Tell Tales 9-3-20

Sep 2, 2020 | Tell Tales | 0 comments

Otterbein Senior Life resident Joanne Wagner enjoys an outdoor visit with her son.

For the last few months, the printing of The Beacon has been taking place at the Findlay Courier and then shipped to our previous printing source at the Tiffin Advertiser Tribune. This all takes place in the wee hours of Wednesday mornings. We are seeking a driver to pick up the papers in Tiffin each week. The pay is not bad for the hours spent. For more information, contact our General Manager, Chris Dixon at

Congratulations to Chip Schaffner (PCHS Class of 1988) who raced his boat to victory last Saturday afternoon in the Sandusky Islands Race – Leukemia Cup while managing to overcome 30 knots winds. One of Chip’s regular crew members Is Chip Bodie (PCHS Class of 1985). Both now live in the Cleveland area. Bill Taylor and family, who are members of Port Clinton Yacht Club, finished second overall.

Julie Chapin was chosen from among 132 entries who found Wylie in the ad for The Port Clinton Elks on Page 6A in last week’s Beacon. So, Julie 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.

Award-winning writer and director Jonathan Perry will be filming an exciting action thriller in the Ottawa County area and will cast local actors in various starring and speaking roles. Perry, 19, is best known for his 2019 film SUBNIVEAN, which garnered critical acclaim, is producing the short film “CROOKERY” in December about a home invasion from a unique perspective. The auditions are virtual. To audition, email your name and full body picture to or text the word “Casting” to 22454 to receive a reply. The casting deadline is Sept. 22. Actors must be 21 or older.

Folds of Honor and Bay Point Resort and Marina have joined forces to benefit families of fallen and disabled service members. Bay Point Resort is inviting golfers to hit the links to celebrate Patriot Golf Day from Sunday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 13. The grassroots golf fundraiser benefits Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization providing educational scholarships to children and spouses of fallen and disabled veterans.

All greens fees will be donated to Folds of Honor. Golfers will be eligible to enter for $10 and win a driver autographed by golf legend Jack Nicholas. Tickets are available in the Welcome Center of Bay Point Resort. Patriot Golf Day events have awarded 20,000 scholarships to Folds of Honor recipients. For information contact David Barth, 419-798-1080.

The Port Clinton Lions are having a Chicken BBQ this Saturday, Sept.5 from 11a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Lakeview Park (Ash St. side). Price is $10, which includes: Chicken, coleslaw, baked potato, roll/butter, and water. Drive through service only. Tickets can be purchased from any Lion member or day of the event.

I learned last week of the passing of Charlie Wagner, former Sports Editor at the Sandusky Register. Charlie worked at The Register for as long as I can remember. His sports coverage at the Register was second to none. He showed readers the way local sports should be covered.

Benton-Carroll-Salem School District has an email group for parents ( It sends important communications to parents using this email group. If you are not getting emails and would like them, please email with your name and email address and they will add you to the group.

Be sure to let them know if your email address changes. On another note, if you phone number changes they need to know so they can update their Instant Alert System. If your phone number changes, you can email or call the Board Office at 419-898-6210.

Boaters looking for a public access ramp are encouraged to visit Mazurik Boat Access , 8957 East Northshore Blvd, Lakeside.

It’s hard to believe that it has been almost 30 years since Standard Products closed its doors in Port Clinton. Once a year, I hear from Patsy Cook about their past employee reunion picnic. This year, they have decided not to hold it due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There may be no live Big 10 football this fall, but you can still enjoy the Ohio State/Michigan rivalry in a new way and in a fun place!

The businesses at Put-in-Bay are teaming up to give you the experience of the Ohio State/Michigan game as they host B1G Weekend at the Bay on Saturday, Sept. 12.

The establishments will decorate as if it were the actual game day and welcome guests to come dressed in their team colors. Old games will play on screens while the sound of marching band music and the aroma of tailgate food will fill the air.

All Ohio social distancing requirements will be followed to provide for a safe environment for this fun event.

The Oak Harbor Conservation Club will host an open house on Sunday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to feature local emergency agencies. The various first responders will present rescue demonstrations, equipment, and lots of other safety gear.  Fire, rescue, and law enforcement people are on the front line every day, so come out see what they do for you and show your appreciation.

There will also be chicken dinners for take-out. The Oak Harbor Conservation Club is located at 975 Gordon Rd., Oak Harbor. For information, call Paul Dornbusch at 419-559-7742.

On Friday, Sept. 18th, from Noon to 6 p.m. the Knights of Columbus will again partner with the American Red Cross to conduct a Red Cross Blood Drive. The drive will take place at the Denny Bergeman Hall, 109 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Everyone who donates blood will have it checked for COVID-19 antibodies. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit and enter sponsor code PCKOC. Walk-ins are welcome.

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