Updated Fri, Aug 30, 2013 7:34 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' commanding general has visited a Tuscarawas County village where the aging levee protecting it from flooding is in serious need of repairs.
Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick visited Zoar this week and said the trip put the troubled levee on his radar. He was a guest of Rep. Bob Gibbs, a Republican from Lakeville who leads a U.S. House subcommittee with jurisdiction over Bostick's agency.
Bostick says Zoar residents deserve credit for making known the town's concerns "at all levels," including the federal government.
The corps has spent about $4.5 million on the levee in the last few years and is studying options for its future. That could mean repairs, moving the village to higher ground or allowing it to flood.