Attorney says the state is taking too long to compensate them for their flooded land
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - A group of 87 landowners downstream from Grand Lake on Thursday filed a motion in the Ohio Supreme Court to hold the state in contempt for failing to compensate them for their flooded land in a timely manner.
The court ruled in December that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources was required to compensate the landowners for their land being flooded by the larger West Bank spillway that opened in 1997. The spillway releases water from Grand Lake into Beaver Creek. [More]
Grain farmers should skip storage and cash in on historically high corn and soybeans prices, a local grain marketing consultant said.
John Leighty, who works for Trupointe Cooperative in Botkins, told farmers at the Mercer County agriculture breakfast meeting Thursday that in a short crop year like this year, prices peak either before or during harvest and decline after. [More]
ST. MARYS - Despite a solid defensive effort by Coldwater, St. Marys scored a trio of goals before Mother Nature ended the game prematurely with the Roughriders earning a 3-0 victory over the Cavaliers.
The match was halted with 21:37 left in the second half when lightning was spotted in the area. After nearly 30 minutes of waiting and with lightning still detected, the game was called official. [More]