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Magruder Hospital hosting a fun end to w…

06-03-2015 Hits:59 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Magruder Hospital hosting a fun end to winter

The Womacks On Saturday, March 14, the Magruder Hospital Foundation is hosting a Winter Mixer at the Catawba Island Club. "This is a casual event. The concept for this mixer is to...

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PC power lifting team first at Gibsonbur…

05-03-2015 Hits:157 Sports  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

PC power lifting team first at Gibsonburg meet

Port Clinton High School Power Lifters with their first place trophy. Front row:  L to R Jaden Rogers, Tony Nesbitt, Emerson Lowe, Corbin Winningham, Cole Araguz, Brendan Zeitzheim, Drew Kopchak...

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Port Clinton Lady Redskins rally to defe…

04-03-2015 Hits:250 Sports  - avatar Yaneek Smith

Port Clinton Lady Redskins rally to defeat BG for sectional title

Lady Redskins holding pieces of the net after their win over Bowling Green in Genoa on Saturday, Feb. 28. Photos by Bill Migala. Not again, right? Just one year after having a...

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2015-2016 Ohio hunting and fishing licenses available

Ohio’s hunting and fishing license year kicked off March 1 allowing hunters and anglers to purchase their 2015-2016 licenses and many permits, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

The prices for Ohio’s 2015-2016 hunting, fishing and trapping licenses and permits are unchanged from last year. Resident license and permit prices have remained unchanged for 12 years.

Ohio’s 2015-2016 licenses will be valid immediately upon purchase through Feb. 29, 2016. White-tailed deer and fall wild turkey hunting permits will go on sale later in 2015.

Licenses and permits can be purchased online at wildohio.gov and at hundreds of participating agents throughout the state. A complete list of participating license sales agents can be found at wildohio.gov.

Licenses are also available for purchase on a mobile device, such as a smartphone. For licenses purchased on a mobile device, the customer must be able to display the emailed license on the mobile device or present a printed copy of the license upon request.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.

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Perch fishing is getting better in the western basin

Cathy Boreako

Our precious Lake Erie is turning green in the Western Basin, but from reports I have read the colder water temperatures this season are keeping it from turning to pea soup in major amounts like past seasons. But, this report is not about the green goo, it is about another green colored water creature; our beautiful Lake Erie perch. 

As you are well aware, we had a major cold front last week, with strong northwest winds that blew for 3 days straight. The walleye bite had slowed down, so I took an opportunity to go after some perch. From the reports I could gather, several areas are doing well for limits of nice sized perch. There’s a big area up on the northwest side of North Bass Island, that’s south of “Taco Bell” (red can on the border), that’s doing very well right now. Expect to go through a lot of smaller throw back sized perch, white perch, and sheephead to get a limit of 8-12 inch sized perch.

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A little girl’s dream comes true

I realize this is not a Lake Erie fishing report, but I’m hoping you will allow me this one indulgence to share my personal experience with you.  When I was a little girl of 4 years, I caught my first fish, and I was hooked for life. (Yes, pun intended!)

Back in 1967, sport shows were a date set on the calendar that everyone looked forward to. My parents would take my siblings and I to the shows every year, and then we would go to see the “Travel Log” at a near by theater to end the day.  The ‘Travel Log’ was a series of nature films that were offered before they became available on our little black and white TVs that only offered a few channels, and where my love of the outdoors was nurtured.

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