Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers 5k participants found enthusiasm and excitement in their veins on Sunday morning in spite of overcast skies and early-morning drizzle.
USA Race Timing and Management prepared the course early under miserable conditions, but the rain let up in time for the official start at 10:20am.
120 participants gathered at Mr. Ed’s for the pre-race to complete registration and enjoy the camaraderie. The excitement was palpable, especially for Kelly Beauch, who underwent knee surgery and registered for her first 5k in ten years. “It was run a block and sit, and now she’s running again,” exclaimed her husband, Jeff.
Last year’s victor, Patrick Miller (69), and second-place finisher Brian Nichols from Kentucky, also exhibited excitement. Said, Mr. Nichols, “This is one of the best races ever. Why wouldn’t you come?”
Courtney Russel and Nik Pettenski opted to complete the course on bicycles this year. Others made excellent progress as the sun delivered more pleasant conditions. Congratulations to the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers for a successful 9th annual event!.
Perry’s Cave & Family Fun Center, a long-time Put-in-Bay favorite venue where families and friends create lasting memories, opens for the season this Monday, 1 May 2023.
A multitude of pleasant activities are conveniently located on Catawba Avenue, a short jaunt from beloved downtown dining establishments and Miller Boat Line’s Lime Kiln Dock.
Start with a tour of the historical cave, try your hand at gemstone mining, learn about butterflies, conquer the maze, and play a relaxing game of mini-golf at War of 18 Holes. Children and kids-at-heart will enjoy the unique and entertaining adventures.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement regarding her vote on the Congressional Review Act resolution. The resolution disapproves the Biden Administration’s 2-year suspension of critical market-leveling import tariffs on companies that illegally circumvent U.S. trade laws by funneling solar cells and modules manufactured in the People’s Republic of China through four Southeast Asian countries.
Due to heavy government subsidies, forced labor, and cheap coal, solar cells and modules manufactured in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) can be dumped on the U.S. market at artificially low prices. The U.S. imposes tariffs on the import of these products to protect American manufacturers from grossly unfair competition. In December, after a months-long investigation, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced it had preliminarily determined that four companies are circumventing these tariffs by moving solar cells and modules manufactured in the PRC through four Southeast Asian countries. By suspending tariffs on solar cells and modules from Southeast Asia, the Biden Administration has given the PRC a pass to flagrantly flout U.S. trade laws, undercut American manufacturers, and harm American workers.
As Ranking Member of the Energy and Water Subcommittee, Congresswoman Kaptur is a champion for American-made solar and has oversight over funding the Department of Energy. Last week, Congresswoman Kaptur announced that the Department of Energy has awarded $16.1 Million to the Toledo area to spur jobs and solar energy innovation. As part of this award, Toledo Solar will receive $8.8 Million to demonstrate the application of semitransparent cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar panels to windows, addressing a new market for thin-film solar devices, while First Solar will receive $7.3 Million for a project that will develop a tandem module combining CdTe and silicon carbide—a new residential rooftop product that is more efficient than silicon or thin-film modules on the market today.
“I’m honored to lead the fight for a new energy economy in America. Investing in next-generation energy technology brings good-paying jobs and economic growth to Northwest Ohio,” said Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. “The most recent multi-million dollar awards to Toledo Solar and First Solar highlight the federal government’s strong and sustained investment in Ohio workers and Ohio companies that are the lifeblood of our local economy and leading the way in emerging solar technology. The evidence of China’s targeting of our domestic solar industry required a forceful response. Deploying new energy technologies in our country cannot come at the expense of America’s solar industry and the thousands of workers at Ohio’s hometown companies like First Solar and Toledo Solar.”