, Alliyah Wharton, Addisynne Siefke. Jefferson Elementary: Jessica Mulder, Madison Palmer, Braden Newman, Liv Jadwisiak, Andrew Hanson, Kennedy Adkins, Weslee Espericueta, Thomas Sees, Dillon Ringeisen, Braeden George, Samantha Nickloy, Thomas Brooks, Brianna Rose, Hailey Ranzenberger, Caden Chapman, Hunter Mominee, Jonathon Hinkle, Kyle Coleman, Hannah Wagner, Katelyn Mulligan, Cassidy Sloan, Dale Bagovich, John Waugh, Bryce Absten, Mason McDougall, Brendon Mullins, and Samuel Kleinhans.

PCMS students & Builders Club members standing from left to right are: Morgan Wojciechowski, Hailey Cardenas, Kayce Deal, Claudia Rosiar, Haily Ball, Ashlyn Borton, Blaze Kodak, Paige Steyer and Madeline Recker.

Port Clinton Middle School food drive
Port Clinton Middle School Builders Club sponsored a food drive and collected 366 items for the local food pantry. PCMS Fleets (grade levels) had a competition to receive spirit points based on the number of items they brought in: Fleet 6-122, Fleet 7- 58 and Fleet 8- 104. An anonymous donor contributed another 88 items. PCMS Builders Club is sponsored by the local Port Clinton Kiwanis Club.

Penta to offer STNA and Pharmacy Technician classes in Oak Harbor
Penta Career Center Adult & Continuing Education has partnered with the Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus in Oak Harbor to offer State Certified Nurse’s Aide (STNA) training starting this coming January. The class will be held at the Riverview Healthcare Campus three nights per week for eighteen weeks. Students may enroll at Riverview or at Penta’s campus in Perrysburg. Both classes start the first week of January. Classes are filling fast. Funding may be available. Penta will also be offering Pharmacy Technician Training, preparing the student for the National Pharmacy Technician Exam offered in Maumee. This 16-week evening class meets twice per week, and will be offered at Ottawa County Job and Family Services and Penta’s campus in Perrysburg, based on enrollment. Funding may also be available for this class. For more information or for other class offerings, check Penta’s adult education website at www.pentacareercenter. org. Call for more information at 419-661-6555.

Port Clinton takes second in BGSU Firelands Academic Tournament
Norwalk High School won first place honors in the Twenty-eighth Annual Academic Tournament held at Bowling Green State University Firelands College on Saturday, Nov. 17. The academic quiz teams from Port Clinton and Edison high schools captured second and third places. The Academic Tournament is an academic contest sponsored by BGSU Firelands. Eleven teams from area high schools participated in the six round tournament. The competition questions covered a wide range of subject matter and required the students to draw upon problem-solving skills in addition to having a good working knowledge of each of the ten academic disciplines from which questions were developed. According to Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Andrew Kurtz, “The performance of these students clearly indicated that a good deal of learning is going on in area schools. The students should be very proud of their performance.”

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PCHS Touch of Class attends festival, presents concert
The members of Port Clinton High School’s Touch of Class traveled to Kettering recently to participate in the Kettering Fairmont High School A Cappella Festival. Over 500 high school students from across the region came to participate in this event that featured the professional a cappella group Delilah. Delilah was featured on NBC’s “The Sing-Off ” during its third season. The members of Touch of Class had the opportunity to perform for members of Delilah and receive a one-on-one clinic to help them develop their talents. Later in the evening they were part of a sold-out audience to see Delilah perform in concert. Port Clinton High School’s Touch of Class is getting ready for a busy holiday performance season. The PCHS Holiday Concert is on Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the PCHS Performing Arts Center.

The Immaculate Conception Preschool ended their annual Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 9, to a standing ovation by their families and friends. There could have been no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to hear the voices of the thirty-eight 3 and 4 year olds sing the songs that they had been practicing for weeks. Under the direction of Miss Mary Heschel, Mrs. Michelle Wojciechowski, and Mrs. Amy Monk the sounds of the season couldn’t have been sweeter and the spirit of Christmas couldn’t have been more present.

