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Ohio tourism board touts Sandusky trial on Twitter

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Part of the Cleveland lakefront, including, from left, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland Browns Stadium, and the Good Time III excursion ship, are seen on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Tourism boosters hoping to maximize $2 billion in new attractions, including Ohios first casino, and existing attractions, like these, kicked off a five-year campaign Tuesday to spruce up Cleveland and make it more visitor-friendly. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Part of the Cleveland lakefront, including, from left, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland Browns Stadium, and the Good Time III excursion ship, are seen on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Tourism boosters hoping to maximize $2 billion in new attractions, including Ohio's first casino, and existing attractions, like these, kicked off a five-year campaign Tuesday to spruce up Cleveland and make it more visitor-friendly. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) (AP Photo)

An Ohio tourism board tweet meant to promote a Father's Day deal in the Lake Erie town of Sandusky instead directed followers to news about the sex abuse trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

The tweet was sent out this week by the Lake Erie Shores & Islands tourism office. It included the hash tag "Sandusky".

Hash tags are created by Twitter users to help others find tweets on specific topics.

Anyone who clicked on the "Sandusky" hash tag got the latest updates from the Pennsylvania trial, not the town known for its waterfront location and the Cedar Point amusement park.

Tourism office director Joan Van Offeren says they won't be using the Sandusky hash tag again until well after the trial ends.

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