Buckeye Beat

From championship football to a polar bear taking the internet by storm -- we've got a lot to talk about today. Up first, an update for you on the contaminated water situation in Sebring, Ohio.

Officials say 96% of tap water in the village tested below the required limit for lead. That's good news for residents there after unsafe levels of lead were found in some water samples two weeks ago.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency ordered the village to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked to have their tap water tested. The operators of the small water system have come under fire by the state for not notifying the public for months about the results.

Now, football season may sadly be over, but we've got one last pigskin story for you.

The University of Mount Union in Alliance Ohio won the Division III national championship back in December -- and now, members of congress have announced resolutions congratulating them. Mount Union is known for winning big games. They were undefeated this year and it's the schools 12th national championship since 1983.

Representative Tim Ryan calls the team the "perfect example of what success looks like on and off the football field."

And finally, our favorite polar bear made another internet video that's being shared by people all over the world -- and now she has a name! After a big social media campaign to name the adorable baby polar bear, the votes have been tallied and the results are in. Meet...Nora!

The fuzzy new addition to Ohio’s Columbus Zoo was the subject of an online campaign to name her. Voters chimed in from all around the world, according to the zoo.

But what's in a name? Well, the name Nora is actually a combo of her parents' names: Nanuq and Aurora. No word yet on when the public will get to meet Nora, but we sure hope she keeps making internet videos for us to enjoy.

Instructional Links

Website: Village of Sebring, Ohio


Website Article: United States Environmental Protection Agency, Basic Information about Your Drinking Water


Website Article: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, How Does Lead Get into My Tap Water?


Website: Mount Union University, Football


Website Article & Videos: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Help Name our Polar Bear!


Live Interactive Map: Polar Bears International, Bear Tracker


Website Article: World Wildlife Fund, Polar Bear


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