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“Thank you for our new school” from Port Clinton Middle School students
Fleet 7 (7th grade students) in Mrs. Nancy Walkers Language Arts classes at Port Clinton Middle School had the assignment to write a thank you letter to the community for their new school. Students were instructed to show details and many noted their favorite parts of the new PCMS. The lesson was based on the Ohio Content standards to write a business letter, using computers and publishing. On this page are some of their letters.

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Messiah Concert
Handel’s Messiah will be performed on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. in St. John Lutheran Church in Port Clinton. Noted area soloists include soprano Katie Kline, teacher of voice at Bowling Green; alto Karen Roberts, soloist at St. John Lutheran; tenor Chris School, Chairman of Voice Department at Bowling Green State University; and bass Sean Cooper, Voice Faculty at Bowling Green State University. Orchestra players from Bowling Green and Port Clinton, along with organist Henry Kihlken will provide the accompaniment for the soloists and 60 member Community Choir. The concert will include the popular Christmas section of Messiah. The duration of the concert should be approximately one hour and ten minutes. This is the eighth annual performance for the community, bringing together singers from Port Clinton, Marblehead, Lakeside and Sandusky. The choir and orchestra will be conducted by Craig Dieterich. The concert is free to the public with a free will offering taken during the Pastoral Symphony interlude. A reception in the church fellowship hall will follow the performance. The church has been full for past performances so come early to ensure a seat.

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Retired teachers Carol Kegarise and Kathy Preston were looking for a meaningful way to spend their free time. They found that, and much more, when they joined Stein Hospice as a volunteer. Consider starting the New Year by joining these two women and dozens of other men and women who donate their time and talent to Stein Hospice. Two LifeCourse™ training classes begin in January, 2013. (See below.) Volunteer department staff works closely with volunteers to find an assignment that fits their schedule and preference. Carol joined Stein Hospice three years ago after the sudden death of her husband. Kathy followed a year and a half later. Both women expressed interest in visiting patients at both the Care Center and at nursing facilities near their homes. Their responsibilities and tasks vary. The two women listen to patients talk about their families, life’s milestones and thoughts about dying. They help patients with meals, and make sure families are comfortable. They load the dishwasher and stock the linen closet. And every Monday morning the two women volunteer together at the Care Center. As a result they have become good friends. “Volunteers are so nurturing and selfless and positive. What better friendship can you make than that?” Kathy said. LifeCourse ™, an 18-hour training program, will be offered at the following times: Firelands Regional Medical Center, South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Jan. 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 and 23; Fremont Recreation Center, 600 St. Joseph St., Fremont, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Jan. 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24. To register contact the Volunteer Department, 800-625-5269.

Walleye Festival advance ride tickets are the perfect Christmas surprise
Advance Ride Tickets for the 2013 Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival are now available. Each ride ticket is $35 and good for the entire Walleye Festival weekend. The Walleye Festival will run from Thursday, May 23, to Monday, May 27, at Waterworks Park. Quantities are limited. Each Advance Ride Ticket enters you to win an iPod. Two iPods will be given away. Advance Ride Tickets are available at the Port Clinton Chamber located at 110 Madison Street, Great Lakes Popcorn located at 60 Madison Street, and Mary’s Blossom Shoppe located at 125 Madison Street in downtown Port Clinton.

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Dec. 13

a free-throw contest open to boys and girls ages 8-13. No pre-registration required. WHEN: 12 p.m. WHERE: Port Clinton High School INFO: For further information contact Tracy Colston at 419734-5936.

by noon on Friday, Dec. 14 by calling 419-732-4061 COST: $6, free without lunch Yoga WHAT: Gentle yoga classes WHEN: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. WHERE: Danbury school, Marblehead COST: $8 per class INFO: For additional information contact Mrs. Henninger Monday – Thursday after 3:30 p.m. at 419-798-5195 or email henningerra@ Information also available at www. Free exercise class WHAT: Free exercise class on Mondays. Joe Kovach, COTA Rehabilitation Director at Edgewood Manor Health & Rehabilitation Center in Port Clinton, is the instructor. The class is open to the public and is geared for those 55 and older. WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Community Center at the Vineyard on Catawba INFO: call The Vineyard at 419-797-3100. Al-Anon/Alateen WHAT: Twelve-step group for those affected by another’s drinking WHEN: 7 p.m. every Monday WHERE: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 214 E. Second St., Port Clinton

