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4-H Camp: fun, safe learning for youth

30-05-2015 Hits:118

4-H Camp: fun, safe learning for youth

Ottawa County offers two 4-H summer camps and campers need not be 4-H members to attend. The 4-H Cloverbud Camp is open to youth in kindergarten through second grade and...

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Veteran Stand Down assists area military…

30-05-2015 Hits:72

Veteran Stand Down assists area military members

Thirty-six veteran service providers and organizations took part in Veteran Stand Down May 14 at VFW Post 2743 in Norwalk.Participants included VA centers, employers, educational institutions, legal services, and other...

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Hog Wild about Art

29-05-2015 Hits:148

Hog Wild about Art

Artist Castronuovo painting in FriendShip Park during Thursday's Art Walk. On Thursday, May 28, the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council held the first Art Walk of the season. Art Walks...

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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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