Open letter to the residents of Port Clinton from CORD

The Beacon has asked C.O.R.D. to respond to the mayor’s open letter of last week and we thank Mr. Schaffner for the opportunity.

The mayor, as spokesman has reiterated his accomplishments thus far and we need to remind the mayor and council members that that is what they have been elected to do, that is their job – to run the city.  Selling the citizens' parks is too big a decision for the mayor and 5 elected and appointed council members to make.  This decision should be up to you.  The mayor’s open letter used 700 words to tell you he does not want you to vote.


Clyde outlasts Port Clinton, 41-13

Down seven points at halftime, Port Clinton was unable to mount a rally in the second half as it fell to Clyde, 41-13, in Sandusky Bay Conference action on Friday night.

The Redskins scored twice in the first half, cutting the deficit from 13 points to seven points on two separate occasions, but the Fliers' size, strength and athleticism took over in the final two quarters as they outscored Port Clinton 21-0 in the second half.


Perkins defeats Oak Harbor, 35-16

Despite holding a nine-point lead at two different points in the game, Oak Harbor was unable to hold on, allowing Perkins to score 28 unanswered points in the Pirates' 35-16 victory over the Rockets at Firelands Regional Medical Center Stadium on Friday night.

Down 16-7, Perkins, which improved to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the Sandusky Bay Conference, responded and scored midway thru the second quarter to cut the deficit to two points on an 81-yard run by Tyrique Sharpe with 5:51 remaining. The Pirates took the lead for good at 21-16 on their next possession, which was set up by a Matt Schweinfurth interception, scoring on a nine-yard run by Sharpe less than two minutes before the half.


Humane Society donor issuing challenge to public

Dianne Rozak and her mother, Frances, both donated $5000 to the Ottawa County Humane Society last Wednesday, October 22.

“We were deeply touched about the possible closing of the Ottawa County Humane Society,” said Rozak. “I was saving up for a home improvement project and for Christmas presents, but that is not important. Saving this shelter is what is important to me.”


Toledo Christian pulls away from Danbury, 50-6

Momentum swings are critical in sports, and that was never more evident in Danbury's 50-6 loss to Toledo Christian on Thursday night at Start High School.

After the Lakers cut the deficit to 14-6 with 4:40 remaining in the second quarter on a 56-yard touchdown pass from Seth Vargo to John Rhodes, the Eagles responded, scoring on a 92-yard kickoff return by Caleb Wotring to push the lead back to 21-6 and seize back the momentum. 


Community calendar October 30-November 5

Thursday October 30

Watercolor painting with Dee Cochran
What: Registration required, call for suggested supply list
When: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Info: 419-732-3212 or

Yoga with Mary Leahy
When: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Sutton Center Conference Room, 1848 E Perry St., Port Clinton
Info: 330-858-1890


DeFreitas semifinalist for National Merit Scholarship

Port Clinton High School Principal, Gary Steyer, announced that Gaberiel DeFreitas, is a semifinalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.  Gaberiel is the son of Gabe and Nicole DeFreitas.  Besides his academic achievements, Gaberiel is actively involved in numerous school activities.  He is in the PCHS orchestra and was selected for 2014 OMEA All State Orchestra last spring.  Other clubs and organizations include International Club and the Firelands Academic Challenge Team.  Gaberiel has been a class officer and proudly represented Port Clinton at the National Spelling Bee when in middle school.  Politics is another area of interest and Gaberiel has managed several local campaigns.  Next year he plans to major in Economics. 


Latta presents commendations to R.C. Waters Elementary

U.S. Congressman Robert Latta visited R.C. Waters Elementary School in Oak Harbor last week during a school celebration honoring the prestigious 2014 National Blue Ribbon Award.  The school earned the award for its high test scores and best practices that are in place to ensure that all children succeed.   The school is only one of 15 schools in the state of Ohio to earn this award.


Pitzer awarded Presidents Sales Club Award

Steve Pitzer with Bolte Real Estate has been awarded the coveted Presidents Sales Club Award given by the Ohio Association of Realtors.  

“I’m thrilled to be a recipient of this special award”, said Pitzer.  “This honor would not have been possible without my partner by my side, my wife Chre” he went on to say.  Steve & Chre work together as Team Pitzer at Ottawa County’s oldest real estate firm, Bolte Real Estate.

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