E. Perry, Port Clinton 12-step recovery program WHAT: 12-step biblicallybased recovery program WHERE: Faith House, Church of the Nazarene, Fourth and Monroe, Port Clinton WHEN: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. INFO: call Pastor Janet Reed, Associate Pastor, at 419-3413664. TOPS WHAT: Take Off Pounds Sensibly; all are welcome WHEN: 6 p.m. every Tuesday WHERE: Catawba Community Hall, 3307 NW Catawba Road Yoga WHAT: Bring a mat and wear loose clothing. WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center COST: $8 per class with sign up for the whole month or $10 per class INFO: 419-635-2337 Strength Training WHAT: Strength training helps prevent age-related muscle loss, in addition to keeping bones and metabolism strong. WHEN: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m, every Tuesday and Thursday WHERE: Magruder Conference Center COST: $4 per session INFO: 419-732-4061

Strength Training WHAT: Strength training helps prevent age-related muscle loss, in addition to keeping bones and metabolism strong. WHEN: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m, every Tuesday and Thursday WHERE: Magruder Conference Center COST: $4 per session INFO: 419-732-4061 Art Class WHAT: An art class for teens through adults continues this fall and winter at the Danbury Senior Center. Local artist Lori Roberts-Cobbledick, who holds a BFA in Studio Art from Kent State University, is the instructor. The class covers different drawing techniques, oil painting and collage, as well as other mediums. Students will also learn about various artists. WHEN: Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. WHERE: Danbury Senior Center, Marblehead COST:$10 per class INFO: Call Lori at 419-7980608.

featuring a competitive session of “Safety Jeopardy”. Bring donations of household paper products, grooming and hygiene items and nonperishable food products. WHEN: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Lunch and Networking 11:30am to 12:30pm Meeting and Presentation WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Room,Port Clinton INFO: RSVP on or before Dec. 17 to Denise Ventrone at 419-898-6242

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Dec. 20

Group Therapy WHAT: Greater Port Clinton Arts Council “Group Therapy”. WHEN: 6-9 p.m. WHERE: 132 E Second St., Port Clinton COST: $45, includes supplies and surprises INFO: For further information, call Keith Fleming at 419-734-5325

Dec. 16 Dec.


Handel’s Messiah WHAT: 8th annual community chorus concert of the Christmas section of Handel’s Messiah. Guest soloists, conducted by Craig Dietrich. Reception in church fellowship hall following the performance. WHEN: 3 p.m. WHERE: St. John Lutheran Church, Port Clinton Pancake breakfast WHAT: All you can eat pancake breakfast, with pancakes, sausage and eggs. WHEN: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. WHERE: American Legion Post #114, 221 Park St, Oak Harbor COST: $6.00 Adults, $3.00 children 8 and under

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Santa at the Log Cabin WHAT: Santa and Mrs. Clause will be available for children to visit. WHEN: 6-8 p.m. WHERE: The Log Cabin, Oak Harbor

Magruder monthly luncheon WHAT: Dr. Zachary Zumbar will present a program on common causes of back pain. The luncheon series is part of an education series that features a different topic and speaker each month. WHEN: noon WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, Port Clinton INFO: An RSVP for the December luncheon is required

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Immunization Clinic 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Clinic 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

December 18th

60+ Clinic – Port Clinton Senior Center 9 3 p.m. WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Clinic 12:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

December 19th
Family Planning 9:45 1 p.m. Immunization Clinic 2-6:30 p.m.
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December 20th

Well Child, STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) and Family Planning Clinic 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 1B

