average JoeOhio Tour cont: We went north to Vermilion, Ohio, on Lake Erie. I gave a talk at St. Mary’s Church, then we did a whistle stop event in the downtown area at noon. Afterward I interviewed Mayor Jean Anderson. She is a year and a half into her first term, and quite a dynamo. Her administration has helped pave the way for a new company, Cleveland Quarries, to locate in Vermilion — providing 73 new jobs. She also told me about a new Youth Center that is designed as an after school place for physical recreation, tutoring and just a “safe environment to hang out in.” Among a number of other projects, Ms. Anderson said her administration is working to make Vermilion a commuter rail stop to Cleveland. In the context of strategies to reduce global warming, this is something our administration would push for as well, nationwide… We then headed west to Sandusky, Ohio, where I was interviewed by a reporter from the Sandusky Register newspaper. I said we’re spending billions to go to Mars to see about water, and so on — while meanwhile Lake Erie is still quite polluted. What’s up with that… And as if to underscore this, we camped at East Harbor State Park that night. And a sign at the beach said “No Swimming” because the bacteria count was extremely high in the lake.