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The Ohio Environmental Council is calling for the federal government to enact strong ballast water legislation, citing a recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report that identifies areas of the Great Lakes most vulnerable to the entry of aquatic nonindigenous species.

The report, Predicting Future Introductions of Nonindigenous Species to the Great Lakes, notes that the port of Toledo is one of several Lake Erie ports at great risk for future invasion by the species via transoceanic shipping.

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Lake Township residents will have an opportunity to examine in detail a Joint Economic Development District the township trustees are planning with the City of Toledo at Metcalf Field.

The trustees are expected next week to set a date for a public hearing at the township administration building on the proposed JEDD, which will, if approved by the full board of trustees and Toledo City Council, authorize an income tax sharing contract between the two entities.

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Five to be inducted as Distinguished Waite Alumni
Morrison R. Waite High School is celebrating its 95th annual year as an educational institution serving students in East Toledo.

As part of the celebration, five Waite graduates will be honored and inducted as Distinguished Waite Alumni at the 45th Annual Purple & Gold Dinner Celebration in April.

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When the federal government’s economic stimulus plan becomes law, water quality programs are expected to receive supplemental funding, Chris Korleski, director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, writes in a letter to mayors, county commissioners, and other officials.

“Federal officials have informed us that the ability to implement projects rapidly will be an important criterion for the use of these funds,” he writes. “In the event the plan becomes law, we are preparing a list of potential …applicants to pave the way for the distribution of Ohio stimulus funds to projects such as wastewater, stormwater, green infrastructure, stream restoration, and others.”

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Outlook good for fishing in Lake Erie, state says

Lake Erie anglers should experience quality fishing during 2009, according to biologists with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

“Over the years, Lake Erie has consistently provided some of the best fishing in the country,” said Roger Knight, Lake Erie fisheries program manager at ODNR,” We expect 2009 to be no different.”

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NFL domestic violence

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