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Water Advisory: Toxins near South Bass Beach

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For the first time this year, an algal bloom advisory is in effect for South Bass Island. Testing at the State Park Beach shows high levels of toxins in the water. It was 13 parts per billion of microcystin. That's prompting Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency to post a public health advisory.The "orange flag" cautions older people, those very young or anyone with a compromised immune system to stay out of the water near South Bass Beach. 20 parts per billion of microcystin would have laun... More>>

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Humane Society: Unethical for investigator to keep rescued horses Video included

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A fight is brewing over two horses rescued by the Humane Society of Sandusky County. More>>

Libraries closed, trash pick up pushed back for Labor Day

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Just a reminder that Labor Day is a national holiday, so expect all banks, Post Offices and government offices to be closed on Monday. More>>

Body recovered, 8 rescued overnight in Indian Lake

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LAKEVIEW, Ohio (AP) - Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources statement says eight of the nine people on the boat were rescued. State watercraft officers say they received the call about a boat sinking on Indian Lake north of the Lakeview boat ramp around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Crews from area fire departments had already safely pulled the eight people from the water when ... More>>

No human cases of the West Nile Virus in Michigan this year

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Just two years after 17 deaths, Michigan so far is reporting no human cases of West Nile virus in 2014.A snowy winter and wet spring might lead to more mosquitoes, the carrier of West Nile. But that doesn't automatically translate into a greater risk for getting the virus.Ned Walker, an expert at Michigan State University, says the virus needs hot weather to become potent. The National Weather Service reports only a handful of days of 90 degrees or higher since June... More>>

Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring

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 Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it. Police say an X-ray clearly showed the ring inside the stomach of 25-year-old Christina Schlegel.
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Audit: Michigan doing good job on child support

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A Michigan government audit of $2.6 billion in child support payments says that the office in charge of collecting the money is doing an effective job in making sure that parents pay what they owe and care-givers get what's coming to them. More>>

MDA car show continues to raise money to fight Muscular Dystrophy.

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Toledoan Scott Michalak  brings his prize 1941 Willys to the MDA Labor Day Weekend Car Show every year. He makes it a family event with his brothers and dad bringing their classic cars too. They love to show off all of their hard work, but these motor heads also have soft hearts. More>>

Man robbed in room of Monroe Co. motel Video included

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A man staying at a local motel says he was held up at gunpoint while in his room. More>>

Slight risk for severe storms late Monday

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 The best chance for rain will be late evening Monday into the early morning hours on Tuesday.

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  • Man drowns after boat sinks in Indian Lake

    Man drowns after boat sinks in Indian Lake

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:49:48 GMT
     Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat.
     Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat.
  • Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy tie the knot

    Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy tie the knot

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:40:07 GMT
    Donnie Wahlberg's "Favorite Girl" Jenny McCarthy is now his wife. The couple tied the knot Sunday in a ceremony outside Chicago, McCarthy's publicist, Brad Cafarelli, confirmed.
    Donnie Wahlberg's "Favorite Girl" Jenny McCarthy is now his wife. The couple tied the knot Sunday in a ceremony outside Chicago, McCarthy's publicist, Brad Cafarelli, confirmed.
  • Fashionably late benefit raises $24,000 for breast cancer research

    Fashionably late benefit raises $24,000 for breast cancer research

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:31:42 GMT
    The Fashionably Late benefit at Centennial Terrace was a huge success this year, raising more than $24,000 to fight breast cancer.
    The Fashionably Late benefit at Centennial Terrace was a huge success this year, raising more than $24,000 to fight breast cancer.
  • Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze

    Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:08:07 GMT
    Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof.
    Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof.
  • Largest space artifact ever to be restored in Dayton

    Largest space artifact ever to be restored in Dayton

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:13:51 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Restoration experts at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are launching their largest restoration project yet at the museum in southwestern Ohio. A Titan 4B space launch vehicle that has been sitting in gigantic pieces in a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hangar near Dayton is being prepared for restoration efforts. It will be displayed in the museum's fourth building, slated to open in 2016. The Titan 4B stood more than 200 feet tall, and just one of its solid roc...
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Restoration experts at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are launching their largest restoration project yet at the museum in southwestern Ohio. A Titan 4B space launch vehicle that has been sitting in gigantic pieces in a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hangar near Dayton is being prepared for restoration efforts. It will be displayed in the museum's fourth building, slated to open in 2016. The Titan 4B stood more than 200 feet tall, and just one of its solid roc...
  • Wyandot County Courthouse set to get $2.25M in repairs

