by Eric Sandy
Giving Ohio a bottom-of-the-barrel water quality ranking, the report rips apart the state's 61 Lake Erie beaches. In essence, there's enough E. coli bacteria concentrated throughout the shoreline that serious illness and death are legitimate concerns.
Check out a map of Ohio to get a closer look at particular beaches. Bear in mind, there's hope for the local shoreline to ascend in the coming years, thanks to the Cleveland Metroparks' recent acquisition.