State Rep. Jon Cross will host a press conference on Friday to announce new legislation that increases penalties and fines for intentionally dumping raw sewage into Lake Erie.
The legislation comes amid reports of municipalities dumping millions of gallons of sewage directly into waterways that flow into Lake Erie.
Cross noted other examples include the cities of Sandusky and Port Clinton illegally dumping 80 million gallons of raw sewage, as well as the City of Toledo dumping 100 hours of untreated sewage into the lake waterways.
The press conference will take place at the Ohio Statehouse and will start at 10 Friday morning
It will be livestreamed at: http://ohiochannel.org/live/press-conference