Cleveland residents shaken up by earthquake
CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal geologists say an earthquake of an estimated magnitude 4 has hit just northeast of Cleveland in Lake Erie, shaking up residents who flooded dispatch centers with...
Record lake levels swamp Erie’s landscape
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Carp are swimming in a flooded a picnic area at Presque Isle State Park.
Docks have become so submerged along Presque Isle Bay that the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port...
OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed opening up more federally protected land for hunting and fishing in what it called a major expansion of those activities in...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan agency is awarding grants totaling more than $3.9 million for projects intended to benefit lakes and streams through development of watershed management...
DETROIT (AP) — Wet spring weather has pushed Lake Erie's water level to its highest point ever recorded.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday the shallowest of the Great Lakes hit...
GENEVA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Ohio say they have recovered the body of one of two boaters who went missing when they took a small boat out on Lake Erie more than two weeks...
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-based drinking water and wastewater treatment service provider says it has surpassed a federal and state regulators' goal for cutting phosphorus levels.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Regulators say Lake Ontario will likely exceed record water levels set two years ago.
The Syracuse Post-Standard reports levels are expected to rise 1 inch (2.54...
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Teams of federal, state and local personnel will work together to assess damage in the Detroit area due to spring flooding.
ELLERY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two boaters have been rescued from a cabin cruiser that was sinking in a lake in western New York.
The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office got a call about...
FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a person has fallen off a boat and drowned in western Lake Erie off the coast of southeastern Michigan.
DETROIT (AP) — It's certainly more chills than thrills in the Great Lakes as the summer season unofficially kicks off with the Memorial Day weekend.
Erie native dives for prehistoric shark teeth
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Bill Eberlein, a 1983 graduate of Erie Tech Memorial High School, learned to dive in the murky waters of Lake Erie, honing his skills with the Erie County Sheriff's Office Scuba...
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city along Lake Erie has been selected as the best coastal small town in America by a USA Today reader's survey featuring 20 coastal towns.
PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — Floodwaters spilling over western Lake Erie's shoreline have swamped streets, shut down ferries and left behind dangerous debris during the past month. Now residents are...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is launching a competition to find a new plan for the Buffalo Skyway.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the contest Monday, inviting urban planners,...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Port Cleveland is planning to develop a more permanent U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility to process cruise passengers disembarking in the city on Lake...
- The Herald-DispatchMore rain means more algae in Lake ErieMay 13, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchFree fishing weekend in Ohio is taking place May 4-5May 1, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchOhioans can enjoy a weekend of free fishingApril 25, 2019
- Post-BulletinCorporations have rights; why not a lake?March 29, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchDozens rescued from Lake Erie ice floeMarch 10, 2019
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Experts say heavy rains this spring make it more likely western Lake Erie will see another significant algae bloom later this year.
BERLIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Wind-driven water caused more flooding in southeastern Michigan along western Lake Erie following recent rainfall that contributed to high water levels in the Great...
ALGONAC, Mich. (AP) — Recent rainfall, high water levels in the Great Lakes and persistent winds are contributing to flooding in southeastern Michigan.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Water levels are surging in the Great Lakes and likely will set records this summer, forecasters said Monday — a remarkable turnaround from earlier this decade that's...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Fishing season is opening in New York for several cool water species.
The season opens Saturday for fish including walleye, northern pike, pickerel and tiger...
State buying 118 acres to expand state nature preserve
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Natural Resources says land that it's purchasing to expand a nature preserve near Lake Erie will help protect more than 700,000 plants of the endangered...
Editorials from around Ohio
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In an annual rite of spring for western New York, crews are making plans to remove the ice boom that's installed each year to reduce the amount of ice that enters the Niagara...
EVANS, N.Y. (AP) — Charter fishing boat captains on Lake Erie are worried their early-May business will suffer because of the relatively late removal of an ice boom across the Niagara...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — University biologists in Ohio are scouring streams following tests that confirmed larvae from the invasive Asian grass carp were found for the first time in the Great Lakes...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame thinks a proposed expansion would be music to the ears of patrons of the museum and a nearby science center.
Strong winds cause flooding in Michigan along Lake Erie
LASALLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Strong winds blowing off Lake Erie are blamed for flooding in parts of southeastern Michigan.
Thursday's winds pushed water into residential areas near the...
