Sebring official: Water plant not in violation for lead, copper

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SEBRING, Ohio-- Officials in a Mahoning County village continue to work with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency after contaminants were found in the water supply.

The EPA said the Sebring water plant is not in violation for lead or copper, according to Village Solictor Theresa Tolson in a news release on Monday.

"At this time Village officials would be irresponsible to issue further press releases until circumstances are fully understood surrounding the issue.  Village officials are complying with all requests from the OEPA and awaiting further information and instruction," Tolson said.

High levels of copper and lead were found during routine water tests.

Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler said officials are taking steps to revoke the license for the Sebring plant operator. The EPA, which is calling for a criminal investigation, said he falsified reports.

The Sebring Local School District canceled classes on Friday and Monday as a precaution.

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