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Scientists are testing sewage in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and other Ohio cities as a way to get advance warning of COVID-19 hotspots.  

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An Ohio appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by the state against a natural gas pipeline company over environmental violations. 

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A federal judge in Toledo is allowing a lawsuit by an environmental group pushing for mandatory regulations to prevent toxic algae blooms on Lake Erie to proceed.  

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Columbus City Schools are purchasing 40 new buses - and getting a 2 million dollar rebate  in the form of a matching grant from the Ohio EPA's Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund.  

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A Stark County judge this week dismissed a lawsuit Ohio filed against the developers of the 4.2 billion dollar Rover natural gas pipeline that stretches from West Virginia to Michigan. 

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Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit pushing for more action to prevent toxic algae blooms in the western Lake Erie basin each summer.  

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Ohio Governor-elect Mike DeWine has appointed a veteran lawmaker to oversee the state's public colleges and universities among other new picks for his Cabinet as he prepares to take office next week. 

The Ohio EPA is seeking from the federal government a new air quality designation for central Ohio that the American Lung Association has consistently rated as poor.  

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A parcel of vacant land in Olde Towne East is being transformed into a new apartment and retail complex. 

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Farmers are criticizing Ohio Governor John Kasich’s executive order to implement tougher regulations on farm fertilizer runoff.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers are forecasting a smaller algae bloom in the western Lake Erie basin this summer than last. 

A new Ohio EPA report finds the phosphorous and nitrogen feeding Lake Erie's toxic algae blooms have not clearly decreased over the past five years, despite recent voluntary efforts to reduce agriculture runoff and other sources.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection said this week that for the first time it's declaring western Lake Erie impaired by toxic algae that has fouled drinking water in recent years. 

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The Ohio EPA this week is planning to issue new notices of violations against Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the Rover natural gas pipeline.

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East Cleveland fire officials are still putting out hot spots from a weekend fire at a landfill.

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Officials say air quality tests conducted at the former Arco Recycling facility in East Cleveland that caught fire early Saturday show no health concerns for nearby residents.

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The Ohio EPA has more than doubled the fines against a company building a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Michigan.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is ordering the company building the Rover natural gas pipeline to come up with a plan to clean up its spills from fracking and get rid of diesel-soaked mud.

The Ohio Environmental Protection agency has sued the estate of a manufacturing plant's property owner to recoup costs for overseeing the cleanup of a Clark County village's water supply when it was contaminated more than 20 years ago.

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Environmental regulators who pledged to drastically cut what's feeding the toxic algae in Lake Erie will consolidate state oversight of the work to help make sure money is well spent and research isn't overlapping.

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Ohio's environmental watchdog agency has increased the proposed penalty for the builder of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline after tests found diesel fuel in drilling mud spilled into a wetland.

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The Ohio EPA has ordered the company building the Rover natural gas pipeline to pay 431 thousand dollars in fines for water and air pollution violations.

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Ohio environmental regulators have won another court ruling in a long-running dispute over dredging Cleveland's harbor.

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President Trump's federal budget proposal includes a 31 percent cut to  the U.S. EPA.

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The Ohio EPA says nearly all of the state's public drinking water systems have turned in maps showing the locations of lead pipes.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says half of the state's public drinking water systems are in danger of missing a deadline requiring them to map out their lead pipes. 

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Democratic State Representative John Boccieri is calling for better support for local communities dealing with lead contamination in their water supplies.

A former Ohio Environmental Protection Agency supervisor who appealed her firing over the handling of lead in the village of Sebring's drinking water has been rehired in a new job with the agency.

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State lawmakers are considering leglislation consolidating oversight of efforts to battle toxic algae in Lake Erie.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has ordered the creation of a hotline for oil-and-gas emergencies, and authorized two state departments to start setting it up.

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