Tell Tales 3-23-23

Mar 22, 2023 | Tell Tales | 0 comments

Sorry to learn of the passing of Bob Bihun, a former long-term executive at Ares, Inc. He raised a wonderful family here back in the ‘80s and was a genuinely good guy.

The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry has relocated from the Portage Resale Complex to the Port Clinton Plaza, behind the Perry Street McDonalds at 129 Maple Street. They are hosting an Open House to the public on Thursday, March 30 from 5–6 p.m. All are invited to see their new location and view their choice pantry facility.

Staff will be present to explain operations. This will not be a food give away event. The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry serves all those who reside in Ottawa County who meet the requirements established by the Ohio Jobs and Family Services for income limits.

The pantry provides services to individuals, without regard to race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, criminal justice status, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, age or physical handicap.

Congratulations to Jeanie Lloyd of Marblehead, who was selected from 189 entries who found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for McCarthy’s on Page 8A in last week’s Beacon. Jeanie wins our weekly prize of a $25 gas gift card provided us by the Friendship Stores throughout the area.

We will continue to hide Wylie each week in an ad. To enter the contest, look for the link on our website,

The Ottawa County Republican Central Committee announces the Third Annual Joy Roth Community Service Award to be presented to a deserving Ottawa County resident who has given his/her time and talent to make a positive impact for the betterment of our Community. The Award is presented in the memory of Joy Roth, who selflessly dedicated her time and talent to improving many lives in Ottawa County. Nomination Process Nomination forms and selection criteria are available at: Ottawa County Republican website at Also at the Community Development Foundation at, as well as Ida Rupp

Library’s Port Clinton and Marblehead locations. Nomination form and brief bio of the nominee can be submitted to Debbie Tester at or to 1002 E. Perry St., Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 on or before May 1. Presentation of the Joy Roth Community Service Award will be on June 14, 2023, at the Wood County Fairgrounds at the Ottawa County Republican Annual Fish Fry.

If you have ever wanted to learn the art of glass cutting, you are in luck. There is a special instructional class in the art this Saturday at the Port Clinton Arts Garage starting at 9 a.m. The cost of the class is $60 per person. You can sign up online at

Also this Saturday at the Arts Garage will be a special session on acrylics “Sailboats,” with Debbie Prue starting at 1:30 p.m. The cost for this class is $35. Same signup info as above.

The Port Clinton Kiwanis Community Diaper Drive will be held until the end of March. Donations of diapers of all sizes can be dropped off at A La Carte Café and A La Carte After Hours. They will be stored at United Way Hygiene Closet until distribution.

It’s Lent. That means the Port Clinton Knights of Columbus will be holding its Friday Fish Fries starting this week at the Denny Bergeman K of C Hall on East Perry Street. They will serve from 4-6:30 p.m. every Friday. Dinners are $14 or drive-through for $12.

Oak Harbor High School will be hosting a series of Summer Employment Job Fairs. In order to introduce students to all we have here in Ottawa County, Oak Harbor High School will be hosting Mini Job Fairs this Spring on Friday, April 14 and Friday, May 5. The job fairs will take place during lunch periods (11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) in the Auditorium Lobby. There will be tables set up to showcase Ottawa County employers and to introduce career opportunities to students.

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