Joe Schiavoni is running for Governor of Ohio.
Jim Cannell wrote a particularly scathing review of Giroux's performance, writing "Only strength he has is bull**** people."
Police Chief Ray Harris will fill in temporarily.
Sebring Village Manager Rich Giroux will be off the job for the next week.
Jim Bates was accused of not letting the community know about lead in their water in a timely manner.
The EPA requires cities to map out which parts of their water systems are at risk for containing lead.
All Sebring water customers are eligible to receive free bottled water, unless their residences or businesses have been tested as OK.
The latest round of water testing in the village of Sebring shows no lead levels above the EPA allowable level.
The money will help the village cover the $70,000 spent on testing and bottled water for village homes after dangerously high lead levels were found in several homes.
The village of Sebring is receiving $400,000 in USDA assistance.
House Bill 512, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s mid-biennium review legislation, tightens lead contamination standards.
The Ohio House in Columbus had its first hearing on the bill Tuesday afternoon.
State lawmakers want to make sure alerts about lead in drinking water get out as quick as possible.
A bill that lawmakers say could prevent another Sebring water crisis will be discussed in Columbus Tuesday.
State Rep. Sean J. O’Brien called the EPA water safety bill a “step in the right direction” for the region.
In cooperation with the Mahoning County District Board of Health, Sebring is offering lead risk consultations and blood lead level screenings.
Some lawmakers also want to know why the state EPA did not step in more quickly.
The tests showed that 13 homes have readings above the federal allowable limit for lead.
882 samples have been tested so far.
Sebring Village Council met Monday night to discuss its water issues and to approve the hiring of a temporary water treatment plant operator.
Mahoning County Health Commissioner Pat Sweeney also provided an update on drinking fountains in the Sebring School District.
Republican Congressman Bill Johnson said he holding off on the “finger-pointing.”
Local, state and county officials meet to discuss the Sebring water crisis.
The agency has also opened a criminal investigation against James Bates, Sebring Water Superintendent.
Out of the 176 people who went through the screening, five tested for higher levels of lead in their blood.
What is known about the high levels of lead found in Sebring’s water supply, according to phone calls and documents by the Ohio EPA.
The water in Sebring became more acidic after the new water plant went online.
The clinic, scheduled for Sunday, is for those under six years of age and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
The clinic is for area residents from birth to six years of age, and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Butler is upset with his regional office and is making changes to the agency’s standard operating procedure with hard deadlines.
The Sebring water crisis has made national television news and is now mentioned in network and syndicated programming.
One of the moderators asked Kasich how he would have handled the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Boccieri has accused the EPA of failing to protect the public from elevated lead levels found in the water late last summer.
Sebring Schools missed three days of classes, but were back at it Wednesday.
Guidelines set by the Ohio Department of Health are causing Sebring schools to turn off more drinking fountains.
Environmental regulators told the water superintendent in 2009 that he had been operating in a manner that endangered public health.
Overall, there was a sense of relief on Tuesday at West Branch after EPA test results there showed no cause for concern.
Ohio representatives are in talks with the village of Sebring over lead issues found in water.
Water sample tests were conducted on sites that previously tested above the actionable level of 15 parts per billion.
The Ohio EPA said the employees did not complete proper notification protocol regarding lead found in Sebring water.
In all, 897 samples were tested.
The village manager there says they’re making progress now and hopes all corrections to the system are complete in the coming weeks.
The water system serving Sebring isn’t the only one that failed to notify people about lead-tainted drinking water within set time frames.
Some people may have elevated levels of lead in their water.
All Sebring water customers are eligible to receive free bottled water, unless your residence or business has been tested as having lead-free water.
In all, 44 of 1,015 samples have been above the federal allowable limit.
News broke on Jan. 21 that there were elevated levels of lead in the water of some homes in the Sebring water distribution system.
WKBN has a run-down of the key players you need to know.
Workers at the Sebring water treatment facility are continuing to adjust the PH balance of the water to make sure it is not corrosive.
Boccieri has accused the Ohio EPA of failing to notify Sebring water customers of high lead levels for months.