WTOL Editorial: Clyde parents deserve answers

WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon
WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon

Twenty children in the small community of Clyde, Ohio, have been stricken with cancer, and no one seems to know why.

Tragically, two of those children have already died. Many of the others are really sick. The families have asked "What's causing this?" The state and federal officials say "We don't know."

That answer is not good enough! News 11 has been investigating this cancer cluster for two years. Yet it was just this week that the head of the Ohio EPA finally met with the families and said finding answers is now his No. 1 priority.

What took so long?

We need to hold these guys to their commitment to test everything imaginable that could be causing this terrible cancer cluster. These children need hope. These families need answers. The community of Clyde needs to know that this horrible nightmare will end.

News 11 is committed to this story and committed to holding the Ohio EPA director to his word that finding answers will be the State's top priority.