Latest Lake Erie News

Lighthouse closes while exterior repaired

Sep. 15, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

MARBLEHEAD, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Natural Resources says one of the state's lighthouses has been closed for exterior repairs. Agency spokeswoman Maureen Kocot says the renovation project at the Marblehead Lighthouse Tower about 50 miles (81 kilometers) east of Toledo began Sept. 3. Kocot says...

Boat capsizes on Lake Erie; 8 without life jackets rescued

Sep. 12, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities who responded after a boat capsized on Lake Erie say they rescued eight people, who were found without life jackets. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Lorain County Sheriff's Office say a 36-foot catamaran overturned in rough waters a few miles from the Lorain lakefront in...

Editorials from around Ohio

Sep. 9, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: ___ Work should continue to improve imperfect college admissions The Columbus Dispatch Sept. 7 Trying to make up for deep-seated inequality in American society without being unfair to any one individual is no easy task. No one knows this...

Pool crew leaves behind trail of blue on Lake Erie cliff

Sep. 4, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (AP) — Police say a crew coating a swimming pool near Cleveland got caught 'blue-handed' dumping waste over a cliff into a river. Authorities in Rocky River say a paddle boarder alerted them to the dumping last week after seeing bright blue streaks running down the rocky cliff. Police say...

Michigan couple found dead in lake week after first date

Aug. 24, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Two people missing for a week after meeting online have been found dead in a car in Lake Erie in southeastern Michigan. A Monroe County sheriff's detective believes the driver might have been confused after leaving a bar and mistakenly drove the car into the lake off Toledo Beach...

Man rescued after clinging to capsized boat for 12 hours

Aug. 20, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says the crew on a Lake Erie fishing boat rescued a man who had been clinging to his capsized sailboat for about 12 hours. Authorities say the crew spotted the man Monday morning about four miles off the shores of Port Clinton in northern Ohio. The Coast Guard...

Search continues for body of man who died when boat capsized

Aug. 19, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Natural Resources says the search continues for the body of a man who died when a boat he was on capsized in Lake Erie. The department said Monday that four people were on the boat when it began taking on water and capsized shortly after 9:30 a.m. Saturday near...

Michigan city reviews options to combat flooded streets

Aug. 17, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — One Michigan city is reviewing potential solutions to help alleviate flooding from Lake Erie onto its streets. Starting in spring, high winds in Monroe have raised the lake's elevation several feet higher than normal on multiple occasions, according to Patrick Lewis, the city's...

Ministry opens Lake Erie to passengers with special needs

Aug. 17, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Rob Wilson virtually grew up on Lake Erie. He was born in Erie and comes from a family of anglers dating to 1908. He learned to fish and boat at an early age before pursuing a religious career and becoming pastor for Zion United Methodist Church in Sarver, southeast of Butler. Wilson, 49,...

Ohio makes Lake Erie Islands trail 12th state water trail

Aug. 7, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — The director of Ohio's Department of Natural Resources has designated the Lake Erie Islands Water Trail as Ohio's 12th state water trail. A department release says the trail consists of five separate sections totaling more than 50 miles around North Bass, Middle Bass and South Bass...