- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) - State environmental officials say recent water samples from homes in a northeast Ohio village have tested below the federally allowable level for lead.

The operators of a small water system serving the village of Sebring in Mahoning County came under fire by the state for not notifying the public for months that unsafe levels of lead had been found in some homes last summer.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that 54 samples collected from 53 homes in the village whose residents requested testing all showed lead levels in the federally acceptable range. The samples have been collected since Jan. 21.

State officials are still working with the village to adjust its water system chemistry to keep lead from leaching into the water from residential piping.

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