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OHHS presents Damn Yankees

28-03-2015 Hits:167 Schools  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

OHHS presents Damn Yankees

Oak Harbor High School is presenting Damn Yankees for their spring musical. The musical stars Ryan Johnson as Joe Hardy, Cora Roob as Lola, Trevor Sievert as Mr. Applegate, Erica...

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ICS Art Club makes Lenten crosses

28-03-2015 Hits:164 Schools  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

ICS Art Club makes Lenten crosses

If one were to step into Mrs. Joni Hoffman’s classroom on the afternoon of the art teachers monthly art club, it is a fury of activity and excitement.  The students...

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March 25, 2015: Monie Griesser Day

27-03-2015 Hits:201 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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House passes algal bloom legislation

The House of Representatives passed the Drinking Water Protection Act (H.R. 212) this evening by a bipartisan vote of 375 to 37 pushing federal agencies to provide clear protocols and oversight in the event of a large-scale algal bloom. Representative Kaptur is an original co-sponsor for this legislation which was introduced in this Congress by Rep. Bob Latta. Algal blooms are often the result of excessive runoff from agriculture or urban centers. They can produce a dangerous spike in the concentration of toxins in drinking water and eventually lead to major ecological collapse.

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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%.

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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:

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