    Wyandot County Courthouse set to get $2.25M in repairs

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:27:25 GMT
    Officials in a northwestern Ohio county say they're moving forward with plans to give the county's historic courthouse a $2.25 million face lift.
    Officials in a northwestern Ohio county say they're moving forward with plans to give the county's historic courthouse a $2.25 million face lift.
  • AAA offering tipsy tow for holiday weekend

    AAA offering tipsy tow for holiday weekend

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:20:29 GMT
    AAA is offering its Tipsy Tow service for the holiday weekend. If you've had too much to drink, you and your car can get a free ride home for a distance of up to 10 miles.The offer runs from 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Call 1-800-AAA-HELP ( 1-800-222-4357) for assistance.
    AAA is offering its Tipsy Tow service for the holiday weekend. If you've had too much to drink, you and your car can get a free ride home for a distance of up to 10 miles.The offer runs from 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Call 1-800-AAA-HELP ( 1-800-222-4357) for assistance.
  • Our Brother's Place thanks patrons with block party

    Our Brother's Place thanks patrons with block party

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:56:22 GMT
     The second annual Our Brother's Place Block Party took place in Downtown Toledo on Sunday. The event offered free food and a good time.
     The second annual Our Brother's Place Block Party took place in Downtown Toledo on Sunday. The event offered free food and a good time.
  • MI police ID woman, 91, son, 66, who died in crash

    MI police ID woman, 91, son, 66, who died in crash

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:28:22 GMT
    Michigan State police have released the names of a 91-year-old woman and her 66-year-old son who died when an SUV hit their car in southwestern Michigan.
    Michigan State police have released the names of a 91-year-old woman and her 66-year-old son who died when an SUV hit their car in southwestern Michigan.
  • Federal agent busted for waving a gun while drunk

    Federal agent busted for waving a gun while drunk

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:25:02 GMT
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     Police say an apparently drunk man arrested after allegedly brandishing a gun on a Burbank street is a federal agent.
     Police say an apparently drunk man arrested after allegedly brandishing a gun on a Burbank street is a federal agent.
  • Cookie banned from lunch menu now in demand

    Cookie banned from lunch menu now in demand

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:15:14 GMT
     A northeast Ohio school district that discontinued a popular cafeteria cookie under new federal nutritional guidelines says it's heard from plenty of people commenting on the decision or wanting to special-order the treat.
     A northeast Ohio school district that discontinued a popular cafeteria cookie under new federal nutritional guidelines says it's heard from plenty of people commenting on the decision or wanting to special-order the treat.
  • Boy, 13, shot in foot at Muskegon High School game

    Boy, 13, shot in foot at Muskegon High School game

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:54:57 GMT
    Authorities say they're investigating the shooting of a 13-year-old boy during a football game at Muskegon High School.
    Authorities say they're investigating the shooting of a 13-year-old boy during a football game at Muskegon High School.
  • Officials probe cause of leaks in Ohio dam

    Officials probe cause of leaks in Ohio dam

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:51:31 GMT
    Leaks found at a dam at a state park in southern Ohio have led the state to ask boat owners to remove their boats while officials check for the cause.
    Leaks found at a dam at a state park in southern Ohio have led the state to ask boat owners to remove their boats while officials check for the cause.
  • Tech boom in Cleveland as server farms grow

    Tech boom in Cleveland as server farms grow

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:34:15 GMT
     Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland.
     Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland.
  • 5 states fight for Tesla factory, offer nearly half a billion is subsidies

    5 states fight for Tesla factory, offer nearly half a billion is subsidies

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:27:57 GMT
     Tesla has five states bidding up subsidy packages to land a new plant.
     Tesla has five states bidding up subsidy packages to land a new plant.
  • Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

    Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:23:30 GMT
    Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
    Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
  • Mom charged in girl's death could get trust fund

    Mom charged in girl's death could get trust fund

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:16:57 GMT
    A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl's trust fund — even if she's convicted.
    A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl's trust fund — even if she's convicted.
  • MI minimum wage going up

