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Port Clinton garage sale permit

03-05-2015 Hits:284 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Port Clinton garage sale permit

New to the 2015 garage sale season is the need for a City of Port Clinton garage sale permit per Chapter 707 of the Codified Ordinances of the City. An...

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PCCS featured in statewide magazine 

03-05-2015 Hits:137 Schools  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

PCCS featured in statewide magazine 

David Belden, PCCS Board of Education President, with the kindergarten class. The Port Clinton City School District is highlighted in the latest issue of the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Journal...

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2015 OSS billboard contest

02-05-2015 Hits:113 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

2015 OSS billboard contest

Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca County fifth grade students had the opportunity to participate in the OSS Solid Waste District’s billboard contest. The contest is run annually and the billboards will...

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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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