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Downtown Port Clinton construction updat…

06-05-2015 Hits:212 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Downtown Port Clinton construction update

  Starting Friday afternoon, north and south Monroe St. will be opened. Second Street from Coffee Express to the Madison and Second intersection will be closed. Even though Second Street from...

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Catawba Island Boat Show completes 11th …

06-05-2015 Hits:86 Business  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Catawba Island Boat Show completes 11th year

On Friday, May 1, through Sunday, May 3, the Catawba Island Club hosted the 11th annual Progressive Insurance Catawba Island Boat Show. This year there were 35 merchant tents as...

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Soap Box Derby Gravity Racing takes to E…

05-05-2015 Hits:150 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Soap Box Derby Gravity Racing takes to Erie-Ottawa International Airport runway

On Saturday, May 2, the Erie-Ottawa International Airport held a Soap Box Derby Gravity Racing Challenge STEM School Race on their runway. There were 20 racers in the derby and...

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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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