MARSEILLES, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's biggest egg producer has agreed to pay a $625,000 fine to settle dozens of pollution and permit complaints dating back to 2003.
Ohio Fresh Eggs also will make environmental improvements over the next two years at its farms in central Ohio.
The settlement announced Thursday by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine still needs final approval by the state.
The deal resolves 71 violations against the company's farms in Licking, Hardin and Wyandot counties.
Some of the violations go back to when the farms were operated by Buckeye Egg Farm.
In 2009, Ohio Fresh Eggs agreed to pay $300,000 for clean water violations from one of its egg farms.