Data show migration of youth from area not prevalent
By Amy Kronenberger
Some local officials and recent political candidates cited brain drain as an issue for the Grand Lake area; however the 2010 Ohio Census tells another story.
Data show only a small percent of graduates are leaving the area for better jobs, and Mercer County's population dropped minimally - only 0.3 percent since 2000. Census officials project an increase in Mercer County's population for 2020 and 2030. [More