18 hrs ago
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Issues Draft Water...
Sen. Brown Announces $2 Million in Emergency Federal Funds to Reduce Runoff and Outline Long-Term Plan to Improve Water Quality in Western Lake Erie Basin The office of Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has issued the following news release:U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur announced $2 million in new federal emergency funds to reduce ... (more)
22 hrs ago
Grants aimed at reducing runoff into Lake Erie
Farmers in 20 Ohio counties of the Lake Erie watershed will be able to walk into a county federal conservation agency office today and apply for grants paying $57 per acre to plant winter crops to keep fertilizer from washing into the rivers.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Portman, Brown did respond to Ottawa County's engineer
My article about Ottawa County sanitary engineer Kelly Frey's warnings back in March about algal bloom toxins in Lake Erie got good play in the newspaper and online , but not everybody was pleased.
I-Team takes you inside lab testing for toxins in water
Inside this lab, Dr. Chaffin and his team test for all kinds of materials which include microcystin, the toxin prompting Toledo's water ban.
Kaptur/Brown announce $2M to fight phosphorous runoff
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur joined Senator Sherrod Brown Tuesday to announce $2 million in funding from the federal government to help farmers.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Federal funding headed to NW Ohio to improve water quality
Bill Myers and his family members have been growing beans, corn, alfalfa hay and wheat on their 2,000 acres since the 1800's at Myers Farms in Oregon.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Sen. Brown says he addressed Frey's concerns
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says he responded to an Ottawa County engineer's concerns about algal bloom toxins in Lake Erie drinking water.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Kasich raises $2.3 million; FitzGerald, $533,000, latest campaign reports show
The fundraising blowout continues in Ohio's race for governor, but the money contests in down-ticket races are much closer, campaign-finance reports filed yesterday show.
Toledo's Water Ban Exposes Testing Inconsistencies, Need For Phosphorus Regulation
Half a million residents of the Toledo, Ohio area were forced to live without tap water this past weekend after tests revealed the presence of a dangerous toxin that can cause nausea, vomiting, headaches and fever .
Tue Aug 05, 2014
The Plain Dealer
Rep. Marcy Kaptur wants local testing, protocols to battle the green slime
Toledo's water plant struggled in vain to treat a harmful Lake Erie algal bloom last weekend and finally cut off drinking water to a half-million people.
Ohio seeking to host GOP, Dem conventions in 2016
If successful, it would be the first time that different cities in one state host both major presidential nominating conventions.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Ohio water crisis a wake-up call to algae causes
Ohio water crisis a wake-up call to algae causes State and federal officials hope to study what caused the algal blooms in Lake Erie.
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Library presenting special reading hour Prevent Blindness Ohio and Ida Rupp Public Library presenting special reading hour Aug. 18 Check out this story on portclintonnewsherald.com: http://ohne.ws/1nlLYkt Prevent Blindness Ohio and Ida Rupp Public Library are presenting a special reading hour at 10:30 Aug. 18 at the library, 310 Madison St. Sen.
Toledo Water Ban Lifted But Test Results Kept Secret
After a toxic algae bloom contaminated the water of 500,000 Toledo, Ohio residents this weekend, the mayor announced Monday morning that the ban was being lifted, but without releasing the testing data to the public.
Mayor: System safe, but advisory remains
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins gives an update on water testing during a news conference Sunday in Toledo.
Water Ban Continues For 400,000 People
A water ban entered its third day in northwest Ohio after tests showed some toxins still contaminating Lake Erie, leaving residents to continue scrambling for water for drinking, cooking and bathing.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
If former Congressman Barney Frank were a Republican from, say, Missouri, and the President of the United States was a Republican from, say, Oklahoma, and Frank said that the President's Administration had lied to the American people, that would probably be pretty big news.
Kaptur demanding more transparency
"I'm calling on the U.S. EPA to release its findings," U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur told The Blade.
Sat Aug 02, 2014
Algae blooms in Lake Erie contaminate water in Ohio and Michigan
More than 500,000 northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan residents remained without drinkable water Saturday evening as officials awaited test results from three different toxicity screenings.
FEMA 'on standby' to respond to Toledo
Steve Fought, an aide to U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur , said a conference call was planned for early afternoon involving Miss Kaptur, U.S. Rep. Bob Latta , and representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Governor Kasich's office.