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Last updated 12:13AM ET
July 17, 2018
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Lake closed by mysterious tennis balls reopens
(WOUB) - A southeast Ohio lake has been reopened to swimmers and boaters after a scare over tennis balls.

The lake at Strouds Run State Park in Athens had been put off limits on Tuesday after someone was seen taking about a half dozen tennis balls out of a bucket and dropping them into the water. A witness told officials the balls appeared to have been injected with something.

A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the balls were recovered and tested. She says nothing of any consequence was detected, so the swimming and boating ban was lifted this morning.

An investigation continues to find the person who put the tennis
balls in the water.

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