Ohio Governor Orders Cleanup Of Grand Lake Saint Marys

By Scott Sarvay

July 5, 2010 Updated Nov 12, 2013 at 7:23 AM EDT

OHIO (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Ohio Governor Ted Strickland is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Agriculture Department to help deal with the algae problems on Grand Lake Saint Marys.

Strickland says the algae is having a big impact on lake businesses.

It is suspected that runoff from nearby farms is to blame for the pollution.

State officials say the water is not safe for swimming and skiing.

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