July 21, 2015
Company, Owner Sentenced in Asbestos Dumping Case
Donzell Moore of Toledo was sentenced today in Lucas County Court of Common Pleas after pleading guilty in June to two charges related to asbestos removal and disposal during demolition of the former Champion Spark Plug facility on Upton Avenue in Toledo.

July 17, 2015
Rossford Pump Station Set for Replacement; Project Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will replace the Colony Road pump station with a gravity sewer in the city of Rossford. The project will eliminate sanitary sewer overflows from the pump station into Grassy Creek, which is a Maumee River tributary.

July 17, 2015
Oregon Continuing Sewer Improvements; City Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The City of Oregon is continuing its sanitary sewer rehabilitation initiative to reduce infiltration and inflow of storm water into the sanitary sewers. This year, the city is beginning phase three of the project, which is eliminating sewer overflows that pose risks to public health from exposure to untreated sewage.

July 15, 2015
Northwestern Water, Sewer District to Improve Sewers with Ohio EPA Funds
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will address corrosion-related damage to sewers in subdivisions near Perrysburg and Rudolph. These and other storm water infiltration and inflow correction projects will eliminate most basement sewage backups and reduce peak storm flows that contribute to combined sewer overflows in the downstream wastewater treatment systems, alleviating a potential health hazard and improving local water quality.

July 15, 2015
Crestline Reducing Sewer Overflows; City Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The City of Crestline will reduce the frequency and volume of two sewer overflows in the city’s previously combined storm and sanitary sewer system. The improvements will alleviate a potential public health hazard and improve water quality in Westerly Creek.

July 15, 2015
Defiance to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds
Defiance is developing a revised and updated long-term control plan to address combined sewer overflows throughout the city’s sewer system, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

July 1, 2015
Ohio EPA Recognizes Eight Organizations with Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA has awarded eight environmentally innovative organizations with this year’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Silver Awards. The E3 program recognizes organizations committed to environmental excellence.

June 17, 2015
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold June Meeting at Heidelberg University Campus Center in Tiffin
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Heidelberg University Campus Center, Room 120, 44 Greenfield St., Tiffin.

June 8, 2015
Sandusky Property Cleaned Up under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
The City of Sandusky and a development company have received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for the former Apex Manufacturing facility located at 1643 First Street, Sandusky.

June 8, 2015
Study of Maumee River Tributaries Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of select Maumee River basin tributaries in Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Paulding, Putnam and Wood counties. The Maumee River basin is one of the largest watersheds in Ohio, with dozens of smaller streams draining thousands of square miles of land in northwest Ohio.

June 5, 2015
Study of St. Marys River Watershed Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of the St. Marys River watershed in Auglaize, Mercer, Shelby and Van Wert counties. The St. Marys River combines with the St. Joseph River to form the Maumee River in Fort Wayne, Ind.

June 4, 2015
Ohio Environmental Education Fund Grant-Writing Workshop Scheduled in Erie County
How do you find funding for your environmental education project or program? And once you find it, how do you write a winning grant proposal?

May 6, 2015
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to OSU’s Stone Laboratory
The Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory this year will analyze and provide data to researchers studying cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Erie. Weekly water samples will be collected by students and charter boat captains to share information about algae biomass, microcystin, nutrient runoff and other water quality parameters. An Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund grant is helping fund the program.

April 22, 2015
Toledo to Improve Drinking Water System with Ohio EPA Funds
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler observed Earth Day in Toledo today, joining Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson to announce upgrades at the city’s drinking water treatment plant designed to improve the ability to remove harmful algal blooms (HABs).

April 6, 2015
Ohio EPA Awards Clean Diesel School Bus Grants to School Districts in Marion, Seneca Counties
New Ohio EPA grants to school districts in Marion and Seneca counties will help reduce air pollution emissions from 58 school buses by more than half a ton every year. A total of $58,478.80 was awarded to reduce children’s exposure to the harmful pollutants in diesel exhaust.