A Wheelersburg Pirate 6th grade basketball team brought home a State Championship Title from the Ohio Youth Basketball School Team State Championships Tournament held in Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend of February 22, 2014. Over 125 teams participated in the event and crowned 13 Ohio Youth Basketball Champions. The criteria for playing in the tournament are that all players must attend the school district that they are playing for and the teams are divided according to their high school divisions. The team participated as 3rd graders and was Shoot Out Champs. They also participated as 4th and 5th graders and were runner-up both years. This year they defeated Crooksville (40-20), Fort Frye (55-34), Fairland (59-27), Belpre (40-30), and Grandview (46-26) to bring home the championship.
The U.S. Forest Service’s Wayne National Forest, in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), will hold its 11th annual Wheelin’ Sportsmen Fishing Event on Lake Vesuvius on Thursday, April 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. With help from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, thousands of rainbow trout will be released on event day to help increase anglers’ success.
The Ohio Boating Education Course will be offered Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Scioto County Field Office, Franklin Furnace, Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft. The fee for the course is $5 which covers the cost of course materials. Interested persons may register to take the course by calling 740-353-7668.The Ohio Boating Education Course covers a variety of boating topics such as the navigation rules of the road, boating and pers...
COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is reminding people that fish kills may be common in ponds and small lakes as the ice and snow of the past few months gives way to spring.Winter fish die-offs caused by long periods of heavy ice and snow cover on small waters are referred to as winterkills. Winterkill is caused when persistent ice forms a surface barrier between the water and air that prevents circulation of oxygen and blocks sunlight. If these conditio...
After considering public input and reviewing data, modifications were made to the 2014-2015 hunting regulations proposals that the Ohio Wildlife Council will vote on at their next meeting, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).The amended proposal states that shotguns and pistol cartridge rifles used for white-tailed deer hunting be loaded with no more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined. The current hunting regulation states a shotgun must...
Three planned rainbow trout stock dates scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 13-14, have been postponed.New Lexington Reservoir 1A in Perry County will now be stocked Tuesday, March 25.Rush Run Lake in Preble County will now be stocked Wednesday, March 26.Veterans Park Pond in Lake County will now be stocked Wednesday, March 26.Forked Run Lake in Meigs County will be stocked as scheduled on Friday, March 14.New Lexington Reservoir 1A ...
COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio’s 2014-2015 fishing, hunting and trapping licenses will be available for purchase beginning Saturday, Feb. 22, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).Ohio’s 2014-2015 licenses will be valid immediately upon purchase through Feb. 28, 2015. Ohio’s 2013-2014 licenses are valid through Feb. 28, 2014. White-tailed deer and fall wild turkey hunting permits will go on sale later in 2014.The prices for Ohio’s hunt...
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