Akron to Improve Sewage System, Receives Funding from Ohio EPA

Akron will construct a 6.5 million gallon wet weather overflow basin to add to the city’s wastewater treatment system. The project will help bring Akron into compliance and improve water quality in the Little Cuyahoga River. The improvements are being funded with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects to Benefit the Watershed

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded three grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at the commission’s June meeting at Heidelberg University in Tiffin. The fund was established to help finance research and projects aimed at protecting, preserving and restoring Lake Erie and its watershed.

Congressman Latta Applauds Senate Support of H.R. 212

Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of H.R. 212, The Drinking Water Protection Act, legislation he first introduced in response to the water emergency in Toledo last August.

Brown and Portman’s Bill to Address Algae in Drinking Water Headed to The President’s...

The U.S. Senate passed legislation introduced by U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to protect Ohio’s drinking water. The Drinking Water Protection Act will direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and report to Congress a strategic Algal Toxin Risk Assessment and Management Plan within 90 days. The Plan will evaluate the risk to human health from drinking water provided by public water systems contaminated with algal toxins and recommend feasible treatment options, including procedures and source water protection practices

Stark County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program

Alliance Community Hospital and the Stark Development Board have received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former Alliance Community Hospital Property in Stark County.

On the One Year Anniversary of Toledo Water Crisis, Portman Urges Senate to Pass...

On the one year anniversary of the Toledo water crisis, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) went to the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to drop their objections and pass his Drinking Water Protection Act. This legislation, which Portman authored with Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), will direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and report to Congress a strategic Algal Toxin Risk Assessment and Management Plan within 90 days.


U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) today issued the following statement: I’ve long been interested in seeing communities turn the corner from down-and-out neighborhoods to areas thriving with redevelopment and opportunity. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), which I’ve championed, helps support families who are looking for safe, quality, and affordable places to live

Boehner on President Obama’s National Energy Tax

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to final EPA rules that will impose a national energy tax on American families and job creators.

With Growing Threat Of Harmful Algal Blooms, Brown Urges Agriculture Secretary To Take Immediate...

With another large algal bloom in Lake Erie developing this summer, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), along with U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN), members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today called on Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to develop a comprehensive strategy to help communities improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB)

Congressman Latta Statement On Senator Portman’s Efforts To Pass Drinking Water Protection Act Through...

Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) issued the following statement in support of Senator Rob Portman’s efforts to bring H.R. 212, The Drinking Water Protection Act, for a vote on the U.S. Senate floor. Rep. Latta introduce H.R. 212 earlier this year in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the legislation passed with overwhelming support.


Today a bipartisan and bicameral coalition of congressional leaders announced that they will work together to develop new solutions to provide access to capital and new private sector investment in distressed communities all across the country. Led by Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) in the Senate and Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Ron Kind (D-WI) in the House, this group will work together to produce legislation in the fall.

Ohio EPA Approves Second of Two Decisions for Piketon Cleanup; U.S. Department of Energy...

Ohio EPA has approved a second Record of Decision (ROD) for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The document will allow the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to begin decontamination and decommissioning of buildings and structures at the site


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.