Recently the Lorain County Ironmen joined the Great Lakes league, after leaving the prospect. As per Wikipedia (I know not a great source) another team Norther Ohio Baseball will be joining for 2015.
And some other resources mention Norther Ohio as well:
quote:The Great Lakes League has 10 teams in Ohio, one in Michigan and one in Kentucky, and the ones closest to each other sometimes develop local rivalries, DeSana said. At least five teams will be within 110 miles of the Lorain County Ironmen; two more new addition teams will be announced soon, with at least one in northern Ohio, DeSana said.
It looks like there may also be a whole new division. In 2014 a new league in michigan started called the Michigan Collegiate Baseball League. In several articles including ththis one:
It mentions that this new league is affiliated with the Great Lakes League with the goal of becoming a northern division.
quote:The Michigan league will be affiliated with the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League, which has operated in Ohio and Kentucky for the past 27 years. The Great Lakes League is sanctioned by the NCAA and receives funding from Major League Baseball.
The short-term vision of the league is to become a “Michigan” or “Northern” division of the Great Lakes League as early as 2015.
the membership of the great lakes has ebbed and flowed over the years. The biggest hit was when several team left to form the short lived Erie Shores Collegiate league.
It is nice to see them in a growth phase again.