Ottawa County Chamber Directory Completed

Hot off the press! The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that our new 2014-2015 Ottawa County Chamber Directory has arrived. We are very proud of this state-of-the-art publication. This project was made possible because of the amazing support of our advertisers. We are proud to…
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Send us your Blizzard of '78 stories!

We are asking our readers to submit their Blizzard of '78 stories to us here at the Beacon. Any stories, memories or photos are welcome and we will be publishing them in the Beacon. Please send your submissions to Jasmine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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2014 OSS calendar contest

First place in the OSS calendar contest from Port Clinton Middle School Courtney Sayre Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca County art students in 7th-12th grade had the opportunity to participate in the OSS Solid Waste District’s Calendar Design Contest. Students were encouraged to create a design with a recycling or litter…
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Practice scenarios help judges prepare for bench

Judges new to the Ohio bench participated in a dry run in December by donning a robe, grabbing a gavel, and conducting mock trials or arraignments during the Ohio Supreme Court’s New Judge Orientation, conducted by the Ohio Judicial College. Phil Schopick, Judicial College program manager who works on the…
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Foundation invites grant applications

The Ottawa County Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations in or serving Ottawa County to submit requests for grant funding to the Foundation. The Foundation makes grants to programs in the fields of education, social services, physical and mental health, safe and positive living environments, natural resources and the arts. The…
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Library of Congress selects Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial website

The United States Library of Congress has selected the Battle of Lake Erie website, battleoflakeerie-bicentennial.com, for inclusion in the Library's historic collection of Internet materials related to the War of 1812 Bicentennial. “We consider your website to be an important part of this collection and the historical record,” said the…
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United Way team travels to Duke

Last week, dodging the polar vortex and rescheduling flights both to and from, the United Way team made it to Raleigh-Durham, NC, to begin their work with the Duke CASE Change Academy. In December United Way in Ottawa County’s vision of expanding the Cradle to Career program to create a…
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