Ohio Superintendent: Classes Canceled Amid More Water Tests

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SEBRING, Ohio (AP) – A school district is canceling Monday classes as more tests are being done in a northeast Ohio village where elevated levels of lead and copper were found.

Sebring Schools Superintendent Toni Viscounte said in an email Sunday the district will be closed as another round of testing is done for precautionary reasons.

Sebring’s city manager issued an advisory Thursday night that said children and pregnant women shouldn’t drink the village system’s tap water after seven of 20 homes where the water is routinely tested showed levels of lead and copper that exceeded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards.

Sebring is about 60 miles southeast of Cleveland.

A posting on the district’s website earlier Sunday had said the schools’ water was safe and classes would resume Monday. That post has been removed.