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Summit County and the City of Akron are getting more than $10 million in federal funds to test for and remediate lead in nearly 500 hundred homes.

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, September 27:

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, June 5:

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Friday was the deadline for Gov. Mike DeWine to release his two-year budget. He’d already unveiled several proposals, but now more is known about his priorities and how he says he’ll pay fof them. The details are now out in his $69 billion budget, but there are questions about how financially sound the spending plan is.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, March 26:

  • President Trump to visit Richfield Thursday to tout infrastructure plan;
  • Cleveland Police Department investigates stalled sex and child abuse cases;
  • Cleveland will begin to post lead warning signs at contaminated homes;
  • NFL officials scout Canton as possible draft host city;
  • A father and son era of Finance Directors in Barberton comes to an end;

Trump to tout infrastructure plan in Richfield

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The Erie County Health Department says results from a spring testing program are showing elevated lead levels in the blood of far more local children than expected. 

The tests, at the annual Sandusky area Wightman Wieber Kids Festival involved 90 children. Bob England of the health department says while none had lead poisoning, 41 had lead in their systems at five-times background-level, or more.  The likely source?

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Three northeast Ohio counties are among twenty-three locations around the U.S. chosen to be part of a $53-million-dollar, federal lead-paint cleanup program.  Erie, Mahoning and Summit counties will get s$7.5  million over three years.  The money is to help with the decontamination of a total of 305 currently-occupied, old houses. 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  initiative is the latest round of a decades-long national effort to get rid of the toxic paint additive.  

Old Stone Church forum

The issues facing Clevelanders -- from lead exposure to gun control -- were explored from a racial perspective during an open forum over the weekend.

It was the first of five programs at the Old Stone Church on Public Square, where the conversation focused on race in an election year.

One of the participants -- retired Pastor Kristine Eggert with God Before Guns – says her group is circulating a petition to place a measure before voters for home rule for gun laws in Ohio.

Sherrod Brown

After a recent water scare in Sebring, Ohio and crisis in Flint, Mich., U.S. Sen.Sherrod Brown has introduced a bill aimed at addressing notification delays and readiness plans for communities hit with high lead levels in their drinking water supply.

Cleveland Chips Away at its Lead-Paint Problem

Feb 4, 2016
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  Cleveland City Council's Health and Human Services committee held a special meeting today to get an update on fixing the lead paint problem.

For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN's Darrielle Snipes reports leaders says progress is being made.


The interim director of the city's health department, Natoya Walker Minor, says she's had regular meetings with other city agencies and the state health department to develop a strategy for getting lead paint out of area homes.