- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says the latest round of tests in a northeast Ohio village have found high levels of lead in three of 97 tap water samples voluntarily submitted by homeowners.

The EPA statement says that 795 samples have been submitted by homeowners in the village of Sebring in Mahoning County thus far and that a total of 34 homes have shown lead levels above the federal standard.

Sebring has come under scrutiny in recent weeks after state environmental officials said the operator of the village water plant waited months to notify people about high levels of lead found in some homes because of their pipes.

Recent tests show the village’s water plant is lead free.

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This story has been corrected to show that lead levels above the federal standard have been found in 34 homes in Sebring, Ohio, not 37.

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