Unhealthy Health Department In Lancaster

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The state says a county health agency in Ohio needs a new building because the current one isn't setting a healthy example.

An employee at the Fairfield County Health Department in Lancaster complained to state officials about black mold, bats and rodents, high radon levels and possible lead exposure at the facility.

Acting county health administrator Larry Hanna says that there's a bit of truth to all of that. But he says addressing some of those issues will be expensive.

The director of the Ohio Department of Health has sent a letter urging county officials to find money for a new building.

County Commissioner Steve Davis says a solution could come next month.