Robot offers a deeper dive into Lake Erie research
MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An underwater robot will be roaming Presque Isle Bay to collect water quality data beginning this spring.
Ohio predicts excellent fishing this year on Lake Erie
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Natural Resources says the Lake Erie fishing outlook appears excellent after a record walleye harvest in 2018.
CLEVELAND (AP) — President Donald Trump's new budget proposal is seeking to end Ohio's ban on dumping dredged material from Cleveland into Lake Erie.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fish in the Cuyahoga River, which became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in Cleveland in 1969, are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators...
Massive ice piles along Lake Erie are melting _ a little
HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York town official says he's hoping for a "gradual melt" of ice piles as tall as a house that formed along the Lake Erie shoreline after a wind storm last...
Ohio governor wants nearly $1B for Lake Erie, waterways
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine wants to spend nearly $1 billion on water quality projects to clean up toxic algae in Lake Erie and protect other lakes and rivers throughout the...
MARBLEHEAD, Ohio (AP) — A sheet of ice holding fishermen on Lake Erie broke loose in windy weather Saturday morning, sending many of them scrambling to safety but leaving nearly four dozen...
DETROIT (AP) — As ice coverage goes, it's Superior.
The Detroit Free Press reports Lake Superior was 94 percent ice covered as of Friday, marking first time the largest of the Great Lakes...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Officials say tests have confirmed that larvae from the invasive Asian grass carp have been found for the first time in the Great Lakes watershed.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An unusual ballot measure approved by voters in Ohio's fourth-largest city to give legal rights to Lake Erie is being challenged by farmers in a federal lawsuit that was filed...
High winds cut power, inundate Lake Erie shoreline with ice
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — High winds howled through much of the eastern U.S. for a second day Monday, cutting power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, closing schools, and pushing...
The Latest: Northeast’s highest peak records 144 mph gust
The Latest on a windstorm affecting the Northeast (all times local):
A wind gust of 144 mph (231 kph) has been recorded on the highest peak in the Northeast.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine promises funding to fight lake algae
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said this week that he plans to increase state funding in his upcoming budget proposal to fight algae growth in Lake Erie.
Ohio firefighters monitor blaze in docked ship; no injuries
OREGON, Ohio (AP) — A fire continues to burn inside a Lake Erie docked vessel as Ohio firefighters try to cool the ship in an incident with no injuries.
The fire broke out on the deck of the St. Clair Saturday night at the Port of Toledo in northern Ohio. The cause is still undetermined.
Denny Hartman is chief of the fire department in Oregon, Ohio. He said Sunday morning that the fire apparently burned through the deck and ignited an enormous rubber conveyor belt below.
Lake Erie island mayor facing corruption charges resigns
PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A former mayor on a popular Lake Erie resort island has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of conflict of interest in a public contract in a deal with prosecutors.
Bernard McCann entered pleas Friday in Ottawa County after being indicted in October on two felony and four misdemeanor conflict of interest counts. He resigned Wednesday as Put-in-Bay mayor, which was part of his plea agreement.
Program to help farmers reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is collaborating with local agriculture and conservation partners to help farmers reduce the amount of phosphorus entering Lake Erie.
The state says the Soil Testing to Reduce Agriculture Nutrient Delivery (STRAND) program will help farmers near the western Lake Erie basin make informed decisions about nutrient applications to cropland based on soil testing.
High water levels expected in Great Lakes this summer
DETROIT (AP) — Experts are predicting higher-than-normal water levels on the Great Lakes this summer, some of which may set records.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Detroit recently issued its latest six-month forecast for the lakes.
Lawsuit seeks action on Lake Erie algae cleanup
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit pushing for more action to prevent the toxic algae blooms that plague Lake Erie's western basin each summer.
The lawsuit says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency isn't moving fast enough and must hold Ohio accountable for reducing the polluting runoff that feeds the algae.
The Environmental Law & Policy Center's lawsuit filed late Thursday in Toledo claims Ohio's efforts to prevent blooms have had little impact.
Cedar Point removing employee dorms that date to early 1900s
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Cedar Point is removing a couple of its oldest structures at the amusement park along Lake Erie.
The buildings coming down are employee dormitories that sit near the Sandusky park's marina in northern Ohio.
They have been housing employees for decades, but the buildings actually date to the early 1900s. The spot was first home to a hotel built in 1901. By 1915, the buildings were renovated and reopened as Cedars Hotel.