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Candidate Debate Night Oct. 1

The Beacon in conjunction with the Port Clinton Chamber, Main Street Port Clinton, WPCR, Business and Professional Women (BPW) and Andy’s Party Mart are having a Candidate Debate Night Thursday, October 1, at the Elk’s Lodge in Port Clinton. The event, which starts at 7 p.m., will include candidates for Port Clinton City Council, President of Council and Mayor of the City of Port Clinton.
Moderating the event will be Bert Fall of WPCR and Jasmine Cupp of The Beacon.

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The Marblehead Village Square

By Ron Royhab
Marblehead Village Councilman

It all began on a cold February 23, 2002, when four women met for coffee at Big Boppers Restaurant on East Harbor Road. They had a single item on their agenda: How do we start a library on the Marblehead Peninsula.

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Household hazardous waste collection

On Saturday, September 12, the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection.  The collection will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  In order to bring materials to the collection you must be a resident of Ottawa, Sandusky or Seneca County.  This includes all residents of Fostoria and Bellevue. 

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Redskins Overpower Wildcats

Nathan Stubblefield breaks free from a would-be Woodmore tackler in last Friday's 63-0 PC opening victory.
Photos by Bill Migala

While the Port Clinton fans have been looking forward to the 2015 football season, head coach Beau Carmon commented in the pre-season that “really, we are just focused on Woodmore” and on Friday , focused the Redskins were, as  they defeated the Wildcats 63-0.

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Card crusade and dinner for Archie Estrada

Archie with his mom, Stephanie Wilkins.

Benton-Carroll-Salem bus driver Lori Kruse is asking for a card crusade for her passenger Archie Estrada. Archie, who was to start fourth grade this year, was recently taken by life flight to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Archie has been diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation (AVM) which is a tangle of abnormal blood vessels connecting arteries and veins in the brain.

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Titans down Rockets 36-0

Oak Harbor quarterback Jeff Winterfield (5) eludes an Ottawa Glandorf tackler in last Friday's season opener for the Rockets
Photos by Heidi Rife


Early mistakes by the Rockets led to the Ottawa-Glandorph Titans seizing control of field position early in the game. It was an obstacle the Rockets were unable to overcome. Oak Harbor fumbled on the first play from scrimmage putting its back against the wall right from the start. The Rocket defense, however rose to the occasion and kept the Titan offense out of the end zone.

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Lakers handle Whitney Young 32-8

Danbury's Jared Koenig and Logan Kenley tackle a Whitney Young running back for a loss.
Photos by John Kozak


The hard work of the off season was rewarded on opening night as the Danbury Lakers were victorious in Coach Keith Mora’s debut. Quarterback Justin Tibbels threw three touchdown passes to John Rhodes, and Tibbles also rushed for two TD’s as well to lead the Lakers.

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Summer Lunch & Fun

Summer Lunch & Fun 2015 has come to an end and we have many people to thank for making it another great year. All of our individual lunch packers, site volunteers and service club volunteers including Rotary Club of Port Clinton, Port Clinton Kiwanis Club, Port Clinton Lions Club, the ladies of BPW and Port Clinton Power Squadron, Ottawa County Republican Women, CASA volunteers, First Energy Interns from Davis- Besse, the youth from Outreach and all the volunteers from Firelands Presbyterian Church who make this program possible. We couldn’t do this without your continued support.

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