The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Ohio EPA are investigating a state permitted layer hen operation in Darke County after manure-laden runoff from the farm got into Fort Creek and the Wabash River just west of Fort Recovery.
The farm, at 1085 Union City Road, is owned by Mark Lochtefeld and operated by Willie Lochtefeld, information from the Ohio EPA states. The farm reportedly has 186,000 laying hens. [More]
ST. MARYS - A ball-hawking defense set up St. Marys' first two touchdowns and the Roughriders ran out to a 21-0 lead before settling for a 21-8 win over Celina in the Battle of Grand Lake on Friday night at Skip Baughman Stadium.
The Roughriders, now 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in the Western Buckeye League, have now won eight straight in the rivalry and 16 of the last 21 while Celina is 0-2 overall and 0-1 in league play. [More]