Columbus to sue landlords on lingering lead-paint hazards

By JoAnne Viviano and Mark Ferenchik, Columbus Dispatch, Columbus city attorneys and public-health officials are preparing dozens of court cases against landlords who haven’t removed hazardous lead paint from their properties despite city orders. Some orders have languished for six years. The officials acknowledge that they haven’t compiled cases as a group like this before, … Continue reading »

Columbus to sue landlords on lingering lead-paint hazards

The Danger of Lead in Ohio

By All Sides Staff WOSU Public Media (PBS affiliate) The next two-year Ohio budget is being proposed with a controversial new amendment that would give sole authority to the Ohio Health Department in overseeing the reduction of lead use. From lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan to 51 houses with known lead hazards in Columbus alone, … Continue reading »

The Danger of Lead in Ohio

Landlords want state to control lead poisoning laws; local approaches have proven more effective

By Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner, Cleveland Plain Dealer Plenty of state laws already take aim at lead poisoning: requiring children in “high risk” areas to be tested for lead, governing how investigators who respond to poisoning cases are trained and mandating that properties be investigated after a child is poisoned, said David Norris of the Kirwan … Continue reading »

Landlords want state to control lead poisoning laws; local approaches have proven more effective

Columbus has most lead-hazard properties in Ohio

By Earl Rinehart The Columbus Dispatch David Norris, a senior researcher at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, said such a law would hamstring Toledo and other communities that want their own lead-related ordinances. He supports a Toledo ordinance that requires rental properties to undergo inspections and to … Continue reading »

Columbus has most lead-hazard properties in Ohio