A committee of state lawmakers will travel to western Ohio this week to talk about water quality issues facing Lake Erie and the rest of the state.
The Ohio House Agriculture committee will meet in Van Wert Thursday. High-ranking members in the Legislature and officials within Ohio Governor John Kasich's administration say a top priority this year will be tackling the algae fouling the water in Lake Erie. The committee plans to hear from farmers and researchers at the upcoming hearing. House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger says he wants to work on water quality solutions without singling out anyone.