Toxic algae’s return a blow to businesses

CELINA, Ohio — This time three years ago, Bill Goodwin’s Kozy Kampground drew a sizable waiting list of tourists seeking fishing, boating and camping on Grand Lake St. Marys.

Yesterday, he had 70 vacant lots and faced mounting financial pressure as the
state park heads into what looks like another summer of toxic algae.

On Thursday, less than two weeks before what has in years past been a busy
Memorial Day weekend, state officials posted warning signs on the lake’s beaches telling visitors to avoid swimming, wading or drinking the lake’s water.

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