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The Gift of Knowledge

It is approaching the New Year. The best gift you can give for the holidays and the New Year is the gift of knowledge of your personal information. I have all of my financial affairs in order. That is fine but does anyone else know these facts other than you?…
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Firelands Regional Medical Center to Acquire The Giving Tree

Firelands Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce it will be acquiring The Giving Tree, a provider of mental health, drug and alcohol and behavioral health services in Ottawa County. The Giving Tree will be managed by Firelands beginning Jan. 1 and will officially become Firelands Regional Medical Center Counseling…
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Déjà vu at the Tin Goose Diner

The Harvey family during their visit at the Tin Goose Diner Jennifer and Ryan Harvey from New Wilmington, PA were staying at Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky with their children and decided to come to Ottawa County to visit the Erie-Ottawa International Airport. During their visit they stopped in at…
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Beacon Names New Editor

By John Schaffner, Publisher Jasmine Cupp, a graduate of Oak Harbor High School, has been named the Editor of The Beacon, effective December 1, 2013. She is a lifelong resident of Ottawa County. Jasmine has worked as an intern at The Beacon since May of 2013, handling a number of…
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Merry Christmas from the Beacon

Standing left to right: Krista Cheek, Vicki Theobald, Connie Roberts, Todd Gardner, Jeff Bryden, Bill Dervian, Tim Willford, Michelle Biers, Mark Schaffner. Seated left to right: Jasmine Cupp, John Schaffner, Mary Alice Schaffner. Not pictured: Robin Quesada, Donna Lueke, Dave Kahler and Bruce Dinse.
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The Frederick Agency holds Ugly Sweater contest

L to R: John Madison, Brooke Kilmer, Bruce Theobald, Lori Madison, Linda Sorg and Tom Shirkey. On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the Frederick Agency, Inc. insurance agency held an ugly sweater contest online on their Facebook page. Voters had all day Wednesday to cast their votes and the winning ugly sweater…
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