Tell Tales 3-24-22

Mar 23, 2022 | Tell Tales | 2 comments

It’s always nice to be recognized for the work you do. I attended the annual Mid-Atlantic Community Papers Association conference over the weekend in Carlisle, Pa. They have an annual Ad and Editorial contest, and The Beacon won the award for General Excellence!

That is a recognition of our entire team here and that makes me particularly proud. The Beacon also won 1st and 2nd place for a pair of special sections…our Women in Business section from 2021 and our special section recognizing the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.

It’s nice to be recognized by your peers in the industry. It also reinforces our mission of providing our readers with a comprehensive local news package each week.

Welcome to Spring!

It’s been a long winter, but Lake Erie embraces open water again, the Miller Boat Line began service to the Islands, we’ve all started to see robins bouncing around in our yards, the fishermen are back and temperatures are getting warmer overall.

Bernie Wise was selected from among 151 entries who found Wylie Walleye hiding in the ad for Fremont Toy Show on Page 6B in last week’s Beacon. Bernie wins our weekly $25 gas card graciously donated by Friendship Stores.

Each week we hide Wylie in an ad for our readers to find. When one does, they can either bring in a contest entry cut out of the paper, or log onto our website and let us know where he is!

Did you know that has a Tourism Job page? This is an added benefit for our partners offered to you at no additional cost and it’s easy to get your job openings posted. Simply email a brief description of the available position (or list of positions) and how to apply. Also planning to host a hiring event or open interviews for the summer? We can include that information in the description, too!


Figure Drawing 101 classes began earlier this week, and the people/figure drawing class will continue at The Arts Garage, 317 W. Perry St., Port Clinton every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. under the direction of resident artist Kay Young. Featuring clothed volunteer models, budding artists and long-term lovers of people drawing can practice for $5 per session.

If you’ve never done it, said Young, show up and try it out. The idea came to Young after working with Tag’s The Group of plein air painters over the winter who painted still life. Attendees are encouraged to bring refreshments, an easel and art supplies. Attendance is limited to 25, so reserve a spot at on Tuesday mornings.

B-C-S Local School District has given a name to the new Grades 4-6 addition being built at R.C. Waters, calling it Oak Harbor Intermediate School. The addition will be attached to R.C. Waters by the Cafeteria. It will be bid in May with groundbreaking to occur in July. Seventh graders will have their home at Oak Harbor High School beginning in August. Grades 4-6 move into the Oak Harbor Middle School building when completed.

The Oak Harbor High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is currently looking for nominations for the 2022 Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. Nomination forms can be found on the B-C-S website ( under the Athletics tab. These nomination forms must be received by April 30 to be considered for induction in 2022. Once completed, nomination forms should be emailed to, or submitted to the high school main office.

Terra State Community College will be hosting a career fair this Tuesday, March 29, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Student Activities Center on Terra State’s campus. The event is free and open to the public. Free workshops will be offered by The Kern Center for Workforce and Community Education on resume writing, interview skills and how to attend a career fair. Workshops will be offered in person on different dates in the weeks leading up to the career fair. Pre-registration is encouraged by emailing, calling 419-559-2464 or stopping by Building B, the General Technologies Building, Room 104. There is no pre-registration required for job seekers.

Oak Harbor American Legion Post 114, 221 Park St., Oak Harbor will hold Lake Erie Yellow Perch Fish Fries on Fridays during Lent. Fish Fries will be March 25, April 1, April 8 and April 15 from 4-7:30 p.m. or sold out. The public is welcome. Eat in or carry out.

The Port Clinton Knights of Columbus are again holding their Lenten tradition of weekly Fish Fries from 4-7 p.m. at the Denny Bergeman K of C Hall on East Perry Street every Friday and will continue holding their Drive-through carryout only again this year.

Finally, the Beacon is calling out to all the small business owners in the community to remember to utilize us as your course of advertising as we utilize your services as consumers.

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  1. Scott Gresser

    Lots of great things going on by a lot of great local people. Thank you John.

  2. Scott Gresser

    Oh, I forgot, congratulations John on the award you received at the Mid-Atlantic Community Papers Association Conference.


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