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Where in the world is The Beacon?

29-11-2015 Hits:239

Here Chris Bodnar brought his Beacon to Bend, Oregon. In the background is Pilot Butte. Has your Beacon traveled somewhere with you? Send your photo to Jasmine at editor@thebeacon.net.

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Red Fern Inn at Rocky Point Winery

28-11-2015 Hits:484

Chris Redfern at Red Fern Inn at Rocky Point Winery. “Three years ago Kim and I walked through buildings in downtown Port Clinton, Catawba Island Township and Marblehead. People thought my...

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Snoochy Poochy

27-11-2015 Hits:241

Amanda Linton, left, and her daughter, Joey, out in front of the Snoochy Poochy. Amanda Linton, owner of Snoochy Poochy, has always worked with animals. Her mother owned a boarding kennel...

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Oak Harbor boys and girls soccer teams earn Academic All-Ohio Honors

On Monday, March 11, the Oak Harbor High School Athletic Department received a very exciting letter. Enclosed were two certificates from the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association. These certificates were the official notification that both the Oak Harbor High School boys and girls varsity soccer programs had earned the most prestigious team academic honor in the state, Academic All-Ohio.

In order to for a team to accomplish this feat, the team must maintain an overall grade point average of at least a 3.0 throughout the soccer season. So above and beyond working hard on the soccer fields, the Oak Harbor High School boys and girls soccer teams also work hard to achieve in the classroom.


Daniel Bridgeman, Feb. 22, 1952-March 18, 2013


Daniel J. Bridgeman, 61, a resident of the Anne Grady Center in Holland, Ohio died peacefully Monday, March 18, surrounded by his loving family and caregivers. 

Daniel was born with physical and developmental disabilities that prevented him from walking or attending school.  However, he lived fully and was able to enjoy cross-country train trips with his family, visits with relatives, music, swimming and frequent outings.


Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival honors Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur as Grande Marshall

Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival’s 2013 Grand Marshall is Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. Each year Main Street Port Clinton recognizes an individual at the Walleye Festival who has made a positive impact on the Port Clinton Community.

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, who represents Northern Ohio's Ninth Congressional District, is currently serving her sixteenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is the senior-most woman in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Hooray for Hollywood at Playmakers

The singing nuns of "Nunsense" fame are heading to Hollywood in Dan Goggin's lively musical, "Nunset Boulevard", which opens at Playmakers Civic Theatre, 604 W. Sixth Street, Port Clinton, on April 4.  The story goes that the nuns think they have been invited to perform at the Hollywood Bowl.  When they arrive in Hollywood, they are surprised to learn that they have been booked at the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama.  Thus the comedy rolls on with song and dance.  The show is very funny along with tender, message moments.  These five nuns, brought to life by Sylvia Chappell, Karen Abbott, Angela Fishburn, Louise Retzer and Donielle Yates, are irreverent but always respectful to their calling and their faith.

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