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Real estate sales up

2012 is starting to look like it could be a better year for local real estate sales in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties. According to numbers released last week from the Ohio Association of Realtors, unit sales are up and so are prices.“The Ohio housing market continues to display signs…
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Lake Erie Shores & Islands outdoor advertising honored

The region’s destination marketing organization, Lake Erie Shores & Islands, recently received another honor for the 2011 “Recharge” marketing campaign. A billboard, which was located on U.S. 6 in Erie County, was named “Best in Show” in the 2011 Joseph Radding Eight Sheet Outdoor Awards. The award was given by…
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Terra, Materion partner in skilled trades program

Officials at Materion Elmore have enlisted the assistance of Terra State Community College to ensure that an adequate and constant supply of skilled trades people is available to them.“The ability to find and attract fully qualified trades people has been increasingly difficult,” Randall Drummond, plant manager, said in a statement.…
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Riverview Healthcare Campus announces employee of the year

The Multipurpose Room of Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus was filled with staff members and their family members March 1 for a special night of recognition and celebration. The evening began with a presentation that featured facility-wide honors Riverview achieved in 2011 including the admission of 257 residents/patients and the…
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Beacon brings home honors

The Beacon won five awards in the Mid Atlantic Community Papers Association Ad & Editorial Contest. We accepted four first-place honors — Best Free Standing Insert, Website Community Involvement, Website Advertising Section and Best Social Networker — and one second place award for Free Standing Insert for the monthly coupon…
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First National offers lessons for a lifetime

First National Bank is bringing financial literacy education to local high school students by providing them with access to the EverFi Financial Literacy Platform. The web-based program uses new media technologies — video, animations, 3-D gaming, avatars and social networking — to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s…
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