Polar vortex photo submission gallery

Photo by Rick Knierim Thank you to everyone that submitted photos of the polar vortex that rocked our area. Here are the photos that were submitted to us at the Beacon. We are currently now looking for stories that readers have about the Blizzard of '78! If you have a…
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Bird conservation groups announce intention to sue over wind turbine

Photo by Jasmine Cupp The Ohio National Guard facility at Camp Perry, near Port Clinton, is the focus of possible legal action by American Bird Conservancy (ABC), a leading national bird conservation organization, and Ohio’s Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO), which today announced the intention to sue the Ohio National…
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Send us your Polar Vortex photos

Photo by Jasmine Cupp With the cold and snow that our area has had this week and will continue to have throughout the weekend, here at the Beacon we are asking our readers to submit their Polar Vortex and snow photos. People having fun in the snow, snowy landscapes, snowmen…
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Snowy owl a rare treat for Ohio birders

On Sunday, Dec. 29, this snowy owl made a rare appearance on the shoreline of Lake Erie at Maumee Bay State Park. There have been a few sightings of the Arctic natives in our area. A shortage of lemmings, the snowy owls’ main source of food, has led the owls…
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Lake Erie Improvement Association addresses algal blooms

Larry Fletcher for LESI West, Senator Randy Gardner and Joan Van Offeren of LESI East On Friday, Dec. 13, the Lake Erie Improvement Association held a conference about sustaining the economics of Lake Erie at the Catawba Island Club. The Lake Erie Improvement Association is a voice for the tourists,…
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Senators Gardner and Cafaro announce new Lake Erie Caucus

State Senator Randy Gardner (R- Bowling Green) and Senator Capri Cafaro (D- Hubbard) announced Friday, Dec. 13, the formation of a new bipartisan Lake Erie Caucus of legislators which will hold its organizational meeting in January. “Lake Erie is one of Ohio’s truly great natural assets,” said Gardner. “We just…
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Birds and wind turbines at a crossroads

Kim Kaufman and Mark Shieldcastle of Black Swamp Bird Observatory Two environmental issues are at a crossroads here on the shores of Lake Erie. Two of our most prominent natural resources seem to be on a collision course. Birds and birders flock to the shores of Lake Erie. There is…
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