PC girls defeat St. Mary CC, improve to 6-0
BY YANEEK SMITH Hope Thorbahn and Tiffany Colston helped the Port Clinton girls teams continue its winning ways by defeating St. Mary CC, 71-26, to improve to 6-0 on the season. Thorbahn and Colston scored 14 points apiece as four Redskin players finished in double figures. Emily Ashley and Hannah Weaver also scored 10 points apiece to help pace Port Clinton (6-0, 3-0 SBC). Hannah Snow led the Panthers with nine points. Port Clinton 65, Margaretta 28 Port Clinton controlled the game throughout, taking a 31-15 at halftime before outscoring the Polar Bears, 34-13, in the second half to blow the game open. The Redskins dominated throughout, outscoring Margaretta 20-2 in the third quarter. Colston led all scorers with 16 points and Thorbahn and Ashleyn finished with 13. Margaretta got nine points from Cindy Nieslen nine points and Kelsey Kromer chipped in with eight. This week, Port Clinton hosts Norwalk before traveling to Sandusky to face Perkins. At Right: Tiffany Colston drives and scores during the Lady Redskins’ 71-26 win over Sandusky St. Marys last Saturday. Far Right: Paige Culver drives around a St. Marys defender last Saturday.

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2B Thursday, December 13, 2012

Port Clinton boys lose to Woodmore
Woodmore 68, Port Clinton 59 Behind 23 points from senior Donny Bowen, the Woodmore Wildcats defeated Port Clinton, 68-59, in non-conference action. After the Redskins outscored Woodmore, 17-12, in the first period, the Wildcats bounced back, outscoring the ‘Skins, 24-6, in the second quarter to take the lead for good. With a 36-23 lead at halftime, pushed the outscored the ‘Skins, 13-11, in the third quarter before holding off a Port Clinton rally in the fourth quarter. With the win, Woodmore improves to 2-2. The ‘Skins, meanwhile, fall to 0-3. Bowen led all scorers with 23 points and was complemented by Jake Lewandowski and Brad Flick, who finished with 16 and 12 points, respectively. The difference in the game was the Wildcats’ ability to get to thefree-throw line. Woodmore shot 28-of-37 (75.7%) from the charity stripe while Port Clinton connected on 7-of-14 (50%) free throws. Port Clinton was led by Stubblefield, who had 13 points, and Kalib Shiets and Moore, who finished with 12 and 10, respectively. The ‘Skins return to action on Thursday when they travel to Castalia to face the Margaretta Polar Bears.


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Above: The Port Clinton student section got into the face paint for the Redskins game against Oak Harbor Left: PC Freshman Nathan Stubblefield drives to the basket against Oak Harbor


Oak Harbor girls improve to 2-1 on the season
After opening the season with a loss to Port Clinton last weekend, the Oak Harbor Rockets wanted to respond with a vengeance and they did just that in their 63-30 victory. In a game that saw Oak Harbor take the lead for good at 2-0 on Makayla Carpenter's steal and layup, the Rockets dominated throughout, controlling the tempo of the game as they slowly built the lead before taking a 34-14 lead into the half. Andrea Cecil and Maria Boers scored 30 of the Rockets' 34 first-half points with Cecil scoring 18 and Boers finishing with 12 points, nine of which came on three-pointers. In the first half, Cecil was able to break down the Charger defense with her athleticism, scoring on a number of high-percentage shots and feeding her teammates when the defense collapsed on her. Boers, meanwhile, connected on 4-of-9 field goals and was a consistent threat from the perimeter, scoring off a number of nice passes from point guard Makayla Carpenter. Oak Harbor head coach Tom Kontak, who got his first win as the Rockets' head coach, spoke about his team's play. “We knew going in that Edison was a top pick (in the conference) and was very athletic,” Kontak said. “Combine that with what we all agreed was a disappointing performance to PC, and we were motivated. To hold Edison to 30 points, that's exciting, they're an athletic group. That was all parts of our game clicking. When they all understand their roles, that combined is pretty tenacious.” Oak Harbor 61, Huron 33 After taking a 30-21 lead into the half, the Rockets put the game away in the second half by outscoring Huron, 31-12. Boers led the team with 22 points while connecting on five 3-pointers. Cecil finished with 14 points and Gezo chipped in with 13. Cecil got the team going in the first half with her penetration, scoring eight points as she helped Oak Harbor build its lead. Carpenter was able to break down the defense at times with her dribble penetration which opened things up for Boers, who scored most of her points on perimeter shots. And Gezo was a constant presence down low as she was able to get good inside position and score on several high-percentage shots. With the win, the Rockets improve to 2-1 overall and 2-1 in the Sandusky Bay Conference. This week, the Rockets travel to Bellevue to face the Lady Red and host Clyde and Woodmore.

