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NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom this summer, potentially reaching levels last seen in 2013 and 2014, though smaller than the record bloom of 2015.

This year’s bloom is expected to measure seven on the severity index, but could range between six and eight. An index above five indicates a potentially harmful bloom. The severity index is based on a bloom’s biomass – the amount of its harmful algae – over a sustained period. The largest blooms, 2011 and 2015, were 10 and 10.5, respectively.

Without wetlands, birders could not claim that Lake Erie’s shoreline is the Warbler Capital of the World.

The Toledo Area Metroparks’ latest project in Jerusalem Township will continue the process of restoring badly-needed coastal wetlands in the Warbler Capital.

Oregon will schedule hearings this year to gather more input from residents on the proposed redevelopment of South Shore Veterans Park.

City Administrator Mike Beazley said the hearings are planned for September, October and November.

“There’s some engineering analysis going on. We wanted to wait until we were completed with part of that process before we moved forward with the decisions on the park itself. We have a number of ideas of what we could do with the park itself,” he said.

 Grief counselors were being provided Thursday for employees of the Village of Walbridge following the apparent suicide of Walt Tylicki, the police chief.  

“It’s taken everybody by shock. I’ve been talking to all the staff, the administration, maintenance and police officers,” Mayor Ed Kolanko said. “The counselors will be here for all of us.”  

 Residue from the City of Toledo’s waste water treatment plant can be applied to a 73-acre field in Lake Township, the township trustees have been informed.

 The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency notified plant operators of the authorization in a June 23 letter. The trustees and Wood County Health Department were also notified by letter.




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