To CORD from former Mayor Brown

In reading Bob Walls’ letter to the editor recently he stated, “If you love Port Clinton then you will love CORD”. Be informed that I love Port Clinton dearly, but I, Mr. Walls, do not love CORD. This committee does not understand what progress means; jobs, a solid tax base, growth and future dreams. As I stated in a previous Sandusky Register article, “three strikes and you’re out”. You already turned down beautification of the waterfront/waterworks park by the Jet Express and they moved… where were you then? They were trying to do something you are now opposing.

Your facts are not right and there are more people than you know in support of jobs, new businesses, etc. Where is CORD’s plan? If you are not a part of the solution, you are part of the problem. The last turn away cost the City $7 million dollars in tax revenue every year. Do you know what $7 million could do? Fix alleys, new recreation facilities (city pool) and other great things for the residents. CORD, what do you have to offer besides opposition? Have you mentioned what the City has already done? The answer is no. Phase I and II are completed downtown at the Madison and Jefferson Street piers, new traffic signals, rehabilitation of the sewer plant, new water and sewer lines, street repairs, new water tower at the high school to give the town protection in case of an emergency. You continue to focus on anything that deals with the waterfront.


Danbury Twp Board special meeting

The Danbury Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting in executive session on Tuesday, July 15, at the Danbury Township Hall, 5972 E. Port Clinton Eastern Rd., Marblehead, Ohio 43440 beginning at 6 p.m. to conduct second interviews with two fire department candidate’s and to discuss compensation of a public employee.


The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit: Camp NEOSA

On June 25, forty two children from Ottawa County got up early, loaded up a chartered bus filled with snacks and movies, and headed to Camp NEOSA in Carrollton, Ohio, for 5 days filled with swimming, canoeing, hiking, outside sport activities, singing, role-playing, arts and crafts and lots of fun.   


United Way christens LEAPmobile

United Way Director Chris Galvin and Dr. Ed Charnock christen the LEAPmobile with confetti and silly string. Charnock donated his used GMC Yukon to the Lake Erie Adventure Play (LEAP) program.

Dr. Ed Charnock and United Way Director Chris Galvin christened the LEAPmobile, a GMC Yukon donated by retired physician Dr. Ed Charnock.  In the spirit of LEAP’s mission for play, Charnock and Galvin sprayed confetti and silly string and covered the vehicle with handprints.


The Beacon and The Suburban Press honored by State of Ohio

Beacon publisher and owner John Schaffner with Ohio Senator Randy Gardner holding the proclamation declaring July Free Community Newspaper Month.

Senator Randy Gardner declared July Free Community Newspaper Month. In Ottawa County there are two free newspapers serving the community: The Beacon and The Suburban Press. Below is the letter of citation honoring the month of July as Free Community Newspaper Month: 


The Listening Room Local at The Loft opening July 17

The Listening Room and Cielo Grande Tapas Restaurant and Bar present The Listening Room Local at The Loft, an exciting new Port Clinton live music venue for local and regional singer-songwriters. The Listening Room will now feature the best Northern Ohio songwriters every Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the loft of Cielo Grande Tapas Restaurant and Bar. Host Ron Nisch will be joined by area favorites as well as select songwriters and special guest artists in an open stage format.

Ceilo Grande Tapas Restaurant and Bar is located on 117 Madison Street in downtown Port Clinton. There is no cost to attend The Listening Room Local shows, but there is a two drink minimum or one play minimum in The Loft during shows.

Interested potential performers are encouraged to email their information to Please include an audio or video sample.


Volunteers needed to ring bell for Christmas in July

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to ring the bell for the Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign.  This community event will take place on July 25-27 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. There will be several kettle sites set up with volunteers needed at each site. The sites involved are: Bassett’s, The Jet Express/PC and 5 PIB locations. All proceeds will help support The Port Clinton Salvation Army Service Unit.

If you are interested in ringing the bell for Christmas in July or would like to make a donation please contact Director, Maureen Saponari, at 419-732-2769 or 1854 E. Perry Street   Suite #800,  Port Clinton, OH  43452.


Ottawa County represented in Special Olympics

Jeromy, Heather and Cheryl at the Special Olympics.

The Ottawa County Board of DD competed in the Special Olympics games in Columbus on June 27-29.  Cheryl Bartus won bronze in bowling, Jeromy Bellamy won silver in bowling, and Heather Blausey won bronze in bowling.  A special thank you to Civilian Marksmanship Program for sponsoring the banner for the opening ceremony.

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