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Sat. 2:24pm: Sewer bill may be too much for church

March 2, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has given permission to a Leavittsburg church to install a new sewage treatment system, but whether the small house of prayer can afford to replace its outdated system remains up in the air.

If not, Good Shepherd Community Church pastor Dan Ellis says still on the table is the very real possibility of closing the church's doors and moving parishioners into a nearby garage to worship.

"You can't fight the EPA, you can't, the only thing you can do is be in compliance with them," Ellis said. "It's an uphill climb, very uphill. Do we see a light at the end of the tunnel? Some days it feels that way, some days I just don't know what we are going to do."

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