    MI minimum wage going up

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:50:10 GMT
    An increase in Michigan's minimum wage is set to launch, and with it comes a test of whether the gradual rise will help workers, harm businesses or neither.
    An increase in Michigan's minimum wage is set to launch, and with it comes a test of whether the gradual rise will help workers, harm businesses or neither.
  • Casino closing after 27 years

    Casino closing after 27 years

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:49:13 GMT
    The final curtain comes down today for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
    The final curtain comes down today for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
  • Old brewery remains found at VA college

    Old brewery remains found at VA college

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:48:40 GMT
    College students have always had a taste for beer, and archaeologists have uncovered new evidence at the College of William and Mary to prove it.
    College students have always had a taste for beer, and archaeologists have uncovered new evidence at the College of William and Mary to prove it.
  • Earthquake near Fairbanks, AK

    Earthquake near Fairbanks, AK

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:45:20 GMT
    The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night.
    The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night.
  • 49er player arrested for domestic violence

    49er player arrested for domestic violence

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:39:44 GMT
    Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges.
    Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges.
  • EPA wans tougher smog rules

    EPA wans tougher smog rules

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:38:01 GMT
    The Environmental Protection Agency's staff concludes that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent.
    The Environmental Protection Agency's staff concludes that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent.
  • OH farmers get more money to fight algae

    OH farmers get more money to fight algae

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:35:35 GMT
    The federal government is coming up with more money to help farmers cut down on the fertilizers that are feeding algae in Lake Erie.
    The federal government is coming up with more money to help farmers cut down on the fertilizers that are feeding algae in Lake Erie.
  • Bicyclist hurt in hit-and-run, driver not found

    Bicyclist hurt in hit-and-run, driver not found

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:24:45 GMT
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking for your help tracking down the person behind the wheel of a vehicle when it crashed into a man on a bicycle and drove off.It happened overnight, just after 1 a.m. Sunday, on State Route 107 near Montpelier.Troopers say Troy Presnell, who's 50 and from Montpelier, was hit from behind.The accident left Presnell with serious injuries.According to the bicyclist, the vehicle that hit him sped away.Presnell was air-lifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne, IN.If y...
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking for your help tracking down the person behind the wheel of a vehicle when it crashed into a man on a bicycle and drove off.It happened overnight, just after 1 a.m. Sunday, on State Route 107 near Montpelier.Troopers say Troy Presnell, who's 50 and from Montpelier, was hit from behind.The accident left Presnell with serious injuries.According to the bicyclist, the vehicle that hit him sped away.Presnell was air-lifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne, IN.If y...
  • Lima police find bike stolen from autistic child

    Lima police find bike stolen from autistic child

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:15:33 GMT
    In Lima, a family with an autistic child has its bike back.Lima police posted this picture to Facebook. At the beginning of the month, officers reported the bike and its trailer were stolen. The family told police they were very upset because the bike rides provided a great sense of joy for the autistic child. Friday afternoon, a Lima police officer spotted someone riding the bike. That person is now under arrest for receiving stolen property, and the bike and its trailer have been returned t...
    In Lima, a family with an autistic child has its bike back.Lima police posted this picture to Facebook. At the beginning of the month, officers reported the bike and its trailer were stolen. The family told police they were very upset because the bike rides provided a great sense of joy for the autistic child. Friday afternoon, a Lima police officer spotted someone riding the bike. That person is now under arrest for receiving stolen property, and the bike and its trailer have been returned t...
  • Hip-hop festival disappoints organizer, fans

    Hip-hop festival disappoints organizer, fans

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:32:29 GMT
    The problem-plagued Perrysburg Hip-Hop concert at the Mexican American festival disappointed both the organizer and fans.
    The problem-plagued Perrysburg Hip-Hop concert at the Mexican American festival disappointed both the organizer and fans.
  • Texas Firefighters Comfort Grieving Widow With Act of Kindness

    Texas Firefighters Comfort Grieving Widow With Act of Kindness

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:06:04 GMT
    Texas firefighters finished mowing the lawn of a man who suffered a heart attack mid-mow and comforted his wife in an act of kindness that has brought together an entire community.
    Texas firefighters finished mowing the lawn of a man who suffered a heart attack mid-mow and comforted his wife in an act of kindness that has brought together an entire community.
  • Girl, 9, dies; trapped in sand at Oregon beach

