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Nor'easter floods Lake Erie coast

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Nor'easter floods Lake Erie coast

Fisherman's Wharf on the Portage River on North Madison St. On Saturday, June 27, a nor'easter hit the area. Our readers were gracious enough to send photos of flooding, storm damage...

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Humane Society of Ottawa County partneri…

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Humane Society of Ottawa County partnering with Erie Shores K9 Academy

The Humane Society of Ottawa County is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Erie Shores K9 Academy, LLC. Erie Shores K9 Academy are working with the dogs at...

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Celebrate Fourth of July in Lakeside

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Celebrate Fourth of July in Lakeside

Lakeside Chautauqua’s Fourth of July celebration begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, with the Children’s Bike Parade departing from Perry Park. Participants of all ages should arrive early with...

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Ohio waterfowl hunters asked to share feedback

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is requesting the state’s waterfowl hunters provide input on the timing of the 2013-2014 fall waterfowl hunting seasons and the locations where they prefer to hunt.

ODNR Division of Wildlife biologists are seeking input from Ohio waterfowl hunters through an online survey so season dates and opportunities can be matched to the preferences of as many hunters as possible within federal guidelines.

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Thorbahn re-elected to OSWCD Board

Rich Thorbahn was recently re-elected to the Board of Supervisors of the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). He was sworn into office by Judge Frederick Hany II at the January Board Meeting of the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District. Thorbahn holds the position of member. He joins Chairman Jerry Whipple; Vice Chairman Roland Sandrock,  Fiscal Agent Tom Riedeman and Secretary Mike Harder on the Board of Supervisors.  Together they direct the staff of the District to carry out the conservation of our natural resources through assisting landowners, both urban and rural, throughout Ottawa County.

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Ontario fishing company fined $5,000 for illegally fishing in Ohio

Pisces Fisheries Inc. of Wheatley, Ontario, was fined $5,000 for fishing illegally in Ohio waters, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Pisces Fisheries was sentenced by the Ottawa County Municipal Court in Port Clinton on Dec. 21 by Magistrate Louis P. Wargo III.

“This was a great multi-agency response,” said Gino Barna, ODNR Division of Wildlife law supervisor for the Lake Erie Law Enforcement Unit. “Gill nets have not been a major issue on Lake Erie in recent years because of the cooperation with other agencies. Because of this support network, incidents like this do not go undetected, and Ohio’s resources are better protected.”

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