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      Ohio lawmakers to hold forum on Lake Erie algae

      A group of lawmakers is planning to meet in northwest Ohio next week to talk about the algae problems on Lake Erie.

      TOLEDO - A group of lawmakers is planning to meet in northwest Ohio next week to talk about the algae problems on Lake Erie.

      The legislators say the state of emergency brought on over the weekend by toxins in Toledo's water supply shows there should be greater urgency in fighting the algae.

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      Both Republicans and Democrats who make up the Lake Erie Legislative Caucus are planning to attend a meeting about the algae on Aug. 15 at Maumee Bay State Park.

      State Sen. Randy Gardner and Rep. Chris Redfern are co-chairs of the Lake Erie caucus.

      READ: Experts discuss algae blooms at University of Toledo

      On Tuesday, Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins urged residents to conserve water in an effort to put less stress on Toledo's water treatment plant, allowing for time to make sure drinking water is safe.

      (The Associated Press contributed to this article.)