Remembering 9/11: A tribute

By Lynette Ellis

Though the fish weren’t biting, the fishing excursion for the 66 veterans of the past four major war conflicts was free along with the fish fry that followed. Tibbels Marina recently paid host to the Fourth Annual Veterans Fishing Excursion. What started as a way to remember the victims of 9.11 as well as the soldiers past and currently in fighting to keep our land free, has now also become a way to celebrate the life of the man who originated the veterans fishing day.

Jack Tibbel lived over 70 years on the shores Erie, making his livelihood from the waters. His knowledge of the joys as well as the pitfalls of the lake gained him the respect of fellow fisherman. Tibbel became a charter boat captain; at one time chartering as many as 9 boats out of his marina. When fishing did not provide enough income to stay afloat, Tibbel was able to supplement his income by finding new ways to utilize his recourses. When the fish had been depleted during the 60’s, Jack chartered his boats to scuba divers who needed time under water in order to certify.


Household hazardous waste collection

On Saturday, September 13, the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection.  The collection will take place from 

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  In order to bring materials to the collection you must be a resident of Ottawa, Sandusky or Seneca County.                           

Collection times are as follows: last name A thru M (9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.), last name N thru Z (10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.).  To avoid long lines, residents regardless of their last name, may choose to drop off their materials between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.


GPCAAC Appetite for the Arts

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPCAAC) would like to thank all those who supported the 2014 Appetite for the Arts.  Our most successful event ever was accomplished by those who purchased tickets for the Friday evening “Main Event”, those who volunteered during the week end event, Erie-Ottawa International Airport, Liberty Aviation Museum, those that attended during the week end, the talented artists that participated, Kevin Lowe  (1812 Food & Spirits) and his wonderful staff, Claudio Salvador, Jon Kronberg, Commodore Perry Credit, TriCoast Title, Terra State Community College, Baumann Auto Center, Bolte Insurance – Steve Gulas, Dr. Jennifer Casey, First Federal of Lorain, First National Bank, Keith A Fleming Gallery, Edna and James Hansen, Hartung Title Agency, Alex Morgan Johnson – Real Living Morgan Realty Group, Dr Sandy & Beth McLean, Carol & Jeff Morgan, Port Clinton Artists Club, Real Living Morgan Realty Group,  Jeff & Joy Roth, Molly & Jim Sass, Soderberg & Brenner CPA’s, Mary’s Blossom Shoppe, Lee Anne & Bill Caswell, Marlene Gulas, Trish McCartney – State Farm Insurance, Wide World Shoppe, Cary Ferguson, Bailey Van Kirk and Sande Campbell.


Exclusive interview with Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Mulligan

After taking heat recently in published reports been printed in area newspapers, Mark Mulligan, who has served as Ottawa County’s Prosecuting Attorney since 1997, invited The Beacon to do an exclusive interview in an effort to get his side of the story heard in the community. The reports allege that Mulligan been too tight-lipped regarding criminal issues and past trials, including plea bargaining issues.

On Friday, September 5, Mulligan sat down to bring some of what he believes to be important facts to light. The main topic during the interview was the importance of a fair trial to the defendant. 


Port Clinton routs Rossford, 47-14

Port Clinton quarterback Brandon Moore winds up for a long toss downfield against Rossford

After winning just one game in the last two season, Port Clinton has opened this year with a 2-0 record. 

The Redskins came out firing on all cylinders Friday, scoring 33 points in the first quarter on their way to a 47-14 victory over Rossford in non-conference action. 


Oak Harbor falls to Genoa, 33-25

Another game, another tough loss for Oak Harbor.

In a back-and-forth game that saw the Rockets come up short for the second week in a row, Genoa defeated Oak Harbor for the seventh consecutive time, 33-25, to win the Celestial Bowl. 

The Comets led throughout, taking the lead for good at 7-0 after Jake Wojciechowski scored on a 57-yard run in the first quarter. The Rockets responded, however, cutting the deficit to 7-6 when Andre Ramsey scored on a 57-yard run. 


Community calendar September 11-17

Sept 11-14

Kelleys Island Yoga and Wellness Retreat
What: Reflexology, yoga, meditation and more
Where: Kelleys Island
Info: or 330-289-7026

Thursday Sept 11

Magruder Hospital Aux. uniform sale
What: Uniforms, shoes and accessories for anyone working in dental, medical or veterinary
When: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Main Lobby of Magruder Hospital
Info: or 419-734-3131 ext 3256


Port Clinton Middle School Lesson in Surface Tension

Ahmyre McCree and Michaela Ferrell test water tension in Port Clinton Middle School Science.

Students in Mr. Jared Rhode’s Fleet 7 Science class at Port Clinton Middle School recently had a lesson in water tension.  During a classroom experiment, students tested how soap affected the surface tension of water.  Students dropped water on a penny and counted the drops to see how many can fit on the surface.  They developed a hypothesis and worked in teams to see how soap affected the tension and then analyzed the results.

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