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Ohio offers discounts for lake plagued by toxic algae

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(AP) Ohio is offering extended discounts starting this spring at Ohio's largest inland lake. The sprawling Grand Lake St. Marys in western Ohio was hit by a toxic algae bloom in 2010 that damaged the region's tourism business while highlighting problems caused by phosphorous runoff from farms. The department's deputy director says the state hopes the discounts encourage people to pick Grand Lake St. Marys State Park as their vacation destination.

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