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Beacon marks 30 years of community publishing

In December of 1982 Ronald Reagan was President. Home mortgage interest rates were at 14-16%. The U.S. was just coming out of an inflationary spiral. Locally the Port Clinton Press, a free weekly newspaper that had been in business since 1975, was set to close its operations. The recession and hyper-inflation had taken its toll. It was just about that time when former local radio personality John Schaffner, along with his two partners, sold their broadcasting license for WKIQ FM Radio in Bowling Green. Schaffner was in an unusual position. He was looking for work again.

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Catawba Island Brewing Company is set to open in May

In May Catawba Island Brewing Company will be opening at 2330 East Harbor Road. Life-long Catawba residents Mike Roder, Steve Busby, Cindy and Shad Gunderson are the minds behind what will be the Port Clinton area’s only microbrewery and tasting room. The Brewmasters will be Shad Gunderson, who has been brewing for over 20 years, and Mike Roder, who has been brewing for six years. Shad and Cindy have traveled throughout the United States and Europe with an emphasis on visiting breweries in Germany, Ireland, Scotland and Belgium, sampling the finest brews and gathering experience.

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Public meeting with developer to be held in Port Clinton on Feb. 20

There will be a public meeting on February 20 at the Elks Lodge on Buckeye Boulevard in Port Clinton from 6-8 p.m.
The meeting will be an informative meeting with Mike Rose, a developer from Washington Properties, to talk about downtown Port Clinton and the waterfront.  Council members and administration will have the first opportunities to ask questions then it will be opened to public questions if time allows. 

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