ODNR offers tips for Ohio ice fishing Ohio's fishing season continues this winter, though you'll have go below the ice to get at bluegill, saugeye and perch. Two great ice fishing locations can be found in Central Ohio -- Buckeye Lake in Fairfield and Licking counties and Indian Lake in Logan County.

"If it is going to get cold enough to create fishable ice, January and February are the months to bet on," said Ray Petering, a state fisheries biologist and avid ice angler.

For newbies, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has a great packing list, angling tips and safety advice to make your trip to a nearby frozen lake a safe and enjoyable one. For more, click here.

Wild On E-agle The Wilds, a 10,000-acre conservation preserve east of Zanesville, will host an Eagle Survey Day this Saturday, January 12, as part of its wintertime activity series. The event is being hosted in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' annual tally of eagle populations wintering in Central Ohio.

Golden eagles are common at The Wilds during the wintertime, and bald eagles are occasionally sighted.

The survey runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will be guided by Al Parker, the Wilds' conservation educator and birding expert. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Participants bring their own lunch. Coffee and hot chocolate will be provided. For more, click to thewilds.org.

ODNR offers tips for Ohio ice fishing Ohio's fishing season continues this winter, though you'll have go below the ice to get at bluegill, saugeye and perch. Two great ice fishing locations can be found in Central Ohio -- Buckeye Lake in Fairfield and Licking counties and Indian Lake in Logan County.

“If it is going to get cold enough to create fishable ice, January and February are the months to bet on,” said Ray Petering, a state fisheries biologist and avid ice angler.

For newbies, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has a great packing list, angling tips and safety advice to make your trip to a nearby frozen lake a safe and enjoyable one. For more, click here.

Wild On E-agle The Wilds, a 10,000-acre conservation preserve east of Zanesville, will host an Eagle Survey Day this Saturday, January 12, as part of its wintertime activity series. The event is being hosted in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' annual tally of eagle populations wintering in Central Ohio.

Golden eagles are common at The Wilds during the wintertime, and bald eagles are occasionally sighted.

The survey runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will be guided by Al Parker, the Wilds’ conservation educator and birding expert. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Participants bring their own lunch. Coffee and hot chocolate will be provided. For more, click to thewilds.org.

Cat Welfare offers adoption discounts The Cat Welfare Association, a limited-intake cat adoption facility founded in 1945, is touting the strenghts of its new adoption program, which is "designed to increase customer service, create lasting adoption matches and reduce returns of adopted cats to the shelter."

The Meet Your Match Feline-Ality Adoption Program, created by the ASPCA, is offered exclusively in Central Ohio at Cat Welfare Association and helps match owners with pets via a two-part compatibility screening.

Meet Your Match! Adopters can save $10 off the adoption fee of any adult cat through February 14. The shelter is open daily from 11a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is located at 741 Wetmore Rd. For more info, call 614-268-6096 or click to catwelfareohio.com.