February 7, 2016

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Ice isn’t always nice, so be careful

BYRON SCARBROUGH / CHRONICLE
With spring turkey season just around the corner, now’s the time to renew your license and do maintenance 
on your decoys. A fresh coat of bright red paint on those Tom’s heads will bring a gobbler running, says Chronicle-Telegram outdoors columnist Byron Scarbrough.

The ice came and left suddenly, but fishermen who were thankful for the ice fishing opportunity are now looking forward to an early boating season, with some optimists saying they’ll be on the water by mid-March. That would be terrific, but there are a few who are going to have to find a new way Read More…

Lorain woman whose car plunged into Lake Erie faces charges

Kimberely Muskiewicz

LORAIN — A Lorain woman who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase that ended with her driving her car into Lake Erie has been charged, according to Lorain Municipal Court records. Kimberely Muskiewicz, 52, was charged with improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle and failure to comply with an order or signal Read More…

Police: Suicidal woman survives drive off of cliff

LORAIN— A Lorain woman led police on a high-speed chase, with a loaded gun in her car, that ended in officers rescuing her from Lake Erie. At 1:43 a.m. Dec. 9, Lorain police got a call from a family member of the woman who said she was suicidal and had a handgun with her. What Read More…

Leaders seek plan for lakeside areas

Is it possible to capitalize on Lake Erie and bring more people to the four cities along its shores? Lorain County Commissioner Matt Lundy, Lorain County Metro Parks Director Jim Ziemnik and the mayors of Avon Lake, Lorain, Sheffield Lake and Vermilion think so, and the group is taking the first step toward developing a Read More…

Avon Lake building water backup

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AVON LAKE — Major projects are underway at Avon Lake Regional Water to prevent harmful algal blooms and frazil ice to maintain water service in the event of service disruptions. Last year, frazil ice blocked water intakes in Lake Erie, disrupting water service in the communities served by Avon Lake Regional Water. Then in August, Read More…

Another huge algae bloom forecast in Lake Erie this summer

TOLEDO — Lake Erie will see one of the most severe toxic algae outbreaks in recent years this summer, a year after toxins contaminated the drinking water for 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan, researchers predicted Thursday. Scientists who issued their forecast for the lake think this year’s algae bloom could be second Read More…

Ohio and Michigan pledge to reduce algae-feeding runoff

TOLEDO — Ohio and Michigan have agreed to sharply reduce phosphorus runoff blamed for a rash of harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie that have contaminated drinking water supplies and contributed to oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can’t survive. The two states along with Ontario, Canada, said Friday that they will work to cut the Read More…

Prehistoric fish discovered in Lake Erie debuts on Animal Planet show

Dunkleosteus was the bad-tempered king of all prehistoric fish. That is made abundantly clear to viewers of Monday night’s two-hour premiere of the popular “River Monsters” series on cable’s Animal Planet channel. Measuring 16 to 20 feet in length and weighing up to 6,000 pounds, the highly aggressive predator ruled the Devonian Sea during the Read More…

Lake rescue reunites puppy with owner

LORAIN — When Amy Pritchard’s 4-month-old Labrador mix Kimberly escaped from a fenced-in yard Sunday evening, she never imagined where the puppy would end up. Kimberly was spotted Friday on the slightly iced-over Lake Erie in Bay Village, nearly 15 miles from where she was last seen. “We’re not exactly sure how she escaped, but Read More…

Crushers down Beach Bums in 12th inning, earn playoff spot

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AVON — The Lake Erie Crushers are headed to the postseason for the third time in their five-year history and the first time since 2011. The Crushers earned their playoff berth before their 12-inning marathon opener with Traverse City came to an end, thanks to losses by Gateway, Florence and River City on Tuesday night. Read More…