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ODNR: No Asian carp found
in western Lake Erie

After a week of intensive electrofishing and gill netting activities in Sandusky Bay, Maumee Bay and their main tributaries, officials have found no bighead or silver Asian carps in western Lake Erie. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continue to work together to assess the current status of bighead and silver carp within western Lake Erie bays and select tributaries.
“The sampling results are very encouraging, especially since we intensely focused on areas where we believed we had the greatest chances of finding these fish,” said Rich Carter, ODNR executive administrator of fish management and research. “We look forward to the results of the environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis that will help us define future actions. We appreciate all of the efforts the Service has provided in assessing the status of Asian carp in Lake Erie.”

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City moves on Waterworks plan

Tuesday night, Port Clinton City Council moved forward with an ordinance that puts the development of Waterworks Park back on the front page. The ordinance authorizes the city to enter into an agreement with the Los Angeles legal firm of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler and Mitchell to assist the city in finding a developer at the site.
The ordinance came out of the Planning and Development Committee chaired by Deb Benko. Following the abrupt withdrawal by the Indiana developer Puller Group in early 2008, many local leaders and Council members started looking for a way to revive the project that had been on ice since the banking crisis of 2008.
Benko said Council first became aware of the LA law firm shortly after Puller Group pullout. The law firm is not a development contractor, but it specializes in putting projects and developers together.

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Orientation, open houses announced for PC schools

With the start of the 2012-13 school year just around the corner, the Port Clinton City School District has numerous orientations and open houses scheduled for students and their parents. Prior to school there are also dates for older students to pay school fees and pick up schedules and supply lists. These sessions provide an opportunity for students and their parents to become familiar with their school setting and meet with the faculty and staff of each building.

High School — Port Clinton High School student schedules will be available as follows: Sophomores — 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22; Seniors — 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23; Juniors — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. Parking permits may also be purchased at these specified times. Freshmen Orientation “Frosh Fest” is planned for Friday, Aug. 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the PCHS Performing Arts Center Lobby. Students and parents learn important information about high school and students have the opportunity to walk through their schedules. Port Clinton High School Open House will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10.

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