July 31, 2015

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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…

Report ranks Lakeview Park beach second-dirtiest in state

Autumn Robinson, 4, plays at the water's edge Wednesday at Lakeview Park because her grandmother Veronica Lugar of Lorain is wise to the water-quality caution - one red flag - indicating high bacteria levels. Chuck Humel/Chronicle

LORAIN — Lakeview Park’s beach may be beautiful, but caution is advised on days when the bacterial count is high. On Monday — the most recent day data were available — the beach had a bacteria count of 1,120 colonies per 100 milliliter, which is more than four times the state’s daily maximum bacterial standard Read More…