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East Harbor State Park is the Best of the Best

On Thursday, September 18, The Beacon held their Best of the Best awards ceremony at Mon Ami. The event was a sold out affair. 468

The Beacon would like to thank their readers for voting, to the organizations and businesses that promoted and campaigned for this event, Mon Ami and their staff for hosting this event and thanks to all those that attended the awards ceremony.

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United Way hosts a day of caring

Noah Damschen and Bridgette Schroeder play with recycled barrels.

On Friday, September 12, the United Way held its Day of Caring. The day is dedicated to educating the community on ways they can volunteer their time to give back to their community in many ways or the services that are available for families. The event was held at the Sutton Center, a resource center for many of the organizations Day of Caring supports.

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Blackberry Corners hosts B-C-S Coffee Connections

L to R: Superintendent Guy Parmigian, Brenda and Jim Lowe, and Treasurer Tim Coffman at Blackberry Corners.

Blackberry Corners proprietors Brenda and Jim Lowe hosted B-C-S Superintendent Guy Parmigian and Treasurer Tim Coffman for their September 10 Coffee Connections.  Coffee Connections provides an informal opportunity to introduce yourself, chat, ask questions, and learn more about the B-C-S school system and where they are heading.  All district citizens are invited to attend.  There are no reservations needed, and there is no cost to attend.

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Appliance collection Saturday, September 20

The Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste Management District will be sponsoring an appliance and scrap metal recycling collection on Saturday, September 20 at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds, SR 163, Oak Harbor.

The following items will be accepted during the collection:

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Your vote is (was) your choice

I write in response to Mr. Gary Philabaum’s September 9th letter titled, “Your vote is your choice.”   

Mr. Philabaum implied that the recent change to the meeting agenda prevents Council from hearing what people have to say.  To what is he referring?  Are we making the audience prove U.S. citizenship or PC residency to speak a single word – that’s got to be it, right?  Hardly.     

Council voted to move public comments from agenda item #19 up to #7.   That’s at the top of the meeting, after roll call and before the mayor’s report.  Remember, according to Philabaum, “It is unclear why council would not want to hear what the people have to say about what they are doing.”   We are.

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Port Clinton slays the beast defeating Genoa, 27-19

PC's Brandon Moore gets ready to stiff arm a Genoa defender on Friday night.
Photos by Bill Migala

After losing to Genoa by 71 points last season, many people would figure Port Clinton was just hoping to have a respectable showing against the Comets this time around.

The Redskins, however, were looking for much more than that, and managed to come up with what was probably their biggest victory in two decades, defeating Genoa, 27-19, to improve to 3-0 on the season.

It was just another step in the rebuilding process that appears to have accelerated under head coach Beau Carmon, who was proud to see his kids avenge last year’s 84-13 loss to the Comets.

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