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Court’s decision could open state lands to mining

Court’s decision could open state lands to mining

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled a mineral rights holder can conduct strip mine operations for coal in the state-owned Brush Creek State Wildlife Area in southeastern Ohio.

October 2014
Could Toledo see a repeat? Expert says it’s likely

Could Toledo see a repeat? Expert says it’s likely

The water crisis that hit Toledo in early August could very well strike again later this summer, an algae bloom expert said.

August 2014
Pay attention to stinging insects during fall season

Pay attention to stinging insects during fall season

Late summer an especially active period

August 2014
Toledo’s water crisis blamed on lake algae bloom

Toledo’s water crisis blamed on lake algae bloom

Toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie fouled the water supply of the state’s fourth-largest city on Aug. 2

August 2014
Fleeing driver charged after two die in crash

Fleeing driver charged after two die in crash

Accused of trying to elude DNR officers

June 2014
Congress passes algae bill

Congress passes algae bill

President Barack Obama signed a bill Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, co-authored that will start a new federal effort to combat algae blooms nationwide and in Ohio

June 2014
New round of CRP, TIP sign ups is underway; opt-out available

New round of CRP, TIP sign ups is underway; opt-out available

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that farmers, ranchers, and landowners committed to protecting and conserving environmentally sensitive land may sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program beginning June 9.

June 2014
Algae battling law passes in Ohio

Algae battling law passes in Ohio

Ohio is taking its biggest step yet toward tackling the algae fouling Lake Erie.

June 2014
Nonresident license hike dead for now

Nonresident license hike dead for now

It appears that an effort by the Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife to raise nonresident hunting fees is dead in the water – at least for now.

June 2014
Obermiller named chief of state parks

Obermiller named chief of state parks

Gary Obermiller, chief of the Ohio DNR Division of Watercraft, will become deputy director over Ohio State Parks and Watercraft. He will also serve as chief of Ohio State Parks, the DNR has announced.

June 2014