The state is setting up a monitoring system at the polluted Grand Lake St. Marys that officials say will help battle the algae that's fouling the water. Four water monitoring stations have been set up at the lake between Dayton and Toledo.
It's the state's largest inland lake and it has been plagued by algae in recent years, prompting warnings against swimming and boating last summer.
In June, the state began spraying the lake with about 3 million gallons of alum in hopes the chemical can neutralize phosphorous in the water that feeds the blue-green algae.
As part of its Workforce Development program, Sinclair Community College will run its first Unmanned Aerial Systems training class this week.
Sinclair says the purpose of the training program is to introduce students to the "basic aspects of UAS operations" focusing on ground training, global information and systems integration, among other things.
The course will be taught by experts from Sinclair and its UAS training partners, including the University of Dayton, the Center for UAV Exploitation, Woolpert design firm, and Co-Operative Engineering Services Inc. (CESI).
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