    Girl, 9, dies; trapped in sand at Oregon beach

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:38:41 GMT
    9-year-old girl died when a sand hole collapsed on her at a beach, police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City said.
    9-year-old girl died when a sand hole collapsed on her at a beach, police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City said.
  • MMA fighter War Machine extradited to Nevada

    MMA fighter War Machine extradited to Nevada

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:21:26 GMT
    Mixed martial arts fighter War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he brutally beat his porn star ex-girlfriend.
    Mixed martial arts fighter War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he brutally beat his porn star ex-girlfriend.
  • Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase

    Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:13:40 GMT
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    New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase.
    New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase.
  • Eastern Michigan making campus security upgrades

    Eastern Michigan making campus security upgrades

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:00:24 GMT
    Eastern Michigan University is completing security upgrades as students return for fall classes.
    Eastern Michigan University is completing security upgrades as students return for fall classes.
  • Carter calls on Muslim Americans to support peace

    Carter calls on Muslim Americans to support peace

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:58:05 GMT
    Former President Jimmy Carter has told a group of Muslim Americans in Detroit they should take a role in supporting peace and justice efforts.
    Former President Jimmy Carter has told a group of Muslim Americans in Detroit they should take a role in supporting peace and justice efforts.
  • Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

    Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:54:51 GMT
    The pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast on Saturday, the Coast Guard said.
    The pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast on Saturday, the Coast Guard said.
  • Relatives of missing infant hold vigil for child

    Relatives of missing infant hold vigil for child

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:46:02 GMT
    Relatives of a 6-week-old boy whose father told police the infant was abducted by a man and woman gathered for a prayer vigil four days after the child vanished.
    Relatives of a 6-week-old boy whose father told police the infant was abducted by a man and woman gathered for a prayer vigil four days after the child vanished.
  • Local elementary gets new playground

    Local elementary gets new playground

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:34:50 GMT
    More than 300 students at a Monroe elementary school will have a new place for recess when they head back on Tuesday.
    More than 300 students at a Monroe elementary school will have a new place for recess when they head back on Tuesday.
  • Lucas County deputies honored

    Lucas County deputies honored

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:30:31 GMT
     The Lucas County Sheriff honored eight deputies at the Sheriff's Department's second annual picnic.

     The Lucas County Sheriff honored eight deputies at the Sheriff's Department's second annual picnic.


  • Suspected serial robber arrested

    Suspected serial robber arrested

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:27:17 GMT
    A man wanted by police in a series of robberies has been arrested. Jonathan Reed is in the Lucas County Jail charged with four counts of robbery.
    A man wanted by police in a series of robberies has been arrested. Jonathan Reed is in the Lucas County Jail charged with four counts of robbery.
  • Hip hop festival a go despite missing headliners

    Hip hop festival a go despite missing headliners

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:24:20 GMT
    A much-anticipated hip-hop concert at the Perrysburg Heights Community Center is still on for Saturday night, despite missing headliners.
    A much-anticipated hip-hop concert at the Perrysburg Heights Community Center is still on for Saturday night, despite missing headliners.
  • Fathers' Ice Water Challenge aims to connect families

    Fathers' Ice Water Challenge aims to connect families

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:54:43 GMT
    It was a new spin on the ice bucket challenge on Saturday. More than a dozen area dads got soaked at the Fathers' Ice Water Challenge. Kids poured buckets of cold water on their dads. Organizers say it's a way of connecting kids with men who can have a positive effect on their lives.
    It was a new spin on the ice bucket challenge on Saturday. More than a dozen area dads got soaked at the Fathers' Ice Water Challenge. Kids poured buckets of cold water on their dads. Organizers say it's a way of connecting kids with men who can have a positive effect on their lives.
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  • Body recovered, 8 rescued overnight in Indian Lake

    Body recovered, 8 rescued overnight in Indian Lake

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:30:30 GMT
    LAKEVIEW, Ohio (AP) - Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources statement says eight of the nine people on the boat were rescued. State watercraft officers say they received the call about a boat sinking on Indian Lake north of the Lakeview boat ramp around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Crews from area fire departments had already safely pulled the eight people from the water when ...
    LAKEVIEW, Ohio (AP) - Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources statement says eight of the nine people on the boat were rescued. State watercraft officers say they received the call about a boat sinking on Indian Lake north of the Lakeview boat ramp around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Crews from area fire departments had already safely pulled the eight people from the water when ...
  • Water Advisory: Toxins near South Bass Beach

