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One of Ashtabula's 19 covered bridges crosses the river just south of town. A total of 46 miles of the river and its tributaries were named scenic rivers in 2008.
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Patricia Seymour grew up in Ashtabula in the 1960ss. On bright spring day at the city’s bustling harbor, Seymour recalls a childhood landscape more reminiscent of the Lord of the Rings.

“It was like Mordor,” Seymour says.

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This story is part of the Curious Cbus project. You ask the questions, you vote for one of the questions and we answer.

Listener Conor Morris must have reached the end of his rope when he asked WOSU, “Why are there so many god dang townships in Ohio named ‘Paint’?"

There are 43 Areas of Concern in the Great Lakes region.  Five of them – the St. Mary’s River, Muskegon Lake, Clint River, Maumee River, and the Buffalo River –are the focus of a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Great Lakes Commission.

Great Lakes Today’s Elizabeth Miller spoke with the commission’s Eric Ellis during the Healing Our Waters conference in Buffalo.

Farm Runoff and Ohio's Waterways

May 9, 2014

10:00 Ann and her guests are live this hour from the Chadwick Arboretum Plant Sale! Spring is when local farms kick into high gear, but the runoff from fertilizers can create big problems for Ohio's waterways. Just last year, some of Ohio's beaches were closed due to high algae levels. We'll talk about how industries and individuals can embrace lower-impact agriculture. Guests

Olentangy River Resuscitation

Jul 15, 2013

10:00 The mighty Olentangy River stretches nearly 100 miles from Crawford County to downtown Columbus, but after a dam near the University was removed, a stretch of that waterway looks more like a construction site. This hour we'll talk about why restoration of rivers can be so slow, and why some work so hard to bring them back to life. Guests