Farmers concerned about NW Ohio flood control plan

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Farmers in northwest Ohio who are upset with a plan being worked out to control flooding along a river met with an Ohio congressman to voice their concerns.

The Courier newspaper ( ) in Findlay reports that about 120 people met with U.S. Rep. Robert Latta last week.

Farmers in the Hancock County area are worried that a plan to divert floodwater away from the city of Findlay will impact their fields.

They'd rather see federal money spent on cleaning up and dredging the river.

Addressing flooding along the river has become a top priority for the county.

Five major floods since 2007 have brought millions of dollars in damage to the cities of Findlay and Ottawa (AH'-toh-wuh).