Tell Tales 9-29-22

Sep 28, 2022 | Tell Tales | 0 comments

Years ago, I stopped by the Bolte Real Estate’s office once a week to pick up their ad copy. I was always greeted by the smiling face and lovely voice of Carol Ohm. They occasionally disliked something in The Beacon, and when I stopped by, it was always Carol who informed me that “Mrs. B” wanted to talk with me. She always said it with a smile.

I was sad to learn over the weekend that Carol passed away. I will always remember that smile.

When our family moved to Catawba from Bowling Green in the early 1960s, I became accustomed to the drone of the three engines of the Ford Tri-Motor flying overhead. I got to hear that drone again all weekend long, and it was very reassuring.

Congratulations to the students, teachers and staff of Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools for receiving 22 of 25 possible stars in the State School Report Card released last week.

Mary Ann Pressler from Northeast Ohio was selected from among 167 entries who found Wylie Walleye hiding in the ad for Suburban Window Cleaning on Page 9A in last week’s Beacon.

So, Mary Ann wins our weekly $25 gas card generously 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 out of the paper, or log onto our website,, and let us know where he is!

There will be a big Community Day and Car Show at the Davis Besse Nuclear Power Plant this Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All proceeds from the event go to the GRANDlove program of the Ottawa County Family Advocacy Center.

Congratulations to Coach Joe Miller and his Lady Redskins Tennis Team for an outstanding showing last weekend at the SBC Tennis Tournament. First Team All-SBC players included Reagan Ruthsatz, Grace Arnold and Emma Hand.

Second Team honors went to Alexa Taylor and the Doubles Team of Grace and Paige Smothers, along with the Doubles Team of Isabella and Olivia Spencer.

St. Mary’s Byzantine. Catholic Church will be celebrating its 125th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 16. There will be a special mass celebrated by Bishop Milan Lach starting at 3:30 a.m., followed by a special banquet.

All church members, former members, friends, family members and the public are invited to join in.

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Catawba Township Community Hall this Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There is a tremendous need for blood donors right now.

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton are hosting a special Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 29. It’s called “Trunk or Treat” and local residents and businesses are invited to participate.

Just park your vehicle downtown, decorate it with a Halloween theme and provide treats for young kids. Participants are asked to park their vehicles around noon to decorate them prior to the event that starts at 1 p.m.

Emma Shrader of Port Clinton was among over 600 first-year students welcomed to the Baldwin Wallace University campus this fall who earned more than $11 million in merit scholarships. Shrader, a graduate of Port Clinton High School majoring in music education, earned a $12,000 Yellow Jacket Success Grant based on outstanding academic achievements in high school.

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