CITY OF NEWBURGH – The state Department of Health has not provided a “fair and comprehensive response” to the contamination that forced the closure of the city’s main water supply because it has yet to implement a program to test residents’ blood, an environmental group said on Tuesday. Riverkeeper, which has been at the forefront of calls to institute a testing program, raised that and other concerns in written testimony to the state Senate’s 
LIMA — U. S. Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Worthington, participated Tuesday in a roundtable discussion with administrators of St. Rita’s Medical Center and Lima/Allen County officials.
Tiberi, who chairs the House Ways and Means Subcomittee on Health, said the purpose of the visit was to hear the challenges and concerns of local health care professionals.
“When I became health chairman, I realized I should get a better understanding of the challenges Ohio hospitals have,” Tiberi said.