from The Wapakoneta Daily News:
With a dozen lakes undergoing weekly testing for algal toxins across the state, an Ohio EPA spokesperson says news of Grand Lake St. Marys and its problems helped increase awareness around the state regarding the issue.
“It’s not only increased our workload, but ODNR (Ohio Department of Natural Resources) because their staff are taking the samples at the various state parks and the Department of Health are involved,” Ohio EPA spokesperson Dina Pierce said Friday. “All the publicity from Grand Lake St. Marys last year and early summer this year, I think, did a lot to raise awareness. We’ve gotten some additional reports to check into because of that.”