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Matthews Boat Company presentation by Bo…

28-02-2015 Hits:235 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Matthews Boat Company presentation by Bob Reynolds

In 1890, Scott J. Matthews founded the Matthews Boat Company in Bascom, Ohio.  Fifteen years later, in 1900, Matthews designed and built a 70-foot yacht.  This vessel was capable of...

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PC Chamber award nominees announced

28-02-2015 Hits:144 Business  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

PC Chamber award nominees announced

  The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is announcing the 2014 chamber award nominees. The nominees were selected by members of the Port Clinton Area Chamber and then narrowed down...

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Main Street Port Clinton names award rec…

27-02-2015 Hits:157 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Main Street Port Clinton names award recipients

Main Street Port Clinton is proud to announce the 2014 Volunteer of the Year is Dana Bacak-Lynd and the 2014 Business of the Year is the Clinton House.   Each year...

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Lake Erie, even when frozen, calls to fishermen


Photo submitted by Brian Thomas.

Looking out onto the lake on a clear day, little dots are spread across the horizon line. Ice fisherman have made their shanty villages. This is the second year in a row that ice fisherman have had ideal conditions to take to the lake. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory reports that the ice concentration of Lake Erie is at 96%, with ice coverage being close to 98%.


Kasich signs executive order to further protect Lake Erie 

Governor John R. Kasich signed an executive order to require Ohio EPA to create emergency rules that will further protect Lake Erie, its aquatic life and the fishing industry, while ensuring shipping can continue in the Cuyahoga River.

The executive order provides the Ohio EPA Director the tools needed to prohibit open lake disposal of dredge material in Lake Erie if:


Kaptur elected to serve as Co-Chair of Great Lakes Task Force

Members of the Great Lakes Congressional delegation voted to elect Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) to serve as Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force (GLTF). She joins fellow Co-Chairs Representatives Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Candice Miller (R-MI) and Sean Duffy (R-WI).  The GLTF is a bipartisan working group focusing on issues impacting the economic and environmental health of the Great Lakes region.

“The Great Lakes are an ecological treasure and a major economic driver for our region,” said Rep. Kaptur. “This unparalleled resource regularly faces environmental threats such as algal blooms and Asian carp as well as long-term concerns that include aging infrastructure, upgrading industrial manufacturing capacity and expanding tourism. I am eager to advance big ideas that will safeguard this resource, and I look forward to working with my colleagues and fellow Co-Chairs to improve and promote our irreplaceable Great Lakes region.”

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