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October 7, 2012
From staff and wire reports , The Herald-Star

Shots fired during vehicle break-in

STEUBENVILLE - City Police reported about five shots were fired during an investigation into a vehicle break-in Saturday morning in the 700 block of North Fifth Street.

Police received a call around 6:27 a.m. Saturday about a vehicle break-in with the person still inside the vehicle. An officer reported seeing the person get out of the vehicle, and then the officer heard about five gunshots. The officer lost sight of the person.

Officers unsuccessfully searched the area for the person. Police also reported not finding any shell casings.

No easy solutions to Ohio lake algae

COLUMBUS - A group of international algae experts say there are no quick or easy solutions to clear algae from Lake Erie and Grand Lake St. Marys in Ohio.

In the case of Grand Lake St. Marys, it could even take decades.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that experts spoke about the algae problem in Ohio's lakes at the EcoSummit 2012 conference this week in Columbus.

Harry Gibbons of, Seattle-based Tetra Tech lumped Grand Lake St. Marys in with other lakes around the world that suffer from summertime blooms of toxic blue-green algae.

The algae are common in most lakes but grow thick feeding on phosphorus from manure, fertilizers and sewage that rains wash into nearby streams.

From staff and wire reports

 
 

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