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‘Stable’ population of walleye, perch, other species
Lake Erie anglers can expect to enjoy another year of diverse fishing opportunities in 2014, according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) biologists.

“While fishing success always varies among species and seasons, we expect that anglers will find success on the waters of Lake Erie this year,” said Jeff Tyson, Lake Erie fisheries program manager for the ODNR Division of Wildlife. “The lake’s population of walleye, yellow perch, black bass, white bass and steelhead remains stable, with a very broad distribution of sizes for each species.”

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If you have an idea on how to improve Ohio State Parks, James Zehringer, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, would like to hear from you.

Zehringer and State Sen. Keith Faber last week said the state plans to invest about $88.5 million in capital improvements at state parks over the next two years.

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Emergency training vital, available

Shootings in schools receive a lot of attention from the news media but over the past 30 years acts of violence in businesses and churches involving guns rank just as high, members of the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce were informed Thursday.
Lt. Phil Cook, of the Toledo Police Department, said companies should consider ALICE (Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate) training for their personnel as it can be tailored for “any venue where people gather.”

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Authorities are still investigating bomb threats that occurred at the end of the classes Monday at two Oak Harbor schools.

No suspects have been found as of Wednesday, Oak Harbor Police Chief Steve Weirich said.

Officers are attempting to trace the source of the calls made to the Oak Harbor High School and Middle School shortly after 2:30 p.m. They believe the calls were made by a cell phone that can’t be tracked, the chief said.

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$15 Hourly wage

The "Fight for $15" campaign proposes a $15/hour wage for fast food workers. Do you agree?
This poll is expired and voting is closed.
Yes (7 Votes)
17.07%
No (34 Votes)
82.93%
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