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April 24: Arbor Day

25-04-2015 Hits:226 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

April 24: Arbor Day

City Tree Commission Chairman Larry Holman watching the Cub Scouts finish planting the tree at West End Park Friday. On Friday, April 24, at West End Park in the City of...

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New volunteer guardians complete Probate…

25-04-2015 Hits:97 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

New volunteer guardians complete Probate Court training

Back row left to right: Judge Kathleen Giesler, Katherine Withrow, Jim Adkins, Laura Hazel, Dianne Hartenburg, Jennifer Simpson, Volunteer Guardianship Coordinator, Front row: Linda Berhent, Brenda Hollensen and Susan Chaney.

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Port Clinton Touch of Class competes at …

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Port Clinton Touch of Class competes at national competition

Port Clinton High School Touch of Class was one of only 12 high school groups in the country to advance to the ICHSA Finals.  They traveled to New York City...

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Dynamic dead zones alter fish catches in Lake Erie

New research shows that Lake Erie’s dead zones are actually quite active, greatly affecting fish distributions, catch rates and the effectiveness of fishing gear.  

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey, the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and partners recently found that dead zones caused by hypoxia, the depletion of oxygen in water, are unexpectedly variable in Lake Erie, sometimes disappearing and reemerging elsewhere in the matter of hours. They also found that fish like yellow perch cluster at the edges of these areas. The discovery of erratic dead zones can help commercial fishers and scientists determine where and how to effectively catch and study fish.

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Gardner announces agreement reached on Clean Lake Erie Act

The sponsor of the Clean Lake Erie Act announced Tuesday (March 24) that an agreement has been reached on Senate Bill 1, paving the way for final passage of the Senate’s top priority of the new session. 

Senator Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) sponsored the bill as the next step in working to reduce harmful algae in Lake Erie.  The bill is scheduled to pass the Ohio House and Senate on Wednesday and head to the governor’s desk to become law.

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