Fishing poles needed

Main Street Port Clinton is looking for new/used fishing poles for the Kids Fishing Derby that is held every year during the Walleye Festival. Over 200 children participate and many children do not have their own fishing pole. This event is a great way for children to learn about fishing…
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Polar vortex photo submission gallery

Photo by Rick Knierim Thank you to everyone that submitted photos of the polar vortex that rocked our area. Here are the photos that were submitted to us at the Beacon. We are currently now looking for stories that readers have about the Blizzard of '78! If you have a…
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Bird conservation groups announce intention to sue over wind turbine

Photo by Jasmine Cupp The Ohio National Guard facility at Camp Perry, near Port Clinton, is the focus of possible legal action by American Bird Conservancy (ABC), a leading national bird conservation organization, and Ohio’s Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO), which today announced the intention to sue the Ohio National…
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Send us your Polar Vortex photos

Photo by Jasmine Cupp With the cold and snow that our area has had this week and will continue to have throughout the weekend, here at the Beacon we are asking our readers to submit their Polar Vortex and snow photos. People having fun in the snow, snowy landscapes, snowmen…
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Snowy owl a rare treat for Ohio birders

On Sunday, Dec. 29, this snowy owl made a rare appearance on the shoreline of Lake Erie at Maumee Bay State Park. There have been a few sightings of the Arctic natives in our area. A shortage of lemmings, the snowy owls’ main source of food, has led the owls…
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