Latest Lake Erie News

Pennsylvania woman pulled from Lake Erie off Ohio beach dies

Sep. 18, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman was pronounced dead after she was pulled from waters of Lake Erie off a beach in Ohio. The Coast Guard says it received a report from Cleveland emergency medical personnel shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday that...

Keith Urban's tour production manager, 72, dies from fall

Sep. 03, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — The longtime tour production manager for country star Keith Urban has died after falling from a stage before an Ohio concert. Randy “Baja” Fletcher, 72, died on Aug. 27 at a hospital after falling the previous day while preparing for...

Body of Detroit-area man recovered from Lake Erie

Aug. 31, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday recovered the body of a Detroit-area man who disappeared in Lake Erie over the weekend. The man was identified as Ghaleb Assaf, 59, of Dearborn Heights. Assaf entered the water from a boat, less than a...

Ohio fishery, 3 individuals cleared of wildlife violations

Aug. 29, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio fishery and three individuals have been cleared of wildlife violations in what investigators alleged was abuse and waste of game fish. A judge in Oregon Municipal Court ruled that the state had failed to prove its case against Szuch Fishery...

Divers no longer taking part in search for missing swimmer

Aug. 08, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Divers will no longer be taking part in the search for a missing 15-year-old boy who vanished while swimming in Lake Erie, authorities said. The Lake County sheriff's office said the youth was swimming with friends at Headlands Beach State Park...

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...