Ohio Department of Natural Resources

PORTAGE LAKES FISHERMAN
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Reconstruction of the 14,400-foot-long c in the Portage Lakes is about to get underway.  So, the designers and contractors for the project held another round of briefings Thursday to update the public.  

About a hundred people came to each of three, hour-long sessions at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources District office on Portage Lakes Drive. 

This exchange between Ice Cream shop owner Mike Bordner and project designer Pete Nix about construction noise near the store characterized much of the tone of the meetings.

photo of Sandusky Bay
SHUTTERSTOCK

Ohio’s state government is reaching outside Columbus as Gov. John Kasich prepares to deliver his annual State of the State speech tomorrow in Sandusky.

This is the sixth time Kasich has moved the governor’s State of the State speech out of Columbus. The administration says it's a way of bringing state government to the people.

photo of the Maumee River
WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

The Maumee River could become Ohio’s next water trail thanks to a joint effort by the Metroparks of the Toledo Area and the Defiance Soil and Water Conservation District.

The two groups are applying to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to develop the 108-mile river for recreational use.

Photo of Little Beaver Creek
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Ohio’s government watchdog is recommending changes with the agency that issues permits for oil and gas drilling in Ohio.

Ohio’s inspector general says his office found a series of issues in the Department of Natural Resource’s Division of Oil and Gas Resources. The investigation says that office failed to refund at least 47 over-payments for well applications, totaling more than $13,000.

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