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Stein Hospice joins Port Clinton Yacht C…

18-04-2015 Hits:0 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Stein Hospice joins Port Clinton Yacht Club for May Day

On Saturday, May 2, the Port Clinton Yacht Club will be holding a May Day celebration benefitting and supporting Stein Hospice from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The evening, which is open to...

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Phi Theta Kappa induction at Terra State

18-04-2015 Hits:0 Schools  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Phi Theta Kappa induction at Terra State

The new Phi Theta Kappa members participate in a ceremonial candle lighting during their induction event Fifty-seven Terra State Community College students were inducted into membership by the Alpha Mu Epsilon...

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GPCAAC named Business Member of the Year

17-04-2015 Hits:293 Business  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

GPCAAC named Business Member of the Year

On Thursday, April 16, the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton held their annual dinner and awards ceremony at Catawba Island Club. The dinner hosted...

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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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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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