Lawmakers seek to protect drinking water

Good luck to state Reps. David Leland and Michael Stinziano, who have introduced a bill to restore municipal control of the buffer zones around public water sources such as reservoirs. The shores of municipal water supplies are municipal property, and…

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How state lawmakers put city water systems at risk

State Reps. David Leland and Michael Stinziano, both Columbus Democrats, would end what amounts to a special exemption for homeowners who live next to municipally owned buffer zones surrounding water reservoirs. This past week, two state representatives started to shine…

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Ohio lawmakers push to restore buffer zones around reservoirs

Democratic Representative David Leland of Columbus says landowners believe this makes the area look nicer. Legislature approved a measure earlier this year allowing property owners to maintain publicly owned buffer strips around drinking water supplies Some lawmakers believe Ohio’s water…

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Projects promote sustainability

From pulling weeds and prickly thistles to digging a rain garden, Green Apple Day of Service was all about connecting children with the natural world and improving "green" aspects at local schools. Worthington Estates Elementary School, along with Violet Elementary School in Pickerington, held…

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Troubled waters: Cities right to sue

  State law endangers their ability to prevent tainted reservoirs As five Ohio cities sue to overturn a hastily passed state law that threatens the safety of drinking water for millions, the legislature should fix its mistake rather than risk…

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