October 31, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Mini Grant to City in Mahoning County
Ohio EPA has awarded a $5,000 Environmental Education mini grant to the City of Lowellville to fund a “Mahoning River on Display” project. Nine projects throughout the state were funded for $36,589.

October 31, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $4,982 Environmental Education Mini Grant to Program for Holmes, Stark and Wayne Counties
Ohio EPA has awarded a $4,982 environmental education mini grant to the Wilderness Center to fund a Sugar Creek Watershed Environmental Education project. Nine projects throughout the state were funded for $36,589.

October 30, 2014
Norwalk among First Recipients of State Grants to Purchase Cyanobacteria Testing Equipment for Drinking Water Plant
Ohio EPA has awarded Norwalk one of the first grants to purchase testing equipment to monitor the city’s drinking water supply for cyanobacteria. Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler was in Norwalk today to award the grant and discuss how the state and communities are cooperating to protect local water supplies.

October 30, 2014
Huron among First Recipients of State Grants to Purchase Cyanobacteria Monitoring Equipment for Drinking Water Plant
Ohio EPA has awarded Huron one of the first grants to purchase testing equipment to monitor the city’s drinking water supply for cyanobacteria. Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler was in Huron today to award the grant and discuss how the state and communities are cooperating to protect local water supplies.

October 30, 2014
Avon Lake Among First Recipients of State Grants to Purchase Cyanobacteria Monitoring Equipment for Drinking Water Plants
Ohio EPA has awarded Avon Lake one of the first grants to purchase testing equipment to monitor the city’s drinking water supply for cyanobacteria. Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler was in Avon Lake today to award the grant and discuss how the state and communities are cooperating to protect local water supplies.

October 28, 2014
Ohio EPA Accepting Applications for Recycling And Litter Prevention Grants
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for various recycling and litter prevention grants and will host an informational meeting on the 2015 grant application process on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

October 21, 2014
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Odor Concerns
Ohio EPA has scheduled an Oct. 28, 2014, community meeting to update residents on efforts to identify and eliminate nuisance odors originating from Detrex Corporation located at 1100 State Road in Ashtabula Township. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Blue and Gold Room at Kent State University Ashtabula Campus, 3300 Lake Road West, Ashtabula.

October 21, 2014
Students Feed Learning Skills While Considering How to Feed Future Cities
This fall, middle school students from across the nation are being challenged to think about how to produce enough food for the planet’s growing population in the 2014/2015 DiscoverE Future City Competition. Ohio students and professional mentors are asked to participate.

October 14, 2014
Ohio EPA Hosting Meeting about Middletown Energy Center Permit
Ohio EPA has issued a draft air permit for the construction of Middletown Energy Center. Ohio EPA and the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency will hold a public information session and hearing on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, to explain the draft permit and accept public comments. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Middletown City Council Chambers, One Donham Plaza, Middletown.

October 14, 2014
Ohio EPA Seeks Public’s Help to Nab Nature Preserve Dumper
Eleven containers containing paint, sealer and oil wastes were dumped beside Irwin Prairie State Nature Preserve in Lucas County in late September. Ohio EPA is seeking assistance from anyone who may have seen activity at the dump site or know the person or people who dumped the material.

October 10, 2014
Dr. R. Peter Richards and City of Lorain Receive Ohio Lake Erie Awards
Dr. R. Peter Richards and the city of Lorain are the recipients of the 2014 Ohio Lake Erie Awards presented by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC). OLEC honors one person and one organization each year that have worked to protect and restore Lake Erie and its watershed. Since 1995, 19 individuals and organizations have been recognized for their stewardship.

October 7, 2014
Four Photographs Chosen as Overall Judges’ Favorites In 2014 ‘Life on Lake Erie’ Photo Contest
Four diverse photographs won the judges’ compliments as the overall favorites in the 2014 Life on Lake Erie photo contest. Each photographer was recognized, along with seven other winning photos, by the members of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission at their Sept. 25 meeting at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor. This year’s photo contest winners are from all along the Lake Erie shoreline from Toledo to Conneaut and as far south as Vandalia. The winning photos can be found on OLEC’s website, www.lakeerie.ohio.gov.

October 6, 2014
Ohio EPA to Accept Public Comments Regarding Draft Air Permit for Proposed Plains Marketing LP - Toronto Terminal
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2014, regarding a draft air permit for the proposed Plains Marketing LP – Toronto Terminal, to be located on State Road 7F. The information session and hearing will take place in the Toronto Mayor’s Office, 416 Clark St., Toronto.

October 2, 2014
Environmental Defense Fund Report Identifies Ohio as Leader in Reducing Air Emissions and Creating Jobs
"The oil and gas industry is growing every day in our state, creating thousands of jobs for Ohioans," Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler said. "This report illustrates Ohio is at the forefront nationally, creating jobs and protecting the environment while reducing emissions from this new industry."

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