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Compassion and fun at Firelight Glow Run

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Compassion and fun at Firelight Glow Run

The inaugural Firelight Cross Country Glow Run was held on Saturday night, August 29, at Waterworks Park in Port Clinton. The run was a benefit for Lucas Gutman, a little...

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PCHS Leadership Council held team buildi…

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PCHS Leadership Council held team building activities

The entire staff and student body of Port Clinton High School spent a beautiful Friday afternoon involved in team building activities on August 21.  PCHS Leadership Council planned the event...

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Best of the Best voting ends Aug. 31

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Best of the Best voting ends Aug. 31

In Thursday's August 27 edition of The Beacon, it was announced that we would extend voting until Sept. 3 for our Best of the Best people's choice nomination competition. Because...

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Centennial Activities for the Battle of Lake Erie Begin with Transfer of Command Ceremony in Cleveland

It was symbolic, but impressive none the less. On Thursday, August 30, the commander of the Brig Niagara, a direct descendent of Oliver Hazard Perry, was lowered onto a longboat with the “Don’t Give Up The Ship” flag draped over his shoulders (as has been depicted by historians) and was rowed by several Niagara crew members to board the USS DeWert, an Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigate docked in Cleveland Harbor.

It was an historic transfer of command from the direct descendants of the commander of the US Navy Fleet in the September 1813 Battle of Lake Erie to the commander of a modern US Navy ship. This event was the official opening of a number of ceremonies and activities that will commemorate the bi-centennial of the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813 that took place about 10 miles north of Port Clinton.

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