SEBRING UPDATE | US Rep. Tim Ryan calls for OEPA director's resignation for Sebring water problem

SEBRING — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is calling for the resignation of the state Environmental Protection Agency director for knowing about the high lead levels in Sebring’s water.

In a post on his Facebook page, Ryan of Howland, D-13th, wrote: “State officials knew for months that the water in Sebring contained high levels of lead, and did nothing to protect the men, women and children who rely on them for their safety and well being. I call for the immediate resignation of the Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler. The people of Ohio deserve better.”

In a letter last week to village Manager Richard Giroux, Butler wrote that Sebring could face potential escalating consequences for noncompliance with a stringent set of EPA compliance requirements and deadlines to improve the village’s water-supply system.

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