    Water Advisory: Toxins near South Bass Beach

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:25:51 GMT
    For the first time this year, an algal bloom advisory is in effect for South Bass Island. Testing at the State Park Beach shows high levels of toxins in the water. It was 13 parts per billion of microcystin. That's prompting Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency to post a public health advisory.The "orange flag" cautions older people, those very young or anyone with a compromised immune system to stay out of the water near South Bass Beach. 20 parts per billion of microcystin would have laun...
    For the first time this year, an algal bloom advisory is in effect for South Bass Island. Testing at the State Park Beach shows high levels of toxins in the water. It was 13 parts per billion of microcystin. That's prompting Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency to post a public health advisory.The "orange flag" cautions older people, those very young or anyone with a compromised immune system to stay out of the water near South Bass Beach. 20 parts per billion of microcystin would have laun...
  • No human cases of the West Nile Virus in Michigan this year

    No human cases of the West Nile Virus in Michigan this year

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:17 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:17:22 GMT
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Just two years after 17 deaths, Michigan so far is reporting no human cases of West Nile virus in 2014.A snowy winter and wet spring might lead to more mosquitoes, the carrier of West Nile. But that doesn't automatically translate into a greater risk for getting the virus.Ned Walker, an expert at Michigan State University, says the virus needs hot weather to become potent. The National Weather Service reports only a handful of days of 90 degrees or higher since June...
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Just two years after 17 deaths, Michigan so far is reporting no human cases of West Nile virus in 2014.A snowy winter and wet spring might lead to more mosquitoes, the carrier of West Nile. But that doesn't automatically translate into a greater risk for getting the virus.Ned Walker, an expert at Michigan State University, says the virus needs hot weather to become potent. The National Weather Service reports only a handful of days of 90 degrees or higher since June...
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  • Water Advisory: Toxins near South Bass Beach

    Water Advisory: Toxins near South Bass Beach

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:25:51 GMT
    For the first time this year, an algal bloom advisory is in effect for South Bass Island. Testing at the State Park Beach shows high levels of toxins in the water. It was 13 parts per billion of microcystin. That's prompting Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency to post a public health advisory.The "orange flag" cautions older people, those very young or anyone with a compromised immune system to stay out of the water near South Bass Beach. 20 parts per billion of microcystin would have laun...
    For the first time this year, an algal bloom advisory is in effect for South Bass Island. Testing at the State Park Beach shows high levels of toxins in the water. It was 13 parts per billion of microcystin. That's prompting Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency to post a public health advisory.The "orange flag" cautions older people, those very young or anyone with a compromised immune system to stay out of the water near South Bass Beach. 20 parts per billion of microcystin would have laun...
  • No human cases of the West Nile Virus in Michigan this year

    No human cases of the West Nile Virus in Michigan this year

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:17 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:17:22 GMT
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Just two years after 17 deaths, Michigan so far is reporting no human cases of West Nile virus in 2014.A snowy winter and wet spring might lead to more mosquitoes, the carrier of West Nile. But that doesn't automatically translate into a greater risk for getting the virus.Ned Walker, an expert at Michigan State University, says the virus needs hot weather to become potent. The National Weather Service reports only a handful of days of 90 degrees or higher since June...
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Just two years after 17 deaths, Michigan so far is reporting no human cases of West Nile virus in 2014.A snowy winter and wet spring might lead to more mosquitoes, the carrier of West Nile. But that doesn't automatically translate into a greater risk for getting the virus.Ned Walker, an expert at Michigan State University, says the virus needs hot weather to become potent. The National Weather Service reports only a handful of days of 90 degrees or higher since June...
  • Humane Society: Unethical for investigator to keep rescued horses

    Humane Society: Unethical for investigator to keep rescued horses

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:18:39 GMT
    A fight is brewing over two horses rescued by the Humane Society of Sandusky County.
    A fight is brewing over two horses rescued by the Humane Society of Sandusky County.
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