Thank you, Devin, for bringing us together

I have had many conversations the last few weeks about how Port Clinton has stepped up for PC Middle School student Devin Kohlman. Mary Alice and I attended the fundraiser at Lock, Dock and Barrel last Thursday night. What a turnout, and they raised nearly $20,000 for Devin’s family. When…
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Christmas for Devin at The Beacon

All of Port Clinton is getting in the act to help support the family of Devin Kohlman, the PC Middle School Student who is waging a courageous battle with cancer. His family has requested that all of Port Clinton get their Christmas decorations up early this year, so we decided…
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Tricks and Treats, Cops and Robbers, Ghouls and Goblins

The Ottawa County FOPA Lodge #34 is sponsoring the first “Cops & Robbers Road Chase 5K this Saturday, Oct. 26. You can run or walk through the streets of Port Clinton to help raise money for the group’s Scholarship Fund. According to Roseann Hickman, you may also feel free to…
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The weatherman comes through with the perfect fall weekend

I just wanted everybody to know that I was honored to be placed in charge of the weather last weekend for the Oak Harbor Apple Festival and the Marblehead Lighthouse Festival. How did I do??? The E.L.M.s Community Meal will be held tonight (Thursday, October 17) hosted by St. Thomas…
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Apple and Lighthouse Festival weekend

This is “Festival Weekend” in Ottawa County! First up…the “Grand-daddy” of Ottawa County Festivals, the Oak Harbor Apple Festival. Check out the complete schedule on page 3A in this week’s Beacon. Follow that up with the Lighthouse Festival that we highlighted on the front page last week. Get out and…
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Browns and Bills and Bicentennial on TV tonight

Sorry to hear about the sudden passing of former Port Clinton Fire Chief, John Drummer. He worked for many years at Clinton Auto Parts with my old friend Jerry Lippus. While Fire Chief, the PC Fire Department grew in skill and stature. He will be missed. What a tough night…
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North Coast Tour of Homes this weekend

The Beacon is hosting a very special Open House Weekend this weekend, Sept. 28 and 29. There will be dozens of beautiful homes and condominiums open for public viewing both days, both here in Ottawa County as well as in Erie County. There is a complete guide for the North…
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