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Coats for Families

06-10-2015 Hits:88

Coats for Families

The Salvation Army in Ottawa County has partnered with the News Herald and Howard Hanna to provide new, warm winter coats for local children and families in need. The Coats...

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Coastline takes a beating

03-10-2015 Hits:3255

Coastline takes a beating

Waves crash up onto the pier in Lakeside Chautauqua as debris shows were the water levels were previously. This photo was taken around 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3.

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Mayoral candidates: Mayor Vince Leone an…

02-10-2015 Hits:518

Mayoral candidates: Mayor Vince Leone and Hugh Wheeler Jr.

The inaugural Candidate Debate Night was held at the Elk’s Lodge in Port Clinton at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 1. Just under 150 people attended the event and WPCR...

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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.


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.


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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