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Oak Harbor boys defeat Port Clinton, first time in nine years
BY YANEEK SMITH Behind 20 points from senior forward Austin Wiegand, Oak Harbor defeated Port Clinton, 52-46, to win their first game over the Redskins since 2003. After Port Clinton took a 20-19 lead into the half, the Rockets outscored the ‘Skins, 33-26, in the second half to take control of the game. Greg Haar and A.J. Cecil scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, to help pace Oak Harbor (1-1, 1-0 SBC). Nathan Stubblefied led Port Clinton with 17 points and Brock Moore finished with eight. Lake 51, Oak Harbor 32 Despite being tied early in the third quarter, the Rockets were outscored by 19 points during the latter stages of the second half in their 51-32 nonconference loss to Lake. Jared Rettig led the Flyers (3-0) with 13 points and power forward Jayce Vancena chipped in with 12 points. Haar led the Rockets with 14 points and Wiegand finished with six.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 3B

Coach Hammond Retiring From Redskin Football
Toby Hammond announced last week he will retire from coaching football, something he has done for the last twenty-five years. The last nine years were as the Head Football Coach of the Port Clinton Redskins. While most coaches are judged by wins and losses, there is one thing for certain, the Redskins are better than they were nine years ago. Coach Hammond led the team to become more competitive and some games were just a play or two away from victory. He worked with district administration, alumni and community members to develop a strategic plan just for the football program, “Redskin Rebuild”. The group provided support to the football program and has benefitted all Redskin Athletes by raising over $80,000 in donations to build a new weight room at the stadium. The off season is also where Coach Hammond made a difference. With the new weight room, student athletes are working on and weight-training all year round. Coach Hammond will continue teaching at Port Clinton Middle School and will have more time to spend with his wife Diana and their grandchildren. Patrick Adkins, Superintendent of Schools stated, “Coach Hammond has worked very hard to bring credibility to the Port Clinton football program and has been successful in doing so. We are very grateful to Coach Hammond and his family for what they brought to not only PC football but to our community as well. We wish him well as he begins this next chapter in his life.”

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Port Clinton’s Redskin Bowlers rolled over the Tiffin Columbian Tornados in action at Star Lanes at the Harbor Monday. The Lady Redskins improved to 4-1 with a 2167-1776 win. Alysia Zoeller rolled games of 181-179 for a 360 series. Reilly Wittman rolled 166-165 and Eryn Binder 122184. Julie Funk led the Tornados with 139-139. The Redskin Boys won by a 2808 to 2580 score. Caleb Conrad led the Redskins with 254-226 for a 480 total. Sean Black rolled 176-208. Kris Wilson led Tiffin with 233-180. “We were a little rough at times but we won” said PC Coach Bob Black. “Caleb was very good with no open frames his two games. Alysia and Reilly were very good for the girls, who have five sophomores and two freshmen. They’re very young but improving. Both teams still need to improve their spare shooting”.

