In August, Toledo residents learned first-hand how important Lake Erie water quality is to their daily lives. That weekend, a toxic algae bloom had polluted the drinking water drawn from Lake Erie. Through immediate, collaborative action from both state and local officials, clean drinking water was restored quickly. Ohio officials have made many strides in recent weeks to ensure the prevention of such an outbreak in the future.
NEWARK, OH –State Representative Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today announced that the State Controlling Board has granted the Ohio EPA a $1.3 million increase in funds to professionally cap and seal a subsurface fire in the Fallsburg Road C&DD Landfill.
In 2002, when I testified before the Transportation Review & Advisory Committee (TRAC) concerning the critical importance of widening Route 161 in western Licking County, my testimony centered around a couple of important themes. At this time a decade ago, 161 was rated an ‘F’ on level of service from the State of Ohio. The 15-mile stretch of two-line highway was a significant and serious safety hazard for motorists traveling this east-west corridor in Licking County. Impatient drivers traveling behind slower-moving vehicles often attempted to pass and created near-miss, head-on collisions and, in many instances, actual accidents.