Beacon to change delivery methodology

Dec 20, 2022 | Featured, Around Ottawa County | 1 comment

By John Schaffner, Publisher

In the almost 40 years since The Beacon has been in existence, there have been many changes in our communities. More and more families have found our area a great place to live and work. More importantly, many people have found our area a great place to retire. Catawba Island and Marblehead are prime examples of local areas where the demographics of the population have changed.

About 10 years ago when we were holding “Coffee with the Editor” sessions at the Island House, I recall former County Commissioner and State Representative Chris Redfern note that 50% of the residences east of Port Clinton were owned by individuals who didn’t live here. Half of the people claimed this area as their “second home”.

I also talked with a business-person of long standing here that I respect. He told me that our area was now divided by thirds…one third permanent residents, one third secondary residents, and one third “snow-birds”.

When The Beacon began in 1983, this change was only in the early stages. Today it is reality. For us at The Beacon, this reality makes newspaper home delivery extremely difficult, especially in the winter months.

For these and other reasons, our management team has decided to cease home delivery this winter. We will continue to publish every week, but Beacon readers will be able to pick up their copy of their favorite weekly newspaper in local stores and restaurants. We hope you will understand the reasons for this move and are okay with picking up The Beacon in this new manner. Our hope is a return to home delivery this spring. As always, thank you for your support.

Where to find copies of The Beacon in your area:

Marblehead

Fort Firelands

West Harbor Lagoons

East Harbor State Park

East Harbor Marina Store

Mobile Park – Yellow

Crow’s Nest

Ferguson’s Gallery

Micky Mart – Rt. 163

Cleats

Bass Haven S. – Trailer Park

Bass Haven N. – Trailer Park

Big Boppers

Dave’s Drive Thru

Dollar General – Rt. 163

Mutach’s

North Shore Estates

Camp Runinmuck

Erie Food Market

Otterbein

Lakeside Association

Marblehead Hardware

Victory Coffee

Marblehead Bank

Latitude Café

Red Fern Winery

Marblehead Chamber

VP Racing Fuel

Marblehead Bank – Rt. 269

Johnson’s Island

 

Catawba

Friendship – Rt. 53

Liberty Aviation Museum

Airport

Salon 53

R Coffee

Shores & Islands Visitor Ctr

First National Bank

Goodwill/Old office

Subway – Rt. 53

Bassetts

Chinese Restaurant

Waldo Peppers

Holiday Inn – Rt. 53

Walmart

Frank Sales

Duppert’s

Croghan Bank

Diana’s Deli

Vineyard on Catawba – Library

Herb’s Bait Shop

Jt’s Catawba Café

Midway Marina Store

Dollar General – Rt. 53

Catawba Inn Bar

Catawba Island Club

1812 Restaurant & Pool

Kroger

 

Port Clinton

The Cove

Bistro 163/Sutton Center

Fairfield Inn

Hi-Miler

Friendship

Elk’s Lodge

The Fountains Trailer Park

McDonald’s

Slater’s

Frisch’s Big Boy

Rite Aid

Bassetts PC

Nauti Dog Grooming

Micky Mart Smoke Shop

Pat’s Party Mart

Magruder Hospital

Edgewater Nursing Home

CJ Nails

Marcos

PC Library

Ala Carté – Yellow Box

Ala Carté – Inside Restaurant

Sloopy’s

Coffee Express

Brickhouse

Port Clinton Chamber

Mendoza Rest

Port Clinton Yacht Club

Admiralty Condos

Wazniack – Sunoco

 

Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor Veterans Office

McDonalds

Laundry Mat

Oak Harbor Chamber

Library

Covert Senior Center

Riverview

OCIC

National Bank of Oak Harbor

Community Market

Friendship

Cozy Corner

Wild Wings

Sand Beach Box

Porky’s Pizza Trof

Limestone Tavern

 

Sandusky

Fox Cycle’s

Sandusky Food & Beverage

Berardi’s

Friendship – Rt. 4

Kroger

Shores and Islands

Mr. Coffee

Sandusky Library

Diana’s Deli

Drug Mart

Bob Evans

Great Wolf Lodge

Micky Mart – Rt. 250

Kalahari

Speedway – Rt. 250

Huron Avery Market – Rt. 250

EHOVE

 

Fremont

Sunoco – Rt. 53

Days Inn – Rt. 53

Hy-Miler Rt. 53 – Turnpike

Quality Inn – Rt. 53

Hampton Inn – Rt. 53

Comfort Inn – Industrial Park

Fricker’s – Industrial Park

Bob Evans – St. Rt. 53

Paul’s Drive Thru

Kroger

Denny’s

East of Chicago – Goodwill Plaza

Dunkin Donuts

Friendship – Rt. 19

Friendship (Shell) – Rawson Ave.

Mobil Hy-miler – Rawson Ave.

Flex Temp

Lee’s Famous Chicken

Speedway – 5th Street South

 

Huron

Fireland College

Arby’s

Wendy’s

Sawmill Creek

Rye Beach Road Hy-Miler

Rye Beach Road – Lemme’s

Knucklehead

Huron Market

Huon Library

Huron Chamber

Hy-Miler Main Street

Gas Station across from Ford

Berardi’s

Drug Mart

 

Bellevue

Bellevue Hospital

Body and Vein

Bellevue Library

CVS

Bassett’s Market

Speedway

 

Clyde

Moose Lodge

Clyde Public Library

Bassett’s Market

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1 Comment

  1. scott Gresser

    You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do John

    Reply

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