Oak Harbor adds public dock to waterfront

The Village of Oak Harbor just became more accessible with the addition of a 60 foot public dock located along the downtown waterfront. The Oak Harbor Downtown Revitalization Implementation Committee (OHDRIC) installed the dock as part of the village's waterfront development plan. The committee is charged with raising funds for…
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NOAA and partners predict significant harmful algal bloom

Satellite image of the 2013 intense bloom which was concentrated in the lake’s western basin. Credit: MODIS/NASA, processed by NOAA/NOS/NCCOS. NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will have a significant bloom of cyanobacteria, a toxic blue-green algae, during the 2014 bloom season in late summer. However,…
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Portion of SR 101 named Sfc. Charles L. Adkins Memorial Highway

State Rep. Chris Redfern (D-Catawba Island) and Sen. Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) will join friends and family of fallen war hero Sergeant First Class Charles L. Adkins for Friday’s memorial highway dedication honoring his service and sacrifice to the nation. Sgt. Adkins, a ’93 graduate of Margaretta High School, served…
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Perch fishing Lake Erie’s Western Basin

With this season’s perch fishing is firing up into full swing now, and I’d like to share a few tips with those who may be going out to try it for the first time. Hopefully, it will help you put more fish in your cooler. Minnows: The emerald shiner, which…
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Kids fishing derby at the Ottawa County Fair

Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District and Oak Harbor FFA will be hosting the annual free youth fishing derby during the Ottawa County Fair on Sunday, July 20. All kids ages 12 and under are invited to participate in the fishing derby. The event will take place at the race…
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