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Oak Harbor Rotary Club makes delivery to…

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On Wednesday, November 18, the Oak Harbor Rotary Club hand-delivered dictionaries to each of the third grade students and teachers at R.C. Waters Elementary School. In addition to being a...

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Part 2 of Planning and Development econo…

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Seated facing (L to R) are Port Clinton City Councilmen Trish McCartney, Gabe Below and Nicole DeFreitas. Port Clinton citizen John Rich (in the red shirt) was expressing his vision...

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Erie-Ottawa International receives Ohio …

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L to R: Senator Randy Gardner, Director of Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport Stan Gebhardt and Representative Steve Arndt. The Erie-Ottawa International Airport has received $639,854 in project funding from the Ohio Department...

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Rep. Latta visits The Beacon

On Friday U.S. Representative Robert Latta, whose 5th district includes parts of western Ottawa County, visited The Beacon’s office in Port Clinton.

Rep. Latta talked about the four issues that he most commonly hears about from his constituents. They are: regulatory issues, health care, taxes and energy. Latta serves on the Energy and Commerce, Telecommunications and Regulatory committees.

According to Latta, the brightest spot amongst these issues and committees is energy, as it is predicted that by 2020 the United States will pass Saudi Arabia in energy production and has the potential to be the world’s largest supplier of natural gas. Latta’s recommendation on energy is that “we don’t pick the winners and losers” with energy companies. 

When asked what he can do or is doing to help break the partisan deadlock in Washington, he said that the administration has made bipartisanship difficult, but also that “Republicans need to do better at communicating”, and “I really think we can all work together.”

When asked what his constituents can do, he advised that they “stay informed and in contact, by email, mail and calls. Never say ‘my voice doesn’t matter. I am just one person.’  I look at every letter. Don’t be afraid to talk to your friends and neighbors (about policies and political issues). If you don’t, others will.”


McClanahan earns Eagle Scout Award

Christopher Lee McClanahan, age 15, of Oak Harbor, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. He earned the award on Oct. 3, 2012, and will be recognized in a ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. at the Eagle’s Nest hall at 210 Jefferson Street in Oak Harbor.

To earn the Eagle Scout rank, a Boy Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills. Only about 5% of Boy Scouts earn the Eagle Scout rank. Christopher earned 21 merit badges and successfully completed a community service project to earn his Eagle Scout Award.


Oak Harbor girls dominate St. Mary

Oak Harbor 87, St. Mary CC 40

In one of its best performances of the season, the Oak Harbor Rockets defeated St. Mary CC, 87-40, to finish the regular season with a 15-7 overall record and an 8-6 mark in the Sandusky Bay Conference.

Led by seniors Abbie Gezo and Maria Boers, Oak Harbor took a 20-10 lead after one quarter and led 40-23 at halftime before outscoring the Panthers, 29-6, in the third period.

Boers led all scorers with 22 points, including four 3-pointers, and Gezo finished with 17. Freshman Andrea Cecil was second on the team with 19 points and senior point guard Makayla Carpenter scored 14 points, including two 3-pointers.

Dani Parish led SMCC with 10 points and Hannah Snow finished with eight points.


Oak Harbor 59, Lakota 25

The Rockets controlled this one throughout, taking a 16-4 lead after the first quarter before pushing the advantage to 36-8 at halftime.

Andrea Cecil led the way with 18 points and Abbie Gezo finished with 17.

Lakota, which dropped to 3-17 with the loss, was led by Katie Park, who had 14 points.

Oak Harbor faces Perkins on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Sandusky High School in the Division II Sectional Semifinals. If the Rockets defeat the Pirates, they'll face Port Clinton on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. at Sandusky High School.

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