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Army Corps Meets with Ohio Villagers over Levee Problem

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ZOAR, Ohio (AP) -

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public input on possible solutions for an Ohio village where the aging levee protecting it from flooding needs repairs.

A public meeting planned Wednesday night in Zoar comes after the agency announced it wouldn't intentionally flood or relocate the village, which is about 65 miles south of Cleveland. Instead, the Army Corps of Engineers decided to focus on options to shore up the levee for the nearly 200-year-old community in Tuscarawas County.

Floodwaters over the years have led to water seepage under the earthen structure that stretches along the edges of Zoar, and the levee is deteriorating.

The Corps says public input is important to help the agency understand the potential effects of the alternative solutions that are being put forth.

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