Ohio Department of Natural Resources

A photo of Gary Obermiller, Assistant Director, Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A bipartisan bill has been introduced to make fishing, hunting and trapping licenses easier to get and more affordable in Ohio.

Gary Obermiller with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the bill is meant to make it easier for residents who hunt, fish or trap by making licenses available immediately after renewal.

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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division is considering a limited season for trapping bobcats.

ODNR is working with researchers to study the bobcat population and estimate how much more it will grow. Wildlife Communications Manager John Windau says sightings of the elusive cats have grown over the past decade. He also says the animals are typically harmless around people.

photo of The corner alley
THE CORNER ALLEY

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, Jan. 16:

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.

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