Latest Lake Erie News

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jul. 19, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

Traverse City Record-Eagle. July 18, 2021. Editorial: Our Great Lakes deserve a group effort to protect them Taken separately, the threats to the health of the Great Lakes are enough to raise alarm. Together they are a crisis,...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jul. 12, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. July 11, 2021. Editorial: Critical race theory fear a mix of the predictable, the outlandish and the justified Republican legislators in about two dozen states have introduced or won passage of bills to censor the education of...

Ohio expands farmer incentive program to clean up Lake Erie

Jul. 06, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Farmers in 10 more northern Ohio counties will be eligible to receive financial incentives for using new agriculture practices that improve water quality in Lake Erie, Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday. That brings the number of counties eligible up to...

Nonprofit: Number of drownings in Great Lakes jumps in 2021

Jul. 05, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

HOMEWOOD, Ill. (AP) — More drownings have been reported in the Great Lakes so far in 2021 than by this time last year, prompting officials to urge swimmers to practice water safety measures. As of July 2, there were 32 drownings in the Great Lakes, compared to 25 as of...

Another mild algae bloom forecast for Lake Erie this summer

Jun. 30, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The toxic blob of algae that turns western Lake Erie a ghastly shade of green each summer and threatens drinking water and fish should be on the smaller side again this year following another dry spring, scientists predicted Wednesday. Researchers...

2 men, boy found dead on boat circling off Cleveland coast

Jun. 24, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The deaths of two men and a 11-year-old boy found in a boat on Lake Erie may have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said Witnesses called 911 around 6 p.m. Wednesday when they saw the boat circling with the engines running about two...

Get outside -- adventure awaits in PA lakes, forests, parks

Jun. 19, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Just look at Pennsylvania’s numbers: 2.2 million acres of forestland; 140 state and national parks; home to part of the Appalachian Trail; and 2,500 lakes (including a Great Lake, by the way). And most of it is free. ...

Coal plants in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio to shut down

Jun. 10, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The owner of three coal-fired power plants in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio said Thursday that it will shut them down. Houston-based GenOn Holdings LLC said it will shut down a generating unit at both Avon Lake station on Lake Erie near...

Presque Isle station, land lighthouse guide boats to Erie

Jun. 05, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two Lake Erie lighthouses have reopened for tours, and the reward for climbing their circular staircases is a clear view of ships gliding through shimmering blue water. Since the 1800s, the Presque Isle Light Station in Presque Isle State Park and the...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 17, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

(Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram. May 14, 2021. Editorial: A new stage in the pandemic If you still needed a reason to get the coronavirus vaccine, a good one arrived Thursday. Fully vaccinated Americans can safely stop wearing masks...