I too was stunned at the reason given for closing the schools. Wow! Has that school system become so inept at their one assigned task that they knew their students were do dumb that they could not understand the instructions to not drink the water?
And exposure to limited quantities of lead carrying water for a day or two isn't going to cause health issues. It takes a while to build up lead levels in the body.
January 27, 2016 at 8:14 a.m.
Only 7 homes tested for higher lead levels, and a new set of tests showed no high levels. I'm thinking this is way overblown.
January 26, 2016 at 8:20 p.m.
So apparently Bates is the scapegoat in all this, although all he is guilty of is being a shoddy report filer. The water plant is working fine with no lead in the water coming from there. What they can do at the plant is change the pH of the water which would help slow the leaching of lead in those pipes located in homes. But the EPA is giving Sebring until 2017 to figure out how to do that.
I think most people who have a very superficial understanding of the issue believes that the entire water system is tainted with lead, which is false. Closing the school was unnecessary but these days the worry worts are in charge.
January 26, 2016 at 6:09 p.m.
Two summers ago council stated that they planned to concentrate on side streets that year. So roads such as the 500 foot long dead end street next to the Golden Dawn, which only has two houses on it, got paved and much busier roads did not.
December 5, 2015 at 8:06 p.m.
If there were any historic resources in that area YSU would have already torn them down.
December 5, 2015 at 11:25 a.m.
If one dollar an hour is excessive to you, then you must really be a tightwad.
December 2, 2015 at 8:44 a.m.
Yeah don't listen to the public that you supposedly serve! Never do that!
November 13, 2015 at 8:03 a.m.
Yes, water will wash away an embankment today that was perfectly good yesterday. Why are people so ignorant?
November 3, 2015 at 8:05 a.m.
In many cases the owners no longer exist. These buildings aren't owned by slumlords who skip town after making a profit, they were mostly owned by people who have since died off. The tax debt that the land carries keeps the properties from being scooped up and redeveloped, as does the crime caused by those who still live here.
October 20, 2015 at 9:22 p.m.
Isn't the city now trying to come up with the money to seperate the storm sewers from the sanitary sewers? Wouldn't it be a better idea to use any extra sewer revenue toward that purpose instead of for something completely unrelated?
October 20, 2015 at 11:49 a.m.