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March 25, 2015: Monie Griesser Day

27-03-2015 Hits:75 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

March 25, 2015: Monie Griesser Day

Monie (middle) posing with President Pro-Tem John Starcher (right) and Marblehead Mayor Jackie Bird (left). On Monday evening, Village of Marblehead Mayor Jackie Bird presented Monie Griesser with a proclamation declaring...

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Putnam paints a bleak picture of Port Cl…

26-03-2015 Hits:274 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Putnam paints a bleak picture of Port Clinton

On March 10, Dr. Robert Putnam, Port Clinton High School alumni and Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard, released his newest novel Our Kids which paints a bleak picture...

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On the record with Port Clinton Mayor Vi…

25-03-2015 Hits:944 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

On the record with Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone

Max Upton, new assistant to Port Clinton Mayor Leone. The City of Port Clinton has hired a new assistant to the mayor, Max Upton. Upton comes to the table with many...

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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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Rep. Kraus announces passage of legislation to improve water quality

State Representative Steve Kraus (R-Sandusky) announced that House Bill 61, legislation addressing some of the most important issues pertaining to water quality in Ohio, including the recent, harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie, passed the Ohio House.

Among other provisions, Substitute House Bill 61 encourages establishing best nutrient management practices, such as regulating the application of fertilizer in the western basin of Lake Erie when the ground is frozen or saturated.

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Brown announces more than $870,000 in Great Lakes Restoration funds

U.S. Sen. Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded federal resources to The Nature Conservancy to control and remove invasive plant species in northwest Ohio through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), an interagency effort to protect the Great Lakes. The Nature Conservancy was awarded $622,594 to remove invasive species from 400 acres of land in the western Lake Erie watershed, and $254,517 to help private landowners in the western Lake Erie Basin control invasive plant species on their property.

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