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Toledo science center reinvents itself: COSI to be Imagination Station
The Toledo Blade (6/29)
When Toledo's science center reopens this fall, there will be a refreshed look, unique exhibits, and the promise of a brand new experience of fun and science.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Cuyahoga River shipping channel might not need dredging
The Plain Dealer (7/26)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers argued in a court filing that the money Congress budgeted for the dredging of Ohio’s Cleveland Harbor and Cuyahoga River shipping channel allows for the Corps to make the ultimate decision on whether to dredge.

Could giant suction cups turn Lake Erie into a regional energy hub?
Pacific Standard (7/25)
The Icebreaker project will use suction cups to mount huge wind turbines to the bottom of Lake Erie.

ODNR Division of Wildlife seeks help scanning perch
The Morning Journal (7/23)
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife is asking anglers to take yellow perch they catch this year in Lake Erie to be scanned for microchips at one of seven stations along the coast.

Put-in-Bay caves brings crowds underground
Port Clinton News Herald (7/22)
Cave tours are an enduring part of history in Ohio’s Put-in-Bay, and the two caves that remain open to the public continue to draw big crowds.

RNC Lake Erie security has U.S. Coast Guard on additional patrols
WEWS-TV – Cleveland, OH (7/19)
The U.S. Coast Guard station in Cleveland, Ohio, has collected additional response boats and more personnel from across the country to accommodate stepped up security patrols for the Republican National Convention being held in the city.

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General Resources
Ohio
Great Lakes Commission
Since 1955, Ohio has been a valued member of the Great Lakes Commission.

Ohio Governor Profile
Council of Great Lakes Governors
Includes biography, inaugural address, State of the State address and related links.

Ohio Sea Grant College Program
Uses research, education, and outreach efforts to enhance use and improve management of this nation's ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources.

State of Ohio Government
A starting point to guide you to the many resources available from Ohio's state agencies, departments and other governmental branches.

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Economy
Ohio Economic Profile
Northeast-Midwest Institute
The Northeast-Midwest Institute provides a variety of economic data about the state, including unemployment rate, per-capita income, gross state product, exports, government spending, demographics and more.

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Environment
Cuyahoga River (OH)
American Heritage Rivers
The American Heritage Rivers Initiative, established by an Executive Order in September 1997, is a program to help communities restore and revitalize waters and waterfronts.

Lake Erie Coastal Resources Inventory
Ohio Coastal Management Program
This web site is one element of Ohio's effort to increase our capabilities in applying geographically referenced information to support planning, environmental assessment and decision making about Lake Erie and its coastal region.

Ohio Coastal Management Program
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Designated in 1997, the OCMP integrates management of Ohio's Lake Erie coastal resources, controls activities that affect them, and fosters their sustainable use for the benefit of all citizens of the state. Learn about the OCMP's latest initiatives, including the Kelleys Island Underwater Preserve planning team.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Ohio EPA is a trusted leader and environmental steward using innovation, quality service, and public involvement to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all Ohioans.

Ohio Lake Erie Commission
Established in 1990 to help preserve Lake Erie's natural resources, protect the quality of waters and ecosystems, and promote economic development of the region.

Stone Laboratory at Gibraltar Island
Ohio State University Sea Grant
Located on Lake Erie’s Gibraltar Island, the Lab provides summer college courses, science workshops, and a year-round research facility.

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Tourism
The Great Lakes Circle Tour
Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.

Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism

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