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Conestoga improvements continue

Port Clinton has a new park. Once again the residents of Port Clinton’s northeast neighborhoods have come together to grab a lemon, squeeze it and make a little lemonade for all to enjoy.
Dave and Cathy Mehl and their helpers have taken a concept and a dilapidated old church building property on Beech Street and are transforming it into a beautiful garden. The First Baptist Church, Port Clinton’s first black church, was torn down last year on the site. It will be known as Beech Street Park. It has been a cooperative effort among several organizations including the Conestoga group, Port Clinton City Council and the Friends of Port Clinton Parks.

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Heineman family makes big donation

In a stunning act of community philanthropy, Mary Heineman, matriarch of the Heineman family in Port Clinton, turned over the keys to the old Heineman Distributing Company property on West Second Street in Port Clinton to the organization controlling the Portage Resale Center, represented by Bob and Linda Snyder. The actual event took place Tuesday morning at the Sutton Center, another endeavor of the Snyder Group of Companies.
Mary Heineman, widow of the late Harry Heineman, who along with his cousin Otto founded the distributorship in the mid 1930s, told the gathering that she and Harry had discussed what to do with the building. She stated that Harry told her that they ought to do something that will commemorate the accomplishments of the Heineman family and their contribution to the community. Now that the I’s have been dotted and the T’s crossed, she believes that Harry would be most happy with how the building will be used and how the Heineman name will be dedicated.

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Obituary — Thomas Overberg

Feb. 18, 1954 — May 23, 2012
Dr. Thomas J. Overberg, 58, of Port Clinton, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 23, at Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton.
Per Tom’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 28, from 9 a.m. until a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 Barclay St., Marblehead, with the Rev. Daniel J. Ring officiating. The Neidecker, LeVeck  & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, assisted the family with arrangements.

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