Ladies and gentlemen, news of a new Ohio state record yellow perch being caught from off the pier at the HTP Marina in Fairport Harbor is a wee bit premature.
The verification and approval process is not some functional formality, either. Rather, it is the keystone that supports the entire record fish-keeping structure.
Jeff is the retired News-Herald reporter who covered the earth sciences, the area's three county park systems and the outdoors for the newspaper. Jeff is the recipient of more than 125 state, regional and national journalism awards. He also is a columnist and features writer for the Ohio Outdoor News, which is published every other week and details the outdoors happenings in the state.