I attended a reception for Mike Rose, President of Washington Properties, the company that has proposed the hotel/lodge/convention center complex at Waterworks Park. A number of folks noted concerns about confusion on how to vote on November 4 (this Tuesday). So I hope this help out. Vote NO if you want to see the project happen. Vote YES if you want to delay it for a minimum of a year by forcing a vote of the citizens to move forward with the sale or lease of a portion of Waterworks Park. There you go…simple! But remember…VOTE! If you don’t, you abdicate your privilege to complain.
In life and in business, we often run across folks who have a significant impact on our lives. For me, Hal Douthit was one of those people. Hal was President of Douthit Communications, Inc., formerly known as The Photojournal in Sandusky. That was where I cut my teeth in the newspaper business. I began in 1976 as General Manager of the Port Clinton Press. I left there two years later, but it was a wonderful experience. After working in Bowling Green managing a radio station there, I decided to come back, but the Press was ready to fold. However, it was Hal Douthit who helped me start The Beacon in 1983, giving me guidance and patience, sharing his knowledge of business and publishing. Hal died last week, but will be remembered in my heart for a long time.