Tell Tales 4-2-20

Apr 1, 2020 | Tell Tales | 0 comments

Magruder Hospital recently launched a new area on their website designed to address current COVID-19 information. This information is organized so you can find what you need to know quickly. Under ‘Helpful Resources’ there are links for the CDC, ODH, Ottawa County Health Department and EMA. The web address is

As you can see, we are continuing to publish The Beacon during this worldwide COVID-19 crisis. We want you to be informed about local events and the many great stories about familiar local folks. We hope to be able to continue this for a while. All news and information submissions should go to For Classified Ads, log onto Thank you for your patience.

Applications for the OCIC Director’s position closed on Feb. 12 and the OCIC received a number of applicants. Due to the recent coronavirus pandemic, the OCIC Search Committee has put the interview process on hold for the time being. For questions pertaining to the search process, please contact Ken Williams, OCIC Executive Board President.

Jack Lautermilch of Port Clinton was chosen from among 86 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Quality Interior Solutions on page 7 in last week’s Beacon. So, Jack wins our weekly $25 gas card graciously donated by Friendship Stores. Each week we hide Wylie Walleye in an ad and our readers, when one of them finds him, can either bring in a contest entry cut out of the paper or log onto our website … … and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning our weekly contest.

The Oak Harbor Development Group announces its 5th Annual Mother’s Day Flower Program. The goal is to raise money to fund the 32 flower pots downtown. For a $50 donation, the Oak Harbor Development Group will send your mother, spouse, mother-in-law, daughter, aunt or grandma — it’s your pick — a beautiful Mother’s Day card saying a contribution was made in her honor for a flower pot in downtown Oak Harbor.

Plaques will display a customized message that will be placed in the planter. You can even add a photo to the plaque for a special touch. You can also choose to sponsor a flower pot as an individual or a business. The deadline for sponsorship is May 1 to ensure cards are sent before Mother’s Day! Stop into the Oak Harbor Area of Commerce to reserve yours! Only a limited number will be accepted!

I’m sure you have heard about how every March 15 the buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio. You can now pretty much say the same thing about Catawba Island. There are swarms of buzzards flying around over the Catawba Peninsula!

The Port Clinton Knights of Columbus will continue their tradition of Lenten Fish Fries each Friday during Lent, including Good Friday. Due to the coronavirus situation, the food will be available on a drive-thru basis only. The fish fries are held at the Denny Bergeman Hall at 109 E. Perry St. in downtown Port Clinton from 4 to 7 pm.

The fish fry includes a generous serving of hand-breaded fish, French fries, coleslaw, mac and cheese, applesauce, and a variety of desserts. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Pop or bottled water will be available for $1. For more information visit their website at:

Also, the St. Joseph/Marblehead K of C will be serving Lake Erie Perch and Pierogis at the church hall on the following Fridays from 5-7 p.m. on April 3. The Port Clinton K of C will also host Pancake Breakfasts at Denny Bergeman Hall on April 26 and May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Christian Maple with sign

Christian Maple, of Marblehead and a St. Mary’s Central Catholic student, made a special sign for all residents, families and partners of Otterbein Marblehead. Christian wanted to make a difference. He wanted to let us know that his family is thinking of their residents and ministry and praying daily.

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