Torch Run lights up downtown Port Clinton

Residents and supporters lined the streets in downtown Port Clinton Sunday, June 22, for the leg of the Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. This is the third year for the event after a 20 year break in our area. The run went from Jefferson Street Pier, to Fourth Street, Fourth to Madison and ended up at the Knights of Columbus on Perry Street.

14 Special Olympic athletes from Ottawa County participated in the Torch Run along with 5 law enforcement officers and 3 200th Red Horse members. There were also civilians that joined the run along the route.


Parade of Homes this Saturday and Sunday

The Catawba Marblehead Parade of Homes starts Saturday, June 28, and runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and continues on Sunday, June 29, 12-4 p.m. Visit for more information and to see the locations on the tour. A special Parade of Homes insert will be distributed in the June 26 edition of The Beacon and will be available to pick up at The Beacon office on Wednesday afternoon, June 25.

There will also be a Parade of Homes kick off party on Thursday, June 26, at Mon-Ami from 5-7 p.m.


United Way Announces LIVE UNITED 2020

United Way of Greater Toledo put a stake in the ground and announced five year goals titled LIVE UNITED 2020. The goals were co-created by the community from hundreds of conversations over the past few years with community members, volunteers, key stakeholders, and the significant input of business, nonprofit, government and labor. LIVE UNITED 2020 provides a strong focus to measure and track progress and results for the entire community in Lucas, Wood, and Ottawa Counties.

LIVE UNITED 2020 goals will drive the strategies and resources of United Way of Greater Toledo in the following areas of education, income and health.


GPCAAC holds Arts & Crafts festival

Over 70 vendors participated in the annual GPCAAC Arts & Crafts festival held Saturday, June 14, at Lakeview Park. The event is usually held downtown, but the GPCAAC decided to hold it at Lakeview Park this year.

“Having the festival at Lakeview Park allows us to have more room, more shade and room for expansion,” said committee member Paul Berndt. “There is also more parking and it is nice to be right across from the lake.”


Fishing with the Women in Conservation

The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District, in cooperation with Tibbels Marina, is offering a special opportunity for women to take a chartered fishing trip out of Lakeside Marblehead. The trip will be held on Wednesday, July 16, from 5-9 p.m.  


Fishing poles and bait will be provided, as well as a boxed diner for the 4 hour fishing trip.  A fishing license will be required for the trip and are available for purchase at Tibbels Marina or at many other locations in the county.  A one day fishing license costs $11 and a resident fishing license is $19 (if you are 66 or older than the cost is $10).


The cost to attend the Fishing Trip for Women in Conservation is $35.  To reserve your spot for this evening of fun, fishing, and friends, please call 419-898-1595.


Ohio Clean Marinas encourages boaters to practice clean boating this summer

As boaters are uncovering their vessels and preparing them for another fun and exciting season, it is important to remember that certain activities, if not performed properly, can impact water and air quality. The Ohio Clean Marinas Program recommends that boaters follow Best Boater Practices- simple, effective actions that make a big difference in protecting our water resources. 

Clean boating tips for sanding and painting

•Use a drop cloth beneath the hull to catch sanding dust and paint drops when working over unpaved surfaces.

•Clean up all debris, trash, sanding dust, and paint chips immediately following any maintenance or repair activity. Dispose of captured debris in your regular trash at home or in designated receptacles at your marina.

•Paints, solvents, and reducers should be mixed far from the water’s edge and transferred to work areas in tightly covered containers of one gallon or less.

Clean boating tips for engine maintenance

•Keep engines properly tuned for efficient fuel consumption, clean exhaust, and economy.

•Keep an oil absorption pad in the bilge or below the engine to collect spilled products.

•Never dump waste oils and engine coolants on the ground or into storm drains, dumpsters, or open waters.

•Recycle used oil, oil filters, antifreeze and lead acid batteries.

Find more clean boating tips at the Ohio Clean Boater website.


Riverview Cruise-In Car Show June 29

Ottawa County Riverview HealthCare Campus will be hosting the Riverview Cruise-In Car Show on Sunday, June 29, from 2-5 p.m.

All makes and models of cars, trucks and bikes are welcome. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 50 entrants. Registration is just $5 and a best of show trophy will be awarded. DJ David Ninke will be playing and food will be available.

Any questions can be directed to Kimberly Geldien at the campus at 419-898-2851 or 419-732-3163 ext 6075.



Sherry & Chocolates a Success

Photo from left to right:  Karen Blizzard, past Club Red chair, Lynn Majce, current Club Red chair, Peggy Rolf, hostess, Cindy Amerine, Club Red founder, Beth Leggett, Red Cross director and Danis Putzbach, Club Red co-chair.



American Red Cross of Ottawa County’s Club Red held the 8th Annual “Sherry & Chocolates” event recently at the home of Eric and Peggy Rolf on Catawba Island. The annual membership drive event entertained 90 guests and was hosted by Club Red founder Cindy Amerine. The evening featured a tour of Eagle’s Ridge, the picturesque Rolf home. Guests also enjoyed music played by local pianist, Greg Fox.


Edgewood Manor receives Clinical Excellence Award for 12th straight year

Edgewood Manor Nursing Center has received the 2013 Covenant Care Clinical Indicator of Achievement Award for the 12th consecutive year in a row.


To qualify for the Covenant Care Clinical Indicator Achievement Award, a facility must meet several clinical standards of excellence.  Those standards include: exceeding all clinical indicators – chemical restraints, physical restraints, weight loss, and in-house acquired pressure ulcers.


Danbury 14U Baseball Team going to Regional League Championship Tournament

Front Row, left to right, Coach Mike Internicola, Tug Tibbels, Bryce Fletcher, Sam Perram, Jacob Internicola, Ben Driggers, Cade Wilhite, Noah Stys, Coach Keith Estes,  Back Row, left to right, Coach Doug Wahl, AJ Savona, Keval Petal, Alex Duez, Noah Calton, Logan Kenley, Justin Tibbels, Ryan Novotny, Coach Dan Driggers.

The Peninsula Youth Athletic League 14U Danbury youth baseball team sponsored by Tibbels Marina have had a very successful season in 2014.  They currently are undefeated during regular season play (15-0) and recently clinched the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) bid to the Regional Tournament in Cincinnati for the Rockets Little League. Communities in the Rocket Little League included Rossford, Northwood, Eastwood, Oregon, Eastwood, Oak Harbor, Fremont, and Port Clinton.

Subscribe to this RSS feed