Ohio Division of Wildlife Kasich's Top Conservation Advisor Resigns, Criticizes ODNR By Associated Press & Jim Letizia • Jun 26, 2017 Athens Messenger A top conservation adviser to Ohio Governor John Kasich has resigned and has written a letter criticizing the state's natural resources agency. Still No Answers In Search For Cause Of Mussel Die-Off In Big Darby Creek By Associated Press • May 3, 2017 jimmccormac.blogspot.com The cause of the large die-off of mussels in Big Darby Creek that started last fall has still not been found by state and federal environmental organizations. Former State Wildlife Director Found Dead In His Home By Jim Letizia • Apr 29, 2016 examiner.com Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies say a former Ohio Division of Wildlife director appears to have died of natural causes on Wednesday. Thousands Of Fish Killed By Chemicals Spilled Into Raccoon Creek Following Tanker Crash By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Nov 19, 2015 Newark Advocate Ohio Division of Wildlife officials say nearly 64 hundred fish were killed when a tractor-trailer carrying hazardous materials crashed through a bridge guardrail on Cherry Valley Road and into Raccoon Creek in Newark on November 3. Bat Population Struggles To Survive White Nose Syndrome By Ohio Public Radio • Jun 23, 2015 Across the Midwest and eastern U.S., an estimated 6 million bats have died from White Nose Syndrome, which first appeared nine years ago. Peregrine Falcon Chicks Hatch Atop Downtown Columbus Building By Jim Letizia • May 1, 2015 Ohio Division of Wildlife The Ohio Division of Wildlife says three peregrine falcon chicks hatched this week in a nest on the 41st floor of the Rhodes State Office Tower in downtown Columbus. Turkey Manure Suspected Cause Of River Fish Kill By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Aug 7, 2014 Ohio Division of Wildlife officials are trying to determine if turkey manure running in the Little Ottawa River in Lima is responsible for killing more than 5 thousand fish last weekend. State Seeks Public Input On Hunting Proposals By Mike Foley & Associated Press • Feb 24, 2014 State officials are seeking public comment on hunting, trapping and fishing regulations proposed for 2014 through 2015. Officials Probing Deaths of Local Birds By Jim Letizia • Feb 4, 2014 Test results are pending on 22 ducks and geese found dead last week at the pond of a northwest Columbus housing complex. Fish Kill Blamed On Cold Weather By Jim Letizia • Jan 16, 2014 A deep freeze is being blamed for a fish kill on the Olentangy River. Trial Of Wild Deerkeeper Delayed By Jim Letizia • Aug 22, 2013 The trial for a Knox County woman charged with keeping wild deer on her property has been moved from next week to November. Woman Wants To Keep Deer She Nursed Back To Health By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Aug 13, 2013 A Mount Vernon woman says she is fighting to keep two deer she's nursed back to health. She says the state wants to kill them. State Panel Rejects Deer Season Change By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • May 16, 2013 The Ohio Wildlife Council has rejected a proposed change to deer-hunting season.