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Help Older Parents Avoid Financial “Scams”
Here’s a disturbing statistic: One out of every five Americans over the age of 65 has been victimized by a financial scheme, according to the Investor Protection Trust, a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education. If your parents are in this age group, should you be concerned? And can you help them avoid being “scammed” so that they maintain control over their finances? The answer to the first question is “yes” — you should be concerned. Of course, as the numbers above show, most aging Americans are not being swindled, which suggests they can take care of themselves quite well. Still, it’s no secret that many fraud schemes target seniors because of their concentrated wealth and in many cases, trusting nature. And as much as you’d like to think otherwise, your parents could be susceptible to rip-off artists. Fortunately, in regard to the second question above, you can indeed take steps to help prevent your parents from being fleeced. Here are a few suggestions: • Observe their behavior. If you live close to your parents, listen closely to any new friends, investment deals or sweepstakes they mention during your normal interactions.. If you’re in a different city, try to stay abreast of your parents’ behavior by communicating with them frequently and by checking in with other family members or friends who have occasion to see your parents. • Urge them to watch out for suspicious e-mails. You’ve probably seen them — the e-mails offering to “reward” you with huge amounts of money if you will only contact such-and-such from a distant country and then put up a “small” sum to initiate some ill-defined transaction. You probably “spam” these without a moment’s thought — and you should urge your parents to do the same. Remind them that any offer that sounds “too good to be true” is, without question, neither “good” nor “true.” • Encourage them to further their financial education. Law enforcement agencies, health care professionals and reputable financial services providers all offer personal financial management programs designed specifically for seniors. Look for these types of programs in your area, encourage your parents to attend — and even consider going with them. • Become familiar with their financial situation. Having a serious discussion with your parents about their finances may not be easy — but it’s important. The more you know about their investments, retirement accounts and estate plans, the better prepared you’ll be to respond helpfully if they mention an action they’re considering taking that, to you, just doesn’t sound appropriate. • Suggest professional help. If your parents are already working with a qualified financial professional, they’re probably less likely to be victimized by fraud than if they were managing their finances on their own. And it’s a good idea for you to know their financial advisor, and for him or her to know you, as you may well be involved in your parents’ legacy planning. But if your parents don’t already have a financial advisor, you may want to recommend one to them, particularly if it’s someone you already know and trust. It’s entirely possible that your parents won’t need any assistance in avoiding financial scams. But, just in case, be prepared to act on the above suggestions. Your intervention could help preserve your parent’s financial independence. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Are you ready for Winter?
Erie Shores Chiropractic
A Presentation on December 13th at 5 PM, light refreshments Kevin M. Francis, D.C.
122 W. 2nd St., Port Clinton
Across from the Post Office

Forget-Me-Not Bakery
Traci McFadden and Holley Kinsey were looking for a location to open a bakery in the Port Clinton area, and were having trouble finding a place that met their kitchen needs. The Church of Truth Ministries, in the former Portage School across from the airport, had a fully equipped kitchen. McFadden and Kinsey recently opened Forget-Me-Not-Bakery at 745 South Lake Street, in Gypsum. Forget-Me-Not Bakery recently added lunch items to expand their baked goods and breakfast business. The Bakery is open Monday-Saturday from 5 a.m.-1 p.m. For further information, call 419-960-7123, or email, or like on facebook at www.facebook. com/ForgetMeNotBreakfastBakery.


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Allen Twp
12-4-12 Keith Martin to Noel C. Billings, 5258 North Martin-Williston, $105,000. 12-5-12 Beverly A. Traver to Joseph J. Vargo, 6260 North Nissen Road, $60,000. 8657 Northshore Blvd., $52,000.

Thursday, December 13, 2012 5B

Heuberger appointed Mortgage Advisor with Stonegate
Stonegate Mortgage Corporation announces the appointment of Mike Heuberger as Mortgage Advisor. Mike Heuberger has worked in the mortgage industry for over 20 years and was previously the owner of Beacon Mortgage Services in Mansfield. Mike lives in Port Clinton, and will be working out of the Stonegate Mortgage Office in Mansfield. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, Stonegate Mortgage Corporation is one of the largest independent mortgage lenders and servicers in the U.S. They were recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. for the second year in a row.

Real Estate Transfers
Elmore Corp
12-6-12 Jeremy W. and Kari L. Hagemeyer to Nelson T. Clapp, 422 Toledo Street, $104,000. 12-4-12 David Tod Smith to Joanne Darr-Wagner, 500 Park Street, $129,000.

