UPDATE: FitzGerald Plans Summit on Water Problems

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

UPDATE 8/11/2014 3:25 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cuyahoga County executive and Democratic candidate for governor Ed FitzGerald is convening a summit on Lake Erie water problems.

FitzGerald's office says the Monday afternoon summit in Cleveland will gather policymakers and others in northeast Ohio to "discuss a strategic approach for addressing emergency situations on Lake Erie."

The meeting comes about a week after toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie contaminated Toledo's water supply for days.

FitzGerald, a Democrat who is running against Republic Gov. John Kasich, is coming off a difficult week during which he had to answer questions about why he lacked a permanent driver's license for more than a decade, and why he was in a car in an empty parking lot in 2012 with a woman who isn't his wife.

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A group of Ohio lawmakers is planning to meet just outside Toledo next week to talk about the algae problems on Lake Erie.

The legislators say the state of emergency brought on over the weekend by toxins in Toledo's water supply shows there should be greater urgency in fighting the algae.

Both Republicans and Democrats who make up the Lake Erie Legislative Caucus are planning to attend a meeting about the algae on Aug. 15 at Maumee Bay State Park. That's just outside Toledo.

State Sen. Randy Gardner and Rep. Chris Redfern are co-chairs of the Lake Erie caucus.

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