Bradner Installing New Wells, Improving Drinking Water Treatment; Receives Funding from Ohio EPA

The Village of Bradner is making major improvements to its drinking water system. The project, funded with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA, will increase the supply of well water and improve the water treatment process.

North Fairfield Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Evaluate Village Water System

North Fairfield will evaluate the village’s raw water supply and current drinking water treatment process to develop recommendations for improvements. The existing water plant has reached the end of its life expectancy. The project is financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

Cleves Replacing Water Lines with Funding from Ohio EPA

The Village of Cleves will replace two water lines to improve service in the Jackson Street/Hooven Road and East State Road areas. The project is being financed with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.


U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) today announced the U.S. Department of Justice has selected The Mansfield Division of Police to receive a Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Program grant. “While the grant is good news for the Mansfield Division of Police, all Mansfield residents will benefit,” said Congressman Tiberi. “New officers will help the department meet their goals of preserving life, protecting property, and reducing crime within the community.”

Seneca County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems

Homeowners in Seneca County can repair or replace their septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. The Agency awarded a $180,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.<

With Cooler Weather Approaching, Sen. Brown Outlines New Legislation to Improve Programs for Homeless...

With cooler temperatures approaching, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, outlined legislation to improve programs for homeless veterans and their families. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, about 12 percent of the adult homeless population is comprised of veterans.

Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on DOE Ending Piketon Uranium Enrichment Project Contract

Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement in response to the United States Department of Energy’s announcement to end Piketon uranium enrichment project’s contrac

Congressman Tim Ryan Urges General Electric to Reconsider Ohio For National Headquarters

Congressman Tim Ryan today urged Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric to reconsider Cincinnati and the state of Ohio for its corporate headquarters. Congressman Ryan sent the following letter after reports arose over the weekend that General Electric decided not to move its headquarters to Cincinnati due to the opposition of the Export-Import Bank by. Governor Kasich and Republican members of Ohio’s congressional delegation

Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $119,000 to Address Homeless Youth Needs in Tallmadge, Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan announces $119,552 for Shelter Care, Inc. in Tallmadge, Ohio. This grant will fund the Street Outreach Services program, which addresses the needs of runaway, homeless and street youth by providing outreach services to help young people leave the streets and transition to a safe living arrangement.

Potential for Blue-Green Algae in Ohio River

The State of Ohio has been working with the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), Kentucky and West Virginia to respond to reports of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) on the Ohio River

Miamisburg Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Water Plant Project

The City of Miamisburg is improving its drinking water softening process. Design of the project is being funded with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. When complete, the project will improve both public health and surface water quality by lowering the high amount of sodium in the drinking water and significantly reducing the amount of sodium discharged to the Great Miami River from the water treatment plant.

Shelby Planning Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements, Receives Funding from Ohio EPA

Shelby is planning essential improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment plant that will increase capacity and reduce sewage bypasses during wet weather. The city is funding the design phase of the project with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

Lucas County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems

Homeowners in Lucas County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $300,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

Celina Building Water Tower with Funding from Ohio EPA

The City of Celina will build a new water tower to replace an aging tank and increase potable water storage for the community. The project is being financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA. The city is building a one-million gallon elevated water tower in the industrial park and demolishing an existing elevated storage tank that is deteriorated due to age.

Franklin County to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients with Ohio EPA Funds

Franklin County will begin design work – the pre-construction phase – this year in an upgrade of the Darbydale wastewater treatment plant to reduce nutrient discharges and improve water quality in Big Darby Creek, thanks to a zero-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

Columbus to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA

Columbus is eliminating incineration and increasing the beneficial reuse of biosolids at its Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant. With low-interest financing from Ohio EPA, the city will construct additional storage and handling facilities to manage all of the sludge generated through the wastewater treatment process and eliminate the need for incineration as one of the disposal options.

Ohio EPA Announces New Senior Staff Appointments to Focus on Lake Erie

Karl Gebhardt, currently Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water (DSW) chief and deputy director for water resources, will focus his efforts solely on being the deputy director for water resources to complete two main tasks. One is to implement the binational agreement Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor recently signed with Michigan and Ontario to reduce nutrient levels going into Lake Erie by 40 percent. The other is coming up with a strategic plan on managing our dredge material to comply with the state’s recent commitment to not dispose of dredge material in Lake Erie.

Akron Takes on Two Projects to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds

The city of Akron will increase sewer capacity and construct a basin to capture sewer overflows while improving water quality Mud Run and the Little Cuyahoga River, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

Rep. Kaptur Heralds $5,000,000 For W. Lake Erie Water Quality

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) heralded news today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest an additional $5,000,000 across Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to improve water quality in Lake Erie’s western basin.

Brown Applauds More Than $1.2 Million in Federal Resources for Ohio Conservation and Outdoor...

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today applauded news that Ohio has been awarded $1,260,095 in new federal resources by the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to promote conservation and outdoor recreation. Of the funds, $1,236,596 comes from the regular Fiscal Year 2014 apportionment awarded to the states and $23,499 is a supplemental apportionment as a result of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA).


Central Ohio Housing Report – December 2018

While the 2017 housing market was marked by renewed optimism fueled by stock market strength, higher wages and a competitive environment for home sales, 2018 maintained the competitive housing market amid less than stellar stock market performance and rising interest rates while housing affordability dipped to a ten-year low.