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Last year, nearly 1.6 million Ohioans lived in poverty. And a new study is connecting poverty with health, showing where you live in Ohio has a lot to do with how healthy you are. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles has more.

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CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY

A Cleveland partnership is wrapping up its lead testing of students in the city’s schools for this year. 

Mound Elementary School Nurse Angelique King reassures kindergartener Darrel as she pricks his finger and begins to collect in a small vile the drops of blood that gather on his skin.

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CITY OF AKRON

The Ohio EPA is expecting maps of the lead pipes in the state’s water systems by tomorrow as part of an overhaul of how Ohio handles lead in drinking water, but only about half of the systems have complied so far.

Lead-line map
CITY OF AKRON

Akron has published an interactive map showing where its remaining lead pipes are. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports that the city created the map with the help of records going back more than half a century.

The map shows blue dots – some clustered, most scattered – throughout the city. Together, they account for 5 percent of the lines that connect water mains to individual homes and businesses.

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KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is calling for quick passage of legislation to help schools and daycares pay for lead testing in their water systems.  Brown spoke today in Cleveland where high levels of lead were recently found in 60 of the city’s older public school buildings.        

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