Jeff Frischkorn

Earthquake strikes below Lake Erie

An earthquake struck at 10:31 a.m. June 10, only about one-half mile off the Lake County, Ohio, shoreline and at a depth of about three miles underneath Lake Erie, a figure geologists consider as being shallow. The 4.2-magnitude event shook such nearby communities as Euclid, Wickliffe, Mentor, and Eastlake, though local police departments did not report any damage. Agencies did…

Agriculture Department gets new director

Reynoldsburg, Ohio — Clearly, the new director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture is counting on her years as an attorney and a state legislator to help earn the accolades of the constituency she now chiefly represents: The state’s farmers. As a result, expect Dorothy Pelanda to walk the minefield of issues that may very will conflict with Gov. Mike…

Cold, wet weather takes toll on Ohio fishing license sales

Columbus — With the ongoing cool-down of temperatures and the bountiful deluge of both rain and snow, to-date sales of fishing licenses in Ohio are experiencing a deep chill of their own. These sales are the kick-off to the state’s fishing season, too, with anglers turning hopeful gazes at the walleye run in the Maumee River, reef fishing in the…

New species breath new life into state’s Fish Ohio program

Columbus — The addition of five new recognized species and the reduction in the minimum length requirement of three other species when caught from inland waters has helped to breathe new life into the state’s Fish Ohio program. Fish Ohio was launched in 1976 with only 138 entries. This 42-year-old program recognizes anglers who catch a qualifying specimen from one…

Bears spotted in unusual spot in northeastern Ohio

Painesville, Ohio — While on Feb. 2 a famous Pennsylvania groundhog was predicting six more weeks of winter, on that same day three black bears in northeast Ohio ignored the groundhog’s long-range weather forecast. The trio of bears – very likely a family unit consisting of a sow and two yearling cubs – took a stroll on Groundhog Day in…