Buck Creek State Park http://wyso.org en Ohio State Park Tries Crackdown On Feeding Animals http://wyso.org/post/ohio-state-park-tries-crackdown-feeding-animals <p>Officials concerned about the growing population of cats roaming an area state park say they're trying to crack down on people illegally feeding animals or abandoning their pets there.</p><p>The Springfield News-Sun reports officials have stepped up patrols and posted signs warning visitors not to feed animals at Buck Creek State Park.</p><p>The local humane society's director says food left out can attract animals that pose more danger, such as coyotes.</p><p>A park law enforcement official says cutting off the improper food supply will help persuade the animals to move on.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 45715 at http://wyso.org Springfield Reservoir Tested After Harmful Algae Found http://wyso.org/post/springfield-reservoir-tested-after-harmful-algae-found <p>State officials say small amounts of harmful blue-green algae have led to testing and a sign warning swimmers not to swallow the water at a western Ohio reservoir.</p><p>But an Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman says the toxin levels are not enough to issue a public health advisory for Clarence J. Brown Reservoir in Buck Creek State Park.&nbsp; The Dayton Daily News reports the park north of Springfield attracts about 380,000 people annually for boating, swimming, fishing and camping.</p><p>Officials say testing of the reservoir will continue.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 34519 at http://wyso.org