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Flooding could become problem for area residents
Written by Yaneek Smith   
Monday, 03 March 2014 10:12

With the seasons changing one of these days, the weather eventually getting warmer and the snow melting, some Northwest Ohioans will have to confront the possibility that flooding could become a problem for some of us.

For us, specifically, that concerns the Portage River.

The river, which runs along State Route 105 for much of its path and is roughly 41½ miles in length, empties into Lake Erie in Port Clinton and connects Oak Harbor, Elmore, Woodville and Pemberville. It has presented flooding problems in the past and could start to do so again in the coming weeks.

 
Ottawa County - Schools, firms aim to create “workforce pipeline”
Written by Cynthia L. Jacoby   
Monday, 03 March 2014 10:11

The road to a good job doesn’t always mean spending four years at college.

Ottawa County school officials and businesses are looking at forging a partnership to spread the word and job opportunities among students.

A proposed Ottawa County Business Council would guide schools in the endeavor to step up career counseling aimed at generating skilled workers for the jobs available locally, Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools superintendent Guy Parmigian told the school board Tuesday night.

 
Plastic ‘microbead’ pollution showing up in Lake Erie
Written by Mary Kuhlman, Ohio News Connection   
Monday, 03 March 2014 09:59

Tiny plastic beads from facial cleansers and body scrubs have turned up in Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes at what a scientific advocacy group calls alarming levels that could pose a threat to wildlife and fish. It's calling on companies and consumers to be part of the solution.

These tiny pieces of plastic that get washed down the drain are not being adequately captured by sewage treatment, said Stiv Wilson, director of communications and campaigns for the 5 Gyres Institute, who was part of a research team that sailed the Great Lakes collecting samples.

 
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