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…