Port Clinton City
12-3-12 Don B. Kendall to John F. Bondy, 711 West Lakeshore Drive #402, $115,000. 12-5-12 Wesley R. Wightman Sr. to Amanda Kim McCarty and Gary Thomas Wightman, 321 ½ East Fourth Street, $32,000. 12-5-12 Charles and Arlene Carr to Jason Caldwell and Shane Blessing, 530 Madison, $39,000. 12-6-12 JS Hammer LLC to J & J Lizzi Enterprises LRD, 311 Buckeye Blvd., $158,610. Put In Bay Village School 12-3-12 Daniel G. Skoufos to Ohio Edison Company, 841 Niagra Road, $255,000. 12-7-12 Morgan Pork of Put In Bay LLC to Lake Erie Historical Society, 20 Basil Lane, $115,000.

12-4-12 Francis M. Harris to Schank Land, LLC, vacant land Lot 12-14 Sand Beach, $99,000. 12-4-12 Green Cove Development Corporation, vacant land Lot 1 Sand Beach, $27,500. 12-4-12 Green Cove Development Corporation to The Sand Beach Company, vacant land, $2,500. 12-4-12 Green Cove Development Corporation to The Sand Beach Company, vacant land, $17,500. 12-4-12 Green Cove Development Corporation to The Sand Beach Company, vacant land lot 11Sand Beach, $27,500. 12-4-12 Green Cove Development Corporation to The Sand Beach Company, vacant land lots 8-10, $82,500. 12-4-12 Green Cove Development Corporation to The Sand Beach Company, vacant land lots 2-7 Sand Beach, $165,000. 12-4-12 Green Cove Development Corporation to The Sand Beach Company, vacant land, $2,500.

Carroll Twp
12-7-12 George J. Arebaugh III to Therran G. Arebaugh, 8151 West Genzman Road, $160,000.

Erie Twp
12-5-12 SGI of Bowling Green to Gordon Lee Sondergeld, 128 South Thomas Drive, $54,029.

Catawba Twp
12-3-12 Mildred Kline to Richard A. Greene, vacant land NE Catawba Road, $85,000.

Genoa Corp
12-6-12 Rocky G. Horner to Federal National Mortgage Association, 407-407 ½ Main Street, $41,334.

Danbury Twp
12-3-12 Timothy Feller to John P. Lilley, lot 22 Bay Winds, $125,000. 12-3-12 Otermat Lakeside LLC to Richard and Adele Klenk, 336 Vine Avenue, $275,000. 12-4-12 K. David and Sandra Stinchcomb to Christopher N. and Lee A. Mylonas, 2633 South Waterside, $550,000. 12-4-12 Mildred E. Stanish to Limperts Marina Limited,

