Mayor Nan Whaley at a recent opening for an AIDS health center in Dayton.
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Newly sworn-in Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley was at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Jan. 22-24, and she came back with some insights about what mayors can do to grow jobs and make the most of natural resources.
Cincinnati plans to shut down intake valves along the Ohio River to protect the city's drinking water from a chemical spill in West Virginia.
Mayor John Cranley announced Monday that the valves will be shut down for at least 20 hours beginning tonight. Cranley says that will allow the water to pass the city without any chemicals entering the drinking supply.
The city plans to use a reserve of 60 hours of treated water, built up specially following the West Virginia spill.
The official in charge of protecting Ohio’s streams and lakes has been asked to step down. In a resignation letter sent Monday the head of the Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water thanked employees for acting appropriately despite pressure from the coal industry to grant permits.
Clark County officials have notified 17 residents in the Lawrenceville area that they have until August 23rd to switch to the county's water system or rick having their water supply cut off.
Last June, the county installed a water system in the Lawrenceville area. It cost about $767,000. But 17 residents have not connected to the new system yet, according to Clark County Utility Director Alice Godsey. She says the old water system will be shut down in August and unless residents want to dig a well, they need to be connected to the new system.