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Ohio Beaches Still Among Nation's Worst

The Natural Resources Defense Council's annual water-quality report ranks the 61 public beaches along Lake Erie in Ohio as the worst in the nation last year. The environmental watchdog group's report says 21-percent of water tests showed unhealthy levels of E-coli bacteria, down from 22 percent in 2011. The bacteria is caused by rain washing sewage into rivers and streams.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.