FDIC- personal accounts
BY JEFF ROTH With all of the national concerns, even protection of our funds in a nationally insured banking institution can be at issue. Several years ago the government increased the amount of coverage from $100,000.00 to $250,000.00 per depositor, per insured bank, for each account ownership category. The government devised a very complicated formula to determine exactly how much would be protected. It combines the entire depositor’s like accounts in the calculation. Protection is granted based on ownership and stated beneficiaries. Single accounts Single accounts are accounts that are held by one person in their individual name. The total of account protection for each banking institution is $250,000.00. This would include checking, savings, money markets or certificates of deposit or any form of those listed. All of these accounts are added together and considered one for insurance purposes. It has nothing to do with the number of accounts but rather the ownership of the accounts. Included in this category are any business accounts that are held in a “doing business as” nature. The account is separate only if it is a corporation or totally separate entity and has its own identification number, otherwise it is included in the above account totals. Joint accounts This is an account owned by two or more individuals. This would include joint with rights of survivor or tenants in common. Each person may have a total of $250,000.00 in any one banking institution. Each owner is considered to have an equal ownership interest unless clearly stated otherwise. If there are three owners then each has a onethird ownership. Each co-owner must have signed the signature card and have an equal right of withdrawal. If a person has $200,000.00 in various individual accounts and is a 1/2 owner of an account that has $160,000.00 then he or she will have coverage of a total of $250,000.00 and $30,000.00 will not be covered. All accounts are considered taken together and the use of the social security number is not relevant for insurance protection qualification. Payable on death accounts This is an account with a stated beneficiary. One must know the correct rules to guarantee protection. These accounts protect the beneficiary. If there are two beneficiaries and one dies, coverage terminates as to that beneficiary and only half of the account would be covered. Bank input is important to insure proper protection on this type of account. Individual retirement accounts This is an account that is owned and directed by you and not the plan administrator. This includes, IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k), Keogh plans, simplified Employed Pension Accounts and all 457 accounts. All self-directed funds owned by the same person are added together and protected up to $250,000.00 in each banking institution. It is irrelevant how many beneficiaries are listed. The only determination is $250,000.00 for each owner in each banking institution. Remember, this relates only to money accounts in an insured bank. This has nothing to do with stock. If an individual has seven different accounts ranging from $20,000.00 to $100,000.00 and many beneficiaries listed such as children and grandchildren only a total of $250,000.00 is covered and the balance is uninsured. My recommendation if you have considerable funds in several accounts at one banking institution is to have the accounts reviewed with a qualified bank employee. This will give you the comfort of knowing that the funds are totally protected with the full faith and credit of the United States. Jeff Roth is a partner with David Bacon and associate Jessica Moon of the firm ROTH and BACON with offices in Port Clinton, Upper Sandusky, Marion, Ohio and Fort Myers, Florida. All members of the firm are licensed in Ohio and Florida. Mr. Roth’s practice is limited to wealth strategy planning and elder law in both states. Nothing in this article is intended for, nor should be relied upon as individual legal advice. The purpose of this article is to provide information to the public on concepts of law as they pertain to estate and business planning. Jeff Roth can be reached at (telephone: 419-732-9994) copyright Jeffrey P. Roth 2012.

Marblehead Corp
12-3-12 Donald R. and Deanna Cole to Philip J. Palmer, 3244 Memorial Shoreway, $315,000.

Oak Harbor Corp
12-3-12 Leonard M. Appelhaus to Fannie Mae, 111 West Lake Street, $16,667.

12-3-12 Therran G. and Tally 12-4-12 Francis M. Harris S. Arebaugh to John W. Vance to Schank Land, LLC, vacant III and Julie L. Vance, 156 land, $6,000. East Water Street, $115,500.

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6B Thursday, December 13, 2012


The Beacon

Castalia State Fish Hatchery offers new lottery application dates for anglers
The application dates have changed for controlled troutfishing permits at Cold Creek at the Castalia State Fish Hatchery, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Anglers may apply for the controlled trout fishing random drawing from March 1-31. This is a change from previous years, when the application period was from the beginning of December to the end of January. The date change was made so anglers can apply for the drawing and fish at Castalia State Fish Hatchery in the same license year. Applicants must still purchase an Ohio fishing license to apply for the drawing. Anglers interested in fishing in the creek must apply online at in March and pay a non-refundable $3 application fee in order to be eligible for the random drawing. Random drawings for permit selection will be held in April, and fishing begins in May. An Ohio resident annual fishing license costs $19; a oneday fishing license costs $11. Individuals who purchase a one-day fishing license may later return it to a license agent to receive credit toward the purchase of an annual fishing license.

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The Portage Township Board of Zoning Appeals hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held December 27,2012 at the Portage Township Hall, 2501 State Rd. Port Clinton, Ohio. At 7pm a Conditional Use request by the Portage Township Trustee’s and James/Dawn Dubbert, 5035 E. Meadow Lane, Port Clinton, Ohio to install and operate a boat storage building, Boat storage, Boat trailer, Boat cradle, Recreational Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Storage operation at 665 S. Plasterbed Road, Port Clinton, Ohio will be heard. Review of the application is available at the Portage Township Hall, Zoning Inspectors Office, Mondays 5:30pm to 7:00pm and Saturday’s 8:30am to 10:30am. Portage Township BZA Ottawa County, Ohio P.E Dutch Schultz - Chairman


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