Ragbag Report

The finish line at a recent Green Island Race. The focus of sailboat racing in the Islands area in the next week will be on the Juniors. The young ladies and gentlemen who compete for their home Yacht Clubs will be in intense action along the shores of Lake Erie.
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First Day at the Fair

The first official day of the Ottawa County fair was a hot and humid one. The animals and fair goers were challenged to keep from overheating during the opening events. Photos by Jasmine Cupp. Cattle getting sprayed to keep cool
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Perch Fishing in the Western Basin is Heating up

Phil and Zander Ruth and a double. Zander’s smile says it all. After many charter trips this season for walleye, it was a nice change of pace when a customer called and wanted to go after some of Lake Erie’s “gold” instead. I absolutely love perch fishing, and I was…
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Sea Grant Program funding restored

State Rep. Chris Redfern (D- Catawba Island) issued the following statement in response to the restoration of $285,000 per fiscal year in state funds for Lake Erie’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program. “I am pleased to see the state’s commitment to Lake Erie’s Sea Grant College Program continue. Gov. Kasich…
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Ohio boaters, paddlers and anglers urged to avoid high water

High, fast-moving water poses safety risks After the steady rain Ohio has experienced during the past two weeks, Ohioans and visitors are reminded to avoid high, fast-moving water in rivers and streams, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). "With the increased amount of rain, extra precautions are…
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Boy Scouts working to protect water quality

Part of the Outdoor Code for Boy Scouts is “to be clean in my outdoor manner, be considerate in the outdoors, and be conservation minded.”. Troop 370 brought this code to fruition on June 8th in Oak Harbor. The troop labeled over 80 storm drains in Oak Harbor with a…
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