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Black Swamp Conservancy serves as sponso…

25-01-2015 Hits:121 Ottawa Outdoors  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Black Swamp Conservancy serves as sponsor for LAEPP

Black Swamp Conservancy (the Conservancy) will serve as a Sponsor Organization for Ohio’s Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program, or LAEPP. As a non-profit land trust, the Conservancy is dedicated to...

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$19 million in federal funds to improve …

24-01-2015 Hits:249 Ottawa Outdoors  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

$19 million in federal funds to improve western Lake Erie basin water quality

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced more than $19 million in new federal funds to improve water quality in Western Lake Erie Basin today. The funding is part of the...

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Molly has found a home!

23-01-2015 Hits:202 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Molly has found a home!

Molly, the dog hit for a car and left for dead featured in Tell Tales last week, has found her FURever home! Molly’s new mom and dad fell in with...

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Centennial Activities for the Battle of Lake Erie Begin with Transfer of Command Ceremony in Cleveland

It was symbolic, but impressive none the less. On Thursday, August 30, the commander of the Brig Niagara, a direct descendent of Oliver Hazard Perry, was lowered onto a longboat with the “Don’t Give Up The Ship” flag draped over his shoulders (as has been depicted by historians) and was rowed by several Niagara crew members to board the USS DeWert, an Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigate docked in Cleveland Harbor.

It was an historic transfer of command from the direct descendants of the commander of the US Navy Fleet in the September 1813 Battle of Lake Erie to the commander of a modern US Navy ship. This event was the official opening of a number of ceremonies and activities that will commemorate the bi-centennial of the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813 that took place about 10 miles north of Port Clinton.

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