Latest Lake Erie News

24-year-old man apparently drowns swimming in Lake Erie

Jul. 20, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

WESTFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old man apparently drowned while swimming in Lake Erie. The Chautauqua County Sheriffs' Office was alerted to a possible drowning at in the lake near Westfield, New York at about 4:30 p.m. Friday. John R. Penhollow, of Jamestown, was located in the water. He...

'Mountain man' found peace, fame, through skipping stones

Jul. 20, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rough edges are rounded smoother here on the shore of Lake Erie. Wind races across its shallow waters from Canada, pushing waves that can punch the rocky beach like a boxer on a speed bag. An introverted boy with idle hands used to roam along its edge, alone with a head full of...

Editorials from around Ohio

Jul. 15, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 14 The bad news about this year's Lake Erie algal toxins is that the harmful blooms are likely to be "significant" and could range up to 9 on a severity index that has only gone over 10 once. That would...

Experts puzzled by boom in Lake Erie walleye population

Jul. 13, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — Experts are puzzled over the explosion of the walleye population in Lake Erie, but anglers pursuing Ohio's most popular fish couldn't be happier. Fisheries experts at the Ohio Division of Wildlife say the bountiful supply of walleye in recent years is difficult to explain, but the...

Expect another huge blob of algae on Lake Erie this summer

Jul. 11, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Heavy rains that inundated the Great Lakes region this spring will fuel another massive algae bloom across parts of western Lake Erie later this summer, researchers said Thursday. Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expect this year's bloom to rank among...

The Latest: AL racks up Ks, tops NL 4-3 for 7th straight win

Jul. 9, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on baseball's All-Star Game (all times local): 11:04 p.m. Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat from the start, Cleveland's Shane Bieber struck out the side and the AL staff combined to fan 16, dominating a loaded NL lineup 4-3 in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night for its seventh...

Authorities recover body of man missing in Lake Erie

Jul. 9, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

HURON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they have recovered the body of an 18-year-old man who went missing in Lake Erie while trying to rescue children struggling in the water at an Ohio beach. Huron police and fire officials said a fisherman reported finding Alvin Martin's body in the water near the mouth of...

Over $400K in grants going to Lake Erie projects in Ohio

Jul. 8, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Natural Resources has approved more than $437,000 in funding for five projects in areas of northern Ohio. The department says the grants provided through the Coastal Management Assistance Grant program have been awarded to projects in Toledo, Eastlake, Ashtabula...

Algae bloom creeping into Lake Erie from Sandusky Bay

Jun. 29, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Researchers say toxin producing algae have formed in northern Ohio's Sandusky Bay and are migrating into Lake Erie near Cedar Point, a signal the lake's western basin could see massive blooms this summer. The Blade reports an official from Bowling Green State University's Great Lakes...

Whitmer orders efforts to cut Lake Erie nutrient pollution

Jun. 20, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered Michigan agencies to step up efforts to reduce phosphorus pollution and otherwise improve water quality in Lake Erie. Whitmer signed an executive directive Thursday instructing three state departments to support the initiative. They include the...