Ohio Schools Closed Over Lead-Tainted Water will Resume Classes

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Schools in Sebring, OH are slated to reopen after shutting down for three days over the lead-tainted water found in the rural northeastern region. Classes in the Sebring school district near Youngstown are expected to resume on Wednesday.

Residents in the Youngstown and two other communities were informed last week that high levels of lead had been found last summer in the drinking water.

Ohio’s environmental regulators say residents should have been told no later than November about the elevated lead levels.

Recent tests at the school found that two drinking fountains at separate schools had lead levels that were exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency limits.

School officials say the have shut off those drinking fountains and that students are allowed to bring their own water and hand sanitizer to classes.