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Six Lake Erie water samples positive for Asian Carp DNA

Federal and state wildlife officials working in conjunction with academic researchers recently announced six water samples taken from Sandusky and north Maumee bays tested positive for the presence of Asian carp environmental DNA in Michigan and Ohio waters.
The positive samples were among 417 taken from Lake Erie in August 2011, and more than 2,000 samples taken from the Great Lakes Basin since 2010. The Lake Erie batch was recently analyzed and test results were confirmed by eDNA researchers last week. The six positive samples represent less than 1.5 percent of the Lake Erie samples.
Four samples from Sandusky Bay, in Ohio waters, tested positive for bighead carp eDNA, while two samples from north Maumee Bay, in Michigan waters, were positive for silver carp eDNA.
In response to these findings, electro-shocking and netting began Friday in Sandusky Bay with no evidence of Asian carp found. However, additional testing and monitoring are planned by the Ohio and Michigan Departments of Natural Resources in conjunction with partner agencies.

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Laurie Mann Memorial Golf Scramble in its 15th year

The Laurie Mann Memorial Golf Scramble will be held at the Pipestone Golf Club in Miamisburg, on Saturday, Sept 8. The four-person scramble will cost $400 per team with $20 additional for the skins game. The tournament has a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. It is limited to the first paid 36 teams. Your entry fee will include a gift prior to the tournament, dinner, top team, door and hole prizes, drink tickets and a great time. Raffle items include Bosch tools, Ben Richmond prints and other donated items.

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Brian Zins wins 11th NRA National Pistol Championship

  • Published in Sports

Brian “Gunny” Zins of Poland, Ohio, won his 11th National Pistol title this weekend during the NRA’s National Rifle & Pistol Championships in Camp Perry. Shooting an aggregate score of 2649-142x, Zins finished three points ahead of his nearest competitor.
“Considering that I took 18 months off due to an elbow injury, to win here in Camp Perry, it’s awesome,” said Zins. “I thought I was out after the .45 slow fire match. But I knuckled down and it worked out well.”

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