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PC power lifting team first at Gibsonbur…

05-03-2015 Hits:144 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:232 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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The Maiden Voyage of Onward

03-03-2015 Hits:210 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

The Maiden Voyage of Onward

A model of Onward made by Jim Robenalt of Tiffin. A story about Matthews Boat Company and a journey around The Great Loop On Sunday, March 1, Bob Reynolds, in association with...

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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%.

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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:

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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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