Ohio boaters, paddlers and anglers urged to avoid high water

High, fast-moving water poses safety risks After the steady rain Ohio has experienced during the past two weeks, Ohioans and visitors are reminded to avoid high, fast-moving water in rivers and streams, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). "With the increased amount of rain, extra precautions are…
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Boy Scouts working to protect water quality

Part of the Outdoor Code for Boy Scouts is “to be clean in my outdoor manner, be considerate in the outdoors, and be conservation minded.”. Troop 370 brought this code to fruition on June 8th in Oak Harbor. The troop labeled over 80 storm drains in Oak Harbor with a…
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Fish Ohio program rewards anglers for trophy catches

Fish Ohio pins Anglers from 36 states and one Canadian province received 2012 Fish Ohio awards for big catches at Lake Erie, the Ohio River, inland waters and private ponds, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The Fish Ohio program recognizes noteworthy catches among 20 individual species…
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Rain, rain, go away! Come again another day!

Capt. Juls with a nice Canadian walleye When summer began, people’s spirits were high and everyone was looking forward to all of their summer plans that they had been dreaming of since the cold dreary days of winter. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had a devious plan of her own to upset…
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Governor John Kasich signs Boater Freedom Act

Governor Kasich in Port Clinton at the signing of the Boater Freedom Act. Photo by John Schaffner Wednesday afternoon at the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Welcome Center in Port Clinton Governor John R. Kasich signed into law House Bill 29, known as the “Boater Freedom Act,” which establishes criteria…
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